When we went to Download Festival 2014, we had planned on asking all the bands what they would do if Linkin Park ratted them out to the cops (not sure what we’re talking about? Here’s a link to Sublime With Rome’s version of what happened when they played a festival with Chester Bennington and co at a festival in the USA). However, we got distracted by drinking booze and watching bands and only did a handful. The best of our videos – by far – was when we caught up with our old friends CJ McMahon and Lee Stanton from mighty Australian deathcore monsters Thy Art Is Murder what they would do if Linkin Park grassed them up to the fuzz.
The Thrash Hits Podcast 030: Michael Poulsen & Rob Caggiano of Volbeat (backstage at Download Festival 2013)
July 22nd, 2013
The Thrash Hits Podcast 029: Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul & Kyle Shutt from The Sword on the state of Texas (at Download Festival 2013)
July 16th, 2013
The Thrash Hits Podcast 028: Talking Daggers with The AvD from The Defiled (at Download Festival 2013)
July 11th, 2013
In the second of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we interview The AvD from The Defiled about Daggers, the band’s forthcoming second album. Not that interviewing The AvD about anything is ever simple…..
July 9th, 2013
June 17th, 2013
This is a notice found taped to a temporary wall backstage at Download Festival 2013 for the benefit of any security guards with the temerity to ask Jared Leto or co WTF they’re doing there and whoTF that is they’re taking into their cabin.
July 16th, 2012
Remember last year when we started making noise about SikTh reuniting? And then they went and launched a merch store and an official Facebook page and then….well, nothing? It was kinda frustrating, wasn’t it?
Well, we got tired of waiting for more news on the SikTh reunion, so when we got one of the band’s former frontmen, Mikee Goodman, in front of a camera at Download Festival 2012, we just straight up asked him what on Earth was going on with regards to his former band.
July 12th, 2012
Okay, so this isn’t strictly a new column from James, but we did catch up with Mr Monteith backstage at this year’s Download Festival, where we cajoled him in front of our camera to talk about what really happened with regards to Elliot Coleman, to reminisce about that time he was sick all over Raz’s shoes, and to speculate on how much we’d have to pay him to get him to repeat his journo-vomiting technique over our contributor Tom Dare’s hair.
June 10th, 2012
Lock up your wives, daughters, girlfriends, sisters, grandmothers, and anyone else with an XX chromosome at Download Festival 2012 – Steel Panther are back, and this time they’re on the Main Stage. They also stopped by backstage to give Raz some emergency sex education – check out our video interview to see what we mean…
March 19th, 2012
Sometimes when you go to film a video interview, everything goes wrong. With the case of our interview with Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, everything did. Our camera broke, and refused to film in anything other than black and white. Our microphone broke, forcing us to wing it with an external digital recorder.