Thrash Hits

new band

Future Hits 146: Weathered Hands

June 11th, 2013

weathered hands band promo photo thrash hits 2013

Weathered Hands
From: Hereford
Lazy equation: Hardcore + nothing
URL: Facebook (1,157 likes) // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: If you like your fast, furious, emotional hardcore with frills on, Weathered Hands probably aren’t going to be your bag. This particular bag has no frills. If you want a frilly bag, find another, frillier band. What this Hereford quintet lacks in frills, however, it more than makes up for in thrills. Yeah, you see what we’ve done there.

[Read more →]

Future Hits 144: Beard Of Wolves

May 23rd, 2013

beard of wolves band promo photo 2013 thrash hits

Beard of Wolves
From: Connor’s Quay, North Wales
Lazy equation: Pulled Apart By Horses – guitars x Future of the Left-esque Welsh Weirdness
URL: Facebook // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: Employing the Death From Above 1979 template of doing away with guitars, North Wales two-piece, Beard of Wolves produce dirty rock ‘n’ roll propelled by pounding drums and fuzzy bass lines. They also share a similar penchant for combining the bizarre with pop sensibilities as fellow Welsh men Future of the Left and McClusky before them.

[Read more →]

Future Hits 141: Bone Sickness

May 2nd, 2013

Bone Sickness band promo photo washington death metal thrash hits 2013

Bone Sickness
From: Olympia, Washington, USA
Lazy equation: Old school death metal + a soupcon of extreme hardcore
URL: Facebook

Thrash Hits verdict: When we first heard Bone Sickness via a couple of crummy YouTubings of a house show, we knew that they were a great prospect. Once we got in touch and did this interview it was clear that their no-nonsense death metal is as influenced by not wanting to do certain things as it is by their musical heroes. In terms of what their influences are, we’ll do you the service of not listing the 100 bands they gave us and just assure you that their knowledge of death metal is vast, deep and loving. The elements of grindcore and extreme hardcore found in their music add something extra; something special. This quartet, all in their early-to-mid-20s could really be onto something. Keep your ears peeled.

[Read more →]

EP: The Physics House Band – Horizons / Rapture

April 19th, 2013

The Physics House Band 2013 promo photo Thrash Hits

The Physics House Band
Horizons / Rapture
Blood and Biscuits
15 April 2013

by Ollie Connors

As I’m sure a lot of you out there were pretty bummed out earlier this year when The Mars Volta called it a day. While they never reached any kind of consistency or accessibility through their 12-year lifespan, they were always able to produce jaw-dropping moments, and the first two full-lengths are still utterly astonishing pieces of music. It’s with extremely apt timing, then, that Brighton trio The Physics House Band bring out their debut EP, Horizons / Rapture, as this couldn’t sound anymore like The Mars Volta if the cover was wearing an afro wig.

[Read more →]

Tags

Future Hits 134: Shattered Skies

February 7th, 2013

shattered skies band promo photo 2013 thrash hits ireland dublin

Shattered Skies
From: Dublin, Ireland
Lazy equation: Meshuggah + Dream Theater + TesseracT + you get it
URL: Facebook // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: This Irish quartet isn’t exactly new but they’re on the verge of doing something. Progressive metal or Djent or whatever you want to call it has become exceptionally popular over the last five years and Shattered Skies have a curiously melodic take on the genre. You won’t find many other unsigned bands that sound this good. Yes, they’re unsigned. We speak to guitarist, Ian Rockett.

[Read more →]

Album: Man The Machetes – Idiokrati

February 7th, 2013

man the machetes band promo photo 2013 thrash hits norway

Man The Machetes
Idiokrati
Indie Recordings
28 January 2013

by Raziq Rauf

It’s going to be difficult for Man The Machetes to avoid the comparisons with their Norwegian compatriots, Kvelertak. This is mainly because they make the same kind of driving, metal-inspired hardcore punk ‘n’ roll. And they’ve toured together. And they’re both Norwegian. And they’re both fucking great.

[Read more →]

Tags

Future Hits 128: Darkshaft

November 14th, 2012

Darkshaft promo photo Thrash Hits

Darkshaft
From: East London, UK (via New Zealand)
Lazy equation: (The James Cleaver Quintet – Lucozade) x just enough added melody to keep it from all going tits up.
URL: Facebook / Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: The best recommendations for music come from your friends, right? We got an email from Hugh from Astrohenge the other week, recommending Darkshaft to us. Being big fans of both the ‘henge records to date, we headed over to  Darkshaft’s website and got an earful of calculated discordance  We caught up with Michael Triponel, guitarist (and co-vocalist) of the duo, and we managed to do so without making even one lazy Flight Of The Conchords joke.

[Read more →]

Bands

Future Hits 127: MINE

November 7th, 2012

MINE promo photo Thrash Hits

MINE
From: London, UK.
Lazy equation: (We Came Out Like Tigers + a solid dollop of musical restlessness) x My Bloody Valentine.
URL: Facebook / Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: Being long-time fans of Hang The Bastard  (we’ve still got a serious soft spot for their Raw Sorcery EP – yeah, we’re those pricks who say “we prefer the earlier stuff”), when we got an email from their former frontman, Chris Barling, about the new band he’s formed with various ex- and current members of Centurions Ghost and A Long Time Dead, yeah, our interest was piqued. It was doubly-piqued when we gave the band’s debut release – a self-titled EP – a spin. Cue us bundling up some Future Hits questions and firing them over to Chris to get the lowdown on MINE.

[Read more →]

Future Hits 126: Super Snake

October 22nd, 2012

Super Snake promo photo Thrash Hits

Super Snake
From: Union, NJ, USA
Lazy equation: A pissed off Tom Waits + Sleazy Rock N Roll + serious bitterness towards exs (+ Ugly Kid Joe) = Violently styled lyrics over steamy, down-tempo riffs.
URL: Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits Verdict:
 We’ve got one EP of all but four songs to go by, and they’re all winners. HOORAY! As dark and disturbing as the tunes can get, there is also a shameless, exaggerated air to the music and the band itself. I mean, the band’s press photo consists of five pale shirtless dudes slathered in baby oil. In this day and age new bands have to whore themselves out a bit for attention, though, right?

[Read more →]

Keep up with Thrash Hits. Click like and follow.
X