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KarenS

Photographer, lover of books and movies. Can normally be found walking the dog in the rain.

Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day Three 2/7/17 Sunday.

It’s the final day of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival and the sun has finally broken through the clouds as we descend to the concrete arena one more time to go toe to toe with some of the finest metal acts on the planet.  The gates open quite late and there’s only …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day Two 1/7/17 Saturday.

We’re here a little earlier than yesterday for what is going to be coined Love Metal Saturday, as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival says farewell to local heroes HIM. The opening act today is Lik.  Saturday’s 1.45pm start is so relaxed that when they come on there’s next to nobody …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day One 30/6/17 Friday.

It’s the first day of Tuska 20 as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival celebrates twenty years of Pain in Helsinki.  It’s a midday start as the PlanetMosh team sets off to the Suvilahti district in Helsinki’s industrial zone.  Walking into the arena we’re joined by hordes of heavy metal brethren from …

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Alter Bridge. Olympia Theatre, Dublin. 20/6/2017

Tuesday night’s show at the Olympia Theatre was the very first show Alter Bridge have ever played in Ireland.  The fact this show sold out and the band announced a return in October proves how long awaited their arrival to these shores has been, and just how popular they’ve become. …

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Clutch – The Academy, Dublin. 15/6/2017.

After a days work, a bus that turned up late, an hour on the motorway and a sprint from the Quays I walked into The Academy literally two minutes before the funk of Chuck Brown’s ‘We Need Money’ heralded the arrival of Clutch onto stage.  The sold out crowd was in …

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Frontiers Music srl sign Glasgow rockers Mason Hill.

Awesome news in the PlanetMosh camp today as one of the hottest bands in the country right now announced a deal with Frontiers Music srl.  Having seen Mason Hill a few times over the past couple of years PlanetMosh is delighted at this news.  Mason Hill are bursting with talent …

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Inglorious – Inglorious II

I’ve been biting my nails to the quick for the past couple of months, ever since Inglorious announced the May 12th release of their second album, Inglorious II, via Frontiers Music.  The debut album was released to much fanfare at the start of last year and I had the opportunity …

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TUSKA 20th ANNIVERSARY JEWELLERY COLLECTION OUT NOW

The jeweller of rock stars, Heidi Vornan, designed Tuska Festival’s Anniversary Collection Tuska 20th Anniversary Collection designed by Heidi Vornan is released today. Vornan, whose work adorns the bodies of many a rock star, including Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg of Children Of Bodom, Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow and Niklas …

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“Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” – available for download now!

Twenty years of existence celebrating Tuska Open Air Metal Festival’s signature song ”Tuska20 –  The Anniversary Song” is now available for listening at Tuska Youtube-channel and for download as mp3 or wav -file through fundyou.io. One download costs 5 euros. All proceeds from the song are being collected to ”Tuska …

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Thunder – Vicar St, Dublin, 30/3/17.

A couple of years ago Thunder did a few acoustic gigs around the UK in support of the Wonder Days album, no more than a half hour set followed by a meet and greet. I was lucky enough to be at the Glasgow event and was blown away by the …

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Blackberry Smoke, Olympia Theatre, Dublin. 1/4/17.

On arriving at the Olympia Theatre to see Blackberry Smoke on Saturday night we were offered the chance to sit in one of the boxes, something I’ve never done before, so I jumped at the chance.  Sitting there feeling like either Statler or Waldorf, but definitely some kind of grumpy …

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BLOODSTOCK confirm GHOST as final headliner

BLOODSTOCK are very excited to announce GHOST as their Saturday night headliner! This will be GHOST’s first ‘ritual’ at BLOODSTOCK and watching their amazing stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience!  Check out a taster of what might be in store via this clip from …

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Black Mirrors – Funky Queen

Funky Queen is the debut EP from Belgian garage rock band Black Mirrors, released 3rd March via Napalm Records.  The band are a three piece from Brussels comprising frontwoman Marcella Di Troia on vocals, Pierre Lateur on guitar and Gino Caponi on bass.  They cite Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and …

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Bloodstock adds Kreator, King 810, Inquisition and King Parrot to line-up.

#BOA ANNOUNCEMENT ⚡ FOUR bands added to the BLOODSTOCK 2017 LINE-UP! BLOODSTOCK is powering ahead with even more bookings for 2017!  We’ve four more to get you excited for August’s best metal weekender…   German thrash legends KREATOR shred their way on to BLOODSTOCK’s main stage this Summer in Saturday’s …

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Iron Maiden initiatives beat ticket touts.

GETTING THE RIGHT HANDS ON OUR TICKETS (AT THE RIGHT PRICE!) IRON MAIDEN’S STANCE AGAINST EXPLOITATIVE TICKETING PROVES A HUGE SUCCESS AS THEY CHAMPION THEIR FANS WITH A SERIES OF ANTI-TOUT INITIATIVES FOR THEIR UK ARENA TOUR LISTINGS ON SECONDARY SITES ARE DOWN BY OVER 95% IRON MAIDEN’s recent and …

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Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine

Lots of things make perfect sense when put together.  Fish and chips, salt and vinegar.  Some things seem totally incongruous, like cats and dogs, Trump and the Presidency.  And there are other things you would just never even consider pairing up.  Cheese and chocolate, PlanetMosh and boy bands.  The new …

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Skindred, Annihilator, Municipal Waste announced for BOA 2017.

BLOODSTOCK wish you a Metal Christmas! As we pelt into December, BLOODSTOCK HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready!  As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017! Joining …

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Tuska 2017 adds Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider and others to lineup.

– Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider, Wintersun, Anneke Van Gierbergen’s Vuur, Avatarium and Battle Beast added to the line-up – Tuska at Suvilahti, Helsinki 30.6.-2.7.2017 – Special priced ”Early Crow” 3-day tickets available until 31.12. To celebrate jingle bells and the last month of an exquisite year, Tuska announces more metal madness to …

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ZZ Top to tour in 2017, Dublin date announced.

More than four and a half decades after their formation in the Houston area, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top are set to begin a new tour in 2017. The legendary rockers will snake their way around the US at the start of the year before heading …

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Lacuna Coil -The Garage, Glasgow. 15/11/16.

On a chilly November Tuesday, warmed by burritos from the best rock bar in Glasgow, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, we headed across the road to The Garage to see Lacuna Coil and their two support bands on the Delirium World Tour.  With doors at seven and a ten pm curfew I …

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