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Sabaton – Joakim Brodén 06/12/2014


PlanetMosh caught up with Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén when the Swedish metal gods pulled into Belfast for the latest leg of their ‘Heroes’ world tour, to talk about playing Bloodstock next summer, stalking Saxon around the UK, the influences behind their latest album and their plans for 2015:

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Y&T and Tyketto confirmed for Steelhouse 2015

Steelhouse Festival first announcement poster

The first two acts have been confirmed for next year’s Steelhouse Festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales on July 25 and 26. Y&T will fill the special guest slot on the Saturday evening, with Tyketto taking the same place on the Sunday. More …

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Dynamo Metal Fest announces first three bands for inaugural event

Dynamo Metal Fest poster

Death Angel, Alestorm and Nuclear Assault are the first of eight bands to be confirmed for the first edition of the all new Dynamo Metalfest, which  takes place in Eindhoven on Saturday July 18. The brand new event will be a back to basics, one day event highlighting the best of homegrown and international heavy …

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Phal:Angst – ‘Black Country’

PhalAngst artwork

As a journalist, I must hold my hands up and admit that it is those of us who chosen to pursue this particular path to critique music who have invented all sorts of little pigeon holes into which slot particular bands and the “style” or “type” of music they choose …

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Cold Snap – ‘World War 3’

Cold Snap - World War 3

This third album from this Croatian quartet ploughs a furrow that criss-crosses back and forth between traditional groove metal, nu-metal and world (more specifically eastern European) music in a way which sounds like a heady amalgam of Slipknot, Linkin Park (in their darker, heavier moments), King 810 and Subway For …

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UFO to release new album in February: UK tour to follow in April

Veteran hard rockers UFO have confirmed the release of their 21st studio album, ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, on Steamhammer / SPV Records, on February 23. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides, and will be available as a digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case CD, …

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Melechesh to release new album in February


Israeli progressive metallers Melechesh are to release their new album, ‘Enki’, via Nuclear Blast pn February 9. The album – the follow up to 2010’s ‘The Epigenesis’ – was once again written and produced by band founder and guitarist Ashmedi. The band have revealed the album’s tracklisting: Tempest Temper Enlil …

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Zom – ‘Flesh Assimilation’

ZOM flesh assimilation - full cover

This debut album from Dublin dark metallers Zom – they’ve previously released a demo and a 7″ single, both to great acclaim in this particular corner of planet mosh – is dark and murky as you can imagine the deepest parts of the foulest sections of the River Liffey to …

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The Answer to ‘Raise A Little Hell’ in March

The Answer - New PR Pic

Northern Ireland’s hardest working hard rockers, The Answer (pictured right), have confirmed that they are to release their new album, Raise A Little Hell’, via Napalm Records on March 9 in UK and Europe. Writing on their Facebook page at the weekend, the band said: “If you folks thought we …

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Hard Rock Hell VIII – Pwllheli, Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, 14/11/2014

It’s sunny in Wales this morning.  Yeah, you read that right, sunny.  Not that it particularly matches the disposition of your PM team, as they battle against non-existent mobile signals in vain attempts to track down the extremely long list of artists we’re supposed to interview… But, whilst there are …

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Ammunition to release new album in January

Ammunition – the new band featuring former Wig Wam frontman Age Stig Nilson, will release their new album, ‘Shanghaied’ via AOR Heaven on January 23. In advance of the release, the band has released a video for the track ‘Tie Me Down’: Meanwhile, labelmates Care Of Night – featuring former …

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BlackWolf – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s been a busy year for Bristol’s BlackWolf, culminating in a tour with Blues Pills and The Vintage Caravan, which included a stop at this past weekend’s Hard Rock Hell VIII.  PM took the opportunity to hook up with the band to talk about what 2014 has meant for them, …

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The Broken Chords – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

HRH VIII poster

This year’s Hard Rock Hell could possibly have been defined by the number three, given the amount of trios which featured on the bill… among them were The Broken Chords, who brought proceedings to a close on the second stage on the Saturday night.  Before that, however, PM tracked the …

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Theia – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014


Midlands trio Theia were one of a number of exciting young bands to grace the second stage at Hard Rock Hell VIII this past weekend.  PlanetMosh took the opportunity to find out a bit more about the band… but, first, we got a lesson in pronunciation before going on to …

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The Black Marbles – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

The Black Marbles

The Black Marbles were one of a number of Scandinavian bands who made the trip to north Wales to play Hard Rock Hell VIII this past weekend.  PlanetMosh took the opportunity to sit down with bassist Krister Selander and drummer Tobbe Bövik from the Gothenberg-based quartet to find out a …

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Electric Mary – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Electric Mary

PlanetMosh grabbed a chat with Electric Mary bassist Alex Raunjak shortly after their set at last weekend’s Hard Rock Hell, to talk about music and beer… well, what else would we talk about? Electric Mary’s new EP, ‘The Last Great Hope’ is out now.  Read our review at Keep …

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The Amorettes – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s always a pleasure to chat to Scotland’s fiestiest female rockers, The Amorettes, and we at PM didn’t really need an excuse to sit down for a good old-fashioned chinwag following another raucous performance at this year’s Hard Rock Hell, and discuss progress on their debut album and their forthcoming …

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Carousel Vertigo – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

HRH VIII poster

PlanetMosh caught up with French hard rockers Carousel Vertigo following their debut UK festival appearance at Hard Rock Hell this past weekend, to chat about touring with Status Quo, their debut album, ‘Mighty’, their first ever UK headlining tour and their plans for 2015: Keep up with developments in the …

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The Texas Flood – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Having won this year’s Highway To Hell competition, Welsh blues rockers The Texas Flood had the honour of opening the second stage on the first full day of Hard Rock Hell.  Afterwards, your intrepid PM correspondent tracked down the trio for a chat about the experience, their recent album ‘Young …

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