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…
December 13th, 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.
December 12th, 2012
September 16th, 2012
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.
September 11th, 2012
Wow. We were not expecting this news today, but according to a blog post by label founder and former ISIS man, Aaron Turner, Hydra Head Records will cease to operate by the end of 2012.
May 16th, 2012
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.
May 25th, 2010
From: Boston, USA
Sounds like: Municipal Waste ramming Torche with speed
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.
July 10th, 2009
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.
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!
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!
December 4th, 2008
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)