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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.

ILL – Gotten Gains CD review

ILL is an Atlanta-based three-piece rock band and “Gotten Gains” is their second full-length album. The members of ill, Damion Goodpaster (Synth, Piano, and Vocals), Marlon Patton (Drums), and Ryan Waters (Guitar and Vocals) describe their sound as, “Big blues riffs done with a punk attitude and very much rooted …

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9xDead – Cursed

From a land steeped in harsh industrial history and ancient myth come’s a new sound, a new attitude and a new force in dark music. 9xDead come to the fore with a history of growth, rebirth, and reinvention spanning a decade and a sound spanning genre’s. 9xdead explore the depths …

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The Popes ‘New Church’ cd

The Popes return with their new album in March 2012 the follow up to the 2009 critically acclaimed ‘Outlaw Heaven’. ‘New Church’ is the bands strongest album to date. Shane MacGowan formed The Popes to record his album ‘The Snake’ in 1994 after leaving The Pogues. The band released two …

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Gypsy Pistoleros – Forever Wild, Beautiful and Damned cd

‘Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned’, the new greatest hits cd from Gypsy Pistoleros is a 14 track bundle of Latin flavoured Flamenco Glam, Sleaze, and Rock n Roll. The Gypsy Pistoleros are one of those few bands that can claim to be truly unique, a statement firmly proven on this …

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Daylight Robbery/Cross Your Heart And Hope To Die cd

Ive been looking forward to reviewing this, but Christmas got in the way, and then a few rush jobs turned up, and this got knocked back down the list, however as time moved on, I knew I had to pull my finger out and write this up, so here goes. …

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Lillian Axe – XI: The days before tomorrow cd

XI:The Days before Tomorrow is the eleventh release and marks the debut of new lead vocalist Brian Jones. Despite the bands long history, they have been hit and miss for me, I only like around half of the releases, but after listening to this one, i had to double check …

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Sons of Icarus – Sons of Icarus

Sons of Icarus are a young British four piece. Three of the members, Andy Masson (vocals and guitar), Alex Masson (bass and backing vox) and drummer Mike McQuillan met at school in Northamptonshire and jammed together before enrolling at the Academy of Contemporary Music where they met the final piece …

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Black Iris/Rampage Venue Preston 10th Feb 2012

Black Iris are a melodic-metal four piece band from Guildford, UK. Well known for their intense live performance they perform destructively-beautiful music laced with rhythmic breakdowns. Black Iris are exponentially increasing both their song writing skills and fan base. Inspired by the likes of Killswitch Engage and 36 CrazyFists, Black …

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Mark Spiro/It’s a beautiful life cd

Mark Spiro is an American singer-songwriter with an impressive track record – 45 gold and platinum records, and six solo albums. He’s written songs for a number of films and TV series – most notably the song “Mighty Wings” which was performed by Cheap Trick for the film Top Gun. …

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Fate – Ghosts from the past cd.

Danish band Fate are a band that has been through plenty of lineup changes since the band first formed in 1984. After almost ten years, several lineup changes and several album releases, the band split in 1993. The band then reformed in 2006, and since then have had yet more …

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Interview with Sammy Hagar, at the Manchester Academy 1, 12th January 2012

Planetmosh chats backstage with Chickenfoot’s lead singer, Sammy Hagar, at the Manchester Academy 1, 12th January 2012. Planetmosh. Thanks for taking the time out from your busy schedule to chat with Planetmosh. Sammy Hagar, hey, no problem. PM Do you consider Chickenfoot to be a classic rock act ? SH. …

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Kyrbgrinder- Cold War Technology cd

Surfacing from a band who have carved their own route in the heavy metal genre is an album immersed in juddering riffs and formidable sounds. Kyrbgrinder have produced a raw amalgamation of tracks that are a landmark of their best sounds yet, the frontman Johanne James exercises his unrelenting vocals …

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Chickenfoot/Manchester Academy 12th January 2012

Well what can I say, I’ve never seen the Academy as full nor as rocking in a long time, Chickenfoot played the Manchester Academy 1to a full house, and what a blinder it was too. Mr cool himself, Joe Satriani opened the show by just standing under one spotlight, chugging …

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Hate Gallery-Viva la Resistance cd

Hate Gallery were formed in 2006 in London and developed later in Stockholm by bassist/vocalist Janne Jarvis, who has been a member of Brit Rock heroes Radiator, Queen Adreena and Warrior Soul. Their debut album ‘Compassion Fatigue’ was released in 2008, and an E.P. ‘Dead Celebrities’ followed in 2009. There …

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RIOTGOD-Invisible Empire cd

For their second album, Monster Magnet offshoot Riotgod move their sound onwards, this is a record that is crisper, tighter and more assured than their 2010 self-titled debut. In terms of songwriting, the four-piece doesn’t stray too far from the straightforward, well structured verses and choruses, they presented the first …

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Fiona/Unbroken cd

I was as happy as a kid in a sweet shop when i found out that Fiona Flanagan was back in the music business earlier this year, and was due to release an new record, as it has been 19 years since her last release “Squeeze”. As a long time …

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Bob Catley from Magnum talks to Planetmosh at the Hardrockhell Festival, 3rd December 2011.

Bob Catley from Magnum talks to Planetmosh at the Hardrockhell Festival, 3rd December 2011. PM: Hi bob and thanks for taking the time to talk to Planetmosh. Bob Catley: Thanks guys, its always a pleasure. PM. I know a lot of people here are looking forward to your set, is …

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The Quill/ Full Circle cd

Being honest, i’d never heard of The Quill before this cd landed on my door matt, but apparently this is their first album since 2006 and it’s a bit of grower. After a nearly five year hiatus, Swedish rockers The Quill return with their sixth album Full Circle, and introduce …

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