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Download Festival 2011: The Darkness @ Main Stage – Friday, 10 June 2011

June 11th, 2011

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The Darkness: They came. They conquered. They split up. They returned. They pwned Donington. Plus, Justin Hawkins clearly stole our “Give us a ‘D’; Give us an ‘ownload'” to open up their set. The fact that The Darkness had pyro in daylight hours only made us wonder how his moustache escaped going up in flames.

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Live: The Darkness @ Norwich Waterfront – 05 June 2011

June 6th, 2011

The Darkness 2011 Thrash Hits band promo photo

So, you know The Darkness reformed and that they’re playing at Download Festival 2011 and that this is bloody exciting. What would be the best Darkness reunion-related thing ever? Seeing their hometown comeback show with 500 other people. Yep. Thrash Hits went to Norwich and saw one of the biggest British rock bands of the past decade strut their stuff in East Anglia. Guess how amazing it was.

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Top 6 Reasons why The Darkness reforming at Download Festival 2011 would be awesome

March 7th, 2011

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Despite all the rumours about The Darkness being set to reunite to be second on the bill to Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011, festival booker Andy Copping has said that they won’t be. We may have been totally right about Leppard headlining but we still live in hope.

It’s interesting that when the same rumours circulated last summer, Justin Hawkins popped his head out to tell everyone it wasn’t true. He hasn’t done that this year. Hmmm. We still want The Darkness to return.

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Album: Oaf – Botheration

July 13th, 2010

Oaf
Botheration
Surreal Estate Records
21 June 2010

by Tom Dare

‘Tiny when erect’. ‘I’m retarded’. ‘Giant ballbag’. ‘A euphemism for tits’. These are not the nicknames for the writers at Thrash Hits (well, not this week anyway) but song titles from the debut record from Oaf. If that does not get you interested, what will get your attention is the music. No matter how diverse your tastes, you have not heard the like of Botheration before.

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