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SXSW 2013: The day Raz went to David Draiman’s house

May 16th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I got an invite to go to David Draiman’s house in Texas. He was going to provide food from the best barbecue joint in Austin. The catch? I had to listen to the new album from his new project, Device. Mmmm, barbecue. How bad could it be, right? Mmmm, barbecue.

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‘Mad’ David Draiman. He’s the singer from Disturbed. He made that weird monkey noise in rock club floor-filler, ‘Stupify’. He’s the guy with those massive lip piercings. He tweets in 100 PER CENT CAPITAL LETTERS on Twitter. He’s right up there with Fred Durst and Coby Dick as a premier larger-than-life nu metal personality – ostensibly macho and totally metal. There’s a lot to make fun of and cynical old me? I’m sceptical about this whole shebang.

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.5: Breaking down the real reasons behind the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split

December 20th, 2012

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Our analysis of the real (i.e., financial) reasons for the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split is another article you can file in the Thrash Hits no-one-else-could-publish-this folder. Most websites don’t have the stones to analyse anything deeper than 200 words, and no music magazine was going to seriously tackle this topic – after all, why sacrifice their chances of securing a coveted Black Sabbath cover feature just for the sake of some trouble-making?

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‘On The Road’ episode 4: album art and shooting dogs

October 18th, 2012

Black Sabbath Born Again Vice Marshall Headphones On The Road Thrash Hits

This week’s episode of Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road sees Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal escape the Midlands to go chat to Steve “Krusher” Joule, the man responsible for that “interesting” cover art for their Born Again record you can see up above, as well as take a tour of Rockfield Studios in Wales, where Sabbath recorded on several occasions. Check it out after the jump.

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‘On The Road’ episode 3 brings Jesse Hughes to Diamond Head’s doorstep

October 11th, 2012

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Another week, another episode of Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road is now online today – this week, Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal tours Birmingham gathering stories on the early years of Black Sabbath, discusses how the industrial accident that chopped off the tips of two fingers of Tony Iommi’s hand helped shape his guitar playing, and then on to Stourbridge to catch up with Diamond Head.

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Marshall Amps and Midlands Metal – episode 2 of Jesse Hughes’ Black Sabbath pilgrimage for Vice’s ‘On The Road’ is now online

October 4th, 2012

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Episode 2 of Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road made its way online today – this week Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal makes his way to Milton Keynes to visit the home of Marshall Amplification, and then on to Birmingham to meet the influential – yet relatively unknown – Brummie metallers, Quartz. You can check the episode out after the jump.

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

September 27th, 2012

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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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