David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.

BREATHE IN THE SILENCE announce ‘Hold My Heart’ EP and reveal video for title track

Welsh post-hardcore quintet BREATHE IN THE SILENCE are thrilled to announce that they’ll be releasing their brand new EP Hold My Heart on the 2nd September 2016 via Crooked Noise Records. To coincide with the announcement the band have revealed the video for the EP title-track, check out ‘Hold My …

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 – Russell Howard, Bill Bailey to headline Alternative Stage

RUSSELL HOWARD AND BILL BAILEY MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, KATHERINE RYAN, LEE NELSON, RUSSELL KANE, SARA PASCOE, JOEL DOMMETT, HOLLY WALSH, OWEN JONES AND MORE TO APPEAR ACROSS THE WEEKEND GRANDMASTER FLASH TO MAKE EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL 5 HEADLINERS ACROSS 3 DAYS AND OVER 250 ACTS ANNOUNCED Reading & Leeds Festival …

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SYREN CITY unleash new video ‘10,000 Knives’

Syren City express a sound that takes from edgy alt-rock pitched with boundary challenging concepts. With an affection for Taking Back Sunday and Alter Bridge, through to Refused and My Chemical Romance, the angular alternative crew cunningly bond genres, and in doing so, have crafted something that is inventive, progressive and cinematic. The band …

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Power Metal Vets IRON FIRE Releasing ‘Among the Dead’ in September

Veteran Danish Power Metallers IRON FIRE will release their 8th full-length albumAmong the Dead September 26 on Crime Records. The album will be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl LP formats. Check out the Among the Dead Preview Video below. Want to Headbang like it’s 1999? Then Among the Dead should be your obvious …

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VADER Cover Artwork Of ‘Iron Times’ EP Revealed

Polish death metal legends Vader recently announced a special single as part of an EP release, taken from their upcoming album ‘The Empire’. The full EP is titled ‘Iron Times’ and will include the following songs: Side A 01. Parabellum 02. Prayer To The God Of War Side B 01. Piesc …

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TRUCKFIGHTERS – sign deal with Century Media Records / announce new album

The mighty TRUCKFIGHTERS’ own label, Fuzzorama Records, and Century Media Records team up to floor the gas and fuzz pedal. The Örebro, Sweden based band was formed in 2001 by Oskar “Ozo” Cedermalm (vocals & bass) and Niklas “Dango” Källgren (guitar). Since that time, they have released four studio albums …

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Monster Truck release ‘Why Are You Not Rocking?’ video from Download Festival

The Canadian hard-rockin’ juggernaut Monster Truck, are thrilled to announce they will be returning to Europe in September and October as main support across a host of legendary arenas for NICKELBACK.  Talking about the tour, Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman says “Really excited to be doing an extensive tour of Europe …

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Firespawn launch video for ‘All Hail’

Swedish death metal commando FIRESPAWN have stirred up the international extreme metal scene on 2015 with the release of their debut album ‘Shadow Realms’ quite heavily. If you are not yet familiar with FIRESPAWN we highly advise to watch the band’s brand new video for the song ‘All Hail’, a …

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TESTAMENT Announce Title and Release Date Of Forthcoming Album

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament have announced the title and release date of their highly anticipated upcoming 12th album.  ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’ will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded under the watchful eye of producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Heathen, Machine Head), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck …

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Final Announcements for Beermageddon 2016

After four successively sold out years, and having cemented the annual event as Britains best 100% independent, 100% grass roots festival, Beermageddon returns for the fifth year over the August Bank Holiday weekend 2016 to Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club with 3 days of hard and heavy metal! Tickets …

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Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione Feature On New TWILIGHT FORCE Album

Swedish adventure metallers, Twilight Force, are set to release their new studio album ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ on August 26th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band can proudly reveal the guest bards on their forthcoming record. Fabio Lione from Rhapsody Of Fire joined them on track ‘There And Back Again’ …

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SOiL announce October / November 2016 UK and European tour.

Chicago Heavy Rockers SOiL will embark upon an extensive UK and European tour in October /November 2016. The tour will kick off on 27th October in Utrecht, Netherlands and end on 26th November in Milton Keynes, England. The tour will see SOiL hitting some cities they have previously never played …

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KISS Rocks Vegas live DVD

On August 26, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will unleash KISS Rocks Vegas on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, DVD+2LP and Deluxe Edition.   Captured in the midst of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers sonically shook Vegas during their residency at The Joint at Hard Rock …

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UK tech-metallers Fraktions announce new EP; release video

Young British tech-metallers Fraktions are delighted to announce their upcoming EP, Anguish,out August 12. Pre-order the EP here: https://fraktions.bandcamp.com/ Anguish is a highly compelling new release from a band equally influenced by classical music, the jazz noodlings of Tigran Hamasyan and the progressive metal of TesseracT and The Contortionist; Fraktions are an exciting addition to …

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DEAD LORD – launch video clip for ‘Don’t Give A Damn’

Swedish hard rockers DEAD LORD continue to promote their latest album ‘Heads Held High’ by debuting a promotional video for the track ‘Don’t Give A Damn’. DEAD LORD checked in with a comment about the clip as follows: “We’re proud to present to you the second music video of the album …

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IRON REAGAN Announce European Campaign

Richmond crossover/thrash heavyweights IRON REAGAN have just announced a new European summer tour! The band will be performing at festivals and venues for one month throughout Western and Eastern Europe, kicking off at the beginning of this August. IRON REAGAN will also be performing alongside Relapse labelmatesRingworm at this year’s installment of the “This Is …

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DÄTCHA MANDALA return with new EP “Anâhata” this September!

South France’s heavy blues revelation DÄTCHA MANDALA is back with a new EP entitled “Anâhata”, to be released on September 22nd via MRS Red Sound.  Recorded exclusively on tape by British producer Clive Martin (Queen, Skunk Anansie, Stereophonics), this new 7″ EP unveils two new aspects of the French trio, through the stirring …

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GARY HOEY Reveals ‘Boxcar Blues’

Gary Hoey announces Release of Dust & Bones. The ferocious guitarist fuses his blues and rock influences On 11 original songs that celebrate Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Robin Trower, and others.Lita Ford (The Runaways) guests on “Coming Home”. “This is where I belong—playing this ferocious blend of blues and …

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Swiss Melodic DM Trio XAON Releasing Debut EP in October / New Video Out

Swiss Melodic Death Metal band XAON will release its debut EP Face of Balaam on October 16, 2016.   Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn’t quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of XAON. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like …

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