Interviews

planetmosh interviews with rock & metal bands and artists

Altus – Exclusive PlanetMosh interview

Altus

Having appeared from apparently out of nowhere less than six months ago, Altus have taken the Northern Ireland scene by the scruff of the neck and given it a jolly good old-fashioned seeing to!  They’ve certainly made some waves in that short period time – with threats of legal action …

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Anneke Van Giersbergen, audio interview at Metal Female Voices Festival

I got the chance to speak with Anneke a few hours before her excellent set at this years Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium. We chatted about the show, touring, her latest album “Drive” and also who she would like to work with in the future. https://www.facebook.com/annekevangiersbergenofficial Home   Anneke …

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Scimitar – Interview with Ryan Atkin

Helloween Havoc Poster

Belfast’s “friendly neighbourhood thrashers” Scimitar having been making quite a name for themselves on the local scene over the past year and a bit.  As the four piece prepare to rip up another stage, this time at the PlanetMosh-sponsored Helloween Havok this coming Friday (November 1st), I pull up a …

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ForChristSake – Interview with Mark Payne

ForChristSake-Artwork

With one of Belfast’s favourite night’s out, Helloween Havoc, returning after a year’s sabbatical this coming Friday (November 1st), PlanetMosh will be publishing exclusive interviews with the five participating bands over the next five days. First to step into the interrogation chamber is Mark Payne, bassist with Christian extreme metallers ForChristSake.  …

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Buckcherry – Interview with Keith Nelson

Buckcherry - Keith Nelson

With the band about to release of a ‘Best Of…’ compilation, followed by a return to these shores on a co-headlining jaunt with Hardcore Superstar, PlanetMosh caught up with guitarist Keith Nelson (pictured right) in Massachusetts, on the last night of the band’s most recent US tour. What happened next …

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Delain, Audio Interview With Charlotte Wessels at Metal Female Voices Festival

I spoke to Charlotte a few hours before Delain took to the stage at this years Metal Female Voices Festival in Wieze, Belgium.We talk about the set, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, touring and writing and much more besides.   Audio Interview With Charlotte Wessels https://planetmosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DS500089.mp3 http://www.delain.nl/ https://www.facebook.com/delainmusic http://www.metalfemalevoicesfest.be/ Photo courtesy …

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Iced Earth Interview with Stu Block

Ahead of their show in London at the Brixton Academy, I spoke to the lead vocalist of Iced Earth Stu Block about their tour with Volbeat, their upcoming album Plagues of Babylon (out early 2014) and his influences as well as his most embarrassing moment on stage.     You …

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Buffalo Summer Interview – 23/10/13

Buffalo Summer have just embarked on a UK tour with Kadavar and I caught up with singer Andrew Hunt and bassist Darren King at the start of the tour to chat about the songs they like playing live, musical influences, the Welsh music scene, Download festival and much more.   …

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Lacuna Coil,Audio Interview with Cristina Scabbia at Metal Female Voices Fest

Metal Female Voices Festival – Day Two Reviewed

            Despite fronting an internationally renowned Rock band, Cristina still has her feet firmly on the floor. We talked about the set at this years Metal Female Voices Festival, the forthcoming Lacuna album, the touring schedule and much much more. She even offered me some …

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Darkest Era interview

Gloryhammer, Darkest Era, Dendera & Death Valley Knights – Garage, London – 1st October 2013

I spoke to both Darkest Era guitarists shortly before they played The Garage in London as part of their UK tour supporting Gloryhammer.        

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Battle Beast interview

I spoke to Finnish metal band Battle Beast shortly before they played their first ever UK gig at the Underworld in Camden as part of their European tour with Powerwolf.  Hear what they had to say with the player below..              

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Finntroll interview with Vreth and Tundra, 4/10/13

Deep into their 36 date European tour, Finntroll decended on the UK.  Ahead of their show in Bilston, I spoke to Vreth and Tundra about their current tour and their upcoming North American tour, unexploded bombs, gas explosions and Finntroll on ice. Apologies for the sound quality towards the end …

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Turisas Interview with Jussi Wickström, 9/10/13

On the second night of their UK tour, Turisas headlined the O2 Academy in Islington, London.  Ahead of the show I spoke to Jussi Wickström and briefly Olli Vanska about the reaction to their new album, the recording process, living in London and what’s next for Turisas.         …

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Joey Tempest, Europe interview – October 2013

I spoke to Europe singer Joey Tempest ahead of the release next week of the band’s new live DVD release – Live at Sweden Rock: 30th Anniversary show. Planetmosh:  In June you headlined Sweden Rock festival in front of 30,000 fans.  That performance is now being released on CD and …

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Velvet Star / Deadaudiosaints – Interview with Danny & Corey Jones – 27th September 2013

I took the last possible opportunity to ask brothers Danny and Corey Jones, from Velvet Star, a few questions about why they had decided to call it a day with Velvet Star and continue in their new venture, Deadaudiosaints. You two founded Velvet Star back in 2007? Danny: Yeah, it’s …

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Afterlife Interview – G2, Glasgow – 27/09/2013

I recently caught up with Scottish band Afterlife prior to their debut album showcase gig at the Garage’s second venue, the G2 in Glasgow. The band discuss the making of their debut album “Omega”, the touring life, and reveals some exclusive news to PlanetMosh. Afterlife are: Pete McCoy – Vocals …

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Skid Row interview with Rachel Bolan, 27/9/13

Following the success of their last UK tour, Skid Row are heading back to our stages for a co-headlining tour with Ugly Kid Joe which kicks off in Southampton on 22 October.  I caught up with one of the founding members, Rachel Bolan to talk about the upcoming tour, the …

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