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MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK
Hawkwind/Focus: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, Saturday 7th March 2015
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LOOPYWORLD: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN
New book review here - 'Outside Iron Maiden' by Erwin Lucas...
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T Is For Tone, T Is For T-Shirt, F Is For Fashion
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Grave Digger Renew Contract With Napalm Records
Overkill Announce Headlining Tour Of The USA
Sons Of Azrael's Tony Lorenzo Shot By Armed Robber
Betraeus Announce UK Tour, EP Launch Party And Release Behind The Scenes Video
Win Tickets To See Nightlord
Senser To Release Hip Hop EP And Stream Killer Public Enemy/Slayer Track
Rush To Release Three Box Sets Spanning Entire Mercury Records Career
Guns N' Roses Frontman Stops Monterrey Performance After Fans 'Throw Shit' On Stage
Marionette Unveil Artwork For 'Nerve' And More Tour Dates
Killing Joke Announce Brand New Studio Album And UK Tour
Chimaira Frontman Busted For Marijuana Possession
All Else Fails Streaming New Song 'Rebirth'
Protest The Hero Announce Headline European Tour
Amon Amarth Announced For Hammerfest IV
Pain Of Salvation Supporting Opeth On UK Tour
Saxon Back To The UK For Pre-Christmas Support With Hammerfall As Support
The Damned's Story Coming To The Big Screen
FM Announce First Live Dates Of 2012
Vallenfyre Debut Album 'A Fragile King' Streaming Online Now
Lionsex To Release Debut Album On 7th November
Widow To Release 'Life's Blood' November 11th: Artwork And Tracklisting Revealed
Tom Gabriel Warrior Contributes Death Mask Project To 'The 13th Hour' Exhibition In New York
The Defiled Unveil 'Black Death' Video Ahead Of UK Headline Tour
Running Wild Announce Sensational Comeback With New Album 'Shadowmaker' Set For April Release
Accept Announce First Live Dtaes For 2012
Rise To Remain Release 'This Day Is Mine' Official Video
Battlelore Announce Indefinite Break: But It's Not The End
Fallstaf Album 'Bastard Sons Of A Pure Breed' Out Today
Jon Bon Jovi Opens Charity Restaurant For The Poor In New Jersey
Snakecharmer Announced As Special Guests To Uriah Heep
Another New Riot Song Streaming Online Now
New Five Finger Death Punch Album Debuts At No3 On US Billboard Chart
Doro Announces 'Winter In Rock' December Tour
Nickelback Premiere Video For 'When We Stand Together'
Vallenfyre Premiere Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Cathderal Of Dread' Video
Steel Panther Post Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Photo Shoot
The Dirty Youth Get Reckless
Metallica/Lou Reed 'Lulu' Album Now Streaming In Its Entirety
Vangough Streaming New Song From Forthcoming New Album
Iron Maiden 'On Board Flight 666' Out Now, Plus IMTV From The O2
Hole Pull Out Of Soundwave After Refusing To Share The Billing With Limp Bizkit
Biohazard Announce Live UK Dates
Volbeat Announce Headline UK Tour For The Autumn
Chickenfoot Premiere New Video For 'Three And A Half Letters'
Your Chance To Meet Motörhead: Bidding War For Tickets Begins This Weekend
Aisa Confirmed For First Annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Gala
Riot Discuss Their New Album 'Immortal Soul': First Song Online Now
Scythia To Headline Nerd Fest In Vancouver
Vinterblot Release New Promo Video For 'Coucil Of Trees Behloder'
Black Tusk Streaming Entire New Album Online Now
Megadeth Announce 13 Album Launch events For The Release Of 'Thi1rt3en'
Funeral For A Friend Set For New Releases And UK Tour
Tribute Album To Former Warrior Soul Drummer Released On November 7th
Van Halen Cancel Planned 2012 European Tour Dates
Five Signed Steel Panther Prints To Give Away
VICE Presents: Marshall Headphones On The Road
Ship-Ryched! Queensryche To Perform 'Operation: Mindcrime' On Shiprocked
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Second Track From Doogie White Solo Album Now Streaming Online
Bal Sagoth's Remasters Out In November
Chickenfoot Announce Five Date European Tour
Tasters/Texas In July In Joint UK Tour, Both With Brand New Albums Out
Weezer's Mikey Welsh Found Dead After Predicting Exact Time And Place OF his Death
Halloween Special: Alice Cooper: :'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' Movies
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Enter Shikari Announce New Album And Tour For 2012
Fallstaf Welcome The Age of Trombone Metal With Music Video 'The Cost'
Monsters Of Rock Cruise Announce Final Line-Up
Elimination To Release Debut Album On 28th November
Motörhead To Release New Live DVD Plus Entire Rock In Rio Performance Now Online
Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2011 Hits The UK This Week
William Shatner Streaming New Album Online Now
Dimmu Borgir Announce 20th Anniversary Album
Voodoo Vegas To Support Uriah Heep
Cornerstone Present New Video 'Stay'
Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Original Black Sabbath Reunion
Hardcore Superstar Release Brand New Song 'We Don't Need A Cure'
Magnum: Snippets From 'Evolution' Now Online
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter To Release First Official Best Of Album
Behemoth Release Sickest Music Video You've Ever Seen
Corey Taylor Announces USA Solo Tour
Benedictum And DesDemon Team Up For 'The Path Of The Valkyries US Tour'
Rush Reveal The First Trailer For 'Time Macine 2011: Live In Cleveland'
Suidakra To Shoot New Video For 'Balor'
24-7 Spyz Announce European Tour Dates
Sonata Arctica 'Live In Finland' Video Teaser Online Now
Biohazard To Co-Headline Persistence Tour 2012 With Suicidal Tendencies
Dilana Robichaux Confirmed As New LA Guns Vocalist
Fastway: First New Song Available For Streaming
Sabaton To Headline Metalcamp 12
Fields Of The Nephilim Sign With EMI, Sell Out Brixton Academy Plus New Album And DVD
Slipknot: Watch The Entire Rock In Rio Set Online Now
Icebreaker II: Turbowolf Meets David Icke: Out Today...
Nervecell To Open For Metal Legends Metallica
Hellfest Announce First Headline Bands And Trivium Are There
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Steve DiGiorgio, Yanic Bercier Featured In Symphonic Metal Release
Clutch Announce Annual Holiday Shows
Joe Bonamassa Announces March 2012 UK Arena Tour
The Darkness Announce Intimate Show At London's 100 Club
Chity Somapala Leaves Power Quest
Tony Iommi Signing Copies Of Autobiography In London Today
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IRON MAIDEN GIVE BRUCE DICKINSON CANCER UPDATE
Bruce is expected to make a full recovery and Rod expects to be able to provide another update after an MRI scan, probably in late May...
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR MAY, 'MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT'
"We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other..."
MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'LIVE AND LET LIVE'
'Spirit On A Mission', the explosive and celebratory album of all new material is released on March 23rd...
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GIG AND LONDON PREMIERE OF 'JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN'
The film premieres at Koko on 25th March with more special guests including Norman Watt-Roy announced today...
Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
Still rocking on and as ready as ever, Y&T return to Europe this autumn, with special festival dates in July...
SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band, which includes ex-Whitesnake bass player Neil Murray, return for a select handful of dates...
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...
FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Lacuna Coil and Therion wil headline the international line-up for the October event in Eindhoven...
DIMEBAG DARRELL'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY FORMER NUCLEAR HELLFROST VOCALIST REECE EBER
Inevitably, Nuclear Hellfrost's social media pages were bombarded by understandably angry and outraged Pantera fans...
NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
"Bruce is in great hands back home in England, not only with his family, but his oncologists and all the people that are working with him..."
FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."
IAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES JETHRO TULL WITH NEW SHOW - UK DATES ANNOUNCED
Ian Anderson has announced six dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'...
FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...
IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...
WHITESNAKE SET TO UNLEASH 'THE PURPLE ALBUM' ON MAY 15 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC srl
Some of Coverdale's best work with Deep Purple gets an impressive makeover. It's coming your way, just like 'Stormbringer'...
UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...
STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."
KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....
JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."
HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."
17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...
DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...
ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...
SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."
SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...
CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...
MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...
THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...
RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9 MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."
TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...
TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...
MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...
SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."
ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...
TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...
RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."
THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...
CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...
ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...
U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."
PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...
URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...
GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...
KNOCK OUT KAINE RELEASE FREE SINGLE AND VIDEO FEATURING IRON MAIDEN'S BRUCE DICKINSON
A trademark Knock Out Kaine spirit and sound remains un-disguised alongside layers of mature songwriting and craft...
HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...
FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...
THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...
QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...
dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...
SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...
BLACKBERRY SMOKE'S 'HOLDING ALL THE ROSES' IS OUT NOW IN EUROPE
Twelve smoking hot new songs from the southern rock kings...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...
MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...
SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...
LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."
NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."
EUROPE RELEASE TITLE TRACK VIDEO FOR 'KINGS OF WAR'
If you're tired of waiting to see when Ritchie Blackmore will once again crack out the Marshall stacks, look no further than here...
THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...
KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...
STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...
FEDERAL CHARM TO PLAY THEIR FIRST LONDON HEADLINE ON 6th MARCH
Federal Charm have been hailed by the music press as being the next big thing in new wave of blues-rock bands
CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...
VICTORY RECORDS WELCOMES SHATTERED SUN
The Texas Metallers sign a major new deal and will release a new album in 2015...
PROGRESSIVE METALLERS ID. OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD OF EP TITLE TRACK 'SAGITTARIUS A'
The multi-layered heavy EP from Vancouver's finest is released on February 10th...
REVOLUTION SAINTS RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'BACK ON MY TRAIL'
The track is the second video from the debut album, released on February 23rd...
WATCH THE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FROM ENSLAVED'S UPCOMING RELEASE 'IN TIMES'
The track is taken from the band's upcoming album 'In Times', the thirteenth full length release from Enslaved...
UFO REVEAL NEW TRAILER FOR 'A CONSPIRACY OF STARS'
Not long to wait before the new album from the British heavyweights UFO launches...
THE AGONIST LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'MY WITNESS, YOUR VICTIM'
"Believe it or not the actor was not harmed (too much) during the shoot!..."
EUREKA MACHINES ANNOUNCE CROWDFUNDED ALBUM AND UK TOUR
Exclusive content is available for subscribers, including EPs, online gig and a live album...
EVIL SCARECROW'S RELEASE STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR 'SPACE DEMENTIA'
Evil Scarecrow have also been confirmed for Download 2015...
PRIMORDIAL UK DATES KICK OFF THIS WEEK
Primordial will bring their audio divinity to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks...
VOIVOD LAUNCH A NEW SONG AND ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN DATES
The band are back firing on all cylinders and are hitting the road in North America and Europe during 2015...
JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 2015 'SHOCKWAVE' UK TOUR
A 48 hour ticket pre-sale starts on 4th Feb, with general sale starting from 6th Feb...
KNOCK OUT KAINE RELEASE FREE SINGLE '16 GRAMS OF HEART ATTACK'
The track features Christian Brady of Hellyeah! as guest lead guitarist...
2CELLOS CREATE A NEW DIMENSION WITH 'CELLOVERSE'
The duo return to their rock roots with their take on tracks from Iron Maiden, AC/DC and more...
WALLS OF JERICHO SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS
The band are currently working on their new album, which is their first full length since 2008...
THE AMORETTES SIGN TO OFF YER ROCKA RECORDINGS
"After listening to their recent studio output, it seemed only natural to look at this as a long time venture and literally, take the bull by the horns and drive it round the world..."
36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE SIGNING SESSION AT FOPP, LONDON ON 17th FEBRUARY
A new track is revealed today, on the eve of their headlining UK tour...
JOE BONAMASSA TO RELEASE "MUDDY WOLF AT RED ROCKS" DVD, BLU-RAY & CD
To celebrate the release Joe Bonamassa is offering a free download of the track 'Tiger In Your Tank'...
CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSH WITH 12 MONTHS OF LPS STARTING WITH 'FLY BY NIGHT'
The albums will be released in chronological order and re-mastered on heavyweight vinyl...
PERIPHERY PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR 'ALPHA'
The albums 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' are out now on Century Media...
FURYON ANNOUNCE UK 'LOST SALVATION' TOUR DATES
There will be five dates in March, with more to be announced...
THE CRUNCH TO PLAY AT THE PREMIERE OF STRUMMER FILM 'I NEED A DODGE'
The supergroup, which includes Terry Chimes from The Clash, will open proceedings at London's Koko on 25th March...
KARNIVOOL ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN MARCH 2015
The full Australian set comes to Europe for the first time, to co-incide with the vinyl release of their entire catalogue...
CREGAN & CO ANNOUNCE UK TOUR CELEBRATING SONGS FROM ROD STEWART'S CATALOGUE
Rod's long time band mate and co-songwriter Jim Cregan's band features Ben Mills, Harry James and more...
BLACKWELDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
'Survival Of The Fittest' lands in April and the first track is streaming now...
SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS CONFIRM STUDIO ALBUM AND UK DATE
The ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer releases 'Blaster' - a rock album that lives up to its title...
NIGHT RANGER TO PLAY RARE LONDON SHOW ON 12th MARCH
Tickets to see the celebrated San Franciscan rockers at the O2 Academy Islington will be in high demand...
BLACK SABBATH'S GEEZER BUTLER BREAKS HIS SILENCE OVER HIS ARREST
Geezer was arrested on Tuesday night after an altercation in Death Valley, California and was booked at the Inyo County Jail...
RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR ANNOUNCE SAXON, BLUE OYSTER CULT AND MORE...
A mega announcement from Ramblin Man Fair just dropped...
HATE RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LEVIATHAN'
Poland's death/black Metallers Hate are known for their highly dramatic soundscapes...
MAJESTY ANNOUNCE 'GENERATION STEEL' NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR
"We are more than proud of the new record and can't wait to also present these songs live on stage..."
MARTIN BECK'S INDUCTION REVEAL COVER FOR UPCOMING SINGLE
The single. 'Far Beyond The Horizon' is out on February 16th and features some special guests...
THE CADILLAC THREE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE DATES AND GRAMMY NOMINATION
"The UK has become like a second home to us over the past year or so, and we can't wait to come back! We've been working hard on new music for y'all..."
BONAFIDE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
With their new studio album 'Denim Devils', the Swedes are set for a spring and summer on the road...
THREE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TOSELAND
A new EP, A UK tour and a world record attempt - Toseland is starting 2015 with a bang...
ATTILA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR 'HATE ME'
In this hilarious and unforgettable video clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms...
ROCK STARS DEDICATE GET WELL SOON VIDEO TO MONTROSE MUSICIAN
A host of British and American Metal stars combine to wish their comrade Lewis Paton a speedy recovery...
ANOTHER BATCH OF BANDS ADDED TO DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL BILL INCLUDING THUNDER AND EVIL SCARECROW
This year's Download Festival line-up is shaping up nicely with another 24 new acts added to the bill...
STEAK NUMBER EIGHT TO EMBARK ON EUROPEAN TOUR WITH PRONG AND HARK
Belgium's post/sludge Metal act Steak Number Eight have announced the dates of their 2015 European tour...
BETH HART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'BETTER THAN HOME' ON 13th APRIL 2015
Some artists choose to sing the blues and some artists find that they have to live them as well...
ASOMVEL ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR MARCH 2015
With the new line-up powering the band to bigger heights, Asomvel are heading out on tour...
DR. LIVING DEAD! LAUNCH BRAND NEW VIDEO
'TEAMxDEADx' is an example of the quality Thrash Metal displayed on the upcoming third album...
MABEL GREER'S TOYSHOP RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR 'ELECTRIC FUNERAL'
The band which grew into Yes have reunited and will release a new album in March...
PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
"We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death Metal edge, which is something we haven't done for a long long time ..."
ENSIFERUM ADD MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
We're really looking forward to the new Ensiferum album, 'One Man Army', here at MetalTalk...
AIRBOURNE SIGN WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS
"We're pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label..."
VADER BRING BLITZ! OVER EUROPE TOUR TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN MARCH
"We come together with our dudes from Hate. We can't wait to bring Hellfire to you soon..."
THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS SUPPORTING EMMURE
Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be the heaviest tour of the year...
CROSSOVER DEATH SUPERGROUP DENIAL FIEND RE-ISSUE 'HORROR HOLOCAUST' ON VINYL AND IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Ten tales of blood curdling horror that are anvil heavy thrashing death...
EUROPE AND DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCED FOR WACKEN
The sold out legendary German festival announces more details of the mouth-watering bill...
CAMDEN ROCKS 2015 ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ACTS
The bands include Trail of Dead, Funeral For a Friend, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders and more...
ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH #thisprobablywontendwell PICTURE COMPETITION
This unique competition marks the release of new studio album 'The Order Of Things' out on Feb 23rd...
TITANFEST ANNOUNCED FOR MAY IN LONDON - FIRST BANDS REVEALED
Titanfest now sees some of the most respected and time-hardened Metal musicians working side by side with the next generation of the emerging UK Metal scene...
JOE LYNN TURNER ANNOUNCES UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND DATES THIS SPRING
Legendary rock and roll singer Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple fame is pleased to confirm details of his intimate acoustic 'An Evening With...' tour...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES FIFTY BAND LINE-UP
Wildfire is known for bringing the best in Scottish talent to Wiston Lodge, and there is one name everyone at Wildfire HQ agreed should be on the bill...
KISS GET ANIMATED IN COLLABORATION WITH J-POP IDOLS MOMOIRO CLOVER Z!
Just when you thought the Metal world had gone insane enough with Babymetal...
RONNIE JAMES DIO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED
The weekend will include a public memorial service, a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and BBQ...
WALKWAY RELEASE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR 'STREETWISE'
The single is the first release from their second studio album. Walkway will support Status Quo in June 2015...
MOTLEY CRUE REVEAL DATE OF FINAL SHOW AND FINAL TOUR LAST LEG DETAILS: NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW
Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package...
PRESENTING ART OF ANARCHY FEATURING SCOTT WEILAND, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER OF DISTURBED AND JON AND VINCE VOTTA
Poised to become one of the biggest new bands of 2015, Art Of Anarchy is redefining the rock supergroup...
JETTBLACK RETURN WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
Jettblack get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February...
DEAD KENNEDYS FANS PERFORM PUBLIC SEX ACT LIVE ON STAGE
"This was something definitely different to see at a punk concert..."
EVIL SCARECROW'S MISSING TRACK FINALLY RELEASED! A MESSAGE FROM DR HELL!
Evil Scarecrow have just released a new, old version of 'Robototron', which they feel is the definitive version of their most popular track...
ORIGINAL EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS LINE-UP REFORM FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY
This will be the first time all original members have played a full show together for over thirty years...
CARTHAGODS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, RON THAL AND MARK JANSEN
"It's been a long time that we look for this occasion to finally satisfy our fans..."
PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ANNOUNCE FINAL CONCERT FOR ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
Sadly it's the end of an era as Paddy Goes To Holyhead have announced that they are to play their final gig...
GRATEFUL DEAD TO RE-UNITE FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL CONCERTS
The reunion, billed "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead", will feature the band's surviving members...
VOCALIST LINTON OSBOURNE LEAVES NAZARETH
"I am no longer a member of Nazareth. It didn't work out, for me, or for the band..."
LORDI ANNOUNCE UK DATES FOR TOUR FORCE ONE
Lordi bring 'Scare Force One' to the UK for ten dates in the Spring...
NIGHTWISH REVEAL TRACKLIST & FORMATS OF 'ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL'
The new studio album, released on 30th March, is available in several tasty formats...
IRON MAIDEN LEADER STEVE HARRIS' MANSION BACK ON THE MARKET AT KNOCKDOWN PRICE
The mansion boasts its own pub called the Horse and Cart as well as an indoor swimming pool...
ALL PARTIES IN BATTLE BETWEEN FIN MUIR AND PETE WAY OF WAYSTED GIVE A RESPONSE
"I can confirm that this appalling defamation is completely without foundation..."
DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW AND DATES WITH QUEENSRYCHE AND ARMORED SAINT
Los Angeles Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint will join both acts for a special London show at the Electric Ballroom...
U.D.O. TO PLAY ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DONKEY'S YEARS
Germany's favourite rock god Udo Dirkschneider has announced three exclusive shows for the UK...
CALIFORNIA BREED HAS GONE THE WAY OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
After a great first album, the departure of a superstar drummer, and very little touring, California Breed is extinct...
KAMELOT SIGNS TO NAPALM RECORDS; NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
In support of this highly anticipated release, Kamelot will hit the road for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour...
ARJEN LUCASSEN AND ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN'S NEW BAND THE GENTLE STORM REVEAL TOUR DATES AND ALBUM DETAILS
"We'll perform some Ayreon classics together and premiere a couple of songs that will be on our upcoming album..."
JIMMY PAGE IN FIGHT WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS OVER HOUSE RENOVATION
The pair are neighbours and have fallen out over Williams' plans to revamp his multi-million pound mansion...
SAXON ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9 WITH ROCK GODDESS, PIG IRON AND MORE
Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled 'House of Horrors', are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans Saxon back into their realm...
DARK FUNERAL TO RELEASE 7INCH & DIGITAL SINGLE 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS' IN FEBRUARY
The single is available as a hand-numbered 7inch limited edition of which 500 copies are on black vinyl and 500 on blue vinyl...
SANTA CRUZ TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
Santa Cruz will also play five UK dates as main support to Amaranthe...
TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO HEADLINE GARAGE DAYZ RE-VISITED ALL DAYER IN LONDON
A mouth watering bill not only from bands that were a huge influence to bands like Metallica and Megadeth....
TRUFFLE TO PLAY SPECIAL SOUTH COAST GIG WITH SIEGE, TOLEDO STEEL AND KODIAK JACK
Tickets are priced at only $7.50 for a night that promises to be full of faces from the area past and present....
ENSIFERUM UNLEASH TWO NEW VIDEOS ON EVE OF LAUNCH ON NEW ALBUM
Today Ensiferum unveils the official new video for 'One Man Army''s title track as well as an in-depth "making of" clip...
AUTOGRAPH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN OVER 25 YEARS
Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential...
STEVE HACKETT ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 'WOLFLIGHT' OUT ON 30th MARCH
The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom...
IRON MAIDEN'S ADRIAN SMITH ROCKS UP IN CHISWICK WITH DOOGIE WHITE, ANDY BARNETT AND DAVE 'BUCKET' COLWELL
MetalTalk's first Gig Of The Week for 2015 turned up two major surprises as a great night was had by all...
SABATON ANNOUNCE "SABATON OPEN AIR" WITH POWERWOLF AND CIVIL WAR
Tickets are on sale now for this special event in Germany in July...
PIG IRON ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
'Sermons From The Church Of Blues Restitution' will be released worldwide via OYR on 2nd March and will be preceded by a high value four track EP...
SONATA ARCTICA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LONDON SHOW FOR 'ECLIPTICA OVER EUROPE TOUR 2015'
"On these shows we'll perform 'Ecliptica' in its entirety as well as assorted hits from our catalog..."
SKALMOLD UNVEIL NEW SPRING TOUR DATES WITH ELUVEITIE AND WIND ROSE
For those who didn't catch the Viking/Pagan Metallers live on tour, here's another chance...
BLACK SABBATH LEGEND TONY IOMMI TELLS ALL ABOUT HIS CANCER BATTLE
"In the good old days there was cocaine everywhere. This time we had tea and coffee and health drinks..."
DEF CON ONE ANNOUNCE CRUSHING HEADS TOUR
British Metallers Def Con One can be seen across the UK in 2015...
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