A lot has happened in the world of Black Metal since our resident Black Metal Expert Cheryl Carter’s last column, and there’s never enough room to talk about it all. Curse those bloody word limits / the internet’s embarrassingly short collective attention span. Whatever. Here are the 6 things that Cheryl thinks are worth your time and interest in Black Metal right now.
May 7th, 2014
You know what, Funeral For A Friend? If you’d waited until next year, you could’ve billed this tour where you’re playing Hours – your magnificent second album – in full as a tenth anniversary celebration of said album. But you didn’t. Oh, okay, we forgive you. But only because we like you so much. Let’s see what that Gavin Lloyd thought about your show at the Camden Underworld last week.
Six things we learned watching Funeral For A Friend in London…
February 28th, 2014
Because Dan Cairns hates fun almost as much as Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed like having it, we sent him to review the London leg of their UK tour. HE DOESN’T LIKE THRASH. Bloody hell.
6 things we (kind of) learnt watching Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed in London:
January 25th, 2014
It was a Deathwish, Inc double-header the other week when Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family came to town. Well, it was a triple-header if you count Touché Amoré-side project Dad Punchers, who opened the show. Luckily our man Alex Andrews is in to this stuff, so for him it was like getting an extra slice of fried bread with a fry-up.
6 things we learnt watching Touché Amoré in Camden:
June 12th, 2013
If you want to win a pair of tickets to see the mighty P.O.D play in London at the Camden Underworld, all you need to do is hop on over to Twitter and tell us why you deserve them.
So that we can send you a Direct Message upon winning, you’ll need to 1) follow @ThrashHits (as if you didn’t already) and 2) tag your tweet with #ThrashPOD.
We’ll retweet a few of the best ones to our 18381 followers as well, so you might become famous.
May 6th, 2013
February 26th, 2013
So Fall Out Boy are back. We queued up in Camden behind hundreds of teenage girls and dozens of confused Eskimo Callboy fans (their show was originally set to be at The Underworld) to see Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley strut their stuff again
Six things we learnt whilst screaming along to Fall Out Boy in Camden
1) Who cares that it’s only February, the award for “Most Anticipated Gig of the Year” is already pretty much sewn up. By 5 o’clock the queue is snaking around the Underworld with kids desperate to buy spares longingly shooting sideways glances at those with golden tickets to this super-intimate show. Inside the atmosphere is one of hushed excitement and tetchy nervousness. Welcome. It’s here.
Live: Devil Sold His Soul, Heights, Heart Of A Coward + Steak Number Eight @ London Underworld – 08 November 2012
November 12th, 2012
What do get when you mix four Belgians, Milton Keynes tech metallers, some Welwyn Garden City hardcore kids and Devil Sold His Soul? The Metal Hammer 2012 Razor Tour, of course. And while it’s one of the less obvious four-band touring bills around, Tom Dare thought it looked like a good one, so we sent him off to Camden to review it. From which he came back half-blind.
Six things we learned when The Metal Hammer Razor Tour came to London: [Read more →]
August 1st, 2012
In the latest installment of djent’s chuckled answer to sobriety and common sense, James Monteith of the mighty TesseracT tells you why you should go and see Madball this weekend. It makes sense.
Madball are better than your favourite hardcore band.
I’m super excited about going to Hevy festival this week as it’s possibly my favourite festival line up all year: Meshuggah, Converge, Glassjaw, Will Haven, The Safety Fire, Hundred Reasons, Campus… and the kings of metallic hardcore, MADBALL. Oh yes.
March 9th, 2012
Usually when a someone quits a band, more often than not they do so not on the best of terms with their former bandmates. Obviously there are exceptions to this (after all, sometimes people just want to quit the music business altogether to spend time with their family), but if someone quits to start another band…well…you only have to look at Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser to see that things do not normally end well in these situations.
Not so Josh Scogin and the guys in Norma Jean though. Not only does Scogin still get on with his former bandmates (well, the handful of them who are in Norma Jean’s current touring line-up), but they get on well enough for Norma Jean to bring The Chariot, the band Scogin quit NJ to form, out on their European tour with them. Awww. Isn’t friendship a wonderful thing?