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Photo of Diamond Head, O2 London

Released 40 years ago, Diamond Head’s ‘Lightning To The Nations’ album was one of the prime catalysts for The New Wave of British Heavy Metal and would form the template for the young Metallica. The album has been re-recorded and will be released 20 November 2020, via Silver Lining Music. …
Ambush, from the Tygers Of Pan Tang

It is widely acknowledged that the Tygers of Pan Tang were one of the best of the bands to emerge from the NWOBHM movement, set for mega stardom that never really came through. Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ambush (Remastered) Release Date: 18 September 2020 Words: Paul Monkhouse Instead of …
Photo of Nero Bellum

The driving force behind Industrial Black Metal act Psyclon Nine, Nero Bellum has just released his second album ‘The Voice Of Your Blood Cries To Me From The Soil’. As with ‘NFRN°’, its is an improvised exploration of modular synthesis with no overdubs or computers used in the creative process. …
Photo of the band Venom Prison

Birmingham, England, 22 January 2021 marks the beginning of the Venom Prison European Tour which will include 22 dates, across eight countries. Support for the tour comes from Creeping Death and Leeched. The band told MetalTalk: “As the COVID-19 situation took hold throughout the world this year, it has given …
Photo of Geezer Butler, who is re-releasing his three studio albums

Geezer Butler has revealed that his three solo albums ‘Plastic Planet’, ‘Black Science’ and ‘Ohmwork’ will be reissued 30 October 2020 via BMG and will be available on vinyl for the first time. ‘Plastic Planet’ was first released in ’95 under the moniker ‘G/Z/R’ and featured Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. …
Rob Halford of Judas Priest who is to release the book 'Confess'

Rob Halford, the Metal God has spoken. Confess, his new autobiography, is a unique and deeply revealing insight into the extraordinary life he has led; from a Walsall council estate through personal tragedy, addiction and disastrous sexual escapades, to the summit of Heavy Metal stardom and contentment. Rob Halford – Confess …
Photo of the UKHC band Borstal

With a lineup now confirmed, new Hardcore band Borstal are set to enter the studio this month to record a six track EP, which will feature a cover of The Last Resort classic ‘King Of The Jungle’. Joining drummer Nick Barker (Ex-Dimmu Borgir/Cradle Of Filth and Brujeria) and Knuckledust’s Pierre Mendivil …
Photo of The Infernal Sea

UK Black Metal band The Infernal Sea return with their third studio full length ‘Negotium Crucis’ tomorrow (20 September 2020). It’s predecessor ‘The Great Mortality’, focused on the Black Death Which swept across the UK and Europe from 1348 and the horrors that man inflicted upon one another as a …
Jerusalem musician Izakman

Israeli solo artist Izakman (Itamar Isaak) has released his first single in the UK. ‘Cyber Love’ is a psychedelic rock track which is almost a modern take on a style of London’s Swinging 60’s hippy movement. MetalTalk recently spoke with Izakman to find out more about the track and his plans for an …
Reb Beach, from Whitesnake and Winger

Guitar virtuoso Reb Beach will release his first instrumental solo album, ‘A View From The Inside’, 6 November 2020 via Frontiers, with the lead single ‘Infinito 1122’ available to watch below. Famed for his collaboration with Winger, Beach is a current member of Whitesnake, having also released an album with …