It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest 2014. All of our coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and so on), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our team overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.
November 18th, 2013
Metal Hammer’s annual Defenders of the Faith tour is usually a bloody good excuse to catch a whole crop of excellent bands all in one place – this year’s line-up was particularly impressive, with headliners Amon Amarth being backed up by the likes of Carcass, Hell, and Bleed From Within. We got our principal photographer, Mr Gary Wolstenholme, to head on down to Manchester to catch one of the last big metal tours of 2013 do its dirty business all over the O2 Academy.
March 19th, 2013
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest. All of our Hammerfest 2013 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our man David Keevill overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.
March 16th, 2013
Day 3 of Hammerfest is traditionally the “oh my God no more booze NO” day – did our man David Keevill survive?
6 things we learned on Day 3 of Hammerfest V:
March 15th, 2013
Day 2 of Hammerfest is traditionally the “keep drinking through the hangover” day – we wonder how our man David Keevill is holding up?
6 things we learned on Day 2 of Hammerfest V:
March 14th, 2013
Day 1 of Hammerfest is traditionally the “quietest” day (i.e., the night with the fewest bands). That didn’t stop our man David Keevill from getting stuck in though….
6 things we learned on Day 1 of Hammerfest V:
Live: Devil Sold His Soul, Heights, Heart Of A Coward + Steak Number Eight @ London Underworld – 08 November 2012
November 12th, 2012
What do get when you mix four Belgians, Milton Keynes tech metallers, some Welwyn Garden City hardcore kids and Devil Sold His Soul? The Metal Hammer 2012 Razor Tour, of course. And while it’s one of the less obvious four-band touring bills around, Tom Dare thought it looked like a good one, so we sent him off to Camden to review it. From which he came back half-blind.
Six things we learned when The Metal Hammer Razor Tour came to London: [Read more →]
PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #9 – On losing vocalists, winning awards, and bringing it back from the brink
October 17th, 2012
It’s been a bit of a rough year for the guys from TesseracT. We browbeat their guitarist, James Monteith, into telling us the inside story of just what’s been going on with them these last few months.
Let’s be straight up; the last year has pretty much sucked for TesseracT. We lost our singer from our debut album, much to the disappointment of fans, we parted ways with our US management, lost our US booking agent and stopped getting any gig offers in the UK / Europe.
August 22nd, 2012
What is Iron Fist magazine? Well, the short answer is that it’s the brand spanking new metal magazine for die-hard metallers, coming at you from September 2012. The long answer is what you’ll get when you listen to our interview with Louise Brown, head-honcho of Iron Fist (and former editor of Terrorizer to boot), which Hugh semi-drunkenly conducted with her about this new project after cornering her at Bloodstock Open Air 2012..
June 1st, 2012
Well, this is pretty cool. Because it’s the tenth anniversary of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the ceremony’s sponsors Orange are giving away an amp. It’s called a MICRO CRUSH and you can win it right here. See? Cool.