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Coldwar unveil ‘Pantheist’ artwork


Irish hardcore death metal punks Coldwar have unveiled the cover art (right) for their fifth album, ‘Pantheist’, which will be released via Candlelight Records on April 28th. Coldwar guitarist Paul Nash explained the concept behind the Sean Fitzpatrick-designed cover:  “The artwork has a symbolic meaning to the subject matter throughout the …

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Darkest Era to release new album in June

Darkest Era

Northern Ireland metallians Darkest Era are to release their new studio album, ‘Severance’, in June. The Fermanagh band recently switched from Metal Blade Records to the Cruz Del Sur label. Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said of the move: “We are excited to be working with Cruz Del Sur to finally get this beast …

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Sylosis – Interview with Josh Middleton

With three albums under their belt, Reading progressive thrashers Sylosis looked all set to crack the States at the end of last year, when they headed out on the road with DevilDriver and Trivium:  then, suddenly, it all went horribly wrong when – in a scenario all too familiar to …

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Drudkh – ‘Eastern Frontier In Flames’

Drudkh - Eastern Frontier In Flames

Complementing their recent limited-edition vinyl-only 12” split with Winterfylleth, mysterious Ukrainian death metallers Drudkh have again delved into their archive of rarities for this short compilation, which features tracks from their 2007 EP ‘Anti-Urban’ and a brace of covers from the ‘Slavonic Chronicles’ offering of three years later.  It also …

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Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Moonkings’

Moonkings album artwork

Breaking a musical silence that – apart from a few live appearances and a song written for his local football team – has lasted 20 long years, Dutch axemeister Adrian Vandenberg has emerged from his self-enforced exile with a renewed fire in his belly and this new project with a …

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Adrian Vandenberg interview

Vandenberg's Moonking

Dutch axemeister Adrian Vandenberg – best known to many rockers of a certain generation as one-time guitarist in Whitesnake – has recently broken a musical silence lasting nigh on a quarter of a century, with the imminent release of the self-titled debut album by his new Vandenberg’s Moonkings project. PlanetMosh recently connected …

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Suns Of Stone – ‘Suns Of Stone’

Suns Of Stone

.@Planetmosh reviews the self-titled album by @sunsofstone, out now on Bad Reputation Records. Canadian quartet Suns Of Stone follow a southern-edged blues rock path that has been trodden by a thousand predecessors, and while it may not be the most original route to follow they find their way along it …

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Automaton – Echoes Of Mount Ida

This debut three track EP from Athenians five piece Automaton is one which is unashamedly and proudly rooted in the drone doom tradition of bands such as Sleep and YOB, with the heritage of these acts seeping and flowing through every last second of the 33 compulsive minutes. With fuzzed-out …

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Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Into The Storm’

.@Planetmosh reviews #IntoTheStorm by #AxelRudiPell, out now on #Steamhammer It’s hard to argue with German axeman Axel Rudi Pell‘s pedigree… this is his 15th studio album in around 25 years  – which is a feat (especially when you couple that prodigious output with nearly as many cover sets, live releases …

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Nashville Pussy – ‘Up The Dosage’

Nashville Pussy Facebook Cover Photo

.@Planetmosh reviews #UpTheDosage, the new album from @bashfulpuppy, out now on Steamhammer Sex, drugs, women, drinkin’, rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll… that’s all that really matters to Nashville Pussy (well, let’s be honest, it’s all that really matters to any of us, isn’t it) – and it just about summarizes the …

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Behemoth – ‘The Satanist’

.@Planetmosh reviews the new album from @BehemothBand, released on @nuclearblasteu on January 31. This tenth album from Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth is one which sees them coming back from the brink of extinction, signalling as it does the return of band founder and frontman Nergal from his almost life-ending …

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