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The year was 1986. It was a different time. CD players were still new and exotic… and I didn’t have one yet; that meant I did all my listening on cassette tape. They were handy little things that you could carry in your pocket and play just about anywhere, but …

Arch/Matheos… I suppose for some of you these are just two names on an album cover. For others they evoke goose bump causing memories and flashes of musical brilliance from 25 years ago. If you get excited as I do when seeing these names then you’re either old like me …

Pete talks to Mark about the 25th anniversary of FM’s debut album ‘Indiscreet’ and the 12 month celebration the band have planned. Pete goes in-depth in on the new FM album which is planned for next year and gives MetalTalk.net an exclusive as well…

After a triumphant tour with Journey that saw Foreigner play to tens of thousands of new fans and earn great critical acclaim, Foreigner announces the release of a brand new album, ‘Acoustique’. Foreigner first saw success throughout the world with their ground breaking debut album that featured chart hits such …

Based out of the remote country of Iceland, the mighty Sk√°lm√∂ld presents their own thrilling rendition of Viking Metal. Recently signed to Napalm Records, their debut for the label is entitled Baldur, a concept album based on majestic Norse Mythology. Fans of acts such as Enslaved and Amon Amarth are …

Bitches Sin release their new album September 11th entitled ‘The Rapture’. It is distributed through Metal Nation Distribution. The album was produced by legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy/Anvil) who also features on guitar with main man Ian Toomey. The album also features vocalist Dave Mills, whose monster Metal vocals …

Disaster struck this year with stage collapses at three festivals. In total, nine people were killed and almost two hundred injured. In allthree cases, the causes were sudden freak wind storms. On 17th July, the stage collapsed at the Ottawa Bluesfest during Cheap Trick’s set. Luckily, the band, crew and …

I’ve had my column at MetalTalk for a while now and have reviewed some marvellous Metal music. Classic bands like the Scorpions and Anthrax have rubbed shoulders with exciting new material from Dragonland and Taking Dawn. But there is one band that always stands apart: the enduring titans of Heavy …

At last the Tank tour kicked off this Summer in support of the very well received new album ‘War Machine’. Tank has come a long way since it first formed in the early eighties. Gone is the punky edge, replaced by a classic rock sheen, old frontman Algy Ward now …

Here’s the first of five interviews that Tina did at High Voltage this year – Glenn Hughes of Black Country Communion. Interview: Tina Saul: Pictures by Judith Fisher We’ve got St Jude, Skin, Ravenscreed and Thunder High Voltage interviews as well. Click here for the full lot.