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Steve D

Dublin based editor, photographer and reviewer for PlanetMosh

The Answer to headline PhilFest 2014

Exclusively announced last night at the BOA M2TM (Ireland)  quarter finals was the addition of The Answer as one of the headline acts for this years PhilFest. Due to take place in Drumcoura City, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, on June 27th-29th, PhilFest is Ireland’s best alternative  independent music festival with a …

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Reverence Festival (Portugal) announces bands incl. Hawkwind and Electric Wizard

On the 12th and 13th September, Reverence Festival celebrates the best in psych, stoner, shoegaze, doom, prog, garage and beyond, with some sixty bands playing over two days on four stages, including the hugely influential spacerock titans Hawkwind – performing in Portugal for the very first time. The resurgence of …

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Portrait to release new album Crossroads on April 25th

Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT announce the release of their new album ‘Crossroads‘ for April, 25th. The band is finally prepared to unveil the album title, art, and release the first single from the record. “In Time” is streaming now on www.metalblade.com/portrait, where fans can also pre-order copies of ‘Crossroads’ on …

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Winnebago Deal return with ‘Bail Out’ EP

Over the years no band has stood up and flown the flag for rock and roll quite like Winnebago Deal. Mixing up hard rock sensibility with high-energy punk rock they cast a suspicious and cynical eye over anybody stupid enough not to appreciate this simple yet solid aesthetic. Surviving a …

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Blackberry Smoke – The Whippoorwill

@PlanetMosh reviews The Whippoorwill by .@BlackberrySmoke out Feb 17th on @EaracheRecords Ambling in from Atlanta Georgia, comes ‘The Whippoorwill’ from southern country-rockers, Blackberry Smoke. Released in the US back in 2012 to much acclaim, their third album is finally receiving an official European release from the powerhouse that is Earache …

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Limp Bizkit – Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 11/02/14 Kerrang! Tour

@PlanetMosh reviews @limpbizkit @CrossfaithJapan @Nekrogoblikon @BABY_GODZILLA Dublin show @OlympiaTheatre As the first snow of a delayed winter arrived in Dublin, so too did this year’s Kerrang! Tour. For 2014, the package consisted of a very mixed bag of musical tricks with acts from polar opposites of the sonic spectrum taking …

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Death DTA – The Academy, Dublin – 27/11/2013 Photos

@PlanetMosh gallery of .@DeathOffical in Dublin last year. Back in November, Death DTA came to Dublin to celebrate the legacy of the music of Chuck Schuldiner. What went down was one of the better metal shows the city has ever witnessed as younger fans were given the opportunity to hear …

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Sepultura – Academy Dublin 04/02/2014 – Photo Gallery

Sepultura returned to Dublin on a miserable Tuesday night. As the rain and wind battered the streets, Derrick, Andreas, Paulo Jr. and Eloy pummeled a sold out Academy into submission. The set was warmly received by the Irish Sepulnation and songs from new album ‘The Mediator Between Head and Hands …

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Lord Volture confirmed for Zeeltje Festival 2014

Dutch power metallers LORD VOLTURE to be confirmed for Netherlands Zeeltje Festival 2014, which takes place August 15th – 16th in Deest. Other bands confirmed include: HEIDEVOLK, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, NEW ADVENTURES, YEEEHAA, more to be announced soon. LORD VOLTURE are: David Marcelis – Vocals, Paul Marcelis – Guitars, Leon …

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Out of the Ashes Festival announced for UK

OUT OF THE ASHES is a three day rock and metal event that features around a hundred bands playing across three stages. The venue for the festival is the Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club, Ellesmere Port and will be held on the 11th-13thJuly 2014. The festival is an opportunity …

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Graspop 2014 adds Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and 18 more acts

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 has just announced 22 new names for this year’s massive event. Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice in Chains, Mastodon and Meshuggah and many more have bolstered an already solid bill that features Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Sabaton and Soundgarden. The new bands added are …

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Resistance for Warriors Of Metal VII Fest in Pataskala, USA

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed the addition of West Coast heavy metallers RESISTANCE to the Warriors of Metal VII Fest. Only the third California-based act in the fest’s year history, the Lion Music Recording artists will be supporting the release of their fourth studio album, tentatively …

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Exodus added to impressive Rock On The Range Festival line up

America’s premier rock festival, ROCK ON THE RANGE, will bring the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 16, 17 & 18. To guarantee that festival-goers will experience true, blistering heavy metal during this monumental weekend, …

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Grand Magus – Triumph And Power

Thundering in from Sweden comes album number seven from Grand Magus, the band that personifies the embodiment of true heavy metal spirit. Formed in 1996, JB Christoffersson and Fox Skinner embarked on an epic journey of evolving heaviness. They welcomed Ludwig Witt to the group on ‘The Hunt’ and now …

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Roadburn 2014 announces AFTERBURNER

Roadburn 2014 Afterburner: The Ultimate Festival-Within-A-Festival! Each year, the Roadburn Afterburner always deserves a special mention. Although technically part of the festival, it really has a vibe all of its own. Naturally, the chosen bands form a line-up you won’t find anywhere else. Many will agree that the best thing …

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PlanetMosh Album of the Year 2013

PlanetMosh Album of the Year 2013

Twenty-Thirteen was another amazing year in the world of hard rock / metal. With so many crunching releases to sift through,the staff here in PlanetMosh Towers sent in their submissions for their favourite albums of the year. All the numbers were crunched in the PlanetMosh super-computer and we are proud …

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Alice in Chains, Ghost, Walking Papers – O2 Academy, Birmingham – 13/11/2013

On an evening where darkness has well and truly taken over the late afternoons in the Black Country, the queue of black garbed rockers has been gathering outside Birmingham’s O2 Academy for one of, if not THE finest tour packages of 2013. Opening proceedings are Walking Papers. A band formed …

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