Remember last year when we started making noise about SikTh reuniting ? And then they went and launched a merch store and an official Facebook page and then....well, nothing ? It was kinda frustrating, wasn't it? Well, we got tired of waiting for more news on the SikTh reunion, so when we got one of the band's former frontmen, Mikee Goodman, in front of a camera at Download Festival 2012, we just straight up asked him what on Earth was going on with regards to his former band. [...]
Okay, so this isn't strictly a new column from James, but we did catch up with Mr Monteith backstage at this year's Download Festival, where we cajoled him in front of our camera to talk about what really happened with regards to Elliot Coleman, to reminisce about that time he was sick all over Raz's shoes, and to speculate on how much we'd have to pay him to get him to repeat his journo-vomiting technique over our contributor Tom Dare's hair. -- There's plenty more where [...]
It's a question we've all asked ourselves. What would you do if you weren't doing what you do now? The cool guys at the sadly about to be defunct Roadrunner Records asked the Gojiramazing guys from Gojira what they would do if they weren't in an awesome French metal band. Some interesting answers... What would Gojira do if they weren't Gojiramazing French metallers?
Sometimes when you go to film a video interview, everything goes wrong. With the case of our interview with Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder , everything did. Our camera broke, and refused to film in anything other than black and white. Our microphone broke, forcing us to wing it with an external digital recorder. Oh, and we foolishly agreed to only put questions to Trevor that were suggested by our Facebook and Twitter followers. We really ought to know better than that by now. [...]
A long, long, long time ago, we solicited our readers with the opportunity to submit questions that we'd ask Black Veil Brides the next time we interviewed them. And what with Black Veil Brides being...errr....somewhat enthusiastic regarding their favourite band, we got rather a lot of questions - more than we had time to ask them in fact. So far, so good, right? Well, it would be, had we not rather foolishly ended up filming the interview in a darkened backstage dressing room, with a camera that is about as much use [...]
We were in New York not so long ago, having a delicious pint of Guinness in an Irish bar just off Times Square when Andrew W.K. walks in. Obviously, we'd arranged to meet him so it wasn't a surprise but when he sat down and ordered a pint of Stella and a large Jagermeister, our puny mind boggled a little. When it's time to party... Anyway, we eventually got down to business and Andrew proceeded to tell us his Top 6 movies based in New York City. Props [...]
If there's one member of the Thrash Hits team guaranteed to get along with Tosin Abasi, the guitar virtuoso at the heart of Animals As Leaders , it's our man, Amit Sharma. The pair of them giggled like children as they traded stories about Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, and the wonders of 7- and 8-strong guitars. We suspect if our video camera hadn't been there, they might've even gotten a little fresh with each other. -- Watch Thrash Hits TV: Tobin Abasi from Animals [...]
Randy Blythe and Mark Morton from Lamb Of God are on camera talking to Thrash Hits about the new album, Resolution.
Greg Puciato is a big guy and he's an old guy so we ask The Dillinger Escape Plan singer what are his favourite dinosaurs and which zoo animals he could fight.
If there's one thing we've resigned ourselves to here at Thrash Hits, its that we're always, always going to have to explain our name to some people. "Why are you writing about [Non-Thrash Band]? How come you’re not writing about Thrash?" No matter how many times we explain that it's a pun spun off from Smash Hits, the [...]
We very this close to accepting a bet to ask Chris Jericho of Fozzy to put Raz into The Walls Of Jericho, but then we realised just how dangerous and irresponsible it is to ask a professional wrestler to demonstrate moves on untrained journalists. So we just stuck to chatting about his Mum, and why he [...]
It was a mere 49 seconds into our interview with Xerath that the band's frontman, Rich Thomson, unleashed THAT laugh. You know the one (click here if for some reason you need reminding). The backstage area at Bloodstock Open Air 2011 was never quite the same again. Check out the rest of our Bloodstock Open [...]
Of all the big names playing Bloodstock Open Air 2011, Tom G Warrior of Triptykon was one of those we most wanted to get to grips with. Just what went on between him and his former Celtic Frost bandmates? Check out the rest of our Bloodstock Open Air 2011 coverage
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won't find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You'll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or [...]
The guys from Vintage Trouble were the first to admit their retro-stylings were a little out of place at Sonisphere Festival 2011, but just like their music did to the crowds earlier, their interview technique more than won over our man Amit. Vintage Trouble @ Sonisphere Festival 2011 setlist Blues Hand Me Down Still And [...]
You know what we thought when we woke up on the final day of Sonisphere Festival 2011? "No bands have told us any stories this weekend about how they double-teamed this girl they met that one time". And then our interview The Ocean Between Us happened. Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2011 [...]
We might take the piss out of My Passion for a lot of things, but one thing we'll always give them is that they know how to give a good interview. If we're going to be poking a band's proverbial bollocks for 10 minutes, it all goes so much smoother when the subject of said poking [...]
We like to think we're fairly sharp dressers here at Thrash Hits, but all our delusions of grandeur went out the window backstage at Sonisphere Festival 2011 when Rival Sons broke out their purple loafers. PURPLE LOAFERS, people! We had to go have a lie down. Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2011 [...]
Exit Ten seem to have been away for aaaaggggeeessss, so it was good to see the crowds at Sonisphere Festival 2011 hadn't forgotten who they were. We cornered them backstage and baffled them with talk of the Reading one-way system, and with debate on the merits of the music from Highlander as suitable funeral music. [...]
We know we've been talking a lot about funerals during our backstage interviews at Sonisphere Festival 2011, but we weren't expecting Glamour Of The Kill to have planned their own send-off in quite so much detail. Whiskey shots and high-5s next to an open coffin? Count us in - sounds a hell of a lot [...]