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Hard Rock Hell VIII – Pwllheli, Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, 14/11/2014

It’s sunny in Wales this morning.  Yeah, you read that right, sunny.  Not that it particularly matches the disposition of your PM team, as they battle against non-existent mobile signals in vain attempts to track down the extremely long list of artists we’re supposed to interview… But, whilst there are …

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Black State Highway – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/14

I was lucky enough to speak to all five of Black State Highway at Hard Rock Hell this year after their set, discussing large audiences, touring with other bands that have B and S as their initials and what you wouldn’t expect on their iPods…

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BlackWolf – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s been a busy year for Bristol’s BlackWolf, culminating in a tour with Blues Pills and The Vintage Caravan, which included a stop at this past weekend’s Hard Rock Hell VIII.  PM took the opportunity to hook up with the band to talk about what 2014 has meant for them, …

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The Broken Chords – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

HRH VIII poster

This year’s Hard Rock Hell could possibly have been defined by the number three, given the amount of trios which featured on the bill… among them were The Broken Chords, who brought proceedings to a close on the second stage on the Saturday night.  Before that, however, PM tracked the …

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Theia – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014


Midlands trio Theia were one of a number of exciting young bands to grace the second stage at Hard Rock Hell VIII this past weekend.  PlanetMosh took the opportunity to find out a bit more about the band… but, first, we got a lesson in pronunciation before going on to …

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The Black Marbles – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

The Black Marbles

The Black Marbles were one of a number of Scandinavian bands who made the trip to north Wales to play Hard Rock Hell VIII this past weekend.  PlanetMosh took the opportunity to sit down with bassist Krister Selander and drummer Tobbe Bövik from the Gothenberg-based quartet to find out a …

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Electric Mary – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Electric Mary

PlanetMosh grabbed a chat with Electric Mary bassist Alex Raunjak shortly after their set at last weekend’s Hard Rock Hell, to talk about music and beer… well, what else would we talk about? Electric Mary’s new EP, ‘The Last Great Hope’ is out now.  Read our review at http://planetmosh.com/electric-mary-the-last-great-hope/. Keep …

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The Amorettes – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s always a pleasure to chat to Scotland’s fiestiest female rockers, The Amorettes, and we at PM didn’t really need an excuse to sit down for a good old-fashioned chinwag following another raucous performance at this year’s Hard Rock Hell, and discuss progress on their debut album and their forthcoming …

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Carousel Vertigo – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

HRH VIII poster

PlanetMosh caught up with French hard rockers Carousel Vertigo following their debut UK festival appearance at Hard Rock Hell this past weekend, to chat about touring with Status Quo, their debut album, ‘Mighty’, their first ever UK headlining tour and their plans for 2015: Keep up with developments in the …

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The Texas Flood – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Having won this year’s Highway To Hell competition, Welsh blues rockers The Texas Flood had the honour of opening the second stage on the first full day of Hard Rock Hell.  Afterwards, your intrepid PM correspondent tracked down the trio for a chat about the experience, their recent album ‘Young …

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Hellion Rising – Hard Rock Hell, 13/11/2014

Hellion Rising - Hard Rock Hell 2014

Following their appearance on the opening evening of this year’s Hard Rock Hell, PM sat down with the guys from up-and-coming North East metallians Hellion Rising to talk about their experience, the debut album, ‘Eight Of Swords’ (reviewed at http://planetmosh.com/hellion-rising-eight-of-swords/) and their plans for 2015: Keep up with developments from …

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Hard Rock Hell VIII – Pwllheli, Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, 13/11/2014

Massive Wagons - Hard Rock Hell 2014

As the HRH masses once more descended upon a remote corner of north Wales for this year’s eighth instalment, the PlanetMosh team also assembled from several corners of the UK to brave the early winter weather, hard-as-concrete camp beds, dodgy heating and copious amounts of alcohol to report from the …

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Skam – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Leicester power trio Skam delivered one of the early highlights of this year’s Hard Rock Hell, when they took to the second stage on the Friday afternoon with a set that proved they are the real thing (see what we did there?).  Afterwards, with the sweat still glistening on their …

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Midnight Messiah – Hard Rock Hell, 13/11/2014

Midnight Messiah logo

Midnight Messiah had the honour of being the first act to take to the stage at this past weekend’s Hard Rock Hell.  PlanetMosh met up with the five guys afterwards for a chat about the band’s past, present and future: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightMessiah

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Santa Cruz – Hard Rock Hell, 14/11/2014

Santa Cruz

One of the most eagerly anticipated acts to appear at this past weekend’s Hard Rock Hell were Finnish sleazesters Santa Cruz… PlanetMosh pulled up a chair with three-quarters of the group (drummer Taz was off doing whatever it is that drummers do an hour before going on stage) for what …

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Vardis – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

Vardis logo

Fresh from their triumphant performance on the main stage on the final afternoon of this year’s Hard Rock Hell, PM chatted to Steve Zodiac, Terry Horbury and Gary Pearson – collectively known as the legendary Vardis – about the band’s reformation after 20+ years of inactivity, their forthcoming live album recording, their …

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Vardis to record new live album


On the eve of their appearance at this weekend’s Hard Rock Hell, NWOBHM veterans Vardis have announced that they are to record and release their first live album in almost 35 years! The recording will take place at Unity Works, Unity Hall, Wakefield, on Saturday 13 December, with the result being released some time in …

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