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.

INTENSE – ‘THE SHAPE OF RAGE’ CD REVIEW.

If you fancy spending your Christmas gift money on something guaranteed to blow the festive cobwebs away then you could do a lot worse than give this album a go. Released via Pure Legend Records at the end of October it boasts 9 blistering slabs of Power Metal that fair …

Read More »

MERRY METAL CHRISTMAS (THE KINGS FEAST), MANSFIELD, 17/12/11.

First things first , thankyou Mick Staley  of MGTV for inviting Planetmosh. Despite a couple of last minute changes to the line up, and worst of all, the eleventh hour cancellation of the Hog Roast which resulted in my having to console myself with packets of Mr Porky’s scratchings, I …

Read More »

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE INTERVIEW AT HARD ROCK HELL 02/12/11

Manchester’s finest were grabbed and corralled into a side room at this years Hard Rock Hell festival to talk about their latest tour, album and all things musical. SO, YOUR GETTING READY FOR YOUR SET HERE AT HARD ROCK HELL A BIT LATER, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT? Very much so, …

Read More »

LIBERTY LIES INTERVIEW, HARD ROCK HELL 02/12/11

Planetmosh grabbed a chat with the Liberty Lies boys after their excellent set at Hard Rock Hell which capped off what’s been an eventful year for the Birmingham lads. You played on the Young Blood stage a little earlier today, how did it go? Awesome, we had a great time …

Read More »

GINGER WILDHEART INTERVIEW AT HARD ROCK HELL 2ND DECEMBER 2011.

Braving the by now biting cold wind I was led to a chalet door at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival in Prestatyn North Wales and eventually summoned into the warmth inside, warmth not just from the rather tired 1980’s storage heater but from the man himself. Ginger Wildheart famed …

Read More »

SIX HOUR SUNDOWN RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘JEKYLL AND HYDE’

This debut release really grabs you by the throat, pins you up against the wall and shakes you into submission. SIX HOUR SUNDOWN fronted by none other than Lauren Harris have quite simply found the perfect formula of hard, kick ass riffs and solos, neck breaking drums and bass all …

Read More »

AC/DC UK, LIVE AT THE CAVERN CLUB LIVERPOOL 18/11/11 (GIG)

There can be few more iconic venues in the UK than Liverpool’s Cavern Club, steeped in musical history that is rivalled by even fewer, even if it is musical history that has been pulled down brick by brick, moved and reassembled in its present location. Descending the stairs into the …

Read More »

DYLATH-LEEN “CABALE” REVIEW (CD)

Dylath-Leen return with their superb new offering ‘Cabale’. ‘Cabale’ follows the bands 2008 release ‘Semion’ and whilst the wait has been far too long the result is well worth it. From the opening track ‘Never Rising Sun’ the tone is set for an all out assault on the senses with …

Read More »

METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST, BELGIUM, OCT 21/22/23 2011 (FESTIVAL)

The ninth annual gathering of Female Fronted Metal took place again at Oktoberhallen in the pretty Belgian town of Wieze. The festival kicked off on the Friday night with a three band lineup to ease everyone into the packed weekend ahead. First up were Greek power metallers BARE INFINITY (7/10), …

Read More »

INTERVIEW WITH JONNY PARR (ATTICA RAGE)

Planetmosh.com caught up with Attica Rage frontman Jonny Parr to talk about the band’s recent touring success, 2011 highlights and future plans for 2012. You’ve just finished your debut UK headlining tour which has taken you all over the country, including some towns you’ve not played before. How did they …

Read More »

‘A Night Of Metal’, Rascals Bangor, 24th September (GIG)

With a city full of ‘new’ students, it’s difficult to gauge how many will turn up for a rock night, but a decent crowd materialised with a good mix of young and younger to listen to this 4 band lineup. First up were local lads RUNDOWN, who put in a …

Read More »

Cornerstone – Somewhere In America (CD)

Hailing from Austria the band have been around in different guises for over 10 years, but only in the last few has the benefits of a stable line-up enabled Cornerstone to branch out and develop their brand of Female-Fronted AOR, culminating in this extremely catchy and melodic offering. Vocalist Patricia …

Read More »

Dominanz – As I Shine (CD)

Hailing from Norway gives any band kudos to start with, but having ex members of Cult of Deception, Immortal and Thy Grief in the line-up can only mean you’re going to get noticed. Although the band’s roots are deeply embedded in the Norwegian Black Metal core, this cleverly constructed 10 …

Read More »

Sacred Legacy – Undying Heart (CD)

Sacred Legacy have crammed as many genres of metal as possible into this offering. Although described as Death/Thrash Metal, you can easily throw in equal quantities of Metalcore, Powermetal and Melodic, as well as some good old piano-ivory-tinkling on the instrumental ‘Black Velvet Part.1’. To the stuck-in-the-mud purist, all this …

Read More »

Various Artists – Melody & Malice (CD)

Always wanted to know more about Female Fronted Metal but were afraid to ask? Then this could be just the ticket. This two disc set is available now to pre-order from www.femmemetalstore.com with a general release due on September 26th, with the added bonus of supporting the N.S.P.C.C. The album …

Read More »

ATTICA RAGE – D’MELTING POT CHESTER 20/05/11 (GIG)

This triple bill showcased the launch of the Hard Rock Hell Chester Chapter’s planned monthly gig nights and first up were North Wales based 4-piece Zebedy who powered through a 5 song set with buckets of enthusiasm and obvious talent as well with tracks like ‘The Fallen’ and set closer …

Read More »

AC/DC HAMMERSMITH LONDON 06/05/11 (GIG)

There aren’t many Rock bands in the world that can stage a World Premiere DVD launch with no promise of a live set and get away with it but not only do AC/DC do that but they still manage to command a 2000 strong crowd outside to cheer them into …

Read More »