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Scott Watson

Part time guitarist and wannabe rock star. Long time lover of metal, xbox, football and my family while writing and editing for Planetmosh.com

Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent

Sometimes, a much-loved and highly successful band needs to shake things up a bit to keep things fresh and interesting for their fans and for themselves, all the while retaining the signature sonic hallmarks that have defined their sound. For their upcoming sixth album, Massachusetts metal pioneers Killswitch Engage reunited …

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Vanadium – Heaven’s Epithet of Lives Lost

UK metallers Vanadium are most definitely NOT to be confused with the old school Italian metallers of the same name and certainly haven’t been around anywhere near as long! They are, however, a very busy band indeed having released almost an album a year since 2009 with last year breaking …

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Ten More Reasons to Rock Out at Bloodstock 2013

BLOODSTOCK 2013 is shaping up to be the metal event of the summer, with another ten head-bangin’ bands confirmed to join headliners SLAYER, KING DIAMOND, and LAMB OF GOD. Canadian prog thrash pioneers, VOIVOD are set to play their only UK show of 2013 at Bloodstock Festival!! The band’s latest album, …

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Collapse – Arms and the Covenant

Formed in London, England late 2009, Collapse had the sole intention of no compromise, no prisoners, with core values of dedication, honesty, and worship of the almighty riff. So goes the bio on their site and they’ve got a very impressive pedigree so far with support slots alongside Anthrax among …

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Lost Society – Fast Loud Death

“Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression”. Bold, impetuous, some may even say foolhardy, immodest, cocky, precocious… these are words that spring to mind when you read that statement above from Lost Society’s frontman Samy Elbanna when they penned a deal …

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Anthrax – Anthems

When you get to the position and standing in the industry that Anthrax are in as a band you’re allowed certain indulgences. Their latest album, EP, collection, call it what you will is most definitely an indulgence for the guys. It’s also a good look into some of the artists …

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Free Fall – Power and Volume

Of late it’s great to see that Scandinavia is not just the domain of symphonic metal, dark or otherwise. There are some right rip-roaring retro styled rock bands coming through and making waves, with Free Fall being another one of these. Brothers in arms to the likes of Graveyard et …

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Alter Self – Seven Deadly Blessings

Greek band Alter Self haven’t had an easy life since their inception in 2007, with multiple line-ups and military obligations getting in the way since their initial self-funded EP release in 2009. Seven Deadly Blessings is their first full album release and gives them a proper chance to show just …

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Csaba Zvekan Raven Lord Interview 7th Feb 2013

We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the debut album from Raven Lord (check it out here on the site) and enjoyed it immensely.  Following on from that, vocalist Csaba Zvekan took the time out to give us a bit of background on just how the band came into being. …

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Raven Black Night Interview – 7th Feb 2013

Recently we caught up with Australian metallers Raven Black Night ahead of their album launch later this month.  Find out their thoughts on the scene down under and just what they have in store with their latest release. Hi guys, can you introduce Raven Black Night to the readers, please? …

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Raven Lord – Descent to the Underworld

Raven Lord, and the kind of metal they have produced with their superb debut album, would have Jack Black going bat-shit crazy screaming “THIS. IS. METAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL” and they do indeed invoke similar kinds of feelings for me too. They’re like a united nations of metal, musicians with hugely strong pedigrees …

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Skeleton Verse – The Storm Before the Calm Vol II

Unsigned Scottish metallers Skeleton Verse (formerly known as The Paradox) have been going for 3 years and in that time they have been a busy lot releasing debut EP “the poet versus the town crier”, their debut album “bleeding by example” and a further EP “fuck your comfort zone”. Now …

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Beckon Interview – Glasgow, 27th Jan 2012

Sometimes it’s good to kick back and take a look at what’s happening in the local metal scene around the UK.  We did exactly this in Glasgow as we caught up with local unsigned band Beckon to find out just what their thoughts are on the future and on getting …

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Alpha Tiger – Beneath the Surface

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, those Germans know how to make good metal that you can just kick back, nod your head to and raise the horns and more importantly just enjoy. Granted, I was expecting something more akin to Motley Crue, Poison and the likes …

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A Life Divided – The Great Escape

Gotta say those Germans sure know how to bring varying styles together to good effect. A Life Divided do this with great aplomb throughout their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It’s a retro-fitted piece of new romantic, electro rock with a commercial feel and some gothic undertones thrown in …

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Beholder – The Order of Chaos

I jumped at the chance when I was asked to review Beholder’s new album and follow up to their stonking debut in 2010, The Awakening. The band, to me, are a perfect example of what hard work, grit, determination and sheer bloody-mindedness can achieve. They never seem to stop. If …

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Shakra – Powerplay

Swiss rockers Shakra are new to me, for all their strong pedigree and lengthy history. Having shared the stage with the likes of Uriah Heep, Maiden and Guns n’ Roses alongside doing some pretty major world tours with Hammerfall and Stratovarius, 2013 sees the release of their tenth studio album …

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Holy Grail – Ride the Void

It’s been the best part of three years since US metallers Holy Grail released their critically acclaimed debut, Crisis in Utopia.  A number of line-up changes aside, they’ve continuously worked hard and played harder, touring and writing to produce follow up album Ride The Void. I remember supporting Holy Grail in Glasgow …

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Helloween – Straight Out of Hell

It’s a new year and a brand new album, album number 14 to be exact, from that bastion of all things metal from Germany, Helloween. I can’t believe I’ve been listening to these guys for the best part of 25 years now and that makes me feel old. Thankfully one …

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Mammoth Mammoth Interview with Ben Couzens, 18th Dec 2012

Australia has been producing some quality metal and rock acts of late and another, Mammoth Mammoth, recently released their third studio album last month through Napalm Records that was pretty cool to the ears as you can read from our recent review. We caught up with guitarist Ben Couzens to …

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