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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2013

July 14th, 2013

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In just four weeks time, arguably the “most metal” (whatever that means) of the UK summer festival season takes place: Bloodstock Open Air. To get ourselves in the mood for a weekend of wearing denim vests and drinking mead out of horn, we’ve put together a gigantic Sunday Spotify Slaylist, featuring the best of this year’s line-up.

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Download Festival 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

June 28th, 2012

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It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.

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Live: Machine Head + Bring Me The Horizon @ London Wembley Arena – 03 December 2011

December 13th, 2011

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These are certainly exciting times for Machine Head. They managed to follow up The Blackening with an equally stunning record, which penetrated many lists as a highlight of heavy metal in 2011 including our very own Thrash Hits Top 20. Tonight they play Wembley Arena, not as second fiddle to the likes of Metallica or Slipknot, but as headliners in their own right. Hopefully…

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Is this Coal Chamber reunion a sign that we should all just give up?

September 29th, 2011

Earlier this week it transpired that Coal Chamber were reforming to play some reunion shows. It turns out Hugh Platt has an interesting angle on why this is so much bullsh*t.

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Back before Thrash Hits existed, I sometimes moonlighted as an occasional crew member for a low-budget (and now defunct) music TV channel. I mainly helped out on location shoots – generally as a grip, occasionally as a soundman, and more often than not just as a general fixer. Back in late 2007, when DevilDriver were headlining the Islington Academy, we rolled up a few hours before the doors opened, ostensibly to shoot a few interview pieces with Dez Fafara, which is how the issue of Coal Chamber came up.

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Album: DevilDriver – Beast

February 21st, 2011

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DevilDriver
Beast
Roadrunner Records
21 February 2010

by Tom Gibbons

There can’t be many metallers who completely disapprove of DevilDriver – apart from the obvious Coal Chamber thing, it’s difficult to be cynical about Dez Fafara’s band. For almost 10 years DevilDriver have worked hard to set up their own groovy little corner in the metal market – a formidable live band with more than a few legendary circle pits to speak of – and more than a few people are rootin’ for them to make the next step following the release of their latest album, Beast.

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Future Hits 074: Collapse

February 7th, 2011

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Collapse
From: London, UK
Lazy Equation: Machine Head x The Haunted + Lamb Of God
URLs: collapse.co // Myspace.com/collapseengland

Thrash Hits Verdict:
For a band so early in their career, Collapse have already defined the key elements to their sound – fusing the gallop of European melodic death with the down-tuned riffage of Bay Area thrash. Having packed out and torn apart the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock 2010, Collapse have all the potential to become one of the rising stars of the British metal scene.

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It’s Metal Mark’s birthday today so you should read this month’s blog from him

March 16th, 2010

It really is Metal Mark‘s birthday today. He’s at work today and he’s getting drunk tonight. He’s at work tomorrow as well. It’s what he does. This is why you really ought to read about his Heavy Metal life.

Hola Metal Friends! So February is the shortest month of the year, yet in Atlanta this year, it was packed full of shows each week. I literally only had two days where I wasn’t at a show, editing, at a party, drinking until the room was spinning, or working. As tired as I am, it was a great month for metal fans here and this is my report….. from what I can remember.

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