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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.

Nightwish – Imaginaerum – The Score

Finnish metal giants Nightwish have released the musical score to the film ‘Imaginaerum’, the final part of the overall experience that keyboard player Tumoas Holopainen wanted fans to hear. This is also the final album to feature former vocalist Anette Olzon, before she was controversially let go by the band …

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H.I.M. – XX: Two Decades of Love Metal

Compilation albums have always divided response in two. To some, they are simply monetary releases that are brought out whenever a band or artist needs a little injection of funds in the kitty. To others though, they are the perfect entrance into discovering a well-established act for the first time …

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Sabaton – Cardiff Uni Great Hall 2, 10th November 2012

Rumours of Sabaton’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Swedish power metallers went from supporting Iron Maiden in Gothenburg and recording a fine album in ‘Carolus Rex’ to ending up with just two original band members out of six following a parting of the ways. But now, with guitarists Chris …

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Gypsyhawk – Interview with Eric Harris

I had the pleasure of catching up with Eric Harris,the bassist and singer of American rockers Gypsyhawk for an interview. The band’s second album ‘Revelry & Resilience’ was released earlier this year. Can you please introduce Gypsyhawk to the readers, please? Yeah man. My name is Eric, I sing and …

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Over Your Threshold – interview with Julian Matejka

I had the pleasure of catching up with Julian Matejka, drummer for German outfit Over Your Threshold. The band’s debut album ‘Facticity’ was released earlier this month. Can you please introduce Over Your Threshold to the readers, please? Hi folks, we´re Over Your Threshold from Munich, Germany. We play what …

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Steve Harris – British Lion (CD)

STEVE HARRIS, the bassist, driving force and backbone of Iron Maiden for the last 37 years, is releasing ‘BRITISH LION’, his first solo album on Monday. As the only ever present member since he formed the band in 1975, Steve Harris has been with Iron Maiden through everything: from the …

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Over Your Threshold – Facticity (CD)

FACTICITY is the debut album from OVER YOUR THRESHOLD, a progressive death metal quintet hailing from Munich in Germany. Formed in 2006 and having released a EP, ‘Progress in Disbelief’ in 2008, the band entered the studio in 2011 to record the album. They suffered a setback at the beginning …

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Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience (CD)

Yesterday saw the release of ‘REVELRY & RESILIENCE’, the second album from American rockers GYPSYHAWK on Metal Blade Records. Formed in October 2008, the band released their first album, ‘Patience and Peserverance’ in July 2010, an album recorded – as proudly stated on their blog – in the space of …

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Baroness – Yellow & Green (CD)

It has transpired through the years that a band’s breakthrough album is often their third. Number of the Beast, Reign in Blood, Master of Puppets – I could go on. And now, American rockers Baroness have released THEIR third album, ‘Yellow & Green’, an album that can, and in my …

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Dushan Petrossi’s Iron Mask – Hordes of the Brave (CD)

Friday saw Lion Music re-release ‘Hordes of the Brave’, the second album by neo-classical metal outfit Iron Mask, led by Belgian guitar virtuoso Dushan Petrossi, originally released in 2005. Having sold out in its original format, the label has printed just 1000 copies of the album, which also shows off …

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Bury the Hatchet – It Was Never Enough EP (CD)

Bury the Hatchet are a 5-piece metalcore outfit from Maidstone in Kent that formed towards the end of 2010, and ‘It Was Never Enough’ is their brand new EP, released by SAN Agency. It’s fair to say that the metalcore scene is pretty dilute, and to really stand out from …

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Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment (CD)

Brace yourselves, people – Turbonegro are back. After a five year gap since 2007’s ‘Retox’, the Norwegian punks have released their ninth album, ‘Sexual Harrassment’. The album sees the return of rhythm guitarist Rune “Rune Rebellion” Grønn after five years, as well as the addition of drummer Tommy “Manboy” Akerholdt, …

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run, WALK! – ☤ (Health) (CD)

This is the first and last album from run, WALK!, as the band have recently announced their farewell. As a result, one would hope that this ten track record clocking in at just 26 minutes would be one to remember. Sadly, it isn’t. The opening track is a three minute …

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Faith No More – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, 8th July 2012

With their Sunday headlining set at Sonisphere cancelled, Faith No More took the move to stay in the country and play a couple of London dates to make up for the unfortunate demise of the festival in question. Supporting them on the night at were Guano Padona (6), an Italian …

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Burning Point – The Ignitor (CD)

Finnish metallers Burning Point have released The Ignitor – their follow up record to 2009’s Empyre and their first on new label Scarlet Records. Formed in 1999 and having toured with Sebastian Bach in the past, the four piece have given us an album full of big choruses and catchy …

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Whitechapel – Whitechapel (CD)

It’s been a busy 24 months for Whitechapel. Third album A New Era of Corruption blazed its way into the top Billboard 200, they supported metal giants Job for a Cowboy across Europe and North America, they released the Recorrupted EP in 2011 and are now due to head out …

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Kids Can’t Fly – Northern Horizons EP (CD)

Ahead of their debut album release later this year, Southampton sextet Kids Can’t Fly have released their third EP, Northern Horizons. Despite their previous efforts which saw them showcase a unique brand of ‘ska punk’ (the traditional guitars have been complimented with a saxophone and trumpet), Northern Horizons sees them …

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