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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

Chrome Division – Infernal Rock Eternal

Heavy Metal band Chrome Division release their fourth album Infernal Rock Eternal on January 17th (Europe), January 20th (UK) and January 21, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. Chrome Division was founded in Denmark in 2004 by Shagrath of Symphonic Death Metal band, Dimmu Borgir with Lex Icon of The …

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Zodiac – A Hiding Place

German rock band Zodiac released their sophomore album A Hiding Place on 29th October 2013 via Napalm records. Their debut album ‘A Bit of a Devil’ having been released in 2012. A Hiding Place gets off to a rousing start with Downtown with a good beat, good rhythm, good riffs. …

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Jizzy Pearl – Crucified

Crucified is the title of the self released album by Jizzy Pearl released today (13th January 2013). I started out reviewing Love/Hate’s latest album but then found myself reviewing  a Jizzy Pearl solo release when Jizzy re-branded Crucified after rumours of proposed litigation by former members of Love/Hate. The forthcoming …

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The Healthy Junkies – Interview – January 2014

I was hoping to interview The Healthy Junkies at their gig at The Star and Garter in Manchester on 22nd December. Unfortunately there wasn’t time to do a face to face interview but, not one to be thwarted, I fired off an e-mail interview instead. Here’s what they had to …

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Dirt Box Disco – Spunk Volcano & Weab.I.Am, Interview – 22nd December 2013

Louella Deville from PlanetMosh caught up with Weab.I.Am and Spunk Volcano from Dirt Box Disco, for a quick chat after their ‘sold out’ show in Manchester on 22nd December. Being interviewed by a woman dressed as Puss in  Boots is all in a days work for Dirt Box Disco! Here’s …

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The Senton Bombs – Joey Class and Scott Mason – Interview 22nd December 2013

Louella Deville from PlanetMosh chats to Joey Class and Scott Mason from The Senton Bombs about their latest album and what’s in store for fans in 2014. Here’s what they had to say: – PlanetMosh recently reviewed your album Chapter Zero and it got upgraded to five stars when we …

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Dogface – Back on the Streets

Having retired to the Doghouse (so to speak) for over ten years. Swedish rockers Mats Leven (vocals) and Martin Kronlund (guitar) have resurrected Dogface with new members Mikael Carlsson on bass guitar and Perra Johansson on drums. Dogface last released albums Unleashed in 2000 and In Control back in 2002. November …

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Bones – Sons of Sleaze (Album Review)

Bones first started playing together in Chicago thrash band Usurper. After Usurpers demise Jon and Joe started jamming in 2009. Chris joined later that year and Bones was disgorged upon us!

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Massive Wagons, Grand Central, Manchester – 12/12/2013

Massive Wagons, Grand Central, Manchester – 12/12/2013

Grand Central is a rock/metal pub in Manchester which joins forces with Rocksector records to host live bands every Thursday. When bands are on, the pool tables are pushed to one side and a small stage area is created to the far left hand side of the pub (as you walk in). With …

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas PlanetMosh brings to you The Seven Deadly Sinphonies (plus two bonus tracks) by Sinnergod

Manchester Goth/Alternative Metal band Sinnergod released their début album Seven Deadly Sinphonies on Halloween 2013. Formed in 2001 by twin brothers Mark and Chris Hampson, Sinnergod already have two EPs under their belt and have played at Bloodstock Open Air Festival and Dark-Cide-Fest. On first listen I picked up flavours of …

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The Deep End – Cop This

On the Second Day of Xmas Louella brings to you Cop This by The Deep End. G’day Mate! It’s the second day of Xmas and I couldn’t find two turtle doves so I bring you the latest Australian export The Deep End! This Aussie five piece released their début album …

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I AM I – See You Again (Single Review)

I AM I released their new single See You Again as a digital download on 11th November 2013. Former Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart formed I AM I after leaving Dragonforce. ZP assembled a line up of talented and renowned musicians to put together new project I AM I. The lineup …

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Sebastian Tvedtnæs, NiteRain – Interview December 2013

Sebastian Tvedtnæs, NiteRain – Interview December 2013

NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo, Norway released their début album NiteRain last month. The idea for the band came from singer Sebastian (Baz) Tvedtnæs back in 2006 and he joined forces with a classmate. However the band really started out in 2010 when Frank and Morten joined with …

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NiteRain – Crossfire

NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo, Norway released their début album NiteRain last month. The idea for the band came from singer Sebastian (Baz) Tvedtnæs back in 2006 and he joined forces with a classmate. However the band really started out in 2010 when Frank and Morten joined with Adrian …

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Raven/Girlschool – Sound Control, Manchester: 26/11/2013

Raven/Girlschool – Sound Control, Manchester: 26/11/2013

Arrived at Sound Control for a promising night of metal mayhem. Doors supposedly at 7pm, hence arrival time 7:10pm to find the shutters down. After a couple of walks round the block and about 30 minutes stood trying to shelter from the rain, someone finally got round to telling the …

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Place Vendome: Thunder in the Distance

Thunder in the Distance is the third album from melodic hard rock project Place Vendome. Released by Frontiers Records on 1st November 2013, Place Vendome being the brainchild of their President, Serafino Perugino. Fronted by Michael Kiske former vocalist for German rock band Helloween and alos for Avantasia and Unisonic. …

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Asomvel – Knuckle Duster

Formed in 1993 by the late Jay-Jay Winter and Lenny Robinson. Tragically Jay-Jay was involved in a fatal car crash in October 2010, a terrible loss which could leave a band deciding to call it a day. However as AC/DC found Brian Johnson after the death of  Bon Scott, Asomvel …

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Sumosluts – Fat.Hot.Sexy

German Stoner Rock band Sumosluts released their third album Fat.Hot.Sexy on Friday 13th September 2013 on Noisehead Records. Formed in Bamburg, Germany in 2010 their Debut album ‘An Awesome Piece of Shit‘ was released in 2011, followed by ‘Time To Freak Out‘ in 2012 and now ‘Fat.Hot.Sexy‘ When I hear …

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