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Ellen OD

I love metal which is probably obvious as this is not a Backstreet Boys appreciation website :) I love going to gigs and festivals, pretty much anything to do with metal and I'm there with bells on! Some of my favourite bands include Carcass, Death, Meshuggah, decapitated, obituary, testament, Anthrax,Absu, Cannibal Corpse, Machine head,....There's a lot, too many to name them all..!

Killface – Interview – October 2015

A while ago I met up with four of the five members of Dublin Metal band Killface to discuss their upcoming album. Killface are a force to be reckoned with on the Irish scene, and if you’ve listened to any of their previous releases or have caught the band live, …

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Warpath – PlanetMosh Interview – July 2015

Earlier this Summer I caught up with three fifths of the mighty Warpath. Darren, Joe and Eoin sat down with me to discuss the band’s upcoming E.P, ‘The Ambience of War’ (due to be released later this year),  their much anticipated gig with Metal legends, Sepultura and more. Warpath are …

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Red Enemy – Interview – February 2015

Red Enemy‘s lead singer and all round nice guy, Kevin Letford recently caught up with PlanetMosh for a quick grilling after what was a massive 2014 for the band. Here’s what he had to say: Can you please give our readers the beginners guide to Red Enemy? We’re a 5 piece …

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Malevolence – Interview With Alex Taylor

Malevolence are currently on tour with Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Fallujah. I managed to squeeze in an aul chin wag with Malevolence’s lovely front man, Alex Taylor, after their Dublin Show.Here’s what we talked about:       There are couple more UK dates and plenty more European ones so …

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Fallujah – PlanetMosh Interview

  This year Fallujah released their Herculean effort,  ‘The Flesh Prevails’.  Bassist Robert Morey was kind enough to give PlanetMosh some time to discuss the album, the upcoming European tour (buy your neck braces and reinforce your sphincters ahead of time) and more.  1.The new album The Flesh Prevails has been …

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The Unleashed Festival 2 (Day 1) – Fibber Magees, Dublin – 12/09/2014

The Unleashed Festival was brought to us by EHT promotions in association with PlanetMosh, Overdrive and Down The Barrel Photography. EHT are directly responsible for  my extensive liver damage and my issues with regularly losing chunks of time in a given night. Some might say it’s the alcohol and I …

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Sylo- Monuments Of Nothing E.P

North American Metallers, Sylo, have recently released their Monuments Of Nothing E.P. They manage to pack a punch in six tracks.   Monument of Nothing, the title track sets the pace of this record. My first initial thoughts were that these guys are very reminiscent of early Slipknot. There’s aggression …

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The Flesh Prevails – Fallujah

The Flesh Prevails is the second album of Californian band, Fallujah. Now, for most people when one of their favourite bands put out new material it’s treated as good news. As for me, I tend to freak out and worry that I won’t like it and that the band will …

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Specter – Life Rearranged

Dublin band Specter’s mini EP is a preview of what this band has to offer the Irish metal scene. Life rearranged is the first track of two. While there are elements that are admirable such as vocals and groovy riff, the track is not easily differentiated from Unwhole, the second …

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Existence is Futile E.P. – Snowblind

Existence is Futile is the lively 2014 release by Dublin trio Snowblind. As soon as you start to blast this E.P you can hear the different elements and influences the band has incorporated into their music. As sometimes is the case, bands influences can tend to get in the way …

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Bloodstock M2TM Ireland Final – May 10th

Saturday 10th May was the final of the Bloodstock Metal to the Masses Ireland competition. So, while most people were at home watching the Eurovision (Gobshites), Fibber Magees was packed with metal lovers, coming to show their support for all the bands vying for a spot on the Bloodstock stage. …

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Twisted Autocracy – Reinstate the Hate

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If you’ve been travelling through a barren, wasteland of Metal lately, seeking asylum from the wave of crap music, rest your weary little heads because you’ll find a home with Twisted Autocracy. So Thrashers, stop roaming the streets of Dublin with your tattered patch jackets , pick up your trailing …

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Achren – The White Death

Scottish metal titans, Achren have released their new E.P The White Death. Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘that’s what we should call Christopher Walken from now on’. Well, while that is fitting it’s not what The White Death is about. As a matter of fact, the idea behind …

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Killface – Feeding the Dead

Behemoth: Any creature or thing of monstrous size or power. In other words, Dublin Band Killface’s album, Feeding the Dead. I wonder if I should contact The Oxford Dictionary to try and get the old definition of Behemoth changed. Does she do that? Is that her, yeah? TO THE POINT: With this …

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For Ruin, Overoth, Rex Shachath – Fibber Magees, Dublin, 15/02/14

Fibbers was under assault on Saturday night. Carnage Metal Club saw bands from the North and South convene for an aural attack on Dublin. Rex Shachath, Overoth and For Ruin were here to tell the Dublin boys to go home to their mammies –  I joke. Rex Shachath was the …

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Sepultura – The Academy, Dublin 04/02/14

After battling through weather of biblical proportions, narrowly avoiding drowning on O’Connell street and almost losing an eye at the spokes of an umbrella, it was all made worth it when I finally made it to the Academy to discover I was here for a gig that was sold out. …

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Orphaned Land – Dublin – 15/11/2013

Orphaned Land – Dublin – 15/11/2013

  The Mars Chronicles and Klone were the first two bands of the night. To be honest neither really were my cup of tea. While both were both technically good bands, they lacked that ‘umph’, or something remarkable. Some sections were either too generic or a bit maidenly – that …

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Mael Mórdha – Album Launch show – The Pint, Dublin – 28/09/13

Mael Mórdha – Album Launch show – The Pint, Dublin – 28/09/13

Trio Corr Mhona took to the stage first. Being less familiar with this band, I wasn’t sure what to expect and after seeing them play I’m still not 100% sure about what I think. They had some really great elements; like the incorporation of the Irish language into some songs …

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Psycroptic and support – The Pint, Dublin – 23/09/13

Monday Night in The Pint was the temporary home of Exhumer, Dyscarnate, Hour of Penance and Psycroptic. Although the line up was promising the turn-out was not all that great and I will have something to say about that too at the end. First up were Italian band Exhumer. Now, …

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