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Steve D

Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh

Call To Arms – M2TM Ireland Finalist 2016 – Interview

Fresh after pulverising their two Metal 2 The Masses Ireland rounds, PlanetMosh caught up with the lads  from Call To Arms and here’s what they had to say ahead of the final this weekend. Congrats on getting to the final guys. Can you explain the feeling when you heard your …

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Tuska Open Air 2016 completes line up

The program for Tuska 2016 is now ready. The last additions bring a whole new level of intensity and broaden the spectrum of the festival line up. GERMAN PRECISION, BRAZILIAN THRASH AND JAPANESE BIG-TIMERS German progressive death metal outfit Obscura have been added to the already killer Saturday program. Expect …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Semi Final C – 23/04/2016

On Saturday night, Dublin’s metal scene was rocked to its core. With almost 300 fans in attendance, the atmosphere was one full of support, camaraderie and wanton abandon. Vying for the last two places in the Metal 2 The Masses Ireland Final, the 6 bands knew that this semi was …

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Record Store Day – The vinyl chance for your local retailer?

Reports are coming in that in the last week, local independent record stores have experienced a surge in footfall through their doors. This surge has been followed by a slew of tumbleweed in the subsequent days. Further investigation revealed that the phenomenon known as Record Store Day took place last …

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The Wilson Playlist of Fuckery – An All Out Guide To Rockin’ Your Noggin

Those guys in Wilson have been tearing up venues across the globe since the release of their debut album ‘Full Blast Fuckery‘ back in 2014. They’ve just returned to Detroit after a hellraising tour of the UK (read our Glasgow review here) supporting their latest release ‘Right To Rise‘ and …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Semi Final B – 09/04/2016

The Metal 2 The Masses Ireland juggernaut rumbled into Fibber Magees in Dublin on Saturday night for the second of three semi-finals to determine the second third of the Final line up. PlanetMosh was there again to check out what went down and see who would step up to the …

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Tuska Open Air 2016 – The PlanetMosh ‘Pain’list – Listen now on Spotify

With Tuska Open Air Metal Festival almost 3 months away, we decided to put together a PlanetMosh Playlist of all the acts confirmed to play at Suvilahti on the first weekend in July. We’ve included a few songs from each of the headliners, Avantasia, Ghost and Children Of Bodom as …

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Tuska 2016 strengthens line up even further with Kvelertak, Hatebreed and more

The nineteenth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has just added more muscle to the already heavy line up. Tuska 2016 will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki Finland on July 1-3. See bottom of post for ticket information. Joining a stellar bill that already includes Avantasia, Ghost, Children Of Bodom, Testament, Anthrax …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Semi Final A – 19/03/2016

We’ve reached the Semi Final stages of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland and tonight at Fibber Magees in the post Paddy’s Day turmoil, five bands are making their case to play at this year’s final in May. The first two slots in the auspicious final will be filled tonight, one …

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M2TM Ireland – Heat 5 – Result and interviews – 27/02/2016

The fifth heat of this years’ Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland took place at Fibber Magees in Dublin. Contesting this event were Malumus, Antidotes, AeSect and Twin Villains. Due to other concert commitments in the city centre, I was unable to make it to the venue for the start …

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Bloodstock confirm 5 killer bands for 2016

With an already blistering line up confirmed for 2016, Bloodstock Festival have come up trumps with five more beasts added to the bill. Joining headliners Slayer, Mastodon and Twisted Sister will be a quintet of diverse metal, ranging from southern groove through metalcore via dementia and the blackened arts. Bolstering …

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Hammerfest Versus HRH AOR/Sleaze – The PlanetMosh Playlist Battle 2016

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. That time when the hordes descend onto North Wales for the annual Hard Rock Hell United Festival in Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli. Featuring the Hammerfest and HRH AOR/Sleaze events, 2016’s installment is set to be one of the best …

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Children of Bodom announced as 3rd Tuska 2016 headliner

As the first rays of sunlight slip through the clouds after a seemingly endless Finnish winter, it’s a good time to start making plans for the summer. Finland’s boldest metal festival, Tuska will provide the heaviest dosage of metal madness of the summer, for the nineteenth time. FROM LAKE BODOM …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat Two, 23/01/2016 – summary & interviews

With the buzz from last weekend’s electrifying night still raising hairs on the back of the neck, we descend on Fibber Magees for the second heat of Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. Tonight’s showcase features (once again) 5 acts from different ends of the metallic spectrum who are all …

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Witchcraft – Nucleus

A few months ago, Witchcraft began releasing some very vague posts on their Facebook page. Fans were expectant. “Were the Swedish doom rockers hinting at a return?” Then came the announcement that in 2016, a revitalized Witchcraft would release their new album ‘Nucleus‘ on Nuclear Blast records. There was much …

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