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Album: Old Gods – Stylized Violence

July 29th, 2013

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Old Gods
Stylized Violence
Forge Again
23 July 2013

by Lee MacBride Parker

Hands up! How many of you Dillinger Escape Plan aficionados realised that, eighteen months prior to his discreet tip-toe out of the fold, guitarist Jeff Tuttle was fronting another band? Yes, they even released a self-titled EP in 2011 which largely went unnoticed to pretty much anyone outside of Detroit (well, anyone who doesn’t read Thrash Hits, at any rate).

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WIN! A copy of The Armed’s incredible Spreading Joy EP on sexy 7″ vinyl

February 12th, 2013

The Armed 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

We like The Armed. We like them a lot. We like how they give away free, lossless digital versions of all their music just because they want to. We love that they do this so their music can be unrestrained by anything even slightly approaching commercial concerns. We love that they sound like the angriest bits of The Dillinger Escape Plan roaring bitter fury at a tornado. We like The Armed so much that we bought extra copies of the sexy 7-inch vinyl version of their latest EP, Spreading Joy, for the express purpose of giving them away to YOU.

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Last.fm think we’re Best of the Blogs. No biggie.

September 14th, 2012

Thrash Hits on Last.fm

We know we’re damn good at what we do. We’ve got nominated for awards and stuff, so we’re not totally out of our gourd to have that opinion. You probably think we’re at least pretty good at what we do too, otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this. And the folks over at Last.fm think we’re pretty damn good at what we do too – that’s why they asked us to be the latest entry in their Best of the Blogs feature over in their Last.fm Originals section and to inform the masses of Last.fm users about three bands we’ve been listening to recently – Black Moth, History Of The Hawk (Did we mention that we were hosting History Of The Hawk’s album release show in November, where they’ll be supported by Throne, Empress, and Cult Cinema? And that tickets are a mere £4 in advance? Do your duty, dear readers), and The Armed.

Anyway, go check out our blog for Last.fm here, and while you’re at it, you should go and join the Thrash Hits group on Last.fm to see how you compare to some of our other miscreant readers.

Top 6: Reasons we’re not (too) sad that Jeff Tuttle has left The Dillinger Escape Plan

August 18th, 2012

Jeff Tuttle from The Dillinger Escape Plan by Ben Gibson Thrash Hits

Okay. That blog title is a massive piece of misdirection. When the news came in yesterday that Jeff Tuttle had decided to part ways with The Dillinger Escape Plan, we were really bummed out. We frickin’ love DEP, and we frickin’ love what Tuttle brought to the band. Although he didn’t appear on Ire Works, Tuttle had been in the band since they started touring that release, and his contributions to 2010’s Option Paralysis – which was Thrash Hits’ Album of 2010 – can’t be understated either.

However, rather than despair that a member of our favourite bands has decided to leave, we’re giving this one a positive spin. Which is why we’ve gone and put together….

Six we’re not (too) sad that Jeff Tuttle has left The Dillinger Escape Plan:

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Help The Armed to keep recording and therefore continue to be awesome

March 22nd, 2012

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If you’ve been reading Thrash Hits for any length of time now, you’ll know we’ve got a lot of time for The Armed. In case you’re new to these parts, The Armed are DIY-as-fuck, Detroit-based, DEP-associated badasses, who put out all of their releases for free download. Well, DIY is all good, and giving away ALL your music for free is even better, but it doesn’t exactly pay the bills when it comes to recording new material. Which is why The Armed need your help.

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