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The 100 word review.

King King – (She don’t) Gimme no lovin’ (single)

We very rarely cover singles here on Planetmosh, but every so often one comes along that you just can’t ignore.  One such single is the new one from King King.  It’s taken from their upcoming album, “Exile & Grace” which is due for release on 6th October 2017. It’s one …

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Dig Deeper – Stars tonight EP

Dig Deeper are a rock band from Norway.  They released their debut album in 2012 following it up with a second album in 2015, and now in 2017 they’re releasing a new EP, “Stars tonight”. There’s a definite psychedelic feel to the music, and when you throw in the vocals …

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The Black Angels – Death Song

Formed way back in 2004, psychedelic rock band The Black Angels took their name from the title of a Velvet Underground song – “Black Angel’s death song”, and now have used the other half of that song title for the title of their new album, Death song. Death song is …

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Lilith and the knight – Insanity EP

Lilith and the Knight are a London based hard rock band.  Their Insanity EP was released a couple of months ago, so this review is a bit late, but it’s too good an EP to skip.  As befits the title, the video for the first song to be released – …

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Aaron Buchanan and the cult classics – All the things you’ve said and done

“All the things you’ve said and done” is the debut single from Aaron Buchanan and the cult classics.  Aaron Buchanan formed the band after leaving Heavens Basement with his sister Laurie Buchanan and Tom McCCarthy on guitar, Chris Guyatt on bass and Kev Hickman on drums.  They toured in late …

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Forever Never – Speak up

Essex band Forever Never formed in 2003 and after releasing an EP and a couple of albums they announced in 2012 that they were to take a break.  In 2015, Kerrang heralded their return with a preview of the new song “Never giving up” which enjoyed considerable success.  In July …

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Circle of Reason – Faith or Theory

Faith or Theory is the new album from Southampton based Circle of Reason.  They’ve been getting played on Kerrang! TV and Scuzz TV, so there’s a good chance that if you watch those channels you’ll have heard something from Circle of Reason. Faith or theory in my view sits somewhere …

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Gojira – Magma

When it comes to my own personal music taste I wouldn’t normally put bands like this on my list, however, after witnessing French metal titans Gojira live, my whole world was turned upside down. For nearly two decades they have dominated the metal genre from musical masterpiece after musical masterpiece …

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Last Great Dreamers – Glitterball apocalypse

British 90s Rockers, Last Great Dreamers, reunited a couple of years ago, and are releasing a new single, Glitterball Apocalypse, ahead of the release of their new album.  The band currently have a Pledgemusic campaign running to raise funds for the new album – http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lastgreatdreamers. This is an incredibly catchy …

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King King – Rush Hour (single)

With the release of the new King King album, Reaching for the light, rapidly approaching (release date is 4th may), King King have released a single – Rush Hour. It’s not often you get a Blues rock band releasing a radio edit of a song – in fact it’s not …

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Massive – Destination somewhere

Australian rockers Massive are back with their second album, Destination Somewhere.  It’s the follow up to their excellent 2014 debut album, Full throttle.   As with the first album, there’s plenty of high energy rock and roll. The first track on the album is the first single to be released …

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Persona – Elusive Reflections

Up for review today are Persona.  An alternative metal band raising hell from the land of Tunisia by using their fusion of modern metal with riffs of kings, synths and orchestration.  Person are a six piece band who can raise riffs and tones that would please the gods! The album …

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Fable releases her latest single, ‘ Human Pretending’

Fable is a young talented songstress from the south coast producing dark, energetic electronica sounds altogether separated from the music produced through todays electronic pop culture. I caught Fable performing ahead of The Cult at their Manchester show on Saturday, and was fascinated by her lively and creative performance. My …

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Killit – Take the power

Killit are a London based rock/metal band, although the band members orginate from Hungary, Israel, Angentina and the UK, so a pretty diverse group.  “Shut it down” was the first single from the band and has racked up over 90,000 views on youtube since it’s release.  They’re now releasing their …

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Unhinged – Nostalgia

Unhinged a punk rock band from Stourbrige in the West Midlands released their debut album Nostalgia on 11th December 2015, having formed in the summer of the same year. On their facebook page they site their influences  as “Oasis, H2O, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Pennywise, Agnostic Front and Clutch.” Nostaligia with …

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Millie Manders – Obsession Transgression

London based singer songwriter Millie Manders released her third EP Obsession Transgression via JTV Digital on 20th November 2015. Millie has a wide and varied musical background ranging from classical to jazz, punk to soul and, as well as singing, she also learnt to play the clarinet, saxophone and ukulele. …

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Hidden – True Mercian Metal

Formed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 2013. Heavy Metal band Hidden released their debut EP True Mercian Metal last year. Containing a short intro track  False Ones Must Die and three tracks packed with the classic NWOBHM sound of bands like Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals …

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Simo – Let love show the way

Simo will be a new name to most of you, but as an indication of how good they are, it was Joe Bonamassa who brought them to the attention of the record label – any band good enough to impress him is definitely worth a listen. So, what can you …

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Spreading The Disease – Viral EP

2016 has got off to a noisy start thanks to the 5 noise merchants who make up Kent based bruisers Spreading The Disease. Formed in late 2014 by bass guitarist Steve Saunders with the line up complete within 6 months, a lot of promise is shown on this refreshingly genre …

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Shadowkiller – ‘Until The War Is Won’

This second album from northern California’s Shadowkiller is a very loose concept album, based around the the pain and suffering of the German forces fighting to save themselves, their families and their homeland at the tail of the Second World War, but dealing with the horror of conflict on the front line …

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