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Photos + Live: Hellfire Festival @ London Islington Academy – 22 February 2009

March 3rd, 2009

Exit Ten Remember The Day Thrash Hits Ryan Redman Steele

When it came to the second full day of the first ever Hellfire Festival, Thrash Hits was looking forward to hour upon hour of the cream of young British metal talent tearing up North London like an runaway JCB. Instead we got something more akin to a out-of-control Mini Cooper – sure, at times it felt dangerous, but at times it felt as dangerous as an episode of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

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Photos + Live: All That Remains / The Haunted @ London Islington Academy – 24 January 2009

January 27th, 2009

All That Remains Press Photo Thrash Hits

London has lacked metal this January the way it’s lacked sunshine. The endlessly grey and pigshit-miserable drizzle was matched by a gig calendar bereft any head-banging, horn-throwing metal action. Which is why the Islington Academy tonight is packed tighter than a nun’s naughty bits for the first true heavy hitters the capital’s seen in 2009. The foul weather alone wasn’t about to stop a legion of grizzly metalheads from packing out this North London concrete shoebox.

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