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7th April 2012

viking skull

Having just announced the release of their long-awaited album follow up to 'Doom, Gloom, Heartache, & Whiskey', Viking Skull are hitting the road following the release of 'Cursed By The Sword'.

On May 20th, ten tracks of the dirtiest Rock 'n' Roll Metal you're going to hear this summer, will be released. You will be able to get your hands on these digitally, and in physical form, but come May 23rd, you will be able to taste the debauched pit of mud, blood and beer live on stage, as they hit the road promoting the new album.

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'Cursed by the Sword' is packed with their most righteous riffage yet; this is the sound of a band on a roll... It's real man's Metal. AC/DC, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, a bazillion NWOBHM bands... the influences are as obvious as they are sublime. Shit like this is impossible to dislike.

23rd May | Borderline, LONDON
24th May | Bogiez, CARDIFF
25th May | C103, PLYMOUTH
27th May | Academy 2, NEWCASTLE
28th May | Fibbers, YORK
30th May | Underground, STOKE
31st May | King Tuts, GLASGOW

Tickets are on sale now and you can get yours by clicking here.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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