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The Month in Prog with David Keevill – Jan/Feb 2015

February 12th, 2015

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After their brief but well-deserved Winter hibernation, we’ve finally gotten round to poking our columnists back to consciousness and then to their keyboards so they can bang out some more monthly missives for us on their respective corners of the rock and metal pantheon. First up is David Keevill, who returns with to take a long hard look at what’s been going on in Prog so far this year…

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012

December 13th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

Well, it’s all been leading to this. The votes are in, the results have been tabulated, calculated, and any other kind of mathematically something-lated you can think of. This is the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Hydra Head Records….

September 16th, 2012

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As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.

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Album: Torche – Harmonicraft

May 16th, 2012

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Torche
Harmonicraft
Volcom
23 April 2012

by David Keevil

When an album comes along that fits so inherently into the stride of your life, it’s often difficult to tell whether it’s because it’s so inconspicuous that it barely registers or that it’s a monumental moment in the history of your consumption of music. Harmonicraft, the third studio album by Torche, undeniably falls into the latter bracket.

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Future Hits 051: Ramming Speed

May 25th, 2010

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Ramming Speed
From: Boston, USA
Sounds like: Municipal Waste ramming Torche with speed
Myspace: MySpace.com/OfficialRammingSpeed

Thrash Hits verdict: If there is one thing better than the blazing sun, it’s thrash – a musical genre scientifically proven to be the more fun that a swimming pool full of beer. It is in this humble spirit that Thrash Hits present to you Ramming Speed: a five-headed rock monster straight outta Boston, for those who like their music fast, their solos harmonised and double, nay triple denim. On a mammoth European tour this summer check out their recent album Brainwreck for a slice of no-nonsense musical mayhem.

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Photos: Eurockéennes Festival – 03, 04, 05 July 2009

July 10th, 2009

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Roving Thrash Hits photographer, Gary Wolstenholme only went and found himself in a French nature reserve last weekend. When he wasn’t eating baguettes, Boursin and red, red wine, whilst getting massaged on an organic sunlounger, Gary was attending Eurockéennes Festival. Luckily he had a camera to take loads of photos of bands like Slipknot and Gojira. Not bad.

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2008 into 2009: Nachtmystium

December 6th, 2008

Founding member of psychedelic, extreme metallers Nachtmystium, Blake Judd talks about his plans to nail nuns and his year of getting nailed by pesky coppers near the Grand Canyon. Fucking pigs!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Touring with Boris and Torche in North America. Great trip, great people, great shows. Couldn’t ask for more.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Got arrested on tour for possession of marijuana in Arizona, the state with the harshest laws on pot. Fucking ridiculous!

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Thrash Hits Top 10 Albums of 2008

December 4th, 2008

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1. Rolo Tomassi – Hysterics
2. Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God
3. Gojira – The Way Of All Flesh
4. Metallica – Death Magnetic
5. Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer
6. Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures
7. Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season
8. Testament – The Formation Of Damnation
9. Torche – Meanderthal
10. The Bronx – The Bronx (III)

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