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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.

Black Country Communion/“Live Over Europe”

For one night only, on Tuesday November 1st at 7:30pm, participating Vue Cinemas will screen Black Country Communion’s debut concert film “Live Over Europe” in high definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Black Country Communion is the Anglo-American rock group featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), …

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Steve Hackett/Beyond the Shrouded Horizon cd

Steve Hackett had dropped of my radar a long time ago, I think the last record of his I listened to was “Feedback 86”, and that was down as songs that should have been on the 2nd GTR album.We never fell out, I just picked up on other bands along …

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Exit State “Black Veins” cd launch party

Planetmosh hit Manchester on Friday (16TH September) night for the official Exit State “Black Veins “ launch party, “Our innocence lost”, “Afterdown” and “Velvet star” were the bands special guests, along with a shed load of media and fans, the place, Club Alter Ego on Princess street was rammed. Ive …

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TRACER ‘Spaces In Between’ cd

I have to say, i had to pick up the cd cover to make sure I had the right cd in the player, as the press release says “Tracer” fall into the “grunge” category, I totally disagree, they are more classic rock, certainly more like Velvet Revolver, than Nirvana. A …

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Newman/Under Southern Skies cd

Newman where formed in 1997 by Singer/Guitarist Steve Newman. He enlisted the help of Mark Mulholland (Drums) and William Marshall (Bass) for the first self titled album which was subsequently released in Germany that following year. In 1999 Newman signed to a British label for a four album deal which …

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WHITE WIDDOW-SERENADE cd.

The first thing that hits you when you first hear the new white widow cd, is how much bigger the songs sound, compared the the debut, released a little over a year ago,. The songs are better written, but it’s the production that sets this one apart, Grand Design main-man …

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Lechery/in fire cd

I had assumed Lechery were a German band, their sound emanates from that old school of German rock which brought us the mighty Accept, Victory and The scorpions, its not until you dig a bit deeper that you discover a few surprises, Number one is the fact that they hail …

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All Else Fails – The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been

All Else Fails have gathered a certain amount acclaim across Canada and around the globe. They have appeared on tour with the likes of Threat Signal, Fear Factory, and Suffocation, amongst others. The band are front man and guitarist Barrett Klesko, bassist Seedy Mitchell, lead guitarist Mike Sands, and drummer …

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Serpentine/Living and Dying In High Definition cd.

Described by the press as ‘one of the most impressive new names on the melodic rock radar’ this young, rock quintet are riding a resurgence in AOR/Melodic rock, and what a resurgence it is, there are so many good bands out there at the moment, and Serpentine are one of …

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Inferno/Inferno cd

If you thought the rock n roll scene had died out a long time ago, then have a listen to Inferno Inferno have updated the raw unadulterated rock n’ roll of the 50’s, 60’s And 70’s and made it there own, their sound is more rock than roll, but you …

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Djerv – Djerv cd.

Im not one for Black Metal, im more of a classic rock man myself, but I will listen to anything once, and for the most part, Black metal cd’s never get past the first song. The music is sometimes rather good, very inventive, with some killer riffs, but then the …

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Trigger Finger/ All This Dancing Around cd

Trigger finger are a Belgium stoner rock band, though you would have never have guessed from the cd cover, three sharp dressed man, in suits. This Antwerp three piece, vocalist/guitarist Ruben Block, drummer Mario Goossens and bassist Paul Van Bruystegem, are set to show there is more to Belgium than, …

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Axel Rudi Pell/Ballads IV CD.

This is gonna be a tough one to review, the latest cd from axel features only 3 new songs, and two of those are covers. Its been 7 years since Rudi released “Ballads 3”, so you might have expected this new record to feature all new material, it doesn’t, it …

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Slam Cartel/Handful of Dreams cd.

Slam Cartel are a band i’d never heard off before last week, I nipped out to the shops for some milk, i had Planet Rock on the radio, and heard this cracking song “Wishing Eye” and said to myself “ This is good” , lets turn this up louder, so …

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Nightvision/Consequence Of Sin cd

Nightvision are carving out a nice little niche for themselves, neither too heavy, nor to light, indeed it is this very “sound” that they have created that makes them stand out, some may say they are to heavy to be a mainstream rock band, other say they are to light …

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EXIT STATE/ BLACK VEINS cd

EXIT STATE/ BLACK VEINS. I first saw Exit State in in October last year supporting Marseille, and im glad I did, as i decided they where one of my bands to watch out for in 2011. It was fitting that they played just under Gun at the latest S.O.S Festival, …

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HURON-Mary Celeste CD

You should never judge a book by its cover, and in Huron’s case this is more so than ever. From pictures they may just look like a Trivium covers band, but Huron are a force to be reckoned with, as their take on groove infected thrash metal is louder, bolder …

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Evile-Five Serpents Teeth cd

It is said that grumpy people come from Yorkshire, as well as Yorkshire Tea, and Yorkshire puddings, which is really not a Pudding at all, but a starter, or is it?. Some people in Yorkshire eat it as a starter, some as a main meal, and others as a sweet, …

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Rhode Island Red-Kerosene EP.

Rhode Island Red are a London-based classic rock band formed in late 2009 by guitarist songwriter Dave Garfield (ex-Hunting Cows) and vocalist Lyla D’Souza. Lyla is a London based rock/soul singer songwriter who has been performing across the UK, Europe and Australasia for the past eight years. Working with producers …

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