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Photo of Paul Di'Anno performing in Vietnam

Living in South East Asia, it’s not easy to overlook the fact that a Metal concert is either going to be a “core” oriented show or proper extreme Metal that shreds every note like the wall street shreds dreams. Words: Guru Bhai In the past I’ve had to travel from …
Gun, on stage

Glasgow’s finest are back. Gracing the stage to a packed-out auditorium, they launched into a blinding rendition of the opening track from their brand new album ‘Frantic’. Blinding? Yes, blinding. With a lighting rig that rivals the power of the sun, the audience was literally dazzled by the appropriately placed …
The Virginmarys on stage at Londons Borderline

When MetalTalk were invited for an exclusive chat with rock deity, The Virginmarys, at the brand new revamped Borderline, we said “hell yes”. Words: Philip Welford Pictures: Eric Duvet Chatting to Ally, Danny and newish boy Ross, the band are very excited to be back at this legendary underground den …
Cover of Rick Parfitt solo album

On Saturday 21st July 1984 at Milton Keynes Bowl, Status Quo performed the last show of their ‘End of the Road Tour’ in front of 40,000 fans. Although many thought this was the end of the band frontman Francis Rossi stated at the time, “Everybody seems to think we’re splitting …

Strings. It’s all a big mystery isn’t it? Every guitar hero and bass god has them, they make the sound that we rock to but what are strings? Words: Chris Dale How are they made? Why are some thick and some thin? What gauge strings do AC/DC use? Can I …
Photo of , AC/DC singer.

Whatever the real truth is about the Brian Johnson situation, it looks like we can say for absolute certainty that the Geordie singer really has been fired from the band he has fronted for the last 36 years. This whole unpleasant shit-storm erupted last week when AC/DC put out a …

Cover me, I’m going in… this week’s Steve Göldby Talks Metal, The Covers Edition, is rammed full of cover versions only. Some will surprise you, some will shock you, and all of them will absolutely rock you. As well as a ton of great music that you might be hearing …
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Bristol party punk rockers IDestroy have probably never had an intro to a gig like they got tonight. Words: Ian Sutherland, Pictures: Mark Holloway Andrew O’Neill from headliners The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing returned to his day job for a short time and did an impromptu …
In Heavy Metal News, Diamond Head released 11 March 2016

Diamond Head and I go back a long, long way. I saw them for the first time as support to April Wine at the Edinburgh Odeon in January 1981 and I was hooked. They blew me away with those great songs and fabulous riffs. I saw the band many more …
Status Quo, 02 ACADEMY, GLASGOW, March 2013.

Status Quo have a lot of history in Glasgow where they played the world famous Apollo nearly 30 times during the bands heyday in the 1970s and 80s, and even recorded the multi-platinum selling double album ‘Live!’ there in 1976. So it’s only fitting that the band have a two night stopover in …