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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.

Diaries Of A Hero-Diaries Of A Hero

Formed in the heart of London in 2010, Diaries Of A Hero feature: Carlo Del Favero lead vocals and guitar, Jonathan Weeks on guitar, Matteo Bevilaqua bass and backing vocals and Leonard Berisha on drums. Diaries Of A Hero brought a whole new game to the British alternative metalcore scene …

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Arthemis-Live From Hell

I first heard Arthemis when they played the 2nd Hammerfest festival in deepest darkest wales back in March of 2010, and for me they were one of the bands of the weekend, they then played Hammerfest number 4 and 5 before finally playing Hammerfest’s sister festival, HardRockHell at the back …

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Night Ranger to headline HRH AOR 3

After many years of discussion, it is with great pleasure, we can confirm that San Fran Rockers Night Ranger will take a rare trip north and headline Europe’s biggest residential AOR festival – HRH AOR 3. With over 10 million albums under their belt and a back catalogue to die …

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Interview with Alien Bass player Ken Sandin

PM. Ken, congratulations on the new album “Eternity”; it has been receiving some very positive reviews: When did you feel you had the making of something special? “Thanks, David. Yes, we’re very happy with the response! I knew from the first reunion gigs that the band sounded as competent and …

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Alien -Eternity cd

The first Alien album (self-titled, 1988) is considered an AOR classic and I was fortunate to buy it on Import from Powercuts Records in Manchester. However the band’s career took a bit of a nosedive after that album, several line-up changes and albums of poor quality songs and production consigned …

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Pontus Snibb- ‘Wreck Of Blues’ cd

You know when you wreck your brain cells trying to remember thing’s, well I have just done that over this cd.I knew the name Pontus Snibb, I just couldn’t remember where from, that was the hard part, and I was not going to read the press release or use Google …

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Killers – The Origins Of Iron Maiden: 1975-1983 By Neil Daniels.

Before people say it, this latest book by Neil Daniels’ is not a re-worked version of his Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast (Voyageur Press 2012) book with a new cover. This is a completely new piece of work which takes a closer look at those all-important …

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Hard Rock Hell announces ten new hot acts from across the globe including Truckfight​ers & BigElf

Hard Rock Hell announces 10 hot new acts from across the globe including Truckfighters, Big Elf & Massive. LA psychedelic rockers Big Elf and Sweden’s Stoner rock act Truckfighters join a wealth of great new talented bands added to the line-up for this year’s Hard Rock Hell 8. Other acts …

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Bad Company – The Band. The Music. The Story. 40th Anniversary Documentary – A Jon Brewer Film

One of the most acclaimed bands in rock, Bad Company, celebrate an incredible 40 years of rock ‘n’ roll with the release of their official 40th anniversary DVD documentary directed by Jon Brewer. Formed in 1973, Bad Company originally consisted of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell, and Simon Kirke …

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Brother Firetribe- Diamond in the Firepit

It has been five years since the release of Brother Firetribe’s last album “Heart Full of Fire”, but now finally, the new opus from singer Pekka Heino Ansio from LEVERAGE fame and NIGHTWISH’s guitar maestro Emppu Vuorinen is complete. The long wait has been caused by the members being heavily …

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Win a pair of tickets for Black Sabbath at Hyde Park

Planetmosh and @BSTHydePark have a pair of tickets to be won for the Black Sabbath concert in Hyde Park London on Friday the 4th Jul 2014. The concert also features special guests SoundGarden, Faith No More, Motorhead, Soulfly plus many more, for the full line-up please visit the website www.bst-hydepark.com/events/black-sabbath …

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Reading and Leeds festival line up

Over 50 incredible new names revealed for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014! In a year where Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced not three, but four of the world’s biggest acts as headliners for 2014, the line-up continues to grow with over 50 additions across the stages. This year looks …

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Win signed Vardis Vigilante CD’s

Vardis originate from the North of England and became fully professional in 1978 forming a prominent part of the British Heavy Metal scene. They consist of front man Steve Zodiac on guitar and lead vocals, Terry Horbury on bass guitar and Gary Pearson on drums. Vardis quickly gained notoriety for …

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Black Label Society “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” CD

Black Label Society’s last offering, “Order Of The Black” was released back in August 2010, I had to double check that date, as I did not think it was so long ago, having the aforementioned always in the cd player really does help time fly. On April the 8th Black …

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Daniel Trigger ‘Army Of One’ CD.

This is an album I’ve been itching to get my teeth into, I’ve had this promo a good few weeks now, sitting there, teasing me to rip open the wrapper and take a listen. However other things have always cropped up, as they do. One of these ‘things’ dropped through …

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Foreigner / Europe / FM

FM are the opening band on the current Foreigner UK tour, they had just 30 minutes to get the crowd on their side, and they did this with ease. It was good to see a nearly full venue for FM, as it proves that they can still pull a crowd, …

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Steve Hackett Releases Live DVD of Royal Albert Hall Genesis Revisited Show

Prog pioneer Steve Hackett proudly announces the DVD release of his critically acclaimed live spectacular Genesis Revisited, filmed at the sold out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013. The DVD of this landmark performance will hit the stores on 30th June 2014. Genesis Revisited: Live at …

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Seprevatio​n Announce New Album ‘Consumed’ & Reveal Details

UK death thrashers Seprevation today announce the release of their debut full-length album ‘Consumed’ which is to be independently released 10th May 2014. “Truly evil sounding death metal from Bristol, true to the 80′s and 90′s masters. For fans of Death, Possessed, Sadistic Intent etc.” – Terrorizer Magazine That aforementioned …

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Win a pair of tickets to FESTIVILE, Sheffield.

Planetmosh have two pairs of tickets to give away to Sheffield’s first annual all day heavy music festival – FESTIVILE on Saturday 3rd May. Confirmed so far – Brutality Will Prevail Malevolence Desolated Astroid Boys Landscapes Bastions Dead Hearts Palm Reader The Catharsis In Arms Plus more acts to be …

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Thunder – The Xmas show live 2013 & Back to the Black Country

Thunder officially retired five years ago, and yet here we are with not one, but two live albums. As well as playing a few festivals here and there, the main highlight of the year is now the Christmas shows. The location moves around each year, always a major city though- …

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