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'Jingle All The Way'
(Metal Blade)
Released: 6th December 2011

Tina Saul

tina saul

With just over a month to go until the peak of the festive season, I've stopped wrapping up presents, planning what size turkey to get, figuring out where to get those spare chairs from and worrying whether to put gin or bourbon in the mulled wine.


My comparison starts with price, with the Vegas show being free entry and the London show setting you back over 20 quid. When you factor in the various fees you now have to pay, you'd imagine that Vegas would be packed and London not so, but it's the complete opposite.

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You may ask what has made me stop planning the most important day of the year; surely mid-November there is only one priority? Well, I had no choice actually. I can't stop laughing since putting on Austrian Death Machine's 'Jingle All The Way' and don't seem to be able to stop hitting the repeat button. It's inspired by Arnie's holiday movie of the same name and tells the story of the pursuit of the 'Turbo Man' doll...

In their own words, it's at a fast-paced tempo that you can circle pit to, has a build-up to breakdown, enabling you to mosh along, the classic singalongs and cliche vocals that sound really angry. And let's not forget, it's BRUTAL - 200% in fact.

I do love my parody bands and this has had me in fits. With everyone seemingly jumping on the Christmas covers and 'get X band to Christmas No 1' bandwagons, this is a much better take on it. Just pure comedy with some Arnie vocals thrown in. What's not to love?

Released through Metal Blade, it will be available digitally from 6th December, and the vinyl addition will follow shortly after and will make for the perfect stocking filler for all your Metal brothers and sisters. But, be warned, Ahhnold asks that it not be gifted to "puny wimps" or "girly men".

Head on over to MetalBlade to stream it online and get pre-ordering; those stockings won't fill themselves.




Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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