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
'Black Gold' (B sides and covers versions)

DJ Angel

dj angel


Jettblack is a contemporary hard rock band from High Wycombe, England. They have previously released two studio albums, 'Get Your Hands Dirty' and 'Raining Rock'.

I wasn't sure what to expect from Jettblack releasing a B sides and covers cd so soon in their career; is it a risky move or a great way to keep the Jettblack fans happy until the next full studio album?

The opening track from 'Black Gold' is 'Raining Gold' and features Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders. It's a slow track, not really a hard thumping song, but it does have a very rhythmic chorus.

Article continues below...

Track two 'Feel The Love', featuring the second guest artist Ian Paice, is more like the rocking tune style that I know Jettblack are, it has punchy twiddly guitars and the good hard rock vocals as well as a good bluesy feel, maybe this should have been the opening track of the album.

I have to say tracks such as 'Weapon' and the AC/DC cover 'Let Me Put My Love Into You' have me armchair grooving. There are no more than three cover versions on this CD, so as well as the AC/DC cover version you get Heart's classic track 'Barracuda' and Motorhead's 'Name In Vain' which all have been given the Jettblack twist. These do give the cd a good vibe and it also shows how they are influenced, a great tribute to classic rock bands.

The acoustic tracks do not really do too much for me, but I have to say that if I was wanting to sit back and have a chilled music night they would be ideal. I look forward to hearing the next saga in the Jettblack career.

Jettblack are a good hard rocking British band and credit where credit is due, their popularity is increasing with each appearance and CD that encroaches. I look forward to hearing the next cd and seeing if they can improve on their stance as a band.

Track list:
01. Black Gold (featuring Damon Johnson) - new edited version.
02. Feel The Love (featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple) - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions, previously digital only.
03. Weapon - from the 'Raining Rock' sessions.
04. Fade Away - from the 'Get Your Hands Dirty' sessions.
05. Let Me Put My Love Into You (AC/DC cover) - previously only available on a cover-mounted CD.
06. Red Horizon (acoustic) - previously unreleased.
07. Barracuda (Heart cover) - previously unreleased.
08. Name In Vain (Motorhead cover) - previously unreleased.
09. War Between Us (acoustic) - previously digital only.
10. Not Even Love (acoustic) - previously digital only.
11. Sunshine (acoustic) - previously digital only.
12. Prison Of Love (acoustic) - previously digital only.
13. Black Gold - full album version.

Band Members:
Will Stapleton: Vocals, Guitar
Tom Wright: Bass
Matt Oliver: Drums
Jon Dow: Vocals, Guitar





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.