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Havok, Skeletonwitch – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – 12/08/2014

.@HAVOKthrash @Skeletonwitch show reviewed by  @AnybodyBC  for @Planetmosh Although the summer festival season is coming to an end there are still plenty of opportunities to have a great time with live shows. For the thrash metal lovers, 12th of August was one hell of a party with Havok and Skeletonwitch front and centre as they …

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Overkill – White Devil Armory

.@Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews “White Devil Armory” by @OverkillBand released via @nuclearblasteu 34 years of very productive existence, 16 studio albums, countless concerts and thrash metal adventures. Yes, they are the thrash metal legends from New Jersey – Overkill. In the middle of the summer of 2014, the band released their …

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Dust Bolt – Awake The Riot

Young Bavarian eighties thrash ‘revival’ band Dust Bolt have dialed in some classic tones, with their new, 12+ track full-length Awake The Riot ready for enjoyment by anyone who appreciates solid, well-played thrash metal. The band wear their influences as players and as a band on their sleeves, harnessing the …

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AMKEN debut official music video for ‘Zombie Pets’

Greek thrashers AMKEN have released their first official video clip for the song “Zombie Pets”. The video has been directed by Antonis Skaramagkas (Exarsis, Fatal Mutiny, Secret Illusion) while music production took place at Made In Hell Studio (Mentally Defiled, Fadom, Fatal Mutiny, Demon Prayers). Blood-pumping, fast-paced bay area thrash combined with that notorious …

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Tankard – R.I.B.

.@Planetmosh @Anybody reviews “R.I.B.” by @tankardofficial released via @nuclearblasteu If there was a contest for the album title of the year Tankard could definitely be a candidate with their new album “R.I.B.” (“Rest In Beer”).  These German metallers are well-known to thrash metal lovers since the early eighties. With 15 full-length albums since then already under …

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Haerken – …Of Warriors and Kings

Haerken are a new European band, and their ten-song debut album, …Of Warriors and Kings, released in 2014, is a fresh face on the monolith that is extreme music. (At least for Latin, the ‘ae’ is pronounced “i”.) Modern, technical, crunchy, and fairly dry, the band’s sound could be described …

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Harlott – Origin

@Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews ‘Origin’ by @HarlottOfficial If you feel like you’re missing some new/old groove thrash metal, I have something to recommend for you. With their very first full-length album ‘Origin’, four-piece Australian band Harlott confidently step up to the plate and introduce themselves to the metal scene. Formed not so …

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X-Mantra – Pralaya 2012

X-Mantra are a four-piece thrash metal band from Kathmandu, Nepal, who formed in 2000. In 2012, they released Pralaya 2012, a disc containing eight songs. X-Mantra is very fortunate to have signed with British label King Slam Records. The signing and subsequent distribution will hopefully greatly increase their international reach …

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Xentrix – The Cathouse, Glasgow – 13/12/2013

Friday, a dark December evening at The Cathouse in Glasgow and I’m surrounded by wandering metalheads, who came here to returning legends of the UK thrash scene, Xentrix. I must admit, I haven’t seen them or even the supporting act before live, so it was both fun and educational evening …

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Warbringer – ‘IV: Empires Collapse’

Over the past half a decade, Los Angeles’ Warbringer have produced three of the best new age thrash albums of recent years – a triptych of work which has taken its inspiration from the sound of genre pioneers such as Exodus, Exciter and Testament and brought it up to date …

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Dissension – Of Time And Chronic Disease

Canada’s Dissension have released a ten-song, fifty-minute concept album, Of Time And Chronic Disease. Combining elements of symphonic black, gritty death, burly power, and raging thrash metal, it offers sonic shocks to a diverse palette. Fans of second-wave symphonic metal (contemporaries to Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, et al) ought …

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Destroyers Of All – Into The Fire

Rare is the band who grasps the concept of ‘storming out of the gate’ with a killer debut that meshes great musicianship, good songwriting, and top quality production. Portugal’s Destroyers Of All offer a left-of-center metal assault, combining technical proficiency with catchy riff arrangements and songwriting, to deliver an incendiary …

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Scythe – Subterranean Steel

Scythe is a three-piece heavy metal outfit from Chicago which was founded by former Usurper front man Rick Scythe in 2010. Old school in their approach, they state on their official website that their sound “incorporates the style of 80’s thrash/black/speed metal, combined with elements of dark atmosphere, classic heavy metal …

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Onslaught – “VI”

If ever the name of a band can describe their music then Onslaught certainly fit the bill judging by the ferocity of the material on their 6th studio album aptly titled “VI”. There have been some excellent thrash metal albums released in 2013 and “VI” is a worthy addition to …

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Headbangers Balls – Manchester Club Academy, 03/08/2013

Gig reviews for Planetmosh are posted in a section called Event Reviews and the Headbangers Balls gig is worthy of being called an event and not just a gig due to the reasons behind it. The tour consists of 12 UK dates on weekends between July 12th to August 17th …

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Annihilator – Feast

You have to admire the tenacity of Jeff Waters,lead guitarist and founder of Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator. He formed Annihilator in 1984 and although he will never reach the upper echelons of the so called Big 4 he has earned a lot of respect from fans and bands that …

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Ultra-Violence – Privilege To Overcome

I love underground music, if it brings out some obvious talent, and especially if it’s from outside my home country – the USA. Turin, Italy’s Ultra-Violence (yeah, like Death Angel, or A Clockwork Orange, your choice) seems to fit that bill. Their newest, Privilege To Overcome, is a long-playing album …

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Scar Symmetry / Beholder / Bloodshot Dawn – The Pint, Dublin – 30th March 2013

The Pint venue has undergone a revamp. The owners and promoter have increased the size of the stage, invested in a quality lighting rig, improved the sound system, and spoiled us with air conditioning. All of these improvements have made the Pint THE best venue in Dublin for underground metal …

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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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