metal talk
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
metal talk

(Her Majesty's Music/Cargo Records) Release Date: 12th August


robin beck

Brooklyn babe Robin Beck was in London recently to chat about her new splendid album 'Underneath' which is released on Her Majesty's Music/Cargo Records on August 12th in the UK and three days later worldwide.

MetalTalk's Mark Taylor got up close and personal with Robin and you can watch the interview below.

Article continues below...

Many rock fans first become aware of Robin Beck for the very first time when she had a number one hit with 'First Time' back in 1988, a track that was heavily featured in a Coca-Cola advertising campaign.

The resulting album, 'Trouble Or Nothin'' was a well crafted melodic rock masterpiece featuring the writing talents of hit makers Desmond Child and Holly Knight.

Her new album is a return to form that will please all rock lovers who hark back to the golden days of the hairy eighties. A flawless album that features a host of outside writers including a couple penned by Beck herself and a couple borrowed from her buddies in Fiona and Glen Burtnick.

Produced by her husband James Christian who also performs on the album, 'Underneath' kicks off in fine style with the smooth rocker 'Wrecking Ball'. Originally recorded by Fiona, 'Ain't That Just Like Love' is perfect fist raiser for those who like to sing to themselves into the mirror with a hair brush as a microphone.

'Sprain' has a neat grunge like guitar riff going on and is one of my favourites on this little AOR gem. 'Catfight' has a poppy glam style stomp to it, whilst 'Burning Me Down' is a heart string puller featuring a duet with Christian.

There are no duds on offer here, an album that flows and flourishes and has a feel good factor about it. There's nothing that tastes flat, Robin Beck still has plenty of fizz to offer. Feels like the very second time.

beer beer beerbeerbeer




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



Your Email Address:

Travelling To Wacken From:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Enquiry:


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.