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LOOPYWORLD: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN
How it all started, direct from the horse's mouth...
TONY MOTTRAM'S SHOT OF THE MONTH
Bumper Picture Special...
CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN
Featuring Scream For Me Sarajevo Parts 1 to 3
Luke 'Loki' Milne
Gary Rockulus Clarke
Roger Berserk Fauske
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4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Ugly Kid Joe
4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Pig Iron
4 February 2013: Audio Interview With Fozzy
30 January 2013: Crashdïet: 'The Savage Playground'
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Jettblack
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Sebastian Bach
23 January 2013: Audio Interview With Serpentine
17 January 2013: Is This The End For HMV?
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Motherload
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Black Wolf
14 January 2013: Audio Interview With Testament
27 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 4 – Sunday
20 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 3 – Saturday
6 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 2 – Friday
5 December 2012: Hard Rock Hell VI: Day 1 Thursday
19 November 2012: AC/DC: 'Live At River Plate' CD
31 October 2012: Gene The Werewolf: 'Rock 'N Roll Animal'
24 October 2012: GRRR! At The Rolling Stones And THOSE Ticket Prices
22 October 2012: Stone Sour: 'House Of Gold And Bones, Part 1'
22 October 2012: Audio Interview With Dick Wagner
10 September 2012: Ugly Kid Joe: 'Stairway To Hell'
24 August 2012: RIP Sophie Lancaster
6 July 2012: Kiss: HMV Forum, London
28 June 2012: Godsmack: Kentish Town Forum, London
28 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day Three: Clisson, France: Crüe-lly Ended Too Soon
24 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day Two: Clisson, France: Here Comes The Sun
21 June 2012: Hellfest 2012 Day One: Clisson, France: Hell To Get To, Heaven Once You Have
18 June 2012: Megadeth, Electric Ballroom, London
7 June 2012: Ugly Kid Joe: Camden Underworld
16 May 2012: Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators): 'Apocalyptic Love'
17 April 2012: Crazy Lixx: 'Riot Avenue'
12 April 2012: Van Halen: Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida
27 March 2012: Furyon: 'Gravitas'
14 March 2012: Jeff Scott Soto: 'Damage Control'
23 February 2012: HMV Next Big Thing (Spinefarm Showcase): Reckless Love, Jettblack, The Treatment
18 February 2012: Van Halen: 'A Different Kind Of Truth'
9 February 2012: Therapy?: 'A Brief Crack Of Light'
25 January 2012: Toby Jepson Audio Interview
13 January 2012: Blessed By A Broken Heart: 'Feel The Power'
28 December 2011: Saxon/Hammerfall: London Koko
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
20 December 2011: Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Steel Panther: Wembley
16 December 2011: Create Your Own Slash Christmas Bauble
12 December 2011: Hostile: 'Eve Of Destruction'
9 December 2011: Trivium Audio Interview
8 December 2011: Machine Head Audio Interview
5 December 2011: Devildriver Audio Interview
19 November 2011: Austrian Death Machine: 'Jingle All The Way'
18 November 2011: Steel Panther: Las Vegas vs London
10 November 2011: Judas Priest/Black Label Society/Thin Lizzy: Las Vegas, The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel
7 November 2011: Steel Panther Audio Interview
1 November 2011: Fastway: 'Eat Dog Eat'
1 November 2011: Steel Panther: 'Balls Out'
17 October 2011: Megadeth: 'Th1rt3en'
13 October 2011: 'Rock Of Ages': The Shaftesbury Theatre, London
5 October 2011: (F)Arthemis: The Standard, London
3 October 2011: Godsized: London, 100 Club
26 September 2011: Warrior Soul: London, Camden Underworld
19 September 2011: Machine Head: 'Unto The Locust'
10 September 2011: God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Pre-Release Preview
1 September 2011: St Jude Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
31 August 2011: Thunder Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
30 August 2011: Skin Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
29 August 2011: Ravens Creed Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
28 August 2011: Glenn Hughes Interview, High Voltage Festival 2011
24 August 2011: Introducing Evil Scarecrow
17 August 2011: Bloodstock 2011
8 August 2011: Outloud: Love Catastrophe
2 August 2011: Michael Schenker, Saint Jude, Thunder
26 July 2011: Michael Monroe, Skin, Slash
19 July 2011: Arch Enemy: 'Khaos Legions'
14 July 2011: An Evening With Slipknot's Corey Taylor
8 July 2011: Blackwater James: Vol 1
7 July 2011: Rival Sons: Pressure And Time
29 June 2011: Cinderella, Shepherd's Bush Empire
22 June 2011: Whitesnake, Hammersmith Apollo: Here's A Snake For Ya
20 June 2011: Download 2011: Well Done Mr Copping
17 June 2011: Buckcherry: Great Things Come In Threes
15 June 2011: Pink Cigar: Camden Underworld
25 May 2011: Warrant: 'Rockaholic'
20 April 2011: Dream On And Embrace
PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
"We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death Metal edge, which is something we haven't done for a long long time ..."
ENSIFERUM ADD MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
We're really looking forward to the new Ensiferum album, 'One Man Army', here at MetalTalk...
AIRBOURNE SIGN WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS
"We're pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label..."
VADER BRING BLITZ! OVER EUROPE TOUR TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN MARCH
"We come together with our dudes from Hate. We can't wait to bring Hellfire to you soon..."
THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS SUPPORTING EMMURE
Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be the heaviest tour of the year...
CROSSOVER DEATH SUPERGROUP DENIAL FIEND RE-ISSUE 'HORROR HOLOCAUST' ON VINYL AND IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Ten tales of blood curdling horror that are anvil heavy thrashing death...
EUROPE AND DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCED FOR WACKEN
The sold out legendary German festival announces more details of the mouth-watering bill...
CAMDEN ROCKS 2015 ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ACTS
The bands include Trail of Dead, Funeral For a Friend, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders and more...
ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH #thisprobablywontendwell PICTURE COMPETITION
This unique competition marks the release of new studio album 'The Order Of Things' out on Feb 23rd...
NUBIAN ROSE TO PERFORM FIRST LONDON GIG
Get down to Camden on February 4th with the Swedish heavy rockers...
BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL & LIMITED LIVE ALBUM
"It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley festival..."
MINEHEAD GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL STAGE TIMES ANNOUNCED
Following on from last year's highly successful inaugural event, this year boasts a diverse range of classic rock acts...
TITANFEST ANNOUNCED FOR MAY IN LONDON - FIRST BANDS REVEALED
Titanfest now sees some of the most respected and time-hardened Metal musicians working side by side with the next generation of the emerging UK Metal scene...
JOE LYNN TURNER ANNOUNCES UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND DATES THIS SPRING
Legendary rock and roll singer Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple fame is pleased to confirm details of his intimate acoustic 'An Evening With...' tour...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES FIFTY BAND LINE-UP
Wildfire is known for bringing the best in Scottish talent to Wiston Lodge, and there is one name everyone at Wildfire HQ agreed should be on the bill...
KISS GET ANIMATED IN COLLABORATION WITH J-POP IDOLS MOMOIRO CLOVER Z!
Just when you thought the Metal world had gone insane enough with Babymetal...
JOE LYNN TURNER TO PLAY UK FESTIVAL DATES AT... 80s REWIND FESTS!
With shoulder pads at the ready, Joe Lynn Turner has been announced to perform at Rewind Scotland and again a month later at Rewind Festival South...
RONNIE JAMES DIO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED
The weekend will include a public memorial service, a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and BBQ...
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM, NEW DAY RISING, ON MARCH 23RD
"I've never been prouder of anything we've done. Together we raised the bar to a whole new level..."
THE AMORETTES LINE UP EXCLUSIVE NORTHERN IRELAND SHOW
See The Amorettes at the Diamond Rock Club in February, before they go on tour opening for Black Star Riders and Europe...
WALKWAY RELEASE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR 'STREETWISE'
The single is the first release from their second studio album. Walkway will support Status Quo in June 2015...
MOTLEY CRUE REVEAL DATE OF FINAL SHOW AND FINAL TOUR LAST LEG DETAILS: NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW
Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package...
PRESENTING ART OF ANARCHY FEATURING SCOTT WEILAND, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER OF DISTURBED AND JON AND VINCE VOTTA
Poised to become one of the biggest new bands of 2015, Art Of Anarchy is redefining the rock supergroup...
JETTBLACK RETURN WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
Jettblack get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February...
DEAD KENNEDYS FANS PERFORM PUBLIC SEX ACT LIVE ON STAGE
"This was something definitely different to see at a punk concert..."
EVIL SCARECROW'S MISSING TRACK FINALLY RELEASED! A MESSAGE FROM DR HELL!
Evil Scarecrow have just released a new, old version of 'Robototron', which they feel is the definitive version of their most popular track...
ORIGINAL EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS LINE-UP REFORM FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY
This will be the first time all original members have played a full show together for over thirty years...
CARTHAGODS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, RON THAL AND MARK JANSEN
"It's been a long time that we look for this occasion to finally satisfy our fans..."
PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ANNOUNCE FINAL CONCERT FOR ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
Sadly it's the end of an era as Paddy Goes To Holyhead have announced that they are to play their final gig...
GRATEFUL DEAD TO RE-UNITE FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL CONCERTS
The reunion, billed "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead", will feature the band's surviving members...
VOCALIST LINTON OSBOURNE LEAVES NAZARETH
"I am no longer a member of Nazareth. It didn't work out, for me, or for the band..."
NAPALM DEATH LAUNCH NEW SONG 'HOW THE YEARS CONDEMN' ONLINE
"Lyrically it's a departure from the rest of the new album as it's self-reflective... We are not invincible - Nor are we indestructible. There are choices - points of return..."
LORDI ANNOUNCE UK DATES FOR TOUR FORCE ONE
Lordi bring 'Scare Force One' to the UK for ten dates in the Spring...
NIGHTWISH REVEAL TRACKLIST & FORMATS OF 'ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL'
The new studio album, released on 30th March, is available in several tasty formats...
IRON MAIDEN LEADER STEVE HARRIS' MANSION BACK ON THE MARKET AT KNOCKDOWN PRICE
The mansion boasts its own pub called the Horse and Cart as well as an indoor swimming pool...
ALL PARTIES IN BATTLE BETWEEN FIN MUIR AND PETE WAY OF WAYSTED GIVE A RESPONSE
"I can confirm that this appalling defamation is completely without foundation..."
DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW AND DATES WITH QUEENSRYCHE AND ARMORED SAINT
Los Angeles Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint will join both acts for a special London show at the Electric Ballroom...
U.D.O. TO PLAY ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DONKEY'S YEARS
Germany's favourite rock god Udo Dirkschneider has announced three exclusive shows for the UK...
CALIFORNIA BREED HAS GONE THE WAY OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
After a great first album, the departure of a superstar drummer, and very little touring, California Breed is extinct...
KAMELOT SIGNS TO NAPALM RECORDS; NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
In support of this highly anticipated release, Kamelot will hit the road for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour...
ARJEN LUCASSEN AND ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN'S NEW BAND THE GENTLE STORM REVEAL TOUR DATES AND ALBUM DETAILS
"We'll perform some Ayreon classics together and premiere a couple of songs that will be on our upcoming album..."
JIMMY PAGE IN FIGHT WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS OVER HOUSE RENOVATION
The pair are neighbours and have fallen out over Williams' plans to revamp his multi-million pound mansion...
AC/DC CONFIRMED FOR GRAMMY'S BUT WHO WILL FILL THE DRUM STOOL? HERE'S THE CONTENDERS...
Mark Taylor lays down the betting odds of who exactly will be filling the drum stool on AC/DC's upcoming World Tour...
SAXON ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9 WITH ROCK GODDESS, PIG IRON AND MORE
Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled 'House of Horrors', are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans Saxon back into their realm...
DARK FUNERAL TO RELEASE 7INCH & DIGITAL SINGLE 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS' IN FEBRUARY
The single is available as a hand-numbered 7inch limited edition of which 500 copies are on black vinyl and 500 on blue vinyl...
SANTA CRUZ TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
Santa Cruz will also play five UK dates as main support to Amaranthe...
TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO HEADLINE GARAGE DAYZ RE-VISITED ALL DAYER IN LONDON
A mouth watering bill not only from bands that were a huge influence to bands like Metallica and Megadeth....
TRUFFLE TO PLAY SPECIAL SOUTH COAST GIG WITH SIEGE, TOLEDO STEEL AND KODIAK JACK
Tickets are priced at only $7.50 for a night that promises to be full of faces from the area past and present....
WEAPON (UK) TO PLAY EURO TOUR WARM UP LONDON GIG AT 1980s TICKET PRICE
"To celebrate the past 35 years, introduce our new drummer Darren Lee, warm up for our European dates and more importantly to thank YOU for your support..."
ENSIFERUM UNLEASH TWO NEW VIDEOS ON EVE OF LAUNCH ON NEW ALBUM
Today Ensiferum unveils the official new video for 'One Man Army''s title track as well as an in-depth "making of" clip...
AUTOGRAPH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN OVER 25 YEARS
Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential...
HAYSEED DIXIE REACT TO CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS WITH NEW VIDEO AND START MASSIVE TOUR THIS WEEK
On the eve of the "Hair Down To My Grass" Tour, Hayseed Dixie release 'We're not Gonna Take It' video in tribute to the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists...
SKARLETT RIOT TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE THIS MONTH AND NEW ALBUM IN FEBRUARY
Following on from their hugely successful debut album Skarlett Riot return with the riff-packed, hood laden 'We Are The Brave'...
FURYON CHANGE RELEASE DATE OF SECOND ALBUM
What's to be expected is more explosive guitar riffs and solos in well-crafted song form...
BOMBER MUSIC ARE OFFERING A NUMBER OF FREE RELEASES
The UK Punk Rock Record Label have a selection of the best underground acts for your listening pleasure...
STEVE HACKETT ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 'WOLFLIGHT' OUT ON 30TH MARCH
The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom...
IRON MAIDEN'S ADRIAN SMITH ROCKS UP IN CHISWICK WITH DOOGIE WHITE, ANDY BARNETT AND DAVE 'BUCKET' COLWELL
MetalTalk's first Gig Of The Week for 2015 turned up two major surprises as a great night was had by all...
SABATON ANNOUNCE "SABATON OPEN AIR" WITH POWERWOLF AND CIVIL WAR
Tickets are on sale now for this special event in Germany in July...
PIG IRON ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
'Sermons From The Church Of Blues Restitution' will be released worldwide via OYR on 2nd March and will be preceded by a high value four track EP...
SONATA ARCTICA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LONDON SHOW FOR 'ECLIPTICA OVER EUROPE TOUR 2015'
"On these shows we'll perform 'Ecliptica' in its entirety as well as assorted hits from our catalog..."
SKALMOLD UNVEIL NEW SPRING TOUR DATES WITH ELUVEITIE AND WIND ROSE
For those who didn't catch the Viking/Pagan Metallers live on tour, here's another chance...
NATHAN JAMES OF TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA IS THE NEW LEAD SINGER OF INGLORIOUS
Nathan is now looking forward to moving forward with his own band...
36 CRAZYFISTS REVEAL VIDEO FOR 'ALSO AM I'
36 Crazyfists can be seen in the UK in February on their headlining tour...
TYRANNOSAURUS REX ANNOUNCE DELUXE CD & VINYL REISSUES FOR 3 ALBUMS + LIMITED EDITION 7" SINGLES
These new editions will contain substantial previously unreleased material...
BLACK SABBATH LEGEND TONY IOMMI TELLS ALL ABOUT HIS CANCER BATTLE
"In the good old days there was cocaine everywhere. This time we had tea and coffee and health drinks..."
CRADLE OF FILTH PROVIDE UPDATE ON THE RECORDING OF THE LATEST ALBUM
Things are shaping up nicely for the new album wiht lots of activity in darkest Suffolk...
DEF CON ONE ANNOUNCE CRUSHING HEADS TOUR
British Metallers Def Con One can be seen across the UK in 2015...
MANOWAR RETURN TO BRAZIL FOR THE MONSTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL IN SAO PAULO ON APRIL 26, 2015
"We played the Monsters Of Rock Festival in São Paulo in 1998 and I remember that during the sound-check two of my speakers on stage actually caught fire..."
SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER OUT OF HOSPITAL, UDO'S SON TO STAND IN ON RESCHEDULED UK DATES
A positive start to 2015 for Saxon...
RANDY BACHMAN ANNOUNCES 'HEAVY BLUES' ALBUM WITH NEIL YOUNG, JOE BONAMASSA AND PETER FRAMPTON
"Don't do the same thing and say it's a new album... Stop, get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself..."
MARILYN MANSON PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'DEEP SIX'
The first single from Manson's forthcoming album 'The Pale Emperor' was directed by surrealist artist Bart Hess...
URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE PACKAGE
'Live At Koko, London 2014' is on its way in February 2015, along with plenty more chances to see Uriah Heep live...
ABSOLVA ANNOUNCE FIRST TOUR DATES FOR 2015
"We're very lucky to be able to add my brother Luke Appleton of Iced Earth on second guitar for these tour dates..."
DARK FUNERAL UNLEASH NEW SONG & VIDEO 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS'
A new dawn rises and Dark Funeral open the gates to a new chapter of furious, intense and merciless Black Metal...
THE ALMIGHTY CLASSIC EARLY ALBUMS TO BE OFFICIALY RE-LAUNCHED COMPLETE WITH EXTENSIVE BONUS CONTENT
The first two Almighty Re-issues will be made available via Spinefarm Records on February 9th 2015...
36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY 2015 HEADLINE UK TOUR PLUS NEW ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED
This month-long outing aligns with the February 16th release of the group's sixth album, 'Time And Trauma'...
AC/DC ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN DATES
Tickets for AC/DC at Wembley will go on sale from 9.30am Wednesday 17th December...
ERIC MARTIN CONFIRMS RESCHEDULED UK TOUR DATES AND ADDS FOUR NEW SHOWS
Eric will play thirteen shows in the UK and Ireland over a two and a half week period to make up for the unfortunate circumstance that caused the cancellation...
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE WARSAW, POLAND AS NEXT DESTINATION ON 2016 WORLD TOUR
Manowar return to Poland after their debut performance there in 2014...
THE EXPLOITED ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE
Great news that the punk legends are back and ready to go following singer Wattie Buchan's heart attack...
RAINBOW RELEASE 'A LIGHT IN THE BLACK' NEW 6 CD/DVD BOXSET
This career box set covers the entire Polydor career of Rainbow, featuring rare and unheard tracks as well as fan favourites and the famed concert at Monsters of Rock in 1980...
FEATURE FILM 'METALHEAD' STREAMS ONLINE AT VIMEO-ON-DEMAND IN SELECTED COUNTRIES
The award-winning film 'Metalhead' has a classic soundtrack and dark intense performances...
ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE ROUNDHOUSE LONDON SHOW FOR MAY 2015
Electric Wizard will also appear at the Un Tune Music & Arts festival, Berlin...
THE ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT ARE CONFIRMED FOR LONDON 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE ON MARCH 18TH
The greatest hits show will be the first UK concert in over ten years for the prog luminaries...
CREED'S SCOTT STAPP CLAIMS HE IS ON A MISSION TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT OBAMA
A tape of a 911 call from relatives has emerged, detailing another extraordinary happening in the continued downward spiral of Creed's Scott Stapp...
KK DOWNING LAUNCHES WORLD'S FIRST EVER HEAVY METAL FRAGRANCES
"I think I just woke up one morning and thought of the word 'Metal'..."
HELLFEST ANNOUNCE ANOTHER WAVE OF BANDS PLUS WEEKEND TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT
The second wave of bands have been confirmed for Hellfest in Clisson, France...
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