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30th August 2017

mist of misery

Swedish symphonic Black Metal masters Mist Of Misery return with the follow-up to last August's deeply reflective full length, 'Absence'.

'Shackles Of Life' and 'Fields Of Isolation' is two new EPs, a mini-album, created between the beginning of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 and it is streaming in full on MetalTalk today right here. Use the menu in the top left to access all seven tracks:

The band collectively told us:

"The themes on both EP's vary quite a lot from our earlier works, but the original concept of Mist Of Misery is still there. Those who have heard our latest release, 'Absence', will surely find some similarities to both that album and also to our earlier releases."

1. Shackles Of Life
2. Placid Drowning
3. Broken Chains
4. A Dreamless Void
5. Dagon
6. Opening Chapter To A Solitary Confinement
7. Closing Chapter

mist of misery

The 'Shackles Of Life' Artwork was created by talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus, was mastered by Ronnie Björnström, and mixed by Mortuz-Denatuz. Mist Of Misery have a new album planned for 2018.

mist of misery

Mist Of Misery are: Mortuz-Denatus - Vocals, Lyrics, Keys, Programming, Mixing & Mastering
Phlegathon - Guitars, Lyrics
Livsnekaren - Drums Damian - Bass

Check out Jools Green's eight pint review of 'Shackles Of Life' right here.



monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt 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.



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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