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Elliot Leaver

PlanetMosh's resident Iron Maiden fanboy and Mr. Babymetal. Also appreciates the music of Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot and many others. Writing to continue to enjoy life away from the stresses of full-time employment.

Delain – The Human Contradiction

.@planetmosh gets to grips with the new @delainmusic release. Within Temptation may be the undisputed torchbearers for the Dutch metal scene right now, but Delain are also causing tremors of their own. Having formed out of their fellow countrymen in 2002 (founding member Martijn Westerholt played keyboards in WT), they …

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Spoilin’ For a Fight: BST vs. Sonisphere

.@planetmosh discusses the impact of BST’s clash with Sonisphere and the impact on UK festivals it could have.   Black Sabbath on the Friday, Iron Maiden on the Saturday, Metallica on the Sunday. To many fans of rock and metal music, this is a dream festival headliner set up. You …

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All You Can Eat – Steel Panther

.@planetmosh reviews the new record by .@Steel_Panther! Lock up your daughters everyone, because Steel Panther have returned. The American glam-metallers are back with All You Can Eat, their fourth studio effort and their first released via Kobalt Label Services, on the band’s own Open E Music label. If you haven’t heard of …

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STEEL PANTHER launch Steelpanther.tv and preview new album

Steel Panther is premiering their upcoming full-length album All You Can Eat in a unique interactive experience that has just launched. The premiere is taking place on SteelPanther.TV and features a television set that will broadcast all things Steel Panther including the complete album stream of All You Can Eat. …

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Download Festival adds 18 new bands!

Download Festival 2014 dates and early bird offer announced

.@DownloadFest add another 18 acts to lineup. Download Festival today announced the addition of a further 18 acts to the lineup – and some news regarding day tickets as well! Heading the confirmations are Against Me! making their debut at the festival, the return of the legendary Monster Magnet and Chevelle, who …

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The Treatment – Running With the Dogs

.@planetmosh reviews .@TheTreatmentUK ‘Running With the Dogs’ is the second album by The Treatment, released last month on Spinefarm Records. The band themselves are slowly beginning to move through the gears – a Main Stage appearance at Hard Rock hell last year was followed by opening for Airbourne on tour, …

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: 24 new bands, Trivium stage boost, day splits revealed!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

.@DownloadFest confirm new acts and day splits! Hot on the heels of Sonisphere’s announcement on Monday, Download Festival has announced another 24 bands to the bill…and also revealed their day splits! First up, Bring Me The Horizon, who have literally destroyed everything in their path since they released fourth album …

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Lamb of God – As the Palaces Burn (Documentary)

.@planetmosh reviews the highly anticipated .@lambofgod documentary. It might seem strange to some people, but heavy metal has as much tendency as power ballads to pull on an individual’s heartstrings and bring strong emotions to the foreground. If a song has specific memories attached to it, it won’t take long before …

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SOiL – Interview with Ryan McCombs and Adam Zadel, January 2014

.@planetmosh speaks to .@soiltheband in Bristol! Whilst touring the country with Skindred last month, I got the chance to sit down and interview Ryan McCombs and Adam Zadel from the mighty SOiL. During the course of this interview we discuss the new album Whole, the apprehension in breakthrough album Scars, touring …

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Skindred – O2 Academy, Bristol, 30/01/14

.@planetmosh reviews .@skindredmusic at .@o2academybris!! The O2 Academy tonight is rammed, and unexpectedly so – there was no announcement of a sell out until earlier that day. However, given that Bristol is the closest place to Wales that tonight’s headliners are playing on their current tour (until their Newport Helicop-tour …

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Another 23 bands added to Download Festival

.@DownloadFest adds more bands! Download Festival confirmed another 23 bands to their already bulging bill tonight a mere two weeks after their last announcement – and there are some very impressive names on the lineup. Killswitch Engage will be making their only European festival appearance of 2014 at the festival, with New …

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Periphery – Clear

.@planetmosh reviews the new release by .@PeripheryBand. They’re not ones for keeping things simple, Periphery. This new release, Clear, which should not be considered an EP but not considered a full album either, is released on Monday via Sumerian Records. Produced by Top Secret Audio and Taylor Larsen, the half-hour record is …

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Skindred – Kill The Power

.@planetmosh reviews the new album by .@skindredmusic. .@benjiwebbe .@aryadred .@dnlpgsly .@mikeydemus Metal, reggae, rock, funk, rap…it doesn’t matter how hard you try, you just cannot label Skindred. And then, when you think you’ve managed it, they go and do something that completely throws your theory out the window. Kill The Power, …

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL adds 15 new bands!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

@DownloadFest adds fifteen more acts to the lineup for 2014! @bfsrocks @ZakkWyldeBLS Download Festival added another 15 bands to their bill on Monday night, with some more big names in amongst the lot announced. Leading the way are pop punk masters Bowling For Soup, who will be making their return to …

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Heaven Asunder – Among the Damned

When I saw Heaven Asunder support Blood Command at the Exchange in Bristol in June, I mentioned to watch out for a full review of them in the future. Well, that time is now. Released earlier this week, Among the Damned is the quintet’s debut album on S-a-N Ltd and their …

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Airbourne – Interview with Ryan O’Keefe, December 2013

Airbourne – Interview with Ryan O’Keefe, December 2013

During their UK tour this month, I got the chance to sit backstage with Ryan O’Keefe from Airbourne and discuss everything from their relationship to the UK to working with Lemmy and Iron Maiden and their current album ‘Black Dog Barking’. WARNING: this interview contains conversations that some cricket fans …

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Gypsy Chief Goliath – New Machines Of The Night

If you still haven't got your loved one a Christmas present, my word are you cutting it fine. Perhaps you could get them the new offering by #GypsyChiefGoliath? This handy review should help you make up your mind...

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Airbourne – O2 Academy, Bristol, 10/12/13

They just love the UK, don’t they Airbourne? Two UK festivals in Download and Hard Rock Hell this year and now a full blown tour as well to round things off. They’re also a band that draw in a wide range of ages; from the older rockers in their leather jackets …

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Hard Rock Hell VII: Cirque du Rock Part 3, 30/11/13

Beginning Hard Rock Hell’s final day for 2013 on the Jagermeister Stage are The Jokers (8), who like Wildside Riot take the bull by both horns and give it a right good kicking, songs Radio and the title track from latest album Rock and Roll is Alive impressing the punters who are once again emerging …

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Hard Rock Hell VII: Cirque du Rock Part 2, 29/11/2013

Photos of Black Star Riders at Hard Rock Hell VII

Ow. That’s probably the thoughts of many punters this morning, but this is a festival so one bravely soldiers on and has their hangover on away by whoever’s on first. Luckily for everyone in attendance, that turned out to be Wildside Riot (8), back for a second year running and opening …

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