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BEST OF 2012

jonathan churchill

accept stalingrad

Best Album: 'Stalingrad' by Accept

The Metal album of the year by a mile. 'Blood Of The Nations' was almost perfect. This is even better.

Best Single/EP: 'Cry Thunder' by Dragonforce

My single of the year. It shows a new direction for the band, proves there's life after ZP and is positively life affirming!

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Best Promo Video: 'Living On The Run' by H.E.A.T.

Infectiously catchy and I have a ticket to see them in 2013. Jon Bon Jovi has his ass handed to him by the Swedes!

Best Gig: Anthrax at Islington

In short, I'm getting way too old for this. Anthrax destroyed me. It was an astonishing, phenomenal display of power and precision.

Best Band: Europe. And also Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators

Both bands deserve a mention because they were on top of their game in 2012.

Most annoying moment:

Axl Rose can't start his concerts on time. Self-indulgent a$$hole. It's time the Metal public made a stand and stopped buying his tickets. Plus the support at the O2, Thin Lizzy, were way better.

Looking forward to in 2013:

New material by Judas Priest. Enough said. \m/


Jonathan Churchill. \m/
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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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