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.

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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Skeptical minds interview

I had the genuine pleasure of catching up with Karolina and Mich from the band just after their amazing set at this years Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium. We talk about the set, the festival, current album ‘Skepticalized, touring, future plans etc. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skeptical-Minds/84492330166 http://www.skepticalminds.com Click the link below to …

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Dimlight interview

Planetmosh managed to grab the guys from Greek Metallers Dimlight after their cracking set at this years Metal Female Voices Festival, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary at its home in Wieze, Belgium. The boys talk about future plans, the band, the festival and latest album,an album which saw it’s official release …

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DORO – ‘Raise Your Fist’

Where do I begin when contemplating how to write this review, Doro Pesch has always to me been the absolute embodiment of Heavy Metal, a woman who has sacrificed so much of her own personal life to pursue a career that now is within touching distance of a truly magnificent …

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INFINITUS MORTUS – ‘The Conspiracy Of Love.’

Infinitus Mortus is the brainchild of the exceptionally talented Stephen Megna who hails from New Jersey, who along with a female vocalist released a concept album back in 2010 titled ‘2012’ but for this latest release he has teamed up with brother and sister vocalists Caitlin and Vincent Meehan to …

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YOTANGOR – ‘We Speak’

Formed in France around 2008 by guitarist/composer Jean-Guy Pichoustre and vocalist Yngrid Allieres, the band have 2009’s debut album ‘King Of The Universe’ already firmly tucked under their leather belts. The debut was in fact an extremely ambitious undertaking, a 26 track double concept album no less, a project that …

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DORO PESCH, the Queen of Metal, interviewed.

I had the rare and genuine privilege of  interviewing not only one of Metal’s Royalty figures but also one of my all time favourite artists, Doro Pesch. A person who has truly shaped the music of a genre, withstood all the fickle changes and fashions of the Metal world, and …

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BLOOD OF THE SUN – “Burning On The Wings Of Desire”

70’S Rock at it’s finest, delivered with jaw dropping excellence, an absolute must!   If the name of Texan band Blood Of The Sun is unfamiliar to you, then you need to get familiarised pretty damn sharpish. Here at Planetmosh HQ we get to hear all of the latest genres …

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Modern Death/Thrash Metalers DREADLINK interviewed.

Planetmosh got the chance to catch up with awesome guys that are DREADLINK ,and apart from the usual insights into the bands history, current plans etc, got to hear of some pretty radical tastes in music!   Firstly, thanks for taking time out to talk to us here at Planetmosh. …

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WHYZDOM “Blind”.

French Philharmonic Metal masters return with a follow up of truly epic proportions.     Formed in 2007 by guitarist Vynce Leff, Whyzdom’s still short career has already been a truly eventful one. A very well received debut E.P. released in 2008 titled “Daughter Of The Night” laid solid foundations …

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SCORNAGE – ‘ReaFEARance’

Formed way back in the shadowy depths of 1998, a full 12 months before Prince started partying like it was.. well you know, Scornage surfaced with their full blooded razor sharp brand of killer Thrash ,that up until now has spawned three deservedly well received albums, the latest of which, …

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