ROGER BERZERK FAUSKE
Had impeccable music tastes since about 1980. Since then if it's live, loud and good I'll be there for the music and ensuing debauchery. If it sounds like Coldplay I will most likely shoot it. Twice.
I have been hosting my Heavy Rock Rapture Show on the radio for the last few years, currently on Firebrand.
I put on gigs, stage manage events and a variety of related shenanigans, obviously because I like stress.
I prefer my Rock classic to thrashy but play just about everything.
26 August 2016: Norwegians Circus Maximus Getting A Taste Of The Underworld This Saturday
4 July 2016: When Three Of Eddie And The Hot Rods Open For Themselves You Get Headline Maniac And An Idiot Me
16 June 2016: Arkadia: 'Aspirations And Reality'
8 June 2016: Grand Slam: Review And Audio Interview: Robin 2, Bilston
19 May 2016: Stonewall Noise Orchestra: 'The Machine, The Devil And The Dope'
25 April 2016: The Blackmail Snaps: 'When One Door Closes, Smash A Window'
15 April 2016: Robbie Brennan Obituary
12 February 2016: Vorna: 'Ei Valo Minua Seuraa'
8 February 2016: Centipede: 'Sanarth'
7 February 2016: Wolfhorde: 'Towards The Gates Of North'
3 February 2016: Wishing Well: 'Chasing Rainbows'
3 February 2016: Among The Prey: 'Only For The Blinded Eyes'
27 April 2015: Magnum: 'Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014'
22 April 2015: My Grimace: 'Grim Serenades'
22 April 2015: Michael Kiske Audio Interview On The New Kiske/Somerville Album And Much More...
20 April 2015: Amanda Somerville Audio Interview On The New Kiske/Somerville Album And More
16 April 2015: Whorion: 'The Reign Of The 7th Sector'
16 February 2015: Gian: 'All Life Erased'
13 February 2015: Dødheimsgard: 'A Umbra Omega'
3 February 2015: Minutian: 'Inwards'
31 January 2015: Cauldron Of Hate: 'Emperor' (EP)
29 January 2015: The Sitting Bull And The Bullshitters: 'Still Undead'
30 December 2014: Sata Kaskelottia: 'Sata Kaskelottia'
28 December 2014: Wake The Nations: 'Sign Of Heart'
28 December 2014: Midnight Bulllet: 'Lose My Face'
22 December 2014: Skálmöld: Interview With Björgvin Sigurðsson
22 December 2014: Kouzin Bedlam: 'Longing For The Incomplete'
16 December 2014: Dirty Thrills: 'Dirty Thrills'
1 December 2014: Magnum: 'On Christmas Day' Plus Mark Stanway And Al Barrow Exclusive Interview
1 December 2014: Nightblade: 'Crisis Has No Prejudice' EP
27 November 2014: Achiote: 'Deimos'
27 November 2014: Skálmöld: 'Með Vættum'
11 November 2014: Thundermother: 'Rock N' Roll Disaster'
7 November 2014: Arkadia: 'Unrelenting'
3 November 2014: Sarpedon: 'Anomic Nation'
22 October 2014: John Gustafson Tribute From Mick Underwood And John McCoy
15 October 2014: Dave Meniketti From Y And T On The Band's 40th Anniversary
23 September 2014: Audrey Horne: 'Pure Heavy'
15 September 2014: Lonely Kamel: 'Shit City'
25 July 2014: Snakecharmer/Glory Road: Assembly Rooms, Leamington
21 July 2014: Rage Of Angels: The Railway, Bolton
18 July 2014: Interview With Bob Poole Of Chevy
3 July 2014: Interview With Ged Rylands Of Rage Of Angels
11 June 2014: Salem: 'Forgotten Dreams'
6 June 2014: Rage Of Angels: 'Dreamworld'
4 June 2014: Interview With Tracey Lamb Of Rock Goddess
4 June 2014: Interview With Savn
30 May 2014: Henric Blomqvist: 'All Of Your Illusions'
30 May 2014: Spiral Dive: 'MK4' EP
29 May 2014: Darkest Era: 'Severance'
16 May 2014: Savn: 'Savn'
12 May 2014: Magnum/Neonfly: London Islington Assembly Hall
25 April 2014: Interview With 21 Octayne Guitarist Marco Wriedt
18 April 2014: 21 Octayne: 'Into The Open'
16 April 2014: Weapon UK: 'Rising From The Ashes'
16 March 2014: The Cloudycators: 'Land Of The Cloudycators'
13 March 2014: Magnum: 'Escape From The Shadow Garden'
26 February 2014: Dinner Music For The Gods: 'Beautiful And Treacherous'
21 February 2014: Snakecharmer: Giants of Rock, Minehead
6 February 2014: Frail Grounds: 'The Fields Of Trauma'
21 January 2014: Iskald: 'Nedom Og Nord'
19 December 2013: Queensrÿche: 'Ad Lucem' Mini Movie
11 October 2013: Operadyse: 'Pandemonium'
3 October 2013: Vengeance: 'Piece Of Cake'
26 September 2013: Raismes Festival 2013, France
28 August 2013: Audio Interview With Dave Meniketti
23 August 2013: The Death Of Live Music As We Know It; And The Rest Doesn't Look Too Rosy...
12 August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival 2013
9 August 2013: Video Interview With Rodney Matthews
9 August 2013: Video Interview With Al Barrow Of Magnum
29 July 2013: Ex-Wrathchild Singer Rocky Shades Tells Us About Wildside Riot
9 July 2013: Quireboys Album Review And Interview
5 July 2013: Video Interview With Reuben Archer
4 July 2013: Interview With Tony Clarkin Of Magnum
22 June 2013: Stormzone: 'Three Kings'
19 June 2013: Todd La Torre Of Queensrÿche Goes Head To Head With MetalTalk.net
19 June 2013: Gwyn Ashton: 'Fistful Of Blues' EP
13 June 2013: Dave Evans Original AC/DC Vocalist
12 June 2013: Queensryche: 'Queensryche'
30 May 2013: Ross Torlak (Megaton) Obituary
28 May 2013: Jorn: 'Traveller'
21 May 2013: Exit State: 'Let's See It All'
9 May 2013: Audrey Horne, Camden Underworld, London
THE IRON MAIDENS 2017 UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Run to the hills: The Iron Maidens are back in town!
PAUL STANLEY RULES OUT KISS ORIGINAL LINE-UP REUNION
"I am happy to enhance or do whatever I can for anyone who has helped put me where I am, but that doesn't include getting hitched again to somebody I unhitched from."
GLENN HUGHES, MARTIN TURNER'S WISHBONE ASH AND MORE ADDED TO RAMBLIN' MAN BILL
"Looking forward to returning to the UK to play at Ramblin' Man Fair with a selection of songs from my new album 'Resonate'..."
MEMBERS OF BLACK STAR RIDERS, URIAH HEEP, GUN AND MORE TO PLAY D.A.D. ALL STAR CHARITY SHOW
It's all in aid of Drums And Disabilities (D.A.D.), a non-profit organization that pioneered the Healing Art of Drum Therapy...
ALL-STAR LINE-UP ALL SET FOR CHISWICK INVASION ON 3rd MARCH IN AID OF NORDOFF ROBBINS
The first Chiswick Invasion proved to be a roaring success and the 2017 event looks like it's going to top last year's...
VENOM INC SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS AND BREAKING BANDS LLC
"I know we will give all we have to make this partnership the very best in every way it can possibly be...."
PAPA ROACH PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR 'HELP'
"We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version..."
FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE 2018
The 2018 MORC is being billed as "the biggest party yet" with a new ship and new ports being promised...
'THIS IS SAMMY HAGAR - WHEN THE PARTY STARTED' GETS UK RELEASE
"I was changing into more of a lifestyle artist – some got it, some did not..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
ARCH ENEMY TO PLAY BLOODSTOCK 2017
"We are very much looking forward to being a part of this years edition of Bloodstock, which actually takes place very close to where my father was born..."
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON GEARING UP FOR BROFEST 5
Once again the hordes of denim and leather-clad fans from all over the world will return to celebrate this extraordinary event...
TRACKS BY LATE MEGADETH DRUMMER NICK MENZA AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
This is the first series of un-released final recordings Nick recorded between 2013 and 2016...
STONEFACE NOT FEELING STRAINED AHEAD OF GLASGOW CATHOUSE GIG
"We have two very special guest bands coming up from darn sarf to play with us at this show...."
ROCKINGHAM GOES WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND AS STELLAR LINE-UP IS ANNOUNCED
Rockingham Festival will take place at Nottingham Trent University over the weekend of October 20th to 22nd...
TARJA TO PLAY TWO UK HEADLINE SHOWS IN MARCH
The former Nightwish singer says these will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year...
ME AND THAT MAN FEATURING BEHEMOTH'S NERGAL RELEASE NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
'Songs Of Love And Death' is a journey across bleak, dust-ravaged plains, soundtracked by low-slung guitars...
THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION RECEIVES GOVERNMENT FUNDING
"For this funding to be granted in Sophie's 10th anniversary year is validation of our work in my daughter's memory..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, SWEET AND MORE ADDED TO STONE FREE FESTIVAL BILL
This year's Stone Free Festival again takes place at London's O2 with doors opening at midday on Saturday 17th June...
KISS' 'I' VIDEO FINALLY SEES THE LIGHT - WATCH IT HERE
According to Kiss fan lore, it was deemed a bad idea to release the video at the time due to a poor reaction to the album...
POWER QUEST SIGN WITH INNER WOUND RECORDINGS
I am really pleased to have sealed the deal with Emil and Inner Wound for the release of the next PQ opus...
AS LIONS TO PLAY LONDON HEADLINE SHOW
As Lions are also confirmed for their first UK festival appearance of the year...
LORRY CRASHES INTO DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN TOUR BUS
The New Jersey band were due to play in Krakow tonight but the gig has now been cancelled...
BEHEMOTH PROVOKE INTENSE REACTION WITH NEW IMAGE
"Everyone on here talking about no longer being hungry, I am over here getting more hungry......"
NAPALM DEATH EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"We are officially as excited as small children..."
GLENN HUGHES SPECIAL 'STORYTELLER' EVENT IS ON BUT LIMITED TO 200
Glenn's 40+ year career has seen him leave his indelible mark in several musical endeavours and bands...
THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'A SPOONFUL OF DARKNESS' IS HERE
"I was laying by the pool, sipping some drinks and I got this idea in my head for a song..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
LITA FORD TO PLAY LONDON HEADLINE GIG IN MARCH
MetalTalk reviewed 'Time Capsule' in March 2016, stating: "This is an album that shows that Ford's return to former glories continues..."
METAL ALL-STARS TO RECORD RELIEF SONG FOR STEVE GRIMMETT
Steve has been hospitalized in Ecuador since mid-January and has endured multiple operations...
INGLORIOUS UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND ARTWORK FOR FORTHCOMING SECOND ALBUM
"We are so excited to release our second album. I still cannot believe Kevin Shirley mixed it..."
KXM (PINNICK, LYNCH, LUZIER) NEW ALBUM DETAILS AND TITLE TRACK VIDEO ARE HERE
"It was 'record-topia!' We showed up in the studio, camped out with a bunch of gear and let the tape roll..."
DRAGONFORCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS ARE HERE
"I lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point, because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best..."
DEE SNIDER, LYNCH MOB, FEMME FATALE AND A (DIRTY) DOZEN MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 2017
"It's going to be a Hell of a year, and of course we'll still be delivering our core events..."
WHITESNAKE IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM
Neil's collection also includes many back stage, off stage and soundcheck shots from the first Japanese tour in 1980...
THE RAVEN AGE SIGN TO BMG AND RELEASE NEW VIDEO AND ALBUM DETAILS
"There is a huge level of anticipation around 'Darkness Will Rise' and a lot of excitement around what's to come..."
THE ANSWER RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND TOUR DATES
"It's a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique..."
'FOR YOU'; WOKING PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SON PARFITT PLUS NEWS ROUND-UP
The event promises an exciting programme, packed with music, dance, art and entertainment
DRUMMER OF IRAQI BAND ACRASSICUADA SAYS DONALD TRUMP IS ACTING LIKE A FIVE-YEAR-OLD BULLY
"The whole slogan 'Make America Great Again' never made sense to me..."
HAWKWIND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN MAY - LISTEN TO SAMPLES HERE
Mid-March dates are dubbed 'A Glimpse Into Greenness', which gives some indication of the conceptual and lyrical themes behind the new album...
STEVE HACKET RELEASES FIRST SONG FROM 'THE NIGHT SIREN' - LISTEN HERE
"This latest waxing represents a bird's eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders..."
PRIMORDIAL TO HEADLINE UPRISING FESTIVAL
Prior to this Primordial will play a one-off headline show at The Underworld, London on Friday March 31st 2017
BLOODSTOCK REVEAL FOUR NEW BANDS FOR 2017
"We had a blast in 2011, but this year is extra special since we're going to play new music for you guys!"
PUDDLE OF MUDD, EVIL SCARECROW, DIAMOND HEAD AND MORE TO PLAY AMPLIFIED OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
"Expect a few surprises and get ready to get Amped in 2017!"
DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCES ANOTHER 48 BANDS INCLUDING STEEL PANTHER, SABATON, IN FLAMES and KVELERTAK
Download Festival just got bigger with this mornings announcement of a further 48 bands...
EXODUS TO PLAY TWO DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOWS
"Exodus are very excited about returning to the UK, especially for the shows in Brighton and Southend..."
ASIA AND KING CRIMSON FRONTMAN JOHN WETTON HAS PASSED AWAY
"With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, the world loses yet another musical giant..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
OPETH TO PLAY IRELAND IN NOVEMBER
The announcement ties in with the unveiling of a new video for 'Era', taken from their critically lauded twelfth studio album, 'Sorceress'...
KREATOR PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN MUSIC ICONS IN BRAND NEW SONG, 'FALLEN BROTHER' - LISTEN HERE
The band have also released the third track by track video in which Mille Petrozza discusses the album's songs...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE TWENTY NEW BANDS FOR 2017
Wildfire 2017 also carries an exciting international flavour, with bands flying in from Australia, The US and Denmark...
EVANESCENCE ADD SECOND NIGHT AT LONDON’S EVENTIM APOLLO
Led by Amy Lee's operatic and passionate vocals, Evanescence have sold nearly twenty-five million albums...
STATUS QUO REWIND TO GO ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE 80s PLUS NEWS OF 70s VINYL SINGLES RELEASE
The band are currently playing their final electric tour, which was extended into Europe due to phenomenal demand...
BLACK STAR RIDERS PREMIERE 'HEAVY FIRE' - LISTEN HERE
"Only fools would believe that rock'n'roll can rejuvenate a world in the throes of a collapsing civilisation..."
BLACK SABBATH KEYBOARDIST GEOFF NICHOLLS PASSES AWAY
Birmingham born Geoff also played in the NWOBHM band Quartz before joining Black Sabbath...
SAXON, LAST IN LINE, GRAHAM BONNET CONFIRMED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN FRIDAY
"The forever mighty, the legends of Heavy Metal, Mr Biff Byford and Saxon will headline our all new Friday at The Fair!"
ARCH ENEMY LAUNCH VIDEO AND SINGLE FOR 'WAR ETERNAL'
Another busy year for Arch Enemy is in store and here's their confirmed dates so far...
SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO TRAILER IS HERE
A first look at the award-winning documentary of Bruce Dickinson's gig in war torn Sarajevo...
INGLORIOUS UNVEIL DETAILS OF SECOND ALBUM AND NEW GUITARIST
The highly anticipated second album will arrive on 12th May - and there's a familiar face for 2017...
PLANET ROCK ANNOUNCE FULL SCHEDULE AND DAY TICKETS FOR WINTERS END FESTIVAL
The Answer, Inglorious and Toseland headline an impressive line up with special guests Gun, Dare and Bernie Marsden and more...
STATUS QUO ATTEND RICK PARFITT'S FUNERAL AS TOUR CONTINUES
Status Quo have recently thanked their fans for all of your kind messages over the last few weeks...
EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE:
MORTALITY UNVEIL 'FOR WHOM THE BOMB TOLLS' - LISTEN HERE
It took twenty five years before their debut full length, 'For Whom the Bomb Tolls', was finally released...
CATS IN SPACE LAND THUNDER TOUR SUPPORT
"We're going to rock you all to the moon and back. It will be purrrrfect!"
EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE:
MEAN MESSIAH UNVEIL SECOND ALBUM, 'HELL' - LISTEN HERE
"People's journeys and destinies are complicated and either way lead to Hell..."
GET THE FUNK OUT! EXTREME TO HEADLINE RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR
"We are honoured to be headlining the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Extreme has always had a special relationship with the UK fans..."
SCORPIONS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN EARLY 2018 AND CONTINUE TOURING
Brand new opus will be their first with Mikkey, who was Motörhead drummer for twenty-three years...
EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE:
NIDINGR RELEASE FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
"To me this song solidifies a thing that is fucking great about Nidingr - no rules..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
CELLAR DARLING SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
IRON MAIDEN TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JUNE/JULY
Support on all North American dates will be Ghost and tickets go on-sale from next Friday...
HOME OF METAL TO JOIN BLACK SABBATH ON THEIR FINAL DATES
"Fans are our lifeblood, they've always been there to support us. The audiences have been getting bigger as the tour progressed..."
EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE:
HAMMERFALL UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'BUILT TO LAST' TITLE TRACK
Hammerfall are currently on tour throughout Europe and there are plenty of dates left to catch their new epic show...
GRIM REAPER'S STEVE GRIMMETT SEVERELY ILL IN ECUADOR
"Unfortunately the operation didn't work and Steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed..."
GUNS N' ROSES AND SEX PISTOLS PRODUCER/ENGINEER BILL PRICE HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY
Price worked with Rod Stewart, INXS, Pete Townshend, Elton John, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite...
FISH CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY OF 'CLUTCHING AT STRAWS' WITH UK TOUR
"These are the only dates this year as because of my shoulder operation next month with the extensive recovery period..."
ROSS THE BOSS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AHEAD OF SPECIAL GUEST SLOT ON MetalTalk RADIO THIS WEEK
"We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy..."
CLASSIC DOKKEN LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN
Dokken, Lynch, Pilson and Brown will play together in England for the first time in around a quarter-of-a-century...
DEF LEPPARD AND POISON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DATES
"I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage..."
VIKINGS TO INVADE YORKSHIRE: GRAND MAGUS TO HEADLINE KEIGHLEY FESTIVAL
"Get your tickets now and prepare to raise your fists and bang your heads for the glory of Metal!"
ARMORED SAINT UK TOUR DATES AND 'MARCH OF THE SAINT (LIVE)' VIDEO ARE HERE
"We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March..."
SCREAMING EAGLES TO FEATURE IN NEW AMAZON PRIME SERIES STARRING BRYAN CRANSTON
The band will be releasing a live mini-album in spring 2017 and will be touring in the UK, France and Germany throughout the year...
MARTYRD SET TO OPEN FOR METAL ALLEGIANCE, MARTY FRIEDMAN AND GUS G
"NAMM is a blast, total musical sensory overload from every direction. It’s like getting lost in a hurricane - I can't wait."
EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE:
JOHN GARCIA UNLEASHES 'GIVE ME 250ml'
"This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"
AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO OPEN LONDON POP-UP STORE
The shop will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise...
ROCK MEETS CLASSIC 2017 EUROPE LINE-UP IS HERE
Rock meets Classic has a terrific vibe and the legendary cross-over-project combines emotional classic with world-famous rock songs...
PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ARE BACK FOR THE CRAIC ON ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
The band supposedly played their last ever gig two years ago in celebration of their 30th anniversary...
THE UNKNOWN BAND WHO INFLUENCED METALLICA AIRS ON MetalTalk RADIO
Also featuring is the very first UK radio airplay of Cellar Darling, the band created by former Eluveitie members...
EPICA RELEASE 'BEYOND THE MATRIX' VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
"The energy that lives within 'Beyond The Matrix' is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind..."
JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN
John Coghlan's Quo have announced UK dates across the Kingdom that will see them busy throughout the year...
JIMMY BAIN'S WIDOW NEEDS OUR HELP
"Jimmy recently passed away without a proper will in place and now his better half is in trouble..."
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST 'LIVE' TOKYO FEATURING BARDEN, BONNET AND McAULEY OUT IN MARCH
Features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker...
OZZY OSBOURNE OVERDOSED WHEN SHARON HAD CANCER
"I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka..."
ELUVEITIE NEW LINE-UP IS COMPLETE, FIRST GIGS GO DOWN A STORM
"Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board..."
GENE SIMMONS RESTAURANT HONOURS US VETS
"The opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in."
DEEP PURPLE SUE THEIR LONG-TIME ACCOUNTANT FOR FOUR MILLION
"I'm completely irresponsible. I'm ignorant about money as a commodity — I have never really understood it."
VINCE NEIL FIST FIGHT WITH BOY GEORGE STOPPED AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SHUTS UP PRESIDENT TRUMP
"They screwed up. That was a huge miss and someone should have a talking-to."
GLENN HUGHES: "I'M THRILLED TO BE TOURING THE UK IN JANUARY"
"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go!"
TONY IOMMI HAS SUCCESSFUL THROAT OPERATION AND IS CANCER-FREE
"We had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous. But it turns out it wasn't, which I found out Christmas Day..."
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