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Paul Verner

After a number of years learning the ropes with local newspaper photographers, shooting gigs, sports events and school photography, I took the plunge in March 2012 and branched out to begin LIVE:i photographic agency, with the aim of providing quality event and commercial photography for a range of clients.

Alter Bridge, Ulster Hall, Belfast, 8th Oct 2017

After selling out shows in Dublin and Belfast back in June, such was the demand for tickets from local rockers, Alter Bridge returned to Belfast on Sunday night to play a welcome second show as part of The Last Hero Tour.     In contrast, it was opening act As …

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Rush – 2112 – 40th Anniversary

With the announcement last year that drummer and songwriter Neil Peart no longer wanted to tour and the subsequent R40 farewell tour over, Rush fans have not had the best of years. To fill the gap and ease the pain slightly, the band have released a 40th Anniversary edition of their commercial …

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Extreme – Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown

If you are checking this review out I am sure you are familiar with Extreme and their double platinum selling album ‘Pornograffitti’, you are also probably all too well aware that 2015 was the 25th Anniversary of its release. (Now doesn’t that make you feel old?) To commemorate the occasion, …

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Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere

Even before the release of Aerosmith’s 2012 album, ‘Music From Another Dimension’ which featured guest vocals from country superstar Carrie Underwood, there were rumors of Steven Tyler branching out of the Aerosmith musical juggernaut, since then there have been several well choreographed clues as to which direction the new music …

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Bring Me the Horizon, Belsonic, Belfast, 16/06/2016

Every year metallians watch for the Belsonic line-up announcement in the hope that one or two rock/metal acts might make it onto the bill, along with whatever generic chart bubblegum music that is currently trendy. This year was no exception, with a change of venue to the much larger outdoor location …

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Magnum, Limelight 1 Belfast, 27/05/16

Much had been made in Belfast on local rock chatter and social media of the 25 odd years it had been since Magnum had last visited the city, but the night had rolled round quickly since they announced the date and a capacity crowd at the Limelight ensured it was …

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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead

Admittedly I had never heard of Orden Ogan until the video for ‘The Things We Believe In’ caught my eye, which was the single released from their 2012 album ‘To The End’. This was an album that turned out to be a real breakthrough for Orden Ogan as it was …

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Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators – Dublin 10th Nov. 2014

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Despite the rubbish weather you could feel the excitement in the air, as fans queued up in the rain to see one of the most recognizable guitarists in the business. First up though, was Monster Truck who are everything you would want in an opening act. With their lively brand …

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Sixx:A.M. – Modern Vintage

Sixx:A.M. - Modern Vintage

Following on from 2011’s ‘This is Gonna Hurt’, Sixx:A.M. have returned with their third full length album; Modern Vintage which is out now. From the very first track ‘Stars’ the listener is under no illusion that this is a record full of big sounding choruses and catchy hooks. James Michael’s …

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Flyleaf – Between The Stars

Flyleaf - Between The Stars

Female fronted, multi-platinum American rockers Flyleaf are back with their fourth studio album. Their first since former vocalist and founding member Lacy Sturm left the band in 2012. “Between The Stars” is due for release via earMUSIC/Loud & Proud Records in November 2014. Opening with a rhythmic fuzz filled bass line, …

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Scar Symmetry – The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)

Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)

After seeing Scar Symmetry play live in Belfast last year and picking up their last full length album ‘The Unseen Empire’, I was looking forward to getting my hands on their new album ‘The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)’. Even better was the news that it is set to be the …

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King Of Asgard – Interview – September 2014

King Of Asgard - Karg

Planetmosh caught up with King of Asgard bassist, Jonas Albrektsson to chat about the Norsemen’s latest album ‘Karg‘. 1. The new album ‘Karg’ was released in July, what would you say are the main themes and influences on this new album? “Karg”, (barren) the actual word, pretty much set the atmosphere and influenced us …

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In Flames – Siren Charms

In Flames - Siren Charms

Swedish metallers In Flames are back with 11 cracking new songs on their 11th studio album ‘Siren Charms’, which is out now on Sony Music. After a brief electronic intro, album opener ‘In Plain View’ kicks the record to life with a nice little tapped riff. As always the twin …

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King Of Asgard – Karg

King Of Asgard - Karg

Over a year in the making, Swedish Norse metalers King Of Asgard build on their growing reputation from the previous studio albums with the much anticipated third album ‘Karg’, out now on Metal Blade Records. With bands like Amon Amarth blazing a trail for so called ‘Viking Metal’ making high …

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WOVENWAR – Wovenwar

Wovenwar - Wovenwar

Rising from the ashes of As I Lay Dying, the four remaining members got together with Oh Sleeper vocalist Shane Blay, to form Wovenwar and record their self titled debut album which is out on august 5th on Metal Blade Records. With guitarist Nick Hipa growing up with Shane Blay, …

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Zyon Cavalera – Soulfly Interview 10/07/2014

Zyon Cavalera, son of Max Cavalera and current drummer of Soulfly takes a few minutes to chat to us about touring with his family, his other band Lody Kong, the World Cup, and his drumming hero Bill Ward, ahead of their show at the Limelight in Belfast. Read Marc’s review of the …

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Sisters Of Mercy – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 8/07/2014

Sisters Of Mercy

Having had the support act cancel last minute, and with the doors opening a good 2 hours before the headliners were due to go on stage, there was a buzz in the air of the gathering audience, no-one knowing quite what to expect. Finally the pulsating beat of ‘More’ thumped …

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Darkest Era – Interview, June 2014

Darkest Era

PlanetMosh caught up with Ade Mulgrew from Northern Ireland’s Darkest Era for an interview to coincide with the release of their new album ‘Severance‘. 1. The new album Severance is due to be released in Europe on June 16th, what would you say a the main themes and influences on …

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Wolves At The Gate – VxV

Wolves At The Gate - VxV

@planetmosh reviews VxV .@wolvesatthegate out on .@solidstate Hailing from Cedarville Ohio, Wolves At The Gate’s first full-length album ‘Captors’ received a fair amount of success in the U.S. charting at number 17 in the Hard Rock Albums Chart back in 2012. Two years on, with some new personnel , the …

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The Dark Lanes – See Behind The Beam EP

The Dark Lanes

@planetmosh reviews See Behind The Beam EP by .@TheDarkLanes The Dark Lanes have been cutting their teeth around the pubs and clubs of Dublin for a while now, bringing their own unique blend of craic and tunes to all who would listen. As a natural progression to that they’ve put upon themselves …

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