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So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.

The Haarp Machine – Disclosure

How much further can metal really go? It’s an internal dialogue we must’ve had with ourselves a thousand times. It’s been fascinating to watch our beloved genre develop over the years, hasn’t it? No matter how unreasonably heavy, inexplicably technical or utterly deranged it gets, just when we think metal …

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Evile ‘Shout Out Against Hate’ Headlining Metal Fest in support of Amnesty International and Sophie Lancaster Foundation 24.11.12

  Saturday the 24th of November, Leicester kick off a Metal Fest all dayer at Leicester Square, home to Metal Hammer’s alternative, rock and metal night Redeemer. Metal Fest was set up in aid of the Amnesty International and Sophie Lancaster Foundation, to front the night was the great supporters …

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Incite – All Out War

We’re going to play a little game here folks. 1. What does your Dad do for a living? 2. Now imagine that he’s one of the most highly respected people in his field. 3. OK, now think what it would be like if you got in to that business too. …

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Redlight King Interview with Kazzer – 28/10/12

Redlight King have recently been tagging along with Shinedown for their UK tour. This is a band made of men with many years of experience in writing and playing music. After releasing their debut album, Something for the Pain and completing the arduous task of being a band on the …

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ISIS – Temporal

All of your favourite bands will break up. Story of our lives, isn’t it? You wade through hordes of soulless, inoffensive, unimaginative tripe and just before you give up all hope, you see a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of your new favourite band. You latch on …

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Shinedown – O2 Academy, Birmingham – 28/10/12

Shinedown are seemingly unstoppable this year. After a short UK tour in February followed by an appearance at Download Festival which was then followed with a full stretch of America as headliners for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, they are back for another assault on the UK. Bringing along …

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Venturia – Dawn of a New Era

Female fronted, French melodic metal band Venturia haven’t exactly had an easy time of it over the last couple of years. An unfortunate series of line-up changes (sometimes due to circumstances plainly  beyond their control) have meant that putting music out there has been a difficult task for the band. …

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Hundred Days – Mission Exodus

From the sleepy rural splendour of Yeovil, Somerset come heavy rockin’ trio Hundred Days.  Formed in the summer of 2007 Stuart Curtin (lead guitar & vocals), Simon Evans (bass) and Ryan Leese (drums) got back together after taking a year out from former band X-Teller and decided to set out …

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I am I, Arthemis and Fahran, Manchester Moho Live 23.10.12.

I am I are currently on tour promoting their debut album ‘Event Horizon’ with special guests from Italian metallers Arthemis and Fahran. I am I did perform at this years Bloodstock Open Air. Unfortunately I did miss their performance, so I am looking forward to seeing the guys tonight. Fahran …

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Cradle Of Filth – The Manticore and Other Horrors

As bands always do in the lead up to a release of their new album, they make a lot of predictions and comments on how they think or what they think the album will sound like. In the running up to the release of The Manticore and Other Horrors, Cradle …

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Arthemis UK tour Interview 23.10.12

Planetmosh catch up with Arthemis from their last visit to the UK which was in fact Hammerfest in Prestatyn. Their last UK tour was with Headliners Freedom Call and special guests Neonfly. Arthemis have just released their brand new album ‘We Fight’. We get up close and personal with the band and …

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Reckless Love, Mallory Knox and Exit State Manchester Club Academy Review.

Reckless Love return to the UK to promote their mini album ‘Born to Break Your Heart’, which was released on the 15th October. Special guests this evening were Mallory Knox and Manchester locals Exit state. Exit State open the night with their extraordinary energy as always. Front man Roy Bright knows how to …

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Dead Aeon – Interview

When ‘Apotheosis’, the debut EP from Monaghan’s Dead Aeon, found its way onto the stereo at PM’s recently established Ireland HQ, we found ourselves suitably impressed by what we referred to as their “brutally effective brand of blackened death metal”, and praised it as one of the best new death …

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Brains + Realistic Train + First Blood Part II – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork – Saturday 13 October 2012

The TDC Auditorium, part of the Triskel Arts Centre in city-centre Cork, tonight plays host to a ream of great Irish talent, with a definite lean left in audio and aesthetic sensibilities.  Darkened sans the solitary projector up the back and some odd stage lights, it feels different here than …

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Ashent – Inheritance

Ashent were formed in 2001 by brothers Gianpaolo and Onofrio Falanga (bass and guitar respectively). They were joined over the coming months by keyboard player Paolo Torresani, singer Max Zhena, guitarist Thomas Giro and drummer J.C.  Since that time however, the band have gone through several lineup changes with the …

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Between The Buried And Me/Periphery + The Safety Fire – Manchester Academy, 5th October 2012

Both the evolution and diversity of progressive metal is displayed in full effect at the Manchester Academy tonight. The rise of “djent” cannot be understated since one of tonight’s co-headliners first rose to prominence, themselves the product of more traditional progressive metal combined with an unmistakeable Meshuggah influence, opening the …

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Kill Ritual – The Serpentine Ritual.

Formed by former band mates Steven Rice (lead guitar) and Wayne DeVecchi (drums) in late 2010 Kill Ritual reflect all of the bands influences from thrash and power metal to prog and just straight classic metal.  The line up is completed by Roberto Proietti (rhythm guitar), Danyael Williams (bass) and …

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Sinheresy – The Spiders and the Butterfly EP

Symphonic metal gives most people another scope into the world of heavy music. Many of the major names in this particular scene are where they are today as a result of their skill in combining the force and pace of metal with the angelic sounds of female vocals and orchestral …

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