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Battlecross Interview with Tony Asta, August 2013

Chicken Fighting With Battlecross Battlecross is a band from the rust-belt suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. In 2005, the nascent band crafted up a few tunes and self-released a demo. What a difference a few years makes: by 2013, they’ve been signed to Metal Blade Records, and have partied like rock …

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Týr – Interview with Heri Joensen

Tyr 'Valkyria' Promo Artwork

With their seventh album, ‘Valkyria’, due for release next month, Planet Mosh chats to Heri Joensen, vocalist and guitarist with Faroese folk metallers Týr: Heri-Joensen-Interview ‘Valkyria’ is released on Metal Blade on September 16. Týr play the following dates in the UK and Ireland with Finntroll: Monday September 30 – Epic TV …

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Whitechapel – The Somatic Defilement

Whitechapel are a fairly young band, forming in 2006. They are a death metal band, with four releases under their belt, from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band have returned with their newest offering, for Metal Blade Records: the re-release of The Somatic Defilement (their 2007 debut album), which has been re-mastered. Overall, the record …

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Flotsam And Jetsam – Ugly Noise

Flotsam And Jetsam are stalwarts in the thrash metal sub-genre, having formed under the direction of drummer Kelly David-Smith in the very early 1980’s. These Phoenix ‘bangers hardly need introduction. This was, at one point in time, a crowd-financed album, and the quality of the output seems to be a …

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Cannibal Corpse, Paul Mazurkiewicz interview, Glasgow 10/3/13

I had the pleasure of catching up with Cannibal Corpse’s drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz before their crushing set at the o2 ABC in Glasgow. We discussed their latest album Torture, Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal, touring, how they have survived 25 years in the business, why they have …

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Ryan Knight interview Glasgow 10/3/13

I had the pleasure of catching up with Ryan Knight, guitarist from The Black Dahlia Murder before their brutal set at the o2 ABC in Glasgow. We discussed last years appearance at Wacken and Bloodstock, touring, Metal Blade Records, their new album, what their plans are and so on.   …

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Bison B.C. – Lovelessness

It’s the return of Vancouver metal heavyweights Bison B.C. with their third album and follow up to 2010’s Dark Ages. It’s a damn huge assed slice of sludge and stoner metal with thrash accents that explodes in your ears like a ten ton weight dropping on Wile E Coyote. It …

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As I Lay Dying – Awakened

It may be time to face facts: in 2012, metalcore is essentially dead in the water. Granted, it’s still in prominence in bastardized forms as courtesy of the Asking Alexandria’s and Bury Tomorrow’s of the world, but “classic” metalcore, if such a word can be attributed to a genre that …

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Over Your Threshold – Facticity (CD)

FACTICITY is the debut album from OVER YOUR THRESHOLD, a progressive death metal quintet hailing from Munich in Germany. Formed in 2006 and having released a EP, ‘Progress in Disbelief’ in 2008, the band entered the studio in 2011 to record the album. They suffered a setback at the beginning …

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Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience (CD)

Yesterday saw the release of ‘REVELRY & RESILIENCE’, the second album from American rockers GYPSYHAWK on Metal Blade Records. Formed in October 2008, the band released their first album, ‘Patience and Peserverance’ in July 2010, an album recorded – as proudly stated on their blog – in the space of …

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Interview with Leif Jensen of Dew-Scented

German thrashers Dew-Scented have celebrated their 20th anniversary in truly sensational style, with their massive new album, ‘Icarus’ – which we at Planet Mosh described as a defining moment for both the band and thrash metal as a whole, awarding it 10/10 in the process. It’s against this backdrop that …

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Cannibal Corpse Interview at Hellfest 15/06/12

I was lucky enough to catch up with lead guitarist, Patrick O’Brien from Cannibal Corpse at this years Hellfest Festival in France. We discussed the new album and what it’s like to be playing at Hellfest. Check out the interview below!        

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Fates Warning – Inside Out (2012 Remaster)

Fates Warning are synonymous with the Progressive Metal revolution and along with fellow alumni Queensryche and Dream Theater, are key players responsible for this unique and exciting aspect of metal.  Beginning life in Hartford, Conneticut way back in 1982 with an original line up consisting of vocalist John Arch, guitarists …

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Interview with Brian Slagel owner and founder of Metal Blade Records.

I had the privilege of catching up with the legendary owner and founder of Metal Blade Records, Brian Slagel. Hello Brian, this is Dennis from Planetmosh.com congratulating you on 30 years of Metal Blade Records. When you founded Metal Blade 30 years ago, did you ever imagine at the time …

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Allegaeon – Formshifter

Allegaeon (pronounced: uh-lee-juhn) was formed in 2008 by founding member and guitar player Ryan Glisan. Soon thereafter joined the classically trained guitarist Greg Burgess, vocalist Ezra Haynes and bassist Corey Archuleta to round out and form what people have come to know now as the Colorado Kings of Melodic Metal. …

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Pilgrim – Misery Wizard.

The last few albums i’ve reviewed have been mainly thrash metal so now its time for some crushing doom metal from Rhode Island based 3 piece band Pilgrim. Formed in early 2010 they have released a stunning debut album, following on from their Forsaken Man e.p.  Misery Wizard is on …

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Southampton 29/01/2012

Live Review: As the bands reached Southampton it was the nineteenth date into their mammoth UK tour. The Cellar, an absolutely rammed tiny venue for such epic bands, with no more than literally a hundred people filling up the venue and more still queuing to get in I thought to …

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Cannibal Corpse – Torture, Album Review

I will try to contain myself; I am a huge fan of Cannibal Corpse, I cannot wait to see them again in Glasgow next month.  The long awaited Torture album, to be officially released on the 13th of March 2012 by Metal Blade Records. We kick off with Tormented Aggression, which is, of course, aggressive.  No waiting around …

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