Interviews

planetmosh interviews with rock & metal bands and artists

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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Skinny Lister interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Lorna Thomas from Skinny Lister about the band’s appearance at Download festival – probably the first time a folk band has played the festival, and their new album due for release later this year.  

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Lawnmower Deth interview – Download 2016

I interviewed the lunatics from Lawnmower Deth at Download festival not long after their performance on the third stage which saw them joined for three songs by Kim Wilde.  An interview with these guys is normally a bit chaotic, but when they’re on a massive high after that sort of …

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Marco Hietala, Nightwish interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Nightwish bassist, Marco Hietala briefly at Download festival not long before the band played the main stage. So, Nightwish are playing the main stage today at Download, just before the headliners, Iron Maiden – a good spot on the bill. It seems like it yes, we just …

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Inglorious Interview, Wildfire Festival, 25/6/16

PlanetMosh sat down for a chat with Inglorious before their Saturday night headline set at Wildfire Festival in Wiston, Scotland.  We talked about their plans for the future, how they celebrated playing Download and had a great time with some bubble wrap. Well, you can’t leave it alone can you? …

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