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Same Planet, Different World: Extreme Metal in Sub-Saharan Africa

It is said that for British pop music to be successful, it has to be imported back into the USA. The same is said for American pop music: it must be exported back to the UK to find success. The cross cultural exchange, a hybrid vigor or novelty factor of …

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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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Vardis – 200 M.P.H EP

July 18th 2015 will be an important day for Vardis as it will see them playing live in London for the first time in 30 years at a double headlining show with Diamond Head at Bush Hall and 200 individually numbered 12″ vinyl copies of their new 200 M.P.H EP …

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AC/DC – Glasgow, Dublin and London 2015 Review

AC/DC – Glasgow, Dublin and London 2015 Review AC/DC must surely rank as one of the greatest bands of all time! Formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young with Dave Evans initially on vocals, followed by Bon Scott from 1974 until his untimely death in 1980, and for the …

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Metal 2 the Masses London – The Purple Turtle – 07/06/2015

Where to start with this incredible evening! A huge turnout of support and 6 talented unsigned bands, showing just how alive and exciting the local music scene is right now. There is such a supportive vibe here at the iconic Purple Turtle tonight for the Metal 2 The Masses London …

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NLC/Rockin’ For The Children

The Fifth NLC/Rockin’ For The Children Festival took place at The Maze, Nottingham over May Day Bank Holiday Weekend 2015. This now annual event is organised by David Tonge (AKA Big D) and his family and friends with a lot of time and hard work going into the organising. Last …

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The Quireboys – St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul

The Quireboys - St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul (cover)

The Quireboys released their ninth studio album ‘St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul’ via Off Yer Rocka on 30 March 2015. They head into their fourth decade by bringing out this Four CD deluxe edition, which was preceded by the release of the ‘Gracie B’ EP on 16 March 2015. Whilst this is …

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U.D.O – Academy 2, Sheffield – 2nd April 2015

Tonight’s gig was the start of the first UK tour for U.D.O in many years – in fact I can’t even remember when they last came to the UK.  Happily though former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider has managed to bring his band to the UK, and he’s brought a couple …

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Knock Out Kaine – Interview with Dean Foxx and Lee Byrne

Louise Swift for PlanetMosh interviews Dean Foxx and Lee Byrne from Knock Out Kaine ahead of their gig at Wildside, The Salutation, Nottingham on 7th March 2015. This was to be the first date of their Rise of The Electric Jester Tour, following an official album launch party in their …

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Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders interview

I spoke to Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick ahead of their album release and upcoming tour which kicks off in Dublin on 2nd March. The new Black Star Riders album, “The Killer Instinct” comes out on Monday. How do you think the album compares to the first one (All …

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Festivals 2015, Rock and Metal Festivals Poll?

festivals - wacken

With the New Year of Twenty Fifteen on our doorsteps, days are lengthening, nights are growing shorter and festival organisers are trickle feeding the metallian populus with lineup appetisers. It is now time for heavy metallers and rock fans from all over the world to begin the annual hatching of …

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PlanetMosh Readers Album of the Year 2014 – poll

PlanetMosh have compiled a poll for the best albums released in 2014 and now we are asking YOU, our readers, to pick your three favourite albums from 2014. The Poll will remain open until Saturday December 27th at 18.00. Will you agree with our Staff ?  The PlanetMosh Album Of …

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Various artists – Ragnarok Juletide

Ragnarok Juletide is a Christmas album – but please read on before running off as this is actually a good album.  It’s a project that has been a success for many years in Finland under the ‘Raskasta Joulua’ (‘Heavy Christmas’) banner, and is a symphonic metal project featuring an impressive …

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Firefest (Day Three) – Nottingham, Rock City, 26/10/2014

Ted Poley - Danger Danger - Firefest 2014

With the clocks having gone back in the middle of the night to give us a much-needed extra hour in bed, the PM team arrived for the third and final day of the 11th and final (?) Firefest with not a great deal of anticipation, as Sunday’s bill, on paper …

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Vega – Stereo Messiah

It was back in March of 2012 when I got to hear this band of brothers for the first time. I thought then that I was listening to something just that extra bit different and interesting! Now here we are at the back end of 2014 and bracing our self’s …

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Bloodstock Rock and Metal Gallery 2014

Often album art goes unappreciated and sometimes unnoticed in this digital era where albums can be downloaded as files in place of a physical purchase. This weekend it was a privilege to not only see some of the amazing work that binds the covers of albums, but to also see …

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Win a Signed Iron Maiden Premier Drum Kit with XMusic Ireland & PlanetMosh

****COMPETITION NOW CLOSED **** The Winner will be contacted by XMusic Ireland   PlanetMosh has teamed up with XMusic Ireland to offer you the opportunity to win the following really special prize A 5 piece Spirit of Maiden Drum Kit (entry level) from Premier with a matching snare drum signed …

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014 Review and Winners

@planetmosh reviews @GoldenGodsLondon @MetalHammer @AlexanderMilas The Vans HMS Hammer pre-party gig boat kicked off proceedings, sailing 200 lucky competition winners and VIPs up the Thames for the 12th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards held at the 02 Arena. The pre awards show kicked of in fine style, with a …

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PlanetMosh partners Monsters Of Rot festival

Monsters Of Rot Poster

PlanetMosh is delighted to be confirmed as main partner for this year’s instalment of the Monsters Of Rot one-day festival in Northern Ireland this summer. This year’s event – which once again takes place at The Halfway Inn, Letterbreen, County Fermanagh – takes place on Saturday August 16. Acts confirmed …

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Spoilin’ For a Fight: BST vs. Sonisphere

.@planetmosh discusses the impact of BST’s clash with Sonisphere and the impact on UK festivals it could have.   Black Sabbath on the Friday, Iron Maiden on the Saturday, Metallica on the Sunday. To many fans of rock and metal music, this is a dream festival headliner set up. You …

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