Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy returned this week with its 43rd episode – if you’re not on board with the superb (and Thrash Hits-sponsored) music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman, then this Sunday is as good as ever to dive right in.
November 3rd, 2013
About 18 months ago we posted about Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy – the quite frankly brilliant music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman. Rocknowledgy is a (now) monthly show where Valient Himself takes a John Peel-esque approach to music, playing music from across the spectrum – you’re as likely to hear old soul jams on an episode as you are hardcore punk. We bloody love it – and that’s why we’re sponsoring Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months.
July 21st, 2013
It’s been a while since we nominated a podcast for a Sunday Slaylist, rather than just slapping together something on Spotify that’s vaguely connected to the week’s news. So this week, we’re delving back into the world of musician-published podcasts, and taking a look at the sublime and devastating funny Overnight Drive.
May 20th, 2012
April 8th, 2012
With all the brouhaha regarding summer outdoor festivals, we somewhat neglected a springtime indoor one that’s taking place on our very doorstep – DesertFest. Today is the third and final day of the first London incarnation of the festival, where more than 50 stoner, doom, spacerock and sludge bands have been giving the foundations of Camden Town a solid shake-up. If – like us – you had to miss this year’s festival, you can at least console yourself with the Spotify Slaylist we’ve made in the festival’s honour.
March 4th, 2012
All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….
February 26th, 2012
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.
March 21st, 2010
Normally we leave it up to our Deputy Editor to cobble together our Slaylists when he’s one shade or another of hungover. Not so this week – step forward Tom Dare with his Slaylist of EPIC proportions…
In a world where metal rules (“and if you don’t like it die” – Paul Baloff), one nation consistently ignored one of the finest styles of metal. That nation was the UK, and that style was power metal. One man began a quest to expose some of the ultimate greatness displayed by power metal bands.