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rogue male

Rogue Male first exploded on the scene after terrifying the Metal youth of 1985 with an unforgettable corruptive performance on Channel 4's long forgotten E.C.T.

Missing in action for almost three decades, Rogue Male are back to shake off the sand and dust and are dressed to kill in a suit of futuristic armour that would survive any nuclear blast.

Toledo Steel opened and were highly impressive. This young traditional Metal band from Southampton are obviously highly influenced by the NWOBHM scene and those sounds can be heard in their foot on the monitor anthems.

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You won't find any 'save the whale' type titles in their set list, just no nonsense titles such as 'Fallen Empire', 'Escape From Alcatraz', 'Speed Killer' and 'Children Of The Sun' which featured some fine dual axe attack Maiden-esqe action. British standard approved.

Rogue Male are something else. As soon as they hit the stage, you expect the building to collapse around you, such is the velocity of their entrance.

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Looking like something out of a low budget Mad Max film, mainman Jim Lyttle and John Fraser Binnie are taking no prisoners as they crush into three numbers from the more recent 'Nail It' album.

Lyttle looks deranged and menacing as he spits venom through the barking anti-politician protest of 'Take No Shit'.

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A sound of Motorhead and W.A.S.P with the spirit of punk survives from their mid eighties underground classics with the revving 'Crazy Motorcycle' and the heavy loaded 'All Over You'. Even Jody Turner from Rock Goddess was getting some practice in with this number, singing along to every word.

Riding out into the sunset with new track 'Liar', Rogue Male came, destroyed and conquered.

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Photos by Derek Carter




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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