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Kickin Valentina / The Essence And Energy Of Live Performances Bottled

Album Review: Kickin Valentina - Explosive new album Star Spangled Fist Fight a blend of fierce riffs and anthemic choruses set to release on April 19, 2024. Words: @sophzrocks @kickinvalentina @MightyMusic666

Slam Dunk 2024: Catch You Me At Six’s Final Festival Show

Slam Dunk Festival 2024: Rock Out with You Me At Six and More on 25-26 May at UK's Premier Independent Music Event. North - Leeds - South - Hatfield. @slamdunkmusic Photography: @lpphotograhy_ @youmeatsixofficial

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Night King / Inferno A Bold Blend Of Heavy And Power Metal

Album Review: Night King - Inferno. Blending Heavy and Power Metal. Despite vocal challenges, it offers a bold and unique musical journey. Overall, Inferno works reasonably well. Words: @Hutchie224 @nightking_band

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South Of Salem – The Nocturnal Affair / High Energy At KK’s

Gigi Review: The Nocturnal Affair and South Of Salem, join Kris Barras Band delivering an unforgettable night of rock at KK's Steel MIll, Wolverhampton. Words And Photography: @inglisnomad @southofsalemofficial @thenocturnalaffair @kkssteelmill

The 69 Eyes At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre With L.A. Rockers Budderside And The Bites

Gig Review: Finland's The 69 Eyes rock NYC with Budderside and The Bites on their Death Of Darkness tour finale. This was an experience in the Big Apple. Words And Photography: @shannonwilk_ @the69eyesofficial @thebitesofficial @budderside @gramercytheatre

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The Uplifting Story Of Gun. First Top 10 Album In 30 Years?

Interview: GUN - Scottish rockers Gun could hit the UK Top 10 with Hombres. MetalTalk spoke with vocalist Dante Gizzi and guitarist Giuliano 'Jools' Gizzi. Interview: @pmonkhouse1 @gunofficialuk

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Spit On Your Grave / Arkanum, Tarot-Inspired Death Metal

Album Review: Spit On Your Grave / Arkanum, A Mystic, Tarot-Inspired Death Metal Journey. This is a mighty dose of Death Metal par excellence. Words: Jools Green @soygband @concretorecs

The Flying Duck / Vacuous, Iniquitous Savagery, And Rancid Cadaver

Gig Review: Glasgow Rocks the Underground: Vacuous, Iniquitous Savagery, and Rancid Cadaver Lead Thriving UK Death Metal Scene at The Flying Duck Words: Elena Francis Photography: @razorrhead_productions @vacuousdeath @iniquitous_savagery @rancidcadaver @theflyingduckglasgow

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Slash Unveils Orgy Of The Damned Blues Album

Slash releases Orgy Of The Damned on May 17, 2024, via Gibson Records, featuring stars like Chris Stapleton. A debut blues album homage with 12 vibrant tracks. Photo: @robert_sutton_photography @slash

Manic Eden: Whitesnake Alumni ’93 Classic Revisited

Rediscover Manic Eden as Whitesnake's Vandenberg, Sarzo, and Aldridge bring back their '93 classic with a raw, organic sound. Available now! Photo: William Hames

Chechnya: New Beats Per Minute Rule For Public Performances

Chechnya bans public performance of music outside 80-116 BPM range. fans of bands such as Metallica, Judas Priest and Slayer face major restrictions. Photo: @rock_pixs

Exclusive Interview: Chris Squire Reflects On Yes And Talk

Chris Squire - Yes - interview, 1994. "With Talk, we chose to encompass what we thought made Yes unique and incorporate that with a more commercial outlook." Interview: Robert Adams @yesofficial

8 Surprisingly Well-Educated Rock Stars

Eight rock musicians whose educational achievements are remarkable and whose lack of conformity to stereotypes often led them to pursue artistic careers that broke the mold of the stereotypical rock star.

Spit On Your Grave / Arkanum, Tarot-Inspired Death Metal

Album Review: Spit On Your Grave / Arkanum, A Mystic, Tarot-Inspired Death Metal Journey. This is a mighty dose of Death Metal par excellence. Words: Jools Green @soygband @concretorecs

Dååth Ends 13-Year Hiatus With Monumental Return In The Deceivers

Dååth Ends 13-Year Hiatus with Monumental Return in 'The Deceivers' Album via Metal Blade Records, Promises Unprecedented Technical Brilliance and Brutality. @daathofficial @metalbladerecords

Stand Together Against Cancer: The Concerts For Matt Long

Concerts in Kent, Staines, Luton, Darlington and Milton Keynes are announced for May and June 2024 to support Catfish lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Long.

The Karma Effect / Promised Land A Summer Anthem Of Escapism

London's The Karma Effect drops Promised Land title track, offering a summer anthem riff-driven escape. Sophomore album out May 3, 2024, via Earache Records. @thekarmaeffectuk @earacherecords

Islington / The Karma Effect, Rising Stars Poised For Breakthrough Success

Gig Review: The Karma Effect - O2 Academy2 Islington - Electrifying rising stars, as they gear up for a monumental breakthrough. Catch the buzz before they soar Words and Photography: @rock_pixs @thekarmaeffectuk @o2acadislington

The Flying Duck / Vacuous, Iniquitous Savagery, And Rancid Cadaver

Gig Review: Glasgow Rocks the Underground: Vacuous, Iniquitous Savagery, and Rancid Cadaver Lead Thriving UK Death Metal Scene at The Flying Duck Words: Elena Francis Photography: @razorrhead_productions @vacuousdeath @iniquitous_savagery @rancidcadaver @theflyingduckglasgow

Bad Touch Show Islington The Future Is Very Bright

Gig Review: Bad Touch shines at O2 Academy2 Islington, captivating fans on The Bittersweet Satisfaction Tour's penultimate night. They have the talent and the music to really push on. Words And Photography: @rock_pixs @badtouchrocks @o2acadislington

An Evening With Dream Theater 40th Anniversary Tour

A 40th Anniversary World Tour titled An Evening With Dream Theater begins with a 23 City European leg kicking off at The O2 in London on 2024 October 2024.

All For Metal And Crimson Veil Enhance Camden Lordi Spectacle

Gig Review: All For Metal & Crimson Veil ignite Camden with a night of epic rock. This was an an entertaining evening of full-on rock mayhem. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @fivezerodigital_musicwebdesign @electricballroomcamden @_allformetal_ @crimsonveilband

Lordi Unleash Hammer Horror Hell At The Electric Ballroom

Gig Review: Experience the thrill as Finnish Metal titans Lordi conquer Camden with a rock spectacle. A night of berserk mayhem not to be missed. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @fivezerodigital_musicwebdesign @electricballroomcamden @lordiofficial @koneoflordi @hellaoflordi @hiisioflordi @manaoflordi

Mammoth WVH / An Explosive Performance At OVO Arena

Gig Review: Mammoth WVH Rocks OVO Arena Wembley: Wolfgang Van Halen leads an explosive set. Aiming for the stars, he has the chops to reach those heady heights. Words: @pmonkhouse1 @robert_sutton_photography @ovoarena @mammothwvh

OVO Arena Wembley / Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Gigi Review: The electrifying night as Slash rocks OVO Arena Wembley with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. A legendary show captured by MetalTalk. Words: @pmonkhouse1 @robert_sutton_photography @slash @officialmyleskennedy @ovoarena

Joe Bonamassa / The Modern Blues Master At Royal Albert Hall

Gig Review: Experience Joe Bonamassa's unforgettable performance at Royal Albert Hall, showcasing his unparalleled blues mastery. A night of musical brilliance. Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: Laurence Harvey @joebonamassa @royalalberthall

Korpiklaani / Rankarumpu Delivers High-Speed Folk Metal Frenzy

Album Review: Korpiklaani - Rankarumpu excites with fast Folk Metal, tackling war themes amidst Finnish tales. A dynamic blend of energy and cultural depth. Words: Jodie Louise @official_korpiklaani @nuclearblastrecords

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