Life is funny. Music is fun. Life is serious. Music is serious. As in life, it is in music. There are moments that are hilarious and others that are much less so. Either way, they stick in your mind. Whether you revel in having fun or in poking fun, you will have had a Favourite Moment in 2013 and that’s what this list is. Some of them are utter abominations of class and style but that’s why you’re on this pitiful excuse of a website. Hooray.
January 15th, 2013
Well, since Christmas and the New Year are now well and truly out of the way, we figured now was the perfect time to throw the next episode of the Thrash Hits podcast out there for you to digest. This week, Raz and Hugh are talking about the various ins and outs of certain legal cases (Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, Harley Flanagan – formerly – of Cro Mags, and, of course, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God) that have been going on while we were on our Christmas break, as well a a discussion on the nature of making tips and predictions, and even a little bit about what’s going on with Thrash Hits for 2013. HINT: BIG PLANS.
November 11th, 2012
Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.
Oh God, did we try.
August 8th, 2012
Just over a week ago, Bring Me The Horizon announced they’d moved to a major label? Big deal, or so what? Or both? Hugh Platt is here to mouth off.
So Bring Me The Horizon have moved from the relative smallness of independent UK label, Visible Noise, the relative gigantism of the multinational Sony Music Entertainment, by way of the major’s RCA Records subsidiary. RCA, of course, has been the past and present home to everyone from Justin Timberlake and The Strokes, to Mike Posner (aka the pop guy featured on Warped Tour’s No Room For Rockstars documentary) and perennial Thrash Hits not-really-metal-but-we-still-loved-them-mob The Cooper Temple Clause, and now Oli Sykes and co. are also calling it home. But so what right? Band moves label. Big frickin’ deal! Right? Right?
August 7th, 2012
For the second time in a week, we’re devastated to hear of the early passing of a light of the scene. The news was released today that James McLaren, music journalist and steadfast supporter of the Welsh rock and metal scenes, died in a road crash on Monday morning. He was just 34 years old.
June 17th, 2012
Lostprophets – one of the UK’s premier rock bands – were a bit miffed at not winning a Kerrang! Award last week and so have charged their fans with the task of buying their merch to help soothe their egos.
The problem is that said merch is emblazoned with a quickly thought out logo that is mighty similar to the Fucked Up logo. Obviously the Welsh emo legends are actually just helping out their Canadian comrades and a sizable portion of the profits will see their way over to them. Right? No? WHAT?? OK.
May 11th, 2012
02 April 2012
by Tom Dare
Welsh chart-botherers, Lostprophets, are back once more. We know you love to mock them, people of the Internet, but we also know you know all the words to ‘Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja’ and ‘Rooftops’. You can try and deny it, but we know the truth. The question is, will you be singing along to the lead singles from Weapons in a year’s time as well, and still trying to deny it? [Read more →]
January 6th, 2012
No, seriously. This is no piss-take. The new Lostprophets song, ‘Better Off Dead’ is a bona fide rap-rock classic in waiting. You’ll see. On 06 January 2062 they’re going to have a Golden Jubilee to commemorate the day where the Welsh veterans made the internet – and music in general – a little bit better.
February 10th, 2011
Frankie Palmeri of Emmure and Jesse Johnson – also of Emmure (ooh, band tension) – are the emo peppercorns in the online rumour mill at the moment. They’re the names being touted around as both having impregnated alt.model Shay Ryan with their emo jizz on last summer’s Warped Tour. Ooh err.
There are very nearly naked men below.
Some things can not be un-seen.
November 19th, 2009
The Betrayed, the long-awaited fourth album from Lostprophets is all set to be released on 18 January 2010 through Visible Noise and, judging by recent single ‘It’s Not The End of the World But I Can See It From Here’, it’s going to be alright. The artwork’s very nice too.