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MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK
LAWLESS/SACRILEGE: Merton Manor Club, South Wimbledon, London, Saturday 28th March 2015
TONY MOTTRAM'S SHOT OF THE MONTH
Rest In Peace Andy Fraser
This is where you will find shorter news items, the very latest videos and more...
MARK TAYLOR'S WEEKLY BLITZ
Monster Magnet, Thunder, The Amorettes And More...
CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN
MATTHEW TRIPPE RIP: Another look at the strange case of the man who would be Nikki Sixx...
LOOPYWORLD: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN
New book review here - 'Outside Iron Maiden' by Erwin Lucas...
Luke 'Loki' Milne
Roger Berserk Fauske
MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS
Constant gig-goer on the London scene since 1984, can normally be found at the bar or acting like a headbanging lunatic down the front.
31 December 2014: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: Shepherd's Bush Empire
31 December 2014: Status Quo/Chas 'N Dave: O2 Arena, London
30 December 2014: Best Of 2014
29 December 2014: Peter Gabriel: SSE Wembley Arena, London
28 December 2014: Mac Sabbath: Welcome To The Cheesiest And Beefiest Band In The World
16 December 2014: Bernie Torme Video Interview About 'Flowers & Dirt', Gillan, Ozzy And Beyond
11 December 2014: Black Star Riders Video Interview With Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson
8 December 2014: Quireboys/Down 'N Outz Interview With Paul Guerin And Guy Griffin
5 December 2014: Billy Idol: Eventim Apollo, London
3 December 2014: AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust'
31 October 2014: Looking For Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders DVD
30 October 2014: Electic River: 'The Faith & Patience' Plus Video Interview
29 October 2014: The Jim Stapley Band: 'Long Time Coming'
24 October 2014: Patti Russo Video Exclusive On Meat Loaf, Queen And Her New Solo Career
16 October 2014: Chariot: 'Demons And Angels' Plus Video Iinterview And Win Tickets to Metalwave II
8 October 2014: Crucified Barbara: 'In The Red' Plus Video Interview And Competition
2 October 2014: Deep Purple Members And AC/DC's Brian Johnson Attend DVD Launch For 'Celebrating Jon Lord'
1 October 2014: Kissin' Dynamite Video Interview With Hannes Braun And Jim Muller Talking About 'Megalomania'
11 September 2014: Reckless Ambition: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
11 September 2014: In Flames Video Interview With Anders Friden
9 September 2014: Biff Byford Exclusive Video Interview - Scintilla Project: 'The Hybrid' Album And Film Review
8 September 2014: Evergrey Exclusive Video Interview With Tom S Englund And Johan Niemann
8 September 2014: Amulet/Flight: 'Well 'Eavy' Album Launch, The Black Heart, Camden, London
2 September 2014: Black Star Riders - Scott Gorham - Exclusive Video Interview - Legends Of Rock Festival
2 September 2014: Jimi Jamison Obituary
28 August 2014: House Of X: The Borderline, London
26 August 2014: Tax The Heat Exclusive Video Interview
5 August 2014: Helix: 'Bastard Of The Blues'
5 August 2014: Unisonic Video Interview with Michael Kiske And Dennis Ward
28 July 2014: Rogue Male/Toledo Steel: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
25 July 2014: Blues Pills Interview With Elin Larsson And Dorian Sorriaux
8 July 2014: Steve Hackett Exclusive Video Interview About 'Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
17 June 2014: Suzi Quatro: 'Live And Kickin'/'If You Knew Suzi...'/'Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words'
13 June 2014: Uriah Heep Interview With Bernie Shaw Talking About The New Album 'Outsider'
9 June 2014: Bad News - Rik Mayall RIP
6 June 2014: Krokus: 'Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust'
29 May 2014: Exclusive Interview With Marc Storace And Chris Von Rohr Of Krokus
21 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With No Sinner
13 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With Deborah Bonham
8 May 2014: Alexa De Strange: 'Tits Of Death' EP
8 May 2014: Foreigner/Europe/FM: Eventim Apollo, London
8 May 2014: FM: 'Futurama' EP
6 May 2014: Foreigner Unplugged: Hammersmith Odeon, London
6 May 2014: Sunflower Jam - Celebrating Jon Lord: Royal Albert Hall, London
6 May 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2: Bernie Torme/Peckham Cowboys: White Lion, Streatham
1 May 2014: The Cringe: 'Hiding In Plain Sight' (Sony/RED) Plus Exclusive Video Interview
29 April 2014: Hard Rock Hell AOR/Prog/Blues 2: Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli
29 April 2014: H.E.A.T: 'Tearing Down The Walls' Album Review And Exclusive Video Interview
28 April 2014: Giants Of Rock Festival, Butlins Minehead
25 April 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin: Borderline, London
25 April 2014: D-A-D Exclusive Video Interview With Jesper Binzer
23 April 2014: The Bermondsey Joyriders: Brian Jones/Johnny Thunders Double A-Side Tribute Single
18 April 2014: Doro Pesch Interview
18 April 2014: California Breed Exclusive Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
16 April 2014: Ian Anderson Album Launch In London For 'Homo Erraticus'
16 April 2014: The Answer, Sub 89, Reading Plus Exclusive Video Interview
10 April 2014: Edguy: Tobias Sammet Talks About 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'
31 March 2014: Stray: 'Live In Japan 2013' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Del Bromham
13 March 2014: Saxon: 'St George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester'
13 March 2014: Belladonna Interview With Dani Macchi
12 March 2014: Anette Olzon, Former Singer Of Nightwish Talks About Her New Album, 'Shine'
24 February 2014: Adrian Vandenberg's Moonkings: Video Interview, Album Review And Competition
29 January 2014: Video Interview With Jill Janus Of Huntress
23 January 2014: Deep Purple: 'NOW What?!' Gold Edition
21 January 2014: No Sinner: 'Boo Hoo Hoo'
15 January 2014: Boston: 'Life, Love & Hope'
15 January 2014: Pink Cigar: 'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here'
15 January 2014: Leaf Hound: 'Live In Japan' CD & DVD
6 January 2014: Metalworks, With Special Guests From Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden, Zodiac Mindwarp And More...
6 January 2014: Video Interview With Uli Jon Roth
6 January 2014: Girlschool/Raven: The Garage, London Plus Video Interview With Raven
23 December 2013: The Art Of Metal Book Review
4 December 2013: Video Interview With Marco Mendoza
3 December 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: 'Bridge The Gap' Plus Video Interview With The Mad Axeman
27 October 2013: Accept: 'Balls To The Wall'/'Metal Heart'
8 October 2013: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow: 'Black Masquerade' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Doogie White
7 October 2013: Bob Daisley: 'For Fact's Sake Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Bob Daisley And Lee Kerslake
7 October 2013: Video Interview With The Graveltones
26 September 2013: The Sweet: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Temperance Movement Album Launch: Gibson Guitar Studios, London Plus Video Interview
18 September 2013: Def Leppard 'Viva! Hysteria': Video Interview With Joe Elliott And Rick Savage
13 September 2013: The Sweet: Live At The Marquee 1986 Plus Interview With Andy Scott
9 September 2013: Deadly Circus Fire: The Borderline, London
3 September 2013: Tarja: 'Colours In The Dark' Plus Interview
3 September 2013: The Jokers: 'Rock N' Roll Is Alive'
3 September 2013: The Bermondsey Joyriders: 'Noise And Revolution'
29 August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 2013, Merton Manor Club, London
28 August 2013: Wacken Open Air Festival 2013
23 August 2013: Deep Purple: 'Slaves And Masters'
14 August 2013: Interview With Anton Kabanen Of Battle Beast
12 August 2013: Ricky Warwick, Camden Underworld, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Anvil: Relentless Garage, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Robin Beck: 'Underneath' Plus Exclusive Video Interview
2 August 2013: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin
31 July 2013: Aerosmith: 'Rock For The Rising Sun' DVD
29 July 2013: Status Quo: Rochester Castle, Medway Towns
29 July 2013: Bon Jovi: London Hyde Park
12 July 2013: Raven: 'Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey' DVD
11 July 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Britain/The World Record'
9 July 2013: Tracer/Cage The Gods: London Scala
28 June 2013: Mike Tramp, Star Of Kings
27 June 2013: Iron Maiden: MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
18 June 2013: Saxon/Quireboys: Oxford O2 Academy
14 June 2013: Ricky Warwick Interview
14 June 2013: Anvil: 'Hope In Hell'
6 June 2013: The Crunch: 'Down By The Border' Single
28 May 2013: The Temperance Movement, The 100 Club, London
24 May 2013: Trevor Bolder Obituary
10 May 2013: Sound Of Contact Album Launch Party
8 May 2013: Monument: Nambucca, London
22 April 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Japan' Deluxe Version
22 April 2013: FM: 'Rockville' and Rockville II'
22 April 2013: Dan Reed, Camden Underworld, London
10 April 2013: Mission To Lars DVD
4 April 2013: Interview With Whitesnake's David Coverdale
29 March 2013: Escape The Fate Interview With Craig Mabbitt
13 March 2013: Clive Burr Of Iron Maiden Obituary
24 January 2013: Pig Iron: 'Pig Iron IV'
24 January 2013: Snakecharmer: 'Snakecharmer' Plus Interview With Micky Moody And Neil Murray
22 January 2013: Sin Tonic: 'Bottom's Up' EP
22 January 2013: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie' (DVD)
17 January 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead: Merton Manor Club, London
17 January 2013: Jaguar: The Old Blue Last, London
1 January 2013: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: Europe: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: TNT/Stampede/Neonfly: Camden Underworld, London
28 December 2012: Best Of 2012
27 December 2012: Magnum/Trillium: Islington Academy, London
26 December 2012: Video Interview With Bob Catley Of Magnum
21 December 2012: Damon Johnson Of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders Chats To Mark
14 December 2012: FM: 'Only Foolin'' EP
13 December 2012: Michael Schenker: Temple Of Rock Live DVD
10 December 2012: The Rolling Stones, O2 Arena, London
6 December 2012: Gong/Enochian Theory, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
6 December 2012: Vega/Tainted Nation: Borderline, London
28 November 2012: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
28 November 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road, Rock Patch, Twickenham, London
28 November 2012: Motörhead: Brixton Academy, London
19 November 2012: Interview With Enochian Theory
8 November 2012: Neal Schon: 'The Calling'
8 November 2012: Kirk Blows: Hammered
8 November 2012: Michael Anthony: Words And Music - Excursions In The Art Of Rock Fandom
3 November 2012: Martin Turner - No Easy Road: My Life With Wishbone Ash And Beyond
3 November 2012: Black Country Communion: 'Afterglow'
17 October 2012: Spider: 'The Complete Anthology'
15 October 2012: Sweet: 'New York Connection'
12 October 2012: Interview With Andy Fraser, Formerly Of Free
8 October 2012: Joe Bonamassa: Siam Pavalai Theater, Bangkok, Thailand
8 October 2012: Sunflower Jam: Royal Albert Hall, London
8 October 2012: Gaskin: 'Edge Of Madness'
4 October 2012: Demon Dude's Revenge: 'An Adolescent Fantasy (Vol 1)'
3 October 2012: Tygers Of Pan Tang: 'Ambush'
3 October 2012: Jon Lord: 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra'
2 October 2012: Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
1 October 2012: Anvil: 'Back To Basics', 'Still Going Strong' 'This Is Thirteen' Re-Releases
28 September 2012: Magnum: 'On The Thirteenth Day'
26 September 2012: Tokyo Blade/Deep Machine: Borderline, London
10 September 2012: Thin Lizzy: Under The Bridge, London
4 September 2012: Dio Disciples/Monument/Hostile: Islington Academy, London
4 September 2012: Video Interview With Monument
30 August 2012: Scorpions: Wacken Festival
30 August 2012: Video Interview With Weapon
28 August 2012: UDO: Wacken Festival
15 August 2012: Weapon/Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club
13 August 2012: Reuben Archer's Big Birthday Bash: Novotel, Wolverhampton
13 August 2012: Queen With Adam Lambert: Hammersmith Odeon, London
31 July 2012: Soundgarden/Black Stone Cherry/Cold Chisel/Iggy Pop: Hard Rock Calling, London
30 July 2012: Sebastian Bach: Islington Academy, London
21 July 2012: Night Ranger: Islington Academy, London
18 July 2012: Richard Marx: 'Inside My Head'
17 July 2012: Jon Lord Obituary
13 July 2012: Glenn Hughes/Fish: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
2 July 2012: Dio: 'Holy Diver' Deluxe Re-Issue
2 July 2012: Taurus Trakker: 'Building Ten' Album Launch, 12 Bar Club, London
2 July 2012: The Zombies: Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
28 June 2012: Lita Ford: 'Living Like A Runaway'
28 June 2012: Horisont: 'Second Assault'
20 June 2012: Video Interview With Sanguine
19 June 2012: Video Interview With Sebastian Bach
30 May 2012: Interview With The Legendary Rick Wakeman
18 May 2012: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
17 May 2012: Micki Free: 12 Bar Club, London Plus Video Interview
16 May 2012: Quireboys/Pat McManus: Borderline, London
16 May 2012: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken'
9 May 2012: Video Interview With Gotthard
8 May 2012: Video Interview With Mick Underwood
3 May 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road: Merton Manor Club
1 May 2012: Europe: 'Bag Of Bones'
25 April 2012: Video Interview With Tracer
24 April 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids: Kentish Town Forum, London
23 April 2012: British Steel Festival VI: Underworld, London
20 April 2012: Audio Interview With Biff Byford Of Saxon
18 April 2012: H.E.A.T: 'Address The Nation'
18 April 2012: Vain/Furyon/Stala And So: Underworld, London
18 April 2012: Micki Free Electric Blues: 'Tattoo Burn'
12 April 2012: Gyspy Pistoleros: 'Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned! Greatest Hits Volume 1'
9 April 2012: Angel Witch/Grand Magus/In Solitude: Islington Academy, London
7 April 2012: Video Interview With Serenity
5 April 2012: Audio Interview With Joey Tempest Of Europe
31 March 2012: Video Interview With Joakim Bróden Of Sabaton: US Tour Definitely Goes Ahead
29 March 2012: Video Interview With In Solitude
28 March 2012: Video Interview With Kissin Dynamite
28 March 2012: Video Interview With The Hype Theory
22 March 2012: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
21 March 2012: Neonfly/The Morning After: Islington Academy, London
1 March 2012: Judas Priest/Lamb Of God: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
28 February 2012: Video Interview With The Trews
27 February 2012: Argent: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
27 February 2012: The Trews/The Virginmarys: Highbury Garage, London
24 February 2012: UFO: 'Seven Deadly'
13 February 2012: The Hype Theory: Highbury Garage, London
10 February 2012: Steelwing/Skull Fist/Vanderbuyst: Camden Underworld, London
9 February 2012: Anvil: 'Strength Of Steel', 'Pound For Pound' And 'Worth The Weight' Re-Releases
6 February 2012: Virgin Steele: 'Age Of Consent'
30 January 2012: Pink Cigar: 'Generation Next'
29 January 2012: Space Ritual: The Borderline, London
19 January 2012: Audio Interview With Michael Schenker
16 January 2012: Chickenfoot: Brixton Academy, London
11 January 2012: Saint Jude: Scala, London
9 January 2012: Video Interview With Praying Mantis
9 January 2012: Praying Mantis: London, Merton Manor Club
2 January 2012: Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer: Shepherd's Bush Empire
29 December 2011: Alter Bridge/Black Stone Cherry: Wembley Arena
29 December 2011: Slade: London, Koko
24 December 2011: Deep Purple: Glasgow SECC
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
21 December 2011: X-UFO Video Interview
21 December 2011: X-UFO: Ruislip, Tropic Club
16 December 2011: Coldspell Video Interview
15 December 2011: The Quill Video Interview
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V Photo Gallery
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V, Pontins, Prestatyn
12 December 2011: Girlschool Video Interview
9 December 2011: Tony Clarkin Of Magnum Video Interview
8 December 2011: Lizzy Borden Video Interview
8 December 2011: Michael Monroe Video Interview
2 December 2011: Nightlord, Hysterica, Stuka Squadron: London
1 December 2011: Riot: 'Immortal Soul'
26 November 2011: Freedom Call/Arthemis: Camden Underworld
24 November 2011: Glenn Hughes: London, Leicester Square Theatre
22 November 2011: Blackfoot: London, Islington Academy
21 November 2011: Magnum: 'Evolution'
20 November 2011: Stray: London, Royal Standard
19 November 2011: Peter Frampton: Hammersmith Apollo
15 November 2011: Leaf Hound: London, Borderline
14 November 2011: Manowar: London, Brixton Academy
12 November 2011: LionSex Video Interview
11 November 2011: LionSex 'Get It' Album Launch: London
11 November 2011: Saxon Biff Byford Video Interview
7 November 2011: Anvil Audio Interview
4 November 2011: Iron Claw: 'A Different Game'
2 November 2011: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: London
1 November 2011: The Answer/Gentlemans Pistols: London, Garage
28 October 2011: Audio Interview With Soley Mourning
26 October 2011: Soley Mourning: 'Zaire'
24 October 2011: Joe Bonamassa: London, Hammersmith Apollo
23 October 2011: Chickenfoot: 'III'
13 October 2011: Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa: 'Don't Explain'
11 October 2011: Derek Sherinian: 'Oceana'
3 October 2011: Pink Cigar: Notting Hill Arts Club
29 September 2011: Linkin Park: Bangkok, Activ Square
17 September 2011: FM's Pete Jupp Video Interview
7 June 2011: Black Country Communion: '2'
3 October 2010: Audio Interview With Tank
DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 1st April from Live Nation UK with pre-sale and VIP ticketing information coming soon...
DORO CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO AND ANNOUNCES HUGE EUROPEAN TOUR
"This is amazing and a dream coming true. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are'."...
W.A.S.P. SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUGUST
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal icons W.A.S.P...
EVIL SCARECROW SET OFF FOR 'ROAD TO DOWNLOAD' TOUR
Grab the chance to catch the Nottingham maestros of Metal around the UK before their appearance at Download...
BAND OF FRIENDS ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
Celebrate the music of Rory Gallagher delivered by the men who helped define it...
IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...
VAN HALEN ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, LIVE TV APPEARANCES AND LIVE AND STUDIO ALBUM RELEASES
Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen shows...
IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...
THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
The single and the forthcoming album 'Last Of Our Kind' promise an explosion of rock following the band's break ...
THUNDER APPEAR ON WEEKEND WOGAN BBC RADIO SHOW
Thunder's new album 'Wonder Days' went straight into the Top Ten of the UK album charts and they have just completed a highly successful UK tour...
BANDMATES AND STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO TWISTED SISTER AND ADRENALINE MOB DRUMMER AJ PERO
Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when members of that band were unable to rouse him on their bus on Friday morning...
RED DRAGON CARTEL NAME MICHAEL THOMAS BECK IN LEAD VOCALIST CHANGE UP
Darren James Smith is out, and a new era begins. The saga continues...
WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...
DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...
I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
With a follow up album to 'New Born Lie' on the way and an extensive touring schedule, 2015 sees I.C.O.N in full flow...
SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...
SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...
EUROPE/BLACK STAR RIDERS EXTEND SET TIMES AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH SHOWS
The show has been so well received and due to fan requests, both bands will play longer sets at the two upcoming London shows...
RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...
STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
The definitive live show is available on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats...
ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
The Cosmic Dead, Purson and Moss are added to the May 15th bill...
ANGRA'S KIKO LOUREIRO FAVOURED TO JOIN MEGADETH AS NEW GUITARIST
Kiko has left a Twitter trail of tweets that would seem to confirm this...
MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...
JOE BONAMASSA & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY VINYLS
A chance to get your hands on 180g vinyl pressings from the blues rock giants...
SWEDISH METAL ACT LANCER RETURN WITH 'SECOND STORM'
Another helping of European power Metal is served up on April 12th...
SICK OF IT ALL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'GET BRONX'
"This video serves to show people across the world that as gritty and unpretentious as hardcore music is, it still translates to the big stage and doesn't need a tiny, intimate atmosphere to work..."
DAN REED RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'TRANSMISSION' ON 30TH MARCH
Dan will tour the UK in March and April 2015 with Danny Vaughn...
STEVE HACKETT LAUNCHES 'THE WHEEL'S TURNING' LYRIC VIDEO
"In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, 'The Wheel's Turning' has a fun and nostalgic vibe..."
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...
VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM 'TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT'
Listen to 'Runnin' With The Devil' from this electrifying release...
FRONTIERS ANNOUNCE STARZ SIGNING ON EVE OF UK APPEARANCE
American hard rockers Starz will appear live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales on March 13th...
ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...
BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'SAVE ME NOW'
Idol will tour the UK and Europe in the summer of 2015 ...
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT SUFFERS HEART SCARE
Fans of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast were shocked yesterday to read a Facebook update from lead singer Bruce Corbitt...
TONY IOMMI, NAPALM DEATH AND LAMB OF GOD APPEAL TO INDONESIAN PRESIDENT FOR BALI NINE DUO CLEMENCY
All artists are hopeful that their words will be persuasive and encourage President Widodo to grant clemency...
MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...
TANK REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK FOR 'VALLEY OF TEARS'
"He's injected so much new energy and inspiration into the band since joining us in 2013..."
TRAGEDY - THE HEAVY METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND BEYOND RELEASE UK TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE
Tragedy hit the UK for another fun filled tour starting on March 11th...
MIKE PORTNOY IN MEGA "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" MOMENT AFTER HAVING TO WAIT AT HOSPITAL
However well intended, the post comes across as though he is expecting to jump the queue due to his "status"...
ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER
"There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special..."
DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...
PETER GABRIEL TO RELEASE 'PLAY' DVD ON 18th MAY
This fantastic DVD release features 23 original promotional videos and offers great value for money with a running time of over 2½ hours...
THE GRAVELTONES WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LOVE LIES DYING' IN MAY 2015
"Recording this album felt so right, we had the right producer and engineer and the sounds just fell out of us..."
STATUS QUO TO RELEASE TRIUMPHANT FIRST ACOUSTIC GIG 'AQUOSTIC! LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE'
This sensational recording features the new pared-back side of Quo, as revealed on 2014's 'Aquostic! (Stripped Bare)'...
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS GET INTO 'TROUBLE' IN NEW VIDEO
"This song is about the chains. The heaviness we carry. The constant struggle we face. It's a song about the enemy we all have inside of us..."
KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...
IRON MAIDEN GIVE BRUCE DICKINSON CANCER UPDATE
Bruce is expected to make a full recovery and Rod expects to be able to provide another update after an MRI scan, probably in late May...
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR MAY, 'MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT'
"We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other..."
MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'LIVE AND LET LIVE'
'Spirit On A Mission', the explosive and celebratory album of all new material is released on March 23rd...
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GIG AND LONDON PREMIERE OF 'JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN'
The film premieres at Koko on 25th March with more special guests including Norman Watt-Roy announced today...
Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
Still rocking on and as ready as ever, Y&T return to Europe this autumn, with special festival dates in July...
SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band return for a select handful of dates...
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...
FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Lacuna Coil and Therion wil headline the international line-up for the October event in Eindhoven...
DIMEBAG DARRELL'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY FORMER NUCLEAR HELLFROST VOCALIST REECE EBER
Inevitably, Nuclear Hellfrost's social media pages were bombarded by understandably angry and outraged Pantera fans...
NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
"Bruce is in great hands back home in England, not only with his family, but his oncologists and all the people that are working with him..."
FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."
IAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES JETHRO TULL WITH NEW SHOW - UK DATES ANNOUNCED
Ian Anderson has announced six dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'...
FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...
IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...
UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...
STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."
KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....
JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."
HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."
17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...
DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...
ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...
SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."
SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...
CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...
MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...
THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...
RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9th MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."
TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...
TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...
MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...
SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."
ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...
TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...
RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."
THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...
CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...
ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...
U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."
PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...
URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...
GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...
HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...
FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...
THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...
QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...
dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...
SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...
MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...
SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...
LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."
NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."
THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...
KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...
STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...
CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...
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