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Slaughter and the Dogs – Warehouse 23, Wakefield: 3rd August 2014 & Sound Control Manchester, Acoustic: 5th August 2014

.@louelladeville_ @planetmosh review of Slaughter and the Dogs Pre Rebellion Warm-Up and Setting the Record Straight shows. One of the, if not The, finest Punk Rock band to be ‘Made in Manchester’ has got to Slaughter and the Dogs. Formed in Wythenshawe in 1975 with Wayne Barrett on vocals, Mick Rossi …

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Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War

I have put this off for as long as I possibly could. I am a huge Chris Jericho fan; he is one of my favourite wrestlers and I think that Fozzy have done an impressive amount of work as a band. There is nobody that I would like to talk …

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Sonisphere 2014 – Friday 4th July – Review

  Sonisphere 2014 marked the 40th year of festivals held at Knebworth and what better way to celebrate than to bring 60,000 music fans together for a hot, sunny and lightly showered weekend of metal dominance! A late starting Friday meant that fans were able to arrive in good time …

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Rival Sons – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – 10/06/14

One tall dude and his guitar is how I can briefly describe Jameson Burt, who is opening the night’s proceedings. Hailing from California, I can hear why Jameson was asked to join Rival Sons on tour. As I’m photographing during the first few songs I am focusing more on the …

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Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie

It has been around a year and three quarters since Classic Rock Magazine’s 2012 Breakthrough Artist Rival Sons last impressed us with the release of their “Head Down” album. This is an album I have praised with very high regard, and I have followed the band ever since I saw …

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The King Lot – Until My Dying Day – Single

The King Lot are a three piece Hard Rock and Roll band from West Lothian, Scotland who I have never heard much about until now! The band members have been friends for many years, and have written and recorded in various bands and projects together as well as achieving commercial …

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Anti-Nowhere League – 100 Club, London, 24th April 2014

I first saw the Anti-Nowhere League (ANL) by accident (or divine intervention) at Ivory Blacks in Glasgow back in March 2011. I had to go to Glasgow so had a look to see what was going on, saw ANL were playing, watched ‘So What’ on YouTube, decided it would be …

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Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain

I have been into Black Stone Cherry ever since the release of “Folklore and Superstition” several years ago. Now with the release of their fourth album “Magic Mountain” imminent, how have things developed since I first discovered this band? One thing that is very noticeable from the off is that …

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Corpsessed-Abysmal Thresholds

  Hailing from Järvenpää Finland Corpsessed released their first full length album Abysmal Thresholds by Dark Descent Records on the 4th of February 2014. Artwork by Danille Gauvin. Now I have never claimed to be good at reviews, sometimes you just can’t get into an album enough to right something …

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Drudkh / Winterfylleth – ‘Thousands of Moons Ago’ / ‘The Gates’

Drudhk Winterfyleth Split EP Artwork

This four track split EP – appropriately limited to 666 12” pressings – sees mysterious Ukrainian black metal overlords Drudkh teaming with their English pagan counterparts Winterfylleth to deliver a collection of four cover versions. Drudkh explore the darkest depths of the eastern European underground for their triptych of contributions, …

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Zodiac – A Hiding Place

German rock band Zodiac released their sophomore album A Hiding Place on 29th October 2013 via Napalm records. Their debut album ‘A Bit of a Devil’ having been released in 2012. A Hiding Place gets off to a rousing start with Downtown with a good beat, good rhythm, good riffs. …

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The Mission / Fields of the Nephilim – O2 Academy Glasgow

A  cold wet Saturday finds me standing outside the O2 Academy in Glasgow for the highly anticipated Fields of the Nephilim / Mission gig. I heard about this gig last year in Birmingham when Wayne Hussey announced it on stage, could it be true my two favourite Goth bands on …

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I AM I – See You Again (Single Review)

I AM I released their new single See You Again as a digital download on 11th November 2013. Former Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart formed I AM I after leaving Dragonforce. ZP assembled a line up of talented and renowned musicians to put together new project I AM I. The lineup …

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NiteRain – Crossfire

NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo, Norway released their début album NiteRain last month. The idea for the band came from singer Sebastian (Baz) Tvedtnæs back in 2006 and he joined forces with a classmate. However the band really started out in 2010 when Frank and Morten joined with Adrian …

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Michael Monroe – Cathouse Glasgow Review

A cold Friday at the end of November finds me back in the Cathouse in Glasgow for the UK leg of Michael Monroe’s Horn’s and Halo’s world tour, but the temperature doesn’t matter when for my money you have one of the best front men in the rock scene at …

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Afterlife – Omega

I have followed the band Afterlife for just about a year now, ever since I was impressed by their sounds and performance watching them live at The Classic Grand. One EP “Alpha”, several live performances later, and having been holed up writing and recording by the picturesque Loch Fyne in …

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Place Vendome: Thunder in the Distance

Thunder in the Distance is the third album from melodic hard rock project Place Vendome. Released by Frontiers Records on 1st November 2013, Place Vendome being the brainchild of their President, Serafino Perugino. Fronted by Michael Kiske former vocalist for German rock band Helloween and alos for Avantasia and Unisonic. …

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Asomvel – Knuckle Duster

Formed in 1993 by the late Jay-Jay Winter and Lenny Robinson. Tragically Jay-Jay was involved in a fatal car crash in October 2010, a terrible loss which could leave a band deciding to call it a day. However as AC/DC found Brian Johnson after the death of  Bon Scott, Asomvel …

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Sumosluts – Fat.Hot.Sexy

German Stoner Rock band Sumosluts released their third album Fat.Hot.Sexy on Friday 13th September 2013 on Noisehead Records. Formed in Bamburg, Germany in 2010 their Debut album ‘An Awesome Piece of Shit‘ was released in 2011, followed by ‘Time To Freak Out‘ in 2012 and now ‘Fat.Hot.Sexy‘ When I hear …

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