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After a particularly muddy and rain-swept series of festivals in the UK, many rock and Metal lovers from around the UK and Europe have been seeking out sunnier climes to rock out and relax. Words: Kahmel Farahani, Pictures: Aggie Anthimidou Situated near the gorgeous village of Clisson in the south …

It’s one of the hottest days of the year in London and in the pit, right at the front, the anticipation is building. Even before the tech soundchecks the drumkit, circle pits have already formed and people are running for their lives. French groove Metal masters Gojira are in town …

“We’re pleased to be here, in fact we’re pleased to be anywhere these days,” Don Henley laughed in his opening address to the sold-out Arena. “There’s no choreography, no fireworks, just a bunch of guys singing.” Talk about the master of understatement from a man, who as part of the …

As team MetalTalk touch down in France, this promises to be a historic day in Heavy Metal as today marks the first time that Knotfest makes its way to Europe. Words: Kahmel Farahani, Pictures: Aggie Anthimidou Started by US Metal giants Slipknot back in 2012 as a way to showcase …

Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are in the country to say farewell to their UK fanbase with four arena dates as part of their ongoing ‘Last Of The Survivors’ Farewell Tour. It’s a great way for Skynyrd to thank their British fans for nearly five decades of support and if …

Tonight Seattle rockers The Walking Papers kick off proceedings at The Kentish Town Forum. With a sax and keyboard player either side, the six-piece band certainly have a fine layered sound that blends alternative rock and an often Tom Waits inspired vibe of jazzy backing and gritty, street wise lyrics. …

It can be a curse as well as boon being part of a rock’n’roll family. Glasgow’s Stevie Nimmo is one half of The Nimmo Brothers with his younger sibling Alan, now doing great business fronting the band King King. The hugely talented brothers are so often mentioned in the same …

As festival season is is just about to kick off, many bands are scrambling to fit in a few choice shows before the madness really sets in and in practice this means that rock and Metal fans are spoiled for choice almost every night in June. Tonight the Metalheads gathered …

Forging utopia in sight and sound, and returning to the road after almost three years absence with an extensive European tour, Symphony X blitzed the ballroom with a sweet, blockbusting show of undiminished energy and full-strength spirit. Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Steve Ritchie Support band, Savage Messiah, have been steadily …

The Palladium was a theatre of musical paradise as AOR titans Styx delivered a thrilling show of rock at the House of Bruce. Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Robert Sutton Better still, this was first full-length show in London since the band’s triumphant return to Hammersmith Odeon after twenty-five years’ absence …