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Fleshgod Apocalypse

Album: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth

August 1st, 2013

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Fleshgod Apocalypse
Nuclear Blast
19 August 2013

by David Keevill

With Fleshgod Apocalypse’s last studio album, The Agony, you had to be prepared to sit down and give it the attention and diligence it demanded; it was a punishing and mesmerising experience as waves of debilitating kick drum and disorientating orchestral barrages churned in your ear canal. In the midst of this maelstrom, bubbles of savage melody would rise to the surface, either in the form of Paulo Rossi’s clean vocals or the breakneck riffs that forced their way above the symphonic chaos below.

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Is Wintersun’s new album the most important metal release of 2012?

November 26th, 2012

Thrash​ Hits’ resident Euro metal geek ​Tom Dare​ ​is having great fun with the long, long, long-awaited second album from Finnish widdlers ​Wintersun​. But he thinks it’s much more than that – he thinks it’s a landmark.

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When Wintersun announced back in 2006 that work  composing album number two was underway, hopes were high. But as the years rolled by, Time seemingly joined the likes of Chinese Democracy and the mythical third Necrophagist record in the “when hell freezes over”-stakes when it came to a realistic ETA, fears increased. “Were they polishing a turd?”, we wondered. Had they been far too ambitious for their own good? So what a shock it was when Time I finally arrived, not just seriously good, but as one of the most important metal releases of its generation. [Read more →]


Live: The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch + Fleshgod Apocalypse @ Reading Sub 89 – 30 January 2012

February 11th, 2012

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We’ve already told you how badass The Black Dahlia Murder’s recent tour was when it laid waste to the Camden Underworld a few weeks back – but does their tour still have the same energy now their UK stint is coming to an end? We sent Hugh Platt down to Reading to find out….

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Live: The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch + Fleshgod Apocalypse @ London Camden Underworld – 12 January 2012

January 17th, 2012

Trevor Strnad The Black Dahlia Murder promo photo Thrash Hits

January is hands down the grimmest month of the promoter’s year. It’s cold and everyone’s skint, hungover and depressed about the bleak reality of returning to work and beginning another mundane year of Yes sir, No sir, Three bags full sir. Which means if you’re going to put on a night, you better be damn sure you book good enough bands to draw out the crowds. We did it last year with the debut Thrash Hits Presents… gig at the Old Blue Last (which sold out) so believe us when we say we know it ain’t easy. Tonight’s billing is strong enough to fill The Underworld for two consecutive nights, something quite rare for this time of year.

Six things we found out when we went to see The Black Dahlia Murder at The Underworld:

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Top 10s of 2011: Our Contributors

December 10th, 2011

Thrash Hits 2011 Albums of the Year

We’ve shown you what Raz and Hugh’s albums of the year are, but they’re not the only ones responsible for the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011. Oh no. We’ve got a whole load of contributors – writers, photographers, and miscellaneous behind-the-scenes types – that help keep Thrash Hits running smoothly, and the albums they loved the most from 2011 matter just as much as those favoured by the boss men.

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Live: Bonecrusher Fest @ Islington Academy – 08 March 2011

March 16th, 2011

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As touring packages go, this year’s Bonecrusher Fest looked as lip-smackingly packed with extreme metal goodness as you could ask for. Angelus Apatrida, Burning The Masses (stepping in at the last minute to cover Annotations Of An Autopsy’s absence), Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carnifex, Keep Of Kalessin and Dying Fetus sounded a bit too good to miss. Here’s what we found out from this orgy of brutality.

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