Interviews

planetmosh interviews with rock & metal bands and artists

Acid Reign Interview at Bloodstock Open Air 2016

The lovely Howard and Marc from Acid Reign took some time to come and chat in the comfy Media Tent on Sunday at Bloodstock Open Air.   We cover their set at the festival which set the record for the biggest attendance and number of crowd surfers ever in the …

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Mark Jansen and Simone Simons, Epica interview – July 2016

I spoke to Simone Simons and Mark Jansen from Epica to discuss their new album due out in September, and also their festival, Epic Metalfest as well as touring and more. You’ve got a new album coming out at the end of September – The Holographic Principle. Cam you tell …

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Sari Schorr – Interview with PlanetMosh, August 2016

There’s an old adage: Reap What You Sow and if putting in the hours, being unafraid to take risks and sticking your neck out to get noticed is what it takes to get to where you want to be, then blues rock sensation Sari Schorr is in line to harvest …

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Ignite The Sky – A quick chat with Adam Elston-Lane, Luke Williams and Richard Kinrade

PlanetMosh: Hi Ignite the Sky, can you introduce yourselves and the band, what do you all play? Adam: I’m Adam, I play lead guitar. Luke: I’m Luke, I play the other guitar. Rich: Rich, I do the shouty shout and angelic vocals! Adam: We also have Dan Cross on vocal …

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Hey! Hello! – Steelhouse Festival – 24 July 2016

PlanetMosh caught up with The Rev and Toshi backstage at this past weekend’s Steelhouse festival to get all the latest buzzness (sic) from the Hey! Hello! camp, including the inside scoop on the re-recording of their ‘Hey! Hello! Too!’ album, following the spectacular walkout of their then lead vocalist on …

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Toseland – Steelhouse Festival – 24 July 2016

PlanetMosh caught up motorcycling champion-turned-rock singer James Toseland following his performance at this past weekend’s Steelhouse Festival to chat about the latest events in his musical career – including his playing a certain PM interviewer’s recent 50th birthday party (which, of course, he strategically tried to gloss over…):

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Vega (Nick Workman) – Steelhouse Festival – 23 July 2016

PlanetMosh caught up with Vega frontman Nick Workman following the band’s performance at this past weekend’s Steelhouse festival to talk about music and various other assorted things… Ah, just click the ‘Play’ arrow thingy to find out for yourselves…

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Eric Peterson, Testament – Monster interview at Tuska Festival

The lovely Eric from Testament took some time to sit and have an informal chat with myself and Steve at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2016. We obviously talked Testament, recording the new album, touring, festivals and his side project Dragonlord but we all went off on tangents at various …

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Sinocence – 15 Years Of Banging Heads

Things have changed a lot on the Northern Ireland heavy metal scene over the last 15 years or so.  At the tail end of the 1990s, the musical landscape was a lot different than it is today.  Local metallians often had to wait for the occasional big name touring band …

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Bad Touch interview

Ask someone to think of Norwich and most people will picture canal boat holidays, a distinct lack of hills and football teams in canary yellow shirts. Oh, and mustard. Few though will think exemplary Rock Blues music, despite some pretty notable names hailing from the idyllic county of Norfolk.  Roger …

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The Dead Daisies – Marco Mendoza – PlanetMosh Exclusive

Hard rock super group The Dead Daisies are preparing to release their third album, ‘Make Some Noise’.  Before that, they return to the UK and Ireland for some live action, starting in Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday 20 July) with a combination of four headline shows and three festival appearances over the …

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Jupiter Way interview

It’s what every parent must dread: you save up for years to send your kids to university, only for them to turn their backs on their careers and pursue a life in Rock music. After all, who knows what the world of dentistry has lost with Queen’s Roger Taylor foregoing …

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Interview with former Stiltskin and Genesis front man Ray Wilson

They say ‘write what you know’ and with his latest album, Song for a Friend, former Stiltskin and Genesis front man Ray Wilson has certainly taken that advice to heart. This is the Scotsman’s fifth solo studio album and has been warmly received with some critics citing that the mostly acoustic songs it …

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Tarja Turunen interview – June 2016

I spoke to Tarja while she was in London having performed at a one-day festival and then at a special intimate show that was being filmed. We talked about her new album “The Brightest void” and the album due out soon, “The shadow self” as well as touring and other …

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