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9 December 2014: HeKz: 'Caerus'
8 December 2014: Raunchy: 'Vices. Virtues. Visions'
4 December 2014: Mia Klose: In Conversation About Her Solo Career
4 December 2014: Wretch: 'Warriors'
27 November 2014: Zero Down: 'No Limit To The Evil'
27 November 2014: Radio Alcatraz: 'It's All Coming Up Roses'
27 November 2014: Supernova Plasmajets: 'Reign In Plasma' EP
24 November 2014: Donnie Vie: 'The White Album'
24 November 2014: Harem Scarem: 'Thirteen'
24 November 2014: Bailey: 'Long Way Down'
20 November 2014: Charlie And Ben: In Conversation About Nasty Little Lonely
20 November 2014: Distorted Harmony: 'Chain Reaction'
19 November 2014: Neonfly: 'Strangers In Paradise'
18 November 2014: Crash In Clouds: 'Living On A Tightrope'
17 November 2014: Angels Or Kings: 'Kings Of Nowhere'
11 November 2014: Rated X: 'Rated X'
7 November 2014: Wicked Sensation: 'Adrenaline Rush'
7 November 2014: The Quireboys: 'This Is Rock N' Roll II'
3 November 2014: Vega: 'Stereo Messiah'
31 October 2014: Nubian Rose: 'Mental Revolution'
22 October 2014: Ten: 'Albion'
22 October 2014: Primus: 'Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble'
17 October 2014: Lordi: 'Scare Force One'
10 October 2014: Allen/Lande: 'The Great Divide'
10 October 2014: Wolfborne: 'In The Beginning...'
8 October 2014: Yellowcard: 'Lift A Sail'
8 October 2014: Sixx: A.M.: 'Modern Vintage'
6 October 2014: Last Great Dreamers: 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven'
24 September 2014: Work Of Art: 'Framework'
23 September 2014: The Dead Daisies: 'Face I Love' EP
23 September 2014: Midnight Sin: 'Sex First'
18 September 2014: Moonland (Feat. Lenna Kuurmaa): 'Moonland'
18 September 2014: Grand Design: 'Thrill Of The Night'
15 September 2014: The Mojo Gurus: 'Who Asked Ya?'
5 September 2014: The Quireboys: 'Black Eyed Sons' [Deluxe Edition]
5 September 2014: Mono Inc.: 'The Clock Ticks On: 2004 – 2014'
3 September 2014: Blood God: 'Blood Is My Trademark'
3 September 2014: X-Drive: 'Get Your Rock On'
2 September 2014: Kissin' Dynamite: 'Megalomania'
2 September 2014: Evergrey: 'Hymns For The Broken'
4 August 2014: CJ Wildheart In Conversation About His Solo Career And The Wildhearts
4 August 2014: Long John Laundry: 'Voodoo Charm'
1 August 2014: Houston: 'Relaunch II'
1 August 2014: Gregory Lynn Hall: 'Heaven To Earth'
1 August 2014: Big Engine: 'Shot Like A Rocket'
31 July 2014: Adrenaline Rush: 'Adrenaline Rush'
31 July 2014: Asia: 'High Voltage'
30 July 2014: Crystal Eyes: 'Killer'
30 July 2014: Saliva: 'Rise Up'
30 July 2014: Reaper: 'An Atheist Monument'
22 July 2014: 2 Cards Of 25: 'Penumbra'
17 July 2014: Jeff Keith: In Conversation About Tesla
7 July 2014: Acacia Avenue: 'Cold'
7 July 2014: Rich Robinson: 'The Ceaseless Sight'
23 June 2014: The Rocket Dolls: 'Eyes'
13 June 2014: Rob Zombie: 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD
11 June 2014: Rainbows Are Free: 'Waves Ahead Of The Ocean'
11 June 2014: Tigers Of Junction Street: 'Tigers Of Junction Street' EP
10 June 2014: Seether: 'Isolate And Medicate'
9 June 2014: Metasoma: 'Mirror Of Life'
9 June 2014: Monuments: 'The Amanuensis'
6 June 2014: Hollywood Monsters: 'Big Trouble'
5 June 2014: Jack Blades: In Conversation About Night Ranger And Damn Yankees
5 June 2014: Tesla: 'Simplicity'
28 May 2014: Uriah Heep: 'Outsider'
28 May 2014: Grog: In Conversation About Die So Fluid
27 May 2014: Unisonic: 'For The Kingdom' EP
26 May 2014: Night Ranger: 'High Road'
21 May 2014: Gloryful: 'Ocean Blade'
21 May 2014: CJ Wildheart: 'Mable' [PledgeMusic Edition]
21 May 2014: Cactus & Cardigan: 'Highland Bastards' EP
19 May 2014: Vicious Rumors: 'Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment'
19 May 2014: Woodbridge: 'The Fire Inside'
19 May 2014: Sylar: 'For Whom It May Concern'
19 May 2014: Sebastian Bach: In Conversation About His Solo Career
14 May 2014: Amaryllis: 'Revolt' EP
13 May 2014: Timo Tolkki's Avalon: 'Angels Of The Apocalypse'
8 May 2014: Lauren Tate: 'My Reflection' EP
8 May 2014: Kip Winger: In Conversation About Winger And His Solo Work
8 May 2014: Temperance: 'Temperance'
7 May 2014: Electric Boys: 'Starflight United' (Swedish Import)
7 May 2014: Bad For Lazarus: 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!'
7 May 2014: Deborah Bonham: 'Spirit'
6 May 2014: Edgedown: 'Statues Fall'
6 May 2014: Die So Fluid: 'The Opposites Of Light'
1 May 2014: Neal Schön: 'So U'
1 May 2014: Outloud: 'Let's Get Serious'
29 April 2014: Mother Road: 'Drive'
29 April 2014: Haster: 'Let It Go'
23 April 2014: Bad Company: 'The Official Authorised 40th Anniversary Documentary' DVD
18 April 2014: Dale Hodgkinson: In Conversation About The Peckham Cowboys
16 April 2014: Black Label Society: 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican'
16 April 2014: Xandria: 'Sacrificium'
14 April 2014: Tuomas Holopainen: 'The Life And Times Of Scrooge'
14 April 2014: Vardis: 'Vigilante: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit'
14 April 2014: Arkona: 'Yav'
10 April 2014: Three Lions: 'Three Lions'
9 April 2014: Sebastian Bach: 'Give 'Em Hell'
9 April 2014: Season Of Arrows: 'Season Of Arrows'
7 April 2014: Joe Satriani: In Conversation About His Solo Career, Chickenfoot And Collaborations
7 April 2014: The Black Marquee Los Angeles: 'Sessions From The Hive: Volume 1'
7 April 2014: Primate X: 'A Fool's Game'
4 April 2014: The Fire And I: 'Double Kamikaze'
4 April 2014: Winger: 'Better Days Comin''
2 April 2014: Miko Von Hertzen: In Conversation About Von Hertzen Brothers
30 March 2014: Brainstorm: 'Firesoul'
30 March 2014: Diabulus In Music: 'Argia'
28 March 2014: Gorka Elso And Zuberoa Aznárez: In Conversation About Diabulus In Musica
26 March 2014: The Pat McManus Band: 'Dark Emerald Highway'
25 March 2014: Chuck Garric: In Conversation About Beasto Blanco And Alice Cooper
25 March 2014: Klogr: 'Black Snow'
24 March 2014: Charlotte Wessels: In Conversation About Delain
21 March 2014: Sons Of The Sea: 'Sons Of The Sea'
18 March 2014: Gotthard: 'Bang!'
16 March 2014: Pretty Maids: 'Louder Than Ever'
16 March 2014: L.R.S.: 'Down To The Core'
12 March 2014: James Christian: In Conversation About House Of Lords
12 March 2014: Asia: 'Gravitas'
9 March 2014: Martyr De Mona: 'Impera'
6 March 2014: Seventrain: 'Seventrain'
1 March 2014: Anette Olzon: 'Shine'
1 March 2014: Dark Forest: 'The Awakening'
1 March 2014: Dead By April: 'Let The World Know'
25 February 2014: Richard Sjunnesson: In Conversation About The Unguided
25 February 2014: Feral Sun: 'Evacuate'
21 February 2014: Vanden Plas: 'Chronicles Of The Immortals – Netherworld'
21 February 2014: Vampire: 'Vampire'
18 February 2014: Captain Horizon: 'The Lights Of Distorted Science' [Bonus Edition]
18 February 2014: Daughtry: 'Baptized' [Deluxe Edition]
13 February 2014: Colorstone: 'Steam'
13 February 2014: Engines Of Vengeance: 'Lucky Machine' EP
12 February 2014: Mat Sinner: In Conversation About Primal Fear
11 February 2014: Ginger Wildheart: 'Albion' [PledgeMusic.com Edition]'
6 February 2014: Stefan Schmidt: In Conversation About Van Canto
6 February 2014: Skintrade: 'Refueled'
6 February 2014: W.E.T.: 'One Live – In Stockholm'
5 February 2014: Men Without Armies: 'Men Without Armies'
31 January 2014: House Of Lords: 'Precious Metal'
31 January 2014: The Unguided: 'Fragile Immortality'
29 January 2014: Supersuckers: 'Get The Hell'
28 January 2014: Tom Keifer: In Conversation About His Solo Work And Cinderella
28 January 2014: Martiria: 'R-Evolution'
28 January 2014: Indica: 'Shine'
23 January 2014: Rainbow: 'The Single Box Set 1975-1986'
23 January 2014: Jesse Andrews: In Conversation About Emperors And Elephants
23 January 2014: The Peckham Cowboys: '10 Tales From The Gin Palace'
21 January 2014: 68-75: 'Stay On The Ride'
21 January 2014: Emperors And Elephants: 'Devil In The Lake'
17 January 2014: Primal Fear: 'Delivering The Black'
17 January 2014: Van Canto: 'Dawn Of The Brave'
16 January 2014: Ring Of Fire: 'Battle Of Leningrad'
16 January 2014: The Brew: 'Control'
15 January 2014: Red Dragon Cartel: 'Red Dragon Cartel'
15 January 2014: Chrome Division: 'Infernal Rock Eternal'
13 January 2014: Veronica Freeman: In Conversation About Benedictum
13 January 2014: Tang: 'Dynamite Drug Diamond'
6 January 2014: Kevin Cronin: In Conversation About REO Speedwagon
5 January 2014: The Manic Shine: 'Let Go Or Be Dragged'
5 January 2014: Malice In Wonderland: 'The Royal Brigade'
13 December 2013: Agent: 'Kingdom Of Fear'
13 December 2013: Love/Hate: 'Crucified'
13 December 2013: Christer 'Krunt' Andersson: In Conversation About Tad Morose
10 December 2013: James LaBrie: 'I Will Not Break' EP
10 December 2013: Andi Deris: In Conversation About The Bad Bankers And Helloween
10 December 2013: Badfinger: 'Timeless... The Musical Legacy'
7 December 2013: Andrè Andersen: In Conversation About Royal Hunt
7 December 2013: Andi Deris & The Bad Bankers: 'Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads'
7 December 2013: REO Speedwagon: 'Live At Moondance Jam'
29 November 2013: Dawn Heist: 'Catalyst'
29 November 2013: Silent Force: 'Rising From Ashes'
28 November 2013: The Darkness/ LostAlone/ The River 68's: Inverness Ironworks
22 November 2013: Randy Ellefson: 'Now Weaponized!'
15 November 2013: Angelica: 'Thrive'
15 November 2013: Royal Hunt: 'A Life To Die For'
15 November 2013: Generation Kill: 'We're All Gonna Die'
11 November 2013: Michael Sweet: In Conversation About Stryper
6 November 2013: Benedictum: 'Obey'
6 November 2013: Mad Hatter's Den: 'Welcome To The Den'
6 November 2013: AOR: 'The Secrets Of L.A.'
6 November 2013: Terminal Gods: 'Machine Beat Messiah'
31 October 2013: Various Artists: 'Metal On Ice' EP
31 October 2013: Michael Kiske: In Conversation About Place Vendome And Much More
31 October 2013: Monster Magnet: 'Last Patrol'
31 October 2013: Almah: 'Unfold'
31 October 2013: Dogface: 'Back On The Streets'
31 October 2013: Zodiac: 'A Hiding Place'
29 October 2013: Monkey3: 'The 5th Sun'
29 October 2013: Iron Mask: 'Fifth Son Of Winterdoom'
27 October 2013: Rory Gallagher: 'Kickback City' Box-Set
21 October 2013: Place Vendome: 'Thunder In The Distance'
21 October 2013: Stryper: 'No More Hell To Pay'
17 October 2013: Seventh Key: 'I Will Survive'
1 October 2013: Lita Ford: 'The Bitch Is Back... Live'
25 September 2013: Cold Feet Controll: 'Tales Of The Brokenhearted Pt.II' EP
25 September 2013: Blues Pills: 'Devil Man' EP
23 September 2013: Big Guns: 'Down But Not Out'
19 September 2013: The Answer: 'New Horizon'
19 September 2013: Introducing... Cecile Monique
11 September 2013: Harem Scarem: 'Mood Swings II'
9 September 2013: Eden's Curse: 'Symphony Of Sin'
9 September 2013: Tigertailz: 'Knives' EP
5 September 2013: Coney Hatch: 'Four'
5 September 2013: Ministry: 'From Beer To Eternity'
29 August 2013: Sinheresy: 'Paint The World'
29 August 2013: Jesse Damon: 'Temptation In The Garden Of Eve'
29 August 2013: Siren's Cry: 'Scattered Horizons'
23 August 2013: Argus: 'Beyond The Martyrs'
12 August 2013: Arc Angel: 'Harlequins Of Light'
12 August 2013: Skinny Puppy: 'Weapon'
9 August 2013: Fergie Frederiksen: 'Any Given Moment'
LED ZEPPELIN CLEARED OF STEALING RIFF FOR 'STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'
"I can't actually recall Spirit or anyone playing there with the passing of time. I don't have a recollection of almost anyone I've hung out with."
RIPPER OWENS REFUSED UK ENTRY FOR FRIDAY'S WILDFIRE PERFORMANCE
"Although we are trying everything we are able, we have little hope of changing the minds of such a powerful UK agency."
MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN GO ALL THE WAY WITH NEW ALBUM: LISTEN TO THE FIRST EPIC TRACK HERE
Screw politics - it never made a positive difference but these two did!!
TWISTED SISTER FEATURE IN FIRST METAL MELTDOWN, A NEW SERIES OF CONCERT DVDs ABOUT TO LAUNCH
"This performance captured herein just two months after AJ's death really was about our way to help memorialize the great AJ Pero..."
RICHIE RAMONE ANNOUNCES UK AND IRELAND TOUR FOR LATE 2016
"Richie saved the band as far as I'm concerned. He's the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band."
TESLA TO RELEASE 'MECHANICAL RESONANCE, LIVE!' AS SUMMER TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD KICKS OFF
"Making this new live album of 'Mechanical Resonance' was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla..."
INGLORIOUS "HIGH AS A KITE" AS SECOND ALBUM GETS UNDERWAY AND DEAD DAISIES AND STEEL PANTHER TOUR DATES APPROACH
"No feeling or buzz I have ever had in my life will compete with that immense feeling of pride and happiness..."
AIRBOURNE ARE 'BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL' WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM AND HEADLINE TOUR OF AMERICA AND EUROPEAN DATES WITH VOLBEAT
These latest tour dates will only add to their reputation for incendiary live performances – maximum energy, maximum entertainment...
URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF ALBUMS AND NEW 2016 TOUR DATES
"This time we really let our hair down, if you like! We decided that there would be no restrictions whatsoever."
KISS CAPTURE FULL LIVE EXPERIENCE WITH AUGUST RELEASE OF 'KISS ROCKS VEGAS'
"KaBOOM! We blew up the Joint at The Hard Rock in Vegas like never before. We are very proud of this and know that you will be blown away as well."
STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR
Stand by for social media to go into overdrive and keep checking MetalTalk as we'll have more news on this when there is some...
JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN REUNITE TO FORM ARW: UK TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
"I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago. It's going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels."
MARILLION REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR NEW ALBUM AND IT'S GOT A VERY NAUGHTY TITLE
"We don't know how many more albums we'll make, or how long we'll live. Everything has to be the best it can be."
PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH, VANDEN PLAS, LORDS OF BLACK AND MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL
The bill is made up of seven international and Italian based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive Metal genres...
STATUS QUO GUITARIST RICK PARFITT AIRLIFTED HOME FROM TURKEY
Quo made the decision to carry on with their commitments last week and performed at the Rock On Windermere charity show on Saturday...
RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW RISES IN LORELEY - SET LIST SPOILERS
After 21 years Ritchie Blackmore returns from medieval times to astound Loreley at Monsters Of Rock...
MEAT LOAF "RESPONSIVE AND WELL" AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE LAST NIGHT
"He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery..."
FOO FIGHTERS SUING BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANIES OVER CANCELLED GIGS
Central to Foo Fighters' complaint is that three of those 53 shows were intended to be "make-up shows" for fans...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC II - ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD' PLUS HUGE BBC HYDE PARK SHOW
Status Quo have announced the release of a second acoustic album following the success of the original 'Aquostic' release in August 2014...
MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN REUNITE: NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER
At around the same time that Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton, Canada last night, it was announced that the new album is recorded and ready for release...
MEAT LOAF COLLAPSES ON STAGE IN CANADA
Meat, real name Marvin Lee Aday, is 68-years-old and is one of the most successful recording artists of all time...
BLACK SABBATH LAST EVER UK TOUR: TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE 9.00am FRIDAY
We've been seeing reports all week that the dates are sold out but this is absolutely not the case...
DEEP PURPLE DRUMMER IAN PAICE SUFFERS A STROKE IN SWEDEN; MISSES PURPLE GIGS FOR THE FIRST SINCE SINCE 1968 FORMATION
"To all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible..."
THIS SUMMER'S MOST SIGNIFICANT METAL FASHION ITEMS ARE HERE
The great news is that now, after many, many requests, we finally have MetalTalk t-shirts available for you...
RICK PARFITT OF STATUS QUO SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AFTER TURKEY GIG
Rick is being treated in a hospital in Turkey and whilst his condition is serious, he has already demanded his customary cup of tea with two sugars and a sweetener...
IRON MAIDEN PART COMPANY WITH ED FORCE ONE: SEE BRUCE SAY "GOODBYE" ON VIDEO HERE
"I'll miss the big bird but the show must go on and it certainly will."
GRAVE DIGGER ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We'll present a huge and intensive Metal package live on tour, as well as on our album. 36 years of Grave Digger – Metal is alive. Forever!"
THE LOUNGE KITTENS RELEASE THEIR VERSION OF AC/DC's 'DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP'
"The album doesn't come out till September and frankly, we're bored of keeping it all a secret. So we thought right, time to make some more videos..."
OTWAY IN THE PARK: JOHN OTWAY JOINS LINE-UP OF CHICHESTER'S PRIORY PARK FESTIVAL
John Otway's addition to the bill confirms this eclectic new festival's place as a must-go-to-event...
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY THAILAND FOR THE FIRST TIME
This is part of Queen's Asia tour which also includes two shows in Tokyo, the show at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore and three more Asian cities which will be announced shortly...
HRH PROG 5 ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS
Atomic Rooster reform and join Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash, John Lees BJH, Pendragon, IQ and more at HRH Prog 5...
ORPHANED LAND'S KOBI FAHRI REVEALS SIDE PROJECT CONCEPT ALBUM 'KNA’AN' & EUROPEAN TOURING PLANS
Orphaned Land celebrate their 25th anniversary with a tour that includes Russian-Chinese and Middle Eastern Metal...
AS LIONS GEARING UP FOR FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH USA TOUR
The London five-piece will be bringing their explosive live show on a huge US arena jaunt alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Sixx:A.M during October and November...
BITCHES SIN TO RELEASE BOTH VERSIONS OF 'INVADERS' AS ONE PACKAGE, 'ULTIMATE INVADERS'
The original ten track album went on to become a NWOBHM classic, so much so that back in their own country GI Records also released another version of it in 1988...
PARADISE LOST SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years and now, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"
HEART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JULY - METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE
"James just took the song on, and what he added was perfect with a bite and a rock accent."
CRUCIFIED BARBARA SADLY CALL IT A DAY
The Swedish rockers earned themselves a healthy reputation for providing ballsy rocking live shows and have toured with such legends as Motörhead, Clutch and Girlschool...
SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT METAL HAMMER'S GOLDEN GODS AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Lemmy, creator and leader of Motörhead, was paid tribute to in fine style tonight by comrades whose respect he had unconditionally earned...
AMON AMARTH VIKING CRUSADE TO TOUR UK AND IRELAND THIS AUTUMN WITH TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ON THE BILL
"We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can 'Raise Your Horns' together with us to glory!"
BLAZE BAYLEY GUESTS WITH DISTURBED AT DOWNLOAD AS NIGHTWISH SHINE AT THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
"Bloody hell, you should see what you look like from here. Like the Battle of Agincourt with more blood and more booze."
IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER NICKO McBRAIN: "BRUCE DICKINSON IS MY HERO"
"I mean, just listen to the performance of 'Death Or Glory'. You know, that's just a little bit of what he gives in these live shows. And we're all having such a great time."
AMON AMARTH BLITZ THE LEMMY STAGE AT DOWNLOAD AS ORGANISERS WORK HARD TO CLEAR TRAFFIC CHAOS
"We've opened up additional entrances to South Car Park. We’re working as fast as we can to get you off the roads."
GHOST PULL OUT OF DOWNLOAD AT THE LAST MINUTE
It's still raining valkyries and hellhounds at Download and Derbyshire Police are warning of a severe traffic build up in the area which will cause serious delays...
ERIC CLAPTON SUFFERING FROM INCURABLE DAMAGE TO HIS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND IS STRUGGLING TO PLAY GUITAR
"I've had quite a lot of pain over the last year. And I've had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old..."
NIKKI SIXX JOINS MEGADETH FOR 'ANARCHY IN THE UK' AS TRIPLE H IS PRESENTED WITH FIRST 'SPIRIT OF LEMMY' AWARD
"The real fact is I can feel Lemmy here right now, sitting in that big, dark cloud over there, drinking Jack and Coke probably..."
IRON MAIDEN LAND AT EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT FOR SUNDAY'S DOWNLOAD HEADLINE APPEARANCE
Weather and wind conditions prevented the aircraft from flying directly over the festival site..
MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE TAKES PLACE AT DOWNLOAD IN POURING RAIN
Our reporting team have described the sound as: "Brutal. As though the band are here in the flesh, really playing. Everyone has raised a horned salute."
MOTÖRHEAD DAY TO BE CELEBRATED IN LONDON IN JULY
"20th July has been chosen as it was their first date at the Roundhouse in 1975, hence the venue in Camden..."
SABATON RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LOST BATTALION', FIRST SINGLE FROM 'THE LAST STAND'
'The Lost Battalion' is the name given to nine companies of the United States' 77th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918...
AEROSMITH FRONTMAN STEVEN TYLER REVEALS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 'WE'RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE'
American fans can experience live versions of the new tracks, in addition to signature hits throughout the limited-run, 19-city solo tour...
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM REVISIT 'ELIZIUM' AT THE SUMMER SOLSTICE SHOW
Fields Of The Nephilim revisit their most iconic album for the first time since its release...
CARCASS'S BEN ASH JOINS ACM LONDON'S TEACHING FACULTY
The Academy of Contemporary Music is extremely excited to bring its unique brand of education to London...
EXODUS ANNOUNCED FOR 'BATTLE OF THE BAYS' UK SHOWS WITH OBITUARY
"We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!! Look out Europe you've been warned..."
TWILIGHT FORCE TO RELEASE 'HEROES OF MIGHTY MAGIC' ON AUGUST 26th
"While we are still staying true to the essence of Power Metal, the songs, sounds and magic adventures have all evolved from the once drake hatchling into a colossal arcane arch-dragon..."
DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
Dark Funeral will go on the road with their label comrades Krisiun and Deserted Fear...
BLOODSTOCK'S FIRST M2TM FINALS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The bill for the August spectacular is starting to fill up as quality fresh blood joins the line up from the Metal 2 The Masses finals...
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BASSIST SIGNS WAKRAT TO EARACHE RECORDS
"We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back! Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored..."
ALTER BRIDGE SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS
"We are very excited to see what the future brings and look forward to reconnecting with our fans in 2016..."
STONE FREE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL SCHEDULE AND FURTHER ADDITIONS TO THE BILL
Wilko Johnson headlines the Indigo at The O2 on Sunday, with many more additions to a full and varied programme...
WOLF HOFFMANN RELEASES 'SCHERZO' – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY'
"I have always incorporated classical music in my songwriting with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."
BARB WIRE DOLLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DESPERATE' OUT ON 22nd JULY 2016
The album is released via Motörhead Music. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing...
EPICA AND POWERWOLF ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR: LONDON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
"I really can't wait to be back on the road again and to see the music, the energy and our lovely fans become one. Until then!"
BLACK SABBATH ROCK AM RING PERFORMANCE CANCELLED AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKES
Festival organizers vowed to resume the open-air event but local authorities revoked their license in the interests of fan safety...
QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT AT ROCK IN RIO, LISBON: PROFESSIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE ONLINE HERE
"There's never going to be another and I'm not replacing him. That's not what I'm doing..."
AC/DC GO DOWN A STORM AS THEY STRAT THEIR STUFF IN LONDON
"Axl was amazing! His voice was incredible and he commanded the stage; plus they came on fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled!"
IRON MAIDEN RELEASE OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR 'DEATH OR GLORY'
"He came over before we started recording and we wrote 'Speed Of Light' and 'Death Or Glory'."
ALESTORM SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH NAPALM RECORDS... IN RUM
"Unfortunately we only had white rum left (all the good stuff had already been drunk), so our signatures are invisible. We'll leave that one to the lawyers to sort out."
AC/DC ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED US TOUR DATES
"This band has got a ton of energy and you're going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon..."
RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
"We can't wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests..."
JOHNNY ROTTEN: "I WAS BANNED FROM THE BBC FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST JIMMY SAVILE SEX CRIMES."
"If you said anything you'd be off playlists, but that didn't bother me as I was doing a good job of that independently..."
BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE THE SWAN SONG UK TOUR WITH THREE ORIGINAL MEMBERS
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It's always a pleasure to play in the UK."
SAXON ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL
"I think this line-up is unique, you don't wanna miss it. Looking forward to battering some halls... Welcome to the Metal church!"
THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE APPEARANCE AND DEBUT US HEADLINE GIG
"We have had some amazing bands perform at Planet Rockstock over the years and the Dead Daisies are right up there with the best of them."
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE HORRORFLY STAGE
"For those that often think we don't do heavy, the latest additions should change that perception..."
SABATON AND ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF 'THE LAST TOUR'
"'The Last Tour' will be the biggest and best tour of Sabaton ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE FINAL BATTLE FAREWELL TOUR
The tour promises to be monstrous in terms of both number of dates and production and the first nine dates will be in Germany beginning on Novermber 24th 2017...
PINK FLOYD POSTAGE STAMPS UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE FIFTY YEARS OF THE BAND
The stamps are available to pre-order on the Post Office website and will be physically available in 8,000 UK post offices...
THE TUBES ANNOUNCE 'MONDO PULP' UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER
"I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world..."
FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE INTIMATE BLOODSTOCK WARM-UP SHOW IN BRIGHTON
This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival...
TAX THE HEAT ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK TOUR DATES INCLUDING AS GUESTS TO TERRORVISION
'Fed To The Lions' shows a band bursting with creativity and energy - previous singles 'Some Sympathy', 'Highway Home' and 'Fed To The Lions' sit alongside future classics...
JOEY JORDISON AND DRAGONFORCE'S FRED LECLERCQ REVEAL NEW BAND, SINSAENUM
"Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death Metal songs..."
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FINAL BATTLE: NEXT TOUR WILL BE THE FAREWELL TOUR
"We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!"
BLOODSTOCK CONFIRM MORE BANDS
Bloodstock festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park...
JARED JAMES NICHOLS' NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE NOW - LISTEN HERE
"We're really excited about the brand new kick-ass single," says Jared. "I'm positive it'll kick-start the shows into high gear."
FINNISH PAGAN METALLERS MOONSORROW OFFICIALLY ENDORSE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BAND'S HISTORY
Fans from as far apart as the US, Hungary and the UK took part in writing an unofficial biography of the band...
THE DEAD DAISIES NEW ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE' UNLEASHED 5th AUGUST
"The record is a straight up rock n' roll record. Very raw and punchy. We didn't do lots of overdubbing of the guitars which I loved..."
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