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Lee MacBride Parker

Album: Watain – The Wild Hunt

September 4th, 2013

Watain at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

The Wild Hunt
Century Media
19 August 2013

by Lee MacBride Parker

You don’t need to mention the name Watain to many headbangers to conjure up a range of divisive opinions ranging from the nothing-more-than-a-Dissection-tribute accusers, to the fanatical shit-your-pants best-black-metal-band-in-the-world fanboys. There’s no question that the black metal trio have made a name for themselves; they’ve carved out their position within the genre’s elite, so to speak, on the back of hard graft and infamous live performances – a veritable orgy of pigs’ blood, Satan and a shitload of fire.

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Album: Old Gods – Stylized Violence

July 29th, 2013

Old Gods 2013 promo photo Thrash Hits

Old Gods
Stylized Violence
Forge Again
23 July 2013

by Lee MacBride Parker

Hands up! How many of you Dillinger Escape Plan aficionados realised that, eighteen months prior to his discreet tip-toe out of the fold, guitarist Jeff Tuttle was fronting another band? Yes, they even released a self-titled EP in 2011 which largely went unnoticed to pretty much anyone outside of Detroit (well, anyone who doesn’t read Thrash Hits, at any rate).

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