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Known for his work with Whitesnake and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joel Hoekstra now brings his laser sharp soloing to bear on his own solo project Joel Hoekstra’s 13 with a new album ‘Running Games’. Joel spoke with MetalTalk TV’s Kahmel Farahani and we find out more about this project and …
Gary Moore - Live From London

This month marks ten years since Gary Moore’s untimely passing and Provogue are celebrating his life by releasing the album ‘How Blue Can You Get’ on 30 April. The album, which features eight tracks, contains previously unheard and unreleased deep cuts, and some alternative versions. Featured tracks include ‘In My …
Cover of Viewfinder, from Toby Jepson

The words “if it wasn’t for Grunge they would have been massive” could apply to bucket loads of artists whose fortunes suffered as a result of the genre that shook mainstream Rock in the 90’s. Toby Jepson – Viewfinder (Jepsongs Recordings) Release Date: 13 March 2021 Words: Brian Boyle And …
Photo of Evergrey

The day has been a fraught one for Tom Englund, Evergrey’s polymathic frontman. An excessive amount of snow has fallen in the region of Sweden that he resides in and this has caused huge problems with the internet connection. Not the best scenario when you have endless global interviews lined …
Photo of The Owen Guns

Having caused quite a stir, to put it mildly, with their previous EP ‘Violating Community Standards in August last year, the hilariously outspoken Australian Hardcore Punks The Owen Guns are determined to keep up the good work with their upcoming second EP, the seven track ‘EP2 – Electric Boogaloo’. Co-written …
Cover of Powertrippin' by The Almighty

Scottish rockers The Almighty’s highest chart placing album finally gets a well deserved reissue with a second disc of goodies and a couple of strange inclusions. The Almighty – Powertrippin’ Expanded Edition (Cherry Red Records) Release Date: 26 February 2020 Words: Robert Adams 1993 was a golden year for The …
Photo of Ric Galvez

Ric Galvez, former guitarist of Melodic Black/Death Metal outfit Astaroth Incarnate, has finally realised his creative dream with his new solo project Malice Divine. Malice Divine – Malice Divine (Independent) Release Date: 19 February 2021 Words: Jools Green Galvez has released his first self-titled studio full length, handling vocals, lyrics, …
Cover of Denizen Tenant by Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams , who is set to appear on MetalTalk TV this week, will release his next solo album ‘Denizen Tenant’ on 26 February, via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group and you can watch the tracks ‘Liberty Man’ and ‘Never Saw You Coming’ below. Williams told MetalTalk: “‘Liberty …
Photo of Anneke van Giersbergen

Few artists have managed to cover as many genres in a career as mercurial Dutch songstress Anneke van Giersbergen. Anneke van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest (InsideOutMusic) Release Date: 26 February 2021 Words: Ian Sutherland From her beginnings as lead singer with The Gathering and their melancholic …
Photo of Ricky Warwick

If you are a Rock fan, you will most definitely have heard the name Ricky Warwick. From leading Scottish rockers The Almighty, to admirably fronting Thin Lizzy as well as Black Star Riders, Mr Warwick certainly can not be accused of being work shy! That is not forgetting his solo …