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30th May 2014


Birmingham Metallers Hostile have been confirmed as support to Machine Head on their forthcoming UK tour.

The tour dates are below and Hostile made the following comment:

"The band are excited to be playing with Machine Head as they grew up on their music and we are also coming straight off the Magic Circle Festival in Finland the day before, so what with that and KK Downing producing our new album things are really happening at the moment."

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Machine Head/Hostile tour dates:
29th July: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
31st July: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
2nd August: Newcastle University
3rd August: Norwich Waterfront
4th August: Brighton Concord

The Magic Circle Festival in Finland which will take place on Saturday July 26th 2014 at Suvilahti Open Air, Helsinki, Finland.

Celebrating Manowar's worldwide Metal community, the festival is hosted by different countries and has previously taken place in Germany and Slovenia, where it was attended by Metal fans from more than 35 nations. This will be the first Magic Circle Festival in Finland ever.

"We are very excited to bring the Magic Circle Festival for the first time ever to Finland," said promoter Hardi Loog. "We are going to have a fantastic festival, with Manowar headlining with their special Kings Of Metal 2014 anniversary show, plus more bands and lots of other entertainment for an unforgettable Metal experience!" In their headlining anniversary show Manowar will perform the entire 'Kings Of Metal MMXIV' album, a brand new special version of their hit album, 'Kings Of Metal' that will be released in spring, along with a "best of" set of other immortal Metal hymns in a completely new stage production.

"We are calling all Finnish Manowarriors to get ready to join us for the biggest Metal show of 2014!" announced Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio. "And we are calling the Manowarriors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, and from every Metal country in the world to get their asses to Helsinki next summer. If you haven't been to Finland before, this is the perfect opportunity! The Finnish warriors will show you how to REALLY drink, party and have a great time!"

Hostile have made a big impact with their debut album receiving rave reviews and new UK tour dates lined up for 2014.

Former Judas Priest axeman KK Downing produced the band's debut album, 'Eve Of Destruction', and is also producing the follow-up which is well underway.

KK also wrote a track on 'Eve Of Destruction', the only song he has ever written for anyone other than Judas Priest.

Hostile hooked up with top London booking agent Rod Macsween of I.T.B who went on to book the band for the Download Festival at the historical Donington Park venue, gaining excellent reviews such as 'KERRANG!' 'kkkk' review and also packing out the Gibson stage tent to which they went down a storm.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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