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Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.

Marianne Faithfull – Negative capability

This isn’t the typical album you’ll find reviewed here on Planetmosh but it’s one that will probably appeal to some of our readers, particularly Lou Reed or Nick Cave fans. Marianne Faithful came to fame in the early 60s with a hit single “As tears go by” – a song …

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Kamelot announce second leg of European tour

KAMELOT are pleased to announce the second European Leg of “The Shadow Tour”. Dates begin March 8th in Nijmegen, Netherlands and run through March 23rd, in Prestatyn, UK. A complete list of dates can be found below. “We’re very excited to announce we’re bringing ‘The Shadow Empire Tour’ to Europe …

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Ramblin’ Man announce Blues stage headliner for 2019

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful fourth year in 2018, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2019! This year the festival will move back its traditional end of July slot on the 19th, 20thand 21stJuly. Following the announcement of rock legends FOREIGNER as Saturday’s Main Stage Headliner, Ramblin’ Man Fair …

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KING 810 announce new album, UK tour kicks off late November

Flint firebrands, KING 810 have announced their third studio album, ‘Suicide King’, which is set for release on 25th January 2018.  The band have launched a video for ‘Heartbeats’ over on their official YouTube which was written and directed by KING 810’s David Gunn, together with Josh Schroeder. ‘Suicide King’ will …

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Rammstein announce 2019 European stadium tour

Rammstein have announced a stadium tour for summer 2019 with dates across Europe.  There’s just one UK show – at the stadium MK, Milton Keynes. 05/27/2019 Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena 05/28/2019 Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena 06/01/2019 Barcelona, RCDE Stadium 06/05/2019 Bern, Stade de Suisse 06/08/2019 Munich, Olympiastadion 06/12/2019 Dresden, Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion 06/13/2019 Dresden, Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion 06/16/2019 …

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Vandenbergs moonkings – Rugged and unplugged

Vandenberg’s Moonkings are back with a new album – Rugged and unplugged. As the title hints, it’s an acoustic album – mainly just Adrian Vandenberg playing acoustic guitar and Jan Hoving on vocals. The first thing to note is the length of the album – a disappointing 28 minutes. That’s …

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Slipknot return with ‘All Out Life’

SLIPKNOT have returned with a brand new track, All Out Life.  The unrelenting new cut is accompanied by an official music video – directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan –  which is streaming now on Slipknot’s official YouTube channel.  All Out Life is available now at all Digital …

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Dan Reed Network – Origins

With a UK tour planed for November, Dan Reed Network fans are in for a great month – not only are the band on tour, but the new album, Origins gets released. For the recording of the album the band took an unusual approach – they didnt shut themselves away …

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Bloodstock announce 4 more bands for Halloween

Happy Halloween! BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more bands for 2019, guaranteed to make next year’s best metal weekender howlingly spooktacular. Uncompromising hardcore punk squad CODE ORANGE make their BLOODSTOCK debut on Saturday on the Ronnie James Dio main stage. The band’s Jami Morgan tells us “We’ve been wanting to play …

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Them – Manor of the se7en gables

Them are a German band (with some US musicians involved) who formed in 2013 and released their debut album, “Sweet hollow” in 2016. Now they’re back with their second album. Sweet Hollow was a concept album that chronicled the bizarre journey of a man caught between unfortunate circumstance and unspeakable …

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KISS announce End of the road world tour dates

After an epic and well documented 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent which sent the internet …

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Doyle Bramhall II – Shades

Doyle Bramhall II may not be a name you’re familiar with but he’s a guitarist who is well known to some of the worlds top stars as many of them have worked with them. He’s toured with the lines of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Roger Waters and Sheryl Crow and has …

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Bon Jovi announce first UK tour for six years

After thousands of sold out shows, it’s clear – Bon Jovi = One Wild Night. One of the planet’s biggest rock bands, Bon Jovi announce their return to the UK, continuing a triumphant world tour that has visited the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile and will hit Japan and Australia later in …

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Sodom – Partisan EP

While most people know the big 4 of thrash metal – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, only true thrash fans will know the German equivalent – four equally influential bands, Destruction, Kreator, Tankard and Sodom. Formed in 1981, Sodom have released fifteen studio albums (and are in the studio working on …

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