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Hard Rock Hell are excited to announce a huge part of next years event!

Twisted Sister’s Front Man Dee Snider, Buckcherry, Michael Monroe & Doro Spearhead Hard Rock Hell’s 13th Crusade  Back by unbelievable fan demand are Twisted Sister’s legendary frontman, Dee Snider who will be backed up by California Rockers Buckcherry, Finland’s Finest, Michael Monroe and German Rock Goddess Doro. Other acts ordered in by the HRH Fans include GUN, Diamond Head and Zodiac Mindwarp. Also …

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Praying Mantis – Gravity

Praying Mantis - Gravity

Summer is almost here and what a way to herald the sunshine with Gravity, the brand new studio album from Praying Mantis! They have always been on the melodic side of the NWOBHM genre, point proven by the impressive 2015 release of Legacy and their song writing form is just …

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Praying Mantis to Release New Album ‘Gravity’ in May

Praying Mantis - Gravity

PRAYING MANTIS : ‘Gravity’ – new album out in May / title song released as a single today Album pre-order link here includes limited edition 180gm green vinyl gatefold LP available from Frontiers official shop. Praying Mantis are pleased to announce their 11th studio album, ‘Gravity’. After the positive reception afforded to the band’s last studio release, …

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Winterstorm Festival Reveal Full Line Up

WinterStorm Festival Full Line Up Revealed The organisers of WinterStorm 2017 in Troon, Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland have unveiled the remainder of the line up for the classic rock weekend taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th of November 2017 and it includes UK blues rock favourites The Quireboys, female heavy metal band Rock Goddess, …

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Metalwave UK – Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex, 05/10/2013

So was getting up at 5am to catch a 6.30am train from Crewe to Purfleet,Essex for a gig worth the effort? It certainly was and i’d do it again at the drop of a hat if there is (and hopefully there will be) another Metalwave UK in 2014! Billed as …

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Win a pair of tickets to the Metal Wave UK fest.

Planetmosh have three pairs of tickets to give away to the Metal Wave UK fest. Thank you to everybody who has entered, all the winners have now been contacted. To win a pair, you need to answer this question correctly: Which well-known group did Dennis Stratton used to be a …

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Attica Rage – Road Dog Forever, Live In Concert [DVD]

A true ‘Fly On The Wall’ rockumentary that will keep you glued to the screen. ‘Road Dog Forever’ the DVD is so much more than the title suggests, for here we have not one but two DVD’s, each featuring around two hours worth of live material, studio sessions and general …

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Denim And Leather nwobhm Festival – Slade Rooms,Wolverhampton,29/9/2012

  September 29th 2012 was an important day for fans of nwobhm music  as the Denim And Leather festival staged 5 bands whose musical styles fit the bill. Gaskin, Praying Mantis, Weapon and Stampede were playing when the movement began in the late 70’s/early 80’s but opening band Agincourt, although …

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Headbangers Open Air, 25-27th July 2013, Brande-Hönerkirchen, Germany

16th Headbangers Open Air will be held on the 25-27th July 2013 at Brande-Hönerkirchen, Germany. Not without reasons the Headbangers’s Open Air is called “the biggest garden party of the world”. It takes place in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, near Elmshorn (40 km away from Hamburg). The venue is the yard of a burnt …

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Praying Mantis interview at Les-Fest 30/6/12

I caught up with the guys from Praying Mantis at the end of the  second night of Les Fest, Scotland’s first dedicated Rock and Metal Festival! I had a few requests to find out a brief history of the band which we did discuss as well as their fantastic set …

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Kyrbgrinder and Dave Ritchie invasion interview at Les-Fest 2012

At around 2.30am in the morning after they had finished their set I catch up with the guys from Kyrbgrinder and Dave Ritchie, Les-Fest organiser for a quick interview. With with some quick thinking and some cunning planning along with Fede, we manage to get the majority of people/bands who …

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Praying Mantis Interviewed Live At Hard Rock Hell (1/12/2011)

I met up with the legendary nwobhm icons Praying Mantis in their chalet at Hard Rock Hell 5. This is the resulting interview: For all thing Praying Mantis related please check out: Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/PrayingMantisUKRockMetal Website: http://www.praying-mantis.com/

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Thursday (Festival)

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the UK’s fastest growing rock festival. Thousands of people travelled from across the UK and Europe to stalag Prestatyn in order to watch some of the finest examples of rock and metal the world has seen. Last years ice age endurance test was quickly …

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Attica Rage at The Classic Grand, Glasgow 16/9/11

I had been looking forward  to this one-off special show for ages. Attica Rage were performing the full of their latest album ‘Road Dog’ live with guest musicians Dave Arcari, Christie Connor-Vernal & Steve Lightbody, engineered live sound by producer Roddymacaudio. The show was also being filmed for a promo …

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Kobra & the Lotus, Praying Mantis and Triaxis at the Barfly 26.06.2011

A very hot Sunday afternoon in Camden whilst still recovering from the previous nights indulgences and I am about to watch three bands that I personally think made up a fantastic triple bill. First act of the night hailing from South Wales are the excellent female fronted five piece Triaxis, …

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