metal talk
instagram Facebook Twitter RSS
metal talk
1st March 2017

madina lake

Madina Lake, who disbanded in 2013, have decided to mark the tenth anniversary of their debut Roadrunner Records album, 'From Them, Through Us, To You' by reforming and playing a handful of UK dates this Spring.

And further to their previously announced shows, gigs have now been added in Southampton, Newcastle, and Cardiff. The full set of dates are now:

Thursday 25th May: Southampton Engine Rooms
Friday 26th May: London O2 Islington Academy
Saturday 27th May: Birmingham NEC - Slam Dunk Midlands
Sunday 28th May: Leeds City Centre - Slam Dunk North
Monday 29th May: Hatfield Forum - Slam Dunk South
Tuesday 30th May: Manchester Sound Control
Wednesday 31st May: Glasgow King Tuts
Thursday 1st June: Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Friday 2nd June: Cardiff The Globe

Support comes from Nottingham rock act Lacey. Tickets are available right here.

Released in 2007, their first LP featured some of the band's most popular singles, including 'Here I Stand', 'House Of Cards', 'Now Or Never' and 'One Last Kiss'. The band went on to win Best International Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards and were blazoned across front covers around the world, including Kerrang! and Rock Sound in the UK. Madina Lake notched up three albums, two EPs, and numerous international tours and festivals before calling it a day.

Madina Lake singer Nathan Leone comments: "We'd always told ourselves that no matter what happens after we dissolved Madina, we have to get back together around the ten year anniversary mark of 'From Them, Through Us, To You' and go back to England. I can't imagine any of us believed we would actually do it but the stars have seemed to align perfectly and we can't wait to play again."

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.