Tonight, for one night only, thrash metal is coming to primetime television in the UK. Nice one, Channel 4.
Last week, up-and-coming thrash metallers Savage Messiah were awarded a BPI grant. They and another ten artists from around the country were given financial backing to aid their careers and potentially become a serious commodity in the music world. This is a massive win for metal as it looks like even the government are sick of Mumford & Sons wannabes getting all the attention.
And because Savage Messiah are not only the only metal band in the grant but they’re actually really good, Channel 4 have invited them in for a chat with Culture and Digital Editor, Paul Mason (guess which one he is in the picture).
They’ve already appeared in a host of national newspapers and Sky News, so the only way is up for the London metallers.
Tune in to Channel 4 from 7pm tonight.
Also: MASSIVE shout out to Dave for sporting his Heavy Metal Truants t-shirt.