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The Thrash Hits Podcast 024: The Thrash Hits Relaunch

May 21st, 2013

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In case you haven’t noticed, WE RELAUNCHED THRASH HITS. This week on the podcast, Raz and Hugh talk through the fancy new changes that we’ve made to the site (we’re pretty proud of it FYI), as well as giving the lowdown on our team-up with Songkick Detour (help us bring American Nightmare, SikTh, and a load of other awesome bands to London!), as well as talking about the only news story that’s mattered over the last week – Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying being arrested and charged with attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife.

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Album: Weedeater – Jason…The Dragon

March 17th, 2011

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Weedeater
Jason…The Dragon
Southern Lord
21 March 2011

by Amit Sharma

You always know what you’re going to get with a band like Weedeater. The’re no dodgy MTV Unplugged records, or band members quitting to go find themselves or the big man upstairs. No, with Weedeater you get headlines like ‘Frontman Accidentally Blows Off Own Toe Whilst Cleaning Out Favourite Shotgun’. And that there’s the pure essence of what makes this sludge metal power trio tick.

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Interview: Funeral For A Friend’s Ryan Richards talks about the band in 2011

January 24th, 2011

With a mammoth tour of the UK’s dives approaching and a brand new album (their fifth!), Funeral For A Friend are taking this year by the scruff of its neck. It was only reasonable to ask drummer Ryan Richards some stuff about it all

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19 dates? That’s surely one of the longest UK tours you’ve done for a while?
It’s a hefty one alright. We’ve been talking about adding a few more dates as well so it may just end up extending even further – possibly into the longest UK tour we’ve ever done. With the new lineup and new album – it feels like the perfect time to do it.

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Album: Rinoa – An Age Among Them

March 22nd, 2010

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An Age Among Them
EyesOfSound
15 March 2010

by Andy Parker

Three years ago, I witnessed a young band starting out on the road playing the difficult act of first-on supporting Shels and Latitudes. Formed of ex-Crydebris and Symmetry members, Rinoa breezed into existence with their Envy, Russian Circles take on post-hardcore.

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Cancer Bats’ new video for ‘Sabotage’ gives us a raging hard-on

February 17th, 2010

Let’s just get straight down to business: the almighty Canuck quartet, Cancer Bats, have released a video to their actually-pretty-fucking-awesome cover of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’. And in the the few minutes before some wise-ass makes a copy of it and uploads it onto YouTube, all you need to do to see it is spread the word via your Facebook or Twitter account.

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Album: Finntroll – Nifelvind

February 11th, 2010

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Nifelvind
Century Media
22 February 2010

by Tom Dare

Folk metal: how divisive it has been. There are those would rather listen to the first Bring Me The Horizon record played backwards on out-of-tune guitars, than put on anything recorded by the violin-carrying brigade. Well, to all of those who fall into the former category, may I say the following:

Would you kindly crawl out from your own arse, have a listen to Finntroll’s latest album, Nifelvind, and learn to have some fun? As fun is what Finntroll are all about.

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Album: Dark Tranquillity – We Are The Void

February 8th, 2010

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We Are The Void
Century Media
1 March 2010

by Tom Dare

Of the Gothenburg pioneers of melodic death metal, Dark Tranquillity have arguably been the most faithful and consistent, remaining fairly true to the original style and releasing several fine albums this decade, Character being of particular note. Their latest release, We Are The Void, represents something of a departure however. While this may anger loyalists and alienate some fans, it has resulted in one of the best albums of their career.

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Video: Baroness – ‘A Horse Called Golgotha’

November 8th, 2009

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Not all of us ‘got’ Blue Record from Baroness when it first arrived in the office. Some of us didn’t get it till we started listening to it on our iPod when we were a little…ahem…under the influence, and started to doze off on the last tube train home. Swinging in and out of consciousness, suddenly John Baizley’s soaring growls and post-sludge riffery started to make an awful lot of sense.

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Album: Converge – Axe To Fall

October 19th, 2009

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Axe To Fall
Epitaph Records
19 October 2009

by Mike Strata

There is a massive temptation to greet every new release from Massachusetts’ favourite sons with a foam-at-the-mouth kind of hysteria usually reserved for teen idols. The devotion inspired by Converge is built on the rock-solid foundation of an almost flawless back catalogue, and so the band find themselves in the rather unenviable position of being expected to deliver a classic album every single time.

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