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Dronte – Quelque Part Entre La Guerre Et La Lâcheté

As I’m fast becoming PlanetMosh’s resident reviewer for all things weird and wonderful, it gives me great pleasure to be reviewing this album by Dronte. The album title (according to Google), translates to ‘Somewhere Between War and Cowardice’, and ‘Dronte’ translates to ‘Dodo’ (I do hope that’s right). Hailing from Paris, …

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Dirge – Lost Empyrean

      French sonic landscape gardeners Dirge return to the fore with a new album entitled ‘Lost Empyrean’   Some bands are just simply born with it, flowing through their very DNA, things just seem to click into place so easily. Dirge fall into that category, making the most …

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PAST New Album ‘Cliffhanger’ Full Stream etc

PAST New Album ‘Cliffhanger’ Available for Full Stream and Free Download French indie hardcore/rock act PAST have released their brand new full-length album called ‘Cliffhanger’ available right now for LP and Digital through the almighty Voice Of The Unheard Records (Fall of Messiah, te:rs, Winter Dust…) and some other labels such as Désertion Records, …

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BlackRain – Released

This is the fourth album from France’s BlackRain and it has been produced by Jack Douglas, a name that I’m sure will be familiar to PlanetMosh readers thanks to his work with such rock icons as Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. Due to his input the sound may be a little …

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Abracadabra – Ulan Bator

Quite why a French duo decided to name themselves after the capital of Mongolia is anyone’s guess, but over twenty years later Ulan Bator are still going strong, even if founding bass player Olivier Manchion left at the turn of the milennium. Remaining member Amaury Cambuzat has valiantly continued on …

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HELLFEST 2014 Clisson, France – 20th to 22nd June

HELLFEST 2014 tickets on sale now and festival line up is released!!

Hellfest 2014 takes place on 20, 21, 22 June at Rue du Champ Louet, 44190 Clisson, France. With a record of 113,000 people attending the festival in 2012 & 2013, Hellfest has become the 3rd biggest festival in France. The originality of the festival’s artistic project has allowed it to …

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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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Winterburst – ‘The Mind Cave’

The first thing that strikes you about this self-released debut full-length offering from this French five piece is it’s lavish packaging – stunning artwork on a highly professionally produced gatefold sleeve, and a well-designed lyric booklet. They’ve obviously put a lot of work into it. But, that’s entirely understandable, given …

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The Sticky Boys – This is Rock’n’roll

The Sticky Boys are a French rock band that was formed in 2008 when when Tom (drums) and Alex ( guitar/ vocals) decided to put an end to all their ongoing musical projects and to give France something that has been lacking for a long time – a genuine rock …

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HellXhere – HellXhere

The French heavy metal scene isn’t known for its international impact – personally, and without the aid of Google or Wikipedia, I can count less than a handful bands who have made any sort of significant impact outside their homeland: Trust, of course, who in turn give us the living …

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Overview of Hellfest, Clisson, France 17-19th June 2011

For the last few years Hellfest has gone from strength to strength, with amazing line ups, on site improvements. Hellfest has grown into a festival that can compete with all big festivals without losing its unique feel, charm and size. If you have never heard of it, Hellfest a captivating …

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