It seems we’ve become the go-to heavy metal guys for the BBC Radio 1 Review Show. That’s kind of cool, isn’t it? We think we can get away with saying that as we’ve been asked back for the fifth time tonight, where our Deputy Editor Hugh Platt will join host Edith Bowman and fellow guest Angel Haze in talking about a whole load of fresh new music. You can listen in online using your web browser, via your digital TV (it’s on Freeview channel 700, or thereabouts) or by tuning your old fashioned analogue radio to 97-99FM at 9pm GMT. If you want to join in, just tweet in using the hashtag #r1review and give Hugh some encouragement/abuse. We’re happy with either.
August 20th, 2013
It’s Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend. You knew that, right? Well, it’s that fact as to why the BBC Radio 1 Review Show are having a festival special this evening, and they’ve only gone and invited us back on to mouth off about a whole load of new tracks from the bands playing at the festivals this year. Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, is back on as a guest of Edith Bowman alongside Mallory Knox’s Sam Douglas – tune your radio (or more likely, your web browser) in to Radio 1 at 9pm BST to hear his mouth flapping and his opinions leak out all over the airwaves.
June 11th, 2013
BBC Radio 1 are currently in the middle of another week of Radio 1 Rocks, where the station celebrates rock with a week of special programming. That means they’re also having another rock edition of their BBC Radio 1 Review Show, and once again they asked Thrash Hits to step up and act as one of their guest pundits.
April 23rd, 2013
If you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter (err…why not?), then this might’ve passed you by: tonight our Editor, Raziq Rauf, was one of the guests on the BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, where he was one of the pundits joining Edith Bowman to talk about a whole loads of brand new tracks, including one the title-track from The Dillinger Escape Plan’s forthcoming album, One Of Us Is The Killer, as chosen by Raz himself.
December 20th, 2012
2012 was the year we went legit. Well, not really, but it was the year that we got to pull out Ron Burgandy’s “I’m kind of a big deal” attitude as BBC Radio 1 called us up and asked if we wanted to take part in the Radio 1 Review Show. Y’know – sharing our expert opinion on rock music and all that for an hour on national radio. Well, it was the Radio 1 Week of Rock, after all.
October 24th, 2012
In case you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter, then this might’ve passed you by: last night our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, spouting off about new tracks from Mallory Knox, Gnarwolves, Bullet For My Valentine, and his personal pick – Converge. Why did Edith Bowman invite us in as pundits? Well, it’s all down to Radio 1 Rocks – nearly a week of special programming where the UK’s flagship music broadcaster recognises that there are plenty of us out there who like our music LOUDER and HEAVIER than the average listener.
October 4th, 2012
While sorting out his record collection, Hugh Platt stumbled across a wealth of awesome bootleg recordings of bands you probably don’t remember or even care about. Not that he’s going to let that get in the way of him using this as excuse to blather on about Pulkas.
In 1998, a band that only a small minority of you will have probably heard of came in at no.4 in Metal Hammer magazine’s Critics’ Album of the Year list with their debut record, Greed. They also came in at some ridiculous high placing in the annual Readers’ Poll in the Best New Band category – they were top 5, but I’ll be damned if I can remember exactly which place they had. That band was a London four-piece by the name of Pulkas.
June 29th, 2009
We’re pleased to hear that those Tennesseeian emos, Paramore are going to release their new album, brand new eyes on 29 September 2009 through Fueled By Ramen again.
Just like with their song ‘Crushcrushcrush’, they again display a casual disregard for the common rules of spellang and grammer by leaving out the capital letters. Edgy. edgy?
December 14th, 2008
The Xfm Rock Show is hosted by the self-proclaimed “relentlessly-upbeat-colourful-midget”, Katie P. She’s no liar. Here, she talks to us about stuff that she likes and that you should like. In a relentless upbeat manner!
What was your highlight of 2008?
Probably the Never Say Die Tour – as it’s pretty fresh in my mind still – seeing Parkway Drive, Unearth and Architects on the same bill was incredible.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Missing seeing Alexisonfire at the Barfly as I had to go to work.
June 10th, 2008
As if you hadn’t heard the news already, this weekend sees the sixth annual Download Festival plug in at Donington Racetrack. Thrash Hits .com has been kindly invited by the great Jerry Ewing to pop in to the Total Rock studios and have a chat this weekend.
You’ll be able to find loads of cheeky backstage interviews and photos as well as live shots from loads of the bands performing over the weekend right here on Thrash Hits .com
Total Rock Radio will be broadcasting live from Download Festival 2008 as the official radio station at Donington. The station will be staying true to its “24/7 Rock And Metal Radio” tagline as it broadcasts from 12 noon on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 all the way through to 12 noon Monday, 16 June 2008.
If you’re driving to the festival you should keep your car radio tuned to 87.7 FM in the Midlands and then keep your portable radio tuned to it all the time you’re on-site. However, if you’re not going to the festival at all, you can listen online at TotalRock.com.
Tune in to Total Rock Radio between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hear the latest goings on at Download Festival 2008.