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These Wicked Rivers-Lonely Road-New Track Review-Planetmosh

Formed in Derby 2014, These Wicked Rivers add another spotlight stealing song to their catalogue with new track ‘Lonely Road’ released via Rock People Management to celebrate their month long tour in October supporting Hayseed Dixie and it’s available to stream as well as a physical CD which will be …

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Silurian – End of Ordovicia EP review

Three great tracks from the era of trilobites, ammonites and Eurypterids… Just to clarify, this isn’t a recording that has recently been unearthed in a palaeontological dig somewhere! This is in fact a release from earlier this month by US blackened death metal trio Silurian. It may only be three …

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Crossover – Shangri-La/Gypsy Blood – Single Review – Planetmosh

Old musicians rule, ok! Point proven by the debut CD single ‘Shangri-La/Gypsy Blood’ from Crossover, taken from their debut album The Endless Road. They formed in 2017 by guitarist Paul Gaskin (Gaskin) and drummer Gary Pearson (Vardis). Line up changes resulted in new members joining as the single begins with …

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The Midwich Affair-Energy-Single Review-Planetmosh

Staffordshire based The Midwich Affair step away from their usual high energy covers gigs to record another attention grabbing original song as they hit hard and heavy with the utterly bonkers new single release of ‘Energy’, something we all need these days if we can afford it. This tune to …

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The Revenants-Mutiny+Griffin Castle-Single Review-Planetmosh

Stoke On Trent based The Revenants were a revelation as they put the power into power trio when I caught them play at The Rigger in May this year with an incendiary performance and they’ve channelled that vibe in the studio with their latest single ‘Mutiny + Griffin Castle’. ‘Mutiny’ …

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ARMNATT – “Immortal Nature” album review

Black metal from the icy wastes of… Portugal! One look at the band name, the album title, and the cover, all scream out Norway or Finland. But no, Armnatt does indeed hail from the Iberian Peninsula, and Portugal. More surprising to me, is that until now, I had never heard …

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Black Void – “Antithesis” album review

Black Void’s “Antithesis” is a cocktail of Norwegian black metal luminaries… Featuring members of Solefald, Borknagar, and Ihsahn‘s backing band, I was expecting this to be a very tasty musical cocktail. Instead, I got that glass you have to drink in the drinking game where everyone puts a bit of …

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Death On Fire-The Dying Light 7″ Single Review-Planetmosh.

Midwest death metal band Death On Fire unleash a 7″ vinyl single/tee shirt bundle titled The Dying Light due for release on February 18th 2022. It’s a taster for a soon to be released studio album Burial Hymns. The band were formed in 2016 by lead vocalist/guitarist Tim Kenefic and …

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Dead Demons-Another Space In Time-Single Review-Planetmosh.

Following on from their four track E.P Mortuus Daemonia released in August 2020, South Yorkshire band Dead Demons unearth their latest single Another Space In Time on March 1st 2022. It’s a five minute epic composed of two parts. The first half opens with an intro of gently picked guitar …

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The Autumn Killers-Social Animals Single Review-Planetmosh

With their Darkside album released in September 2021, South Wales based The Autumn Killers took a completely different path to their previous style as they introduced a more technological approach to the twelve tracks that blew me away on the first listen and on March 4th 2022 they release ‘Social …

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The Damn Truth-Only Love Single Review-Planetmosh

2021 was an excellent year for me discovering new music and the major highlight came from Montreal based The Damn Truth with their third album Now Or Nowhere that crossed the line between rock and roll tinged with psychedelia. 2022 sees them returning to the UK in February as support …

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Elles Bailey-The Game Single Review-Planetmosh

You can see why Elles Bailey was named artist of the year at the UK blues awards 2020/2021 judging by the quality of her latest single ‘The Game’, the fourth single taken from her upcoming studio album Shining In The Half Light, released on Earache Records February 25th 2022. The …

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Tailgunner-Guns For Hire Single Review-Planetmosh

Now this is the way to start a new year as England based thrashers Tailgunner rip through their debut single ‘Guns For Hire’ fast and furiously in just over three fiery minutes to take our minds off all the shit that is currently going on to prove that music is …

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Demonstealer – The Holocene Termination EP Review – Planetmosh

One of the three guises of Sahil Makhija is Demonstealer who have just released their second astonishing EP The Holocene Termination. Over the last twenty years he has pushed the boundaries of Indian metal Worldwide with Demonstealer and Demonic Resurrection. This four track firestorm rages hard, leaving me breathless at …

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Disconnected Souls – Petrichor Single Review- Planetmosh

Eschewing from my usual heavy metal reviews, I thought for this Christmas Eve I’d tackle something not so straightforward and my train of thought lead me to Chester based Disconnected Souls who have recently released their stunning new single ‘Petrichor’. Petrichor is actually a natural phenomenon, a distinctive Earthly scent …

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Non Residents – Comfortably Tied Single Review – Planetmosh

Chilean natives Non Residents unleash their latest single ‘Comfortably Tied’, taken from their debut album Against Police Brutality. They formed in 2019 in Brooklyn, New York and this is where they filmed the video for the single on a shoestring budget that captures the feel of their struggle. These four …

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Praying Mantis – Closer To Heaven Single Review – Planetmosh

Although included in the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement in the late 1970’s, London based Praying Mantis preceded the genre as they were formed in 1973 by brothers Chris and Tino Troy who still remain in the current line up. They chose a more melodic route, point …

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Brutal Ruin – Sideshow single review – Planetmosh

Stoke On Trent based bruisers Brutal Ruin bring some yuletide brutality courtesy of their latest single ‘Sideshow’. In just under four minutes they conjure up a feast by channeling the early rawness of Venom, the industrial grind of Godflesh and pummel along on some devilishly hellish grooves, all pinned down …

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