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Marc Leach

I am a Northern Irish freelance photography who specialises in music, promotional and event photography.

The Graham Bonnet Band – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 19-11-2016

“Since you’ve been gone, since you’ve been gone; I’m outta my head…” Who? What? Where? Sorry! Got a little distracted there for a minute. What can I say? When you’ve grown up listening to the iconic British rock band Rainbow then you were probably excited when the news of the …

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Fireland – Fireland III: Believe Or Die

On the 17th October 2006, my 16 year old self walked into the Mandela Hall in Belfast to watch none other than the kings of cheesy, power metal; DragonForce. It was on this night that my teenage ears were also introduced to the support band who were none other than …

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Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis

In the history of music when have you ever heard an album start with the band’s lead singer shouts “ha, ha, record this?!” What’s that? You can’t think of anyone? Well that was how Scottish giants Biffy Clyro kicked off their seventh release; “Ellipsis.” Suppose when you have been on …

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Enbound – The Blackened Heart

As a reviewer it’s always interesting what pieces of material get sent your way. One question you start asking yourself will be “is this album going to be worth listening to?” So when I received an email with an album entitled “The Blackened Heart” by Swedish melodic metal band Enbound; …

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Theocracy – Ghost Ship

Before I get started with this review, in 2008 an album entitled “Mirror Of Souls” graced the world of metal. This release is hands down one of my all time favourite albums but who is this band that released such an album? Well known other than Georgia’s very own Theocracy, …

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Status Quo – The SSE Arena, Belfast – 28th October 2016

In music history there were not too many bands that could get away with wearing double denim. 90s Irish pop group B*witched count as one but no one was able to rock the look more than British rock legends Status Quo. The Quo boys have always been highly regarded and respected …

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Skye “Sever” Sweetham of Sumo Cyco – Interview

Planetmosh had the opportunity to sit down with Skye “Sever” Sweetham (and Matt “MD13” Drake briefly) from Canadian Punk band Sumo Cyco who were on a UK/Irish tour with Alien Ant Farm / (hed) P.E. / Kaleido as stopped off in Belfast.

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Indominus – Legion Within

There’s nothing that excites a reviewer more than when a new band appears on the music scene with some fresh material. That can be said about Indominus, a death metal band hailing from Northern Ireland, forming at the beginning of 2016 and features members of the late ForChristSake. With such …

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Drakonis – As They Rot

It’s been a long day at the office, you get home, put your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the day is over. While you are nice and relaxed you decide to put on some music, only instead of the soothing sounds of Mozart you are …

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Lordi – Monstereophonic: Theaterror vs. Demonarchy

The sun, it’s turned black! The moon, it’s blood red! And the dead have risen and are walking the face of the Earth. Sorry to disappoint you folks but it’s not the apocalypse, it’s the aporockalypse and who is that leading the way? None other than the Finnish supermonsters Lordi …

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Mastodon – The Limelight 1, Belfast – 14th August 2016

Summer time. To some it’s about sun and holidays, to others it’s heading to festivals, enjoying music and getting muddy. Every year thousands gather to a field in Walton-on-Trent, England for the annual Bloodstock festival.  This year the festival attracted acts like Gojira, Slayer and Twisted Sister (for their final U.K. …

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Gojira – Magma

When it comes to my own personal music taste I wouldn’t normally put bands like this on my list, however, after witnessing French metal titans Gojira live, my whole world was turned upside down. For nearly two decades they have dominated the metal genre from musical masterpiece after musical masterpiece …

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Maverick – Big Red

I have been following my local scene in Northern Ireland for quite a few years now and I have seen some bands come and some bands go.  While my heart may have wept for the acts that decided to call it a day I have rejoiced with the ones who …

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Biffy Clyro – Belsonic Festival, Belfast – 25th June 2016

History was made over the past week as millions of people took to the polls to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in the European Union.  With the votes counted and the results in it had been decided that we were to leave. Those who voted to remain were …

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Valorent / St. Hellfire / Thieves Of Ennui / Matty James – Hagues Bar, Lisburn – 25/02/2016

You know what they say, home is where the heart is; or in this case, home is where the music is. For me it has been a couple of years since I last entered the chess floorboard Hagues Bar situated in the centre of my home of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. …

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Axel Rudi Pell – Game Of Sins

It’s safe to say that when it comes to heavy metal guitarists some of the biggest names have come out of European countries, from Yngwie Malmsteen (from Sweden) to Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun and from Finland.) Yet there is one name who for over a quarter of a century has stood …

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Michael Sweet (Stryper) Interview – November 2015

Following the release of Stryper’s latest album “Fallen,” Marc from Planetmosh caught up with frontman Michael Sweet to talk about the album and it’s influences. Other subjects such as the Sweet & Lynch project and Michael’s up and coming solo album were discussed as well. Please note, forgive some of …

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Stryper – Fallen

To say that the guys from the “Christian Metal” group Styrper have been busy since the release of ‘No More Hell To Pay‘ nearly two years ago is an understatement.  With most of the members participating in a variety of side projects.rom – Oz Fox working on Bloodgood’s ‘Dangerously Close‘ …

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And So I Watch You From Afar – Belfast, Mandela Hall, 20/06/2015

Summer is here and, as usual, Northern Ireland’s weather just doesn’t know what to do with itself, one minute it’s like being in the Bahamas, the next the Heaven’s open up.  This weekend in particular was a special one, with both Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice happening where thousands …

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