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The Dead Daisies – Winterland tour O2 Sheffield support Oliver/Dawson Saxon 14 November 2018

Keeping up with The Dead Daisies, Planetmosh went to Sheffield’s city of steel to check out the Winterland tour. If you were lucky enough to be one of the first 50 people in the queue at 7 pm, you were given an opportunity to meet the band for an intimate …

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Devilskin – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 7th November 2018

The night kicked off with The Hallows. They’re a local Milton Keynes three-piece alt-pop band, so nowhere near as heavy as Devilskin, but despite that the audience gave them a good reception. It’s slightly odd not having a guitarist there – they just had a drummer, bassist and keyboard player/singer. …

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MC50 ‘Kick out the Jams’ 50th Anniversary tour with Michael Monroe supporting 11 November Albert Hall Manchester

Celebrating 50 years of MC5, co-founding member Wayne Kramer’s aptly named MC50 Kick out the jams tour  comes to The Albert Hall, Manchester this evening.  Selected to front the band is Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla) who stands alongside other big named artists, Brendan Canty (Fugazi) drums, Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) guitar and  …

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Powerwolf & Amaranthe – Koko, London – 12th November 2018

First up tonight was German band Kissin’ Dynamite. Despite forming 10 years ago this is actually their first ever UK show. They arent particularly well known in the UK yet but based on tonight’s performance I think they will soon be a lot better known especially as they’ll be back …

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Doro – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg – 17th November 2018

Fresh from her UK dates supporting Saxon, Doro is doing a handful of headline shows in Germany. As the Hamburg show was on a saturday night and didnt need any time off work to get there, I headed over to see her perform there. The show kicked off early – …

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Skindred – Live At Buckley Tivoli 15/11/18

When a band like Skindred come to town, and when I say ‘town’, I mean literally a five minute drive from my house, it’s an opportunity that would be criminal to miss. I had been looking forward to this one for a long time and had the pleasure of chatting …

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I Saw The World Burn – Buckley Tivoli – 15/11/18

Once in a while a band comes along that just picks you up by the scruff of your neck and carries you away with them on their journey. ‘I Saw The World Burn’ did just that on Thursday night at Buckley’s historic ‘Tivoli’ venue. My primary objectives that night was to …

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Within temptation – Brixton academy, London – 13th November 2018

First up was a support act that was simply the wrong band for the bill – the infinitely forgettable Ego kill talent. They’re one of those generic sounding bands where you can’t remember anything they played once they go off stage, but more importantly they’re just not the right band …

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Nightwish – Accor hotels arena, Paris – 10th November 2018

Tonight’s gig was Nightwish with support from Beast in Black, at the Accor hotels arena in Paris – just next door to Bercy station. The first thing I noticed is that the French fans were very keen – they were queuing outside in the rain long before the doors opened, …

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Pearl Jam UK – Buckley Tivoli – 10/11/18

I’ve never been one for tribute bands. They’ve never interested me. I used to detest even playing a cover song in one of the many bands I’ve been in over the years. It’s not for me. But I go through waves. I’ll get a crush on a band for a …

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Bad Touch – Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent – 8th November 2018

Another fantastic night at Eleven in Stoke as Bad Touch played their finest set I’ve seen from them over the last five years, supported by Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Daxx & Roxane making it the best gig I’ve attended so far in 2018. Touring on the back …

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Saxon – Roundhouse, London – 19th October 2018

After waiting for almost 2 years for them to be back, finally the heavy metal idols Saxon have made it back to their mother country. Celebrating their 40-year anniversary made their show a “not allowed to be missed”, promising two hours of hot flaming action in a marvelous venue, joined …

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Glenn Hughes – Electric Ballroom, London – 15th October 2018

Tonight’s gig was relocated from Koko due to the venue closing for urgent structural repairs, and this meant the venue was rather crowded – and hotter than hell with at least one fan collapsing in the heat. First up tonight was Laurence Jones. Wearing a suit he looked far too …

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Gig review Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts at The Brudenell Social Club Leeds

Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – Games Room Weds 10th October 2018. Yew-haw! Rolling, into the small town of Burley, Leeds on their great white steel horse of a tour bus;  American rock n rollers Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts have brought along …

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Ross The Boss Band – Eleven, Stoke

Jeez. Where do you start to capture in words just how momentous this Ross The Boss Band gig was at Eleven last night? It was to be the last leg of the UK tour before heading off to Spain today and a totally over the top set contained a few …

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Diamond Head – Eleven, Stoke

This gig proved that diamonds really are forever as veteran NWOBHM band Diamond Head delivered a gem of a set to a packed out Eleven in Stoke including super-fan Mike Lace from Macclesfield which made it his 260th gig by them! This was one of the biggest and loudest crowds …

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ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE OUT NOVEMBER 9TH VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM  VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE OUT NOVEMBER 9TH VIA FEARLESS RECORDS AND DECEMBER UK TOUR WITH SEVENDUST WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘FUCK LOVE’ HERE Clinging to airtight songcraft, knifepoint precise metallic instrumentation and stadium-size hard rock hooks, ALL THAT REMAINS are cutting right to …

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Cauldron and Primitai -The Black Heart, London – 20th September 2018

Thursday night in the heart of Camden and the masses are descending to the Black Heart to see a long promised heavy metal concert and bang their heads with an early start for the weekend. The heavy metal ritual would commence at 8, with UK based Primitai on stage, promising …

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Europe – Institute, Birmingham – 19th September 2018

Tonight’s opening act is Scottish blues rock band King King. They’re a great choice given the bluesy nature of recent Europe albums, and the fact that King King are a great live band. That fact was evident from the fact that the hardcore Europe fans who had been queuing outside …

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