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Thrash Hits’ Biggest Surprises of 2013

December 12th, 2013

2013 thrash hits biggest surprise of the year

One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…

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Album: Dark Tranquillity – We Are The Void

February 8th, 2010

Dark Tranquillity
We Are The Void
Century Media
1 March 2010

by Tom Dare

Of the Gothenburg pioneers of melodic death metal, Dark Tranquillity have arguably been the most faithful and consistent, remaining fairly true to the original style and releasing several fine albums this decade, Character being of particular note. Their latest release, We Are The Void, represents something of a departure however. While this may anger loyalists and alienate some fans, it has resulted in one of the best albums of their career.

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2008 into 2009: Omnium Gatherum

December 13th, 2008

Markus Vanhala from the self-proclaimed, “Finnish melodic death kings of metal”, Omnium Gatherum, is giving us some jibberjabber. We bloody love Finnish people. Perkele! Yksi olut! Kiitos! Other Finnish words!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
There were lots of highlights in our career in 2008 as Omnium Gatherum released our best work to date, the fourth album, The Redshift, which I’m still proud of and after already many months so that’s somethin’ new, haha. The album went Top 30 in Finland which was cool indeed and we also did great tours with Dark Tranquillity in UK and with Nile and Grave in Europe and a lots of good Finnish headlining gigs. Happy days, memorial nights and hangöveric [We don’t know why there’s an umlaut there either – Ed] mornings!

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