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Ebonillumini – Esuarine & Worms of Sabnock – Grand Religious Finale EP Review

Released February 2012 by Diptera Records I am a huge fan of Ebonillumini, Worms of Sabnock and Meads of Asphodel, so being personally asked by Chalice to review this split EP by Ebonillumini an Worms of Sabnock is a real honour. The Ep consists of four Ebonillumini tracks and six Worms of …

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Beholder, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 9th March 2012

Beholder are currently touring around the UK with The Black Flag Tour. Instead of having a touring support act, Beholder have done things differently, all the supports act are local and different per gig. On tonight’s bill we had Diementia, Kahbela as Zombie Militia had to cancel at the last …

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Girlschool w/support from Ng26 – the Relentless Garage – 10.03.12

  Saturday night and it’s time to head off to the Garage in Islington for the final show of Girlschool’s Hit and Run revisited  tour and first up this evening are Nottingham’s Ng26. Having been in the venue earlier in the day talking to Ng26 I was looking forward to …

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Stuka Squadron w/support from Scar Divine & Hybris – the Unicorn, Camden – 09.03.12

Friday night in Camden with three fantastic bands on tonight’s bill at the Unicorn, first up we have the brilliant Hybris who are a relatively new thrash outfit consisting of James (vocals) Achilles and Federica (guitars) Liv (Bass) and Dimitris (Drums). You will recognise James as he is also the …

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Oaf – The Unicorn – 08.03.12

Another one of my special mention reviews as I had headed along to the Unicorn in Camden to catch fantastic Welsh metallers Triaxis and the equally brilliant Elimination on their End of Days tour however as we (Planetmosh) have already reviewed the first show of the tour (which you can …

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Boddickers, Retro Bar, Manchester

    Boddickers really bring a lively, friendly atmosphere, as their local fans gather round the stage area of Retro Bar. So they get off to a not so good start… first song drummer Jim Cattell snaps his drum stick and everything comes to a halt as he retrieves another.  Jim is …

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Elimination/Triaxis ‘End Of Days’ Tour 03/03/12 Gig Review.

Opening the nights proceedings at this North Wales triple header are local heroes Inferno (8/10) who see this nights set as a valuable warm up before there forthcoming slot at this years Hammerfest shindig in a couple of weeks time. If you’ve not come across this band before think Q.O.T.S.A. …

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Rammstein – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham – 2nd March 2012

Tonight’s show was the last night on the UK leg of the current Rammstein European tour.  I’d been hearing great reports from friends who’d been to earlier dates on the tour so was definitely looking forward to seeing them.  Getting to photograph them just made a gig I was looking …

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Evil Scarecrow -The Sanctuary, Burnley, 25/2/2012

  After about 12 months, the Nottingham based noisemongers Evil Scarecrow returned to The Sanctuary rock club in Burnley to show that the heavier side of metal has not got to be played with a frown but  to bring a hilarious sense of showmanship to their music but which  does …

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Origin, Psycroptic, Leng Tch’e, Dictated 20/02/2012

As I turned up at White Rabbit, Plymouth I noticed there was a quiet turn out for the gig this evening, with bands such as Origin and Psycroptic playing I expected a larger crowd, forgetting it was a Monday (school) night, however even with the turn out, I knew it …

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Merciless Terror, Nerrus Kor, Cemtex and Iniquitous Savagery live at Pivo Pivo, Glasgow, 25th February

It’s the 25th of February and I am in the Pivo Pivo in Glasgow having a beer while sound checks take place. This is my first live review but this situation isn’t a new one for me. I am a bit anxious about reviewing my partner’s band as it may …

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Stormborn – Purple Turtle – 17.01.2012

  Logic would dictate that for my first gig review I’d go for a band more well-known on the gig circuit, a band that’s been on the scene for years with a large and loyal fan base. But I thought I’d do something different today and bring to your attention …

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The Midlands Goth Festival – 18/2/12

  We braved torrential rain to find the Birmingham Ballroom for the first ever Midlands Goth Festival. Not knowing quite what to expect, we had a wander around the Dark Market taking in the exquisite sights and sounds of the many stalls that were set up.   Planning to interview some …

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Sorcerer’s Spell – Islington O2 Academy -18/02/12

Before I go on some of you looking at the date and the venue for this gig will be thinking “Hold on didn’t Alestorm play there that night” and you would not be wrong however the Planetmosh team have already reviewed an Alestorm show from just a few nights previous …

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Ted Maul, Voices, Dam & Daor – The Intrepid Fox, 18/2/12

‘Come and witness the end of the universe with a brutalistic night of true devil worship with London towns most negative extreme metal acts’ says the flyer.  Not bad considering the door fee was only a fiver, and as it was also held at The Intrepid Fox I thought I …

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Southampton 29/01/2012

Live Review: As the bands reached Southampton it was the nineteenth date into their mammoth UK tour. The Cellar, an absolutely rammed tiny venue for such epic bands, with no more than literally a hundred people filling up the venue and more still queuing to get in I thought to …

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Night By Night w/support from Six Hour Sundown – Boston Music Rooms – 10.02.12

A freezing cold Friday evening in London and I am tonight at the Boston music Rooms for Night By Night’s single release party however before that we have the pleasure of Six Hour Sundown’s a set from Six Hour Sundown. In case you have not heard of Six Hour Sundown …

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Black Iris/Rampage Venue Preston 10th Feb 2012

Black Iris are a melodic-metal four piece band from Guildford, UK. Well known for their intense live performance they perform destructively-beautiful music laced with rhythmic breakdowns. Black Iris are exponentially increasing both their song writing skills and fan base. Inspired by the likes of Killswitch Engage and 36 CrazyFists, Black …

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Biohazard, King Tut’s, Glasgow 1/2/12

Biohazard playing the legendary King Tut’s in Glasgow is a perfect way to kick start a chilly February. On the bill were Dripback, Lionheart and Heights; however I only managed to see Dripback, hear the first song by Lionheart and last 2 songs by the Heights due to interviews, along …

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Voodoo Dogg – Ma Nelsons, Belfast – 14/01/2012

It can be a gamble to promote gigs post-Christmas, when everyone’s strapped for cash and awaiting that first pay packet of the year. However the promoter of this gig (Chris Shaw) did his homework and put together such a strong line-up for this early (6pm-9pm) show that he pretty much …

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