There are well over 250 bands performing over the August Bank Holiday weekend in both Reading and Leeds with dozens of comedians and DJs on top. That’s a lot of stuff to see and if you’re going to either site, you’ve only got a limited amount of time to see a maximum of ten or so bands per day. To help you out, here are a few Thrash Hits tips. Thrash Tips? Sorry.
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
November 11th, 2012
Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.
Oh God, did we try.
August 3rd, 2012
The Union of Crowns
13 July 2012
by Jon Kerr
Just as the metalcore has really started to show itself up as becoming passé, Bury Tomorrow have come along with The Union of Crowns – a record which takes the unification of England and Scotland as its concept. It’s a bold idea from these new flag bearers of British proponents of the genre, but musically is there anything truly innovative in between all the genre’s usual cliches and hallmarks?
June 1st, 2012
Hevy Festival have added another 24 bands to their 2012 bill, including the winners of this year’s Redbull Bedroom Jam competition. They’ve also announced the provisional day splits for the bands they’ve announced so far, which give an indication of how many more bands the festival plans on announcing before it all kicks off at the start of August.
April 30th, 2012
Thrash Hits verdict: People often claim that we’re elitist dickbags here at Thrash Hits. That’s kind of true – after all, life’s too short to listen to average music, let alone bad music. If being “elitish dickbags” means we listen to less bad and average music, so much the better. However, we are trying to cover all sides of the heavy music spectrum here at Thrash Hits, so when someone dropped us an email about rising UK metalcore types, With One Last Breath, we took it upon ourselves to look past their range of youthful fringes and colourful t-shirt collections and actually listen to their music. And you know what? Even us elitist dickbags need to lighten up every now and again.