It seems we’ve become the go-to heavy metal guys for the BBC Radio 1 Review Show. That’s kind of cool, isn’t it? We think we can get away with saying that as we’ve been asked back for the fifth time tonight, where our Deputy Editor Hugh Platt will join host Edith Bowman and fellow guest Angel Haze in talking about a whole load of fresh new music. You can listen in online using your web browser, via your digital TV (it’s on Freeview channel 700, or thereabouts) or by tuning your old fashioned analogue radio to 97-99FM at 9pm GMT. If you want to join in, just tweet in using the hashtag #r1review and give Hugh some encouragement/abuse. We’re happy with either.
August 20th, 2013
It’s Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend. You knew that, right? Well, it’s that fact as to why the BBC Radio 1 Review Show are having a festival special this evening, and they’ve only gone and invited us back on to mouth off about a whole load of new tracks from the bands playing at the festivals this year. Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, is back on as a guest of Edith Bowman alongside Mallory Knox’s Sam Douglas – tune your radio (or more likely, your web browser) in to Radio 1 at 9pm BST to hear his mouth flapping and his opinions leak out all over the airwaves.
June 11th, 2013
BBC Radio 1 are currently in the middle of another week of Radio 1 Rocks, where the station celebrates rock with a week of special programming. That means they’re also having another rock edition of their BBC Radio 1 Review Show, and once again they asked Thrash Hits to step up and act as one of their guest pundits.
April 23rd, 2013
If you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter (err…why not?), then this might’ve passed you by: tonight our Editor, Raziq Rauf, was one of the guests on the BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, where he was one of the pundits joining Edith Bowman to talk about a whole loads of brand new tracks, including one the title-track from The Dillinger Escape Plan’s forthcoming album, One Of Us Is The Killer, as chosen by Raz himself.
December 20th, 2012
2012 was the year we went legit. Well, not really, but it was the year that we got to pull out Ron Burgandy’s “I’m kind of a big deal” attitude as BBC Radio 1 called us up and asked if we wanted to take part in the Radio 1 Review Show. Y’know – sharing our expert opinion on rock music and all that for an hour on national radio. Well, it was the Radio 1 Week of Rock, after all.
October 24th, 2012
In case you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter, then this might’ve passed you by: last night our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, spouting off about new tracks from Mallory Knox, Gnarwolves, Bullet For My Valentine, and his personal pick – Converge. Why did Edith Bowman invite us in as pundits? Well, it’s all down to Radio 1 Rocks – nearly a week of special programming where the UK’s flagship music broadcaster recognises that there are plenty of us out there who like our music LOUDER and HEAVIER than the average listener.
October 22nd, 2012
House of Gold & Bones – Part 1
22 October 2012
by Raziq Rauf
This fourth Stone Sour album was described by frontman Corey Taylor, during its recording, as a cross between Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Alice in Chains’ Dirt. So it’s perhaps needless to say that it has a lot to live up to.
September 18th, 2012
Devil Sold His Soul
Empire of Light
Small Town Records
17 September 2012
by Raziq Rauf
It feels like Devil Sold His Soul have been around forever – they formed back in 2004 – but Empire of Light is only the London band’s third album. And it shows that the sextet hasn’t lost the desire to stop creating something new.
Picking up from where they left off with 2010’s Blessed & Cursed (via a slight line-up alteration), they have released another hour-long collection of atmospheric hardcore. If they learned how to control the chaos on said last record, this album sees DSHS use their skills to even greater effect.
August 7th, 2012
For the second time in a week, we’re devastated to hear of the early passing of a light of the scene. The news was released today that James McLaren, music journalist and steadfast supporter of the Welsh rock and metal scenes, died in a road crash on Monday morning. He was just 34 years old.