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DORO – ‘Raise Your Fist’

Where do I begin when contemplating how to write this review, Doro Pesch has always to me been the absolute embodiment of Heavy Metal, a woman who has sacrificed so much of her own personal life to pursue a career that now is within touching distance of a truly magnificent …

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Sinocence – ‘No Gods, No Masters Volume 1’

There are moments in life when you have to set friendships aside:  no matter how dear you hold camaraderie, a bond, you have to step back, look objectively at the situation in which you mutually find yourselves, assess the situation, calmly and in a collected manner and tell things how …

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Dead Aeon – ‘Apotheosis’

When Planet Mosh officially launched on the island of Ireland a few weeks ago, recruiting a team of writers on both sides of the border, we knew were delving into a territory steeped in musical heritage, a part of the world rich in its own identity, confident in its ability… …

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My Dying Bride – ‘A Map Of All Our Failures’

For almost exactly two decades (counting from the release of their epoch-defining debut, ‘As The Flower Withers’) Bradford’s My Dying Bride have stood at the very pinnacle of the death-doom genre, not only as its progenitors but its constant innovators and re-inventors. ‘A Map Of All Our Failures’ – their …

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Mob Rules – Cannibal Nation

Cannibal Nation is the 7th studio album from German melodic metal band Mob Rules and it sees them at masters of their craft. Formed in 1994 by current members, vocalist Klaus Dirks and Matthias Mineur in Oldenburg, Cannibal Nation raises the bar for others to improve on. It will be …

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Beverly McClellan – Fear Nothing (tour edition)

Beverly McClellan may not be a household name in the UK but she certainly is in the US where she appeared on the US version of the TV show “The Voice”.  The Blues rock powerhouse vocalist has released her album “Fear nothing” to coincide with her touring the UK with …

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Mongrel – Reclamation

Americal female fronted punk band Mongrel come from theBoston (Massachusetts) area..  They were founded in 2003, and have toured extensively, playing with bands such as FEAR, Blitzkid, Trashlight Vision, Michale Graves, and shared stages with the MISFITS, GWAR, Korn, Otep, Prong, Wednesday13, Luchagors, Fu Manchu, Psychostick, Dizzy Reed (Gn’R), Piggy …

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Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds

I must admit that I get extremely wary any time anyone applies the term ‘Lovecraftian’ to anything.  Any artist, be they an author or a filmmaker, who has claimed to try and follow in the footsteps of the master of weird fiction has, by and large, failed to even pay …

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Hell To Pay- Time To Rise E.P

Hell to pay, hailing from Manchester release their 2nd E.P as a prelude to their full album due sometime next year. They have just completed a uk tour in support of this E.P, with a launch party in their home city, before ending the tour with another launch party at …

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INFINITUS MORTUS – ‘The Conspiracy Of Love.’

Infinitus Mortus is the brainchild of the exceptionally talented Stephen Megna who hails from New Jersey, who along with a female vocalist released a concept album back in 2010 titled ‘2012’ but for this latest release he has teamed up with brother and sister vocalists Caitlin and Vincent Meehan to …

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YOTANGOR – ‘We Speak’

Formed in France around 2008 by guitarist/composer Jean-Guy Pichoustre and vocalist Yngrid Allieres, the band have 2009’s debut album ‘King Of The Universe’ already firmly tucked under their leather belts. The debut was in fact an extremely ambitious undertaking, a 26 track double concept album no less, a project that …

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Soldierfield – Bury the Ones We Love

Soldierfield formed in late 2011 with the aim of putting a bomb under the contemporary metal scene according to their press release.  Their debut EP ‘Bury The Ones We Love’ is a 5 track introduction to their style and just what lies ahead in the future from them when an …

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Ashent – Inheritance

Ashent were formed in 2001 by brothers Gianpaolo and Onofrio Falanga (bass and guitar respectively). They were joined over the coming months by keyboard player Paolo Torresani, singer Max Zhena, guitarist Thomas Giro and drummer J.C.  Since that time however, the band have gone through several lineup changes with the …

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Absolva – Flames of Justice

Absolva are a new band, having only formed in May 2012.  Despite this they’re already releasing their first album.  The band was formed by Chris Appleton and Martin McNee – two thirds of Fury UK, after their band mate and brother of Chris, Luke Appleton left to join Iced Earth.  …

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Scythia – For the bear

Canadian folk metal band Scythia released their latest EP “For the bear” at the end of September.  The stated aim of the EP is to give the EP the sound the band have live, so they’ve opted not to use any guest musicians or to use post-production sound effects and …

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BLOOD OF THE SUN – “Burning On The Wings Of Desire”

70’S Rock at it’s finest, delivered with jaw dropping excellence, an absolute must!   If the name of Texan band Blood Of The Sun is unfamiliar to you, then you need to get familiarised pretty damn sharpish. Here at Planetmosh HQ we get to hear all of the latest genres …

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KISMET “We Don’t” E.P

Kismet are an alternative Rock band from Trecenta, Italy, and formed in the late 90’s. Shortly after, their debut EP “Rooms of Lie” was created, which went on to obtain much positive feedback from Metal Hammer, Metal Shock, Rock Hard etc. This fuelled the band into playing many Italian events …

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Bunker 66 – Inferno Interceptor

Formed in 2007 after a couple of rehearsals and lots of beer, Bunker 66, hailing from Messina in Sicily, have been getting rave reviews from the inner circle of the punk and metal underground since their first EP release in 2009.  Since then they’ve continued to press forward with their …

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Kill Ritual – The Serpentine Ritual.

Formed by former band mates Steven Rice (lead guitar) and Wayne DeVecchi (drums) in late 2010 Kill Ritual reflect all of the bands influences from thrash and power metal to prog and just straight classic metal.  The line up is completed by Roberto Proietti (rhythm guitar), Danyael Williams (bass) and …

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Solstheim II- Album Review

  Solstheim is a Scottish black metal band formed in 2008. I will be reviewing their latest release titled II. The first track is the intro track to the album. The track starts with eerie sound samples and an echoing chanting voice and continues that way until the end. If …

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