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.

ScenarioII – A New Dawn

      With their fresh and unique twist on the Melodic Death genre, Scenario II return with a momentous new offering in the form of ‘A New Dawn’   From the dark and malevolent opening strains of intro track ‘The Darkest Hour’, I was hooked. Conjuring a vision of …

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Akoma – Revangels

  January 2017 marks the release of the debut album from Akoma, titled Revangels. And although so early in the calendar, this surely has to be a contender for Symphonic Metal’s album of the year. Remember this bands name, for they are destined for the very top Symphonic, Gothic, Female …

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Obzidian – Obliteration Process

        Obzidian return with their third full length album ‘Obliteration Process’, marking a triumphant follow up to 2014’s acclaimed ‘Concrete Psychosis’, and what a hefty slab of Metal it proves to be       ‘Obliteration Process’ is one of those albums that just does not mess …

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Karg – Weltenasche

              Weltenasche represents Karg’s  fifth full release since forming in 2006, and is one hell of a powerful record, brimming with so much technical wizardry and jaw dropping ‘punch’, a real beauty to behold I’m full of admiration for anyone that can sit down …

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Trees Of Eternity – Hour Of The Nightingale

          Firstly, I have to say that this is an album I very nearly couldn’t bring myself to review, such is the raw emotion and sorrow that still courses through my veins following the tragic, untimely and unforeseen passing of Aleah back in April. I remember …

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Attica Rage – Rebellion Rock Bar, Manchester 01/10/16

A Saturday night out in Manchester was something I hadn’t experienced for quite a while, so I was looking forward to this, the third show of the current tour by Glasgow’s Attica Rage. I really enjoy the Rebellion Rock Bar as a venue, it seems to be able to maintain …

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Jonny Parr of Attica Rage interview, Manchester 01/10/16

It’s always a great pleasure to catch up with the Glasgow Hard Rock guys known as Attica Rage. With a storming new album (Warheads Ltd) firmly under their belts, I had the pleasure of talking to main songwriter and vocalist Jonny Parr, and got the lowdown on the production process …

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Cardinal Wyrm – Cast Away Souls

Some albums just grab your attention don’t you think? I’ll readily admit to not having come across California’s Cardinal Wyrm previously but upon stumbling headfirst into the promo for new release ‘Cast Away Souls’, I was completely and utterly hooked. Now signed to Svart Records, a label that just seem …

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Idlewar – Impulse

      Following on from the rightly well received recent EP, Idlewar make their debut proper with this sumptuously groove laden album ‘Impulse’             I will readily admit to being a hook, line and sinker fan of the Rock trio concept, there has always …

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An Autumn For Crippled Children – Eternal

The Dutch three piece return with their sixth full length offering ‘Eternal’, just released digitally but more interestingly, a planned limited edition vinyl release is set for later in the year         The band fall into the murky subgenre of post Black Metal meets Shoegaze but have …

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Attica Rage – Warheads Ltd

It’s been a long wait for fans of the Scottish Metal band but finally the new album Warheads Ltd is out on the shelves to much critical acclaim. Main songwriter Jonny Parr is a (sometimes frustratingly) perfectionist if ever there was, indeed, opening track ‘Beyond The 45’ had been kicking …

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Elmsfire – Hour Of The Wolf

                                        A lot has been going on in the Elmsfire camp since their 2010 offering ‘Thieves Of The Sun’, wholesale line up changes can often signal the end of many a …

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AC/DC, Live in London and Manchester, 04/06/16 & 09/06/16

Evergreen Rock giants AC/DC returned to U.K. shores this week, as part of their second stint of European shows on the ‘ Rock Or Bust’  tour. Of course, circumstances had changed since 2015, so Planetmosh were in attendance at both the London and Manchester shows to see whether the Rock …

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and the art of being the new boy for 36 years

It feels like every one last (The) Jack of us, the public, has been subjected to the ongoing media frenzy surrounding the confirmation of the much rumoured appointment of a certain Mr Rose to the ranks of AC/DC, to fulfil the remaining dates of the Rock Or Bust world tour. …

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The Doom Dozen – A PlanetMosh Playlist to darken your mood

We thought we would counteract the advent of Spring by bringing you The Doom Dozen, a collection of tracks designed to darken your mood and wipe that silly smile off your face. Doom Metal as it exists now, covers a pretty wide spectrum ranging from your, shall we say traditional …

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Mastiff – Wrank

      Sometimes, just now and again, an album comes by that makes you want to do bad stuff. With ‘Wrank’, Mastiff have achieved that status   It has been said that Edvard Munch played this album on his iPod shuffle as he created and painted ‘The Scream’ in …

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Convulse – Cycle Of Revenge

      Convulse return to the forefront with ‘Cycle Of Revenge’, which incredibly is only their fourth album since surfacing in the early 90’s, an extended hiatus for many a year contributing heavily to that statistic of course.   As with most promo blurb Planetmosh receives along with any …

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Dethrone – Incinerate All

                    One of Europe’s most exciting young Death/Thrash bands return to give your lobes a damn good pummelling with their follow up to 2013’s much acclaimed debut ‘Humanity’. And where as ‘Incinerate All’ follows the same bludgeoning formula to a certain …

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Charm Designer – Everlasting

                    What with all the turmoil and heartache billowing around the music world over the last few weeks, I was hoping to stumble upon a suitable gem to kick 2016 off with, and with this 24 carat offering I feel as …

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Raventale – Dark Substance Of Dharma

    Hailing from the Ukraine, Raventale have been producing their brand of Atmospheric Black Metal for some ten years now. Each release builds on the previous in terms of story telling and substance, and gaining many new followers along the way. The latest offering, ‘Dark Substance of Dharma’ is …

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