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Album: Trivium – Vengeance Falls

September 20th, 2013

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Vengeance Falls
Roadrunner Records
14 October 2013

by Raz

Of the big four metal bands of the modern era (Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, and Trivium) it is Trivium who are the most worthy. They don’t have the cheesy emptiness of the Welshmen, they’ve stopped ripping off Metallica quite as blatantly as Avenged Sevenfold are doing now and they’re not political knuckle-draggers like Five Finger Death Punch.

Basically, as fashionable as it is to suggest that none of them are metal enough to be spoken of in the same breath as the likes of Metallica and Pantera, Trivium, by simply being a bunch of metallers playing metal for metallers, have got the least to dislike about them. By a long way.

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Interview: Michael ‘Padge’ Paget from Bullet For My Valentine

February 14th, 2013

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Hey! It’s Valentine’s Day? Is that a rubbish enough segue into a Bullet For My Valentine interview? Probably not. Oh well. As regular readers of Thrash Hits know, Bullet For My Valentine are most definitely a band we have opinions (fast forward to 33mins 13 secs…) that sometimes get us in to a bit of trouble with them. So when Nick Hagan emailed us late last year telling us that he had some time interviewing Michael “Padge” Paget from thet band (that’s him lurking behind Matt Tuck above and looking like he might bite your throat out), we said “yeah, okay,” with all the enthusiasm that two-word response implies.

That said, we do wonder what Padge would say to us now after we published Raz’s drunken 6/6 (ahem) review of Temper Temper….

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Album: Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper

February 4th, 2013

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Bullet For My Valentine
Temper Temper
Sony Music
11 February 2013

by Raziq Rauf

Something occurred to me whilst hearing ‘Temper Temper’ on Radio 1 whilst lying in bed. I thought the title track to the Welsh quartet’s fourth album was a fucking abomination. Causing short circuits in my brain, however, was the fact I also genuinely enjoy going to see this band live. This handy combination of first-hand knowledge of my past actions coupled with my instant reaction to their shitty song on the radio could mean only one thing: I only enjoy Bullet For My Valentine when I’m drunk.

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.6: Thrash Hits invades the Radio 1 Review Show

December 20th, 2012

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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.

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Thrash Hits invades the Radio 1 Review Show

October 24th, 2012

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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.

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Let’s read between the lines of Bring Me The Horizon moving to a major label, shall we?

August 8th, 2012

Just over a week ago, Bring Me The Horizon announced they’d moved to a major label? Big deal, or so what? Or both? Hugh Platt is here to mouth off.

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So Bring Me The Horizon have moved from the relative smallness of independent UK label, Visible Noise, the relative gigantism of the multinational Sony Music Entertainment, by way of the major’s RCA Records subsidiary. RCA, of course, has been the past and present home to everyone from Justin Timberlake and The Strokes, to Mike Posner (aka the pop guy featured on Warped Tour’s No Room For Rockstars documentary) and perennial Thrash Hits not-really-metal-but-we-still-loved-them-mob The Cooper Temple Clause, and now Oli Sykes and co. are also calling it home. But so what right? Band moves label. Big frickin’ deal! Right? Right?

Wrong.

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

March 12th, 2012

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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.

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Download Festival 2011: Bullet For My Valentine @ Main Stage – Sunday, 12 June 2011

June 13th, 2011

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If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that Matt Tuck and Fire are not the same person. You know when someone asks, “Well, have you ever seen Matt Tuck and Fire in the same room? Well? Have you?” You can definitely say that Matt Tuck and Fire have been seen together onstage. All the fucking time. Good one, Bullet.

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Future Hits 065: Revoker

November 3rd, 2010

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From: Rhymney Valley, Wales, UK
Lazy equation: (Pantera x Bullet For My Valentine) + White Zombie
Website: MySpace.com/RevokerUK

Thrash Hits verdict: With crunching, almost industrial guitars and vocals which swerve between Phil Anselmo’s snarl and Matt Tuck’s Welsh-inflected yelps, Revoker remain resolutely metal, but show that they’ve definitely got enough about them to challenge for the top. Signing to Roadrunner Records so early on in their career can only help them become massive. We had a chat to singer/guitarist Jamie Mathias…

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