Cookie

I fell in love with Heavy Metal when it was still just one genre. I love all good music from Glam to Grunge, Thrash to Goth (which I think I invented sometime in 1989). I'm guilty of getting into live music and have from time to time taken my top off and jumped into the pit! Nearly fifty trips round the sun, but still having a lot of fun. P.S I do like bikes quite alot (the pedelling kind)

I Saw the World Burn – Sentience Part 2 – EP Review

Staffordshire’s I Saw the World Burn explode into the opening track of their 2 part album Sentience with “Echo Your Own”. It’s a brutal assault with a serious groove behind it. The screaming vocals sit in the mix bringing a sense of despair and yet after a couple of listens …

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AGVIRRE _ _ _ _ _ _ released on January 28th 2022

I imagine there is an age old conundrum of how to put the experience of a musical performance into words. Every review you read is an effort to do exactly that. It is always, to a certain extent, doomed to failure. We can use all manner of catchy terms in …

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Ward XVI – Album Re-launch – Manchester Academy

It was a cold foggy December night. A night like so many and yet somehow different. There was a tension in the air. Excitement, trepidation even a small amount of fear. Why you may ask? The truth whether you want to hear it or not was that I was about enter the world of Ward XVI. I had been told there was darkness living in the Ward, unspeakable things in the dark corners. Would I make it out or was I to be trapped inside for an eternity of torment?

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Acid Reign – Central Live Music Venue – Wrexham.

30 years ago Acid Reign played a gig in Wrexham. I lived less than a mile from the venue, was a massive fan and had money in my pocket. And yet I didn’t go. I’m not sure why not. Maybe I thought I’d catch them next time. As Homer (of …

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Crapfest 2021: Event Review

Well Crapfest! Once I’d finished embarrassing myself by walking into the wrong place, we entered EBGB's. I’d been told it was a sell out but wasn’t expecting the opening band to be playing to a packed basement. Ok no one had started actually jumping up and down but the vibe was definitely starting to build.

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SUMO CYCO – Initiation

What you’ve never heard of Sumo Cyco? Well you will do so soon. They have been around for 10 years now, have released two albums and have a loyal fanbase. What they have been lacking, up to now, was a major record label. Well no more, their new album has …

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Eye Licker – Another Dose Of Madness

So, you may ask me, what is Eye Lickers new release like? The title may give a hint "Another Dose of Madness". It is most definitely madness. Madness for the world being like it is, madness we have to live in it and madness rolling around in the guise of great music.

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Impavidus – Justice

Impavidus have just released a new single Justice. This is a track you might just get hooked to on your first listen. I know I did. If they carry one producing tracks of this quality they have just got themselves a new fan. Line up: – Michelle Adamson – Vocals …

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Eye Licker – Interview

After a nine month hiatus due to situations beyond anyone's control. This week I've been fortunate enough to find myself on my very first Zoom call with Rob and Sty from Eye Licker.

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Nightwish – Human :II: Nature

I’ve always felt there is something Tolkienesque about Nightwish. With their blend of operatic, folk, power and Celtic metal. The vocals from Floor Jansen are as close to an angelic angel as can exist in this mortal realm. That is not to say her style is always heavenly, more a …

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The Burning – British Lion

Mr Steve Harris, bass player with Iron Maiden is a busy fella. After finishing a lengthy tour he has released an album with his side project British Lion, and booked a mini UK tour followed by loads of dates in the US. British Lion has been a project he’s been …

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Eye Licker Interviewed by Cookie for PlanetMosh

Last week I had the pleasure of nipping along to Eye Licker’s Manchester rehearsal room to watch the new line-up, and catch a word or two with the guys. The night involved a chunk of chaotic melodies, followed by a great insight into the band. Check out this super interview …

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British Lion – Chester Liverooms: 17th December 2019

As a lifelong Maiden fan I’ve always wanted to meet any of the guys but also aware that I may be a bit star struck if I ever did. I, therefore, was filled with both excitement and trepidation when I was approved to review Steve Harris’s British Lion. They had …

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The Agonist, Academy 2, Manchester – 3rd December 2019

When I reviewed The Agonists new album Orphans earlier in the year I was totally blown away. The song writing was thoughtful and thought provoking, the vocals ranged from angelic to demonic and the complex musicianship kept me going back to listen to each song over and over again. I …

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Periphery – O2 Ritz Manchester – 14th November 2019

Periphery

Periphery are, what I would call, a snowball band. Let me explain, formed in 2005 they have got bigger and bigger until one day they bowled me over (imagine arms and legs flailing as a giant ball of snow rolls down a hill). Joking aside, I first heard Periphery on …

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StoneWire – Life As We Know It

Sometimes you just need a good old dose of rock and roll, and when you get to hear the new release from StoneWire that’s what you get. It’s been a long time since they last scratched out some vinyl (5 years in fact) but like a good wine they seem …

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