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Sonata Arctica – Electric Ballroom, London – 11th December 2019

Tonight involved plenty of options for music fans including the Gun/Dan Reed Network/FM triple bill gig, but I opted instead for Sonata Arctica. This gig also three bands on the bill with support from Edge of Paradise and Temple Balls.   First up was Temple Balls – an odd name …

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PlanetMosh Playlist – Christmas 2019

As Christmas nears, yet again, the PlanetMosh Team have chosen a Playlist of Christmas songs, old and new, which you can stick on whilst you baste the turkey, prep the nut roast or partake in a sherry and mince pie! There’s still room for a song or two to be …

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State Of Deceit – Interview

UK heavyweights, STATE OF DECEIT, have released an explosive new track, Vengeance – https://youtu.be/gyYvAs2Kk90 , taken from their new debut EP, Retribution, out now. We asked the guys to introduce themselves:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Pete Scammell – Vocals Jon …

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Maven – Interview

Brit alt-rockers MAVEN are riding high with the release of their current EP, Am I Awake?, out now. The UK tunesmiths have just revealed a brand new video for the track, Stronger Than You https://youtu.be/kOpMU2X7qJs . With all of this going on, we had a chat with the guys to …

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British Lion – Chester Liverooms: 17th December 2019

As a lifelong Maiden fan I’ve always wanted to meet any of the guys but also aware that I may be a bit star struck if I ever did. I, therefore, was filled with both excitement and trepidation when I was approved to review Steve Harris’s British Lion. They had …

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Fjords – Interview

UK prog metal crew FJORDS have just revealed their explosive new album, Onirica, out now. The quintet have also released a stunning video for the track, Prometheus – https://youtu.be/Gk6ZyLaifKI . With this in mind, we asked the band to introduce themselves:   What is the full band line-up, who sings …

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Dali – Interview

DALI are moving through the ranks of the UK scene. With a highly accomplished sound that tips its hat to Biffy Clyro, Mallory Knox and Don Broco, DALI are making new friends and growing their base. The hotly-tipped quartet have just revealed their brand new single, You’re Not The One, …

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Crostpaths – Interview

Rapidly rising Brit Nu-metalcore crew CROSTPATHS have just delivered their debut self-titled EP.  The alternative metallers have also just released a new video and single, Pariah, out now. Watch the video for the track, here – https://youtu.be/jLZRnoErRio . We sat down with the guys to find out more:   What …

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A New Hope – Interview

UK easycore crew A NEW HOPE are on the rise. The band have dropped their ultra-hooky new single, The Triggering, out now via all platforms. The tuneful riff merchants have also released a video for the track, here – https://youtu.be/VRtR8o9_VyI . With this in mind, we asked the band about …

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Saltlake return with thunderous new track

UK alt-rockers SALTLAKE make a triumphant return with their engrossing new single, Bitter Pill – https://youtu.be/vuR5soLuMHk   SALTLAKE have engineered a sound that merges hooky choruses with expansive and soaring guitar work, and a beefy rhythm section that will blow the roof right off. The Sussex rockers are a trio …

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Quella – Interview

British progressive punk metallers QUELLA put down a marker in the sand with their stunning new EP, Donor Fatigue, out now. The band have also just unleashed a spanking new video, Crown Of Flies – https://youtu.be/Li3iNAtjScc . With all of this in mind, we had a chat with the guys …

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Only the Righteous – Interview

Fast rising metalcore unit, ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS (https://www.facebook.com/OTRBANDUK/ ), have just dropped their explosive debut EP, Severance, as well as a new video for Betrayal – https://youtu.be/mdRkXuU_ETw . With this in mind, we asked the guys some probing background questions:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and …

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The Agonist, Academy 2, Manchester – 3rd December 2019

When I reviewed The Agonists new album Orphans earlier in the year I was totally blown away. The song writing was thoughtful and thought provoking, the vocals ranged from angelic to demonic and the complex musicianship kept me going back to listen to each song over and over again. I …

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Nightlives – Interview

UK electro punks NIGHTLIVES (https://www.facebook.com/NGHTLVS/ )continue their rise with the release of their explosive and all-consuming new single, Ways Of Making You Talk – https://youtu.be/VVCkXnrfNak , out now. We spoke with the band to find out more about them:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who …

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Primes – Interview

PRIMES (https://www.facebook.com/primesbandofficial/ ) showcase a sound that pitches dirty rock groove with contagious melodies and earnest energy. They are now set to plough their way to the upper echelons of the UK music scene armed with their new single, Dreamer And I, – https://youtu.be/hcV4E6VZTjw . With this in mind, we …

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Skid Row at Warehouse 23, Wakefield, 30 November

Skid Row

Skid Row, The Quireboys, Hollowstar and Matt Mitchell ascend to Wakefield’s biggest venue Warehouse 23 for an unforgettable night. 100’s of eager rock fans queued patiently from the door entrance of Warehouse 23, lining up almost around the block for tonight’s ‘Sold Out’ show . Joining Skid Row for their  …

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Anneke van Giersbergen & Kamerata zuid – Theaters Tilburg – 6th December 2019

Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen celebrated her 25th anniversary in music with two special shows last month. Most singers would probably have a few weeks off after something like that but Anneke van Giersbergen is already back on tour, this time with an orchestra. Over the years Anneke has released …

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Sacred Reich – Rebellion, Manchester – 28/11/19

Rebellion in Manchester is a fantastic little venue that catches some great bands and tonight is a prime example. Sacred Reich are touring their new album “awakening”, and have stopped off in rainy Manchester to remind us all how good they really are. I arrived a little late and missed …

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Cascade – Interview

UK rockers CASCADE continue their climb with the release of their brand new single, Angels Path – https://youtu.be/IVvjCNZzSf8 , out now via all platforms. With this in mind, we asked the emerging rock crew a few probing questions:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays …

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Youth Illusion – Interview

Rising UK melodic punks YOUTH ILLUSION have just dropped their debut EP, Terms Of Submission. We had a chat with the guys to find out more:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Youth Illusion is: Zach Almond – Vocals and Guitar Matt …

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