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Sunday Slaylist: Hammerfest IV – The Hammer of Thor

March 11th, 2012

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This time next week, our intrepid representatives at Hammerfest IV – The Hammer of Thor, will be slowly trying to recover from a weekend where the level of attention paid to the many heavy metal bands playing is directly (and inversely) proportional to the levels of booze being imbibed by them. How do we know they’ll be getting smashed rather than getting their mosh on? Well, because even if you headline your event with Anthrax and Skindred, we know for a fact that whenever more than one Thrash Hits contributor ends up in the same room at Pontin’s in Prestatyn, someone ends up puking. That’s not us trying to sound like a bunch of lads-on-tour kerrrrayyyzzzyy drunks either – that’s the raw statistics of Hammerfest talking.

In any case, we figured we’d put together a Hammerfest-themed Spotify Slaylist to start getting them in the mood nice and early.

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Live: Viatrophy @ Camden Purple Turtle – Tuesday 6 April 2010

April 19th, 2010

You’ve probably heard by now that Viatrophy have decided to split up. Which is why Tom Dare made sure he caught the band’s last-ever London show.

It’s not always the best or most exciting bands who garner most attention and success. Viatrophy’s untimely demise and the manner in which London bids them farewell is hard evidence of this; one of the most inventive and brilliant bands to come out of this country in years is calling it a day after only one album, and their last ever date in the capital hardly draws enough people to be called a crowd.

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