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  JOHNNY MAIN

johnny main

I am a Glasgow-based rock writer and blogger who's been into rock and Metal music since discovering Iron Maiden way back in 1988. My musical preferences range from mainstream rock bands like AC/DC, Status Quo and Queensryche to heavier bands like Slayer, Mastodon and Possessed.

I'm a regular gig-goer and have been to over 700 gigs so far, including seeing one particular rock band over 35 times! Some of my favourite gigs include the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in 1992, Iron Maiden at Earls Court in 2000, KISS at Donington in 1996 and Status Quo at Glasgow's Solid Rock Café during their famous promotional Pub Tour in 1999.


31 December 2014: Striker: 'City Of Gold'
31 December 2014: Wildfire And Ice – Day Two: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
30 December 2014: Western Sand: O2 ABC, Glasgow
29 December 2014: Wildfire And Ice – Day One: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
29 December 2014: Best Of 2014
22 December 2014: Derision: 'Rise Of The Departed'
16 December 2014: Heavy Smoke: 'All I Want For Christmas...'
13 December 2014: Centrilia: 'You Are In Error'
5 December 2014: Hard Rock Hell VIII Helloween Day Three: Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli
1 December 2014: Sodom: 'Sacred Warpath' EP
28 November 2014: Hard Rock Hell VIII Helloween Day Two: With Santa Cruz Interview: Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli
24 November 2014: Hard Rock Hell VIII Helloween Day One: Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli
24 November 2014: A Vulgar Picture: 'The World I Found'
17 November 2014: King Diamond: 'Dreams Of Horror'
11 November 2014: Vantage Point: 'Demonic Dinner Dance'
7 November 2014: Broken Chords: 'Broken Chords'
4 November 2014: Boogi Loushou/Stoneface/Deadbeat Ragdolls/Big Dirty Ride: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
31 October 2014: Status Quo: 'Aquostic (Stripped Bare)'
30 October 2014: Crowbar: 'Symmetry In Black'
29 October 2014: Ozzy Osbourne: 'Memoirs Of A Madman'
28 October 2014: Nashville Pussy/Desert Storm: Broadcast, Glasgow
17 October 2014: Destruction/Shrapnel/Lost Society/Evil Invaders: Audio, Glasgow
15 October 2014: Voodoo Vegas: 'No More' (Single)
13 October 2014: Hordes Of Beilal V Part Two: Beat Generator, Dundee
8 October 2014: Hordes Of Beilal V Part One: Beat Generator, Dundee
7 October 2014: Nashville Pussy: 'Up The Dosage'
25 September 2014: Electric Boys/Bad Touch: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
25 September 2014: Sarah Tipper: 'Eviscerated Panda – Back In Bamboo' Book Review
23 September 2014: The Cadillac Three: 'Tennessee Mojo'
23 September 2014: Disposable: 'At The Foot Of The World'
18 September 2014: Highway To Hell 5 – Day Two
13 September 2014: Highway To Hell 5 – Day One
19 August 2014: Line Of Fire: 'Nowhere To Go'
14 August 2014: Grand Magus: 'Triumph And Power'
11 August 2014: Mekong Delta: 'In A Mirror Darkly'
5 August 2014: Avatar: 'Hail The Apocalypse'
31 July 2014: Devil You Know: 'The Beauty Of Destruction'
21 July 2014: Onslaught/Artillery/Demonic Resurrection: The O2 ABC2, Glasgow
18 July 2014: Interview With Space Elevator
18 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: Day Three
18 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: The Dirty Youth/Falling Red
18 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: Savage Messiah/House Of X
17 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: Day Two
10 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: Day One
7 July 2014: Les-Fest 3: Bleed From Within/Demonic Resurrection
3 July 2014: Slowcoaches: 'Thinkers'
27 June 2014: Vantage Point/The Amorettes: The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
27 June 2014: Massive Wagons: 'Red Dress'
27 June 2014: Achren: 'The White Death' EP
20 June 2014: Monument: 'Renegades'
17 June 2014: Interview With Vantage Point
11 June 2014: Interview With Baleful Creed
6 June 2014: Gamma Ray: 'Empire Of The Undead'
4 June 2014: Jac Dalton: 'Roll With The Punches'
30 May 2014: Chasing Dragons: 'Checkmate'
29 May 2014: Interview With Dave Ritchie, Founder And Organiser Of Les-Fest
28 May 2014: Eden's Curse/Estrella/Fahran: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
28 May 2014: Monument/Kaine/Storm Of Embers: Stereo, Glasgow
22 May 2014: Killing From A Distance: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
21 May 2014: Afterlife: 'Omega'
16 May 2014: Iron Knights: 'Iron Knights'
12 May 2014: Interview With Attica Rage
6 May 2014: Interview With Iron Knights
6 May 2014: Bram Stoker: 'Cold Reading'
29 April 2014: The Wildhearts/The Von Hertzen Brothers/Hey! Hello!: O2 ABC, Glasgow
28 April 2014: Beholder/Cambion: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
18 April 2014: Status Quo: O2 Academy, Glasgow
17 April 2014: Afterlife: The Cathouse, Glasgow
9 April 2014: States Of Panic: 'No World Order'
8 April 2014: Space Elevator: 'Space Elevator'
7 April 2014: Seven Deadly: 'Obliviation'
31 March 2014: Toby Jepson: 'Raising My Own Hell'
28 March 2014: Overkill/Xentrix/Shrapnel: The Cathouse, Glasgow
24 March 2014: Voodoo Six/Santa Cruz: Audio, Glasgow
24 March 2014: Newsted: 'Metal' EP
16 March 2014: Iron Knights: The Venue, Dumfries
13 March 2014: Interview With Chris Astley Of Xentrix
6 March 2014: Def Con One: 'II'
2 March 2014: The Treatment/Cage The Gods/States Of Panic: King Tut's, Glasgow
25 February 2014: Protest The Hero/TesseracT: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
24 February 2014: Killswitch Engage/Trivium/Miss May I/Battlecross: O2 Academy, Glasgow
20 February 2014: Lucid Skies: 'Hounds' EP
18 February 2014: Uncle Rust: 'Six Years In The Desert'
11 February 2014: Interview With Forsaken Age
31 January 2014: Lamb Of God/Decapitated/Huntress: O2 Academy, Glasgow
24 January 2014: The Treatment: 'Running With The Dogs'
15 January 2014: The Vintage Caravan: 'Voyage'
9 January 2014: Superfecta: 'She's A Star' EP
9 January 2014: Status Quo: 'Bula Quo' DVD
3 January 2014: Toby Jepson: Stereo, Glasgow
3 January 2014: Xentrix: The Cathouse, Glasgow
3 January 2014: The Mission: O2 Academy, Glasgow
30 December 2013: Fields Of The Nephilim: O2 Academy, Glasgow
30 December 2013: Buffalo Summer: The Cathouse, Glasgow
13 December 2013: Airbourne/The Treatment: O2 ABC, Glasgow
13 December 2013: Interview With Mike Breeze Of Mirror
10 December 2013: Interview With Steve Shaver Of To The Pain
10 December 2013: Interview With Dave Ritchie, Founder Of Les-Fest Part Two
1 December 2013: Interview With Toby Jepson
29 November 2013: Interview With Dave Ritchie, Founder Of Les-Fest
27 November 2013: Ex-Kobra And The Lotus Guitarist Timothy Brown Checks In With Johnny Main
27 November 2013: Sworn Amongst: 'Scourge Of The Omnipotent' EP
20 November 2013: Def Con One: 'Brute Force And Ignorance' EP
20 November 2013: Ghost: 'If You Have Ghost' EP
20 November 2013: Monument: 'Runaway'
15 November 2013: Interview With Steve Clifford Of Wretched Soul
15 November 2013: Sideburn: 'Electrify'
13 November 2013: If All Else Fails: 'We Dream Of Nothing' EP
7 November 2013: Wretched Soul: 'Veronica'
4 November 2013: Motörhead: 'Aftershock'
31 October 2013: Symphony Of Pain: 'Hydeology'
27 October 2013: Bad Pollyanna: 'Monstrous Child'
23 October 2013: Highway To Hell 4 - Sunday: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
17 October 2013: Highway To Hell 4 - Saturday: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
14 October 2013: Highway To Hell 4 - Results: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
11 October 2013: Death Angel: 'The Dream Calls For Blood'
9 October 2013: Testament: 'Dark Roots Of Thrash'
7 October 2013: Reckless Love: The Cathouse, Glasgow
3 October 2013: Onslaught: 'VI'
26 September 2013: Ajenda: 'Unrecognised'
20 September 2013: Buffalo Summer: 'Buffalo Summer'
16 September 2013: Sanktuary: 'Something Fierce'
11 September 2013: SuidAkrA: 'Eternal Defiance'
3 September 2013: To The Pain: 'To The Pain'
30 August 2013: Gama Bomb: 'The Terror Tapes'
28 August 2013: Stormbringer: 'MMXIII'
23 August 2013: Omery Rising: 'Omery Rising' EP
21 August 2013: Sweet Savage: The Cathouse, Glasgow
14 August 2013: Soil: 'Whole'
14 August 2013: Last In Line: The Cathouse, Glasgow
12 August 2013: Machinage: 'It Make Us Hate'
12 August 2013: King Kobra: 'II'
12 August 2013: Motherlode: 'Motherlode' EP
9 August 2013: Jettblack/ Hangfire/ Skarlett Riot: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford
5 August 2013: Monument/The Sanity Days/States of Panic: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford
2 August 2013: Fire In The Empire/Sworn Amongst/Hell Is Harmony: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford
31 July 2013: Excellent Cadavar/Mad Hatter 2.0/Diementia: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford
29 July 2013: Interview With Tim King Of Soil
29 July 2013: Chasar: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Saturday 29th June
29 July 2013: Arceye: 'At First Light'
24 July 2013: Killing From A Distance: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Saturday 29th June
19 July 2013: Achren: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Friday 28th June
16 July 2013: Interview With Hell To Pay
12 July 2013: Def Con One Review And Interview: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Friday 28th June
11 July 2013: Interview With Eva Plays Dead
11 July 2013: Estrella: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Sunday 30th June
9 July 2013: Primitai: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Sunday 30th June
5 July 2013: Bonafide: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Sunday 30th June
4 July 2013: Evile Review And Interview: Les-Fest, Valley International Park, Crossford, Friday 28th June
21 June 2013: Final Trigger: 'Skrap Metal Volume II'
19 June 2013: We Are The Catalyst: 'Panem Et Circenses'
19 June 2013: Manifold: Interview
4th June 2013: Interview With Alexei Belov Of Gorky Park
31st May 2013: Shit Happens Inc: '11 Year Itch'
22nd May 2013: Les-Fest Presents: Severenth/Dana O'Hara/Mair, Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
20th May 2013: Interview With Montezuma's Revenge
10th May 2013: Achren: Stereo, Glasgow
1st May 2013: Interview With Tacit Fury
24th April 2013: Hypocrisy: Stereo, Glasgow
24th April 2013: Saxon: O2 ABC, Glasgow
24th April 2013: The Quireboys: O2 ABC, Glasgow
12th April 2013: H.E.A.T.: Stereo, Glasgow
12th April 2013: Snakeskyn Whiskey: 'Vicious' EP
10th April 2013: Interview With Wax Angel
3rd April 2013: Interview With Paul Healy Of The Toi
24th March 2013: Interview With Vit 'Larv' Belobritsky Of Psilocybe Larvae
24th March 2013: Interview With Justyn Vynn Of Snakeskyn Whiskey
9th March 2013: Status Quo, 02 Academy Glasgow
9th March 2013: The Treatment, 02 Academy Glasgow
8 March 2013: Grand Magus/Primitai: The Cathouse, Glasgow
27 February 2013: Interview With Gary Moat Of Mothers Ruin
9 January 2013: The Sword/Lonely Kamel/The Amorettes: ABC2, Glasgow
24 December 2012: Best Of 2012
26 November 2012: Interview With Matt Drake And Joel Graham Of Evile
19 November 2012: The Amorettes: 'Haulin' Ass'
16 November 2012: Mother's Ruin: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
13 November 2012: Wolfsbane: The Cathouse, Glasgow
9 November 2012: Status Quo: 'Hello Quo'
6 November 2012: Wolfsbane: 'The Lost Tapes'
25 October 2012: Evile/Wolf: O2 ABC2, Glasgow
22 October 2012: Motörhead: 'The Wörld Is Ours Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else'
18 October 2012: Beckon: Lofi Studios, Glasgow
17 October 2012: Estrella: 'Come Out To Play'
10 September 2012: Scottish New Music Awards 2012: The Classic Grand, Glasgow
7 August 2012: Surface Festival – Regional Semi-Finals: Stairway, Glasgow
3 August 2012: Hopeless Heroic: Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
24 July 2012: Sarah Jezebel Deva: 'Malediction' (EP)
9 July 2012: Les Fest 2012 Day Two
6 July 2012: Les Fest 2012 Day One
28 June 2012: Sarah Tipper: 'Eviscerated Panda'
26 June 2012: Gojira: 'L'Enfant Sauvage'
25 June 2012: Circus Maximus: 'Nine'
22 June 2012: Jørn: 'Bring Heavy Rock To The Land'
31 May 2012: Black Sabbath: 'Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath'
31 May 2012: Trippy Wicked And The Cosmic Children Of The Knight: 'Going Home'
28 May 2012: Snakeskyn Whiskey: 'Payments Made In Madness'
25 May 2012: Stuka Squadron: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
25 April 2012: Def Con One: 'Warface'
24 April 2012: Kyshera: 'Made In China'
19 April 2012: Kreator: 'Phantom Antichrist'
18 April 2012: Jägermeister Tour 2012: Featuring Skindred/Therapy?/Yashin/Black Spiders
12 April 2012: Running Wild: 'Shadowmaker'
3 April 2012: Sons Of Icarus: Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
21 March 2012: Destroyers Of The Faith: Cannibal Corpse/Triptykon/Enslaved/Job For A Cowboy, O2 ABC, Glasgow
16 March 2012: Freedom Call: 'Land Of The Crimson Dawn'
13 March 2012: Vengeance: 'Crystal Eye'
5 March 2012: Rage: '21'
17 February 2012: Caliban: 'I Am Nemesis'
9 February 2012: Vinterblot: 'Nether Collapse'
3 February 2012: Crimes Of Passion: 'To Die For'
25 January 2012: AC/DC: Scotland's Family Jewels At Kelvingrove
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
15 December 2011: Blaze Bayley: Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
13 December 2011: Napalm Death: Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
5 December 2011: Hammers Of Misfortune: '17th Street'
3 December 2011: Charred Walls of the Damned: 'Cold Winds On Timeless Days'
1 December 2011: Wolfsbane: Glasgow O2 ABC2
29 November 2011: Wolfsbane: 'Save The World'
26 November 2011: Warbringer: 'Worlds Torn Asunder'
26 November 2011: Chris Cornell: 'Songbook'
16 November 2011: Evanescence: Glasgow, O2 Academy
15 November 2011: Alice Cooper: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
11 November 2011: Funeral For A Friend: 'See You All In Hell' EP
11 November 2011: Blue October: 'Any Man In America'
5 November 2011: Evile: Glasgow, Cathouse
19 October 2011: Evile: 'Five Serpent's Teeth'









 

cat stevens METALLICA HARDWIRE CENTRAL PARK WITH CAT STEVENS
"Because this world is big enough to share and for it to go round..."

la guns BREAKING NEWS: LA GUNS, WITH TRACII AND PHIL, UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"The only time we really bitch at each other is when we're in a band together, or when we're not in a band together..."

geoff tate BREAKING NEWS: GEOFF TATE IS GONNA GET CLOSE TO YOU ON UK/EUROPEAN ACOUSTIC TOUR
The tour across Europe will see Geoff performing a very special night of story telling and acoustic songs spanning his thirty-five year career...

dan reed BREAKING NEWS: DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCE 2017 UK TOUR
"After twenty-five years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!"

paco ventura UK EXCLUSIVE: KISS, EUROPE, RAINBOW STARS AND MORE FEATURE ON 'PACO VENTURA BLACK MOON'. LISTEN HERE
It's a powerful album with songs in English and Spanish and will appeal to lovers of Whitesnake, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen...

berserker LITHUANIAN VIKINGS BERSERKER TO UNDERTAKE FIRST UK TOUR
This band deserves support so get your drinking horns out and go enjoy. You'll be glad you did...

hrh metal HRH METAL IS HERE: TWENTY QUID TO SEE SODOM, RAGING SPEEDHORN, EVILE, LAWNMOWER DETH AND MANY MORE
"It's the tenth year of HRH and it's time we gave all fans old and new something to celebrate it with..."

as i lay dying AS I LAY DYING SINGER TIM LAMBESIS FILES $35MILLION LAWSUIT OVER STEROID MAN-BOOBS
"The terror I felt at this moment of confirmed maturation has left me traumatized indefinitely..."

lynyrd skynyrd LYNYRD SKYNYRD FANS TAKE IT ON FAITH WITH NEW GARY ROSSINGTON ALBUM
"Even some of the Skynyrd band would say to us 'Hey, go do something — the fans want to hear it', so we finally we thought, 'Well, let's just do it.'"

stone hroken STONE BROKEN WILL WAIT FOR YOU WITH NEW SINGLE
The fourth single to be taken from their acclaimed debut album, 'All The Time', this is sure to be THE power ballad for 2016...

the who THE WHO TO PERFORM 'TOMMY' ACOUSTIC AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
This special concert will be the first time the full band have performed Pete Townshend's classic rock opera since 1989...

anna murphy BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN BOOK OF SOULS UK TOUR DATES RIGHT HERE
"Although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas..."

anna murphy UK EXCLUSIVE: CELLAR DARLING ARE BORN - EX-ELUVEITIE MEMBERS TAKE THE CHALLENGE - FIRST SONGS HERE, FIRST LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED
"We have fallen. We have screamed. We have battled. We found strength. We will overcome."

ac dc UK EXCLUSIVE: ANGUS YOUNG CONFIRMS AC/DC WILL CONTINUE WITH AXL AND NEW BASS PLAYER
"Axl and Angus are also rumored to want to record new AC/DC material following Guns N' Roses' 'Not In This Lifetime' world tour..."

lords of the land SCOTLAND'S LORDS OF THE LAND FESTIVAL BILL UNVEILED
Dubbed 'Scotland's biggest festival of filth, loud noise and destruction', the organisers have once again dug deep...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN TO ANNOUNCE BOOK OF SOULS UK TOUR ON FRIDAY
This time round the band have gone to great lengths to ensure their fans are able to buy tickets at the intended price...

cliff williams CLIFF WILLIAMS PLAYS HIS FINAL GIG WITH AC/DC AND WHO WE THINK COULD REPLACE HIM
"I couldn't have asked for anything more - being with the people I'm with and have been, being in this situation with this band, playing this music."

ultimate jam night NOW WE CAN ALL WATCH ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT DUE TO BROADCAST DEAL WITH ZINNA TV
"Our goal is giving music lovers a chance to experience something fresh on the live music scene."

suicidal tendencies SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEW ALBUM ‘WORLD GONE MAD’ IS OUT SEPTEMBER 30th
"I think it's very typical and very traditional Suicidal Tendencies. It's that unforgettable style. It's Mike Muir."

gojira GOJIRA DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE SHOOTING STAR'
'Magma' took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart this summer making them the first French band to hold the #1 spot in the chart's nine year existence...

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES PREMIERES 'HEAVY', FIRST VIDEO FROM 'RESONATE'
'Resonate' is already a contender for Album of the Year and features Glenn's live solo band members...

prophets of rage PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE THEIR VERY FIRST VIDEO: 'THE PARTY'S OVER' EP OUT NOW
"An elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit..."

iggy pop IGGY POP: 'POST POP DEPRESSION: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL' ON THE WAY
The Telegraph said: "I have been going to gigs for a very long time and that was one of the best I have ever seen."

hawklords HAWKLORDS UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE: GIRLSCHOOL'S KIM McAULIFFE GUESTS ON NEW ALBUM
"Exploring the themes of sex, death, art, time and identity. It's above and beyond a normal rock album!"

amon amarth AMON AMARTH PREMIERE 'RAISE YOUR HORNS' VIDEO FEATURING MANY SPECIAL GUESTS
Special guests include Biff and Paul from Saxon, Behemoth's Nergal, Rob Flynn of Machine Head, Doro, Jessie Leach, Zakk Wylde and many more...

thunder THUNDER MARCH 2017 UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"If we’re not playing the city/town where you live that's because we tried, but it wasn't available in the time frame. We did not do it on purpose."

pythia PYTHIA BASS PLAYER MARK HARRINGTON REPLACED BY ASH PORTER
"No drama, no problems, no fall outs etc, just simply a case that over time people's circumstances and situations can change...

the shockwaves EXCLUSIVE: NYC ROCKERS THE SHOCKWAVES DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'LIES' ON MetalTalk
The Shockwaves spent the summer in the studio hammering out new songs which will be released as a series of singles over the next few months...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT FORCED TO CANCEL LONDON GIG
""Is this good business? Is this how we and the other bands on the bill should be treated and how our fans should be treated?"

def con one DEF CON ONE RELEASE FREE DOWNLOAD OF SEX PISTOLS 'ANARCHY IN THE UK'
"The crowds went absolutely crazy for it and quite a few people have suggested we should record it and release it..."

nightwish NIGHTWISH SINGER FLOOR JANSEN IS FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT
Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of 'Meliora', their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album...

eluveitie WAS BREAKING NEWS: ELUVEITIE CONFIRM NEW ALBUM DETAILS AND NEW ACOUSTIC SHOWS
"We're looking forward to 'Evocation II'! The concept of the album sticks in our head already for years and it has matured a lot..."

ghost GHOST ANNOUNCE SURPRISE NEW EP AND NEW VIDEO, AVAILABLE HERE NOW
Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of 'Meliora', their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album...

status quo BREAKING NEWS: RICK PARFITT DIED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AND MAY HAVE PERFORMED HIS LAST QUO GIG
"He is far from being fit enough to undertake the rigours of Quo's touring schedule..."

black sabbath BLACK SABBATH TO RELEASE 'THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION': RE-MASTERED SET AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH WITH CRUCIFOLD VINYL TO FOLLOW
Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track offering features many classic songs..

the answer THE ANSWER REVEAL NEW SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
The album is a hugely varied body of work encompassing elements of their Celtic background as well as their renowned trademark guitar attack...

sonic syndicate SONIC SYNDICATE ARE REBORN: NEW ALBUM 'CONFESSIONS' ON THE WAY
Aware that the band's 'new start' may cause a lot of listeners to raise their eyebrows the band do not fear the changes nor the future...

john otway OTWAY GOES WHERE NO BAND HAS BEEN IN OVER QUARTER OF A CENTURY
He's the first artist to record on the Caribbean island since The Rolling Stones made 'Steel Wheels' there in 1989...

out came the wolves OUT CAME THE WOLVES REVEAL DETAILS OF DEBUT ALBUM 'STRANGE FATE'
"This album is the culmination of our endless hard work and we couldn't be more excited to finally reach this turning point..."

kiss EXCLUSIVE KISS 'GODS OF THUNDER' DOCUMENTARY SET FOR 2017 RELEASE
As well as unseen footage of the band, the documentary was said to feature new interviews...

korn KORN AND LIMP BIZKIT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR DECEMBER
Korn are return to the UK in December for an arena tour in support of their hotly anticipated, twelfth studio album...

santana SANTANA IV: 'LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS' ON THE WAY
This release captures the long anticipated reunion of the classic and much-heralded line-up of Santana...

second relation EXCLUSIVE SECOND RELATION DEBUT VIDEO FOR 'COUNTLESS DAMAGES' ON MetalTalk
"The motion picture for the second single ‘Countless Damages’ is a schematic translation of the lyrics..."

queen UK EXCLUSIVE QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT BRING A KIND OF MAGIC TO ISRAEL
Brian May and Roger Taylor each sang a song in Freddie's memory, and concert clips featuring the legendary frontman were prominent throughout...

phil campbell PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO RELEASE DEBUT EP ON MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are about to fly a mighty Welsh rock'n'roll flag in your direction...

jack bruce AN EVENING FOR JACK BRUCE WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS CONFIRMED
"We will be taking a walk through the major aspects of Jack's career, from the early days through to Cream and beyond..."

veil of delusions VEIL OF DELUSIONS ANNOUNCE UK DATES
The band have played numerous shows across Europe, including appearances at the Amsterdam Metalfest 2016 and the FemMe Battle...

leonard haze LEONARD HAZE, FORMER Y&T DRUMMER, PASSES AWAY
"Kelly said that although his health had recently declined, they felt he had a few years left, so this is unexpected..."

scorpions SCORPIONS APPOINT MOTÖRHEAD DRUMMER MIKKEY DEE AS PERMANENT MEMBER
"The Scorpions fans have been most welcoming and its been great to meet all the crazy wonderful Motörheadbangers along the way..."

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD ADD A SECOND NIGHT AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA
Tickets for all dates of what will be the band's first UK tour for three years are on sale here...

vixen VIXEN ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL AND BERNIE MARSDEN IS READY AND WILLING TOO
"Vixen will be a class addition - they are on fire at the moment, so it's a nice wee exclusive to add to the line-up..."

deep purple RITCHIE BLACKMORE: IAN GILLAN IS SICK AND DEEP PURPLE SHOULD GIVE IT A REST
"I'm deteriorating very fast, as we all are. All my friends are passing away. Some of my enemies are passing away too..."

europe EUROPE ANNOUNCE TAX THE HEAT, DARE AND THE ELECTRIC BOYS AS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR SUPPORT
"They are one of the young new bands out there that are keeping the rock business exciting and vibrant..."

napalm death NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCE 2017 IRISH DATES
Napalm Death’s acclaimed fifteenth album release 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release...

london tattoo convention STAGE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR ORANGE GOBLIN, RAGING SPEEDHORN AND ALL LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION LIVE ACTS
The 12th London Tattoo Convention takes place over the weekend of September 23rd to 25th at Tobacco Dock, London E1W...

neal morse band THE NEAL MORSE BAND NEW ALBUM OUT 11th NOVEMBER: WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"Someone had suggested to me that I do a concept album based on this book, but I kind of forgot about it. Then when I began writing new songs last December..."

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES NEW STUDIO ALBUM IS ABOUT TO 'RESONATE': UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Now, finally, his first solo album in over eight years will see the light of day...

judas priest EXCLUSIVE JUDAS PRIEST HELL BENT FOR BLOODSTOCK 2017?
When this will be officially announced is anyone's guess but what we do know is that festival organisers are working hard right now to secure next year's headliners...

the skids THE SKIDS HEAD BACK INTO THE VALLEY WITH 2017 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
One of the gigs on the 40th anniversary tour will be a hometown performance at Dunfermline's Glen Pavilion...

possessed POSSESSED ANNOUNCE GLASGOW/LONDON DATES
The current line-up have been working together since 2013 and despite playing festival shows in Europe in 2014, this tour includes their first ever Scottish live date...

the skids SCOTS ROCKERS MASON HILL WIN HIGHWAY TO HELL
"So many good bands played over the weekend and we're really proud to be part of it!"

slayer SLAYER: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE...
"Slayer is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc..."

guns n roses ac dc "STOP BEING SO SELFISH!" GUNS N' ROSES AND AC/DC CRITICS BLASTED PLUS LOTS MORE NEWS FROM BOTH CAMPS
"Grow up and stop complaining. This is also about Angus and his mates, have some respect for them."

metallica METALLICA ANNOUNCE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
"It's on!!! As we put the finishing touches to the album, we're also getting ready to hit the road for the first of many headlining shows around the world."

scorpions MIKKEY DEE GIVES IT BACK TO YOU AS SCORPIONS HONOUR MOTÖRHEAD WITH 'OVERKILL' PERFORMANCE
The Germans are to be commended for choosing a Motörhead song that isn't 'Ace Of Spades'.

lee kerslake LEE KERSLAKE URIAH HEEP ROCK PARTY POSTPONED DUE TO HEALTH SCARE
"It is with regret that Lee Kerslake's health has deteriorated at this time and therefore we will have to postpone..."

bristol deathfest NEW UK DEATH METAL FESTIVAL UNVEILS MONSTROUS LINE-UP
"It's been too long of a time and we are super stoked to see all you sick fucks again at Bristol Deathfest!!!"

pink floyd PINK FLOYD RELEASE NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'UMMAGUMMA' HIGHLIGHT AS V&A EXHIBITION IS LAUNCHED
The new video features additional guitars and vocals from David Gilmour and piano from Richard Wright...

british lion A MESSAGE FROM STEVE HARRIS AS BRITISH LION EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE ANNOUNCED
"We'll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album..."

lords of bvlack LORDS OF BLACK FEATURING RAINBOW SINGER RONNIE ROMERO ARE HERE IN DECEMBER
Kicking off at the Underworld in London, the tour includes dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Stoke, Swansea and Grimsby...

quartz QUARTZ FINALLY SET THE TIME FOR NEW ALBUM
"'Fear No Evil' is a straight Heavy Metal rock album, delivered with enthusiasm,” says Quartz guitarist Mick Hopkins.

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF UK TOUR: WATCH IT HERE
Special guests on the tour include Danish rockers Volbeat, French progressive Metallers Gojira and up-and-comers, Like A Storm...

purson PURSON ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
The band will also make bill-topping appearances at Norwich Sound + Vision Festival and the Brain Freeze Festival...

black star riders WAS BREAKING NEWS: BLACK STAR RIDERS UK TOUR DATES FOR MARCH 2017 ARE HERE
Black Star Riders will release their new album, 'Heavy Fire', in early 2017 and will be hitting the road in support of this in March...

pink floyd THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS AT THE V&A IS UNPRECEDENTED AND INNOVATIVE
The Exhibition offers a unique insight into a group of world-class musicians who have always defied artistic boundaries...

ac dc phil rudd UK EXCLUSIVE: AC/DC'S PHIL RUDD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK BUT IS NOW READY TO ROCK AGAIN. BUT NOT WITH AXL
"I sneaked out to the shop to get some cigarettes, then I realised I had no car, so I walked home to get the Ferrari, and drove back to the hospital..."

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK 2017 IS GO! DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE HERE NOW
This price will not be available for long so grab your now before they sell out...

clutch CLUTCH DECEMBER UK HEADLINE DATES ARE HERE
A sure fire way to brighten up your holiday season, Clutch will be bringing the festive cheer to four UK cities...

sos festival SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST NINE BANDS FOR ITS' 10TH EDITION IN 2017
"It's great for us that another Manchester band has the kudos to headline, just as Absolva did us proud on our Friday in 2016..."

tyr TÝR EUROPEAN TOUR UNDER THREAT OVER WHALE CONTROVERSY
Animal rights sympathisers, supporters and activists are in overdrive over this one with some pretty nasty comments being directed towards Heri and the band...

fm FM ANNOUNCE 'INDISCREET 30' NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR DATES
"We have been asked many times if we would consider re-recording some of these tracks using today's modern technology..."

red hot chili peppers WAS BREAKING NEWS: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR FOR FIVE YEARS
This exciting run kicks off with two nights at London's O2 on 5th and 6th December and takes in dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD IMMORTALISED IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AS THE IRON MAIDENS HEAD STAR-STUDDED ULTIMATE JAM
"I think it looks a lot like him. It's a compelling image. I think it will offer some closure. I think Lemmy is finally home."

korn KORN UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR 'INSANE': DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
'Insane' appears on Korn's latest and twelfth studio album 'The Serenity Of Suffering' which you can pre-order here...

status quo STATUS QUO REVEAL ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING FOR 'AQUOSTIC II - THAT'S A FACT!'
This is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past...

bruce dickinson EXCLUSIVE: SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO FEATURING BRUCE DICKINSON SCOOPS SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
The audience surveyed rated the film 4.98 out of a total of 5.00 while Al Jazeera awarded it the Best Documentary out of twenty two entrants...

wakrat WATCH RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S TIM COMMERFORD START NEW NATION IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE ON VIDEO HERE
"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda..."

led zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN GIVE YOU AN INSIDE LOOK AT 'THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS' SUPER DELUXE
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans...

saxon SAXON PRESENT A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD
"This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too. Bring it on - I think we'll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn."

journey toto JOURNEY AND TOTO LIVE SPECTACULARS ON THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER
"When I first listened back, the thought omnipresent in my mind was simply, 'That's that raw, sizzling energy we had in high school!'"

titanfest SKYCLAD, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR TITANFEST
It's the 30th anniversary of Onslaught's 'The Force' and they requested that Titanfest be scheduled for November so that the album could be celebrated in style.

geoff tate GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION MINDCRIME UNVEIL TWO NEW TRACKS
"With the key finally in his possession, "H" has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called The New Reality. Or does he..."

big country BIG COUNTRY HEADING OUT ON 'THE SEER' 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Big Country will be performing 'The Seer' in its entirety when tbey hit the road for a 24-date UK tour starting on September 14th...

metallica UK EXCLUSIVE: METALLICA RELEASE 'HARDWIRED' - NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
"Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there via MetalTalk...

manowar WAS BREAKING NEWS: MANOWAR TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE FINAL BATTLE WORLD TOUR
The Kings Of Metal are abdicating and our very last Call To Arms is coming...

opeth OPETH DETAIL WEMBLEY ARENA SHOW
"We'll only play this set list three times on the whole world tour so if you miss it, you'll have missed it..."

tank UPDATED: TANK RELEASE DIGITAL DELUXE VERSIONS OF 'WAR MACHINE' AND 'WAR NATION'
"Doogies vocals were exactly suited to this period of Tank and we're extremely proud of what we created in these two albums."

pete way PETE WAY LEAVES HOSPITAL AFTER HEART ATTACK
"Pete Way and I would like to thank you all for your messages, kind thoughts and prayers..."

vader WAS BREAKING NEWS: VADER ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER LONDON GIG
Vader will be touring in support of their recently announced new studio album 'The Empire' which is due for release this autumn...

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'JOIN TOGETHER' AS 'MAKE SOME NOISE' CRASHES INTO WORLDWIDE CHARTS
"We want to thank all of our fans and friends around the world for the amazing support of our new record 'Make Some Noise'!"

bloodstock POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT BLOODSTOCK
"Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch and are asking people to share this appeal..."

guns n roses EXCLUSIVE: GUNS N' ROSES DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY WITH AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE DATES CONFIRMED
Other possibles for the remaining two headline slots are Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Metallica...

roger dean URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE AND ATOMIC ROOSTER ARTISTS WORK TO BE IMMORTALISED ON STAMPS
Roger Dean has designed over 100 album covers for artists including Yes, Asia, London Symphony Orchestra, Nightwing, It Bites and Snafu.

evil scarecrow WAS BREAKING NEWS: EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCE 'ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANADO' TOUR
"We'll be bringing our biggest, silliest show yet along with some brand new, probably never heard before, music 'genius'..."

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY TO BE FEATURED IN MULTI-PART CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
"I'm excited to be returning to Canada and I look forward to meeting my fans, with the opportunity for them to be a part of the documentary."

last in line LAST IN LINE ADDED TO WINTER STORM LINE-UP
Winter Storm, the festival that will take place over the weekend of 25th and 26th November in Troon, South Ayrshire, have already announced an exciting line-up...

tony iommi GREAT NEWS FROM TONY IOMMI: CANCER IS IN REMISSION
"The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick — but I'm aware that it could come back one day."

suicide silence SUICIDE SILENCE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
"Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town! Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours..."

ac dc AC/DC IN FULL FLIGHT: QUALITY LIMITED EDITION BOOK IS A MUST FOR COLLECTORS
All of the photographs have been carefully processed and digitally restored to optimise reproduction quality.

ozzy osbourne BOB DAISLEY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OZZY OSBOURNE, WHO RESPONDS
"We would have hoped that after 36 years that Mr Daisley would have lost his unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr Osbourne's success."

70 tons of metal 70000 TONS OF METAL: SIXTY BANDS, BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE AND MUCH MORE
Heavy Metal bands from around the globe playing concerts on four different stages...

lamb of god WAS BREAKING NEWS: LAMB OF GOD REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'EMBERS': MARK MORTON HAS SOME DEEPLY PERSONAL WORDS
"Nearly a decade after 'Walk With Me In Hell' it was happening yet again. Art was imitating life..."

iron maiden WAS BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN RELEASE "THANK YOU" VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Now it's break time for Iron Maiden but they will be back for a full scale UK Tour in 2017...

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF RELEASES SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH JIM STEINMAN - LISTEN HERE
"Now psychologist and psychiatrists all over America are giving it to their patients..."

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