Thrash Hits verdict: As with pretty much all new bands, they formed from the ashes of a couple of bands from within the same local scene and Shrine did just that. With drummer, Liam Kearley and bassist, Andrew Gosden putting the band together with Joe Gosney, guitarist and today’s interview subject, they started putting music together. When Will Gardner’s band, Lithurgy parted ways, he added vocals. The result is a proggy, math riff-oriented mix of rock and metal that knows how long to linger on the melodies and when to descend into darker, sludgier ways. They’re releasing a new EP on 07 April 2014 but we’re streaming it below. Listen to it.
September 29th, 2013
In keeping with our ongoing theme of Winter metal-fest themed Sunday Slaylists, we were going to put something together today to herald the impending (and quite frankly magnificent-looking) Live Evil Festival 2013. We say “were”, because yesterday while bumming around on the internet, we found out that Dylan Hughes aka A Fist In The Face Of God got there first. And made a better mix than we ever could.
January 18th, 2013
It’s been snowing in London and that automatically made us think about what excellent heavy metal songs we know that concern the frosty flakes. Here’s our Top 6. It’s wildly open to discussion so feel free to post your suggestions to the completely not exhaustive list.
Narrows release ‘Absolute Betrayer’, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming second full-length, Painted
December 22nd, 2011
Those transatlantic metal innovators, Narrows, have gone and slipped out a preview for their forthcoming second full-length album, while we were busy throwing up Christmas decorations and generally being merry. ‘Absolute Betrayer’ showcases practically everything we love about this band, whipped into three-minute package of technicolour goodness – and you can check it out after the jump.
May 17th, 2011
After reforming last autumn, November Coming Fire have played a few shows and re-issued a couple of classic records but now they’re releasing brand new material. ‘Evocation’ was released this week via 30 Days Of Night so we had a little chat with guitarist, George Clift about life in the band in 2011.
April 27th, 2011
It’s been over five and a half years since Cave In released their last album, Perfect Pitch Black but with a three-year hiatus and an EP since then, their fifth album, White Silence cannot come soon enough. It’s released on 24 May 2011 via Hydra Head Records. Cave In have not released a bad album or EP. It’s unlikely that this pattern will change.
March 31st, 2011
The Foo Fighters documentary, Back And Forth will be shown at over 200 cinemas across Europe (100+ in the UK) for one night only on Thursday, 07 April. To top it off, the band is recording a performance of them playing their new album, Wasting Light in its entirety and this will be played directly after the film. Not bad, eh? You can win a pair of tickets to see it.
March 31st, 2011
A few hours ago, Jonathan Davis recorded a short message for his fans, along with some new dubstep-oriented beats and uploaded them to Soundcloud via his iPhone. We have been led to believe said beats will be incorporated into a brand new song called ‘Get Up’. Here is Davis’ eloquent speech:
“What’s up, everybody? It’s JD. We’re getting ready to fuck shit up again. Check this shit out. It’s new shit…”
March 14th, 2011
We went to see Black Label Society at Hammersmith Apollo last month and Jesus H Hetfield, our ears are still ringing. While we were there we just had to ask Godsized on how an unsigned metal band from Croydon, with only two EPs to their name, gets to support Black Label Society on the entire European leg of the Berzurkus 2011 Tour.
January 23rd, 2011
ETA Summer 2011