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Napalm Death, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 11/12/11

On a very windy Sunday night I headed through to Glasgow to interview Barney and review the Napalm Death gig at Ivory Blacks. Last time I seen Napalm Death was at Hammerfest 2 back in 2010 when they tore up the main stage so I was looking forward to tonight’s …

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MERRY METAL CHRISTMAS (THE KINGS FEAST), MANSFIELD, 17/12/11.

First things first , thankyou Mick Staley  of MGTV for inviting Planetmosh. Despite a couple of last minute changes to the line up, and worst of all, the eleventh hour cancellation of the Hog Roast which resulted in my having to console myself with packets of Mr Porky’s scratchings, I …

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Arch Enemy, Chthonic & Warbringer – Shepherds Bush Empire, 6th December 2011

The night opened with some Taiwanese black metal courtesy of Chthonic.  Chthonic supported Arch Enemy last year when they played London, so they’ve got plety of fans in the crowd tonight.  Tonight the band arent wearing their face paint, and I have to say, Bassist Doris looks better without the …

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Agincourt, Hard Rock Hell festival, Prestatyn, 3/12/2011

Midlands based band Agincourt had their work cut out on the nwobhm stage,having to follow 2 awesome sets from Stampede and Bronz but they rose to the challenge by giving us 8 tracks from their excellent debut album ‘Angels Of Mons‘. Even a few technical difficulties arising from Paul Anderson’s …

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Stampede, Hard Rock Hell festival, Prestatyn, 3/12/2011

Well,here we are again,Hard Rock Hell V,the annual  festival that goes from strength to strength and part of the weekend’s festivities was a stage devoted to nwobhm on Saturday afternoon from 12pm-17.30pm.The proceedings were opened in style by a 40min classic hard rock set from Stampede who have just finished …

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Saturday (Festival)

The Seagulls of doom wake us with their food dance for the final day of this three day rock marathon. Our day starts meeting up and interviewing the recently reformed nwobhm heros Bronz, the Dark Priest Michael McKeegan and Neil Jones from the Irish band Therapy? (Click HERE) and young …

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Friday (Festival)

Recovering from Thursday nights party we catch a bit of the hugely popular acoustic sets which were very well received by the hoards of recovering rockers and metalheads before meeting up to interview the guys from Airrace, Bonafide, The Treatment and the Gentlemen of Distorted Sounds. Opening up main stage …

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Hard Rock Hell V – Village of the Damned – Thursday (Festival)

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the UK’s fastest growing rock festival. Thousands of people travelled from across the UK and Europe to stalag Prestatyn in order to watch some of the finest examples of rock and metal the world has seen. Last years ice age endurance test was quickly …

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Reckless Love Review, Academy 3, Manchester 28th November 2011.

  Reviewed by Lara Kisel and pictures courtesy of John McGibbon Photography. I have always said I was born in the wrong era. I should of the lived the eighties and by Jesus! I lived the eighties tonight.  Reckless Love had a great turnout, however it wasn’t crowded but the …

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Wednesday 13 and Michael Monroe, The Garage, Glasgow 27/11/11

I was looking forward to tonight a Triple G gig at The Garage, in Glasgow. Three great bands on the bill and the queue outside The Garage was large when I arrived around 6pm to interview Michael Monroe, so it was looking like it was going to be a packed …

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Deep Purple, SECC, Glasgow 26th November 2011

Review by Cat Prescott and pictures courtesy of Fishbones Photography for Planetmosh. Not being a long standing, die hard Deep Purple fan I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at tonight’s concert at the SECC on a wild, windy and wet night, so it was with interest that I took …

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Nightlord w/support from Hystyerica, Stuka Squadron and Designs of Chaos – Underworld – 19/11/11

First act of the evening were London’s own Designs of Chaos a five piece setup that deliver head splitting vocals with demonic beats finished off with some brilliantly catchy riffage. Listing their influences as Lamb of God, Metallica, Opeth and Black Sabbath you can kind of imagine what I mean by the …

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AC/DC UK, LIVE AT THE CAVERN CLUB LIVERPOOL 18/11/11 (GIG)

There can be few more iconic venues in the UK than Liverpool’s Cavern Club, steeped in musical history that is rivalled by even fewer, even if it is musical history that has been pulled down brick by brick, moved and reassembled in its present location. Descending the stairs into the …

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Voodoo Six Review. Moho live Manchester 20th November 2011.

  Right before I go on about how amazing Voodoo Six were tonight, I have to say Fantasist [7/10], Nightvision and Exit State were definitely top of the league. Having seen Nightvision and Exit State for the first time they completely blew me away. Nightvision [8/10] vocalist Dave Mckee had …

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Gaia Epicus, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 15/11/11

Tonight gig was a 5 band bill at Ivory Blacks with local band Dana O’Hara kicking off the night with a tight, powerful set unfortunately by the time we arrived we only caught their last 2 songs.  Their distinctive blend of melodic death/power metal starts the night off in fine …

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Straight Line Stitch – Bournemouth – 18/11/11

When you think of Knoxville, Tennessee , you don’t really picture a five-member band fronted by a female who’s screams can give any guy on the music scene a run for his money. But, Straight Line Stitch is just that. Somehow, vocalist Alexis Brown can dance on the fine line …

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Die So Fluid, The Classic Grand 9/11/11

On Wednesday night, The Classic Grand in Glasgow played host to Die So Fluid for the last show on their 4 day 2011 UK tour. This was a highly anticipated gig for local fans which was made that extra little bit special for the Glasgow crowd as throughout the tour …

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Deicide – Whiplash! at The Liverpool Masque 27/06/2011

Welcome to Whiplash Promotions presenting Deicide Opening up tonight’s proceedings are The Amenta. The Australian black metalers start the night off in a blinding fashion, with opening track Vo1d paving the way with a killer opening to tonight’s proceedings with frontman Cain Cressall on top form. Intense, ferocious and brutal …

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Peter Frampton/Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Friday 11th November 2011

Peter Frampton played Manchester last night to a packed house, he moved up from the Academy he played in march earlier this year, to the Bridgewater hall. So why return so soon ? Well its all to do with something called “Frampton comes alive”. Frampton’s milestone double live album, which …

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Alice Cooper Clyde Auditorium 31-10-11

Alice Cooper on Halloween can it get any better? If you’re going to see him it may as well be on the single night of the year that feels as if it’s purpose built just so that Alice can come out and play with all his toys. So on a …

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