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The Month in Prog with David Keevill – April 2015

April 21st, 2015

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The sun is out, the sun is shining, but we’re not slumming it in parks listening to terrible summer music just yet. Oh no. Some of us are making sure the beard-stroking, mind-expanding sphere that is Prog isn’t going unattended – step forward David Keevill, who returns with his latest column examining what the big stories and events in the world of Prog have been over the last few weeks…

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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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Thrash Hits Writers’ Top Albums of 2013

December 11th, 2013

2013 thrash hits writers albums of the year

As much as it’s The Right Thing to say that music isn’t a competition, it’s also fair and correct to point out that music is not your children. You’re allowed to have a favourite and you usually do. That’s why we like to focus on our favourites. here are some brief explanations as to why our contributors’ favourite albums are their favourite albums.

Of course, all of these favourite albums were compiled and democratised into an overall Thrash Hits Album of 2013. If you’d like to read TH Editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt‘s Top 3 albums of 2013, you should click here. They’re special and one of them is writing about himself in third person right now.

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Live: Steven Wilson @ London Royal Festival Hall – 04 March 2012

March 6th, 2013

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The Porcupine Tree mastermind is determined to make it as a solo artist, with emphasis on both the “solo” and the “artist”. With the first two headline gigs in London being held at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, this is a grandiose upgrade for Steven Wilson. Even his mother was in attendance – in the Royal Box. Class.

Six things we learnt when we saw Steven Wilson on the Southbank

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Album: Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

May 7th, 2012

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Storm Corrosion
Storm Corrosion
Roadrunner Records
07 May 2012

by Tom Dare

What happens when two of the most inspired, talented, and generally superb musicians in progressive metal get together? What have Opeth genius, Mikael Åkerfeldt, and Porcupine Tree maestro Steven Wilson birthed when mixing their mighty musical chromosomes? I’ll save you the piss-poor attempts at suspense: it’s one of the most brilliant records you’ll hear all year. That’s not the surprising bit. What you couldn’t predict is how strikingly different Storm Corrosion is.

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Album: Memories Of Machines – Warm Winter

May 6th, 2011

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Memories Of Machines
Warm Winter
Mascot Records
16 May 2011

by Amit Sharma

It’s not often that a debut album is this vigorously anticipated in the prog circles. Warm Winter has taken six years to record and release, and ended up being a lot more than a two man project. The credentials of Tim Bowness (no-man) and Giancarlo Erra (Nosound) alone are impressive enough, but when you look at the list of collaborators on these 11 tracks, you really know you’re in for a treat. Interestingly pretty much all the songwriting is credited to the duo, with the exception of ‘Lost And Found In The Digital World’ which was co-written by Robert Fripp. That’s right, Mr. King Crimson himself.

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Live: Porcupine Tree @ Hammersmith Apollo – 09 October 2009

October 13th, 2009

We liked prog at Thrash Hits back when it was uncool to like prog. Is it still uncool to like prog? We don’t care – we still like prog. Which is why Amit Sharma busted down to West London last week to catch Porcupine Tree progging it up

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Steven Wilson must be pretty darn chuffed with himself at the moment: Porcupine Tree have just released new album, The Incident, to rave reviews and plenty of the tour dates listed on their website proudly state the words ‘Sold Out’. Tonight’s London show is just one of them…

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Album: Porcupine Tree – The Incident

September 14th, 2009

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The Incident
Roadrunner Records
14 September 2009

by Raziq Rauf

The very notion of a 55-minute title track should be enough to make most people giggle a little bit. There are implications of ‘concept album’ and insinuations of ‘prog-rock’ involved in that notion. Neither of these things are not cool, but they encompass exactly what The Incident is, and exactly what Porcupine Tree do.

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