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28th February 2013


Brofest Indoor OK #1 UK marks the first edition of a new festival in the North East of England, celebrating the best acts in the increasingly popular New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) revival.

The festival features bands from the wealth of NWOBHM heritage in the North East with TYSONDOG, AVENGER, & SPARTAN WARRIOR representing some of the finest local talent. Taking a break from headlining metal festivals across Europe will be SALEM from Hull, playing heavy rock based on thundering rhythms, soaring twin-guitars and powerful melodies.

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The festival is also a very special occasion as it features the fist appearances on stage in nearly 30 years for local heroes BADGE as well as cult Midlands legends BASHFUL ALLEY and SCARAB. Headlining the festival this spring is Edinburgh's HOLOCAUST a band who's influence is well known – a cover of one of their songs even features on METALLICA's 'Garage Inc.' album! Young talent is not forgotten. Opening the show on Friday 1st March will be London's BLACK SABBATH-inspired AMULET making the pilgrimage to this Mecca of NWOBHM with fellow Cockney JUDAS PRIEST fanatics DEEP MACHINE. The show is being held at Northumbria University Students Union and features a total of 12 classic bands over the course of the weekend.

The festival line-up has generated enthusiasm from fans worldwide and will even be featuring as part of a German documentary following the resurgence of the NWOBHM movement, with the crew also filming the festival's live DVD release. Brofest #1 is the brainchild of the likely lads at Bro(UK) Promotions, who are already responsible for a revival of their own, bringing top underground bands to the North East live music scene.

Tickets for Brofest are selling fast, so make sure you take advantage of the fantastic advance ticket price for this unprecedented occasion!



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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