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Hammerfest 2012: Reviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

March 18th, 2012

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It’s time for the first Thrash Hits festival splash page of 2012! This dubious honour once again falls to Hammerfest. All of our Hammerfest 2012 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. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights. Every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that our man David Keevill overheard, and every outrgeous photo of Pontins-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme snapped, will be here.

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Top 10s of 2011: Our Contributors

December 10th, 2011

Thrash Hits 2011 Albums of the Year

We’ve shown you what Raz and Hugh’s albums of the year are, but they’re not the only ones responsible for the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011. Oh no. We’ve got a whole load of contributors – writers, photographers, and miscellaneous behind-the-scenes types – that help keep Thrash Hits running smoothly, and the albums they loved the most from 2011 matter just as much as those favoured by the boss men.

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Album: Heart In Hand – Only Memories

June 1st, 2011

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Heart In Hand
Only Memories

Siege Of Amida
25 May 2011

by Andy Parker 

Released back in May, this debut album for Heart In Hand details the progressive nature of what’s been evolving within the South coast hardcore scene over the last few years. Produced by Andy Hayball (who’s engineered previous releases by Bring Me The Horizon) this progressive hardcore from recent SGR signing Heart In Hand in the vein of Polar, The Comanche Cipher and Devil Sold His Soul.

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Album: Thursday – Common Existence

March 5th, 2009

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Thursday
Common Existence
Epitaph
16 February 2009

by Mischa Pearlman

Thursday have long been the unspoken heroes of the post-hardcore world, happy being quietly devastating on their own (relatively) small-scale terms as other bands have copied and cheapened their sound to ride the wave of mainstream success.

The world is such that this will probably never change – the New Jersey band may forever be destined to cult status and critical acclaim rather than the superstardom of some of their plagiarists – but it’s essentially irrelevant, because that’s the wrong gauge by which to measure things.

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