Thrash Hits

bill

Refused, Gallows and Kids In Glass Houses among 13 new bands named for Download

April 1st, 2012

Refused promo photo 2012 Thrash Hits

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the first Download Festival announcement following the cancellation of their chief 2012 rival has at least one major coup picked from Sonisphere’s carcass – Refused are now going to be making their only UK festival appearance of 2012 at Download Festival. They’re just one of the thirteen new acts that the festival announced today.

[Read more →]

Bloodstock Open Air confirms four more acts for 2012 and hints at identity of third headliner

March 13th, 2012

Bloodstock 2012 Thrash Hits

Bloodstock Open Air have confirmed another four names for their 2012 bill –  Dio Disciples – the band consisting of various ex-members of Ronnie James Dio’s backing band, along with a clutch of guest vocalists that includes Tim “I was in Judas Priest and Iced Earth” Owens – join the bill (aptly enough) on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Pythia, Primitai and Crimes of Passion have all been added to the Sophie Lancaster stage. So far, so-so, right?

Well, what’s more interesting is the information Bloodstock have released about their third – and as yet unnamed – third main stage headliner.

[Read more →]

Reading & Leeds Festivals confirm Foo Fighters, Paramore, and Bullet For My Valentine among first 41 acts announced for 2012

March 12th, 2012

Foo Fighters 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Festival Republic have tonight officially confirmed the first batch of 41 names playing their flagship festivals – Reading & Leeds Festivals. Although their arguably the UK’s biggest festivals taking place in 2012 (since Glastonbury is taking a year off), admittedly most of these names will be of little or no interest to the majority of our readers here at Thrash Hits, but there are a few heavier highlights in among the indie-fodder.

[Read more →]

Kvelertak, Crowbar, and Electric Wizard among the 11 new names announced by Sonisphere Festival for Knebworth

March 6th, 2012

kvelertak band promo photo 2010 thrash hits

Sonisphere Festival have confirmed 11 new bands for their Knebworth bill this July. Heading up this new announcement are Kvelertak, Crowbar, and Electric Wizard, and along with the rest of the new additions to the line-up, brings the total number of bands announced for Sonsphere UK this Summer up to a total of 34.

[Read more →]

Download Festival announces 22 more bands for 2012

February 29th, 2012

If you get up very early in the morning, you’ll have spotted that Download Festival‘s head promoter, Andy Copping, announced another 22 bands for this year’s festival via his Twitter account this morning. And as you’d expect from such a large announcement, it’s a mix of old and new, big and small, and awesome and just plain awful.

[Read more →]

Lock Up and Chthonic among 8 new bands announced for Bloodstock Open Air 2012

February 23rd, 2012

Lock Up promo photo Thrash Hits

Bloodstock Open Air have confirmed another eight names for their 2012 bill – Lock Up and Chthonic for the Ronnie James Dio (aka Main) stage, and Alcest, Winterfylleth, Demonic Resurrection, Headcharger, Eastern Front and Ancient Ascendant as those named for the Sophie Lancaster (aka Second) stage.

[Read more →]

Keep up with Thrash Hits. Click like and follow.
X