Tag Archives: Astralnaut

War Iron – Belfast, TBWNN 15/05/2015

It’s the middle of May and spring is supposed to have sprung with summer allegedly around the corner – but, guess what?  It’s feckin’ freezin’ and it’s sheeting it down – so, there’s nothing else to do but forsake the backyard barbecue for another weekend, plunge out into the night …

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Poser Holocaust – Lisburn, Alexander’s Bar 09/05/2015

Still hungover and bleary eyed from the previous evening’s final of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition, the PlanetMosh team were up and about at a ridiculously early hour to catch the mid-afternoon train for one of our all-too-rare forays out of the big smoke for a ten band …

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By Any Means – Interview with Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony of By Any Means

Perceived by many in this part of the world as the godfathers of the current Northern Ireland hardcore scene, By Any Means are about to release their second EP – and celebrate with support slots with two of the genre’s most seminal acts, Negative Approach and Madball. So, that seemed …

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Pursuit Of Ruin – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Pursuit Of Ruin

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Weed Priest – Monsters Of Rot preview interview

Weed Priest

PlanetMosh is proud to be sponsoring the main stage at the fourth incarnation of Monsters Of Rot, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday August 16. The festival brings together some of the best extreme metal bands on the island of Ireland.  As part of our build up to the …

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Conjuring Fate – Belfast, Limelight 2 07/06/2014

When Northern Ireland metallians Conjuring Fate last year decided to call it a day, it was quite a shock for the scene in this part of the world as, after eight years together, the band’s ascendancy had appeared to on the upward slope.  However, the ‘break’ turned out to be …

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Astralnaut – ‘Thieves, Beggars & Swine’

Astralnaut - Thieves EP Artwork

Armagh-based ten-legged groove machine Astralnaut have been kicking up dust – sometimes quite literally – on the Irish scene, both north and south of the border, for around about two and a half years now, particularly with their fiery and intense live shows, which have been consistently levelling venues with …

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Astralnaut to release new EP

Astralnaut - Thieves EP Artwork

Rising Northern Ireland sludge-doomsters Astralnaut release their new EP, ‘Thieves, Beggars and Swine’ on May 14. The band have today published the artwork for said offering, by the renowned cover illustrator W. Ralph Walters (https://www.facebook.com/pages/W-Ralph-Walters-illustrator/234062876699984). Astralnaut also have the following lives dates lined up: May 17 – Armagh, Platform 1 …

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Astralnaut – Limelight 2, Belfast – 14 December 2013

Astralnaut – Limelight 2, Belfast – 14 December 2013

For any promoter to stage the amount of quality gigs which James Loveday puts on – this was his 45th straight ‘RocKD’ event of the year, not counting the number of visiting acts he has brought our way over the past 13 years – is no mean feat.  It’s not …

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Astralnaut + Bad Boat + Crafty Fuzz + Altus – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday September 6

Astralnaut + Bad Boat + Crafty Fuzz + Altus – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday September 6

Despite having been formed less than two years, stoned doomsters Astralnaut have become on of the most popular – and accomplished – acts on the Northern Irish metal scene:  a fact evinced by the fact that, although this is their second headline show in the city in just under a …

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Red Fang – The Speakeasy, Belfast – Monday June 17th 2013

Red Fang, Triggerman, Astralnaut – Speakeasy, Belfast 17/06/13 Photo Gallery

Oregon quartet Red Fang have been undertaking quite a gruelling European trek, with something like 40 dates, made up of a mixture of festival slots and intimate headlining shows, and including visits to a number of places where they have never played before, such as Belfast (one of only two …

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Astralnaut – In the Gaze of the Gods

Astralnaut are from the dark wet plains of Northern Ireland and trade in big riffs.Formed in late 2011 the band have been gigging the length and breadth of the Island dishing out their brand of Stoner rock which is influenced by the likes of Down, AIC, Solace and even a …

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Red Six + Astralnaut + Scimitar – Limelight 2, Belfast – May 11th 2013

Launch gigs can be weird affairs… all too often, the band doing the launch, be it an EP or whatever, deliberately pull together a rather lame supporting cast, so as not to expose their own weaknesses.  The alternative, and much more preferable option, is to invite along support acts which …

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Black Magician – Voodoo, Belfast – Friday February 15th 2013

Belfast’s doom heads were out in force for this evening bringing together three of the finest exponents of the art on the local scene, with headliners Black Magician having headed over from England for the start of a brace of gigs on this side of the Irish Sea. Dublin trio …

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Astralnaut – Back To The Bog

Arising from the ashes of local combos OceanFall, Third Harvest and Stoned Messiah, this five piece from the beautiful orchard county of Armagh have wasted no team in launching their debut four-track EP – clocking in at just shy of a mammoth 27 minutes (fuck, that’s longer than some albums!). …

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