Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy returned this week with its 43rd episode – if you’re not on board with the superb (and Thrash Hits-sponsored) music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman, then this Sunday is as good as ever to dive right in.
Brent Hinds of Mastodon guests on the new episode of Valient Himself’s (Thrash Hits sponsored) Rocknowledgy
February 8th, 2014
December 4th, 2013
November 3rd, 2013
About 18 months ago we posted about Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy – the quite frankly brilliant music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman. Rocknowledgy is a (now) monthly show where Valient Himself takes a John Peel-esque approach to music, playing music from across the spectrum – you’re as likely to hear old soul jams on an episode as you are hardcore punk. We bloody love it – and that’s why we’re sponsoring Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months.
July 21st, 2013
It’s been a while since we nominated a podcast for a Sunday Slaylist, rather than just slapping together something on Spotify that’s vaguely connected to the week’s news. So this week, we’re delving back into the world of musician-published podcasts, and taking a look at the sublime and devastating funny Overnight Drive.
June 3rd, 2013
You want to win a copy of HIM’s latest album, Tears On Tape, don’t you? Well, take a photo of yourself in some HIM merch (any HIM merch) and post it on Twitter and/or Instagram. Make sure you tag it with #ThrashHIM so we can find it and you’re already following our Twitter and Instagram, right?
September 19th, 2012
One of our favourite bands of all time, Deftones, have released the first taster of their forthcoming seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, and they’re giving it away for free. If you head on over to their official website, you can download ‘Leathers’ with absolutely no strings attached – they’re not even forcing you to join their mailing list, or Like them on Facebook, or any of the usual tricks bands play when they dangle freebies in front of their fans.
FREE STUFF: Download Deathwish, Inc.’s 21-track 2012 Summer Sampler, featuring the likes of Narrows, Give Up The Ghost, and Touché Amoré
June 1st, 2012
Another day; another shedload of FREE MUSIC for you to download. Today it’s the turn of Deathwish, Inc., the label co-founded by Converge’s Jacob Bannon, as they’ve just released a free “Summer 2012” label sampler. When you take a look at the tracklisting – featuring the likes of Narrows, Oathbreaker, Heiress, Whips/Chains, Rise And Fall, Give Up The Ghost (aka American Nightmare), Single Mothers, Self Defense Family, Cursed, Touché Amoré, and Deafheaven – you can see that this is no piddly compilation of also-rans and lightweights.
May 31st, 2012
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here – episode 001 of the Thrash Hits podcast. Recorded deep down in the bowels of Thrash Hits HQ – which bear a striking resemblance to one of our front rooms – our first podcast sees Thrash Hits’ editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt, dissecting the Download Festival 2012 line-up.
May 30th, 2012
Relapse Records have gone and posted an enormous chunk of their back catalogue online via their official Bandcamp page, where you can stream the whole damn lot FOR FREE. Now despite some reporting to the contrary, it’s not their entire back catalogue (or at least, it isn’t yet), but it is a fair old part of it. Even so, it still means that you can listen to over 100 releases by Relapse, including records by Death, Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust, and a whole lot more besides. The only real omissions from Relapse’s Bandcamp profile are some of the bands that used to be signed to the label but aren’t anymore – for those acts, which include Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan among their number – Relapse have posted single sample songs from the albums in question. We don’t know why you’d moan about this though – it’s still more free and legal music for you to stream.
Obviously Relapse are hoping you’ll reward them for their online generosity by shelling out for a release or two – such as Baroness’ forthcoming Yellow & Green album – and why wouldn’t you? Remember kids, whether you’re a renegade who’d torrent his own grandmother given the chance, or if you’re the kind of person who’ll only listen to vinyl that you preferably bought in an actual real-world record store, it’s important that you support the bands you love. Because if you don’t, they might not be able to afford to keep making that music you enjoy so much.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to order some Brutal Truth albums at Relapse’s online store.