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Climax! Yes, the word can be given to the Metallica concert in Jakarta. As the last in the series of gigs in their Asian tour, Metallica get a great climax in Jakarta which took place at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) on August 25th 2013 and was promoted by Blackrock …

With the outdoor festival season drawing towards a closure, it was the start of the indoor mini-fests and there was no better way than to start that than with a good old fashioned knees up with five names from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement (NWOBHM) at a …

Prepare your ears for some progressive, symphonic power metal from Austria as Siren’s Cry unleash their debut studio opus ‘Scattered Horizons’. Gary ‘Rockulus’ Clarke Containing a mere nine tracks, you may begin to raise some concern, but thankfully those nine songs are for the most part busy and engaging. Apart …

SINHERESY ‘Paint The World’ Gary ‘Rockulus’ Clarke Hope you brought your passports? You and I are off to Italy with this album review to check out the talents from a mighty fine symphonic metal outfit. After creating some interest with their debut release ‘The Spiders and the Butterfly E.P.’ it’s …

ZUD ‘The Good, The Bad And The Damned’ (Independent release) Words: Jools Green Just their name, ‘ZUD’, had me sufficiently intrigued to want to listen to their debut album, ‘The Good, The Bad And The Damned’. Their name is apparently derived from the Mongolian word, “zud”, which roughly translates as: …

The Sunflower Jam concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012 will be released as a double disc DVD on September 16th featuring the majority of the concert plus highlights from the previous Jam from 2011. Last year’s event featured such artists as Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Bruce Dickinson, …

Formed in 2008, Finland’s Battle Beast are fast becoming a towering force on the European Metal scene. Their eponymous second album ‘Battle Beast’ was released last May to critical acclaim featuring the striking talents of new vocalist Noora Louhimo. INTERVIEW: MARK TAYLOR Battle Beast will be on tour in September …

MACHINAGE ‘It Make Us Hate’ (Romulus X Records) Johnny Main I love my job! No, I really, really do – and do you want to know why? It’s because I get to discover some bands that I previously haven’t heard of who have albums out that I’m really glad I …

As reported last week, Manowar have joined forces with celebrated British actor, author and adventurer Brian Blessed for the spoken narration on ‘The Warrior’s Prayer’ from their upcoming album ‘Kings Of Metal MMXIV’. MetalTalk were personally invited to the recording session by Joey DeMaio himself and we will have more …

…and why your favourite band aren’t playing in your home town this year. We had a look before at what managers and producers did for bands. This month let’s look at Booking Agents and Promoters. Who are they? What do they do? And most importantly who would win in a …