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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.

Lita Ford ‘Living like a runaway’ cd

Lita ford is back (again) and this time she is doing it for real, after the disaster that was the 2009 release ‘Wicked Wonderland’ that should have never seen the light of day, it was and still is, a truly awful record,  However that was then, and this is now, …

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Ten/Serpentine/White Widdow Tour, Railway Venue, Bolton, 28th May 2012

In a refreshing change to £60+ arena shows, the current Ten/serpentine/white widow tour, dubbed a ‘mini firefest’ by many gave punters no excuse not to follow this tour, 3 great bands for £12.50, bargain of the week right there I think. After rave reviews the tour hit the Railway venue …

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Win a pair of tickets to Tangerine Dream’s only UK show.

The New York Times call them ‘The Worlds’ Leading Synth Band’ and now seven times Grammy nominated Tangerine Dream return British shores for a unique one-off UK show as part of their Electric Mandarine Tour 2012 at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on Sunday 24th June. Edgar Froese …

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Gareth Noon / Serpentine – pre tour interview

Dave Farrell.Hi Gareth!! The last we talked was in Wigan, you were on the bill with Crash Diet and Houston; you said then, you were looking forward to your debut Firefest gig, so how was it for you? Gareth Noon.“It was an absolute blast, and coupled with Rockfest in Madrid …

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Daniel Trigger-Infinite Persistence cd

Daniel Trigger is an experienced hard rock artist from the Midlands UK, who has just released an album of original work called “Infinite Persistence”. It was in fact Europe that kick-started Daniel’s music career in 1989, where “The Final Countdown” was played during a laser light show at the London …

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Driver/Countdown cd

Driver formed from the ashes of M.A.R.S. (A “supergroup” consisting of guitarist Tony MacAlpine, drummer Tommy Aldridge, singer Rob Rock and bassist Rudy Sarzo), who released a 5 song demo EP that never really got the recognition it deserved. The band split and Rob Rock went on to record with …

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Collisions – Believe In This EP

What do you get if you mix Skindred and Pendulum, with the Prodigy?, the answer is ‘Collisions’. Electro-metal fusionists Collisions are set to explode onto the underground scene with the release of their electrifying ‘Believe In This’ EP. Since forming in 2011, the Brighton four-piece have been filling dance-floors across …

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Win SAXON DVD’S and CD’S – Closed

Saxon have just released their Heavy Metal Thunder-live on dvd and cd, and we have two copies of the DVD plus two copies of the CD to give away. For a chance to win a copy, just answer this simple question: Name the album that the hit single “747 (Strangers …

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X-UFO Vol 1 : The Live Files CD

Right from the off, im going to say that X-ufo are not a covers band, the name comes from the fact that all the members have played in UFO at some point or another, with only Bass playing Rocky Newton never having played in UFO, he did however play UFO …

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Villa Rise/Wastelands E.P

Hailing from Australia, Hardcore punks Villa Rise upped sticks and relocated to England, to make their mark on the uk scene, and with the release of Wastelands, coupled with some high profile shows, the gamble seems to have paid off. This 6 track ep is rather different from a standard …

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Violet – ‘The Brightside’ EP

Violet. Is a 7-piece band, made up of a Drummer-Robbie george, Keyboad player-Tommy Cotton, bass playing Liam Westnidge, guitar players Charlie Bass and Joe Middleton, and then we come to the singers, yup that’s right, for Violet have two singers, Jonny Nelson and Charlie Bass. This 8 track cd is …

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SAVAGE ‘Sons Of Malice’ cd

With the ubiquitous resurfacing of N.W.O.B.H.M bands during the past few years, helped largely I feel by the HardRockHell festival who have been bringing these bands to the stage for the past four years, we’re they find them from I’ll never know, but find them they do. So here’s another …

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Hammerfest Revisited Review

Hammerfest Revisited Review Kyrbgrinder played  the Flying Shuttle in Bury on Saturday 21st April, supported by Spirytus and Inferno, overall it was a very enjoyable night filled with some extreme musical talent from all the bands! Inferno https://www.facebook.com/officialinfernopage   Inferno are an extremely powerful 3 piece band coming from Anglesey, …

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Europe – Bag of Bones cd

Legendary Swedish rock band Europe are due to release their latest album, “Bag of Bones” at the end of April. The album was recorded with producer Kevin Shirley who has produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey, a pretty impressive CV. They …

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Luley-Todays Tomorrow cd

Klaus Luley’s career consists of numerous highlights. Way back in the early 80’s, he was the frontman of TOKYO who put out three superb melodic rock albums “Tokyo”, “Fasten Seat Belts” & “San” between 1981/83, ive been told these have just been re-released on the aorheaven label He then became …

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Bangalore Choir ‘Metaphor’ cd review

Bangalore Choir were formed over 20 years ago by former Accept frontman David Reece. After releasing just one album, the band split. After an 18 year gap though they reformed to release the album “Cadence” in 2010. Now in April 2012 they’re back with their third album,’Metaphor’. This is certainly …

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Skam – It’s Come to This…cd

I first heard Skam on the latest The Answer/The Union tour when it hit Manchester, and what I heard was good, I had missed a lot of their set as I was Interviewing Paul from The Answer with a colleague. So I was eager to hear the cd, and what …

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