We first wrote about Yards almost a year ago and we wrote that about six months after we realised they were well good. Yes, you might think that we like to keep things from you but we actually really like telling you about our favourite new sounds. With two members from two of our favourite bands (The Ghost of a Thousand and Astrohenge), it is not surprising that we like Yards. The good news is that the Brighton/London hardcore quartet have released their second EP and it’s called EP2.
July 5th, 2012
Raz is once again absent (his jetsetter lifestyle means he’s off in Berlin to catch Pearl Jam), so this week Hugh is once again joined by Tom Dare, and this week by another Tom from the Thrash Hits writers roster – Tom Doyle. Yes, he’s the Tom Doyle that Lower In Atlantis threatened at headbutt that time. No, he’s not the Tom Doyle who’s a member of Don Broco.
This week’s topics of conversation include recent gigs by Evile, Decapitated and *shels, but mostly we just talk about the Randy Blythe/manslaughter situation that has gotten most of the metal internet up in arms one way or the other over the last 7 days.
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April 8th, 2012
With all the brouhaha regarding summer outdoor festivals, we somewhat neglected a springtime indoor one that’s taking place on our very doorstep – DesertFest. Today is the third and final day of the first London incarnation of the festival, where more than 50 stoner, doom, spacerock and sludge bands have been giving the foundations of Camden Town a solid shake-up. If – like us – you had to miss this year’s festival, you can at least console yourself with the Spotify Slaylist we’ve made in the festival’s honour.
December 10th, 2011
We’ve shown you what Raz and Hugh’s albums of the year are, but they’re not the only ones responsible for the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011. Oh no. We’ve got a whole load of contributors – writers, photographers, and miscellaneous behind-the-scenes types – that help keep Thrash Hits running smoothly, and the albums they loved the most from 2011 matter just as much as those favoured by the boss men.
December 7th, 2011
The votes are in, the arguments have been settled, and the fights concluded without too much bloodshed – The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011 list is here. We polled all of our writers, photographers, and contributors as to what their favourite records of the year have been, and through a series of complex mathematical formulae, we’ve calculated the 20 albums that have come out on top.
November 16th, 2011
Karma To Burn play in London. We go to see Karma to burn play in London. Karma To Burn are booked to play in Tufnell Park? We still go to Tufnell Park. Especially when Desert Storm, Astrohenge and End Of Level Boss are supporting. Tufnell Park isn’t that tough a sell. Come on.
November 8th, 2011
We like Saviours a lot. Look how excited we got when we discovered they were touring the UK. Exactly. The bonus for us this time was that it wasn’t going to be in a standard metal venue – it was in The Unicorn. It’s the best. We went and got “Saviours Drunk”. (It’s a thing we do when we watch Saviours.)
Thrash Hits presents… The Safety Fire, Astrohenge + Palehorse @ London Old Blue Last – 24 April 2011
March 28th, 2011
After the resounding awesomeness of January’s inaugural Thrash Hits presents…, we’re doing another one. We thought it would never happen but we’re dead pleased that London djent masters The Safety Fire (pictured above) are headlining with instrumental prog metallers, Astrohenge and the super heavy, Palehorse. It’s all happening at London Old Blue Last again on Sunday, 24 April 2011. HOORAY!
THE SAFETY FIRE
Astrohenge + Palehorse
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern St EC2A 3ES
£4/£6 on the door