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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!

The Kentucky Headliners – A Unique Triple Headline Tour

Academy Events, VMS, Triple G and Chic Festivals by arrangement with JCPL and The Fresh Start Company presents Jason and the Scorchers Dan Baird and Homemade Sin The Kentucky Headhunters UK Tour – September 2019 A unique triple headline tour with each band playing a full set Thursday 05 September …

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Cancer On The Rocks 2019 to take place in Nantwich on 23rd-24th February 2019

The second Cancer On The Rocks event to raise vital funds for McMillan Cancer Support in memory of the event organiser’s Father and all those we have lost to cancer will take place at The Railway in Nantwich on 23rd-24th February 2019. For further information on the event visit: – …

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BLOODY TIMES Release ‘Day of Collapse’ Lyric Video

German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, have released a new lyric video for ‘Day of Collapse‘, in memory of the fallen men and women of the September 11 attacks, the song is taken off their new album ‘On A Mission‘ which was released January 11, 2019, and features ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR), JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED …

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The Treatment – Announce New Album “Power Crazy” Out On 22nd March 2019

THE TREATMENT NEW ALBUM: “POWER CRAZY” RELEASE DATE: 22ND MARCH 2019 UK HEADLINE “POWER CRAZY TOUR” MAY/JUNE 2019 NEW SINGLE “BITE BACK” DUE 23RD JANUARY 2019 British hard rock five-piece The Treatment are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new album “Power Crazy”, on 22ndMarch 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl. …

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The Sheepdogs | New Video & Tour with Rival Sons

The Sheepdogs Share new video for ‘Saturday Night’ Support for Rival Sons UK tour Incl. London Roundhouse – February 6, 2019 New Album: ‘Changing Colours’ – Out Now “If you have any affection for the likes of The Band or The Allman Brothers, there’s something to dig here” – **** Independent “Further acclaim surely awaits, and these dogs deserve …

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STEEL ENGRAVED Release ‘Rebellion’ Music Video and Single

German Heavy/Power Metal machine STEEL ENGRAVED, have released a new single & music video for ‘Rebellion‘, the song is taken of their new self-titled album, out on January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. STEEL ENGRAVED‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern …

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Tesla – New Studio Album “Shock” Out Globally On 8th March via UMC

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Skindred Announced as Special Guests on Disturbed Upcoming “Evolution” European and UK Tour. 

Following what was an extremely busy end to 2018, Skindred are pleased to announce a rollercoaster of a year for 2019, with the band being announced as special guests on Disturbed’s “Evolution” European and UK Tour. In a band Statement Skindred said  “We are thrilled to announced that we will …

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Vigil of War UK Tour Dates February 2019

Hollywood sleaze punk outfit Vigil of War land in the UK for a fistful of debut cross Atlantic shows in February. Renowned for their fiery in residence Whisky a Go Go shows in Hollywood, the band are fronted by musician, model and actress Alicia Vigil who acted alongside Black Veil …

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Win a pair of tickets to see Monster Magnet at Brixton Academy

PlanetMosh has teamed up with Monster Magnet to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets for the show at Brixton Academy on Tuesday 29th January 2019. We were at the show at Gorilla, Manchester last year here’s our review  To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous …

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AFTERMATH Release the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying)

Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying),” off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong, due out 2019 digitally via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, and European CD / Vinyl on Sleaszy Rider Records. You’ve read or heard about the phrase …

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AT THE SUN ANNOUNCE THEIR ‘LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHT’ UK TOUR

AT THE SUN ANNOUNCE THEIR ‘LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHT’ UK TOUR & TAKE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ON THE ROAD WITH POWER, PRIDE AND PASSION London rockers AT THE SUN are in the ascension and will be taking their impressive debut album ‘Leave Before the Light’ on tour in the UK, …

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PUPPY ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR APRIL 2019 & NEW SINGLE

Puppy (Photo Credit - Georgia Rawson)

  “Taking the emotive, catchy alt-rock of ’90s big-hitters such as Deftones, Smashing Pumkpins and Weezer, and melding it to the classic metal of Iron Maiden and Metallica, Puppy have a knack for hitting hard” – The Observer (One To Watch)  “It might look like an odd thing that a …

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GLITTER WIZARD REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS & TRACK PREMIERE!

GLITTER WIZARD REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS & TRACK PREMIERE! New record coming in April 2019! To kick off the new year in style, HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS is proud to present the first and hotly anticipated details for GLITTER WIZARD’s upcoming, fourth album release! Are they glam? Are they metal? Stoner …

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MASSIVE – New Video “Long Time Coming” Out Today!

MASSIVE NEW VIDEO/SINGLE: “LONG TIME COMING” RELEASE DATE: 11THJANUARY 2019 Watch video premiere here – https://bit.ly/2shemjZ NEW ALBUM: “REBUILD DESTROY” RELEASE DATE: 1st FEBRUARY 2019 Aussie rock ‘n’ rollers MASSIVE released their brand new video and single “Long Time Coming” today. The track is the second single taken from the forthcoming record …

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FULL HOUSE BREW CREW Release ‘Cannot Be Judged’ Music Video

Greek Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW featuring a ROTTING CHRIST member in their ranks, have released a new music video for ‘Cannot Be Judged‘, the track is taken from their monstrous second album ‘Me Against You‘. The video was directed by Leonidas Michelopoulos. After many years of absence, because of Vagelis’ duties as the bass …

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Stiff Little Fingers Announce UK Tour In March 2019 With Traditional St.Patrick’s Day Show In Glasgow

Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow’s iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers‘ live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual …

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Tyr reveals details for new album, ‘Hel’ and launches first single, “Fire and Flame”

Tyr reveals details for new album, ‘Hel’; launches first single, “Fire and Flame” On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Tyr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point …

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OVERKILL Launch ‘Welcome To the Garden State’ Documentary Series Part 2!

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’, on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. The band have just launched part 2 of their multi-part documentary series entitled ‘Welcome To The Garden States‘.  Watch as each of the band members detail their early influences and how it has helped shape …

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VEGA on tour with Skid Row January 2019

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