Home / Tag Archives: black sabbath

Tag Archives: black sabbath

Black Sabbath – The End

They say all good things must come to an end, and with Black Sabbath that time has finally come with the band having retired following their farewell tour. It’s an odd time to do it – a year short of their 50th anniversary, but sadly they’re not young any more …

Read More »

Black Sabbath release “The End” on DVD

Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged.  The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of”, …

Read More »

Black Sabbath announce ‘The Ten Year War’ – Limited edition vinyl boxset

A foreboding storm is gathering overhead. Bells toll, lighting cracks, rain falls…something dark and sinister is heading this way. It’s 1970 and four guys from Birmingham, with the release of their debut self-titled album, have single-handedly created what would become known forever as heavy metal. It was a singular moment …

Read More »

Rival Sons – Limelight Belfast 21/01/17

Rival Sons’ Belfast debut comes eight years into their career. Playing their own headline shows in between support slots with Black Sabbath, tonight it’s Belfast’s turn. Its an early show with no support, presumably for logistical reasons as they are due in Manchester the following day. The venue is a …

Read More »

How These Metal Bands Got Their Names

Here are an evil Lucky 13 metal bands, representing a variety of genres, for you to listen to, plus learn the Wikipedia versions of their name origins. The rules: Only metal is included; no rock, blues, or punk feature in this round. No origin stories from anywhere but Wikipedia are …

Read More »

Download Festival 2016 – Saturday 11th June

After yesterday, the sight of no rain and straw on the arena floor is much welcomed, and it’s definitely a more optimistic punter that takes their place in front of the Lemmy Stage. It certainly buoys Avatar (8) as well, who are going from strength to strength with every performance …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

When Football and Metal Collide: Part 2

Half-time oranges have been consumed, team talks have been given and team PlanetMosh is now coming back out for the second half of our look at when football and metal collide. On Tuesday, we brought you eleven players (and a manager) who have graced turfs around the world whilst harbouring …

Read More »

1968 – 1968 ‘self-titled’ EP Review

If you’ve been looking out for a new Hard Rock band to start your year off right, adequately named ‘1968’ may be just the band for you. Set to release their self-titled EP on Friday 15th January, I’ve been granted an early glimpse at all three tracks the band have …

Read More »

Axel Rudi Pell – Game Of Sins

It’s safe to say that when it comes to heavy metal guitarists some of the biggest names have come out of European countries, from Yngwie Malmsteen (from Sweden) to Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun and from Finland.) Yet there is one name who for over a quarter of a century has stood …

Read More »

Michael Sweet (Stryper) Interview – November 2015

Following the release of Stryper’s latest album “Fallen,” Marc from Planetmosh caught up with frontman Michael Sweet to talk about the album and it’s influences. Other subjects such as the Sweet & Lynch project and Michael’s up and coming solo album were discussed as well. Please note, forgive some of …

Read More »

Rival Sons Confirm More North American Dates With Black Sabbath

Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have confirmed more tour dates supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH on their final world tour. Starting on January 20th, 2016, RIVAL SONS will be joining BLACK SABBATH on tour across the USA and Canada, before heading to Australia and New Zealand in April, then …

Read More »

Rival Sons: ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ 2-Disc Tour Edition Out Now

Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have released a 2-Disc Tour Edition of their latest album, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’, in celebration of the band’s upcoming tours with rock legends DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH. Originally released in 2014, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ stormed into charts around the world and was rated the …

Read More »

Stryper – Fallen

To say that the guys from the “Christian Metal” group Styrper have been busy since the release of ‘No More Hell To Pay‘ nearly two years ago is an understatement.  With most of the members participating in a variety of side projects.rom – Oz Fox working on Bloodgood’s ‘Dangerously Close‘ …

Read More »

Rival Sons Announced As Support for Black Sabbath’s Final World Tour

Rival Sons Announced As Support for Black Sabbath’s Final World Tour Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have been announced as main support to BLACK SABBATH for what will be the heavy metal icons’ final world tour. Due to kick off on January 20th in Omaha, Nebraska, the scheduled dates will …

Read More »

[prank] A Compendium of Iris’s Short Reviews

2015 is fun. Here are some ‘Twitter’ Reviews by Iris North The gist: Very freely associate words and phrases with whatever comes to mind first, based on the prompts. Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Departed EP: They’re cursed. Aptly named! Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds: Gospel?! *gasp* Metal …

Read More »

By Any Means – Interview with Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony of By Any Means

Perceived by many in this part of the world as the godfathers of the current Northern Ireland hardcore scene, By Any Means are about to release their second EP – and celebrate with support slots with two of the genre’s most seminal acts, Negative Approach and Madball. So, that seemed …

Read More »

Hellfest Open Air, Part 3 – Sunday, 22nd June 2014

It appeared that someone from on high looked down with a smile on the second day of Hellfest – because the beginning of the third and final day was cloud cover and a drop in the temperature, with even a small amount of rainfall during the morning as well. It quickly transpired …

Read More »

Hellfest 2014 Review Blog – Sunday 22nd June

Final day of Hellfest :( which we have been affectionately calling ‘Dustfest’ this year due to the amount of dust that is being churned up from the parched earth. It’s even hotter today but is overcast on the way into the festival and we do get a 4 minute long shower …

Read More »

Buffalo Summer confirmed for Hyde Park

Buffalo Summer

Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer will play the London gig series Friday 4th of July, on the day that may well be Black Sabbath’s last live performance. “We are absolutely over the moon to be playing a show of this magnitude. Not in our wildest dreams did we ever think we …

Read More »