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  MetalTalk.net HEAVY METAL NEWS SERVICE
NEWS ITEMS FOR DECEMBER 2011

amon amarth Annihilator's Jeff Waters Guest Judges Battle To Play MTL's Best Metal Fest

amon amarth Amon Amarth To Headline Summer Breeze 2012

manraze Manraze Streaming Two Songs Online, Making Big Waves

myon Finland's Myon Present New Single And Video 'Call Of The Senses'

amon amarth Birth A.D. Hits The Studio January 3rd

van halen Van Halen Will Tour In 2012

henrik flyman The MFC Dragon Slayer All Star Project Present 'Let's Unite In Rock' For Metal For Cancer

amon amarth 'Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio' To Be Published In Spring 2012

steven tyler erin brady Steven Tyler To Marry For The Third Time?

battle beast Nuclear Blast Offering Free 25-Track Sampler

biff byford saxon Biff Byford Checks In With Christmas Greetings

lord volture Lord Volture Present 'Hearts Of Steel' Video As Christmas Thanks

fallstaf Scythia Release Definitive Folk Metal Christmas Song

fallstaf A Christmas Greeting And Gift From Trombone Metallers Falstaff

siggi bemm Music Producer Siggi Bemm Challenges Santa Claus

girlschool Girlschool Wish MetalTalk.net Readers A Happy Christmas 2011

nikki sixx Nikki Sixx Calls 12-Year-Old Fan To Say Thanks For Emotional YouTube Video

gwar GWAR Cancel 2012 European Tour Due To Poor Ticket Sales

ufo seven deadly UFO Reveal Artwork And Tracklisting For New Studio Album 'Seven Deadly'

circles Basick Records Release Free 2012 Sampler

iron maiden sanctuary British MP Denied Permission To Wear Iron Maiden Shirt In House Of Commons

james hetfield dave mustaine Dave Mustaine Joins Metallica Onstage

ian anderson bruce dickinson Ian Anderson Performs With Bruce Dickinson At Canterbury Cathedral

vince neil Vince Neil Comtemplating Leaving Motley Crue

korn KOЯN Announce March 2012 UK Shows

budgie bandolier Budgie's 'Bandolier' Album The Subject Of New iPad/iPhone App

misfits Misfits To Tour The UK In February 2012, New Album Out Now

lacuna coil Lacuna Coil Premiering New Video For 'Trip The Darkness'

snakecharmer Snakecharmer Finally Unleashed To Press And Public

manowar Forces Of Metal Fails To Fulfill Obligations - Manowar Cancelled

meshuggah Joey DeMaio Explains Fine Details Of Recent Getaway Festival Problems

meshuggah Corrosion Of Conformity Album Confirmed For Feb Release, Artwork, TrackListing Revealed

meshuggah Meshuggah Announce Headline UK Tour April 2012

wildestarr Wildestarr Streaming New Song From Forthcoming Album

rise to remain Rise To Remain Announce UK Headline Tour For March 2012

primal fear Primal Fear New Album 'Unbreakable' On The Way

nicholas razzle dingley Nicholas 'Razzle' Dingley, 2nd December 1960 - 9th December 1984

metal warriors More Bands Announced For Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air Festival

metal for cancer Eluveitie Confirmed To Headline Paganfest 2012

malefice Jägermeister Announce Next Ice Cold Session With Malefice

metal for cancer Empires Of Eden Unleash 'We Three Kings' In Aid Of Metal For Cancer

the quill The Quill Premiering New Video For 'Medicine'

lou reed metallica lulu Lou Reed Claiming Metallica Fans Are Threatening To Kill Him

joey demaio Joey DeMaio In Successful Quest To Sweden. Getaway Rock Festival To Go Ahead

slayer Slayer To Perform 'Reign In Blood' At London's Alexandra Palace

hellish outcast Hellish Outcast: 'Your God Will Bleed' On The Way

la paz Debut Album From Doogie White And La Paz Out In February

manowar Manowar Photos From 5th November London Show Online Now

trent reznor Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Announce Release Of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Soundtrack

kill devil hill Kill Devil Hill Streaming First Track From New Album Online Now

rage Rage Release Details On The New Album '21'

nicholas razzle dingley Judas Priest To Play Final Ever Swedish Shows

motorhead vodka Mötorhead Vodka Now Launched

dimebag darrell Dimebag Darrell, August 20th 1966 - December 8th 2004

pearl jam Pearl Jam Announce 2012 European Tour

fields of the nephilim Fields Of The Nephilim: 'Ceromonies' Released March 5th 2012

saxon biff byford Biff Byford Joins Metallica On Stage

chickenfoot Chickenfoot Invade Europe In 2012

soulfly Soulfly To Release New Album In March

biohazard Biohazard Announce US Tour Dates

theory of a deadman Theory Of A Deadman Announce UK Headline Tour

battle beast Battle Beast Sign Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

ufo UFO Name New Studio Album And Release Date

ufo The Return Of Mexico's Dies Irae

betraeus Betraeus Release New Video And Get Ready For Soundshock.net Sponsored UK Tour

wacken 2012 Wacken 2012 Already Sold Out

lynyrd skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd To Play Hammersmith Apollo In June

yes Yes: 'In The Present - Live In Lyon' Out On November 5th

corrosion of conformity Corrosion Of Conformity Update USA Tour Schedule

beermageddon Beermageddon Festival Announces Three More Bands

circles Circles Announce Australian East Coast 'Eye Embedded' 2012 Tour

eluveitie Brand New Sin Release Video For 'The Lord Came Down'

eluveitie Eluveitie Reveal 'Helvetios' Cover Art And Tracklisting

x-ufo Introducing X-UFO

wykked wytch Wykked Wytch Signs To Goomba Music

metallica lou reed Lou Reed And Metallica Release New Music Video For 'The View'

zp theart ZP Theart's New Band In Studio And Working On Debut Album

hmv next big thing Basick Records Announce Label Showcase At HMV's Next Big Thing 2012

sylosis Sylosis Guitarist Breaks Arm During US Tour

nightwish imaginaerum Nightwish: 'Imaginaerum' Released Monday 5th December

epica Epica Reveals New Album Title As 'Requiem For The Indifferent'

shadowside Shadowside Receives "Best Metal Band" 2011 Rock Show Award

fm FM Announce Special Guests For 'Indiscreet 25 Live' Shows

lita ford Lita Ford Would Love Runaways Reunion

sack trick Sack Trick Head To Denmark For Tenth Anniversary Show

scum of the earth Scum Of The Earth Signs To Goomba Music

gus g Gus G Issues Short Statement On New Firewind Material

helmet Helmet Announce European 'Meantime 20th Anniversary' Tour Dates 2012

joey demaio Getaway Festival Runs Into Scandal. Joey DeMaio Flying To Sweden To Sort It. "Nobody Fucks With Our Fans"

dragonland Ace Frehley Forced To Cancel UK Dates Due To Fractured Wrist

ulcerate Ulcerate Sign To Relapse Records

monument Monument Announce Signing And Promise A 'New' NWOBHM

red hot chili peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce USA Tour Dates

paradise lost It's Time For A New Paradise Lost Album

saxon Saxon Announce Special Guest For London And Help For Heroes Donations



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titanfest 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 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 EXCLUSIVE: 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 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 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 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 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..."

amorettes 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 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 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...

art of anarchy 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 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 DEAD KENNEDYS FANS PERFORM PUBLIC SEX ACT LIVE ON STAGE
"This was something definitely different to see at a punk concert..."

evil scarecrow 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...

eddie and the hot rods BREAKING NEWS: 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 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 EXCLUSIVE: 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 BREAKING NEWS: 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...

nazareth BREAKING NEWS: 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 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 LORDI ANNOUNCE UK DATES FOR TOUR FORCE ONE
Lordi bring 'Scare Force One' to the UK for ten dates in the Spring...

nightwish 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 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...

pete way EXCLUSIVE: 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 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...

udo dirkschneider 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 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 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...

the gentle storm 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 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 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...

hard rock hell 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AUTOGRAPH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN OVER 25 YEARS
Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential...

hayseed dixie 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 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 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 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 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...

adrian smith 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 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 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 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 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 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 36 CRAZYFISTS REVEAL VIDEO FOR 'ALSO AM I'
36 Crazyfists can be seen in the UK in February on their headlining tour...

t rex TYRANNOSAURUS REX ANNOUNCE DELUXE CD & VINYL REISSUES FOR 3 ALBUMS + LIMITED EDITION 7" SINGLES
These new editions will contain substantial previously unreleased material...

tony iommi 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 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 DEF CON ONE ANNOUNCE CRUSHING HEADS TOUR
British Metallers Def Con One can be seen across the UK in 2015...

manowar 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

almighty 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 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 AC/DC ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN DATES
Tickets for AC/DC at Wembley will go on sale from 9.30am Wednesday 17th December...

eric martin 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 MANOWAR ANNOUNCE WARSAW, POLAND AS NEXT DESTINATION ON 2016 WORLD TOUR
Manowar return to Poland after their debut performance there in 2014...

exploited 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 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...

metalhead 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 ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE ROUNDHOUSE LONDON SHOW FOR MAY 2015
Electric Wizard will also appear at the Un Tune Music & Arts festival, Berlin...

alan parsons 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...

scott stapp 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 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 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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