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Steve D

Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh

Forever Still – Tied Down

When I reviewed the Scars EP by Forever Still, I hailed it as one of the most exciting new releases in the last 12 months. I’ve been waiting patiently to see the fruition of their debut full length album Tied Down, a collection that holds so much expectation. Tied Down …

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Avantasia to make Finnish debut at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

AVANTASIA have been confirmed for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2016! The band’s first ever show in Finland will take place at Finland’s heaviest festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki during 1.-3.7.2016. Special priced Early Crow tickets are on sale until the end of the year. Avantasia is one of the most …

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PlanetMosh Readers’ Album of the year 2015 – POLL

It’s that most wonderful time of the year; The time that we hand the decisions over to YOU – The PlanetMosh Reader. It’s time to choose the PlanetMosh Readers’ Album of the year 2016. All through 2015, you’ve been reading what we have thought of the releases that bands from …

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Slayer, Anthrax, Kvelertak – 02 Academy, Birmingham – 27/11/2015

With a society very much stuck in the epic nature of the now, tonight’s Slayer/Anthrax/Kvelertak show has been labelled as the metal event of the year by many. In a 2015 where we have already been blessed with a Slipknot/Korn tour, a Megadeth/Lamb Of God Tour and a host of …

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Tuska 2016 brings more pain with the addition of Ghost, Diablo, Myrkur & more

Tuska Festival which takes place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland on the first weekend of July 2016, has added a bunch of the hardest and hottest acts in the business to its already illustrious line up. INTERNATIONAL STARS AND FINLAND’S FINEST Be prepared to be possessed as the mysterious rituals of Ghost …

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Gentlemans Pistols – Hustler’s Row

  Gentlemans Pistols recently released their new album Hustler’s Row via Nuclear Blast and will be touring this autumn in support of Orange Goblin.  The band are James Atkinson (vocals/guitars), Bill Steer (guitar), Stuart Dobbins (drums) and Robert Threapleton (bass).  Frontman Atkinson has been busy, as well as performing and …

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Tuska 2016 adds Katatonia, Delain, Lordi and Havok – Tickets on sale now

The line up for Tuska 2016 at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, just keeps getting bolder and more beautiful. Swedish atmospheric masters KATATONIA have been confirmed to put their spell on Tuska 2016. Entertainment values will be shot through the roof when Finland’s hard rock ambassador LORDI brings his “The Arockalypse 2006 …

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Tuska 2016 confirms the addition of Testament and Primordial

Tuska Open Air has just confirmed the addition Testament and Primordial for next year’s instalment of the festival. Even more bands will be announced on October 30th just as early “crow” tickets go on sale. Release from Tuska California’s own thrash patrol TESTAMENT is one of the cornerstones of its …

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TUSKA 2016 confirms dates and first bands – Behemoth and Tsjuder

The 19th TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL takes place over Helsinki next summer. As in previous years, we’re heading towards three days of metal mayhem which will include top-notch bands, great people and high-class area services. TUSKA 2016 will be held at Suvilahti, Helsinki from Friday 1.7.2016 to Sunday 3.7.2016. …

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Two Tales Of Woe – Interview with Carl King – October 2015

Irish outfit, Two Tales Of Woe are back and sounding better than ever. PlanetMosh called over to lead singer Carl King‘s house on an Autumn afternoon a few weeks back for a cup of coffee and a few words about the band’s current plans. Hey Carl. Thanks for taking the …

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Desertfest Belgium – The Sensational Seven – 7 acts you must see this weekend

Desertfest takes place in Antwerp, Belgium this week from 9th – 11th and features a host of fantastic acts from the lower/fuzzier end of the sound spectrum across three stages.   For more information on the festival, Ticket Sales and stage times, please visit http://www.desertfest.be/   PlanetMosh has been analysing …

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Unleashed Festival 2015 – Win picture tickets with PlanetMosh – Exclusive competition

PlanetMosh is a proud sponsor of this year’s EHT Promotions Unleashed Festival in Dublin. Taking place on September 25th at The Grand Social, the event promises to be an ultimate night of metal with Heart Of A Coward, Beholder, Red Enemy, Dead Label, AeSect and By Conquest Or Consent ripping …

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Bloodstock 2015 – The PlanetMosh Picks

With Bloodstock Open Air Festival now only 2 weeks away, we asked the inhabitants of PlanetMosh Towers to recommend a few bands (and entertainment) that you need to see at Catton Hall. Before you start scanning the advance weather forecasts and packing your tents, take the time to check out …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 3 – Sunday 28/06/2015

It’s Sunday lunchtime and the punters have crawled out of their beds from across the city of HELLsinki to once again descended on Suvilahti for the final day of this year’s instalment of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. The carnage of the Saturday night after-parties is evident on the faces …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 1 – Friday 26/06/2015

Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of visiting Finland on vacation. On the night I arrived in the Helsinki hostel, I noticed a larger than normal number of heavy metal fans arriving back after a show. I asked one what gig they were at. The answer.. DIO at TUSKA. …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 2 – Saturday 27/06/2015

It’s an earlier kick-off today at the Tuska Open Air Festival and even though the heavens opened and spilled their disapproval over Helsinki a few hours before the gates opened, it has cleared up and another pleasant day in the concrete cauldron is assured. First up, death metal “open-door supergroup” …

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