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29 April 2014

Rock Goddess have unleashed their first official photo of the band since reforming with the original line up as exclusively revealed by MetalTalk last year. This publicity shot is the first new one in over 30 years.

It has to be said that some of the writers of MetalTalk have already pinned the new promo photo onto their walls next to the original ones that have graced the space above their beds for the past three decades.

Rock Goddess are expected to release their comeback album 'Unfinished Business' towards the end of the year. In the photo above and still looking great are L-R drummer Julie Turner , her sister and vocalist/guitarist Jody Turner and bassist Tracey Lamb.

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The band was formed in Wandsworth, South London as early as 1977, by sisters Jody Turner (Guitar and vocals) and Julie Turner (Drums) when they were nine and thirteen years old respectively. They recruited school friend Tracey Lamb on bass guitar.

They first rose to the nation's awareness when they were first featured in Kerrang No.5 in 1981 in the 'Armed And Ready' section when Julie and Tracey were just sixteen years old and Jody being four years younger, as one of the bands to watch out for.

Meanwhile, John Turner, Jody and Julie's father, who ran a music shop, used his connections to get the band their first gigs. Finally, after the production of a four track demo tape and an appearance at the Reading Festival in 1982 sharing a bill with Iron Maiden, plus regular shows at the Marquee Club the band obtained a recording contract with the A&M label.

They released their eponymous debut album with producer Vic Maile in 1983 and the hit the lower end of the charts but were an instant hit with heavy rock fans who were astonished by the ballsy voice of Turner and meaty hooks and riffs from the band. Rock Goddess had another hit album a year later with 'Hell Hath No Fury' which by this time Tracey Lamb had left the band to form She and later to join Girlschool.

After their contract with A&M expired in 1987, Rock Goddess's already recorded (in 1985) third album was released only in France, with the title 'Young And Free', which took on a more commercial route. However, their career was cut short by financial and contractual problems, which forced them to disband shortly thereafter.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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