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Photos: Hyro Da Hero, Marmozets + Astroid Boys @ Sheffield Corporation – 10 February 2012

February 11th, 2012

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Hyro Da Hero is heavy enough for us to feature him on Thrash Hits, right? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. It wasn’t a request for people to go debate it in the comments or anything. Anyway, he’s got the more-than-excellent Marmozets playing in support of him on his UK tour, and given that we’ve expressed our love of that band on more than one occasion, we figured this was more than enough reason to make sure Gary Wolstenholme was on hand to photograph the whole shebang when it rolled into Sheffield.

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Photos: Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour @ Manchester Academy – 04 February 2010

February 6th, 2010

It’d be all too easy to make a joke that this year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour is headlined by All Time Low. But then we got thinking: maybe the band picked that name as a pre-emptive defence mechanism? That way, if anyone mouthing off on the internet made a joke about them being rubbish, they could just laugh it off as people taking a cheap and easy shot.

Well, fuck that. Writing the above paragraph has been an All Time Low for me here at Thrash Hits. Oh, ho, ho. Stop me, my sides are splitting.

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Photos: Protest The Hero, The Chariot & The Human Abstract @ Sheffield Corporation – 06 March 2009

March 12th, 2009

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Protest The Hero
w/ The Chariot, The Human Abstract
Sheffield Corporation
06 March 2009

When Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero brought their brutality to Sheffield, top snapper Gary Wolstenholme was in tow to take some photos of the beardy bruisers as well as support acts, The Chariot and The Human Abstract.

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Photos: The Prodigy @ Sheffield Academy – 11 December 2008

January 10th, 2009

At the tail-end of 2008, we reported that The Prodigy could be headlining Download Festival 2009.

They headlined the Snickers Stage (second stage) at Download in 2006 and since then, the festival has downsized. They also closed Reading Festival in 2002, so they’re no strangers to headlining festivals and what with their recent renaissance, a headline slot could well be on the cards.

Anyway, our top snapper, Gary Wolstenholme caught the electro-mentalists live in Sheffield in December and took a few photos. Check these out.

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Live + Photos: Bullet For My Valentine, Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through & Black Tide @ London Alexandra Palace – 15 November 2008

November 19th, 2008

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine are playing in front of about 9,000 people. Slayer did the same thing last month but with a much stronger supporting line-up and over two nights. Some might say there is no justice.

The fact of the matter is that Bullet For My Valentine are a Top 5 charting band in the two most important countries and they sell records to the people that matter – people that actually give a shit.

Bullet sell records to the people that will also show their love for a band by actually turning up to see them play the songs on that record.

Yes, large portions of those people are very young girls, ably escorted by similarly young boys but don’t let that fool you.

Their brand of modern metalcore is absolutely not as true to traditional metal as many demand. That’s what makes is modern rather than traditional. The years don’t start with the number 19 any more, FYI.

This is a band that is going to be around for a while yet. This is no flash-in-the-pan pop band. They write real songs for real people.

Take the chap to my left in his mid-40s, for example. To him, this is as real as any metal band. His hangover, tomorrow morning, is testament to that.

Bullet For My Valentine, Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through and Black Tide @ Alexandra Palace photo gallery by Graham Pentz


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