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Live: Thin Lizzy + Clutch @ London Hammersmith Apollo – 04 February 2011

February 8th, 2012

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There are bands that go well with a drink, and then there are bands that turn even the lightest drinker into a nonstop, unapologetic booze machine. To have two bands of the latter kind on the same bill is kinda genius and also kinda dangerous. Our livers were quivering in fear when we set off for this one.

Six things we learned when Thin Lizzy and Clutch played in London

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Top 6: Clutch – Neil Fallon on beer, glorious beer

January 16th, 2012

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If you hadn’t realised, we like beer. We like drinking it. We like drinking new versions of it. We like talking about it. That’s why, when the mighty Clutch released their own beer, we thought we’d talk to singer, Neil Fallon about beer. Talking about beer is the second most enjoyable beer-related activity after drinking the lovely, lovely stuff, after all. Mmmm. Beer.

Neil Fallon tells us about his Top 6 beers:

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Album: Barn Burner – Bangers

February 18th, 2010

Barn Burner
Metal Blade
16 February 2010

by Tom Dare

Canadians Barn Burner have delivered a debut album that does exactly what it says on the tin. What we have here is a collection of banging rock songs. What they want you to believe is that they present an original, unique rock vision. On this front, they fall well short – but don’t be put off, as there’s a good slab of rock to be had here.

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Hard Rock Hell II lineup finalised

July 2nd, 2008

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The lineup for the second annual Hard Rock Hell, niftily sub-titled “The Dragon’s Ball”, has been finalised and it has shaped up magnificently.

The 48-hour maelstrom of rock and metal at the UK’s will take place on 5-7 December 2008 at the only rock ‘n’ roll bootcamp, located at Pontin’s, Prestatyn Sands in North Wales.

There are few things more fun that hard rocking whilst hard boozing in a Pontin’s – especially when you don’t need to worry about your parents finding out. We know this from last year’s inaugural and hugely successful HRH.

While we have the mighty Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy headlining the Classic Rock Stage, there are some very exciting developments on the Radio 1/Metal Hammer Stage as the Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter curates.

Carter is going to showcase some Thrash Hits .com favourites from the emerging rock scene including sets from Canadian rising stars Cancer Bats as well as Brighton heavyweights Johnny Truant and the mighty The Ghost Of A Thousand.

Tickets, including entry to the festival, accommodation and car parking, start from as little as £90 if you are prepared to share (destroy) a chalet with six other headbanging buddies. Find out more at

Hard Rock Hell II Lineup:

Friday 5th Dec

Classic Rock Stage
Thin Lizzy

Radio 1/Metal Hammer Stage:
Cancer Bats
Johnny Truant
The Ghost of a Thousand
The Plight
Cry for Silence

Young Blood Stage:
Big Linda
Attica Rage

Saturday 6th Dec

Classic Rock Stage:
Black Label Society
Orange Goblin
Viking Skull
Pilgrim Fathers

Born Again Stage:
Spit Like This
Praying Mantis
Pride Tiger (UK Debut)
Tygers of Pan Tang

Porshamar Stage:
Outcry Fire
This is Menace

Clive Aid Stage:
Hecate Enthroned
Million$ Reloaded
Pig Iron
Tokyo Dragons
Warrior Soul


New tours and releases roundup – 26 June 2008

June 26th, 2008

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A whole bunch of new albums have been announced these past few days. The most exciting has to be Trvium’s fourth full-length effort, Shogun. Unleashed on 29 September 2008 through Roadrunner Records ahead of their co-headline Unholy Alliance tour with Slayer, early reports suggest that they’re back to actually sounding like Trivium and that it’s rather a good album.

Undoubtedly less exciting but definitely more unit-shifting is the announcement that dour, 12 million-selling alt-metallers Staind have joined the Roadrunner stable. Their sixth album, The Illusion Of Progress is released on 8 September 2008, just before they tour arenas with their new labelmates, Nickelback (inexplicably pictured above).

Belfast Odyssey
13 Dublin RDS Simmonscourt
15 Manchester MEN Arena
16 Sheffield Arena
18 Birmingham NEC
19 London O2 Arena
21 London Wembley Arena

Something that Thrash Hits .com is definitely looking forward to is the debut album from Rolo Tomassi. Recently signed to Hassle Records – home to Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats and Juliette & The Licks among others – Hysterics will be released on 22 September 2008 with a sweat-drenched free launch party that day at London’s Old Blue Last.

The best tour that we’ve heard about has Australian metalcore masters Parkway Drive and Boston legends Unearth headlining it this November. The Never Say Die Tour also has Architects, Protest The Hero, Whitechapel and Carnifex frequenting some odd parts of the country.

Yeovil Westland
11 Manchester Academy 2
12 Glasgow Arches
13 Sheffield Corporation
14 Peterborough Cresset
15 London Forum

Thin Lizzy are releasing a 15-track live album from their historic UK Tour ’75. The full set will be released on deluxe CD with a 20-page booklet of previously unseen live photos and liner notes on 8 September 2008 through MLP.

‘Fighting My Way Back’
‘It’s Only Money’
‘Wild One’
‘For Those Who Love To Live’
‘Still In Love With You’
‘The Rocker’
‘Sha La La’
‘Baby Drives Me Crazy’
‘Me And The Boys’
‘Cowboy Song (Derby Blues)’
‘Little Darling’
‘Sound Check Jam’

Canadian gym-metallers Blessed By A Broken Heart are going to release their much-anticipated debut album Pedal To The Metal on 18 August 2008 and will follow it up with a UK tour almost four months later with I Am Ghost, Devil’s Gift and Fei Comodo in tow.

Cardiff Barfly
05 London ULU
06 Poole Mr C’s
07 Wrexham Central Station
08 Liverpool Barfly
09 Glasgow Cathouse
10 Birmingham Barfly
11 Nottingham Rock City
12 York Fibbers
13 Brighton Concorde 2

Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry are a band that are clearly hitting both sides of the rock fence. Having performed at both Isle Of Wight and Download Festival on the same weekend, they have announced a new album, Folklore And Superstition to be released on 18 August 2008 via Roadrunner Records. Currently supporting Def Leppard and Whitesnake on their arena tour, BSC have announced winter dates.

Manchester Academy
6 Newcastle Academy
7 Glasgow Barrowlands
9 Sheffield Octagon
10 Birmingham Academy
11 Bristol Academy
13 Oxford Academy
14 London Brixton Academy

Emo kings Hawthorne Heights are staying busy in preparation for the release of their third album, Fragile Future on 4 August 2008 through Victory Records. They will be touring with Linkin Park on the Projekt Revolution tour across the US from 16 July to 27 August. A UK tour is threatened later in the year.

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