Steve D

Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh

What are your favourite Thrash Metal albums of all time? – Vote now

It’s PlanetMosh Poll time again. We have complied an extensive list of Thrash Metal albums; Old bands with old albums, old bands with new albums, new bands with new albums and yes we have left some out. We’ve even included some surprises in there. It’ll be hard to please everyone …

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Architects and 7 more acts added to Tuska 2015 line up

With the onset of spring and the prospect of a glorious Summer. Finland is readying itself for this year’s  Summer festivals. Suomi’s number one metal event Tuska Open Air Festival, has announced more amazing acts to next its already lavish line up. UK metalcore heroes Architects have been confirmed for …

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Win a pair of tickets to see Mastodon in Dublin with PlanetMosh and MCD

MASTODON return to Ireland for two shows at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on June 26th, 2015. Planetmosh is proud to have once again teamed up with MCD Productions to offer a pair of tickets to the show.     Tickets go on sale on Wednesday February 25th at 9am via www.ticketmaster.ie , Sound Cellar, …

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Sabaton Confirmed to headline Tuska Open Air 2015 and Day Splits announced

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Swedish metal crusaders Sabaton have been confirmed as on of the headliners for this year’s instalment of the Tuska Open Air Festival. The day splits have also been announced and are as follows Friday 26.6.2015 SABATON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, KROKODIL, BLUES PILLS, GHOST BRIGADE, ENFORCER, FORESEEN, DEATH TOLL 80K, …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 3 – 13/02/2015 & Interviews

Friday night’s Metal 2 The Masses Ireland heat was always going to be the curveball in this year’s showcase. It was a real mixed bag of genres that came together in Fibber Magees and what followed was an interesting selection of performances. The Dark Lanes opened the evening. Kevin’s enthusiasm for …

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Forever Still – Scars

Hailing from Denmark, Forever Still is a 4 piece band fronted by the super talented Maja Schønning. To date they have released two EP’s, the second of which, ‘Scars’ was unleashed towards the end of 2014. The EP’s are set to combine with two further releases and be released as …

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What is the best Nightwish studio album?

With the impending arrival of the brand new NIGHTWISH album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. PlanetMosh is asking our readers to select their favourite studio album from the back catalogue of the symphonic Finns. Endless Forms Most Beautiful is released on March 27th via Nuclear Blast records. Pre-Order the album here …

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Blind Guardian – Beyond The Red Mirror

Blind Guardian is a special band; a band that has laughed in the face of convention since day one and have created some of the seminal classics of the power metal genre. With a legacy as powerful how will new release Beyond The Red Mirror fare in the land of …

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Exodus, Loudness and 6 more added to Tuska Open Air 2015

Tuska Open Air have just announced 8 new bands including Exodus, Loudness and Krokodil for their line up for 2015. Tuska Open Air takes place 26th – 28th June in Helsinki, Finland. EXODUS, a cornerstone of Bay Area thrash metal, arrives to Tuska with the acclaimed ”Blood In, Blood Out” -album …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 2 – 24/01/2015 & Interviews

Metal 2 the Masses Ireland had its second heat on Saturday night and it turned out to be another belter of a showcase for Irish Metal. Six bands went head to head on a night that was filled with excitement, aggression, technicality, camaraderie (yes, camaraderie) and damn good fun. Black …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat One – 10/01/2015

The first heat of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland kicked off on Saturday the tenth with 6 kick ass bands hell bent on destruction, ripping the stage apart. On the night Within Without secured the crowd vote with a high octane performance that was one of the highlights of the …

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Jorn Lande & Trond Holter – Dracula: Swing Of Death

When I heard there was a new album from Jorn Lande up for review, I jumped at the chance. Then I read the press release that accompanied. Alarm bells sounded in my head as the words “Rock Opera Concept Album” leapt from the page. Has Jorn taken a risk too …

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Win Tickets to HALESTORM in Dublin with PlanetMosh & MCD

HALESTORM will play their debut Irish show at The Academy, Dublin on February 27th, 2015 Planetmosh is proud to have once again teamed up with MCD Productions to offer a pair of tickets to the show. If you are undecided on whether to go see Halestorm live, check out this …

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Festivals 2015, Rock and Metal Festivals Poll?

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With the New Year of Twenty Fifteen on our doorsteps, days are lengthening, nights are growing shorter and festival organisers are trickle feeding the metallian populus with lineup appetisers. It is now time for heavy metallers and rock fans from all over the world to begin the annual hatching of …

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PlanetMosh Album of the year 2014

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Twenty-Fourteen was another amazing year in the world of hard rock and  metal. With so many crunching releases to sift through, the staff here at PlanetMosh submitted their favourite albums of the year.   Almost 200 albums were added to the final spreadsheet and PlanetMosh is proud to announce:   …

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TUSKA 2015 confirms Alice Cooper and 11 other acts

Eleven new bands and a theatre play have just been confirmed for TUSKA 2015 line-up. Pioneer of theatrical rock and one of the heavy metal ancestors ALICE COOPER brings his shock rock circus to Tuska main stage. OPETH is set to show off how to master progressive metal on a wide …

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PlanetMosh Readers Album of the Year 2014 – poll

PlanetMosh have compiled a poll for the best albums released in 2014 and now we are asking YOU, our readers, to pick your three favourite albums from 2014. The Poll will remain open until Saturday December 27th at 18.00. Will you agree with our Staff ?  The PlanetMosh Album Of …

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Win a pair of tickets to see Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz in Dublin

PlanetMosh in association with MCD Productions is offering our readers the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for the upcoming Down ‘n’ Outz (featuring Joe Elliott) show in Dublin’s brand new Academy venue on December 18th. Down N Outz Tour Dates Dec 11 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom Dec 12 …

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In Flames join Amorphis, Lamb Of God, and Stratovarius for TUSKA 2015

Gothenburg based IN FLAMES is confirmed to play at Tuska. In 2015 Tuska-festival will be held from 26th to 28th of June at Suvilahti, Helsinki. In Flames is one of the forefathers of death metal and Gothenburg based metal scene. Numerous world tours and 11 studioalbums under their belt the …

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Entombed A.D. – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin – 13/11/2014

It’s a filthy evening in Dublin after the remnants of Satan’s Squall had blown through the streets during the day. It’s been a few years since Entombed AD played and tonight is a beast of a line up that is guaranteed to slay. First up are our very own Killface …

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