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Sunday Slaylist: The return of Nine Inch Nails

March 3rd, 2013

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We’re not sure why so many people were surprised when Trent Reznor announced at the start of the week that Nine Inch Nails would be going back out on the road to play some shows over the next two years. Reznor has always said that Nine Inch Nails would return, and it’s been four long years since the band last played together – a return to the music that is Reznor down to his blood-and-bones seems natural at this point.

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.8: Tom Dare mouths off about Nightwish spliting with Anette Olzon

December 27th, 2012

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One thing we’ve tried to do in 2012 is post a few more long-form articles, stripping away the webhit-harvesting buzzword nonsense from heavy metal’s burning issues, and concentrating on the the bigger picture that other sites are missing in amongst the hullabaloo. One such article was Tom Dare’s analysis of why Nightwish parting ways with Anette Olzon – the band’s lead vocalist since 2007 – wasn’t perhaps necessarily as big of a deal as some fans thought.

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Watch the final two parts of Vice’s ‘One Man Metal’ documentary

November 10th, 2012

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Got nothing on this weekend? Not at Warped Tour London because your music tastes are more along the lines of guys-lurking-about-in-their-basement-making-hell-noise rather than dayglo-big-fringed-pop-punk-muppets? Well, good news! The second and third parts of Vice’s much, much, much delayed One Man Metal documentary series are now online.

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Why Nightwish spliting with Anette Olzon is a bigger deal than you think

October 2nd, 2012

​Thrash Hits’ ​Tom Dare​ loves Nightwish. He’s barely put his memories of the Tarja Turunen era behind him and they’ve gone and shed Anette Olzon. Here’s what he made of it after he stopped crying.

Nightwish promo photo 2011 Anette Olzon Thrash Hits

Nightwish have parted ways with singer Anette Olzon. While parts of the the UK is sniggering in adolescent fashion at the very mention of these Finns, and large swathes America is looking over the water, scratching it’s head and asking “Who?”, in Europe, this is bloody huge news.

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Watch the first episode of Jesse Hughes’ Black Sabbath pilgrimage for Vice’s ‘On The Road’ series

September 27th, 2012

Bill Ward and Jesse Hughes Vice Marshall On The Road Thrash Hits

Last week we told you about Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road was about Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal investigating the dark history of Black Sabbath and the very roots of heavy metal – well, today’s the day that the first episode makes its way online. You can (and should) check it out after the jump.

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Vice’s ‘On The Road’ series returns for season 3: Jesse Hughes and his Black Sabbath pilgrimage

September 21st, 2012

Marshall Vice On The Road Series 3 Black Sabbath Thrash Hits

We’ve told you about Vice/Marshall’s On The Road series and why you need it in your life before – well, it’s back for a third series, and this time Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal is going back to the very roots of heavy metal and heading out on a pilgrimage to uncover the dirty roots of the band that arguably started it all: Black Sabbath.

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Vice have just started showing a serialisation of their excellent documentary, Heavy Metal In Baghdad. If you’ve not seen it before, now’s your chance.

February 13th, 2012

Heavy Metal In Baghdad Vice Thrash Hits

No doubt more than a fair few of you are already familiar with Heavy Metal In Baghdad, the superb documentary by Vice Films, which tracks the existence of Acrassicauda, Baghdad’s only active metal band during, and in the immediate aftermath of, the invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein. If you’re one of the poor souls who hasn’t yet checked out this vital documentary, Vice are now showing the entire documentary in serialised format over on their website.

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