Today we welcome Gavin Lloyd back for his column on pop-punk, nu-metal, metalcore, and anything other microgenre you were into as a teenager that you’re secretly not nearly as embarrassed about as you like to make out you are on social media.
January 14th, 2014
By pretty much any metric we care to think about, 2013 was a great year for Thrash Hits. If we look over the raw numbers, it was our most successful year ever, with more people reading the site, more people coming back to the site, and more people sticking around and actually reading our stuff than ever before. Seeing how every other website these days seems to be degenerating to nothing more than clickbait listicles with “You won’t believe…”-style headlines, we think that last point is of particular importance.
Before we really get our teeth into 2014, we thought we’d make our holiday slacking last another couple of days by looking back at the content from the last twelve months that helped make it our best ever year. First up: our top 6 opinion pieces.
December 6th, 2013
When the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up was announced and Blink 182 were the first headliners to be unveiled, a lot of people were grateful that it was a rock-oriented band even if they are a reformed dinosaur rather than anything fresh. Tomas Doyle, however, didn’t take any positives from it at all and so he mounted his soapbox once again…
I fucking hate Blink 182. “Oh how can you hate Blink 182, Tom? They’re a really big and important band and that.” First things first, loads of stuff is big, that doesn’t make it important. Michael McIntyre is big but at an artistic level he is colossally unimportant and colossally unfunny – just like Blink 182.
November 19th, 2009
Ship To Shore
Let’s Not Get Caught
Broken Night Records
17 November 2009
by Ben Goulder
When members of beatdown pop-punker, Bradley Arise, joined forces with Andy Boswell from the now-split melodic hardcore band The Legacy, it was inevitable the outcome would be the melodic pop-punk of Ship To Shore‘s debut EP, Let’s Not Get Caught.
May 4th, 2009
Heavy music on these fair isles is as strong as it’s ever been. That’s why we’ve caught up with Bristol’s freshest charges, Evita. We had a chat to guitarist, Daniel Cranney about naming a metal band after a film with Madonna in it.
From: Bristol, UK
Sounds like: As I Lay Dying, Black Dahlia Murder, other heavy metalcore bands
February 13th, 2009
February 9th, 2009
February 7th, 2009
A Day To Remember
02 February 2009
by Mischa Pearlman
“It’s not easy making a name for yourself.” So states the opening line of ‘The Downfall Of Us All’, the first song on A Day To Remember’s second album. Of course, it helps a little if you record a rocked-up version of a massively popular song (in their case, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’) and inject it into general public’s consciousness.
September 20th, 2008
The Learjet was travelling from Columbia, South Carolina when it crashed in the same state, killing four people and injuring two.
Also travelling in the private jet was Adam ‘DJ AM‘ Goldstein – a current collaborator with Barker. Both have been taken to a burns centre in Augustus, Georgia.
May 22nd, 2006
Angels And Airwaves
We Don’t Need To Whisper
22 May 2006
by Raziq Rauf
So, the UFO-obsessed Tom DeLonge has sold 20 million albums or whatever as chief songwriter of the much-maligned Blink 182 but now he’s had a big quarrel with the others he has to start a new band. Ouch. Now what?