Almost twenty years since the release of Meantime, the impact of Helmet’s major label debut still resonates in alt metal. Fond of stupid questions, Ruth Booth heads along to the anniversary tour to see if Page Hamilton’s still got it.
Can you believe it’ s been twelve years since Rob Zombie last performed in the UK? Just think in that space of time Machine Head went a bit shit and got good again, nu-metal died and came back, and Gary Glitter got caught being naughty abroad. Songs like ‘Dragula’ and ‘Superbeast’ are now 13 years old. Gosh that makes us feel ancient. With Joey Jordison back behind the kit, we knew this sold-out show was going to be too good to miss.
As if you hadn’t heard the news already, this weekend sees the sixth annual Download Festival plug in at Donington Racetrack. Thrash Hits .com has been kindly invited by the great Jerry Ewing to pop in to the Total Rock studios and have a chat this weekend.
You’ll be able to find loads of cheeky backstage interviews and photos as well as live shots from loads of the bands performing over the weekend right here on Thrash Hits .com
Total Rock Radio will be broadcasting live from Download Festival 2008 as the official radio station at Donington. The station will be staying true to its “24/7 Rock And Metal Radio” tagline as it broadcasts from 12 noon on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 all the way through to 12 noon Monday, 16 June 2008.
If you’re driving to the festival you should keep your car radio tuned to 87.7 FM in the Midlands and then keep your portable radio tuned to it all the time you’re on-site. However, if you’re not going to the festival at all, you can listen online at TotalRock.com.
Tune in to Total Rock Radio between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hear the latest goings on at Download Festival 2008.