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Connected/Condemned – Jotnar

Jotnar , Spain’s purveyors of Melodic Death Metal have just unleashed their debut full length album titled ‘Connected/Condemned’ via Massacre Records, and what a breath of fresh air it turns out to be The bands line up and vision has changed and evolved a lot since the release of the …

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Akoma – Revangels

  January 2017 marks the release of the debut album from Akoma, titled Revangels. And although so early in the calendar, this surely has to be a contender for Symphonic Metal’s album of the year. Remember this bands name, for they are destined for the very top Symphonic, Gothic, Female …

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Dethrone – Incinerate All

                    One of Europe’s most exciting young Death/Thrash bands return to give your lobes a damn good pummelling with their follow up to 2013’s much acclaimed debut ‘Humanity’. And where as ‘Incinerate All’ follows the same bludgeoning formula to a certain …

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Messenger – Captain’s Loot

Germany’s Messenger return with an eight track album of original tracks and covers, delivered in the classic Heavy Metal style, and with the subtlety of a brick. For a start, Siegfried Schüssler has the most Metal of Metal voices anywhere on the planet, when this guy screams, windows shatter and …

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Raunchy – Vices. Virtues. Visions.

        This release marks the bands sixth full length offering, and their first since signing to German label, Massacre Records. Couple that with the fact that the album is also the first to feature the vocal talents of Mike Semesky, and you immediately get the impression that …

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Blood God – Blood Is My Trademark

      Sometimes, an album falls into your lap, that restores your faith in all that is Heavy Metal. Whilst it is always beneficial, and indeed, essential , for the music we love and worship to evolve and explore different avenues, sometimes, it is just great to get back …

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Silent Opera – Reflections

    Despite having formative roots growing back to 2007, this is the bands second only full length album, following on, as it does, from 2010’s “Act One”, an album that drew a lot of favourable reviews and comments, in particular, from their home stomping ground of France. So, what …

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Elysion – Someplace Better

      The Gothic Metal band from Greece return with their highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s excellent debut album “Silent Scr3am”. “Someplace Better”, again released through Germany’s Massacre Records label, is without doubt a major step up in class and performance from beginning to end, as good as …

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Thyrien – ‘Hymns Of The Mortals-Songs From The North’

@planetmoshreviews @thyrien Here we are, barely finished ridding ourselves of the New Years festive party cobwebs, and I’m listening to my first strong contender for album of the year. I think it is fair to say that Thyrien have not had the smoothest of starts to their collective career, line …

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Madness Of The Night, interviewed

Having had the pleasure of reviewing the duo’s debut album, “The Asgarda” a short time ago, I decided to try and get a better idea of what makes the band tick. If you read just one interview this month, make it this one, we all bemoan the music industry and …

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Coronatus – Recreatio Carminis

  Coronatus return with not one, not two but three, yes that’s right, three female singers. Original vocalist Carmen Loch returning to the fold following a ’family commitments’ break. My initial expectation was that the vocal duties would be split between the girls but no, to their credit, all three …

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Arven – Black Is The Colour

Excellent follow up which has class written all over it         The German based six piece return with “Black Is The Colour”, their second album, which follows on from the very well received debut offering “Music Of Light”, which saw release in 2011.   A difficult band …

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Debauchery – Interview with Thomas Gurrath

With their new album ” Kings Of Carnage” sitting rather nicely in the German album chart, we decided to brave the blood soaked, gorefest that is Debauchery the band and dig deeper to find out exactly what makes frontman Thomas tick.     Firstly, welcome to Planetmosh and thanks for …

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Unshine – Dark Half Rising

    The Finnish Druid/Folk/Gothic Metal band have been a bit quiet in terms of new material over recent years, this being their first release since the excellent “The Enigma Of Immortals” , which surfaced in 2008. The band return though, with all cylinders firing in the form of “Dark …

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Debauchery – Kings Of Carnage

    Debauchery have been hacking and slashing their brand of blood soaked, gore driven Death Metal for some ten years now and show no sign of fading meekly into the mincing machine either if this album is anything to go by. Hack, slash, kill being the overriding theme dominating …

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Schwarzer Engel – Schwarze Sonne EP

  If you like your music to come at you from the darker end of the spectrum then this is well worth checking out, although a mere fifteen minutes in duration it packs a mighty punch, very much in the Gothic vein. As a German language band Schwarzer Engel are …

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Trail Of Tears – Oscillation

A sad but fitting end to the Trail Of Tears story.   My love affair with Trail Of Tears began with the release in 2007 of the amazing ‘Existentia’, an album I stumbled upon whilst hunting out new Gothic bands for my collection, they were also one of the main …

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Tears Of Martyr – Tales

‘Tales’ is a Gothic masterpiece, one of the genres best albums of the year so far.   The bands roots lie within the beautiful borders of the Canary Islands, where their earlier recordings were a much more Doom Metal affair. Although  Tears Of Martyr have retained aspects of those earlier …

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Luna Ad Noctum – Hypnotic Inferno.

Black Metal with a melodic twist ticks all the right boxes.   The Polish Metal scene has always been a strong one generally speaking, even more so since Maiden played groundbreaking shows there way back in the 80’s. The country can now proudly boast a healthy crop of quality bands …

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