Rowena

Interviewer, Reviewer, Radio DJ (Metal Nymph Presents) and Digital Media Wizard at Planetmosh.

Les Fest Review – Day One by Rowena

Ben Carter - Evile

There are many things I like and one of them is going to a festival for the first time. In its second year Les Fest, it wasn’t completely brand new but this fledgling festival is still definitely the new kid on the block. It was also the second time I …

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Achren Interview, Les Fest 2013

You couldn’t go to Les Fest and not chat to Achren who played a fantastic set on the Friday.  We grabbed Scott (vocals) and Quzzy (drums) to talk about many weird and wonderful things including how Scott got the job of vocals, blood metal verses battle metal and being impaled …

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Jettblack Interview, Les Fest 2013

Jettblack played the penultimate set of Les Fest on the Sunday evening and what a set it was.  But before they reached the stage we grabbed them for a chat.  Self defined as the best band you’ll see for under a tenner, this was only going to be a good …

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States Of Panic Interview, Les Fest 2013

Right after leaving the main stage at Les Fest on Saturday, we spoke to Johnny (vocals) and Hex (bass) from States Of Panic.   After an absolutely blinding set we sat down to talk about Les Fest, pre-gig rituals, their upcoming album No World Order and who would play them …

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Monument Interview, Les Fest 2013

One of the latest interviews we did at Les Fest at about 2am, we spoke to Peter Ellis (vocals) after Monument’s set.  As this was their first gig in Scotland we were interested to know what he thought of Les Fest, what the highlights have been for the past 2 …

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Massive Wagons Interview, Les Fest 2013

Massive Wagons Interview, Les Fest 2013

Following their appearance on the main stage at Les Fest we caught up with Massive Wagons to talk about how it was playing for a second year running.  A festival favourite for me we also talked about their favourite gig they played but also went to see, as well as …

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Severenth Interview, Les Fest 2013

Severenth at Les-Fest 2013

After their set and over a little dinner, we caught up with Severenth to talk about their electric set at Les Fest, ideal collaborations, writing their third album, and wearing dresses. Severenth Websites http://www.severenth.org/ https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSeverenth Upcoming Shows –          27th July – Out of Ashes festival, Ellesmere Port –          24th August …

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Furyon Interview, Les Fest 2013

Matt Mitchell and Lee Farmery of Furyon

Only arriving a short time before, we grabbed hold of Matt Mitchell (Vocals) and Lee Farmery (Drums) from Furyon for a chat about Les Fest, hydration, and the best way to grow guitarists.  Stay tuned for an impromptu bit of singing at the end. Don’t forget to keep an eye …

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Joe Satriani, IndigO2, 18 June 2013

Having spent the previous night at the IndigO2 for the Golden Gods, I was back again the next night for something a little different.  Waiting at the venue for the first band to come on stage I got chatting to some of the other gig go’ers who were interested to …

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Diementia Interview, Les-Fest 2013

Diementia at Les Fest 2013

Glaswegian melodic death metallers Diementia didn’t have far to travel for Les Fest, being one of the many superb Scottish bands on show over the weekend.  We had a chance to chat with guitarist and founding member Jason Hinde, vocalist Paul Kelly and some other guy you may know who …

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Babylon Fire interview with Mark D, Les-Fest 2013

Babylon Fire at Les-Fest 2013

British metallers Babylon Fire took to the stage at Les Fest 2013 in fine form on the Saturday and vocalist Mark D caught up with us after their set to talk festivals, band mates, touring and what lies ahead for them. Babylon Fire are: Mark D: Lead Vocals Rishi Mehta: …

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Massive Wagons – Interview with Adam Thistlethwaite

I spoke to Adam Thistlethwaite (guitar) from Massive Wagons ahead Les Fest this weekend to discuss why they wanted to play Les Fest, and why theirs is the set to watch.   There are only a few days now until Les Fest in Scotland, how excited are you about playing there? …

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Triaxis Interview, June 2013

Set to play two sets at the upcoming Les Fest this weekend, I caught up with Triaxis to talk all things Les Fest.   There are only a couple of days now until Les Fest in Scotland, how excited are you about playing there? We are really excited about playing …

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Furyon – Interview with Matt Mitchell

Following on from our Les Fest special on Planetmosh Radio at the weekend, I spoke to Matt Mitchell (vocals) about the festival and what they were looking forward to.   There are only a couple of days now until Les Fest in Scotland, how excited are you about playing there? Pretty …

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States of Panic – Interview with Hex

Fresh from their recent set at Download, States of Panic are due to hit another festival, this time a little further north.  But before they play Les Fest this coming weekend, I spoke to Hex (bass) about why they’re looking forward to playing their set.     There are only …

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Diementia Interview, June 2013

Soon to be playing at this year’s Les Fest, I chatted to Diementia to see why they’re looking forward to playing there.   There are only a couple of weeks now until Les Fest in Scotland, how excited are you about playing there? It’s going to be first and foremost …

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Monument – Interview with Peter Elis

Set to play the main stage at Les Fest this coming weekend, I caught up with Peter Elis (vocals) to discuss all things Les Fest.   There are only a couple of weeks now until Les Fest in Scotland, how excited are you about playing there? We are really excited …

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Fahran Interview with JR and Nick, 10 June 2013

The festival season is very much here now and so ahead of Download, I caught up with JR (drums) and Nick (lead vocals) from Fahran for an interview.    Due to play Download and then Bloodstock in August, this is one band that is doing well on the festival circuit …

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Breed 77 – The Evil Inside

Released in March this year this is the latest album from Breed 77.  With their last album Insects released back in 2009 is this new offering worth the wait?  Absolutely. The first track Drown is a strong start to the album and comes across as a challenge to the listener; …

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Rachel Bolan from Skid Row interview, 13 April 2013

Saturday saw the last night of Skid Row’s recent UK tour and being sold out is definitely one hell of a way to end a tour!  Ahead of the show I sat down for a chat with Rachel Bolan (bass) to talk about rock cruises, tattoos, crazy times on stage, …

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