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Photos: ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror @ London Alexandra Palace – 25 May 2012

June 1st, 2012

Kerry King of Slayer at ATP I'll Be Your Mirro c/o Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

There can’t be many albums that get metal fans’ collective excitement up as much as Slayer’s Reign In Blood does, which is why it seemed like everyone with even the slightest metal tinge to their record collection in the South of England decamped to North London last week to catch Slayer perform arguably their best (and certainly most important) album in full at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ I’ll Be Your Mirror festival at Alexandra Palace. Gary Wolstenholme doesn’t even live in the South, but he still made the trek down from his native Sheffield to take photos of it for us.

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Album: Conan – Monnos

March 14th, 2012

Conan promo photo Thrash Hits

Conan
Monnos
Burning World
02 April 2012

by Tom Dare

Just as thrash comes in degrees of ridiculously fast, the doom/stoner metal bands come in various shades of galactically heavy. Conan are from the end of that spectrum where you literally (in the correct, non-Redknappian use of the word) fear for your speaker cones. You’ll probably have to turn their new album Monnos down a touch after your stereo begins to emit some worrying noises. As a basic premise for an album, this is a bloody good start.

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2008 into 2009: Black Spiders

December 19th, 2008

The Black Spiders are the freshest old shit you’ll be hearing in 2009. They’ve been likened to wanking in church whilst listening to Sabbath. Add “on acid” to that and we’ll punch you in the face. We spoke to Spider. What a mint name.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
European tour dates with the mighty Airbourne – Amazing!!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Missing Melvins and Big Business on tour and the ATP ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’

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