Thrash Hits

Strapping Young Lad

Live & Photos: Devin Townsend presents The Retinal Circus @ London Roundhouse – 27 October 2012

November 3rd, 2012

Devin Townsend 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

There will be Steve Vai. There will be Strapping Young Lad. And, of course, there will be Ziltoid The Omniscient. For one night only, Devin Townsend is bringing The Retinal Circus to London. Ruth Booth headed to the Roundhouse to watch this strange rebirth through a giant green alien vagina.

Six things we learned when Devin Townsend’s Retinal Circus came to London:

[Read more →]

Album: Xerath – II

April 7th, 2011

Xerath
II
Candlelight Records
25 April 2011

by Tom Dare

Second albums can be a tense time, but when the second album raises the standards significantly, hones what the debut did so distinctively from a rough sketch to the full glorious multicoloured picture – as Xerath have with II – the effect is instant. It’s taken me several weeks to calm down enough and stop shouting “FUCK YES!” so I can tell you about how brilliant this is. [Read more →]

Tags
Bands

Album: Mnemic – Sons of the System

March 12th, 2010

Mnemic
Sons of the System
Nuclear Blast
18 January 2010

 

by Andy Parker

The release of The Audio Injected Soul saw Denmark’s Mnemic receive serious acclaim from the metal world. Released in 2004, for many it was the teat desperately needed since the demise of the industrial nipple that was Fear Factory. Similar characteristics appeared and with single ‘Deathbox’ reaching charts worldwide the band quickly became a hot property.

[Read more →]

Tags
Bands

Album: The Devin Townsend Project – Addicted

November 11th, 2009

Devin Townsend 2009 promo photo Thrash Hits

The Devin Townsend Project
Addicted
HevyDevy Records
17 November 2009

by Tom Gibbons

One of alternative music’s most outrageously multi-talented lunatics is back, armed with a bald head, a new-found sobriety, and 60 fresh songs produced under The Devin Townsend Project moniker. Addicted is the second album of Townsend’s 4-album journey through his past styles, prior influences, and current state of middle-aged madness.

[Read more →]

Tags

Album: Xerath – I

June 5th, 2009

Xerath promo photo Thrash Hits

Xerath
I
Candlelight Records
25 May 2009

by Tom Gibbons

With a tip of the hat and nod of the head in the direction of Meshuggah and Strapping Young Lad, Xerath’s I marks their latest step into the big bad world of extreme experimental metal. A cauldron of cleverly crafted orchestral tech-metal, the Basingstoke quartet’s debut is the end-product of two years of attempts at fusing film-score epicness with syncopated guitar rhythms. It’s a blueprint that rightfully saw that band win Terrorizer’s Fear Candy Unsigned crown last year.

[Read more →]

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