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Rabid Bitch Of The North – Stiff Kitten, Belfast – 1 March 2014

Rabid Bitch Of The North

When is a launch not a launch?  When you don’t actually have anything to launch… which is exactly what proved to be the case for Rabid Bitch Of The North, when copies of their long-awaited new cassette EP, ‘Defending Two Castles’, failed to make it north of the border from …

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Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions – The Star and Garter, Manchester, 23rd February 2014

@louelladeville_ @PlanetMosh review of Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions @Star_GarterManc, Sunday 23rd February 2014. Following the release of their self titled EP on 1st February ‘Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions’ ended the ‘Spunk All Over the Place’ tour at The Star and Garter, Manchester on 23rd February. Sunday, the day …

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By Conquest Or Consent + Defyed + Spittin’ Teeth – Limelight 2, Belfast – 22 February 2014

Billed as a special showcase gig, highlighting the best in established and up-and-coming Northern Irish hardcore talent, this triple bill certainly lived up to its advance promotion. Openers Spittin’ Teeth are one of the few bands in the genre, at least in this part of the world, to employ a …

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Aesthetic Perfection & Faderhead – The Classic Grand, Glasgow – 16/02/14

.@daniel_graves @faderhead and @Terrolokaust show in Glasgow review by @AnybodyBC for @PlanetMosh Aesthetic Perfection and Faderhead made another great electro evening for Glaswegians on 16th of February and they brought Spanish team Terrolokaust with them to make it even more groovy. Everything started at 7:30 pm when Terrolokaust took to …

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For Ruin, Overoth, Rex Shachath – Fibber Magees, Dublin, 15/02/14

Fibbers was under assault on Saturday night. Carnage Metal Club saw bands from the North and South convene for an aural attack on Dublin. Rex Shachath, Overoth and For Ruin were here to tell the Dublin boys to go home to their mammies –  I joke. Rex Shachath was the …

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Monster Magnet / Church Of Misery – Wolves Wulfrun Hall, 14/02/2014

@PlanetMosh reviews .@MonsterMagnetNJ show in Wolverhampton One of a brace of UK gigs (the other being at The Koko in London), Monster Magnet made it their mission to lay waste to the packed out Wulfrun Hall which they did with ease. Lead by the charismatic riff lord Dave Wyndorf  when …

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Hell City & Mental Circus – Rock Zombie, Dudley – 14th February 2014

The night started with three spectacularly badly chosen opening acts which were incompatible musically and of varying levels of ability and seemed to only manage to bring one fan between the three of them. Finally, several hours after the doors opened the first of two Belgian bands took to the …

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Dream Theater – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – 15th February 2014

Tonight was the final night of the UK leg of Dream Theater’s European tour, at an almost sold out Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.  The gig was an all-seated one with no support act, and Dream Theater doing two sets. The night started with projections onto a curtain in front of …

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Blackwolf – O2 Islington Academy 2, London – 5 February 2014

@planetmosh reviews .@ukblackwolf at .@O2Islington Everything was against me for this gig. The weather drenched and blew me to Swindon and back via work; tube strikes meant I had to navigate my way by bicycle and my phone to O2 Academy Islington from Paddington station, in order to catch Blackwolf …

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Tarja & Elyose – Rock City, Nottingham – 12th February 2014

Tonight’s gig was Tarja’s first UK show outside London since leaving Nightwish.  As a result I was curious to see how big a crowd would attend, and when support band Elyose took to the stage at 7pm the venue wasn’t busy – they certainly suffered from the early start, but …

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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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The Quireboys Acoustic – Sheffield Corporation, 8th February 2014

I first saw The Quireboys at Manchester International II in the early nineties. I’ve seen them a couple of times since then, make that around twenty times! Manchester International II has now been demolished and a block of flats stand in it’s place. Since my first gig The Quireboys have …

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Trucker Diablo + NASA Assassin – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – 8 February 2014

Trucker Diablo

Farewells are always emotional affairs, and none more than when it is akin to bidding goodbye to a close family member… and there was a tangible sense of emotion in the air as the Norn Irish rock family gathered to bid farewell to one of their most beloved brothers – …

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Sepultura – The Academy, Dublin 04/02/14

After battling through weather of biblical proportions, narrowly avoiding drowning on O’Connell street and almost losing an eye at the spokes of an umbrella, it was all made worth it when I finally made it to the Academy to discover I was here for a gig that was sold out. …

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Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Battlecross & Miss May I – Birmingham Academy – 6th February 2014

First up tonight were Detroit band Battlecross, here on their first trip to the UK.  Despite going on stage soon after the doors opened they still had a good sized crowd to play to – fans had been queuing outside the venue for a couple of hours before doors opened.  …

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Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 05/02/2014

@LessThanJake and @ReelBigFish show in Glasgow reviewed by @AnybodyBC for @PlanetMosh Wednesday evening in O2 ABC began loudly with Zebrahead on the stage while there was still a considerable queue outside the venue. As I rushed inside guys on the stage were already engaging the audience and introducing their friends …

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Powerized, The Devil’s 3rd, Mistral & Hammered – Hakketak Metal, Holland – 25/01/2014

Imagine a small village, one church, one baker, some local fast food company’s and some bars. And in one of these bars a party is brewing. It is quite clear you wouldn’t expect that in a few minutes some furious bands would be about to blast metal up our asses. …

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Winterfest – Warehouse 23, Wakefield, 1st February 2014

@LouellaDeville_ @PlanetMosh reviews Winterfest, @warehouse23wfkd with @Bonafiderocks, @TheTexasFlood @ajendamusic @Hamerex @MassiveWagons and @BillSacrilege co-hosted by @tbfmonline Winterfest 2014 was brought to us by Warehouse 23 and TFFM Online with the show being aired live. Originally featuring – Sacrilege, Massive Wagons, Hamerex, AJENDA, I AM I and headliners Bonafide. At the eleventh hour I AM …

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The Treatment- Cage The Gods and Sinners Highway at Rock City

The Treatment at Rock City, Nottingham 4th February 2014

@planetmosh @TheTreatmentUK @CageTheGods @Sinners_Highway Opening up the nights proceedings is Unsigned, Nottingham based band Sinners Highway there’s a respectful turn out tonight despite the Basement at Rock City being colder than a penguin’s nutsack. The five piece all male Heavy /Alternative/Metal rock band explode with anthems from their four track …

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