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The Month in Black Metal with Cheryl Carter – November 2014

November 27th, 2014

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Last week we kicked off our new series of genre-specific columns with Prog, and this week we’re turning our attention to things a little nastier. We’ve asked Cheryl Carter to give us her insight to the past month (well, month and a bit – we’re just getting into the swing of this whole “regular schedule” thing, after all) in Black Metal…

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Thrash Hits’ Favourite Moments of 2013

December 12th, 2013

2013 thrash hits favourite moments of the year

Life is funny. Music is fun. Life is serious. Music is serious. As in life, it is in music. There are moments that are hilarious and others that are much less so. Either way, they stick in your mind. Whether you revel in having fun or in poking fun, you will have had a Favourite Moment in 2013 and that’s what this list is. Some of them are utter abominations of class and style but that’s why you’re on this pitiful excuse of a website. Hooray.

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Sunday Slaylist: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

June 3rd, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sunday Spotify Slaylist Thrash Hits

If you’re a resident of the UK (and statistically, you probably are), you won’t have been able to escape the furore surrounding the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Whether or not you’re hoisting a beer in recognition of the extra Bank Holiday this has given us, or whether you’re sulkily avoiding anywhere and everywhere that’s smothered itself in celebratory bunting, you can’t avoid it. And because of this week’s Sunday Slaylist, you can’t avoid it on Thrash Hits either.

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #4

March 1st, 2012

In the final part of his look at the Black Metal evolution over the past 20 years, today Tom Dare is examining the murkier and more indistinct realms of “post”-Black Metal band, as well as those bands who might’ve moved beyond the boundaries of Black Metal musically, still remain within the genre in spirit, at least….

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Sunday Slaylist: Trve Kvlt Krieg Norsk Black Metal

February 26th, 2012

Darkthrone A Blaze In The Northern Sky Spotify Slaylist Thrash Hits

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s seminal second album, A Blaze In The Northern Sky. As this pretty much makes today the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have (for the sake of clarity we’ll ignore the first wave, yeah?), we’re going to be marking the occasion in with a Spotify Slaylist seeped in old necro evil.

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Sunday Slaylist: IT SNOWED!!!111!!

February 5th, 2012

Guess The Snowy Album Cover? Thrash Hits

Look, we’re a bit tired, we’ve foolishly agreed to cook Sunday lunch today, and we still have to trudge down the shops to buy a big slab of meat to cook for it. With much of the UK currently under 2 inches of snow, can you blame us for going with an obvious topic this Sunday? That’s why we’ve gone for the bleedingly obvious choice of a Winter-themed Sunday Slaylist.

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WIN! FOUR tickets to Hammerfest 2011!

February 21st, 2011

Hammerfest 3 March 2011 prestatyn pontins thrash hits competition win

Oh yes. Hammerfest 3 – headlined by Accept, Entombed and Satyricon – is taking place at Pontin’s in Prestatyn Sands, North Wales between Thursday, 17 March 2011 and Saturday, 19 March 2011. We’ve got four (4) (FOUR) tickets to give away. That means that if you win, you can take three (3) (THREE) friends with you. That’s pretty good, eh?!

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Album: 1349 – Demonoir

May 24th, 2010

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Demonoir
Indie Recordings
26 April 2010

by Tom Dare

Sweet unholy Satan, where the fuck did this come from? When did 1349 get anywhere near capable of making a record like this? They’ve made some good records, yes, but nothing that grabs you by the crotch and leads you on such a vicious crusade to scourge all that is light and good from the world in the way Demonoir does.

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Album: 1349 – Revelations of the Black Flame

May 15th, 2009

1349 promo photo Paul Harries Thrash Hits

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Revelations of the Black Flame
Candlelight Records
25 May 2009

by Tom Gibbons

A series of prolonged torturous screams opens and sets the tone Revelations of the Black Flame, the latest opus from Oslo-based black metallers, 1349. Never a band to give fans an easy ride, the Norwegians long-awaited fifth studio album stays tr00 to their black metal purist roots, but manages to give them a malevolent twist.

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