The Heavy Music Awards set for OVO Arena Wembley in 2023

The 2023 edition of The Heavy Music Awards (HMA) will be held at OVO Arena Wembley on 23 May 2023. Running since 2017, the move to Wembley makes the HMAs the largest rock music awards. @heavymusicawards

Album Of The Week / Final Fling is a fitting tribute to Bernie Tormé

Bernie Tormé - Final Fling. Now a posthumous release as Bernie passed away in March 2019, the day before his 67th birthday, it’s a fitting tribute. @bernie.torme Words: @hutchie224 Photography: @ericduvetphotography


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Faster Pussycat keep rocking with new double-A single

Faster Pussycat release double-A single with the original song Like A Ghost and a cover of Johnny Thunders' Pirate Love, their first with Golden Robot Records. @fasterp_ssycat @goldenrobotrecords @giirlsneedlove


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Asking Alexandria and Zero 9:36 show Cardiff there is nothing quite like live music

Asking Alexandria give it their all. Amazing light show, flames, bass, drums flat out, clean and growly vocals. Photography: @photos.bygeoo @askingalexandria @zero Asking Alexandria - Zero 9:36 - Cardiff International Arena - 26 November 2022

Shinedown light up Cardiff with hope and pyro

Shinedown - Cardiff International Arena - 26 November 2022 Shinedown show positivity, hope, love, smiles and ear-popping fireworks. @photos.bygeoo @shinedown @cardiffinternationalarena


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Bernie Tormé / There weren’t many people who could play like Randy Rhoads

Remembering the late Bernie Tormé, not many people could play like Randy Rhoads. Bernie was one of them. Mik Gaffney talks to MetalTalk as Final Fling set for release. @bernie.torme Photo: @punkrocksal @mikgaffney


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Sirrush / No shortage of fury in the finally unleashed Molon Labe

Album Review - Sirrush - Molon Labe. Their long-awaited debut full-length is finally ready to be unleashed, and is there is definitely no shortage of fury here. @sirrush.band @non_serviam_records

Speglas / Time, Futility and Death delivers an impactful punch

Swedish melancholic dark-rock/DeathMetal outfit Speglas, masterminded by Isak Rosemarin, return with their second EP, Time, Futility and Death. @speglas @pulverised

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Like A Beast, W.A.S.P. and Armored Saint put on a fierce show in Montclair, New Jersey

Concert Review - W.A.S.P - Armored Saint - The Wellmont Theater, New Jersey - 17 November 2022. The anticipation for W.A.S.P.'s homecoming American tour has been brewing ever since their last time touring the country over a decade ago. Photo: @shannonwilk_ @waspnationofficial @thearmoredsaint

Competition / Win Bad Wolves UK Monsters Tour tickets and merch

Bad Wolves hit the UK in December for four special UK Monsters headline shows, and MetalTalk has a pair of tickets, a t-shirt and a hat to give away to one lucky reader. @badwolvesofficial

Roger Waters releases a darker Comfortably Numb 2022

Roger Waters has released Comfortably Numb 2022, a new version of the iconic song which originally appeared on the seminal Pink Floyd album, The Wall. @rogerwaters

Bernie Tormé / There weren’t many people who could play like Randy Rhoads

Remembering the late Bernie Tormé, not many people could play like Randy Rhoads. Bernie was one of them. Mik Gaffney talks to MetalTalk as Final Fling set for release. @bernie.torme Photo: @punkrocksal @mikgaffney

Iron Maiden / The heavyweight versus featherweight battle in The Number Of The Beast

On the 22 March 1982, Iron Maiden rewrote the Heavy Metal rulebook with the release of their iconic album The Number Of The Beast. Today the 40 Anniversary Edition is released

Exclusive / Classless Act debut acoustic version of Time To Bleed

Classless Act, who have cemented their status as rock music's most exciting debut of 2022, release the acoustic version of Time To Bleed exclusively at MetalTalk. @classlessact

Babymetal / Monochrome and the Metalverse concept of The Other One

Japanese Heavy Metal titans Babymetal have released the new single Monochrome, taken from their new album The Other One, set to be released on 24 March 2023. @babymetal_official

Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull have wrapped up the recording and mixing of a new album

Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull have wrapped up the recording and mixing of a new album. @jethrotull_

Kula Shaker plans tribute to John Lennon ahead of 2023 UK Tour

Psychedelic rockers Kula Shaker plays Shepherd's Bush Empire on 8 December, the anniversary of John Lennon's death. 14-date UK Tour starts in January 2023. @kulashakerofficial

Beneath The Embers / Condemned is an enticingly brutal Metalcore/Thrash debut

Beneath The Embers - Condemned if you are a fan of the range of music from Metalcore to classic rock, then consider yourself in good hands with Condemned. @beneathembers Words and Photo: @lawrence89_photography

Davide Lo Surdo / The Fastest Guitarist in History to release new song

Davide Lo Surdo, who Rolling Stone magazine and GuitarraMX declared The Fastest Guitarist in History for his ability to play 129 notes in 1 second, will release his new song, Full Emersion, on 4 December 2022. @davidelosurdoofficial

Anthrax, Black Label Society And Exodus announce 2023 North American Tour

Anthrax and Black Label Society announce a 24-date tour of North America for Jan/Feb. Joining as special guests are North California Thrash Metal gods Exodus. Photo: @photos.bygeoo @anthrax

Evanescence and Within Temptation show London a retina-burning, eardrum-blasting spectacle

Evanescence - Within Temptation - Veridia - Gig Review - The Worlds Collide tour has been transcending any expectations, the power of positivity, people and music in perfect harmony. Photos: @robert_sutton_photography Words: @pmonkhouse1 @wtofficial @evanescenceofficial @veridia

Gypsy’s Kiss and Buffalo Fish to honour Dave Pawsey at Cart & Horses

Gypsy's Kiss and Buffalo Fish will play the Cart & Horses, the birthplace of Iron Maiden, on 19 November 2022. The fundraising event is in memory of Cart regular Dave Pawsey. @cartandhorseslondon

Longheads to host EP celebration at The Black Heart

Psych-rockers Longheads, who released their EP Mars Doesn't Feel Like Home Anymore, have shared a video for the track One Step Further ahead of their EP release celebration on 24 November 2022 at The Black Heart. @longheadsmusic

Lamb Of God / State Of Unrest Tour with Kreator moves to March 2023

The Lamb Of God State Of Unrest sold out UK tour with Kreator has been moved to February and March 2023. UK dates are now in early March, Glasgow date cancelled. @lambofgod @kreatorofficial

The Bloody Hell / Nobody Cares of great interest to punk and horror punk fans

Canadian Punk Rockers The Bloody Hell, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, finally return with their follow-up to their 2018 self-titled debut album, with the nine-track, twenty-eight-minute offering, Nobody Cares. @thebloodyhellhfx

Tuk Smith / The cracking culmination of hard graft and challenge

INTERVIEW - Tuk Smith is in a relieved mood. Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts debut album, The Ballad Of A Misspent Youth, has just been released. The culmination of hard graft and challenge, it's a cracking album.

Suzi Quatro / Uncovered is an excellent insight into the artist

Suzi Quatro, The Queen of rock 'n' roll, has been putting her in-between concert time to excellent use with the release of a six-track EP called Uncovered.

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