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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.

Steve Hill – The one man blues rock band

Steve Hill’s new live album is one of the most accurately titled albums ever – he is after all, a one-man blues rock band. If you’ve never seen Steve Hill play live, it’s impressive stuff – he plays guitar and sings (doing both well), and at the same time plays …

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My Indigo – My Indigo

My Indigo is a solo project from Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel. After going into the studio to write songs for Within Temptation and finding she was struggling to find inspiration, she decided to take a break. During that break she started writing again, but the songs she came …

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Stone Free Festival 2018 announces running times plus line-up additions 

With this year’s Stone Free Festival just over a month away, more exciting additions to the line-up have been announced, in addition to the full running order for the weekend. Pete Spiby & the Beat Alls have been announced to open the Indigo stage on Saturday, before slots from Stone …

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Lineup confirmed for Ayreon universe Graspop show

After the 3 sold out shows in the 013 venue in The Netherlands, Ayreon Universe is ready to headline the Marquee Stage on Friday, June 22 at Graspop Metal Meeting 2018. This first exclusive Ayreon festival show will be performed by the very best original Ayreon instrumentalists and vocalists, including …

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Pop Evil release new single – A crime to remember

American rock titans POP EVIL have debuted a stunning new music video for their track, “A Crime To Remember.” Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s last two videos, “Waking Lions” and “Colors Bleed,” this is now the third music video installment we’ve seen from the band’s most …

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Eagle Rock Entertainment to release The Rolling Stones From The Vault: No Security – San Jose 1999,

On 13 July 2018, Eagle Rock Entertainment release From The Vault: No Security – San Jose 1999, the latest in the acclaimed and collectable From The Vault series. Mining the previously unreleased treasures of the band’s archive, this is a simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD + 2CD, 3LP and …

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Skindred – Big Tings

Skindred are back with a new album – Big Tings.When they first started out, blending reggae and metal seemed like a crazy idea, but they’ve proved that it works and they’ve built a reputation in the UK for catchy songs and superb live shows. With this new album, Skindred seem …

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Gus G interview – April 2018

You’ve got a new album, Fearless due for release later this month. It’s your first solo album since you left Ozzy isn’t it? I think it’s my first post-Ozzy album. On the album you’ve got Dennis Ward on vocals and bass. You’ve worked with him before as a producer havent …

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Joe Bonamassa – British Blues Explosion Live

I love the fact that when he’s not busy recording his own music or doing tours of it, Joe Bonamassa does tours or live shows paying tributes to some of the great artists that inspired him. Doing that helps bring their work to a new audience and helps modern audiences …

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YOGA-TTA BE KIDDING ME – DO.OMYOGA LAUNCHES AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Download Festival, the UK’s premier rock event has today announced the debut of DO.OMYOGA on-site for 2018. Taking a leap into the world of wellness and fitness, festival revellers will have the incredible opportunity to perfect their downward facing Download Dog and take part in the renowned DO.OMYOGA classes along …

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Lamb of God unleash Bad brains cover; UK dates with Slayer announced

Gold-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, Legion: XX, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST’s upcoming 20th anniversary. Legion: XX is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that …

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VOLBEAT announce free London show at House Of Vans

Grammy-nominated Danish hard rock outfit VOLBEAT are delighted to announce a extremely special London show on Wednesday 30th May, at House of Vans. This notable event will be free to the public. Tickets can be applied for at www.houseofvanslondon.com from 4pm BST on Monday 14th May. Rebels & Angels fan club members will have exclusive early access …

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Bloodstock unveils Thursday night lineup

BLOODSTOCK 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance. If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don’t delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go! …

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Download festival – a spotlight on the environment.

Download Festival is a huge event with tens of thousands of people on site for a few days each year. There’s inevitably an environmental impact, but the Download team are looking to minimise this wherever possible. Initiatives such as re-usuable drinking cups introduced last year meant a saving of 500,000 …

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Andy Copping, Download festival interview

Planetmosh recently spoke to Andy Copping about this year’s Download festival. If you had to pick six bands you want to watch at Download this year, who would they be? Right….Lawnmower Deth, because I think they’re going to be a lot of fun. Definitely Guns’n’Roses, Definitely Ozzy, Avenged sevenfold, Greta …

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Hell’s Gazelles announce new EP

UK hard rock four piece Hell’s Gazelles deliver on the promise shown on their self titled debut and are preparing to release their brand new ep ‘Take Your Medicine’ on the 27th of July. Recorded and produced by Chris D’Adda (Wayward Sons, Toseland) at Vale Studios and mixed / mastered …

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With under 100 days to go, Bloodstock add more bands

BLOODSTOCK 2018 is looking to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance.  If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don’t delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 93 days to go!  The …

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Dana Fuchs – Love lives on

New York blues-rock singer Dana Fuchs releases her fourth album on 18th May. In the last few years she’s seen the death of three close family members, the birth of her first child, and has moved away from New York. “It’s a new beginning for me in every way, as …

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