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Live & Photos: Devin Townsend plays ‘Deconstruction’ @ London ULU – 12 November 2011

November 30th, 2011

Devin Townsend plays Deconstruction Thrash Hits

It’s night no.3 of Devin Townsend’s four night London residency under the An Evening with The Devin Townsend Project banner, and tonight was the night things really got weird. When you’re talking about Devin Townsend, that’s some claim. With Deconstruction by far the most guest-musician stuffed record from Townsend’s 4-album series, just how was he going to reproduce it all live? Ruth Booth was on hand to find out.

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Live & Photos: Devin Townsend plays ‘Addicted’ @ London ULU – 11 November 2011

November 30th, 2011

Devin Townsend plays Addicted Thrash Hits

It’s night no.2 of Ruth Booth’s mammoth review of Devin Townsend’s four-night London residency, and tonight the Canadian has brought Anneke van Giersbergen along to help him out. Not only that, but it’s the night where damn near ever song has an exclamation! mark! after! it! Yep, you guessed it – the album getting aired tonight is Addicted.

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Live & Photos: Devin Townsend plays ‘Ki’ @ London ULU – 10 November 2011

November 30th, 2011

Devin Townsend plays Ki Thrash Hits

And so we come to the end – An Evening With The Devin Townsend Project is four nights to mark the end of a four year, four album journey for the Canadian musician: one that’s taken us from Meshuggah to Enya, via Elvis – from the histrionics of choir-backed space metal to mellow blacklit acoustics. If Devin Townsend was going to play all four of the albums released under The Devin Townsend Project banner on subsequent nights, we had little choice but to send Ruth Booth along to witness the whole shebang. It all kicked off with 2009’s Ki.

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Live + Photos: Avenged Sevenfold & Year Long Disaster @ London ULU – 20 August 2008

August 28th, 2008

Avenged Sevenfold are used to playing to thousands of metallers but tonight they’re playing to just hundreds. Lynsey Wright was there to see it but she wasn’t throwing any underwear at the renowed lotharios…

Avenged Sevenfold Thrash Hits

The final instalment of the Kerrang Awards’ week of shows sees LA’s Year Long Disaster playing tracks from their latest album and entertaining the ram-packed ULU as the opener for headline act Avenged Sevenfold.

Year Long Disaster have previously toured with the likes of Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver so are well versed in warming-up crowds.

They certainly didn’t disappoint as they dose them up with their own brand of hard rock and leaving the audience sweaty and all the more ready for the headliners.

Avenged Sevenfold’s set is short and sharp but not so sweet. Bombarded with all manner of ladies undergarments from the minute they walk on stage, it’s clear this band have a reputation preceding them.

Playing two covers, one being a ferocious and long-standing favourite of theirs, Walk by Pantera, the other, a punchy version of NOFX’s Linoleum, there is something for even the most sceptical audience member.

They even get a little help from Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine who comes on for a verse of Walk seemingly just to further prove their ‘rock gods’ status.

Vocalist, M. Shadows struts around the stage like he means it throughout their set and A7X exit the stage to a foray of cheers and applause from the rock-riled crowd.

Avenged Sevenfold & Year Long Disaster @ London ULU photo gallery

In Photos: Soulfly, Gama Bomb, Trigger The Bloodshed @ London ULU – 16 August 2008

August 20th, 2008

Soulfly headlined London ULU with Gama Bomb and Trigger The Bloodshed in support for a Kerrang! Awards Show.

Graham Pentz was there to take some photos.

Soulfly, Gama Bomb & Trigger The Bloodshed @ London ULU photo gallery

Win tickets to Kerrang! Week Of Rock

August 8th, 2008

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The folk at Kerrang! are having their annual Week of Rock in the lead up to the Kerrang! Awards 2008 and Thrash Hits .com has got some tickets to give away.

The bands are playing at either London’s Camden Barfly or ULU despite being able to sell out much, much bigger venues. These are going to be pretty special shows and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to each of the following:

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Soulfly @ ULU
17 Skindred @ Barfly
18 Anti Flag @ ULU
19 Mindless Self Indulgence @ Barfly
20 Avenged Sevenfold @ ULU

To enter this competition to win a pair of tickets to a Kerrang! Week Of Rock show of your choice, just enter the competition by answering the following question.

How many years has Kerrang! been in circulation?

Email your answer with your name, address and a contact telephone number as well as your preferred show to competition@thrashhits.com with “Kerrang!” as the subject. The closing date for general entries is 11am Wednesday, 14 August 2008. The winners will be notified by telephone and/or email.

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