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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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Download 2017 – Sunday

Brutai had the job of opening the Dogtooth stage today.  Playing Download for the first time, they showed no sign of nerves and put in an excellent performance to get the day off to a great start.  They are always good live, but they’ve excelled themselves here at Download. It …

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Download 2017 – Saturday

Irish band Dead Label kicked off proceedings on the Dogtooth stage.  I last saw them at Bloodstock two years ago and was impressed by them then, and they’ve improved further in the last two years.  They look to be having a great time on stage and they’ve drawn a good …

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Download 2017 – Friday

After negotiating the queues and thorough security checks and finally making it into the arena, I headed straight over to stage 2, just in time to catch Blackwater Conspiracy.   I reviewed their new album recently and was blown away by how good it was, so I had high expectations for …

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Clutch – The Academy, Dublin. 15/6/2017.

After a days work, a bus that turned up late, an hour on the motorway and a sprint from the Quays I walked into The Academy literally two minutes before the funk of Chuck Brown’s ‘We Need Money’ heralded the arrival of Clutch onto stage.  The sold out crowd was in …

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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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Guns ‘n’ Roses – What next?

With the hugely successful ‘Not In This Lifetime‘ tour bringing a swathe of rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia across the world, Guns ‘n’ Roses are preparing to take the UK by the scruff of the neck on June 16th and 17th with what promises to be one of the hottest shows …

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Bearded Theory 2017 – Sunday

Goldblade are always fun to watch at Bearded Theory – their hyper-energetic frontman John Robb never stays on stage for long and predictably it’s not long before he jumps down and comes to the barrier to get up close with the fans as he sings.  He’s one of the best …

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Bearded Theory 2017 – Saturday

After enjoying Circus Insane yesterday I headed to the Convoy Cabaret tent early to catch their second show of the weekend.  Once again they packed the tent out.  As promised, this show was more insane and extreme than the previous day with highlights including a part of the act titled …

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Bearded Theory 2017 – Friday

Metal fans are familiar with Catton Hall, home to Bloodstock open air, but the site is also used for other events, the best of these being Bearded Theory festival at the end of May. The mix of bands is more diverse than most rock or metal festivals – it includes …

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Skarlett Riot – Castle and Falcon, Birmingham – 1st June 2017

After months of refurbishment work the Castle and Falcon in Birmingham re-opened its doors in March this year. The venue, which is easy to reach with good local parking, has had a complete overhaul in terms of its layout and equipment for the live bands that regularly occupy the stage. …

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What is your favourite song on KISSWORLD?

With KISS releasing Kissworld on June 02nd we’ve decided to throw together a poll to see what is the PlanetMosh readers’ favourite song from the 20 that were chosen to be included on the album. [poll id=”15″] Read the PlanetMosh review of their recent London show here For more info …

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KISS – O2 arena, London – 31st May 2017

First up tonight was The Dives, a New York band that includes Paul Stanley’s son. Knowing that, I didn’t have very high expectations, assuming cynically that they only got the slot due to the family connections, but in fact while the family connection almost certainly helped, the fact is that …

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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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Barb Wire Dolls – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 18th May 2017

First up tonight was a band that wasn’t part of the tour and weren’t announced till a couple of hours before the show.  The Treatment were playing here tonight as a warm-up before their shows at Hellfest and supporting the Scorpions.  Despite the fact that the venue was almost empty …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2017 – The Grand Final – 13/05/2017

It’s Dublin on a Saturday night in May. There’s more than 350 people rammed into Fibber Magees and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Metal 2 The Masses Ireland Final 2017. Throughout the first half of this year thirty five bands have been whittled down to the last …

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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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