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Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.

Duff McKagan – Tenderness

While on the Guns’n’Roses “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which lasted two and a half years and saw the band travel around the world, Duff mcKagan somehow found time to write an album. Apparently he was writing for a book he had planned, but the notes he made ended up …

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Bullet – Live

Swedish band bullet will release a live album in July. Called “Live” (simple and to the point), it’s a double album featuring 18 songs recorded at a show in Sweden. If you’re not familiar with Bullet, they’re a no-frills Swedish metal band. There’s no cleverly crafted image, just a bunch …

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OPETH reveal new album plans

Swedish masters of progressive heavy-rock OPETH have revealed today the title and tracklisting for their awaited 13th album, In Cauda Venenum, that’s due out later this year via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. Recorded last year at Stockholm’s Park Studios, In Cauda Venenum will be released in two versions, in both …

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Whitesnake – Flesh & blood

Whitesnake’s new album, “Flesh & blood” comes four years after the release of their previous album (The Purple album), but since that was a covers album, it’s actually been eight years since the last album of new material from the band. As you’d expect from Whitesnake there’s plenty of great …

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One month to go till Download 2019

In just one month, Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, is set to welcome approximately 100,000 music fans to the hallowed grounds of Donington for a jam-packed weekend of legendary bands, entertainment, comedy, WWE wrestling and mindfulness at the UK’s largest single site festival. The three-day extravaganza headlined by …

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Download festival preview

With Download festival just over 5 weeks away (it’s scary how fast it’s approaching), we thought we’d take a look at a few of the bands playing. As always we’ll all be waiting nervously for the stage times to start planning who to see on the various stages and hoping …

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The Kenny Wayne Shepherd band – The Traveler

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd band release their new album, “The Traveler” at the end of May. UK readers will probably query the spelling of the album title as we’d write “The traveller” but as is so often the case, in the US they have a different spelling, so it’s not …

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Nine Shrines – Retribution therapy

Formed in 2014, Nine shrines released their debut EP in 2017 and it’s fair to say it went down well with metal fans with single “King of mercy” getting over a million streams on spotify. Now two years on, they’re releasing their debut album – Retribution therapy. The album is …

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Stray Cats – 40

“40” is the new album from Stray Cats. It came as a surprise for many fans as after a 26 year gap since their last album I doubt many people expected the band to ever record a new album, even after they performed their first live shows for a decade …

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Paul Gilbert – Behold electric guitar

Although to many he’s best known as the guitarist in Mr Big, Paul Gilbert has actually released far more solo albums than Mr Big albums. Following a recent move to Portland, Oregon, he set out to make a new solo album working with some of the other musicians in the …

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Savoy Brown – City Night

Savoy Brown are a rare band – one that has been going constantly for over fifty years. Formed in 1965 as the Savoy Brown blues band, the lineup has changed many times over the last 54 years with singer/guitarist Kim Simmonds being the only remaining original member. Over the years …

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JOANovARC – JOANovARC

JOANovARC release their new album at the end of May. The self titled album is their fourth album and follows several EPs and debut album “Ride of your life” as well as “Live in the studio” and their covers album “Under the covers”. Formed in 2004 as a trio, the …

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Axel Rudi Pell – XXX anniversary Live

The title of this album is fairly self explanatory – it’s a live album to mark 30 years since German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell released his first solo album. In the last 30 years he’s released 17 studio albums, various compilations and four live albums (6 if you include DVDs). …

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George Benson – Walking to New Orleans

I have to admit I never expected to review an album by legendary guitarist George Benson. Why? That’s because he’s a jazz guitarist and that’s not a genre Planetmosh covers, but this isn’t a Jazz album – it’s actually more of a Rock and roll album. George Benson pays tribute …

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Erja Lyytinen – Another world

Finnish guitarist Erja Lyytinen is back with a new album – Another world. It comes two years after the release of her previous album, “Stolen hearts”. Known for her slide guitar playing, she also sings and is not just limited to slide-guitar, but is an all-round talented guitarist. I had …

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