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29th May 2017


London's top booze and rock'n'roll magazine, The Carouser, is having a party.

The ninth issue of the best alternative guide to London launches on Tuesday 6th June and this time, the theme is Ireland.

Carouser Editor Mandy Morello told us:

"It was only a certain amount of time before we hit the shores of Ireland. For our ninth collectable issue, we claimed back the land and hit up the bars. We popped in to Philomena Lynott's home for a glass of wine and a chat whilst Sean O'Connor from the lookalikes reflects on his musical journey in the 70s.

"Read about Irish drinks and find out the best places to have a good craic in Dublin and Ireland. Preorder now to secure your copy. It's what Rory Gallagher would have wanted."

As well as the big interview with Philomena Lynott, the iconic Thin Lizzy frontman was chosed to adorn the cover, as you can see above. The image was created by artist and graphic designer Emma Le Ferrand.

You can also read a first hand account of Rory Gallagher performing live and discover the foundations of Celtic Rock as well as Cormac Neeson from The Answer who joined The Carouser at the bar for a conversation about booze.


There's much more in issue nine too and even better, we can offer MetalTalk readers a 20% discount on orders from today.

The last issue sold out within a month and because there is only an exclusive amount of copies printed, people had taken to Ebay to sell their copies on as they became collector's items.

You can now get the Irish Issue on pre-order here with a 20% discount whewn you enter discount code METALTALK. The Irish Issue will be available from 6th June 2017, which is the same date as the launch party at The Sheephaven Bay in Camden Town where you can enjoy a healthy ratio of BBQ, Irish whiskey and rock'n'roll.

Get involved in the Facebook event here

Offer expires 30th June 2017. Click here to order.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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