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Lost Society – Samy Elbanna

Rising young Finnish thrashers Lost Society are currently touring the UK and Ireland in support of both their new album, the PM 5/5 rated ‘Braindead‘, and the mighty Exodus.  Your PM team caught up with frontman Samy Elbanna literally minutes before the band took to the stage in Belfast, to …

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Komatsu – Belfast, 25 November 2015

Until recently, if you had mentioned the name Komatsu to me, I, perhaps in common with many others, would immediately have thought of a company which manufactures some pretty heavyweight construction equipment.  When the same name cropped up as that of the main support for Mondo Generator on their current …

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Mondo Generator – Belfast, 25 November 2015

It’s only a few months since Nick Oliveri was last in these parts, with his ‘Death Acoustic’ solo show.  Now, the eclectic and workaholic frontman is back, this time fronting his Mondo Generator project on a run of dates across Europe. PlanetMosh availed of the band’s stop-off in Belfast to …

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Eric Bell – Belfast, Empire Music Hall – 15 November 2015

There are few people in the music business to whom the term “living legend” can, and should, be deservedly applied.  As far as the the Irish rock scene is concerned, there is one gentleman to whom that descriptive does not even begin to do justice – and that is Mr …

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Evil Scarecrow interview – Belfast, 14 November 2015

Midlands maniacs Evil Scarecrow currently are undertaking their most extensive, and elongated, tour to date, bringing their peculiar brand of lunacy and madness to all arts and parts of the UK. PlanetMosh grabbed a chat with frontman Dr Rabid Hell and guitarist Brother Dmitri Pain when the tour stopped off in …

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Stiff Little Fingers Announce UK Tour in 2016

Stiff Little Fingers Announce UK Tour in 2016 UK Tour Dates Announced – February/March 2016 With Special Guests Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts Pledge Campaign For 25th Anniversary DVD After the success of their 2014 studio album release, the critically acclaimed ‘No Going Back’, Punk rock legends Stiff Little …

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Blues Pills/RavenEye – Belfast, Limelight 2, 31/07/2015

It may be the last day of July, but already it is a typical Belfast “summer” evening – the temperature is plummeting into the lower reaches of single figures and the rain isn’t taking its time to belt it down as the PM team duck from the adjacent pub and …

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Mastodon – Belfast, Ulster Hall, 28/06/2015

“I told you we’d be fucking back!”  It may be somewhat unusual to start a review at the end, but drummer Brann Dailor’s closing remarks to the audience are important for contextualizing what had happened over the previous hour-and-a-half or so.  You see, it had only been a little more than …

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Diamond Head – Belfast, Limelight 2, 27/06/2015

It could be argued that, although they hail from the Midlands of England, Diamond Head share an affinity with Belfast:  after all, it was they who helped shape the sound of the nascent Metallica – a place in history they share with a band from this neck of the woods, …

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The Pat McManus Band – Belfast, McHugh’s Bar, 26/07/2015

The venue for this evening’s long-awaited return to Belfast by Pat McManus – it has been almost exactly a year since ‘The Professor’ last graced a stage here – is the basement of a pub situated in Belfast’s oldest known building, McHugh’s Bar.  Built back in the 17th century it, like …

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Diamond Head – Brian Tatler – Belfast 27/06/2015

PlanetMosh caught up guitarist Brian Tatler from Diamond Head during the band’s visit to Belfast this weekend.  We chatted to him about the band’s NWOBHM heritage, their relationship with Metallica, the recruitment of new singer Rasmus Bom Anderson, their imminent return to the studio to record the first album in …

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And So I Watch You From Afar – Belfast, Mandela Hall, 20/06/2015

Summer is here and, as usual, Northern Ireland’s weather just doesn’t know what to do with itself, one minute it’s like being in the Bahamas, the next the Heaven’s open up.  This weekend in particular was a special one, with both Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice happening where thousands …

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Negură Bunget – Belfast, Voodoo 10/05/2015

It had been a long weekend – and, to be honest, the pace of it was starting to tell on PM’s Belfast team as we prepared for our third gig in as many days and a review tally which would take us to 18 bands in that period (it would …

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Conjuring Fate – Exclusive pre-Blazefest interview

PlanetMosh is proud to one of the media sponsors for this weekend’s Blazefest, Northern Ireland’s biggest annual charity gig, which brings together the top rock and metal bands from this part of the world to raise funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Ahead of tomorrow’s show, PM caught up …

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Stormzone – Belfast, Empire Music Hall 18/12/2014

Stormzone - Empire Music Hall, Belfast - 18 December 2014

With 2014 drawing rapidly towards its inexorable conclusion, the PM team found themselves braving the chilly December air for the first of two year-end gigs inside the space of slightly more than 48 hours… with the Distortion Project signing off on the inbound Saturday evening (see our review elsewhere), the …

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Týr – Heri Joensen 06/12/2014

Tyr 'Valkyria' Promo Artwork

PlanetMosh hooked up with Heri Joensen, frontman with Faroe Islanders Týr shortly before their opening slot with Sabaton and Korpiklaani in Belfast this past weekend, to chat about football, rowing, tattoos and whatever else came to mind: http://www.tyr.fo/ https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

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Sabaton – Joakim Brodén 06/12/2014

Sabaton

PlanetMosh caught up with Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén when the Swedish metal gods pulled into Belfast for the latest leg of their ‘Heroes’ world tour, to talk about playing Bloodstock next summer, stalking Saxon around the UK, the influences behind their latest album and their plans for 2015: http://www.sabaton.net/ https://www.facebook.com/sabaton

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Focus – Belfast, Empire Music Hall, 31/10/2014

Focus PR Photo

A little more than 40 years ago, a movement developed among classically trained musicians who also were fans of rock music which saw them experiment in merging the two disciplines, as well as throwing elements of jazz, folk and other musical forms into the mix:  the result was prog!  Over …

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Alestorm – Belfast, Mandela Hall, 17/10/2014

Alestorm live in Belfast 2014

According to historical records, pirates (at least in their commonly perceived historical incarnation) may have sailed into many ports but they never quite ventured as far north as Britain – and certainly never as far as the shores of what, at that time, would have been Carrickfergus Bay. However, British …

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