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We forgot to tell you to go watch Xibalba before their tour started, but hey, it’s not finished yet.

June 19th, 2012

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We really should pay more attention to our email inbox. Okay, well, possibly not – there are 2000+ unread emails in there already, but when someone emailed us about Xibalba, well, we really should’ve gotten on it ASAP. Because we just listened to the Californian death metal/hardcore mob’s forthcoming second album during our lunchbreak, and it almost made us wee with excitement.

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TOUR DIARY! History Of The Hawk hit Europe #2

May 19th, 2012

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Here’s the second part of History Of The Hawk‘s European tour diary. Singer, Nathan Coyle promised and delivered photos of cool buildings and food, so it’s just like Instagram. (You can follow ThrashHits on Instagram, by the way.) In Part 1 we saw some cool bread in Budapest. This time there are Romanian window cleaners, flat tyres and gypsy curses. Life on the road, eh??

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TOUR DIARY! History Of The Hawk hit Europe #1

May 3rd, 2012

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Here’s the first part of History Of The Hawk‘s European tour diary. Singer, Nathan Coyle has promised photos of what they’ve eaten, so it’ll be just like Instagram. (You can follow ThrashHits on Instagram, by the way.) In Part 1 we follow the Stourbridge quintet from Manchester to the Mainland where they do… some slightly homo-erotic stuff and then play gigs. Cool.

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Viking Metal and Christianity: A Most Misunderstood Relationship

March 8th, 2012

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David Keevill studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge. That means he knows his stuff when it comes to actual, really-real Vikings. Since both we and he are pedantic sorts, we browbeat him into writing an explanation as to on why anti-Christian imagery in Viking Metal is a horrible anachronism. Yeah, serious intellectual stuff! Bet you weren’t expecting that on Thrash Hits, right?

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Bastions’ FIRST EVER European tour kicks off tonight. Don’t say we didn’t warn you….

March 1st, 2012

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Remember Bastions? That band that we’ve told you about many, many times before, the band who we’ve urged you again and again to make the effort to go and see play live, ASA-‘effing-P? Well tonight they’re kicking off their first ever European tour. No longer are we urging just our British readers to get off their arses to go check out one of the best new British bands in years. Oh no. Now we’re urging the whole of bloody Europe to do so.

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Live: Europe @ London Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 19 February 2011

February 23rd, 2011

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When we interviewed Joey Tempest last month, he gave us the exclusive news that Europe would be filming their upcoming London date for a DVD release. What a bloody nice bloke. Though he wouldn’t give us the name of the magical moisturiser he uses to look so young and fed us some Robert Johnson horseshit about doing a deal with the devil. We’ll find out Joey, don’t you worry…

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Interview: Joey Tempest of Europe on playing to death metal fans, a new album and the secret to his smooth skin

February 8th, 2011

If you think that ‘The Final Countdown’ is the only thing Europe are famous for then you really ought to just get out. Alternatively, you could read Amit Sharma‘s in depth interview with smooth-skinned frontman, Joey Tempest.

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It’s great to see Europe have grown from strength to strength since reforming in 2003. What has been your highlight so far from the ‘Last Look At Eden’ tour?

“Well Last Look At Eden has been one of those albums that’s connected well with so many people and we’ve done about 100 shows now. There’s been so many but the Sonisphere and iTunes Festivals were both very special for us because we grew up listening to a lot of British music. Touring here is always amazing and there’s a strong connection whenever we play in the UK, so we are coming back for the ‘Balls N Banners’ tour and hopefully again in 2012.”

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