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American Brutal Death Metal – The PlanetMosh Playlist

Brutal death metal was the name of the game here for a while, an the subgenre remains strong. Like apple pie and McDonald’s, here, American is taken to mean “made in the USA”. While there’s plenty of brutal death metal from across the globe, the sound was truly perfected in …

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Rated Rebellious: A Playlist by Nick Oliveri

PlanetMosh’s latest ‘playlist guest artist’ is California’s own (in)famous Nick Oliveri. At various times, as an integral member of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator, Dwarves, Bl’ast!, and as a solo artist with The Uncontrollable, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Oliveri has been at the forefront of desert rock, hardcore …

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Raining Blood: Horror In Metal – The Ultimate Playlist

Are you the janitor that’s always killed off first? Is your house so haunted, even Yvette Fielding won’t come for a sleepover? Do you struggle to run fast enough to outwit your zombie pursuers? Halloween’s just around the corner(!) and it’s about time we addressed what would feature on the …

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Big Hair, Make-up, Spandex! A Sleazy Playlist for Lovers of Sleaze Rock!

This isn’t a definitive list of the twenty best sleazy tracks of all time it’s twenty tracks, chosen by two of our writers, for the lovers of the sleazier, not cheesier (though some may disagree) songs. Think screaming riffs; high pitched voices; guyliner; spandex! Bands where the men wear more …

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The Wilson Playlist of Fuckery – An All Out Guide To Rockin’ Your Noggin

Those guys in Wilson have been tearing up venues across the globe since the release of their debut album ‘Full Blast Fuckery‘ back in 2014. They’ve just returned to Detroit after a hellraising tour of the UK (read our Glasgow review here) supporting their latest release ‘Right To Rise‘ and …

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The Doom Dozen – A PlanetMosh Playlist to darken your mood

We thought we would counteract the advent of Spring by bringing you The Doom Dozen, a collection of tracks designed to darken your mood and wipe that silly smile off your face. Doom Metal as it exists now, covers a pretty wide spectrum ranging from your, shall we say traditional …

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Game Of Thrones & More – Heavy metal songs inspired by Fantasy – PlanetMosh Playlist

Fantasy has always been a furrow well ploughed by metal bands, providing a rich vein of stories as bombastic, epic  and glory-seeking as the genre itself.  With the sixth series of the biggest TV epic ever produced, ‘Game Of Thrones’, about to launch itself onto our screens, and the seventh …

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Yearn to Burn: Shred Guitar Insanity – PlanetMosh Playlist Series

Yearn to Burn: Shred Guitar Insanity What is shred, anyway? It’s a stringed instrument (primarily guitar) playing style that evolved naturally, morphing into it’s own niche. Fast, ostentatious, virtuoso playing, using a variety of techniques, was not invented in the 1980s nor by Eddie Van Halen. That decade and that particular …

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Hammerfest Versus HRH AOR/Sleaze – The PlanetMosh Playlist Battle 2016

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. That time when the hordes descend onto North Wales for the annual Hard Rock Hell United Festival in Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli. Featuring the Hammerfest and HRH AOR/Sleaze events, 2016’s installment is set to be one of the best …

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The 20 greatest Iron Maiden songs. The PlanetMosh Playlist series

On Christmas Day in 1975, a young man from London by the name of Stephen Percival Harris decided to form his own band. That band was Iron Maiden. Four decades, sixteen studio albums, numerous critically acclaimed tours and one specialist beer later, he must wonder what he’d let himself in …

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