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Album: Skindred – Union Black

April 19th, 2011

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Skindred
Union Black
BMG / 7pm Records
25 April 2011

by Amit Sharma

There is no doubt that Skindred are one of the most exciting live acts the UK has produced in the past decade. Even your most purist, elitist and holier-than-thou of metalheads would struggle to fault their consistently explosive stage performances. That said, whilst it’s commonplace for most bands to sound better live than on record – the incongruity is at its most severe with Skindred. The three albums that precede Union Black have showcased how innovative this Welsh quartet can be, though never quite captured the absolute intensity of what they are capable of. After years of touring and proving their worth to the masses, will this be the record that does them justice?

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Album: Claustrofobia – I See Red

September 29th, 2009

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Claustrofobia
I See Red
Candlelight Records
05 October 2009

by Stephen Milnes

When an album has a tracks with titles such as ‘Evil University’ and ‘Raining Shit’ on it, it’s a pretty good bet that it’s going to be fun. Maybe even to the point of a cartoonish caricature of metal itself.

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In Photos: Soulfly, Gama Bomb, Trigger The Bloodshed @ London ULU – 16 August 2008

August 20th, 2008

Soulfly headlined London ULU with Gama Bomb and Trigger The Bloodshed in support for a Kerrang! Awards Show.

Graham Pentz was there to take some photos.

Soulfly, Gama Bomb & Trigger The Bloodshed @ London ULU photo gallery

Win tickets to Kerrang! Week Of Rock

August 8th, 2008

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The folk at Kerrang! are having their annual Week of Rock in the lead up to the Kerrang! Awards 2008 and Thrash Hits .com has got some tickets to give away.

The bands are playing at either London’s Camden Barfly or ULU despite being able to sell out much, much bigger venues. These are going to be pretty special shows and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to each of the following:

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Soulfly @ ULU
17 Skindred @ Barfly
18 Anti Flag @ ULU
19 Mindless Self Indulgence @ Barfly
20 Avenged Sevenfold @ ULU

To enter this competition to win a pair of tickets to a Kerrang! Week Of Rock show of your choice, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

How many years has Kerrang! been in circulation?

Email your answer with your name, address and a contact telephone number as well as your preferred show to competition@thrashhits.com with “Kerrang!” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 11am Wednesday, 14 August 2008. The winners will be notified by telephone and/or email.

American Goalies Who Like Metal

July 2nd, 2008

It came to our attention that American goalkeepers in the English Premiership are occasionally fans of heavy metal. Joe Shooman dives into the unknown with the most unpredictable bunch of sportsmen available.

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It’s fairly common knowledge that Stuart ‘Psycho’ Pearce is bang up for a bit of punk, and when the Pistols played at Finsbury Park in ’96 he got onstage with em for a bit of a mosh. ‘Cause he’s a top geezer, innit.

He was also spotted (by me) at a Stiff Little Fingers gig in Liverpool a few years later. He’s not as tall as you think, but he does look rock hard and I certainly wouldn’t f**k with him.

Most of the top footballists of our revered Premiership think a good night out is a bottle of Grey Goose followed by a rendition of ‘Soulja Boi’ and puking over some pneumatic tart they’ve picked up then calling it foreplay.

However, it’s refreshing to note that there is a phenomenon extant in the UK which we at Thrash Hits .com will call American Goalies Who Like S**t Metal. Because they do. Well. At least two of them anyway.

Take Reading FC’s Marcus Hahnemann for example. Not only does he share a surname with Jeff of Slayer, he’s also got quite a pre-match ritual.

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“I’ll be listening to Slipknot or Tool,” he told an interviewer. “Something really hard and in your face to get you pumped up.” He’ll also drink four cans of Red Bull. Just what you need before facing Kevin Davies and his ilk.

Similarly, Fulham FC’s Kasey Keller is mad for the more aggressive side of rawk. He used to play for Borussia Monchengladbach, which is also a damn good name for a metal band if you ask us.

“When I want to have the weight room to myself,” said Keller to USA Today, “I put in some music and then slowly I do. Slipknot or Soulfly will do the job pretty well. You can always put in some death metal like Satyricon or Opeth, that will get them going.”

We’re gonna take some footballs to Download Festival next year and see if it works in reverse so that we can clear a decent area for a picnic during Slayer’s set. Which is probably stupid.

Watch Kasey Keller at his best

Tim Howard (pictured up top, throwing the horns, probably), meanwhile, the Tourettes-suffering minder of Everton’s onion bag, is well into God’s Greatest Hits (his fave song is Psalm 118:24) so doubtless disapproves. Or listens to Stryper.

Brad Friedel was last seen online updating his blog which is quite frankly of dubious provenance, unless the Blackburn goalie really does like making lists of Chuck Norris-esque facts like “[I] once breast-fed a flamingo back to health” or claiming to have eaten homeless people and impregnate most of North West England. Including the blokes. It’s pretty damned rock ‘n’ roll whichever way you look at it.

Whether this love of noise is down to the fact that these guys are trying to prove themselves manly in the face of the US perception of footy (soccer, indeed) being a girl’s sport is up for discussion, of course, but it’s still better than yer usual twat-faced footballer in a top-end Porsche with Phil Collins blasting out the sunroof.

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