Hellfest / Baroness convey a transfixing experience from start to finish

Delivering an intense Hellfest set, loaded with incredible dynamics and as tight as they come, the stage presence of every single member of Baroness is simply electrifying. @danybass18 reports. @yourbaroness @hellfestopenair #hellfest Photo: @ya_cheng_photography

Airbourne come into their own in front of a massive Hellfest crowd

After closing down the main stage last week, this time, the hard-rocking Aussies are playing to an absolutely packed crowd in the afternoon sun. Photo: @aggieanthimidou @airbourne @hellfestopenair @kahmel_farahani #hellfest


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Conjurer / The future of Metal is safe, with Páthos an album worthy of the hype

Album review. Conjurer – Páthos (Nuclear Blast). Release Date: 1 July 2022. UK Quartet demonstrate the future of Heavy Metal is safe in their hands, says Paul Hutchings@conjureruk @hutchie224 @nuclearblastrecords


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Dirty Honey / Norwich witness the future of proper rock

Dirty Honey, Norwich UEA. 27 June 2022. How Dirty Honey got this good, this is a mystery that only they know, but they're headed towards arenas, their name soon to be twenty feet high on billboards and marquees. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixs @dirtyhoneyband @uniofeastanglia

Myles Kennedy, the true gent of rock, leaves us wanting more at Hellfest 2022

Review. Myles Kennedy, Hellfest 2022. The sun is high in the sky as if to match the effervescent performance of Alter Bridge star frontman Myles Kennedy.Photo: @aggieanthimidou @officialmyleskennedy @hellfestopenair #hellfest @danybass18 @officialalterbridge @myleskennedybelgium


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The Darkness speak to MetalTalk as Black Stone Cherry arena tour is announced

Interview. MetalTalk's Paul Monkhouse spoke with Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Rufus Tiger Taylor from The Darkness as they announce a co-headline UK arena tour with Black Stone Cherry for early 2023. Photo: @rock_pix @thedarkness @pmonkhouse1 @livenation


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Jinjer fly the flag for Ukraine at Hellfest, sounding as brutal as ever

Hellfest today marks a historic moment for Jinjer, having received permission from the Ministry of Culture to leave Ukraine to be able to tour and raise aid funds for their war-torn country.@jinjer_official @danybass18 @hellfestopenair #Hellfest Photo: @ya_cheng_photography

Welcome To Rockville / Nine Inch Nails reaffirm crossover mega-stardom on epic Day 4

Welcome To Rockville, Day Four. One cannot help the weather, @welcometorockville team, we salute you. Words: @danybass18Lilith Czar, Spiritbox, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Porno For Pyros, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails. @nineinchnails - Photo: Steve Thrasher.

Coheed And Cambria continue epic Amory Wars saga with a genuine genre-skipping masterpiece

Album review. Coheed And Cambria release their tenth album Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind pick ups where 2018s Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures left off.@roadrunnerrecords @coheed

Welcome To Rockville / Shinedown deliver magic on a day tarnished by the elements

It is Welcome To Rockville Day Three. Shinedown prove that magic can happen, Saint Asonia, Jerry Cantrell and Nothing More shine, as weather forces early close. Words: @danybass18 @shinedown @welcometorockville Photo: Steve Thrasher

Orange Loop Rock Festival / Stone Temple Pilots, L.A. Guns and Hoobastank highlight day three

Second Skyn, John 5, Puddle Of Mudd, Dangerous Toys, Hoobastank, L.A Guns. Orange Loop Rock Festival Day Three. Shannon Wilk reports on day three. 12 June 2022 - @stpband @orangelooprockfest Photography: @shannonwilk_

Black Stone Cherry and The Darkness join forces for UK arena tour

Kentucky-based group Black Stone Cherry will join The Darkness for a UK arena tour in early 2023, with tickets on sale from 10 AM Friday, 24 June.Photo: @rock_pixs @blackstonecherryofficial @thedarkness @livenationuk @pmonkhouse1

Walter Trout brings his own fire to Islington

Walter Trout - Elles Bailey. Islington Assembly Hall, London. 17 June 2022. Live review. Walter Trout brings his own fire to London.Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: @mopixrocks @walter_trout @ellesbailey

Metal 2 The Masses / Existentialist win through to Bloodstock

Metal 2 The Masses, Colchester. Final. Mechromorph, Collected, Regicide, Existentialist, Beyond Extinction. Existentialist win through to Bloodstock.Photography: @lawrence89_photography @bloodstockopenair @existentialist.uk

Iron Maiden to fund the remaining costs of Paul Di’Anno’s treatment

Iron Maiden to fund the remaining costs of Paul Di'Anno's operation. Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno is currently in Croatia awaiting three major surgeries on his knees. @ironmaiden

Iconic / Second Skin is a great ensemble of talent and tunes

Iconic - Second Skin. A great ensemble of talent and tunes featuring Michael Sweet, Joel Hoekstra, Marco Mendoza, Tommy Aldridge and Nathan James.@iconicofficialmusic @michaelsweetstryper @joelhoekstra13 @marcomendozaofficial #TommyAldridge @thenathanjames @brian_boyle_72

LIVE – Hellfest 2022, Heavy Metal Festival of the year

Hellfest 2022 returns with a marathon double Heavy Metal edition featuring 350 artists on six stages over an extended weekend.This is the MetalTalk live blog.

Ghost / A masterclass in anthemic and glamorous Heavy Metal at Hellfest

From beginning to end, Ghost deliver a masterclass in anthemic and glamorous Heavy Metal at Hellfest. Plus Airbourne and Steel Panther.@thebandghost @airbourne @steelpanther @kahmel_farahani Photography: @ya_cheng_photography

Hellfest 2022 / Mastodon leave us mesmerised to the core

With a distinctive preference for psychedelic octopuses, Mastodon attack the Hellfest 2022 stage just as they attack their instruments.@danybass18 reports. @mastodonrocks @hellfestopenair #hellfest Photo: @ya_cheng_photography

Billy Talent / A masterclass of punk rock goodness in London

Live Review. Billy Talent - Islington O2 Academy, London, 16 June 2022. Photography and words: @lawrence89_photographyAbly supported by Tigress, Billy Talent give masterclass of punk rock goodness in London. @billytalentband @wearetigress

Hellfest 2022 / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes take no prisoners in Clisson

Could you ever expect a dull moment with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes? The answer is no, and this is especially true at Hellfest 2022.Photography: @ya_cheng_photography @frankcarter23 @andtherattlesnakes @danybass18 @hellfestopenair #Hellfest

Orange Loop Rock Festival / Doro, Slaughter, Chevelle and Great White shine on Day Two

Review. 11 June 2022 The inaugural Orange Loop Rock Festival. Doro, Slaughter, Chevelle and Great White shine on Day TwoPhoto: @shannonwilk_ @orangelooprockfest @markslaughterofficial

Welcome To Rockville / Sevendust superb as heavy rain and lightning curtail thrilling day two

It is Welcome To Rockville Day Two, the sun is up, and we are ready to rumble.With such a jam-packed schedule of absolute class Heavy Metal acts, there is so much to look forward to that one feels like a child in a candy store when presented with a pick 'n mix.#WelcomeToRockville @danybass18 @welcometorockville @sevendustofficial

Hellfest 2022 / Heavy Metal Festival begins with temperatures set to hit 38°C this afternoon

Hellfest 2022 A double edition featuring 350 artists on six stages over two weekends. The entire Heavy Metal world will descend on the French village of Clisson.#hellfest @kahmel_farahani

Download 2022 / Sunday with The Last Internationale, Alestorm, Tremonti and Volbeat

Download Festival 2022. MetalTalk reports from Download. The Last Internationale, Alestorm, Tremonti and Volbeat on Sunday 12 June.@downloadfest Photo: @thelastinternationale by @stuartisteed_photography @montysewellmusic

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