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Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat 3 – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 19 March 2016

The third heat of this year’s Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition in Belfast brought with it one of those thankfully all too frequent, and horrible clashes, which sometimes can plague any scene, the local metallians – and, by default, your PM team, having to split themselves in two, at …

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Evil Scarecrow – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 14 November 2015

There are occasions when you go to a gig genuinely not knowing what to expect.  Having witnessed the lunacy that is an Evil Scarecrow show for the first and only time at Bloodstock last summer, your PM team had a rough idea of the madness that was about to descend …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Four – Belfast, Limelight 2 04//04/2015

When the line-up for this, the fourth of the five opening heats in the first ever Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition to be held in li’l ol’ Norn Iron was announced, it was generally considered that it would be by far the tightest yet… and so it proves to …

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Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Four – Band Interviews

PlanetMosh continues its support for the Northern Ireland leg of the annual Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition – which gives the winners a slot on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock – by interviewing the participants in heat number four, which takes place at Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Saturday (April 4).  …

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Cursed Sun – Belfast, Limelight 2, 01/11/2014

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Sometimes I feel like I live in Belfast’s most famous music venue rather than five minutes ’round the corner, given the amount of time I spend there… this was my something like my 26th or 27th gig here this year so far (a that’s not counting the amount of evenings spent …

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Assault On T13 – Belfast, T13 26/09/2014

RBOTN at T13

T13 is a massive urban sports arena which takes its name from it’s former use – as one of the huge workshops which once formed part of the industrial powerhouse that was Harland And Wolff:  once the biggest shipyard in the world and famed for building the likes of HMS …

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Defyed – Interview with Wayne Donaldson

Defyed

PlanetMosh has partnered with Ascendancy Promotions, Ramp Rage, T13 and XporT13 to bring Belfast ‘Assault On T13’ – the city’s biggest ever all-ages heavy metal gig, being stage at the gigantic T13 indoor extreme sports and skate park (and part of the set of the hit HBO television series ‘Game …

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Scimitar prepare to unleash ‘Plague In The Vatican’

Belfast thrash mob Scimitar – who play the PlanetMosh-backed ‘Assault On T13’ all ages metalfest this coming Friday (September 26) – have just released a teaser video for their forthcoming second EP, ‘Plague In The Vatican’. TThe EP was recorded by the band’s guitarist, John Thompson. https://www.facebook.com/Scimitar666

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Altus – Interview with Michael Legge

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At the end of this month, PlanetMosh will be partnering with Ascendancy Promotions, Ramp Rage, T13 and XporT13 to bring Belfast ‘Assault On T13’ – the city’s biggest ever all-ages heavy metal gig, being stage at the gigantic T13 indoor extreme sports and skate park (and part of the set …

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Zlatenera replace Cutter on Belfast all-ages bill

Assault on T13 poster

Following the surprisely untimely demise of Cutter, Belfast riffmeisters supreme Zlatanera have been added to the bill of the city’s biggest ever all-ages metalfest, ‘Assault On T13’. Taking place in the massive indoor skate and extreme sports park of the same name, the PlanetMosh-backed gig is headlined by Rabid Bitch …

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ArnoCorps – Belfast, QUBSU Speakeasy – 26/07/2014

Arnocorps - Photograph by LIVE:i/Paul Verner

Ten or 12 years ago, the sight of large groups of people dressed in full camouflage gear and sporting various guns, knives and other assorted artillery (including bazookas – and pirate swords?!) would have had the guys at the now redundant cop shop a few hundred yards from this venue …

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NASA Assassin – Interview with Aidy and Rab

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In the last of our interviews to preview this weekend’s PlanetMosh-backed Helloween Havoc in Belfast, we talk to bassist Aidy Dunlop and drummer Rab McNeill from headliners – and all round headbins (if you ask us) – NASA Assassin. I start by asking about the band’s background – who they …

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Altus – Exclusive PlanetMosh interview

Altus

Having appeared from apparently out of nowhere less than six months ago, Altus have taken the Northern Ireland scene by the scruff of the neck and given it a jolly good old-fashioned seeing to!  They’ve certainly made some waves in that short period time – with threats of legal action …

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Scimitar – Interview with Ryan Atkin

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Belfast’s “friendly neighbourhood thrashers” Scimitar having been making quite a name for themselves on the local scene over the past year and a bit.  As the four piece prepare to rip up another stage, this time at the PlanetMosh-sponsored Helloween Havok this coming Friday (November 1st), I pull up a …

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ForChristSake – Interview with Mark Payne

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With one of Belfast’s favourite night’s out, Helloween Havoc, returning after a year’s sabbatical this coming Friday (November 1st), PlanetMosh will be publishing exclusive interviews with the five participating bands over the next five days. First to step into the interrogation chamber is Mark Payne, bassist with Christian extreme metallers ForChristSake.  …

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Maverick – Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday August 17th 2013

Maverick

There’s a saying about a week being a long time in politics, but in the music business a year can be very short – and that can certainly be said of Belfast upstarts Maverick, for whom this return to the legendary Limelight for their second headline slot in as many …

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Red Six + Astralnaut + Scimitar – Limelight 2, Belfast – May 11th 2013

Launch gigs can be weird affairs… all too often, the band doing the launch, be it an EP or whatever, deliberately pull together a rather lame supporting cast, so as not to expose their own weaknesses.  The alternative, and much more preferable option, is to invite along support acts which …

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Monarch! + Wizards Of Firetop Mountain + War Iron + Scimitar – Voodoo, Belfast – March 14th 2013

Tonight’s bill is a typically eclectic one – ranging from classic thrash through dark sludge to ambient black metal – ensuring a healthy crowd drawn from a wide spectrum of Belfast’s metal community, with the added advantage of it being the beginning of (for many) a long holiday weekend helping …

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Scimitar – ‘Demo’

This debut demo by this new young Belfast thrash band is an impressive statement of intent from such an inexperienced outfit. Fittingly featuring a militaristic drum beat at the start, opener ‘The Act Of War’ is reminiscent of a faster, looser young Megadeth, especially in the rhythm patterns and vocals, …

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