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Rich

I've been into rock, metal and alternative music for as long as I can remember, and it makes sense I combine a love of music with my photography. Music loving ale swilling coffee drinking petrolhead photographer, that's me.

50 Days to BLOODSTOCK!!

Just 50 days to BLOODSTOCK! Not long now before the BLOODSTOCK faithful thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park! While you’re dusting off that tent and getting those cases of beer in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is announcing even more bands!! Joining Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Denver-based …

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Skarlett Riot – Castle and Falcon, Birmingham – 1st June 2017

After months of refurbishment work the Castle and Falcon in Birmingham re-opened its doors in March this year. The venue, which is easy to reach with good local parking, has had a complete overhaul in terms of its layout and equipment for the live bands that regularly occupy the stage. …

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Amon Amarth and Blind Guardian for Bloodstock 2017!

On the BBC1 Sunday Rock show this morning Bloodstock Festival  announced their first seven acts, including the the first headline. Amon Amarth top the bill on the Friday supported by Blind Guardian.  Other bands appearing over the weekend on the Ronnie James Dio Stage will be Testament, Hatebreed, HELL, Possessed …

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Evil Scarecrow – Nottingham Rock City – 30th January 2016

Nottingham Rock City is the local mecca for bands, and headlining the mainstage of this iconic venue is a dream show for any midlands band. Evil Scarecrow have been building a local following for a number of years now with their off the wall stage show, and Planetmosh went along …

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Paradise Lost – Nottingham Rock City – 13/112015

Friday the 13th of November is the date Paradise Lost chose to end their extensive European tour in Nottingham’s Rock City. Braving the fierce winds outside the venue a small queue of stalwart fans lined the side of the building chatting eagerly while seeking shelter where they could. Rock City …

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Delain – O2 Institute Library, Birmingham, 23rd Oct 2015

Arriving at the O2 Institute Library there was already a pleasingly a large queue for tonight’s show. Unusual in its design, you enter the venue through a set of doors onto the small balcony, which provided a good view of the already growing crowd at the barrier. It was disappointing …

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The 69 Eyes – The Best Of Helsinki Vampires

The 69 Eyes are a dark gothic rock band from Finland, formed in 1989 in the bars of Helsinki they started out playing sleazy rock inspired by bands such as Hanoi Rocks and Motley Crue. Fairly early in their 25 year career the band allowed influences from gothic bands such …

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Amaranthe – Nottingham Rescue Rooms – 21st March 2014

Situated off the beaten track, the courtyard outside the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham is certainly one of the few places I don’t mind queueing to get into a show. With a few benches, umbrellas with patio heaters and the public bar everything adds up for a relaxed atmosphere leading up …

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Gus G – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – 20/02/2015

Arriving shortly before the doors open on this cold Friday night, there were already a handful of folks waiting outside in the patio area beside the Nottingham Rescue Rooms main entrance. As the door time came and went, accompanied by the rumblings of a sound-check from deep within the venue, …

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Knock Out Kaine – Rise of the Electric Jester

Hailing from the depths of Lincolnshire Knock Out Kaine burst onto the UK rock scene at full throttle in 2012 with the release of debut album ‘House of Sins’. Followed up by an aggressive tour schedule with rock greats such as Love/Hate and Tigertailz plus an appearance opening for Status …

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The Dreaming – Rise Again

The Dreaming are an American industrial rock band who rose from the ashes of the powerhouse that was Stabbing Westward. Formed by lead vocalist Chris Hall and drummer Johnny Haro The Dreaming have two full length albums and a handful of EP’s to their name. Rise Again was titled by …

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Skarlett Riot – We Are The Brave EP

Skarlett Riot are a hard rock quartet hailing from Northern Lincolnshire. Formed in 2010 they have built a reputation for a high energy live performance with solid recorded material to back this up. Following their well received 2013 album ‘Tear Me Down’, which contained a mixture of new songs and …

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Harem Scarem – Thirteen (On the Tenth Day of Christmas)

On the tenth day of Christmas Planetmosh gave to me ten tracks of melodic rock goodness from Canadian rockers Harem Scarem who are certainly Lords in the eyes of their fans! I get the chance to find out why with a listen to their new album ‘Thirteen‘. Back in 2008 after a …

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Delain – Glasgow Cathouse – 28th November 2014

Friday the 28th of November 2014 was ‘Black Friday’ for many. Fortunately for me the main black in my Friday was being worn by the line of Delain fans waiting outside The Cathouse in Glasgow for the last date of Dutch symphonic metal band Delain’s short UK tour. The doors opened promptly …

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The Pretty Reckless – Nottingham Rock City – 17th November 2014

It was later than the advertised door time as I pulled up alongside Rock City on this November Monday night. I know The Pretty Reckless have a good size following but I was still surprised just how long the line waiting for doors stretched back, snaking round the corner and …

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Midnight Sin – Sex First

Sex First is the debut album from Italian sleaze rockers Midnight Sin. Formed in 2010 the band promote themselves playing a sexy combination of Sleaze Rock, Hard Rock and AOR. The intro starts off with jovial carnival feel to it which quickly fades to a more industrial sound with hints …

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Kobra and the Lotus – Nottingham Rock City – 30/09/2014

Tuesdays are always quite a tough night to fill an venue, and this was evident tonight as Rock City’s basement was still a bit sparse as local Nottingham band Enormity Falls take the stage. Opening acts have a rough time drawing a crowd but that mattered not to these lads …

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Black Moth – Condemned to Hope

Rising from the Leeds underground scene Black Moth have already made quite an impression in the doom/sludge metal genre they currently occupy. Condemned To Hope is their second album following the well received 2012 debut album The Killing Jar. Not being someone who would normally pick up an album from …

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