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Freelance Journalist/Photographer. Covers Liverpool/North West of England.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Playback (cd)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ‘Playback’ is a 6 disc box set, originally from 1995 which contains album tracks, B-sides, outtakes & early songs. This comprehensive set has not been available outsideNorth America since 2005. Playback is a career retrospective spanning Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ stay at MCA Records. …

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Power Theory – An Axe to Grind (cd)

  Power Theory was envisioned and created in 2007 by Bob “BB” Ballinger with the intention to form a True Metal band with a mix of the nwobhm, 80’s German Power Metal, and a little Bay Area Thrash thrown in to shake it up. Power Theory became a tight metal …

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Matthias Kraft from Teutonic Metalers Reaper Interviewed

Shortly after the release of the “Fairies Return album” Planetmosh caught up with Matthias Kraft to discuss the bands history, its influences, the album and what it has planned for the rest of the year.   This is Lee Walker from Planet Mosh meeting up Matthias Kraft from Teutonic Metalers Reaper …

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Maryann Cotton Interviewed

  Upon the release of the debut album by Maryann Cotton Planetmosh caught up with the enigmatic front man to discuss his influences, his sounds, the King Diamond connection and much more.   This is Lee Walker from Planet Mosh meeting up with Maryann Cotton   LW – Thanks for …

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Mockingbird – Fresh Cuts (ep)

  Mockingbird are a 3-piece hard rock/blues rock band from the southern coasts of Ireland. Formed by Ian O’ Sullivan and brothers Noel and Phil Cunningham in 2010, the band represents a coming home of sorts for these three musicians. Having played in numerous different bands over the years and …

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Reaper – Fairies Return (cd)

  Reaper are an underrated Teutonic Metal band that was founded in Kassel back in 1984. In the glorious 80’s they only recorded two demos (“Reaper“ in 1985 and “Metal Or What???“ in 1988) and a self financed E.P called “Fairies Return“ in 1986.  It wasn’t before 1990 until their …

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Maryann Cotton – Free Falling Angels (cd)

Combining former members of King Diamond’s band with a young singer was always going to attract attention, more so if that singer was the son of none other than established and widely respected basset Hal Patino famed for his work with King Diamond and Pretty Maids, and had featured highly …

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Rizon – Masquerade (cd)

Originally forming when the band was still in school back in 1977, this Swiss based band have steadily progressed working on perfecting their own “sounds”. With this latest release, Rizon appear to be finally hitting the heights that have eluded them for so long and all the hard work and …

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Black Burn – The Invocation (c.d)

  Sometimes in your mind you are wondering what could have happened … The band history (or rather lack thereof) of Black Burn is such a case. It’s not the common tale of missed opportunities, lost chances or sheer bad luck but a rather good example of wrong place, wrong …

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Lita Ford Interviewed

    This is Lee Walker from Planet Mosh interviewing Lita Ford. LW – Hi Lita, thanks for taking the time out to discuss things Lita Ford related for the Planetmosh readers. LW – What made you want to become a musician? Lita – I saw Black Sabbath live at …

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Sleepy Hollow – Skull 13 (c.d)

  When you hear the name Sleepy Hollow everyUSMetal-maniac will go nuts. The band only released one demo (“A Legend Retold“) in 1989 and the self-titled album in 1991. But unfortunately, after that they got buried and forgotten. Now, 20 years later, they return with their second full length-album “Skull …

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Fear Factory – The Industrialist (cd)

  When you think of Fear Factory your mind automatically conjures images of mechanical, hardcore industrial power fused metal. When the brothers of destruction, Mr Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell were re-united in 2010 for the “Mechanize” album after spending ten long years apart, people wondered how long would …

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Bonfire – Cry 4 Help (e.p)

  The story of Bonfire actually started in 1972, at the West German town of Ingolstadt when the teen guitarist Hans Ziller, put together a rock band called Cacumen. Singer, Claus Lessmann, joined the band in 1978.  Then in 1986 the band became known as Bonfire and the rest is history. At the end …

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TesseracT – Perspective (E.P)

2011 was the year when UK progressive metallers TesseracT leaped from the internet underground to become the UK’s fastest rising international metal prospect. The debut album ‘One’, released in March, received a phenomenal response with music fans and the press alike, making many of the critics top albums of 2011 …

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Ronen Ziony From Metal Scent Interviewed

I recently spoke to Metal Scent’s Ronen Ziony to talk about the recently released album “Home Made”,  the metal scene in Israel and much more. To listen to the interview, hit play on the player below:     Metal Scent are: Drums – Ronen Ziony Guitars – Dror Yakar Vocals – Rami Salmon Guitars – Yaniv …

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Sacred Heart – The Vision (C.D)

  The 80s rock and new wave of British Heavy Metal explosion created a lot of successful bands on both sides of the pond be it Iron Maiden, Angelwitch, Def Leppard, Diamond Head etc in the UK or Bon Jovi, Great White, WASP, Skid Row etc in the US.  It …

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Slander – Get ‘Em Slandered (E.P)

  Originally forming on the crest of the rock explosion of the late 80’s Blackpool based Slander quickly made a name for themselves with there no frills brand of post nwobhm classic rock sounds. Having returned after a break of 15 years only to have to change their singer within …

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As Gods – Crystalline

As Gods have been around since 2008 and as their “about me” states they have gone a different route to a lot of bands which seem to obsessed with being the loudest and fastest band on the planet by going a more progressive, technical route. Opening track ”Crystalline” sets the …

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Hel – Das Atmen der Erde (cd)

  Hel was founded in 1994 by Valdr, and became one of the first German Metal bands dealing with mythologic themes in their lyrics and music.  In 1997 Skaldir joined the band.  Two demos later, the first album Orloeg was released. In 2004 they released the long awaited follow up …

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Spit Like This – Normalityville Horror (cd)

Having played at the likes of Wacken, and had three consecutive main-stage appearances at the Hard Rock Hell festival in the UK. As well as playing the inaugral Hard Rock Hell Road Trip in Ibiza and headlined the Saturday night at the 6th Chaos Festival in the Channel Islands. Spit …

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