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Metallica! Family! The Hetfields get photobombed by The Rock

April 29th, 2013

It may have just been last June when James Hetfield stood in front of 80,000 people at Download Festival 2012 and called out to his Metallica family over and over, but here’s a photo of James Hetfield with his Hetfield family.

james hetfield family journey 2 premiere hollywood 2012

It’s over a year old, having been taken at the Hollywood premiere for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but the accidental photobomb by The Rock is just exceptional.

Also: Cute family, Jaymz.

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.5: Breaking down the real reasons behind the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split

December 20th, 2012

Black Sabbath Bill Ward Is Out promo photo Thrash Hits

Our analysis of the real (i.e., financial) reasons for the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split is another article you can file in the Thrash Hits no-one-else-could-publish-this folder. Most websites don’t have the stones to analyse anything deeper than 200 words, and no music magazine was going to seriously tackle this topic – after all, why sacrifice their chances of securing a coveted Black Sabbath cover feature just for the sake of some trouble-making?

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Thrash Hits TV: Mikee Goodman talks about the SikTh reunion….

July 16th, 2012

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Remember last year when we started making noise about SikTh reuniting? And then they went and launched a merch store and an official Facebook page and then….well, nothing? It was kinda frustrating, wasn’t it?

Well, we got tired of waiting for more news on the SikTh reunion, so when we got one of the band’s former frontmen, Mikee Goodman, in front of a camera at Download Festival 2012, we just straight up asked him what on Earth was going on with regards to his former band.

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PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #7 – Download Festival 2012

July 12th, 2012

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Okay, so this isn’t strictly a new column from James, but we did catch up with Mr Monteith backstage at this year’s Download Festival, where we cajoled him in front of our camera to talk about what really happened with regards to Elliot Coleman, to reminisce about that time he was sick all over Raz’s shoes, and to speculate on how much we’d have to pay him to get him to repeat his journo-vomiting technique over our contributor Tom Dare’s hair. 

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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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The Thrash Hits Podcast 002: Download Festival 2012 Reviewed

June 15th, 2012

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Yep, it’s back – it’s time for episode 002 of the Thrash Hits podcast. We would’ve had it up yesterday, but iTunes was breaking our balls. This week Thrash Hits’ editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt, review the Download Festival 2012 line-up, discuss which bands fluffed it on the main stage, and sees Raz keep interrupting Hugh’s moaning with his bad James Hetfield impression.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 002: Download Festival 2012 Reviewed

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Download Festival 2012: We Are The Ocean @ Zippo Encore – Sunday, 10 June 2012

June 12th, 2012

We Are The Ocean Download 2012 Thrash Hits

We Are The Ocean split with their scream-ier vocalist, Dan Brown, on the eve of this year’s Download Festival. We’re not 100% convinced that the Dan-less WATO will be able to carry the band’s older material quite so well with just Liam Cromby on vocals, but Download Festival was as good a place as any for them to start finding out if they can. [Read more →]

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