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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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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal remains

From 13th May till 2nd October this year, the Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A) will be running an exhibition dedicated to Pink Floyd.  The exhibition traces the history of the band from the beginning through their entire career up to the present. It’s a full multimedia experience so on …

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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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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heats 5 and 6, 23/04/17

Awakening Hyperia. Ylem Darkul. MYST. Auraelis. Embodiment. Kikamora. Franklin Mint. Black Wasp. Above are the names of the eight bands who have successfully made the semi-finals of Bristol’s Metal 2 the Masses, the eventual winner going on to appear at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in August. Tonight sees the heats …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final C – 29/04/2017

It’s April 29th 2017, the night of the biggest fight of the century. Expectations are high as to who will deliver the goods on the big stage as the combatants touch gloves and the bell rings. Yeah, it’s time for Dublin to decide what two bands will complete the final …

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Slaughter UK – Sound Control, Manchester: 14th April 2017

Easter is traditionally the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter 2017 saw the resurrection of Manchester band Slaughter UK for their launch gig at Sound Control, Manchester. Slaughter UK contains two original members of Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger (formerly Ed Garrity) who replaced frontman Wayne …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final B – 22/04/2017

It’s Saturday night again at the den of iniquity that is Fibber Magees and the hordes have gathered for the second semi-final of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. Whether they are here to have their souls saved and their sins purged remains to be seen, but from the buzz in …

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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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Joe Bonamassa – Royal Albert Hall, London – 20th April 2017

Tonight’s show had an early start – 7.30pm.  With most gigs the support band would be on stage then or maybe even later, but Joe Bonamassa plays with no support and with an early start.  It’s something that catches out the unwary, but tonight the seats are all full before …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 4, 12/04/17 and Interviews!

On this day over 2000 years ago, the man credited with being the Son of God was in Jerusalem in the build-up to the events which are generally associated with Easter. But before the four day weekend arrives, there’s the small matter of Heat Four of Metal 2 the Masses: three …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final A – 15/04/2017

The rollercoaster ride that has been Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2017 reached the semi-final stages last weekend and PlanetMosh was strapped into the carriage once again to see which bands could hold on tight enough to secure a place in that one last foray on the way to Bloodstock. …

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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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