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Photo of Phil Rudd, AC/DC Drummer

AC/DC drummer (or should that be former drummer?) Phil Rudd has been sentenced in New Zealand to eight months of home detention after he pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him, along with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The 61-year-old was sentenced in …
Harley Flanagan is led into custody

Two current members of the Cro-Mags have been stabbed… by an ex-member. It happened at the CBGB Festival in New York, when William Berario and Michael Couls were attacked by former bassist Harley Flanagan. Cover Photo: Harley Flanagan is led into custody. Pic from New York Post Flanagan himself suffered a …
Aussie Metal band 'Figures'

Aussie Metal band Figures will tomorrow release ‘Someone Uninvited’, their second single from their debut full length ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’. But you can watch the track a day early – see below! Having previously released two EPs, ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ is the first chance to hear the band …
Photo of John Lodge from the Moody Blues

John Lodge, bass player, singer and songwriter for The Moody Blues, has vented his isolation frustrations by writing and releasing a new single ‘These Crazy Times’. The track features his wife and son, who have never recorded before and includes vocals and harmonies from Jon Davison from Yes. Recorded in …
Photo of The Cherry Truck Band

Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck joined forces recently to write a song over a unique series of Zoom calls and today the resulting single has been released. Billed as ‘The Cherry Truck Band’, the fantastic single ‘Love Become Law’ is now available to purchase from your usual outlets. All sales from …
Photo of UK Metal band Napalm Death

‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’ is the title of the 16th album from Napalm Death which will be be released 18 September 2020. Ahead of the this a single will be released 24 July, the same day as pre-orders start. The followup to 2015’s ‘Apex Predator – …
Photo of Corey Taylor from Slipknot

What exactly does an evening with Corey Taylor entail? Words: Tina Saul The host for the evening was the legendary Malcolm Dome, and as he said Corey’s name to a packed London Garage, Corey came on wearing an Oxford University shirt and flat cap. The stage was plain, no backdrop, …
Photo of the band Ensiferum

Ensiferum’s eighth studio album, ‘Thalassic’, is awash with amazing new songs, a vast soundscape and a new addition of calmer vocals alongside the familiar stormy roars. Ensiferum: Thalassic (Metal Blade Records) Release Date: 10 July 2020 Words: Sid Kissinger In case you haven’t spotted the clues, or your ancient Greek is not …
Massive Wagons House of Noise album cover

Massive Wagons new album ‘House of Noise’ has big shoes to fill after the 2018 release ‘Full Nelson’ crashed into the UK charts top twenty at an impressive sixteenth place. Their first album for Earache Records was a big step up from their previous three albums in terms of song …
Photo of Simon Kaviani

Kaviani has released a haunting version of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ classic single, ‘Even The Losers’, which you can watch below or via the MetalTalk Soundcloud Tracks Of The Week playlist.  Having recently covered for Sebastian Bach/Chevy Metal guitarist Brent Woods on Tara Lynch’s support of the UFO farewell …