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Saxon – Thunderbolt (Tour edition)

Back in February this year, Saxon released Thunderbolt, which has proven to be one of their best and most popular albums in recent years. Planetmosh reviewer Dennis Jarman certainly liked it – check out his review here. Now the band have decided to release a “Tour edition” version of the …

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Edguy – Kingdom of Madness anniversary edition

Way back in 1997, Edguy’s first official album was released – Kingdom of Madness. Now over 20 years on, the album has just been remastered and reissued. The reissue has two bonus tracks – the 2001 version of “Wings of a dream” and a live version of the same song. …

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Dorrian Sorriaux – Hungry ghost

.           Blues Pills guitarist Dorrian Sorriaux has won plenty of praise for his playing in the band, but for his solo EP release, he’s taken a very different direction musically. It’s not Blues rock – it’s psychedelic Folk. It’s quite a laid back pace, and …

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67 Kung-Fu Eskimos – Return of the Magnificent 67 …. Back From Hells Igloo

Manchester based 67 Kung-Fu Eskimos’ latest EP  Return of the Magnificent 67 …. Back From Hells Igloo is the follow up to their debut EP Suitable for Microwaves which was released over twenty years ago, you can read about why it’s taken them so long to record their second offering here. …

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Scream serenity – Eye of the storm

Eye of the storm is the debut album from British band Scream Serenity. Based in East Anglia, they’ve released a debut album that’s both heavy and commercial – not an easy thing to do. On the one hand it’s loud, fast and heavy, but at the same time it’s got …

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Falling Eden – Falling Eden (Single Review)

Falling Eden, the new kids on the rock block from Crewe impress from the off with their first self penned tune ‘Falling Eden’, due for release on March 23rd 2018 via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. Backed by a powerful, thought provoking video (which you can view at …

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IDestroy – Pure joy of life EP

IDestroy have just released their second EP, Pure joy of life. The Bristol based all-female trio are out on tour at the moment across the UK and Germany. They describe themselves as “party punk”, which really is a perfect description for this EP. It’s got that aggressive and fast paced …

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Blitzkrieg – Reign Of Fire EP

NWOBHM band Blitzkrieg, formed in Leicester in 1980 burst back onto the scene with a two track EP titled Reign Of Fire. Original lead vocalist Brian Ross still captains the ship and his eerie, operatic performance on the title track sets the tone for a five minute heavy metal masterpiece …

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Devils Henchmen – Control EP.

Once again, the youthful trio Devils Henchmen deliver another high quality EP titled Control that follows their debut 2016 release of EP Hatred. The Liverpool based trio are coming on in leaps and bounds, fronted by lead guitarist/lead vocalist and chief songwriter Joseph Doolan. First track ‘Control’ surges in on …

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Mollie Marriott – Control

Some things run in the family, and a great singing voice is clearly something Mollie Marriott got from her father – Small Faces/Humble Pie singer/guitarist, Steve Marriott. I saw Mollie Marriott’s gig at the Borderline in London earlier this year and was very impressed, and happily she’s now releasing a …

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Perpetua – The Age Of Collapse

Edinburgh based metallers Perpetua certainly know how to bring the hammer down with their latest single The Age Of Collapse. Available from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify it is an aurally crushing seven minutes of brutality that does not overstay it’s welcome.  It kicks off with a devilish bark from lead …

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King King – (She don’t) Gimme no lovin’ (single)

We very rarely cover singles here on Planetmosh, but every so often one comes along that you just can’t ignore.  One such single is the new one from King King.  It’s taken from their upcoming album, “Exile & Grace” which is due for release on 6th October 2017. It’s one …

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Dig Deeper – Stars tonight EP

Dig Deeper are a rock band from Norway.  They released their debut album in 2012 following it up with a second album in 2015, and now in 2017 they’re releasing a new EP, “Stars tonight”. There’s a definite psychedelic feel to the music, and when you throw in the vocals …

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The Black Angels – Death Song

Formed way back in 2004, psychedelic rock band The Black Angels took their name from the title of a Velvet Underground song – “Black Angel’s death song”, and now have used the other half of that song title for the title of their new album, Death song. Death song is …

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Lilith and the knight – Insanity EP

Lilith and the Knight are a London based hard rock band.  Their Insanity EP was released a couple of months ago, so this review is a bit late, but it’s too good an EP to skip.  As befits the title, the video for the first song to be released – …

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Aaron Buchanan and the cult classics – All the things you’ve said and done

“All the things you’ve said and done” is the debut single from Aaron Buchanan and the cult classics.  Aaron Buchanan formed the band after leaving Heavens Basement with his sister Laurie Buchanan and Tom McCCarthy on guitar, Chris Guyatt on bass and Kev Hickman on drums.  They toured in late …

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Forever Never – Speak up

Essex band Forever Never formed in 2003 and after releasing an EP and a couple of albums they announced in 2012 that they were to take a break.  In 2015, Kerrang heralded their return with a preview of the new song “Never giving up” which enjoyed considerable success.  In July …

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Circle of Reason – Faith or Theory

Faith or Theory is the new album from Southampton based Circle of Reason.  They’ve been getting played on Kerrang! TV and Scuzz TV, so there’s a good chance that if you watch those channels you’ll have heard something from Circle of Reason. Faith or theory in my view sits somewhere …

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Gojira – Magma

When it comes to my own personal music taste I wouldn’t normally put bands like this on my list, however, after witnessing French metal titans Gojira live, my whole world was turned upside down. For nearly two decades they have dominated the metal genre from musical masterpiece after musical masterpiece …

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