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Album: Rival Sons – Head Down

August 7th, 2012

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Rival Sons
Head Down
Earache Records
17 September 2012

by David Keevill

Bands who rely on retrospection as the main thrust to their music often sound tired, contrived and all out-of-ideas. There is a certain charm to recycling and incorporating a sound into your own musical framework, but overuse it and you betray any chance at your own invention. Yet whilst bands might throw a flirty wink to Led Zeppelin, or snaffle a couple of riffs off Black Sabbath, there are only a few like Rival Sons who can transport you back forty years and still manage not to be a museum piece.

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Zakk Wylde fired by Ozzy – finds out through Twitter

July 11th, 2009

Zakk Wylde fired Ozzy Osbourne Thrash Hits

I don’t know….you wake up all bleary-eyed from a night out on the sauce, only to find out that while you were sinking beers with your buds in some Soho whiskey pit, Ozzy Osbourne has only gone and fired Zakk Wylde from his band. Why did no-one tell us about this?

Actually, it turns out nobody thought to tell Zakk Wylde about it either. OUCH.

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Hard Rock Hell II lineup finalised

July 2nd, 2008

Cancer Bats Hard Rock Hell Thrash Hits

The lineup for the second annual Hard Rock Hell, niftily sub-titled “The Dragon’s Ball”, has been finalised and it has shaped up magnificently.

The 48-hour maelstrom of rock and metal at the UK’s will take place on 5-7 December 2008 at the only rock ‘n’ roll bootcamp, located at Pontin’s, Prestatyn Sands in North Wales.

There are few things more fun that hard rocking whilst hard boozing in a Pontin’s – especially when you don’t need to worry about your parents finding out. We know this from last year’s inaugural and hugely successful HRH.

While we have the mighty Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy headlining the Classic Rock Stage, there are some very exciting developments on the Radio 1/Metal Hammer Stage as the Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter curates.

Carter is going to showcase some Thrash Hits .com favourites from the emerging rock scene including sets from Canadian rising stars Cancer Bats as well as Brighton heavyweights Johnny Truant and the mighty The Ghost Of A Thousand.

Tickets, including entry to the festival, accommodation and car parking, start from as little as £90 if you are prepared to share (destroy) a chalet with six other headbanging buddies. Find out more at HardRockHell.com.

Hard Rock Hell II Lineup:

Friday 5th Dec

Classic Rock Stage
Thin Lizzy
Budgie
Glyder
Benedictum
Doro
Tigertailz

Radio 1/Metal Hammer Stage:
Cancer Bats
Johnny Truant
The Ghost of a Thousand
Textures
The Plight
Cry for Silence
Hexes

Young Blood Stage:
Big Linda
Attica Rage
TBC

Saturday 6th Dec

Classic Rock Stage:
Black Label Society
Clutch
Wildhearts
Hawkwind
Orange Goblin
Viking Skull
Logan
Pilgrim Fathers

Born Again Stage:
Spit Like This
Praying Mantis
Pride Tiger (UK Debut)
Tygers of Pan Tang
Waysted

Porshamar Stage:
Battlelore
Korpiklaani
Alestorm
Outcry Fire
Ravenscreed
This is Menace
Powerquest
Firewind
Blitzkrieg

Clive Aid Stage:
Beholder
Hecate Enthroned
Million$ Reloaded
Pig Iron
Tokyo Dragons
Warrior Soul
Chariot

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