It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest 2014. All of our coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and so on), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our team overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.
March 16th, 2014
March 6th, 2013
South By Southwest is a wonderful place where Foo Fighters play on the patio of a bar and Kvelertak play five shows in three days and we see them all by dumb luck. While the big picture says SXSW is about bands for radio, the underground says it’s all about metal. That’s why the pizza shop on 6th St is called Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza and has a dozen metal bands playing in its backyard every day. There are also some excellent bands flying over to Austin from the UK. Here’s a rundown of the seven that we could find.
November 25th, 2012
Yet another reason you need to come to Thrash Hits Presents 03: Throne are using it as the launch party for their new 7″
November 12th, 2012
As if you needed yet another reason to come along to the third Thrash Hits Presents… night at the end of the month, the guys in Throne have decided they’re going to use the gig as the launch party for their brand spanking-new double A-side 7″.
October 11th, 2012
We don’t write about every tiny band in the world in a hope to one day claiming that we wrote about them first. Take a look at our Future Hits section if you want proof. We DID however tip Turbowolf, Black Moth AND Wet Nuns, though. They played a gig together in London so of course we sent David Keevill down to watch them whilst feeling unnecessarily smug to ourselves.
Six things we learnt from Future Hits alumni in Highbury:
September 13th, 2012
August 7th, 2012
With Bloodstock Open Air 2012 mere days away, Hugh invited Thrash Hits’ in-house black metal afficionado, Tom Dare, into the studio to break down who we think will be the big hits and misses of the UK’s trvest, kvltest, outdoor Summer festival. We also gave props out to Randy Blythe showing more class in his statement after being released from prison than 90% of the shoddy reporting surrounding his arrest, as well giving a break down of the four bands playing Thrash Hits Presents…no.3 at the Old Blue Last in November.
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August 2nd, 2012
From: London, UK
Lazy equation: (Monster Magnet circa ’91 + Matt Pike at the exact moment he was equal-parts committed to Sleep and High On Fire) x Lots and lots of Black Sabbath.
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Thrash Hits verdict: We like Throne so much that we’re putting them on the bill of the third Thrash Hits Presents… night later this year. When we first saw them supporting Ancient VVisdom earlier this year, we just knew that the next time we got our act together into organising a gig, Throne’s big, fuzzy, tidal-wave-crush of riffs would have a place on the bill. If our booking them isn’t enough of a recommendation on its own as to why you should check them out ASAP, here’s a chat we had with the band after that AVV show.
Thrash Hits presents… History Of The Hawk, Throne, Cult Cinema + Empress @ London Old Blue Last – 30 November 2012
August 2nd, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve put on a gig so we figured we’d put the most exciting young bands that we’ve seen recently onto one bill. Headlining is awesome Midlands experimental hardcore quintet, History Of The Hawk. They’re supported by a London-based triumvirate of awesome: doom-mongers Throne will be getting heads banging before them while atmospheric black metallers Cult Cinema and brand new prog metallers Empress will be opening the night.