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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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Let Them Eat Metal On Metal because there's Thunder On The Tundra at this year's Muskel Rock Festival in Sweden...

primus PRIMUS ANNOUNCE 'AN EVENING WITH PRIMUS' JUNE UK DATES
Primus are set to return to the UK for the first time since 2012 for three special shows...

babymetal BABYMETAL TO FINALLY RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IN UK VIA earMUSIC
Babymetal are a divisive phenomena in the Metal world today...

ac/dc AC/DC OPEN ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR WITH SURPRISE SETLIST INCLUSIONS: WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS
The Rock Or Bust world tour resumes on April 17th during Coachella's second weekend before the band hit Europe in May...

six feet under SIX FEET UNDER ALL SET TO RELEASE THEIR ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM 'CRYPT OF THE DEVIL'
The band's eleventh studio recording boasts ten murderous slabs of audio repugnance...

gwar METAL BLADE TO RE-ISSUE GWAR's 'AMERICA MUST BE DESTROYED'
'America Must Be Destroyed' is definitely their "heaviest" album. The hardest vocals, and the hardest music...

black sabbath BREAKING NEWS: TONY IOMMI POSTS POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE AFTER BLACK SABBATH PULL OUT OF OZZFEST
Sabbath have given no reason for their decision to pull out and Tony posted the following message just after 6.30 this evening...

twisted sister BREAKING NEWS: TWISTED SISTER ANNOUNCE AJ PERO TRIBUTE CONCERT, FAREWELL TOUR AND AJ'S REPLACEMENT
"Dee Snider and the boys made the decision last month to call it quits - just one week before drummer AJ Pero died from a heart attack."

patti russo PATTI RUSSO ALL SET FOR APRIL/MAY UK DATES
Patti Russo made her name as Meat Loaf's female lead vocalist between 1993 and 2013 and tonight she sets out on a set of April and May UK dates...

skyclad MARTIN WALKYIER GOES SKYCLAD ANNOUNCED AS BEERMAGEDDON SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
"Once again we will witness Skyclad in it's true glory, as intended from conception, the Skyclad that impacted Metal like no incarnation since..."

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN CATALOGUE NOW MASTERED FOR ITUNES
"I honestly feel that there is a massive improvement in the quality of these classic albums..."

skid row JOHNNY SOLINGER LEAVES SKID ROW; REPLACEMENT NAMED ALREADY
"We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best."

sos festival SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SIX MORE BANDS
Skarlett Riot, The Raven Age, 13 Stars, Heartbreak Remedy, Liz Owen & Charlotte Hackett are added to the loaded bill this July...

ginger GINGER WILDHEART ANNOUNCES "SONGS & WORDS TOUR" APRIL/MAY 2015
"This is a tale of redemption, self discovery and, ultimately, battling the odds and winning on my own terms..."

megadeth ANGRA GUITARIST KIKO LOUREIRO JOINS MEGADETH
He will be Megadeth's tenth guitarist in the band's thirty year history and he replaces the departed Chris Broderick...

odium CANADA'S ODIUM ISSUE STUDIO UPDATE AND OFFER FREE SONG DOWNLOAD
As the album comes together in the studio, Odium have no plans to slow down on the live performance front...

videscape VIDESCAPE IS THE NEW WAY FOR MUSICIANS TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM VIDEOS AND AUDIO
VidEscape is perhaps not a site many musicians and bands are familiar with but all that could change in the coming months...

van halen VAN HALEN SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD BLVD FOR SPECIAL JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE
The band performed a forty five minute set to fans who were given free tickets to attend the outdoor event...

status quo STATUS QUO TO ROCK ROCHESTER CASTLE FOR A RECORD FIFTH TIME
The Quo will perform at the picturesque Norman castle grounds on Wednesday July 15th with support from Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
Dubbed the 'We Will Rise' Tour to promote their new EP, 'We Are The Brave', the band will be joined on the trek by The Raven Age...

whitesnake BREAKING NEWS: 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 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'."...

wasp 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 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...

bruce dickinson IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...

the darkness 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 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...

aj pero 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 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 WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...

beyond forgotton shores DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...

icon 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 SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...

serpentine SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...

rival sons RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...

styx 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 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...

mike porcaro MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...

sick of it all 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..."

steve hackett 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..."

corbitt WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...

enter shikari ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...

tony iommi 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...

serpentyne MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...

tank 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..."

mike portnoy 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 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 DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...


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