We’ve got David Keevill doing prog. We’ve got Cheryl Carter doing black metal. And now we’ve got Gavin Lloyd on pop-punk, nu-metal, metalcore, and anything other microgenre likely to feature heavily in the world of Tumblr fan blogs.It’s time for The Month in M0sh…
December 11th, 2013
Due to the fact Raz and Hugh run things at Thrash Hits, their opinions are the most important. Yes there’s an overall TH Top 20 Albums of 2013 and there’s a list of the individual contributors’ favourite albums, but their opinions are also the most correct. That’s why they’ve got their own post where they can explain their own favourite albums of 2013 without being sullied by democracy.
April 8th, 2013
If we had to describe Tom Doyle, we probably would come up with a better description of him than “the fastest phone user in the world”. But he was quick enough to snag a ticket for Paramore’s super-exclusive sold-out-in-seconds micro-show at the Highbury Garage, where the band (who let’s be honest, normally play to thousands) showcased their 2013 material – and some old classics – to a crowd of less than 600 people.
Six Things we learned when we saw Paramore play the Highbury Garage:
April 3rd, 2013
08 April 2013
by Terry Bezer
Getting the basic facts out of the way, it’s been four years since the last album from Paramore. Four years that has also seen the departure of their key songwriting component, the Farro brothers, and four years in which Paramore have become by far and away the most plagiarized band within contemporary rock.
February 26th, 2013
Reach Beyond The Sun
19 February 2013
by Tomas Doyle
There is much to be said for judging art independently of reputation, the blind tasting that lets you make your decisions based on what is there, not what your expectation teaches you to pre-empt. It is both a curse and a blessing for a long-lived band with a powerful legacy that people will rarely asses their latest offering on it’s own merit, it will invariably be seen as part of and subsumed into an epoch, compared as ‘not as good as xxx’ or ‘better than the last album xxx’. More or less every review you will read of Shai Hulud’s new albumwill make mention of their truly brilliant back catalogue, their position as one of the defining melodic metallic hardcore bands of the last fifteen years, and even the fact that one of New Found Glory is backing doing vocals for them.
So let’s not do any of that – let’s listen to Shai Hulud like they are fresh faced kids out promoting their first record; it’ll be more fun that way.
September 6th, 2012
With Reading and Leeds Festivals over and done with, the UK summer festival season is officially over. Well, it’s over as far as we’re concerned. This week, Raz and Hugh look back on their highlughts and lowlights from Reading and Leeds respectively, as well as taking a look at this week’s top news stories: the new album announcement from Deftones, and Sylosis bunking off from a European tour with Devin Townsend and Fear Factory to go gallivanting around the USA supporting Lamb of God.
Reading & Leeds Festivals confirm Foo Fighters, Paramore, and Bullet For My Valentine among first 41 acts announced for 2012
March 12th, 2012
Festival Republic have tonight officially confirmed the first batch of 41 names playing their flagship festivals – Reading & Leeds Festivals. Although their arguably the UK’s biggest festivals taking place in 2012 (since Glastonbury is taking a year off), admittedly most of these names will be of little or no interest to the majority of our readers here at Thrash Hits, but there are a few heavier highlights in among the indie-fodder.
January 29th, 2012
Well, this week Sonisphere finally broke their silence and announced some of the bands that will be playing their Spanish and Finnish festivals this year. As yet there’s still no names for Knebworth, and as Metal Hammer noted, some of the names that are playing in Madrid and Helsinki are playing Download in the UK, and therefore seem highly unlikely to make the UK edition of Sonisphere. But it got us thinking – what bands could be playing at Knebworth this year?
September 6th, 2011
Thrash Hits Verdict:
At Hevy Festival we pointed out how “slick and frighteningly young” the “math-pop upstarts” are. An obvious comparison would be to the original female-fronted Yorkshire spazz-core quintet, Rolo Tomassi so we made that as well. It might be time for the slightly more tuneful Marmozets to steal some thunder.
November 16th, 2010
Wrestling is awesome. This is probably why Andy Williams, burly guitarist of Every Time I Die is a big, big wrestling fan. It doesn’t explain why he’s preparing to get in the ring, have the hell kicked out of his Hulk Hogans and then capture it all on film. Regardless, that’s what he’s doing.