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Future Hits 128: Darkshaft

November 14th, 2012

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Darkshaft
From: East London, UK (via New Zealand)
Lazy equation: (The James Cleaver Quintet – Lucozade) x just enough added melody to keep it from all going tits up.
URL: Facebook / Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: The best recommendations for music come from your friends, right? We got an email from Hugh from Astrohenge the other week, recommending Darkshaft to us. Being big fans of both the ‘henge records to date, we headed over to  Darkshaft’s website and got an earful of calculated discordance  We caught up with Michael Triponel, guitarist (and co-vocalist) of the duo, and we managed to do so without making even one lazy Flight Of The Conchords joke.

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Future Hits 112: Amulet

February 2nd, 2012

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Amulet

From: London, UK
Lazy equation: (Cathedral + Saint Vitus) x lots and lots of Black Sabbath.
URL: Facebook // Big Cartel

Thrash Hits Verdict: 
Is “retro” a dirty word? Are we doing the history of metal a disservice by referring to bands as “traditional” metal? Should we just shut the hell up, and stop trying to pigeonhole every damn band in the world? Isn’t it about time we featured a band in Future Hits that we heard about through genuine word-of-mouth – as in “a band someone we met in a pub told us about”, rather than “someone emailed us a Facebook link”? That’s where a band like Amulet come in. We dropped an email to band’s guitarist, “Heathen” Steven, to ask him some similarly pointed (and similarly dickish) questions.

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