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CHRISTMAS CRACKERS & NEW YEAR SMACKERS!


pippa lang


Dinosaur eggs, double-edged axes, micro pigs .... Just some of the prezzies our favourite Metal musicians would like to find in their Christmas stockings this year! STEVE HARRIS, KORY CLARKE, EVIL SCARECROW, RISE TO REMAIN, DRAGONLAND, STAMPEDE, SENSER, ROBIN BECK and more also divulge their New Year Resolutions. Find out who would like to 'feed Justin Bieber's family McDonalds until their skin goes yellow'... nasty.


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KORY CLARKE

What do you want for Christmas?

A recording system that works!

New Year Resolutions?

To get drunk again, to drink more... oh and have two new albums completed.

ironmaidensteve

STEVE HARRIS

What do you want for Christmas?

West Ham to get to the top of the table.

New Year Resolutions?

To stop swearing.

reubenarcher


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Chip off the ol' Dickinson block

AUSTIN DICKINSON: RISE TO REMAIN

What do you want for Christmas?

Modern Warfare 3!!! Get that shit under my tree and watch days turn to months.

New Year Resolutions?

To tour and tour well. This year has been incredible, so we're gonna keep it up! See you on the road.

robinbeckmed

OLOF MORCK: DRAGONLAND/AMARANTHE

What do you want for Christmas?

After spending so much time on the road this year touring, I just would love to spend time at home in Sweden with my friends and family.

New Year Resolutions?

Play more live shows!

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EVIL SCARECROW

What do you want for Christmas?

DR RABID HELL: A fembot all of my own!

BROTHER DIMITRI PAIN: A dinosaur egg!

KRAVEN MORRDETH: I want a new decapitator 3000 double-edged axe with the nonstick gore finish...and someone to turn it into a bass!

RINGMASTER MONTY BLITZFIST: I want to go back to the circus, those bastards kidnapped me you see! Back at the circus I get to whip things in rapid succession!

PRINCESS LUXURY: Wine and swans obviously, same as every year.

xmastree

New Year Resolutions?

DR RABID HELL: To get more Robosex!

BROTHER DIMITRI PAIN: To become MORE pitiless!

KRAVEN MORRDETH: Make sure I get the right person at executions! It turns out people don't feel satisfied when presented with a consolation prize of a lovely goldfish or rabbit if I accidentally slay the wrong person.

RINGMASTER MONTY BLITZFIST: I suppose I should get some therapy to sort out my obsession with whipping things (particularly circus folk).

PRINCESS LUXURY: To put all the swans and all the chavs who say "be ream" in one big arena and make them fight. Oh and to buy more chains. ;)

xmastree
Chip off the ol' Harris block

LAUREN HARRIS

What do you want for Christmas?

A major record deal.

New Year Resolutions?

To stop being late for everything.

xmastree

JAMES BARRETT: SENSER

What do you want for Christmas?

World peace, X-box kinect, time travel, booze and world domination.

New Year Resolutions?

To have more of the good stuff from last year in abundance.

robinbeckmed

ROBIN BECK

What do you want for Christmas?

Health and happiness... Now, as for my stocking - that's another story. An invitation to sing a duet with John Waite would be nice...oh yes, and an iPad. :-)

New Year Resolutions?

To be more active and play out more, starting with Rock Meets Classic in Europe!

robinbeckmed

BEN FORTE: FALLSTAF

What do you want for Christmas?

That all our families and friends stay healthy and happy for the new year. Nothing more.

New Year Resolutions?

That we have to go to bed early after our shows!!! Very hard thing to do!!

Greetings everyone!

reubenarcher300

REUBEN ARCHER: STAMPEDE

What do you want for Christmas?

A bottle of endless Faustina rioja.

weapondanny

DANNY HYNES: WEAPON

What do you want for Christmas?

Weapon want to sign to an honest management company, record label and agency.

New Year Resolutions?

To seek out, name and shame all the lying bastards in the music business and then line them up against a wall and shoot the motherf*****s!

weapondanny

OL DRAKE: EVILE

What do you want for Christmas?

1. What do you want for Christmas? Guitar/band gear or money to buy said gear, hahaha. Alternatively some extra time on my hands and a copy of Skyrim; I may avoid this game though, as I've got a feeling it'll ruin my life.

New Year Resolutions?

I never do this, because I always forget about two weeks into the New Year; just like everyone else (don't pretend). I just try to be good and positive all the time. Tying it down to one thing is pointless to me; just like 'good deed for the day', just do good deeds all the time!

reubenarcher

BARRET KLESKO: ALL ELSE FAILS

What do you want for Christmas?

Pretty much anything gear-related, I've been eyeing a new condenser mic for my recording rig.

New Year Resolutions?

My resolution this year is to find three indie bands I really love and produce really kickass albums for all of them.

robinbeckmed

THE HYPE THEORY:

What do you want for Christmas?

KATY: A micro pig.

SEAN: One of those guitars what tunes itself.

TOM: Nose hair trimmer.

JOSH: A hover board.

New Year Resolutions?

KATY: Exercise more and watch less Jeremy Kyle.

SEAN: Drink more alcohol.

JOSH: I never make any.

TOM: Be more organised

robinbeckmed

SANGUINE

What do you want for Christmas?

TARIN: A hoard of baby bunnies which follow me around, eventually I could train them to pull carts behind them adorned with jingle bell harnesses.

NICK: Justin Bieber's head on a spike of some description (spike is optional - just his head will do).

New Year Resolutions?

TARIN: Normal stuff - exercise more, smoke less, sleep more, speak less, sing more...sex more!

NICK: To hunt down Justin Bieber's family and ensure they stop breeding or just feed them Mcdonalds until their skin goes yellow.

robinbeckmed
'Justin Bieber's head on a spike' (we'll second that)

DAVID GREGOR: MORTA SKULD

What do you want for Christmas?

I would like a BC rich custom Warlock NJ with a case.

New Year Resolutions?

What are your New Year's Resolutions? To play out and tour Europe if that would be possible.

robinbeckmed

BLOODLOSS

What do you want for Christmas?

MARK & ROB: Would both like EVH 5150 III guitar amps, we fell in love with the amp after using one to record the album!

MATT: Would like anything as long as it's not socks!

DAN: Would like stronger drumsticks!

DAVE: Would like Katy Perry!

ALL: Would like a replica A-team van for touring and a sweet record deal!

robinbeckmed

New Year Resolutions?

MARK: Work on the guns.

ROB: Get more tattoos.

DAN: Drink more beer!

DAVE: Eat more fried chicken!

MATT: Stop drying my clothes in the microwave.

ALL: Increase our profile and play more festivals!

izegrim

IZEGRIM

What do you want for Christmas?

Oh my.... an appropriate answer would be something like world peace and no starvation worldwide, right? Well, this is never going to happen so I'm glad my narcissistic personality disorder kicks in. I really hope we finish the shooting of our new videoclip at the end of this year. We've been working on the script, got our actors together and now it's time to get this damn thing taped. Yes, that's what I wish for Christmas, nothing more... nothing less... Oh, and a lot of good single malt whisky of course!

New Year Resolutions?

I quit smoking for about ten years ago and I'm not planning to stop my drinking when I'm going out. One has to enjoy life to the fullest! I really want to play more guitar and have a good time with my friends. This year has been a very busy one with a shitload of interviews and gigs that took some of my precious spare time (but in the end it's been all worth it!). One goal we have set ourselves for 2012 is a European tour. It might not be considered as a real New Year's Resolution, but I am perfectly happy with this new commitment for 2012. Playing live with Izegrim is our passion!

izegrim

JUSTIN MCCONVILLE: HM KIDS

What do you want for Christmas?

A mistress.

New Year Resolutions?

To make some good money and travel more.

xmastree

JAMES MONTEITH: TESSERACT

What do you want for Christmas?

A new laptop to replace our seven-year-old Dell, a new soundcard to back up the one we use live, an AxeFX 2, a communal fleshlight for the tour bus, some detol wipes, some new clothes that aren't band shirts, lots of wine, cheese, meat and to be with my family.

New Year Resolutions?

Learn how to make my own doner kebab.

voodoohighway

FILIPPO CAVALLINI: VOODOO HIGHWAY

What do you want for Christmas?

Peace in the world, the end of the crisis and a truck full of libidinal girls.

New Year Resolutions?

To make those girls happy, work hard in life, music and in all the human things and maybe, if there is time, get rich beyond our wildest dreams. :)

voodoohighway

MARSHALL 'FUCKING' BECK: REIGN OF VENGEANCE

What do you want for Christmas?

Brutality, Bloodshed, Death and fun.

New Year Resolutions?

What does the word 'resolutions' mean?

robinbeckmed

MATT MITCHELL: FURYON

What do you want for Christmas?

Right now it would be great to have a good deal in place for our album 'Gravitas' plus future albums. Oh...and maybe some scandalous beauties in stockings too. ;)

New Year Resolutions?

New Year's resolutions are to work our asses off even more to get this band and it's songs out to the masses. And enjoy ourselves in the process.

robinbeckmed
'Scandalous beauties in stockings...'

THE GARDNERZ

What do you want for Christmas?

Well since I don't celebrate it, I don't want anything. Okay, I have one wish, that people would grow up and put a end to this Christmas nonsense.

New Year Resolutions?

I don't celebrate New Year's either, maybe I'm too much of a cynic, but why should I celebrate this rocket/firecrackers salesman's wetdream.

xmastree

FLORIAN RAVET: NEPHELIUM

What do you want for Christmas?

X-box live gold account (my gamertag is flamby666 - if you want to share I'll be happy to play with Metalheads).

New Year Resolutions?

My resolution for the new year will be 1024x768.

xmastree

DIVA SUICIDE

What do you want for Christmas?

-XS-: A tour supporting someone like My Chemical Romance wouldn't be bad at all...

ANDRE: I'd like my first guitar back. That's one thing I regret selling.

MAX: A pair of unbreakable drumsticks.

DAV aka DJ GRUDGE: To play a game for AC Milan.

New Year Resolutions?

-XS-: Well, Im not gonna give up sweets or chocolate, so maybe something easier like stop stealing cool accessories from my band mates!

ANDRE: To watch less hip-hop videos LOL.

MAX: Learn all of the new Animals As Leaders songs

DAV-aka DJ GRUDGE: To get better at football on the Playstation!

xmastree

LIVIN IN A VALVESTATE

What do you want for Christmas?

EMLYN NEWTON: For Jessica Jane Clement to rub massage oils all over me.

MITCH PIKE: A bottomless pack of cigarettes.

New Year Resolutions?

EMLYN NEWTON: Not to get arrested and not to be distracted by hot women as we record a new album early 2012!

MITCH PIKE: To not let our bass player's rig destroy my ears and to rock anyone we haven't played to yet.

xmastree
Jessica Jane Clement (ooer)

STU MARSHALL: EMPIRES OF EDEN

What do you want for Christmas?

More guitars! After having over thirty you can never have enough!

New Year Resolutions?

To work on the third Empires Of Eden CD - it's never work! Haha, but that is definitely towards 2012.

xmastree

DREW MURPHY: HAMMERFIGHT

What do you want for Christmas?

Hulk Hands.

New Year Resolutions?

TOUR, TOUR, TOUR!
xmastree

HIRAM LOHR: THOUSAND YEAR WAR

What do you want for Christmas?

A sacrificial bloody goat offering laid upon a black moldy altar encrusted with satanic semen and a choir of dead children singing from the Book Of The Dead...no, just kidding, I don't own a Book Of The Dead. I love Cchristmas. I really do! I want all my family together drinking some Solstice mead with a belly full food. Maybe a cup of hot cocoa with snow falling outside the window. Me, my kids and wife will all be wearing our finest turtle-necks while I puff my tobacco pipe. haha! But seriously a BC Rich Pro X Bich or Warlock would be excellent!!

New Year Resolutions?

Get on tour with TYW is number one! Finish our EP, 'Vulture Eyes', and have our next full-length written by the end of the year. To not be working for anybody but myself!!!

xmastree

Merry Christmas and a Happy Metal Year from www.MetalTalk.net!

Compiled by Pippa Lang


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This fantastic DVD release features 23 original promotional videos and offers great value for money with a running time of over 2½ hours...

graveltones 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 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 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 KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...

iron maiden 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...

sos festival MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...

helloween 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..."

thunder THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...

space elevator 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 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 THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...

femme metal 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 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...

iron maiden 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..."

battle beast 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..."

jethro tull 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 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...

hrh 9 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...

hackett stolt 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 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 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 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 BREAKING NEWS: 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 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 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!..."

aaron keylock 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...

bruce dickinson BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...

rock goddess 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...

nigel glockler BREAKING NEWS: 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..."

turbowolf 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 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...

motley crue EXCLUSIVE: 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...

music for nations 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 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 ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...

rival sons 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...

the answer 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 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 BREAKING NEWS: 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 firefest BREAKING NEWS: 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...

pentagram 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 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 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...

quo convention 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...

queensryche 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...

queensryche 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 dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...

unleashed SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...

Shattered sun 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 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..."

quireboys 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 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 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 BREAKING NEWS: 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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