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A Life Divided – The Great Escape

Gotta say those Germans sure know how to bring varying styles together to good effect. A Life Divided do this with great aplomb throughout their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It’s a retro-fitted piece of new romantic, electro rock with a commercial feel and some gothic undertones thrown in …

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Shakra – Powerplay

Swiss rockers Shakra are new to me, for all their strong pedigree and lengthy history. Having shared the stage with the likes of Uriah Heep, Maiden and Guns n’ Roses alongside doing some pretty major world tours with Hammerfall and Stratovarius, 2013 sees the release of their tenth studio album …

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nulldB – ‘Endzeit’

It’s probably a bit pat to say – but, then, the band do allude to it in their own press collateral – but a German band playing industrial-tinged metal and singing in their native language are inevitably going to draw comparisons with Rammstein. And, yes, there are other references with …

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Mors Principium Est – ‘…And Death Said Live’

Five years on from their last outing, 2007’s ‘Liberation=Termination’, Finnish-based melodic death metallers Mors Principium Est have returned with their new, international line up – featuring the twin guitar attack of the UK’s Andy Gillion and Andhe Chandler, all the way from New Zealand – and their eagerly anticipated fourth …

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UDO – Live In Sofia

German heavy metal singer Udo Dirkschneider was born on April 6, 1952. He  is best known as the vocalist in German heavy metal band Accept before he left in 1987  to form U.D.O. He as not lost his roots as on occasion he still performs with Accept as well as doing …

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Interview with James Rivera of Helstar

With the Texan metal pioneers celebrating three decades of doing what they do, with the appropriately named ’30 Years Of Hel’ live package, Planet Mosh caught up with Helstar founder and frontman James Rivera during the band’s most recent European trek, to look back over the band’s storied career, talk …

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Ill Niño – Epidemia

The undisputed kings of Latin metal are back.  Ill Niño are set to release their 6th full length album Epidemia through AFM Records on October 22nd  and I’m here to tell you it is a stormer!! Founded in the late 90’s by drummer Dave Chavarri, Ill Niño have carved out a …

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All Hail The Yeti – All Hail The Yeti

The yeti may be a mythological creature from the higher reaches of the world’s highest mountain range, but the quartet who pay homage to ‘him’ in their band name are a whiskey- and blood-soaked loud-as-fuck riff machine from the deepest, darkest underbelly of Los Angeles. They may also well be …

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Vore – ‘Gravehammer’

This fourth album from the Arkansas trio – originally self-released last year and now re-issued on AFM Records – is a damn fine slice of doom-laden death metal, which grabs you instantly and beats you into submission, track after track, with its atmospheric, melodic brutality. Veering more towards the doom …

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Merrimack – ‘The Acausal Mass’

Over the past 18 years – and certainly in the decade since the release of their brutal debut album, ‘Ashes of Purification’ – Merrimack have been slowly building a reputation as one of the forerunners of the French black metal movement and have drawn comparison, not unfairly, with the likes …

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