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Let’s read between the lines of Bring Me The Horizon moving to a major label, shall we?

August 8th, 2012

Just over a week ago, Bring Me The Horizon announced they’d moved to a major label? Big deal, or so what? Or both? Hugh Platt is here to mouth off.

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So Bring Me The Horizon have moved from the relative smallness of independent UK label, Visible Noise, the relative gigantism of the multinational Sony Music Entertainment, by way of the major’s RCA Records subsidiary. RCA, of course, has been the past and present home to everyone from Justin Timberlake and The Strokes, to Mike Posner (aka the pop guy featured on Warped Tour’s No Room For Rockstars documentary) and perennial Thrash Hits not-really-metal-but-we-still-loved-them-mob The Cooper Temple Clause, and now Oli Sykes and co. are also calling it home. But so what right? Band moves label. Big frickin’ deal! Right? Right?

Wrong.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

August 2nd, 2012

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It’s a short and (not so) sweet podcast from Raz and Hugh this week, looking at some last minute controversies surrounding Hevy Festival, the consequences of British metal bands moving to major labels, and what the impact will be of Terror deciding to boycott the Czech Republic on their forthcoming European tour in support of Randy Blythe. We might’ve been too busy being drunk and watching the Olympics this last week to prattle on for as long as usual, but that doesn’t stop it degenerating into a discussion regarding the quality of a naked arse pinned to the wall of Raz’s office. What on Earth does that mean? We guess you’re going to have to download the podcast to find out.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

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Photos: Your Demise, Trapped Under Ice + Basement @ Sheffield Corporation – 12 April 2012

April 19th, 2012

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Your Demise released their fourth studio album last month, and so obviously they’re out on the road, playing shows in support of it. That’s just what bands do, right? Around the time they released the album in question The Golden Age, a load of kids in New Era caps got butthurt on Tumblr because Your Demise had sold out or something. I guess these fans didn’t really number all that many though, as from what we could tell, these shows were selling out too (but in the good way).

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Album: Your Demise – The Golden Age

March 28th, 2012

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Your Demise
The Golden Age
Visible Noise
26 March 2012

by Tomas Doyle

The most telling moment of  Your Demise’s fifth studio album comes right at the end of its third song, ‘Born a Snake‘. Vocalist Ed McRae yells “MOTHERFUCKER!” into the mic with all the force he can muster before breaking out into a childish giggle. Y’see, Ed isn’t taking it too seriously, and Hell, why should he? Mid 20’s guy rockin’ and rollin’ with his buddies in a young punk band – The Golden Age of his life? You better believe it. So if Ed isn’t taking it too seriously, why on earth is everyone else?

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Album: Your Demise – The Kids We Used To Be

October 5th, 2010

Your Demise
The Kids We Used To Be
Visible Noise
20 September 2010

by Tom Dare

Hype can be a funny thing. If a record arrives under the radar without the burden of expectations, your ear can be more likely to tune in on the positives. When an album comes in under a mountain of pre-release buzz, the expectation can make you critical of things you would otherwise ignore. What does that mean when a release has been hyped as high as the third album from Your Demise?

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Album: Bullet For My Valentine – Fever

May 17th, 2010

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Bullet For My Valentine
Fever
Sony BMG
26 April 2010

by Raziq Rauf

Bullet for My Valentine are the biggest British metal band since Iron Maiden. That’s a statement that (still) rankles the more pernickety metal fan, who continues to claim that, because BFMV focus on huge tunes (and have a penchant for syrupy ballads) rather than huge lyrics, and have meticulously straightened hair that’s more salon than sweatbox, they lack credibility. It’s just not true. They simply have more strings to their bow than the average metal band, hence their sure and steady rise to the top.

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Album: Outcry Collective – a r t i c l e s

July 25th, 2009

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Outcry Collective
a r t i c l e s
Visible Noise
27 July 2009

by Vincent Danger

A lot of people are going to give Outcry Collective a lot of shit for being late to the “Every Time I Die are great” party but with their debut album, a r t i c l e s, the Brits have shown there’s more to them than just Kentucky Fried Hardcore.

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Top 5: Bring Me The Horizon – Ollie Sykes and Matt Nichols choose their Top 5 Girls

January 12th, 2009

We had a chat with Bring Me The Horizon singer, Oli Sykes and drummer, Matt Nicholls about their favourite women in the world. We definitely agree with the opportunity to post photos of some hot, hot women.

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Both: Eva Longoria.
MN: That Victoria’s Secret model… Adriana Lima. She’s amazing.
OS: I was looking at someone on the computer the other day and I would pay all of my money just to look at her. I might have dreamt it.
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2008 into 2009: Outcry Collective

December 9th, 2008

The latest signings to Visible Noise, the trailblazers of British heavy music, are Outcry Collective. Lonely-sounding frontman, Steve Sitkowski discusses torture techniques and threesomes. Not at the same time, obviously.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
I’m just gonna go with the first thing that came into my head – just like Dan Ackroyd at the end of Ghostbusters. We played at The Old Blue Last this year and from what I remember, it was awesome. We’ve played London a lot but that one stuck out in my head. No technical difficulties, no fights, no dickheads… ahhh, bliss.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
That’s an easy one – losing a band member.

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