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Win a signed football from emo 5-a-siders

July 21st, 2008

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A bunch of young, up-and-coming British hardcore-ish bands are competing in a fun 5-a-side footbball tournament in London. Bands such as You Me At 6 (pictured, above), We Are The Ocean, Saving Aimee and Furthest Drive Home are going to sign a football and then you can win it. That’s pretty rad. Right?

To enter this competition to win a football signed by loads of bands that just played 5-a-side, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

What does the acronym of ‘FIFA’ stand for?

Email your answer with your name, address and a contact telephone number to competition@thrashhits.com with “Footy” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 10am Tuesday, 26 August 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone or email.

Why My Chemical Romance fans really don’t like the Daily Mail

May 31st, 2008

Thrash Hits .com talked to a few My Chemical Romance fans, who were at Marble Arch peacefully protesting against the Daily Mail, about exactly what they’re protesting about.

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Yasmin Malik, 16, Romford & Hannah Malik, 14, Horsham
Yasmin: “I’m here to support my favourite band. I think it’s absolutely awful that the newspapers have blamed MCR for the suicide especially as all the time the band is saying that you should absolutely never do that to yourself and throw away your life.”
Hannah: “I’m proud of the fans and I hope the band is proud of us too. MCR have the best fans.”
Favourite MCR Song: (Yasmin) I love ‘Kill Your Friends’ but I think that’ a bad song to say today! (Hannah) ‘Famous Last Words’
Favourite MCR Member: (Yasmin) All of them. (Hannah) Ray

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Lauren, 22, Portsmouth
“I got up at 5am! I’ve been running events for the Sophie Lancaster Memorial Fund. I really don’t believe the national press should be discriminating against sub-cultures or should actually be encouraging the kind of mentality that is causing people to be murdered or beaten up when they’re walking home. Discrimination is not OK.”
Favourite MCR Song: ‘Demolition Lovers’
Favourite MCR Member: Gerard Way is so inspirational.

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Toby Lynch, 19, West London
“I’m here to support MCR because the Daily Mail have done this three times now and it’s just getting ridiculous. Emo’s not about suicide. MCR don’t like suicide.”
Favourite MCR Song: All of them
Favourite MCR Member: Gerard Way

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Sam Crosby, 20, West London
“I’m here to support MCR and show the public that it’s not what the Daily Mail says it’s about. It’s about good music and enjoying yourself.”
Favourite MCR Song: ‘Desert Song’
Favourite MCR Member: He loves them all

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Hayley Kennedy, 18, Eastcote
“I don’t believe it’s right that people can stereotype that people commit suicide because of music when the music actually promotes the opposite.”
Favourite MCR Song: ‘Vampires Will Never Hurt You’
Favourite MCR Member: Mikey Way

Check out the first photos of the protest right here on Thrash Hits .com as well as the following montage video. Are you in it?

The Black Parade marches against The Daily Mail: In Pictures

May 31st, 2008

Documented across the mainstream press over the past few days, hundreds of disgruntled My Chemical Romance fans descended upon central London today to protest against The Daily Mail‘s coverage earlier this month.

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Thrash Hits editor Raziq Rauf was there with photographer Abbi London.

At 9.50am on Saturday, 31 May 2008 a group of around 100 My Chemical Romance fans congregated at Marble Arch, in what is the final weekend of the half-term holiday for many, to peacefully protest against the Daily Mail’s “War On Emo”, and more specifically, it’s consistent attacks on My Chemical Romance.

By 10.15am the group had swelled to around 200 and there was a celebratory atmosphere as would be expected with such a large group of like-minded individuals. We must remember, of course, that everyone here thinks that My Chemical Romance are great.

We took some photos and will be updating this gallery throughout the day as well as bringing you interviews with some protesters.

We spoke to 16-year-old event organiser, Anni Smith – a proud My Chemical Romance fan and sufferer of depression herself.

“It’s been so amazing. We’ve achieved more than we thought we would and I’m so proud of our fans. The Daily Mail should take a look around.

“It was reported that My Chemical Romance created all this themselves but it’s not so much the power of the band as much as it is the power of the fans.

“We want to raise awareness of My Chemical Romance’s real message that when you’re feeling suicidal and depressed you should get professional help.

“We want people to understand how serious an issue depression is. It’s not a fashion trend.

Check out this montage video of the protest and see if you’re featured in it.

Find out more details at the official website.

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