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Future Hits 147: Carnival Kids

June 24th, 2013

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Carnival Kids
From: Oslo via Liverpool
Lazy equation: Sharks + a bit more bite
URL: Facebook (869 likes) // Soundcloud

Thrash Hits verdict: We always take note when a young Norwegian band plays with Gallows. Through this method we’ve found Wolves Like Us, Kvelertak and Blood Command from Norway way before we ought to have. Carnival Kids are another Norwegian band and they played with Gallows at the 100 Club earlier this year. It’s only reasonable that we spoke to guitarist, Jethro Fox about life as a Carnival Kid.

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Album: Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance

February 11th, 2013

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Darkthrone
The Underground Resistance
Peaceville
25 February 2013

by Tom Dare

In a funny way, you have to feel sorry for Darkthrone. Every time they’ve done something different, avoid what’s cool and flip humanity the finger, whatever they’ve done has, sooner or later, become trendy in metal circles. Unluckily for Darkthrone, ’80s speed metal and crust have both made a comeback. Everyone who spat their dummy out over The Cult Is Alive and F.O.A.D. incorporating both is now falling over themself to praise The Underground Resistance. So is this just hipster froth (well… some of it is, but is all of it?) or is album fifteen genuinely one of the Norwegians’ better moments? [Read more →]

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Top 6: Metal Bands @ By:Larm 2013

February 11th, 2013

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It appears that Finland is the most metal country in the world, but Norway is unquestionably the home of black metal, which is pretty metal. Norway is also home to By:Larm Festival, which is occurring on 13-16 February in Oslo. It’s a great place for showcasing the finest in fresh Scandinavian talent of all genres, but obviously there’s loads of metal there.

We’d have made a nifty “Thrash Hits goes to By:Larm” header, but we’re not going. However, while you don’t need telling to go and see bands like Blood Command, Turbonegro and Shining, we can still suggest some other bands you should go and see. So…

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Album: Man The Machetes – Idiokrati

February 7th, 2013

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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.

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Album: Forgery – Harbouring Hate

October 29th, 2009

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Forgery
Harbouring Hate
Candlelight Records
09 November 2009

by Jon Kerr

The rather odd strapline used on the publicity for this release is “Uncompromising Thrash Metal from Norway!” Why is that so odd? Well, it’s not exactly clear why the last two words need to be there. It’s not like Forgery sing in a Norwegian accent.

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