Mark Ashby

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SynaptiK – Bloodstock (August 8)

You never know who you’re going to meet when you’re hanging about back stage at a big festival… And so it was that PlanetMosh hooked up with the guys from SynaptiK – winners of the Norwich heat of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ competition -for a chat about the band, …

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Triptykon – Interview with Victor Santura (Bloodstock 08/08/2014)

Triptykon provided one of the highlights of this year’s Bloodstock, with their triumphant Friday afternoon set.   Shortly beforehand, PlanetMosh braved the pandemonium of the backstage area to grab a chat with guitarist Victor Santura, to talk about why they jumped at the chance to return to Catton Hall, the …

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ZhOra – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

ZhOra

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, this coming Saturday (August 16). The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build …

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Zombified – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Zombified vocalist Pete Clarke

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on this day week (Saturday August 16). The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of …

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Aeternum Vale – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Aeternum Vale album artwork

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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It’s a Monster(s Of Rot) brew…

The PlanetMosh backed Monsters Of Rot has confirmed that local brewery Inishmacsaint has come on board as the event’s latest sponsor, and is to sell a specially brewed IPA at the festival, which takes place at Letterbreen in County Fermanagh next Saturday (August 16). The artwork for a specially commissioned …

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Eternal Helcaraxe – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Eternal Helcaraxe

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Eric Martin – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club 03/08/2014

Eric Martin poster

Over the past half a dozen years or so, the Diamond Rock Club – nestled rather innocuously in the rolling hills of Northern Ireland’s ‘Bible belt’ – has extablished a reputation not only for being one of the best small venues in this part of the world but also as …

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Setting Off Sirens – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Setting Off Sirens - Step Up artwork

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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F#cherry say ‘Just B#ck it”

Los Angeles hard asses Buckcherry have premiered the first single from their forthcoming new profanity-fuelled EP. The band – whose guitarist Keith Nelson last November challenged this PlanetMosh journalist to a fight and then backed out – are streaming the song ‘Just F#ck It’ (a cover of the Icona Pop …

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Pursuit Of Ruin – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Pursuit Of Ruin

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Weed Priest – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Weed Priest

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Putrefy – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Monsters Of Rot Poster

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Dead Aeon – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Monsters Of Rot IV logo

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up …

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Fuckhammer – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Monsters Of Rot IV logo

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up …

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Steelhouse Festival (Day Two) – Ebbw Vale, 20/07/2014

Joey Tempest, Steelhouse 2014 - Photo by Ian Cates

The weather forecast for the first day of this fourth round of Steelhouse had predicted thunderstorms and torrential rain… but  neither materialized and the only protection needed from the elements was another layer of sunblock.  Like its predecessor, the second day dawned gloriously, but the question on everyone’s lips was …

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Dave Lombardo’s Philm to release second album in September

Dave Lombardo 2014

PHILM – featuring former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo – are to release their second album, ‘Fire From The Evening Sun’, on new label UDR Music, in September. It will be released on September 12 in Europe, September 15 in the UK and September 16 in the US. “UDR is honored …

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Steelhouse Festival (Day One) – Ebbw Vale, 19/07/2014

Scott Gorham - Black Star Riders - Steelhouse Festival - www.iancates.co.uk

Over the past four years, the Steelhouse Festival – held on top of a mountain on the edge of the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons – has established a reputation not only for the quality of its line-up but also for being one of the best value-for-money and most family-friendly events …

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ArnoCorps – Belfast, QUBSU Speakeasy – 26/07/2014

Arnocorps - Photograph by LIVE:i/Paul Verner

Ten or 12 years ago, the sight of large groups of people dressed in full camouflage gear and sporting various guns, knives and other assorted artillery (including bazookas – and pirate swords?!) would have had the guys at the now redundant cop shop a few hundred yards from this venue …

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Can metal fans drink in ‘normal’ bars?

Is it becoming increasingly difficult for ordinary, decent heavy metal fans to enjoy a quiet drink on a night out with their – sometimes non-metal – friends?  If recent experiences – including several by this writer – are anything to go by, then the answer may be more and more …

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