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Harriet! – Just Sign/Those Three Words

Whatever genre of music you like, at the end of the day, a good song is a good song and duo Harriet! have written two highly impressive ones for their double A sided single Just Sign/Those Three Words, due for release on August 14th 2017. Formed in 2010 and based …

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Impalers – The Celestial Dictator

Describing themselves as Teutonic Thrash Metal From Denmark, Impalers have perfectly summed themselves up judging by the way they throw themselves into their latest studio album The Celestial Dictator. Released via Evil EyE Records and Initium Records on September 1st 2017 it takes you back to the exhilaration of hearing …

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Impalers – Styx Demon (The Master Of Death E.P)

Thrash is one of my favourite genres of metal and with bands like Impalers flying the flag high for it then it’s future is secured judging by their energy that flows through their Styx Demon (The Master Of Death E.P) currently available from Evil EyE Records. Formed in 2007 in …

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Paradise Lost – One Second (20th anniversary edition)

Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Halifax based goth metallers Paradise Lost released their One Second album. They confounded fans and reviewers alike as they threw a curveball by veering away from their heavier side by experimenting with electronics and keyboards, so to celebrate the anniversary, Music For …

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Zaraza – Spasms Of Rebirth

      The reformed and reanimated Zaraza present a dark and sinister soundscape with ‘Spasms Of Rebirth’   Originally formed in the early 90’s Zaraza were inactive for just a shade under ten years before reigniting in 2015. Leaning towards the sludge/doom end of the spectrum the band consisting …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Lay It On Down

With Lay It On Down, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band have delivered on his eighth solo album, and first since 2014s Goin’ Home, the most glorious mix of blues, blues-rock and rock-funk-blues album that manages to conjure images of the energy spent at momentous gigs and the relaxed chill of quiet …

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In This Moment – Ritual

Up for review today we have the long awaited upcoming 6th album release ‘Ritual’ from the incredible In This Moment. In March 2016, Maria and Chris commenced writing for what would become the new record with long time collaborator producer Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne). Maria visited …

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Perpetua – The Age Of Collapse

Edinburgh based metallers Perpetua certainly know how to bring the hammer down with their latest single The Age Of Collapse. Available from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify it is an aurally crushing seven minutes of brutality that does not overstay it’s welcome.  It kicks off with a devilish bark from lead …

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Voodoo Six – Make Way For The King

Make way for September 8th 2017 as this sees the release via Cadiz Music of Make Way For The King, the brand new studio album from London based Voodoo Six. Featuring new lead vocalist Nik Taylor-Stoakes, it contains twelve strong tunes of prime hard rock. Kicking off with the aptly …

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Galderia – Return Of The Cosmic Men

          French Power Metal exponents Galderia return with ‘Return Of The Cosmic Men’, quite possibly one of the most catchy and melodic albums you will hear all year   Formed in Marseille in 2006 they already have a debut album called ‘The Universality’ from 2012 under …

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Apostate Viaticum – Before the Gates of Gomorrah

Another chapter in the history of Irish Death metal has been opened up in the shape of Apostate Viaticum, which features amongst its ranks ex-members of veteran Irish band Morphosis. Formed in 2014 they have kept a low profile until unleashing this slab of confrontational death metal. It is refreshing …

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George Thorogood – Party of one

“Party of one” is the first ever solo album from George Thorogood which is surprising for a man who released his first album way back in 1977 and has been releasing albums regularly ever since.  Best known for the classic hit song “Bad to the bone”, for this album he’s …

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Chris Jagger – All the best

“All the best” is as the name implies, a “best of” type album, spanning Chris Jagger’s career.  As well as fifteen tracks from the length of his career, there is a new song, “Avalon girls”. Chris Jagger released a couple of albums in the 70s but it wasnt till 1994 …

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EZoo – Feeding the beast

Ezoo is a new project from Graham Bonnet and Dario Mollo.  Graham Bonnet is best known for his time with Rainbow but also sang with Alcatrazz and Michael Schenker Group.  Dario Mollo worked with Glenn Hughes in Voodoo Hill and also worked with former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin on …

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Furyborn – Dawn Of Leviathan

If you like your metal on the extreme side then you won’t be disappointed by the utterly overwhelming debut album Dawn Of Leviathan from Poole based ragers Furyborn. Coming across like a hybrid of the vitriol of the Berzerker and the technicality of Strapping Young Lad, after the brief intro …

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Stone Sour – Hydrograd

Stone Sour are back with a new album.  While there’s no news on if/when Slipknot will make a new album, Corey Taylor is using his time productively and has given us a new Stone Sour album, with a tour due later in the year.  It’s the first Stone Sour album …

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Decapitated – Anticult

It’s testament to Decapitated guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka that he has managed to harness everything that was so great about the death metal outfit’s first four albums and replicated it on the two following the tragic death of his younger brother Vitek and the departure of vocalist Covan, unable to recover quickly …

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The Eden House – Songs for the broken ones

“Songs for the broken ones” is the third album from The Eden House.  They’re more a collection of artists than a straightforward band since it consists of core members Stephen Carey and Tony Pettitt (Bassist and founding member of Fields of The Nephilim) along with an ever changing list of …

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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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Orden Ogan –Gunmen

German band Orden Ogan are back with their new album Gunmen.  They’ve already released the video to the single, Gunman, and it’s a spectacular video filmed in Monument valley which is perfect for the Western theming of the song and album.  It’s a great song. The second song to be …

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