Normans - great range of musical instruments for sale.
metal talk
facebook
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
news now
metal talk




  INTERVIEW WITH DAVE RITCHIE, FOUNDER AND ORGANISER OF LES-FEST

Johnny Main: Photos by Carlan Braid.

johnny main

Pin It
Share |


les-fest

With the third annual Les-Fest (Scotland's only award winning Rock and Metal festival) just weeks away, MetalTalk caught up with the festival's director and all round good guy Dave Ritchie to see how the festival is shaping up.

Firstly I asked Dave how preparations for Les-Fest 2014 going?

Dave: "We are getting there! It has been a much longer process this time around partly because up until the end of February we didn't know we were on the move and secondly because there are so many pieces of infrastructure to bring in to the new site."

Article continues below...

  Normans.co.uk  


So, how many tickets have been sold and how many are still available?

Dave: "We were working on a licence based on the site used for the previous two festivals so we can't sell a huge amount this year. At the last count there are about fifty weekend tickets, less than one hundred single day tickets and a couple of hundred camping tickets. We are well ahead of where we were at this point last year, though."

The festival is at a new site this year, so how much added work have you had since the venue change was announced?

Dave: "Too much! This year the festivals being held on what is essentially a green field site, so we need to bring in marquees, lights, staging, sound systems, generators, fuel tanks, floodlights, fencing, toilets, showers, caterers, bars, signage and much more. To be honest, the list is so long I have forgotten half of it but come the start of the festival, everything will be in place."

les-fest

For those who use public transport, is the new venue easily accessible for those without a car?

Dave: "In many ways, being the type of festival that it is and with a large number of people camping we have to hold it in a rural location, but perversely even though we are now further out into the country, the transport links are far better! There are coaches to and from Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayr and Lanark that pass within a few hundred yards of the entrance to Wiston Lodge itself.

"For those who are coming from Glasgow and the west coast, you can take a train to Lanark and from there, it's just a 20 minute bus ride and then a short walk once you're off the bus. For those who are not sure, all the details are on the official Les-Fest website – just click on 'Location' on the main page and you'll find all the details including a postcode for a satellite navigation system for those who are driving there, a link to the Scotrail website for those who need to buy train tickets and bus timetables for services running to and from Lanark, Edinburgh and Dumfries."

As in the past, will the main stage be enclosed this year?

Dave: "With people buying tickets in good faith well in advance and also being used to the luxury of a covered venue over the past two years, we felt there was no option other than to set up the main stage within a marquee this year. Yes, the weather can be a bit unpredictable but this way if it does turn out to be a bit wet, everyone can stay dry and if the weather, as we expect it will be, is fair then we can take the sides off the marquee and everyone can sit in the sun and watch the bands."

Is the plan to make Les-Fest an open air festival from 2015 onwards?

Dave: "We have always maintained that the third year of the festival would be crucial. If people come out again and support the event then it should really establish the festival on the UK summer festival circuit. Once that is the case then we have plans to take the main stage outdoors.

"I have already looked into staging for next years event which will give us greater production opportunities, for example, there should be more scope for the bands to use bigger lights and pyrotechnics, and we're confident that that in turn would attract larger bands so we could increase the capacity at the festival from a coupe of hundred to a couple of thousand. That's all in the future, though, so our minds are currently concentrating on this year's festival"

les-fest

Will there one main campsite only?

Dave; Yes, there will be one main campsite, a family campsite and an artist campsite. To be fair they are all roughly in the same area but they will be segregated."

How far is the walk from the campsite to the main stage arena?

Dave: "From the campsite entrance to main arena entrance it's only about two hundred yards, so not very far at all!"

Will there be band signing tables at this year's event?

Dave: "We have a host of ideas planned including signing and photo opportunities, trade stands, a larger back stage and press area, so you will really see the event developing this year compared to previous events. We have a few things still to confirm but it's all looking like it's going to be a very exciting weekend for the bands and for those attending it."

How many bars will there be?

Dave: "At the last count, three. That includes the main arena bar which will be selling cider, lager and shorts as well as a selection of locally brewed ales including the our very own branded ale for the weekend, 'Wiston Whistle Wetter' which is brewed by Sulwath Breweries based in Castle Douglas. There'll also be a Jagermeister Ice Cold Shot Bar and a smaller bar near the CackBlabbath sponsored acoustic stage, so there's a great range of refreshments, and something to suit everyone."

les-fest

Keeping with the theme, I ask what types of on-site catering will be available?

Dave: "Wiston Lodge themselves offer excellent vegan, vegetarian and health food options but we will also have award winning pizza, coffee, cakes and if you don't fancy any of that, there will be home made burgers, pasta, noodles, baguettes, breakfast rolls and many other culinary options. More importantly these outlets will be open early morning and until after the main stage closes, so you can still get a bite to eat after midnight. The caterers really are top class and very reasonably priced too."

Are there campsite rules regarding campfires?

Dave: "The main campsite is on a field that is farmland for the other eleven months of the year, so we cannot allow any fires or BBQs at all and we'll be very strict in enforcing this rule. What we will do, however, is we'll set aside a specific area for BBQs and there will be a fire pit in the main arena and at the Tipi site."

How many toilets/showers will there be?

Dave: "We don't believe we have had issues with toilet numbers in the past, it was just unfortunate that they were not serviced properly. We have addressed that issue this year, however, so as well as being a number of toilets at the lodge itself, there will a portable toilet/shower block over at the camping area plus another set of toilets and urinals over at the main arena and in the backstage area. We will also make sure that these are serviced daily! (smiles)"

When does the campsite open and when does it have to be vacated by?

Dave: "The site will be open from 8:00am on Friday 27th June so you can get there early and be all set up and ready for the first bands onstage. As a rule, everyone has to leave the site by 12 midday on Monday 30th June which should be more than enough time".

As we bring our chat to an end, Dave sums everything up by telling me: "To be honest, I think for those people who have never been to Les-Fest before, they will see a really good ‘boutique' festival developing and for those that have been to past events, they will see a stunning new setting. We intend to grow and develop the festival at Wiston for many years to come and I've spoken to the owners at great length about what I want to achieve, and I'm happy to say that we're all working towards the same goal – making Les-Fest bigger and better each year."

les-fest

Les-Fest is being held at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire between Friday 27th - Sunday 29th June and tickets, which are selling fast, are currently available from the official Les-Fest website.

The full confirmed line up for Les-Fest 3:

Les-Fest 2014 Main Stage Line Up (in alphabetical order):
Bacchus Baracus
Bad Touch
Bleed From Within
Cambion
Crash Mansion
Cypher 16
Deadly Circus Fire
Defy All Reason
Demonic Resurrection
Disposable
Dog Tired
Falling Red
Fahran
Fireroad
Fury
GutterGodz
Haerken
House of X
Incassum
Incinery
Inferno
Martyr de Mona
Mask of Judas
Massive Wagons
Nexilva
No Sin Evades His Gaze
Reign of Fury
Sa-da-KO
Savage Messiah
Signed in Crimson
Spill 16
Spirytus
Stormbringer
Skreamer
The Burning Crows
The Dirty Youth
The King Lot
The Wild Lies
Vantage Point
Voodoo Vegas
What's The Damage?!
When Our Time Comes

Les-Fest 2014 Cackblabbath.com Stage Line Up (in alphabetical order):
Bad Touch
Black and White Boy
Captain Horizon
Christie Connor-Vernal
Cloustopia
Curran
Incassum
Inferno
Pat McManus Band
Static Rock
Steel Threads

Les-Fest Online:
Official Website: www.les-fest.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LesFest

Thanks very much to Dave Ritchie for taking time out of his hectic schedule to talk to me.

Dave Ritchie photo - (c) Dave Ritchie 2014
Wiston Lodge photo - (c) Johnny Main 2014


29.5.2014







 

mikkey dee BREAKING NEWS: MOTÖRHEAD'S MIKKEY DEE ANNOUNCED AS SCORPIONS DRUMMER
"We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority..."

alex dickson gun BREAKING NEWS: ALEX DICKSON REJOINS GUN
As exclusively predicted by MetalTalk last week, guitarist Alex Dickson has re-joined Scottish rockers Gun...

metallica 'METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER' GETS UK TV PREMIERE THIS SATURDAY APRIL 30th ON FILM 4
The film was nominated for a Grammy for Best Music Film and won a distinguished achievement award...

cockney rejects WEST HAM UNITED TRIBUTE 'GOOBYE UPTON PARK' TO BE RELEASED BY COCKNEY REJECTS
"We were all born within a mile or so from the hallowed Boleyn ground and have all stood on the terraces through snow, rain and sunshine from a very early age."

ac/dc AC/DC RELEASE TICKET REFUND DETAILS FOR MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
If you don't want a refund, then we'll see you at The Olympic Stadium in London as we think we're about to witness a major piece of rock history...

trevor horn TREVOR HORN TO JOIN YES ON STAGE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS
This will be the first opportunity to see Yes live with Trevor since the original 'Drama' tour.

deep purple IAN PAICE AND DON AIREY SCHEDULE SOLO EUROPEAN DATES AS 2016 DEEP PURPLE TOUR APPROACHES
Deep Purple are kicking off their 2016 tour next month in Japan, before heading to Israel, Russia and Europe in June and July.

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT TO RELEASE 'THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL', HIS ACOLYTE TO 'WOLFLIGHT' WITH GENESIS REVISITED TOUR
"Besides, it's not as if Liverpool is known for having any good music – there's never been a good band from there. Ha!"

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL LAUNCH NEW ALBUM TITLE TRACK 'DELIRIUM'
Lacuna Coil will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the 'Delirium Worldwide' tour starting in San Francisco on May 7th

bibeau YOUNG, PROGRESSIVE BAND BIBEAU OFFER THEIR FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO, 'MARK THIS'
"We were also hoping to convey the look, feel and flow of some of the classic, timeless rock and metal videos from the height of MTV's popularity..."

virginmarys THE VIRGINMARYS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR JUNE 2016
"It's going to be so great to get back in front of our home fans again, and really important to us to play some of the towns we've been wanting to come back to..."

weapon uk WEAPON UK TO HEADLINE THE RETRIBUTION ALIVE ROAD TRIP IN MAY
"They toured with Motörhead in the 80s, including four sold out shows at the Hammersmith Odean and I have to say, we're pretty excited about this!"

ac/dc BREAKING NEWS: AC/DC FORCED TO OFFER FANS TICKET REFUNDS
This unprecedented move was forced on the band by their disappointed fans after the Axl Rose announcement...

headbangers ball ICED EARTH AND ENSIFERUM TO HEADLINE MTV HEADBANGERS BALL TOUR 2016: FULL DATES HERE
"So brace yourselves for the ultimate Metal experience of a lifetime! See you in front row!"

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK ADDS MORE BANDS, DETAILS METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS AND ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW BLOOD STAGE WINNERS
Bloodstock HQ is readying to send Team M2TM out on the road for the finals, but in the meantime, there's a few more band additions to the August bill

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN DATES FOR JULY/AUGUST IN SUPPORT OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE'
The Dead Daisies, the biggest new name in Rock, have just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player

wolf hoffmann WOLF HOFFMANN TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY' ON JULY 1st
"I have always incorporated classical music in my song writing with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."

jaegermeister JÄGERMEISTER RELEASE FULL DOCUMENTARY OF WORLD'S FIRST MUSIC GIG ON AIR, SEA AND LAND
"We go bigger every year and because of the nature of this world first this gig was not only a test of friendship but one of supporting each other too..."

john otway JOHN OTWAY PLANNING ON BEING FIRST ARTIST SINCE THE ROLLING STONES TO RECORD IN MONTSERRAT
"Although the old Air Studios are now derelict the studio in the basement of Sir George Martin's house is sound – it just needs rebuilding..."

fates warning FATES WARNING - NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THEORIES OF FLIGHT' ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK UNVEILED
"There's a loose theme running through a lot of the lyrics, and this developed organically and separately..."

the treatment THE TREATMENT UK TOUR STARTS WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE AMORETTES
The tour dovetails the recent release of The Treatment's third studio album 'Generation Me'...

amon amarth RAISE YOUR HORNS AND BE IN AMON AMARTH'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Swedish Heavy Metal goliaths Amon Amarth are inviting their fans around the globe to be a part of their forthcoming video...

alex dickson EXCLUSIVE: ALEX DICKSON TO RE-JOIN GUN?
Alex Dickson was the guitarist for Gun from 1990-93 during their 'Gallus' album period...

sixx am SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE "#REASONTORISE" CAMPAIGN, TOUR DATES AND 'VOL.1 PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED' DETAILS
"It is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."

armored saint ARMORED SAINT ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AND CLUB APPEARANCES
"For our first time in Spain, it's gonna be sick! And as if this wasn't enough - Saint is playing for the first time ever in Japan..."

black country communion BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION TO REFORM IN 2017
"Preparing BCC Rocket Ship Re-launch for 2017 - all systems go."

tarja TARJA PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OF HER NEW SINGLE 'NO BITTER END'
'No Bitter End', the opening track of the prequel album 'The Brightest Void', is the first glimpse of Tarja's new work – her heaviest to date...

stratovarius STRATOVARIUS RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'UNTIL THE END OF DAYS'
"To me it's a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it..."

brian johnson EXCLUSIVE: PROMINENT AC/DC CREW MEMBER GIVES REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO AXL ROSE APPOINTMENT
AC/DC are covering themselves in case Axl's poor reputation for unprofessionalism manifests itself...

brian johnson THE DARKEST DAY OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE: BRIAN JOHNSON ISSUES PERSONAL STATEMENT ON AC/DC DEPARTURE
"I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring. My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that..."

thin lizzy THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE BASS PLAYER AND NEW DRUMMER FOR 2016/17 ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me...

ian gillan IAN GILLAN TO PERFORM UNIQUE SOLO SHOW OF DEEP PURPLE CLASSICS IN BULGARIA
There is a possibility that Ian will also play some material from his catalogue outside of Deep Purple...

don airey DEEP PURPLE'S DON AIREY AND FRIENDS ADDED TO CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL PLUS ATOMIC ROOSTER
Expect to hear many classics from Airey's illustrious past which includes time spent with Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne as well as his current job with Deep Purple...

wildfire festival WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCE SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS AND FIVE MORE ACTS
With June creeping ever closer, Wildfire Festival's impressive main stages line-up is all but finalised...

whitesnake THE END OF WHITESNAKE: DAVID COVERDALE TO RETIRE IN 2017
Whitesnake headline the UK's Ramblin Man Festival in July in what could be their final ever UK appearance...

axl rose AXL ROSE CONFIRMED AS AC/DC SINGER FOR THE REMAINING ROCK OR BUST DATES
The worst kept secret in rock is now official...

aerosmith THE END OF AEROSMITH?: NO FAREWELL TOUR CONFIRMED AT THE MOMENT
"A farewell tour is something we've talked about doing for years, let's say roughly in the last five years..."

hrh united ALESTORM, HAMMERFALL, FINSTERFORST, NAPALM DEATH, ARMORED SAINT, VENOM INC. AND EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCED FOR HRH UNITED
HRH United 3 will be an exclusive upgraded Metal Edition taking over the entire site @ Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales...

rolling stones PROUD GALLERIES PLAYING HOST TO FABULOUS ROLLING STONES PHOTO EXHIBITION: TERRY O'NEILL TO ATTEND SIGNING SESSION
It's a wonderful book by photographer Terry O'Neill of Rolling Stones images from 1963 to 1965, an era when the Stones were just "breaking through"...

between the buried and me BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES
As well as the European tour dates, BTBAM have launched a live video for 'The Ectopic Stroll' whih you can see here...

jade vine LONDON BASED ALTERNATIVE PROG ROCKERS JADE VINE ANNOUNCE ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
Jade Vine's music has been influenced by artists such as Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Anathema and Pain Of Salvation...

blessed hellride BLESSED HELLRIDE RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'BASTARDS AND OUTLAWS'
Ultra-heavy guitar riffs, blaring grooves, martial vocals; the world of Blessed Hellride has no room for weakness or half-hearted compromises...

michael schenker MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK - 'ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID' RELEASED FRIDAY 29th APRIL 2016
The sheer density of hits from four decades made it an evening fans would never forget...

attica rage ATTICA RAGE NEW ALBUM 'WARHEADS LTD' RELEASED 6th JUNE 2016
The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer...

lita ford LITA FORD, MICHAEL MONROE, SLAUGHTER, AUTOGRAPH AND BANG TANGO HEAD UP THE HRH AOR 5 CHARGE
An epoch of Melodic Rock which will also feature sister brands on separate arenas, HRH Sleaze & HRH Glam...

tyler bryant TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN ANNOUNCED FOR AC/DC EUROPEAN DATES IN MAY/JUNE
At the time of writing, it is completely unclear who will be the frontman for AC/DC on these dates...

feat factory FEAR FACTORY RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR EPIC CINEMATIC BALLAD 'EXPIRATION DATE'
The song is taken from the band's latest masterpiece, 'Genexus', which was released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in late 2015...

katatonia KATATONIA ANNOUNCE ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN LONDON
Katatonia's biggest UK headline show to date will feature a very special two set performance...

gorilla grifter GORILLA AND GRIFTER SPLIT ALBUM RELEASED THIS WEEK ON HEVISIKE RECORDS
Gorilla vs Grifter will be the second in a planned series of split albums released through HeviSike...

korpiklani KORPIKLAANI RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'A MAN WITH A PLAN'
"This song is about our life on the road, the fun side for what we are known for..."

four by fate ROCK INDUSTRY TITANS JOIN FORCES FOR FOUR BY FATE'S DEBUT ALBUM 'RELENTLESS'
When the mysterious power of fate helped four rock and roll veterans join forces the result was electrifying...

be prog my friend BE PROG! MY FRIEND FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINERS STEVEN WILSON & OPETH
Taking place in the beautiful open air surroundings of Poble Espanyol the site is one of the most important landmarks of tourism in Barcelona...

guns n roses GUNS N' ROSES AS RELEVANT AS EVER
The renewed friendship between Axl Rose and Slash is bringing back the band in its purest form...

budgie BUDGIE TO RELEASE 'THE MCA ALBUMS 1973-1975' 3CD BOXSET ON JUNE 3rd
Often thought of as a cross between Black Sabbath and Rush, the underappreciated outfit has influenced countless acts...

dimmu borgir DIMMU BORGIR EXTEND THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
"Stay tuned and watch this space for more updates on 'Forces Of The Northern Night'..."

jim breuer AC/DC'S BRIAN JOHNSON TO GUEST ON JIM BREUER ALBUM
Now call us cynical if you want but the timing of this release raises a lot of questions...

stream of passion DUTCH METALLERS STREAM OF PASSION ANNOUNCE BREAK-UP
"We're also looking into adding an extra, final show towards the end of the year..."

new jacobin club CANADIAN THEATRICAL ROCK VETERANS NEW JACOBIN CLUB TO PLAY UK
"We still don't know what we're all going to be able to bring over for the show, but I promise you it'll be a good time..."

death angel DEATH ANGEL RELEASE ANOTHER NEW TRACK FROM 'THE EVIL DIVIDE' - 'CAUSE FOR ALARM' PLAYING NOW
To further whet the appetite of eager fans, the band have now released the second single online...

vintage trouble VINTAGE TROUBLE ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES - JUNE 2016 AS PART OF FULL EUROPEAN TOUR
It says much about the band's widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith...

the virginmarys THE VIRGINMARYS ANNOUNCE TWO INTIMATE UK SHOWS TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'DIVIDES DIVIDES'
...along with two festival outings including a spot at the first Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London...

robin trower ROBIN TROWER ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 2016 UK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVIE NIMMO
The October UK tour follows last week's news of Robin's highly anticipated new studio album...

amina mundi CUBA'S STUNNING AND UNIQUE PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND AMINA MUNDI PLAYING UK TOUR IN MAY
Anima Mundi is lyrical, solemn and dramatic, containing plentiful and constant melodies...

behemoth BEHEMOTH RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'BEN SAHAR'
A sprawling sensory experience, complete with ambitious production and design that has become standard fair for Behemoth's visual representations...

wakrat RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S TIM COMMERFORD LAUNCHES NEW BAND, NEW VIDEO AND LIVE DATES
"With Wakrat, we're a band, and we're going to play all the time, and we're going to pay our dues the old-school way..."

stratovarius STRATOVARIUS 'BEST OF' OUT MAY 6th INCLUDES BRAND NEW SONG
Stratovarius is one of the most influential, successful and enduring power metal bands in the world...

dan reed network DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' AND JUNE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
The new album marks the anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world...

gryphon GRYPHON - A TRULY UNIQUE BAND, REUNITED AND LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST
A legendary English band that's as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured...

power quest POWER QUEST ARE BACK! NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY AND FIRST LIVE GIG BOOKED
A headline show at Camden Underworld in London has been confirmed where the band will be joined by some very special guests...

goo goo dolls GOO GOO DOLLS UNVEIL DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM 'BOXES' - FIRST SONG AVAILABLE NOW
Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik realized that he didn't want to sit in a room by himself and try to write songs...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT RELEASE 'VOICES' SINGLE
Musically the band are exploring a heavier avenue than before...

guns n roses REUNITED GUNS N' ROSES PLAY TROUBADOUR GIG
It was the first time since 1993 that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan had performed on stage together...

damon johnson DAMON JOHNSON ANNOUNCES SOLO EP 'ECHO' OUT ON 27th MAY
Big riffs sit alongside driving rhythms and the instant melodies...

metal on the hill METAL ON THE HILL - HEAVY METAL RETURNS TO GRAZ
Napalm's live department Napalm Events has now stepped in to riff all of Southern Austria out of its slumber...

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO AND REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS
"I've said it before, but in case you missed it, I will say it again. WE ARE BACK!!!"

zakk wylde ZAKK WYLDE DEBUTS 'SLEEPING DOGS' MUSIC VIDEO FROM 'BOOK OF SHADOWS II'
Zakk Wylde today has debuted an all new music video for the track 'Sleeping Dogs' from his forthcoming solo LP...

bullet for my valentine BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SEARCH AND DESTROY/SPINEFARM RECORDS (UMG)
BFMV are universally revered as a colossal force to be reckoned with – stadium fillers, festival headliners... a new wave of rock royalty...

noise records NOISE RECORDS ANNOUNCE FIRST RELEASES AS PART OF LABEL REISSUE CAMPAIGN
Noise's catalog has laid dormant ever since 2007... until now...

al jourgensen SURGICAL METH MACHINE - AL JOURGENSEN PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'I'M INVISIBLE'
"WARNING: do not attempt to view this unless sufficiently high!"

motorhead LAST MOTORHEAD RECORDED SHOWS TO BE RELEASED: 'CLEAN YOUR CLOCK' OUT IN MAY
Never was the spirit of Motorhead more alive than when they were on tour...

death angel DEATH ANGEL REVEAL NEW TRACK 'THE MOTH' - PLAYING NOW
'The Evil Divide' stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for Death Angel...

steelhouse STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL ADDS FINAL THREE ACTS TO WEEKEND BILL
"Ah Steelhouse how we love you so!! I was thrilled when I was told we'd be rolling back up that mountain again...."

ensiferum ENSIFERUM RELEASE DETAILS FOR 'TWENTY GREATEST SWORD HITS'
Spinefarm Records have announced album details of the first compilation release of iconic pagan metallers Ensiferum...

katatonia KATATONIA PREMIERE FIRST FULL TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM 'THE FALL OF HEARTS'
"A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks..."

white miles WHITE MILES PREMIERE NEW ALBUM ON MetalTalk.net - 'THE DUEL' STREAMING NOW
"White Miles have rocked European stages constantly throughout the last years...

doro DORO - THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO
Filmed in the renaissance castle Bückeburg, the video showcases Doro as you've never seen her before...

dust bowl jokies DUST BOWL JOKIES PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE MOON HANGER GROOVE' EXCLUSIVELY ON MetalTalk.net
We're very proud this morning to be premiering the brand new video from young, hugely talented hard rockers Dust Bowl Jokies...

sertraline SERTRALINE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'MEAN TO ME'
"It's something different and we're really excited to share it with everyone!"

iron maiden MASSIVE ED FORCE ONE REPAIRS COMPLETED IN JUST TEN DAYS
"The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back!"

devildriver DEVILDRIVER RELEASE SAVAGE NEW SINGLE 'DAYBREAK'
The song is the first released track from the band's upcoming, seventh studio album, 'Trust No One'...

death angel DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCE ARTWORK AND PRE-ORDER FOR 'THE EVIL DIVIDE'
Three decades into their celebrated career, Death Angel remain as hungry as ever...

book of opeth BOOK OF OPETH TO SHIP IN APRIL
This sumptuously illustrated oral history presents the story of Opeth, from their earliest days until the present, in glorious dark colour...

metal talk
© All written site content is copyright MetalTalk.net 2008-2016, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.
Ads raid data recovery