By now you’ve read the one list that really matters – the Thrash Hits Top 10 Albums of 2014 – but now we’re giving you the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the minds that created it. Here are the unedited, unspoiled and unsullied opinions that we crunched together to distill our Top 10. We asked our contributors to tell us what their personal Top 10 records of the last 12 months were, and to justify their top choice to us.
every time i die
August 11th, 2014
There are over 200 artists performing at Reading Festival. Assuming you’re not one of those pricks that goes to a festival just to see the headliners, that’s a hell of a lot of bands you don’t (yet) give a shit about to trawl through in the hope of finding your new love. Plus, you’ve got a job, pubs exist and you don’t even have a tent yet, so time is in short supply. That’s why we exist. We’re here to make sure that you don’t settle on wandering around in a field, blindly hoping to stumble upon greatness but settling on Deaf Havana or, even worse… Mallory Knox. Here are our top tips. Some are new bands and others are just great. Also, there are 12.
December 13th, 2012
Well, it’s all been leading to this. The votes are in, the results have been tabulated, calculated, and any other kind of mathematically something-lated you can think of. This is the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012.
December 12th, 2012
Photos: Every Time I Die, Stray From The Path + Last Witness @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 30 October 2012
November 2nd, 2012
These photos of Every Time I Die (by our man in the midlands, Gobinder Jhitta) on the Wolverhampton date of their UK tour, are almost enough inspiration for us to resurrect our long-dead and entirely-not-serious Beard Of The Week column. Just look how majestic Keith Buckley’s beard is. JUST LOOK AT IT.
September 17th, 2012
In addition to those sweet as you like on-stage photos of Cancer Bats’ Main Stage triumph we showed you last weekend, our man Gobinder Jhitta took a shedload of photos at this year’s Leeds Festival. We basically gave him free rein to go shoot whatever and whoever he wanted, and he didn’t let us down – pretty much every band we ranted and/or raved about in our post-Reading & Leeds Festival podcast is featured in his gallery, which you can check out after the jump.
September 6th, 2012
With Reading and Leeds Festivals over and done with, the UK summer festival season is officially over. Well, it’s over as far as we’re concerned. This week, Raz and Hugh look back on their highlughts and lowlights from Reading and Leeds respectively, as well as taking a look at this week’s top news stories: the new album announcement from Deftones, and Sylosis bunking off from a European tour with Devin Townsend and Fear Factory to go gallivanting around the USA supporting Lamb of God.
August 22nd, 2012
If you’re going to Reading or Leeds Festival this weekend and you’re on Thrash Hits, you don’t need us to recommend you Foo Fighters, Paramore and Bullet For My Valentine. You’ve already made up your mind on what side of the Enter Shikari fence you’re on but here are six bands you really ought to see.
June 29th, 2012
Raz is back in “the studio” for this week’s podcast, where he joins Hugh in looking back at the best albums of 2012 so far. There’ll be bands you’ve heard of, bands you’ve never heard of, and bands you’ve criminally under-rated up until now because they had stupid names. We’ve got the lot.
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June 12th, 2012
Every Time I Die are one of the greatest bands around. They are prolific tweeters. Not only is the band twitter very active but singer Keith Buckley, guitarists Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams, drummer Ryan Leger AND former bassist Josh Newton all do regular tweetery.
Basically, they came up with a phrase that encapsulated the most awesome tweets in the world. You know. Stuff like, “I’m eating an apple.” Stuff like, “My car has a flat tyre.” Stuff like, “I’m having a heart attack LOL.” They call it #shinfo. Because it’s shit info. It’s like Brangelina.
Now, 642-shop strong teen fashion retail chain Hot Topic have used the word ‘SHINFO’ on a rubber bracelet. That could be seen as theft of intellectual property.