Rowena

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

Interview with Hellhog and Wez4 from Dripback at Hammerfest IV, 17 March 2012

I caught up with Hellhog and Wez4 from the band Dripback after their set on stage at Hammerfest IV to talk about their debut EP ‘Inhaling the Ashes’, their video for ‘Kick out time’, touring with Biohazard and playing at Hammerfest IV.   Check out their video for ‘Kick Out …

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Evil Scarecrow Review – Hammerfest IV

Friday night saw many a clash of stages with me for one being torn between which bands to go see first. However, given the interview I had undertaken earlier in the day, there was no question of me not heading over to Stage 2 to see Evil Scarecrow perform. They …

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Interview with Elimination, Hammerfest IV, 17 March 2012

I caught up with East Anglian band Elimination at Hammerfest IV to talk about their current album, touring with Triaxis, their most embarrassing moment to date as a band and Winchester.  Check it out.   Elimination are: Neil Stevens – Vocals Daz Abbott – Guitar Dave Spencer – Guitar Jus …

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Interview with RSJ at Hammerfest IV, 16 March 2012

Prior to their set I caught up with the guys from RSJ to talk about their upcoming album, how it feels to be playing at Hammerfest for the first time, what’s next for RSJ in 2012 and the benefits of lycra. (Apologies for the sound quality.)   Check out their new …

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Hammerfest IV – The Planetmosh Experience

Normally after attending festival or a gig I would write a review about the overall experience of the event, what I thought about the venue, the bands, how the crowds reacted, etc, and for those of you that have looked at all of our Hammerfest IV posts, you will see …

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Hammerfest IV 2012 – The Review

For four days in March each year, metal fans descend on Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, Wales for Hammerfest.  This year was the fourth year the festival was held and for those that attended I’m sure you will agree with me when I say long may it continue. So what is …

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Words of Farewell – Immersion

Formed in 2007, Words of Farewell are a progressive death metal band from Germany who signed to AFM Records in January of this year and are due to release their debut album ‘Immersion’ on 30 March 2012. I took some time to write the review for this album as there …

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Evil Scarecrow Interview at Hammerfest IV, 16 March 2012

I caught up with Evil Scarecrow before their set on Saturday at Hammerfest IV, which for those of you that were there I am sure you will agree, was nothing short of highly entertaining.  Normally I would put a teaser about what was discussed in the interview but I don’t …

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Fury interview at Hammerfest, 15 March 2012

For those of you who turned up at Stage 2 on Friday expecting to see Pagan Alter, you may have been a bit surprised to see Fury (who were called into replace them at short notice) and what a set it was. If you haven’t see Fury before I thoroughly …

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Mikey from Skindred interview at Hammerfest IV, 17 March 2012

Skindred headlined Hammerfest 4 on Saturday and for those of you that were there I’m sure you’ll agree it was an epic show. Prior to their set, Sheila and I caught up with the lovely Michael Fry (a.k.a Mikeydemus – guitar and backing vocal) and discussed their latest album Union …

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Cold Rush – Disclosing The Vicious Seeds

Though no release date has been published, Cold Rush, an electro-industrial metal band from Germany will soon to release their second album ‘AmoKKoma’.  Their first album, ‘The Illness’ was release in 2009 and since then the band has undergone a change in line up with the addition of a new …

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Interview with Hellsaw, March 2012

Following the release of their fourth album, I caught up with front man Aries from the Austrian black metal band, Hellsaw for an email interview.   Your album fourth album ‘Trist’ was released on 27 February; can you tell me about it?  How did you come up with the title? …

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Ted Maul, Voices, Dam & Daor – The Intrepid Fox, 18/2/12

‘Come and witness the end of the universe with a brutalistic night of true devil worship with London towns most negative extreme metal acts’ says the flyer.  Not bad considering the door fee was only a fiver, and as it was also held at The Intrepid Fox I thought I …

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Interview with Suicide of Demons, February 2012.

In addition to reviewing their current album ‘A New Beginning’, I conducted an email interview with the drummer from Belgian death metal band, Suicide of Demons.  Here’s what Jo had to say…   You released your new album ‘A new Beginning’ in October 2011 – how does it feel? It …

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Suicide of Demons – A New Beginning

Released on 1 October 2011 ‘A New Beginning’ is the second album from the Belgian death metal band, Suicide of Demons.   Formed in 2005 by brothers Fern and Jo, their first self-produced  album ‘Before Our Eyes’ was originally released in 2008 and sold over 1000 copies prior to being re-released …

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Ektomorf – ‘The Acoustic’

February 17th sees the release of the new album from Hungarian neo-thrash band Ektomorf; ‘The Acoustic’.  For those of you that bought their earlier release, ‘Redemption’ (2010) you will be familiar with the song ‘Sea Of My Misery’, a melancholic, semi-acoustic track in which leader Zoli switches his vocals to …

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Lyriel – Leverage

24th February sees the release of Lyriel’s fourth album, Leverage.  It could be said that this album is more powerful in many ways than their previous ones, but don’t go expecting anything heavy, because that’s not what Lyriel are about.  Simply put, this is not heavy metal.  So what is …

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Stahlmann – Quecksilber

On 20 January, Stahlmann released their second album entitled Quecksilber (Quicksilver).  Formed in 2008 the German electro rockers have a style (a combination of rock, metal and electronic dance) not totally dissimilar to Rammstein – though definitely distinctive in its own right. The album starts of relatively softly with Engel …

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Black Messiah – The Final Journey

February 24th sees the release of Black Messiah’s fifth album The Final Journey.  Founded in 1994, this band originally paid tribute to their black metal idols, but over the years have developed their own pagan metal style.  Though the band has seen many changes in membership over the years, one …

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