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Ross The Boss – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, 02/04/2017

Inside the Voodoo Lounge there is a very strong sense of high expectation tonight as evidenced by the early arrival of a large number of heavy metal enthusiasts. This is promising to be a rather special evening, spent in the presence of Ross “The Boss” Friedman, former guitarist of power …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Semi Final B – 09/04/2016

The Metal 2 The Masses Ireland juggernaut rumbled into Fibber Magees in Dublin on Saturday night for the second of three semi-finals to determine the second third of the Final line up. PlanetMosh was there again to check out what went down and see who would step up to the …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Semi Final A – 19/03/2016

We’ve reached the Semi Final stages of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland and tonight at Fibber Magees in the post Paddy’s Day turmoil, five bands are making their case to play at this year’s final in May. The first two slots in the auspicious final will be filled tonight, one …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat Two, 23/01/2016 – summary & interviews

With the buzz from last weekend’s electrifying night still raising hairs on the back of the neck, we descend on Fibber Magees for the second heat of Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. Tonight’s showcase features (once again) 5 acts from different ends of the metallic spectrum who are all …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 1 – Friday 26/06/2015

Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of visiting Finland on vacation. On the night I arrived in the Helsinki hostel, I noticed a larger than normal number of heavy metal fans arriving back after a show. I asked one what gig they were at. The answer.. DIO at TUSKA. …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – The Final – 09/05/2015

Almost a year to the date since the epic Dublin Metal 2 The Masses final of 2014, we were back in Fibber Magees for the climax of the 2015 instalment. 36 hopefuls were whittled down to the sumptuous sextet of Nautilus, The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back, Snowblind, Theories Divide, Vile …

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Anathema – Resonance Tour – Dublin, 17/04/2015 – Views from the Pews

Celebration, anniversary, reunion; call it what you like but the Anathema show in Dublin’s Academy was the final evening of the ‘Resonance’ tour, an evening of the band’s entire career that since it was announced had left many salivating at the prospect. This was a show that many never envisaged …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 3 – 13/02/2015 & Interviews

Friday night’s Metal 2 The Masses Ireland heat was always going to be the curveball in this year’s showcase. It was a real mixed bag of genres that came together in Fibber Magees and what followed was an interesting selection of performances. The Dark Lanes opened the evening. Kevin’s enthusiasm for …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 2 – 24/01/2015 & Interviews

Metal 2 the Masses Ireland had its second heat on Saturday night and it turned out to be another belter of a showcase for Irish Metal. Six bands went head to head on a night that was filled with excitement, aggression, technicality, camaraderie (yes, camaraderie) and damn good fun. Black …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat One – 10/01/2015

The first heat of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland kicked off on Saturday the tenth with 6 kick ass bands hell bent on destruction, ripping the stage apart. On the night Within Without secured the crowd vote with a high octane performance that was one of the highlights of the …

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Black Stone Cherry – Academy, Dublin – 23/10/2014

It’s been a few years since the southern rock sixteen wheeler has rolled into Dublin and hot on the heels of Blackberry Smoke playing two weeks ago, their heavier cousins Black Stone Cherry returned to The Academy with their Magic Mountain tour featuring special guests Theory Of A Deadman. Opening …

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Psykosis are going to rip Bloodstock a new one

PlanetMosh recently had a chat with Irish Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses winners Psykosis about their upcoming show at our favourite festival. Here is what the lead contender for “Sexiest Drummer at Bloodstock”, Shane (The Sugar Foot) Byrne had to say. Can you give the readers and people heading to …

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Status Quo – O2 Dublin – 12/04/2014

This wasn’t my first foray to a Status Quo concert. It was however my first time to see the ‘Frantic Four” line up that released the ‘real’ Quo albums (Hello, Dog of Two Head and Piledriver to name a few), that heralded heavy blues rock. No “whatever you want” or …

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Death DTA – The Academy, Dublin – 27/11/2013 Photos

@PlanetMosh gallery of .@DeathOffical in Dublin last year. Back in November, Death DTA came to Dublin to celebrate the legacy of the music of Chuck Schuldiner. What went down was one of the better metal shows the city has ever witnessed as younger fans were given the opportunity to hear …

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