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Steve D

Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh

Iced Earth – Live In Ancient Kourion

Live Albums can be a blessing or a curse. Whether as a stop gap between studio sessions or as a contractual obligation; Musical history is littered with releases that have fallen flat on their faces. Iced Earth have already released a classic opus with the stellar Alive In Athens” and …

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Cathedral – The Last Spire

When Cathedral announced that they were releasing one final album there was much bittersweet rejoicing. The coven was happy there would be another tome of incantations, yet disappointed that the end of one of the most important legacies in heavy metal history was nigh. With the current resurgence in the …

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Brute Forcz – Out For Blood

Full length debut loses impact as it wrestles with production. LA’s Brute Forcz is a three piece heavy metal band featuring ex-wrestlers Slammer and Jammer alongside guitarist Will Wallner. Their self-released album has been taken up by Pure Steel Records. “Out For Blood” is a collection of 10 tracks of …

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Scar Symmetry / Beholder / Bloodshot Dawn – The Pint, Dublin – 30th March 2013

The Pint venue has undergone a revamp. The owners and promoter have increased the size of the stage, invested in a quality lighting rig, improved the sound system, and spoiled us with air conditioning. All of these improvements have made the Pint THE best venue in Dublin for underground metal …

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Wardruna – Yggdrasil

Wardruna deliver a sophomore album with roots that delve deep into the very fabric of our existence. For people unfamiliar with Wardruna, they were formed a decade ago by Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik in Norway. Their encapsulating use of ancient folk instruments alongside poetic metre and chanted lyrics written in Norwegian, …

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Flyleaf – New Horizons

End of an era marked by “New Horizons”. Formed back in 2002, Texan quintet Flyleaf recently released their third opus. Following on from 2009’s Memento Mori,   New Horizons features 10 songs of emotionally driven radio friendly metal. The launch of this album has been overshadowed by the announcement that lead …

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SLASH Feat Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 03rd & 04th March 2013

Dublin’s Olympia Theatre has welcomed many a famous performer on her stage during her reign as the Queen of the Irish Music Scene. For two nights, this Dame is being courted by one of Rock’s crown princes.  Each night, her balconies are bursting. Her ground floor is a seething mass …

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High Priest Of Saturn – High Priest Of Saturn

High Priest Of Saturn unleashes a four song, doom-laden offering, to satiate the cosmic Deities.   According to their official Facebook page, Norway’s, High Priest Of Saturn play heavy psychedelic rock. Do not be mistaken by this. They are a doom band with a psychedelic sensibility. And as with all …

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Tiamat – The Scarred People

Four years have passed since “Amanethes” and Tiamat recently released its successor, “The Scarred People”. A new album that echoes the history of Sweden’s Gothic Rock pioneers. Not many bands get to album number ten in their career without undergoing at least one change in direction. The late nineties was …

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Jess and the Ancient Ones – Astral Sabbat EP

Last year, Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones delivered their eponymous full length debut. A superb release, with an eloquent combination of 60’s prog rock and occult lyricism.  Having previously released standalone track “13th Breath of the Zodiac” on 7” single in 2011, it is no surprise that they have …

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Toschie, Audrey Horne – “Confessions To Youngblood” 05/02/13

Norway’s Audrey Horne have just released their new album Youngblood on Napalm Records. Lead singer Toschie took time to share words with PlanetMosh.com. Thanks for taking the time to conduct this interview with PlanetMosh.com.  For the uninitiated, can you delve deep and bring forth the history of Audrey Horne, from …

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Brains – Photo Gallery – Live @ The Pint, Dublin

Brains are one of the best kept secrets in the Irish Metal scene. Playing their own blackened Rock n Roll they recently got their groove at their Dublin show in The Pint. Check out the gallery from the show. Brains Official Facebook page click Here Have a Listen to Brains …

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Dropkick Murphys & Frank Turner photos – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland 12/01/13

A selection of photos taken at the recent Dropkick Murphys  concert at Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland. Support on the night was from Frank Turner.   To read Mark’s gig review click here   Click to visit the Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner official websites. %%wppa%% %%slide=544%%   Photos by Down …

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Audrey Horne – Youngblood

More often than not, side projects tend to be experimental, self-indulgent pieces of work that are salivated on by Über fans of the bands involved.  Thankfully, Audrey Horne (featuring current members of Enslaved and Sahg) is an entity that thrives on the complacency of the listener and challenges the side …

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Troubled Horse – Step Inside

When Sweden’s Troubled Horse released the “Bring My Horses Home” single back in 2010, this reviewer was not expecting to wait almost 2 years for a full length album. Then again, it did take 7 years to release the aforementioned seven inch.  “Step Inside” is proof that good things come …

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