Thrash Hits

record label

Label Profile 008: Pest Productions

October 30th, 2013

Pest Productions Logo Thrash Hits

Ever since Tom Dare swanned out of our lives and back into the editorial fold over at Terrorizer, we’ve had a bit of a black metal-shaped hole in our coverage here at Thrash Hits. That’s why we asked prolific scribe Cheryl Carter, she of Metal Hammer magazine, Cvlt Nation, Scene Point Blank, and her own website, Bleak Metal, if she fancied writing a few words for us on a black metal topic of her choice…

[Read more →]

The Thrash Hits Podcast 015: What’s in a label?

September 28th, 2012

Thrash Hits Podcast 1

This week, Raz and Hugh tackle the somewhat-thorny subject of the role record labels have to play in the modern metal scene. From Warner Bros. Roadrunner Records cull, to Hydra Head’s decision to close, through to Century Media’s digital litigationathon and the power of modern micro-labels, we’ve gone at it from all angles. We also throw out some brief reaction to the news of Slipknot being booked as the third and final headliner for Download Festival 2013.

[Read more →]

Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Hydra Head Records….

September 16th, 2012

Hydra Head Records R.I.P 2 Thrash Hits

As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.

[Read more →]

EXCLUSIVE: Thrash Hits hears new Biffy Clyro material

June 4th, 2008

Biffy Clyro in the park

Biffy Clyro invited Thrash Hits .com down to their record label offices this afternoon to have an early listen to some brand new, just-recorded songs.

Simon Neil and co have been recording some demos and while they have rough versions of about ten tracks, there is only one song which is completely finished and it’s called ‘Mountains’.

It is 3min 19sec of slightly angular, stadium-filling riff rock with a killer refrain of, “I am the mountain / I am the sea/ You can’t take that away from me.” It will stick in your head after the very first listen – I guarantee it. Expect a hell of a lot of distortion and a more positive outlook for their forthcoming fifth album, touted for release in 2009.

Listen to ‘Mountains’ by Biffy Clyro
‘Mountains’ will be released as a single on Monday, 25 August 2008 after Reading & Leeds Festival and you can pre-order it at Amazon. ‘Paperfriend’ is a possible B-side – a song which was fully recorded during the Puzzle sessions but was left off the final cut.

Watch this clip of ‘Mountains’ being debuted at Electric Weekend Festival in Getafe, Spain on 30 May 2008. It’s really crappy quality both in terms of sound and vision so don’t expect too much from this but rest assured ‘Mountains’ sounds amazing.

Since the release of Puzzle in May 2007, the Scottish trio have toured incessantly with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Bloc Party, Oceansize and Linkin Park and have played festivals around the world.

Biffy Clyro will be performing at Download, Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading & Leeds festivals this summer.

Look out for an interview with Biffy Clyro on Thrash Hits .com, where they talk about the new album as well as coming to the end of the Puzzle campaign, very, very soon.

Tags
Keep up with Thrash Hits. Click like and follow.
X