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Fireland – Fireland III: Believe Or Die

On the 17th October 2006, my 16 year old self walked into the Mandela Hall in Belfast to watch none other than the kings of cheesy, power metal; DragonForce. It was on this night that my teenage ears were also introduced to the support band who were none other than …

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Stormzone – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 5 September 2015

Following a pair of warm-up festival shows in Spain – well, they certainly were “warm” – Stormzone returned to the colder climes of their native Belfast for this, the official launch of their most recent album, ‘Seven Sins‘.  They were also returning to a familiar venue, but one which has changed …

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Stormzone – Interview with John ‘Harv’ Harbinson and Steve Moore

Northern Ireland’s premier heavy metallians Stormzone today (Monday August 3) release their latest, and arguably most ambitious, album – the conceptual ‘Seven Sins’. PlanetMosh recently met up with vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson and guitarist Steve Moore (pictured right with the interviewer) in a busy Belfast café to talk about the …

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Stormzone – ‘Seven Sins’

It’s been a little over two years since Northern Ireland metal champions Stormzone released what was regarded by many critics and fans alike as arguably their best album to date, the titanic ‘Three Kings‘ – an opus which cemented their position as the region’s premier exponents of their art.  Now, with …

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Stormzone to release concept album

Northern Ireland power metallers Stormzone are to release their fifth album, ‘Seven Sins’, via Metal Nations on August 3. Recorded at FireMachine studios and produced by guitarist Steve Moore, ‘Seven Sins’ is a concept album.  Set in the 18th century, the album tells the story of the mysterious Dr Dealer, his travelling …

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Stormzone To Release Fifth Album “Seven Sins”

Northern Irish heavy metal sensations Stormzone have just released news of their upcoming fifth instalment entitled ‘Seven Sins’. The band released the following statement via Facebook: “And so it begins! There’s no movie trailer to this new release, but if there was one it would have been made by Carlsberg! …

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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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Bloodstock – Sunday August 10

Bloodstock 2014 logo

The sun dawned over the final day of Catton Park… well, it would have if it could have been seen through the heavy clouds and incessant rain which had unleashed itself over southern Derbyshire in the early hours of the morning and showed no sign of abating a sodden campers …

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Baleful Creed – Belfast, Voodoo 13/06/2014

Rape Crisis Centre gig poster

For those of a superstitious mien, Friday the 13th is not exactly a lucky talisman – and so it proves, at least partially, for the organizers of this charity fundraiser gig (in aid of the hugely-underfunded Belfast Rape Crisis Centre) as, despite huge advance marketing and PR campaigns, other mitigating …

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Conjuring Fate – Belfast, Limelight 2 07/06/2014

When Northern Ireland metallians Conjuring Fate last year decided to call it a day, it was quite a shock for the scene in this part of the world as, after eight years together, the band’s ascendancy had appeared to on the upward slope.  However, the ‘break’ turned out to be …

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Metalfest IV – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 21/04/2014

You know, I can think no better way of spending Easter Monday – for those of you not familiar with it, the end of a weekend of celebrations dedicated to the ancient Semitic goddess of love, war (aren’t they one and the same thing?), fertility and sex – than ensconced …

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Stormzone frontman to explore his ‘Twisted Mind’

Twisted Mind - Album Cover

Stormzone vocalist John ‘Harv’ Harbinson is to release his first solo album. Under the banner of Harv’s Twisted Mind, the new recording will be entitled ‘Rise Again’ and released simultaneously with the publication of a new book , ‘Ulster Myths and Legends’, featuring 14 of the singer’s brand new illustrations. Harv says …

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Blazefest IV – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 08/03/2014

Stormzone by Marc Leach Photography

A collection of photographs from Blazefest IV, featuring Stormzone, Worldsend, Sandstone, Baleful Creed, Altus & Rebels By Nature, down in The Empire Hall, Belfast.  Check out our review at http://planetmosh.com/blazefest-iv-empire-music-hall-belfast-832014/ Photographs by Marc Leach Photography.

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Blazefest IV – Empire Music Hall, Belfast – 8/3/2014

Blazefest IV Poster

The rock and metal community, perhaps more than any other in the field of music, always has been known for its generosity of spirit and support for worthy causes.  For the community in Northern Ireland, few are more special or better supported than Blaze’s Appeal, which raises funds for the …

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Stormzone – Interview with ‘Harv’

Belfast heavyweights Stormzone play a rare hometown gig this coming Saturday, when they headline the PlanetMosh supported ‘Blazefest IV’, an eight-band charity fundraising gig in aid of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Now, as we said, this is one of the few times a year the Storm breaks …

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PlanetMosh Album of the Year 2013

PlanetMosh Album of the Year 2013

Twenty-Thirteen was another amazing year in the world of hard rock / metal. With so many crunching releases to sift through,the staff here in PlanetMosh Towers sent in their submissions for their favourite albums of the year. All the numbers were crunched in the PlanetMosh super-computer and we are proud …

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Stormzone + Maverick – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, 28 December 2013

Stormzone + Maverick – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, 28 December 2013

As we have been consistently documenting over the past 12 months, it’s been a helluva year for the Norn Iron rock and metal scene – and especially for the two bands tasked with hosting this end-of-term party (Stormzone released their fourth, and most acclaimed and successful, album to date while …

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Maverick – Interview with David Balfour (vocals)

Maverick - David Balfour

With the Northern Ireland rock and metal scene on somewhat of a high at the moment – no fewer than six bands from this small part of the world performed at the recent Hard Rock Hell, leading to rumours that next year’s event may be moved to Belfast – the …

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Stormzone – Ulster Hall, Belfast – 15 November

DP13 – Rock The Hall – Belfast – Photo Gallery – 15/11/2013

For many bands, it must be a burning ambition – often unfulfilled for all too many – to headline the most iconic venue in their hometown… in the case of Belfast, the venue in question is the Ulster Hall, a Victorian building which is the city’s equivalent, as more than …

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