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Steve Hackett, Cambridge Corn Exchange

It’s a sobering thought that Steve Hackett left Genesis, the band for whom he was an integral part and a huge part of their rise to success, a head-scratching forty-four years ago. With this current tour, he pays tribute to the last official release the band issued with him as …
The Pineapple Thief, live show

The Pineapple Thief will release the recording of the April live stream event Nothing But The Truth via Kscope on 22 October. The show was a special online show to make up for their tour cancellation due to “that pandemic.” The band has also announced their US and Canada tour …
Sari Schorr

New York blues-rock singer/songwriter Sari Schorr has opened up about the terrible difficulties in finalising her autumn European. The tour is scheduled to include the UK, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway and The Netherlands. “It feels like a frantic game of Whack-A-Mole as COVID-19 restrictions and quarantine mandates pop up …
Photo the band Dickless Tracy

Slovenia’s Deathgrind legends, Dickless Tracy, named themselves after a wordplay in the film The Hard Way (starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods), and although the name brings many different and mostly unserious interpretations and sniggering, including initially, many years ago, from myself, behind the name the music carries serious …
Unto Others will release Strength in September 2021

Unto Others will release their new album Strength on 24 September via Roadrunner Records, their first with the label they signed to in June 2021. The band formed in Portland in 2017 under the name Idle Hands, the band raised eyebrows in the Pacific Northwest, and their debut album Mana, …
Photo of prog rock legends Marillion

Marillion will perform their Light At The End Of The Tunnel Tour 10 date UK tour in November. The tour runs from Hull City Hall on 14 November, finishing with two dates, one seated, one standing, at London’s Eventim Apollo. “No, it isn’t a train coming the other way. It …
Photo of Alice Cooper, who is releasing 'Detroit Stories' in February

The Cult will join Alice Cooper in one of the standout tours of 2022. The band will open in Swansea, the Arena on 23 May 2022, the first of six dates. The tour closes in Leeds on 1 June. The two bands have never toured together, and both are experiencing …
Toloache singer Andrina Travers

The Switzerland/UK based Progressive Metal band Toloache have released the single Watching Close, the fantastic result of singer Andrina Travers working with songwriter Dennis Russ and musician Tommy Vetterli (Coroner, Kreator). Andrina says: “We wrote Watching Close about the overload of media we all consume every day. We read terrible …
Blind River at Rockdown - Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms 3-5 September 2021

Out of the pandemic, yet another incredible festival is launched rather aptly entitled Rockdown. From the creators of the award-winning event Legends Of Rock, Eddie and Elaine Yates, this event was announced for September 2021 as a post COVID-19 party. Rockdown – Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms 3-5 September 2021 Words: …
Photo of The Stranglers

The Stranglers finally get around to releasing the follow up to 2012’s Giants with Dark Matters. MetalTalk asks Robert Adams if it’s been worth the wait? The quick answer to that question is a definitive YES! The only real grumble I have is that it’s eleven tracks clock in at …