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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

Headsticks – Kept In The Dark

Headsticks, a band who describe themselves as ‘revolutionary punk roots rock’n’roll’  hail from the world capital of ceramics Stoke-on-Trent. These ‘Potters’ were assembled in 2012 from pieces of Tower Struck Down and Jugopunch. They released their third album Kept In The Dark earlier this year via STP Records. The album …

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND : ‘Live In Tokyo 2017’

GRAHAM BONNET BAND LIVE IN TOKYO 2017 New live album out 12.07.19 CD+DVD / CD [Frontiers] Pre-order link http://radi.al/LiveInTokyo2017 Includes SAMURAI live video “In March 2017, the Graham Bonnet Band went to Japan for our first headline dates as GBB. We also did a full Alcatrazz set that same night featuring Gary Shea, …

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Crapfest – Win a Pair of Tickets

Planetmosh has teamed up with Crapsons to offer one lucky winner a pair of guest tickets for Crapfest, to be held on 25th August 2019 at Phase One, Liverpool! Find out all about the event here! To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize ‘Complete the title …

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Metal United World Wide: Approaching Fast

Metal United World Wide (MUWW) is gearing up once again to unite metal bands and fans all across the globe…One night, one banner, one mission: Bang Your Head! June 15th is the date of destiny with around 300 bands performing in shows held in over 35 countries, from Melbourne to Mexico City, from …

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SPREAD EAGLE – New Album ‘Subway To The Stars’

SPREAD EAGLE SUBWAY TO THE STARS  new album out 09.08.19 [Frontiers]  pre-order link http://radi.al/SubwayToTheStars First single SOUND OF SPEED out now “Our primary intention was to go back to the egg. Not to the debut album, but even before then. When we were unsigned, rehearsing in the East Village in NYC and just putting our first songs together. We …

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Exumer launches video for “King’s End”!

Last month, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer released their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records. The album hit the German album charts on position 42 which marks the highest chart entry in the history of the band! Exumer have now launched a video for their latest hit single, “King’s End”! The …

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WILD PLANES Release High Energy, Official Music Video for “Money”

Debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, Out 5/30 Pre-Order Singin ‘N’ Slingin NOW! New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio. “Singin ‘N’ Slingin is the best body of …

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‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1’ – Three New Bands Announced

ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS, a division of ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION have announced, the addition of three more bands: RYAN ROXIE (Alice Cooper, Planet Axe), BLACKMAYNE and PHONOMIK for the digital Rock/Metal Sampler ‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1‘, which will be released by end of June 2019. The first three bands which were announced are SYTERIA (feat. Jackie Chambers of Girlschool in their ranks), AIRFORCE and DESOLATION ANGELS. There are still last slots available …

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Hate Launches New Single, “Seventh Manvantara”

On June 14th, Hate will release their 11th full-length, Auric Gates of Veles, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Auric Gates of Veles, the band has launched the new single, “Seventh Manvantara”. For another preview of Auric Gates of Veles, the video for “Sovereign Sanctity” can be viewed at: metalblade.com/hate – where the record …

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Dig Lazarus launch powerful new ode to love lost!

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As heard on Kerrang! radio and Planet Rock, here we have the powerful new single “Joker” from Nuneaton rockers Dig Lazarus. Brand new single JOKER, was released Friday 17th May. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming EP “Figured It Out” due for release May 31st. Described as “Queens of the …

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VANDEN PLAS – ‘The Epic Works 1991-2015’ Out 12 July 2019

VANDEN PLAS THE EPIC WORKS 1991-2015 BOX SET OUT 12.07.19 (Frontiers) pre-order link http://radi.al/VandenPlasTheEpicWorks Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of ‘The Epic Works 1991-2015’, a stunning box set collection from Vanden Plas, the German masters of progressive metal. It contains eight studio albums, an EP, a live recording and a bonus disc entitled ‘Bonus Treasures’ …

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Black Star Riders – Announce New Album “Another State Of Grace”

Studio Album “Another State Of Grace” Release date: 6th September 2019 Single “Another State Of Grace” Release date: 17th May 2019 UK & Ireland Tour in October 2019 Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album “Another State Of Grace” on the 6th September 2019. …

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HELLYEAH ‘Welcome Home’ video out now!

HELLYEAH have shared the video for their brand new track ‘Welcome Home’. It’s the title-track taken from their upcoming album, which the band announced earlier this week, featuring the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings. Available to pre-order here https://shop.hellyeahband.com Welcome Home will be released September 27th via Eleven Seven Music …

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