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planetmosh interviews with rock & metal bands and artists

Puppet Kings – interview

The rock ‘n’ roll newcomers Puppet Kings deliver gigantic rock, soaked with adrenaline fuelled riffery and huge choruses. The band reveal their new EP, Very Cool & Groovy, through all platforms on Friday 1st September. Before then, we had a chat:   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? …

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Jotnar interview

It’s certainly been a hectic year so far for the melodic death metal band Jotnar. Already with a cracking album release in ‘Connected/Condemned’ , a tour slot with Sonic Syndicate under their belts, and some major festival slots on the horizon, things are certainly looking good. Despite the hectic schedule, …

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Dream Awake – Get Grilled

Melodic Metalcore crew DREAM AWAKE have just smashed Download. The Belfast outfit release their new EP ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, on Friday 18th August, the hotly-tipped quintet have also just premiered their new single ‘Mind’s Eye’ with New Noise Magazine and you can listen to it here – https://youtu.be/6ThG393ee-Y . …

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Saint Apache – interview

SAINT APACHE are ripping it up throughout the UK. The energetic heavy rock beasts release their new EP ‘Wolf Machine’ on 21st July, we asked the band to introduce themselves: Who is in the band and who plays what? Thom Meredith- Vocals, Leo- Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Luis T- Bass, Adam Oarton- …

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Malum Sky interview

Welsh prog-metallers MALUM SKY are on the rise. Citing Alice In Chains, Tool and Monuments as influences, the band have just premiered their explosive new video single ‘Eye Above’ – https://youtu.be/tFcEjrqDw3g . We had a sit down with the boys to find out more about them…..     What is …

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Cryptic Shift Interview- May 2017

Describing themselves as “spawned from Leeds” this group of talented lads are kicking up a storm in the underground scene and beyond. I first saw them live when we played with them at Funeral Fest in 2015 and they have gone from strength to strength since, supporting bands such as …

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Marc Hudson, Dragonforce interview

I spoke to Dragonforce singer Marc Hudson just before the band played an intimate show at the Black Heart in Camden to talk about the new album You’ve got a new album about to be released, “Reaching into infinity”.  How did you find the time to record it as you …

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Wilko Johnson interview

Wilko Johnson celebrates his 70th birthday this year as well as 30 years of the Wilko Johnson band.  I spoke to him about the show and about his diagnosis a few years ago with terminal inoperable cancer – and his subsequent recovery. Where did the name wilko come from? It’s …

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The Weight Of Atlas – interview

The Weight Of Atlas have just released their new video singe ‘The Art Of Letting Go’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WojwiAX8ydo , we had a talk with the band about their history and more….   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Aaron Corrigan – Vocals, Gavin Duncan – Vocals/Guitar, Lewis Brodie …

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Seven Sisters Interview – May 2017

Hailing from London, these talented ‘London leatherboy’ lads are cooking up a storm in the UK and beyond! They put on a fantastic hip swinging, beer soaked live show to brighten up your miserable lives. Their brand new self titled album Seven Sisters is available to buy, they are gigging …

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Dead Label talk new single, new video and playing Download!

It’s been quite the 2017 already for Irish trio Dead Label. In February they were announced for Download Festival and the following month they dropped a new single, Pure Chaos, with a quite sinister video that can be viewed at the bottom of this interview. At the end of April, I …

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Interviews: Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts, Panic Switch, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

Eight became eleven at the end of April when Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts and Panic Switch became the latest additions to the Metal 2 the Masses Bristol semi-finals. I was able to chat with all three bands afterwards and find out a little more about them… Voluntas This is your first time …

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Dan Patlansky interview, London, 18th April 2017

I spoke to South African Blues guitarist Dan Patlansky ahead of his UK and European tour. What’s the Blues scene like in South Africa? As you can imagine, I think Blues is a niche market anywhere in the world, so in South Africa it’s a micro-niche market.  It’s really small …

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Scout Killer – Get grilled

Scout Killers have been burrowing away for the past five years shaping and honing their hugely captivating sound. The industrious quintet are now set to reveal their best work to date in the form of their brand new EP, Deception, out 7th July. We had a sit down with the guys …

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Maplerun – Get grilled

Greek Metal crew MAPLERUN release their third album ‘PartyKrasher’ on 28th April. We had a talk with the interview about their background and here’s what happened:   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? NICK – VOCALS, GUITAR, NIKOS (THE MOOR) – BASS, VOCALS, ORESTIS – GUITAR, CHRIS …

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Caroline Westendorp, The Charm The Fury interview, 24th March 2017

I spoke to The Charm The Fury’s singer, Caroline Westendorp backstage just before their album launch show kicked off at Sugar Factory in Amsterdam. You recently signed to Nuclear Blast for the new album.  Why choose them? Because they offered us a deal.  Nuclear Blast is such a household name …

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Black Bullets – Interview

Punk n rollers BLACK BULLETS just can’t stop touring and releasing new records (look out for ‘Mockingbird’, which lands on 28th April). The UK hellraisers did manage to find the time to have a chat about their background:   What is the full band line-up, who plays what?   Billy …

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The Lotus – Interview

Eclectic alt-rockers, The Lotus, release their new single ‘Mars X’ on Friday 5th May. Before then, we had a chat with the guys:     What is the full band line-up, who plays what?   Rox Capriotti (vocals, bass, keyboards), Luca De Falco (guitars, vocals), Kristal Cross (keyboards, programming, backing …

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Liv Sin interview, March 2017

I spoke to Liv Jagrell, aka Liv Sin, former lead singer of Sister Sin about her forthcoming solo album. It’s been around a year and a half since Sister Sin came to an end. When the band split did you take time off to reflect or did you know you …

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Arjen Lucassen, Ayreon interview – March 2017

I recently sat down with Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen to talk about the new album due out soon, the live shows planned for September, and more. As all your albums have a strong story element, when you start to work on a new album, what comes first – is it …

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