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A new video interview has been posted online with Amon Amarth guitarist Olavi Mikkonen by Blank TV. Check it out for some brutal Norse discourse and learn the secrets of Amon Amarth as Blank TV rap with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen about their Surtur Rising tour, the 70,000 Tons of Metal …

Huge news has rocked the Metal world recently as KK Downing, half of Judas Priest’s legendary twin-guitar attack, has announced his retirement! The underlying reasons are not clear, but KK refers to an ongoing breakdown with band members and management in his official press release. With a World Tour booked …

Yes, that’s right. MetalTalk.net is the only Metal website to send a journalist to Japan in the wake of the Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear disaster to report on how the rock scene has been affected. Am I absolutely insane to come out here? Yes, quite possibly. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not …
Photo of Iron Maiden fans in Brazil

Sunday, March 27th, the day I and another 12,999 people had been waiting for had finally arrived. I’d been anxiously waiting for this day for the past month or so, watching all videos from the current tour on YouTube, sharing them on Facebook as well as bombing my friend’s wall …

Sue Lewis of Rock Chick Promotions of London has very sadly passed away. Sue was Advertising Manager/PA to Int Director/Office Manager for Metal Hammer from 1986 to 1990 and was an iconic figure on London’s live music circuit via her excellent work with Rock Chick Promotions. Sue’s partner at Rock …

Just before the new Tank album ‘War Machine’ (with your humble narrator on bass) came out, we got news that it had leaked out to filesharing sites and that over 10,000 people had already downloaded it free. Good news or bad? Well, good in that 10,000 people wanted to hear …

Sammy Hagar has given one of his most revealing interviews ever to Eric Spitznagel of MTV. In it, he tells of Van Halen’s hedonistic lifestyle on the road and gives plenty of detail on the sex and drug taking that the band enjoyed at the height of their fame. Sammy’s …

Paul Stenning is an author. He has also written for Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer. He hates most modern rock and metal and thinks it was all better between about 1975 and 1999. The millennium killed most good metal. ************************ This week I received an email from Argentina. It …

More. No – EXMORE! Dutch Michaels investigates another NWOBHM sighting… If you’re a MORE fan Then EXMORE is the ultimate band formed from previous MORE members and guest guitarists. The NWOBHM band is back and the line-up is:- Andy J. Burton (drums) joined MORE 1980 (now with ‘Midnight Sun’), Baz …

Heaven And Hell drummer Vinny Appice has teamed up with Down bassist Rex Brown and formed a new band called Kill Devil Hill. One-time Ratt and W.A.S.P. member Matt Zavon is on guitar and Dewey Bragg is on vocals. The band have already demoed ten tracks and their sound is …