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Despite a couple of breaks in their illustrious career, Netherlands Blackened Death Metal legends ‘God Dethroned’ have still managed to amass a back catalogue of ten studio albums across their twenty-nine-years, from the 1992 debut ‘The Christhunt’ all the way to their comeback album ‘The World Ablaze’ in 2017 and are now …
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Friday Round-up: New albums announced from FM (above), Novena and Robby Krieger (The Doors). Biff Byford’s first solo album is in the shops. Plus John Prasec in Argentina and Jordan Red’s excellent new single. BIFF BYFORD Biff Byford’s new solo album, ‘School Of Hard Knocks’, is released today. It is a …
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‘Top Of The Pops’ was everybody’s favourite TV show back in the early 80s, the Thursday early evening half hour weekly showcasing an eclectic mix of then-current hits and Top 40 hopefuls of the day. Any kind of ‘commercial’ success was pretty much dependant upon an appearance on ‘TOTP’ in …

Finnish hard rockers Brother Firetribe have been hard at work on their new album and recently told MetalTalk that it is due for release later this spring. Ahead of this, they have released a new single ‘Rock In The City’ which is a tantalizing taste of the album to follow. …

After a years break, BROFEST, the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hard Rock and Metal Festival, returns with three days of metal mayhem split over two venues in the City.  Thursday 27th February. Trillians Rock Bar. Doors 7pm. Witchfynde, whose debut album ‘Give Em Hell’ is held up as a NWOBHM classic, take …

Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the death of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott and fans gathered to pay their respects. Church bells also tolled in Sydney, the hometown of brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who founded the band in 1973 and are back in the city for concerts in the …

K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, has today announced the name of his new band – ‘KK’s PRIEST’. K.K. is joined by two other ex-Judas Priest members. Tim “Ripper” Owens, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums and Les Binks, who was the drummer on the …

Mark Taylor recently spoke to Doogie White about his time with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow making the album ‘Stranger In Us All’ and the tour to promote it. The interview is in two parts and here they are… Originally filmed for German TV broadcast on Rockpalast, this Dusseldorf show from 1995 …

They said it would never happen in this lifetime, but seeing is believing as Axl Rose reunited with original members Slash and Duff McKagan and rolled back the years as if it was 1993 on the ‘Use Your Illusion’ tour all over again. Words: Mark Taylor, Pictures: imc Live and …

When Neil Young released his anti_Iraq war album ‘Living With War’ he bemoaned the fact that no one else was releasing music protesting at this and other injustices so that it fell to an elder statesman of rock like him to do it. Fast forward nearly two decades and the …