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Dennis Jarman

Full time downtrodden album/gig reviewer and part time rock God!

Pictured – The Strand Of Time.

 Pictured, from Quimper in Brittany are yet another quality metal band to hail from France and their debut full length studio album The Strand Of Time is another contender for my album of 2012. Released  May 25th, on Klonosphere/Season Of Mist Records, via Viral Propaganda PR. Formed in 2007 and …

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Livarkahil – Wrath Of God ep.

  When it comes to French metal bands, the older generation would probably recall Trust and the newer generation,  Gojira. But a new and worthy name can be added to the list, the crushing Livarkahil. I reviewed their last full length studio album Signs Of Decay for Planetmosh last September …

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Diementia – Forgotten Dead e.p

  To say that the  Forgotten Dead 4 track  e.p by Glasgow based metallers Diementia is a step up from demo album Tears Of Blood is a vast understatement! Not only in production but also in it’s  ferocity! Vocals on Tears Of Blood were handled by drummer Ricky Kerr, one …

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Interview with Brian Slagel owner and founder of Metal Blade Records.

I had the privilege of catching up with the legendary owner and founder of Metal Blade Records, Brian Slagel. Hello Brian, this is Dennis from Planetmosh.com congratulating you on 30 years of Metal Blade Records. When you founded Metal Blade 30 years ago, did you ever imagine at the time …

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Thin Lizzy 6 album box set.

June 11th 2012 marks the re-release of 6 classic Thin Lizzy studio albums in box set form. All were  originally put out by Vertigo between 1974 – 1979 but the box set  will be out on Mercury Records  via Universal Music. Thin Lizzy were formed in Dublin 1969. Two of …

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Motorhead – 6 album box set.

On June 11th 2012, Sanctuary Records via Uniiversal Music  will be releasing Motorhead’s 6 albums originally released via Bronze Records between 1979/1983. They are the original masters in gatefold wallets with the original artwork, housed in a compact box.   1st release of the 6 is Overkill and is easily …

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I Am I- Event Horizon.

  So mere weeks after Dragonforce release their new album with new vocalist Marc Hudson, their previous vocalist ZP Theart returns all guns blazing with his new band I Am I and an excellent debut album Event Horizon! I’ve always thought ZP was overlooked in Dragonforce as the guitar work …

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Green River Project – Green River Project e.p

  3 songs out of the 7 on the self titled e.p by London based Green River Project are instrumentals. That may seem excessive at 1st but on listening to the guitar histrionics by founder member Mick Priestley then its a bit of a no brainer.  Be it his gentle …

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Interview with Steve Souza from Hatriot

I had the honor of catching up with former Exodus singer Zetro aka Steve Souza about his new band Hatriot via email.   Hello Steve! Great news that Hatriot has taken off. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. It is my pleasure.  I’m glad to talk …

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The Wretched End – Inroads.

  Norwegian based The Wretched End, formed in 2008 by ex Emperor/Zyklon member Samoth and ex Mindgrinder member Cosmo along with drummer Nils Fjellstrom have certainly released one of the most claustrophobic albums you may hear this year. It is their 2nd full length release after their 2010 debut Ominous. …

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Def Con One – Warface.

  Def  Con One (Defence Readiness Condition) is a warning that nuclear war is imminent and the debut album Warface by the band Def Con One could be the soundtrack to it! For example the drumming alone by ex-Venom member Antton Lant could be described in one of the album …

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Black Wolf – Taking Root e.p

  Taking Root, the debut e.p by Bristol based band Black Wolf was recorded in March 2012, released in April and is a very impressive piece of hard rock/metal. 1st track  Stairway Ticket begins with a   ” one, two lets go ” with Scott Sharp sounding like a higher ranged …

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Deathtale – Apocalyptic Deadline.

The opening track of Apocalyptic Deadline begins with a beating heart which is the slowest beat on the album by Austrian metal band Deathtale. Guitars build up  and as the heartbeat flatlines   all hell literally breaks loose with next track  Suffering Rain. I was expecting  a death metal album to …

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Marvlec e.p – What Are You Waiting For

  After the 1st play  of this  3 track e.p by Coral Springs, Florida based band Marvlec, the 1st 2 words that sprung to mind were melody and muscle. The songs have the hooks for radio play but they still rock hard enough to keep metal fans happy. Also, considering …

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Tribune – Elder Lore / The Dark Arts.

There must be something in the water in Burnaby, Vancouver judging by the creation of this album by  “progressive death metallers”  Tribune. It has more time changes than an Axl Rose tour itinerary! For example, 1st track It Came From The Swamps starts with a croaking frog sample which leads …

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Dragonforce – The Power Within.

  Even though i’m a fan of Dragonforce, their previous  album Ultra Beatdown in 2008  was  patchy to say the least but their latest release The Power Within surpasses it with ease. The departure of long standing  vocalist Z.P.Theart in 2010 may have cast a giant shadow over Dragonforce’s future …

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Pilgrim – Misery Wizard.

The last few albums i’ve reviewed have been mainly thrash metal so now its time for some crushing doom metal from Rhode Island based 3 piece band Pilgrim. Formed in early 2010 they have released a stunning debut album, following on from their Forsaken Man e.p.  Misery Wizard is on …

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Holy Moses- 30th Anniversary-In The Power Of Now.

Holy Moses may well be an unknown name to many metal fans but they were one of the 1st  German thrash metal bands after forming in Aachen, Germany in 1980. Angela Gossow from Arch Enemy seems to receive all the attention for a female fronting a heavy metal band but …

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Anvil – Plugged In Permanent and Absolutely No Alternative + Speed Of Sound and Plenty Of Power (re-releases) [2-in-1]

                                                                                                                                                    Following the re-releases of Strength Of Steel,Pound For Pound and Worth The Weight at the end of 2011, Steamhammer/SPV Records will be re-releasing the  4 Anvil albums that followed them, once …

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