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Elliot Leaver

PlanetMosh's resident Iron Maiden fanboy and Mr. Babymetal. Also appreciates the music of Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot and many others. Writing to continue to enjoy life away from the stresses of full-time employment.

Sons of Alpha Centauri Interview – July 2018

For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Nick Hannon: My name is Nick and I’m the bass player in Sons of Alpha Centauri. We’re an alternative rock instrumental band of sorts. We have electronic, post metal, desert rock elements all in there but not enough …

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The Prids interview – July 2018

Following their short UK run this month, I had a chat with David and Mistina from The Prids to get to know them a little bit more. Here’s how it went… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. David Frederickson, guitar and vocals Mistina La …

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Snew interview – July 2018

Recently, I had a chat with American rockers Snew, talking about the tour that started with a closed bar and finished with a house party, their upcoming fourth studio album and, er, barbecuing salad… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Snew are: Curtis Don …

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The Prids announce UK tour, starts Tuesday!

Self-styled dark pop quartet The Prids are lined up to appear in the UK for a brief run starting on July 3rd in Manchester! Following the release of their latest album, Do I Look Like I’m In Love? and a career retrospective documentary on the band, they’re currently hard at work …

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Armonite sign with Cleopatra Records, new album out tomorrow!

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, have signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, “And the Stars Above” tomorrow. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that …

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CANCEL – Interview

I recently had a chat with CANCEL from Switzerland about their new album ‘Dark Reveries’, their biggest influences, the worst show they’ve ever played and a plethora of other things. Read on below! For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Yves Bucher (Drums): We are …

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Sons of Alpha Centauri announce new album ‘Continuum’!

British instrumental stoner quartet Sons Of Alpha Centuari have announced their long awaited new album; “Continuum”. The album, set for release on May 28th through H42 Records, has been ten years in the making. Continuum is wrought with dark anthems and intense textures, introspective interludes with tidal waves of distortion. …

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The Night Suns release new video for ‘Human’!

London rockers The Night Suns have recently released a new video for Human, the title track from their upcoming EP. When asked about the video, frontman Radu Constantin had this to say: “Human is a desperate cry for change in the midst of a world geared on self-destruction, a swan …

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Interview – Introducing Kinjiru

Recently, I had a quick word with Roger B, formerly of Demons of Old Metal and now the force behind one-man project Kinjiru about his debut solo EP [forbidden], who he’d love to open for on tour and why self-producing a record maybe isn’t all that’s it’s cracked up to …

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Interview – The Night Suns

In the last couple of weeks I spoke to the frontman of dark rockers The Night Suns Radu Constantin about the band’s new EP ‘Human’, the themes surrounding their latest video for the title track and how the rest of the year is looking for them. For those who may …

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Interview – Introducing Pennan Brae

I had a chat with Pennan Brae recently about his recent soundtrack work for ‘The Astronot’, why it’s got that title and the story behind it… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. My name is Pennan Brae & I’m a singer-songwriter in Vancouver, Canada. …

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Behemoth – Messe Noire: Live Satanist

Few bands are as revered in extreme music today as Behemoth. The black metal titans had been at the forefront of the genre for years anyway, but 2014’s titanic The Satanist pushed them head and shoulders above the rest of the pack and when they toured the record in full recently …

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Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

They may never have reached the heady heights of some of the other bands that formed in the eighties, but Corrosion of Conformity have always enjoyed continued success and love in what is now a career spanning over 35 years. Members have come and gone over the years but three …

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Opeth – O2 Academy Bristol, 21st November 2017

‘It’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November Rain’ sang Axl Rose on arguably the best song Guns N’ Roses ever did, but whilst his words from 1991 are more poetically inclined, it’s certainly true in Bristol tonight with winter doing its best to make everything as miserable …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: The Grand Final, 02/07/17

So it all comes down to this. After six heats, two semi-finals, covers of ‘You Suffer?’, drummers dabbing mid-set and busts of Theresa May being destroyed, there’s one more hurdle for the six bands affectionately dubbed ‘The Best in the South West’. Tonight it’s all about going harder than ever …

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Decapitated – Anticult

It’s testament to Decapitated guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka that he has managed to harness everything that was so great about the death metal outfit’s first four albums and replicated it on the two following the tragic death of his younger brother Vitek and the departure of vocalist Covan, unable to recover quickly …

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Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

They might have been darlings of the nu-metal explosion in the early 00’s, but Papa Roach are a band who understand that times and trends move on and, have endeavoured to follow this over what is now a 24-year career. Evolving their sound from the huge riffs and rapped vocals …

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Dragonforce – Reaching into Infinity

The year is 2014. The new £1 coins were announced in the March budget, England crashed out of the World Cup in the opening round and the Church of England allowed women to be ordained as bishops. It also marked the first time that power metal titans Dragonforce recorded an …

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The Franklys – Are You Listening?

In an ever-increasing digital age, the simple notion of being sent a physical copy of an album to review is a rather heart-warming move. So when Are You Listening?, the debut album by Swedish/British outfit The Franklys arrived with a handwritten note that hoped yours truly would enjoy the record, …

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Dead Label talk new single, new video and playing Download!

It’s been quite the 2017 already for Irish trio Dead Label. In February they were announced for Download Festival and the following month they dropped a new single, Pure Chaos, with a quite sinister video that can be viewed at the bottom of this interview. At the end of April, I …

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