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Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.

AC/DC – Live At River Plate

The wait is over as arguably the greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band the world has ever known bring the Rock ’N’ Roll train extravaganza steaming into your stereo and park it right up your buffers. The album represents AC/DC’s first official live album release since ’Live’, a mere twenty years …

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MACBETH – ‘Weiderganger’

The German Thrash merchants unleash a powerful beast of an album. The bands history could honestly read like a play from the great bard himself, banned from playing live in their native East Germany, two tragic suicides, splits, reformations, line up changes, the dramas seem never ending, how on earth …

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SINISTER – ‘The Carnage Ending’

The Dutch Death Metal legends deliver a gem of an album that will send you reeling.   With roots way, way back in 1989 Dutch Death Metal giants Sinister are absolute legends of the genre, spewing out album after album throughout the 90’s of top class, top drawer Metal that …

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I SPIT ASHES – An interview with the German Metalcore giants.

We caught up with guitarist Emanuel Seis from I Spit Ashes to talk about the bands history, the current album and future plans.   Firstly, many thanks for your time. I’d like to start by getting to know the origins of the band in its present form, I believe you …

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ILLDISPOSED – Sense The Darkness.

  The mighty Danes return to lay waste to your stereo.   This represents the bands twelfth studio release and may well be one of the finest albums they have come up with, if not ever than at least since 2008’s ‘The Prestige’. Illdisposed are a really underrated band in …

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RED MOON ARCHITECT – Concealed Silence.

  As a huge fan of Doom Metal I was really looking forward to hearing this album, after doing so I can state categorically that I have been blown away by the sheer power and atmospheric genius that eminates from each and every track. Red Moon Architect is the brainchild …

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CHASING VIOLETS – Outside Heaven.

This debut album from sisters Sarah and Melissa Fontaine features a host of musicians gathered from the AOR fraternity and falls firmly into the Melodic Rock camp. It represents a very clever and thoughtful attempt at creating a foot tapping, sing along record and in places achieves it. Tracks such …

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ENCHANTYA – Dark Rising.

Portugal’s Enchantya deliver a superb debut album to rock your socks off.     Formed in 2004 when vocalist Rute Fevereiro decided to take a break from Portugal’s first all female Metal band ‘Black Widow’. The early days saw a demo (Moonlighting The Dreamer) released in 2005 and then following …

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Metal Female Voices Fest X – Day Three Reviewed.

A slightly later departure from the bus pick up point on the Sunday…9.30am! Which considering we hadn’t gone to bed until gone 2am was a bit of a struggle, although as it’s the one and only bus to the festival, we sure as hell weren’t going to miss it. After …

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I.C.O.N. and FANTASIST – North Wales Metal – 03/11/12

The final band night of the year for North Wales Metal saw us once again gathering at the Railway Institute in Bangor. A venue that from the outside may look a bit ‘tired’ but is actually a cracking little place, nice tight stage, really good acoustics, oh and a cheap …

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Metal Female Voices Fest X – Day Two Reviewed.

As morning arrived, we headed for our shuttle bus pick up point, met up with a few familiar faces, checked in, and rolled off for Wieze with some Female Fronted Metal blasting out from the speakers, ensuring that the cobwebs of the night before were well and truly blown away. …

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THE FALLOUT – “The Fallout”

Manchester’s four piece purveyors of Hard Rock and Metal launch their debut album upon the masses, and what a totally delightful triumph it turns out to be. 10 tracks of pure sweaty, foot tapping Rock played with a serious degree of talent. My first experience of the band was watching …

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SYBREED interviewed.

Planetmosh caught up with guitarist Drop and vocalist Ben from Cyber Metal band Sybreed. Having just finished a European tour and with the excellent ‘God Is An Automaton’ out in the open the guys had plenty to talk about.   Many thanks for taking the time out to have a …

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METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST X – Day One Reviewed.

  This year saw MFVF hit the magic tenth anniversary mark in style. Starting originally in the Belgian capital Brussels, the festival moved to the bigger venue of Oktoberhallen in Wieze which has since become its permanent and spiritual home. The venue is best described as an aircraft hanger in …

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Diabulus in Musica audio interview at MFVF.

  Back stage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest I had the pleasure in talking to Zuberoa and Gorka from Diabulus In Musica directly after their amazing set. They talk about the festival, current album ‘The Wanderer’, their disappointment on not being able to tour with Delain, and many …

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Lahannya Interviewed at Metal Female Voices Fest X

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Lahannya backstage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest, we got to talk about the current album ‘Dystopia’, touring, future plans, and many other things Lahannya related. < http://www.lahannya.com http://www.facebook.com/lahannya.noya?fref=ts        

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Epica audio interview at MFVF.

    I caught Rob Van Der Loo backstage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest for a chat with Planetmosh. We talked about the current album ‘Requiem..’, Rob’s musical influences, future plans for Epica and side project Mayan, amongst many other topics.   http://www.epica.nl/      

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Xandria audio interview at MFVF.

  Planetmosh went backstage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest to grab a chat with Philip Restemeier, guitarist with Xandria, before their excellent set which saw them receive a standing ovation in the V.I.P. area after. We got to talk about touring, line up changes and loads more.   …

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Nina Vetterli-Treml of 69 Chambers interviewed.

Backstage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest I got to meet and talk to Nina Vetterli-Treml, vocalist and bass guitarist with 69 Chambers, and one of the most focused and professional people I have had the pleasure of talking to. We talk about the festival, current album ‘Torque’, touring …

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