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Van Halen tour 2012

When Van Halen announced a host of shows earlier this year, a lot of people were disappointed that no UK dates were included. I certainly was, so I was lucky enough to combine a holiday in the US with one of the dates. Words: Tina Saul The only time I’ve …

Good Friday 2012 and it’s a monumental day for Heavy Metal as we are very proud to announce the return of former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart and his new band, I AM I. L-R: Neil Salmon, ZP Theart, Paul Clark Jr, Jacob Ziemba The band will be fully unveiled on …

Europe 2012 Europe have a new album, ‘Bag of Bones’, out on 30th April. The new record was produced by one of the world’s most prestigious producers, Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock, Shirley has produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black …

Driver, featuring guitarist Roy Z and vocalist Rob Rock will unleash their new masterpiece ‘Countdown’ on May 25th via Metal Heaven. Originally formed out of the ashes of short-lived super group M.A.R.S. in the late Eighties and reaching cult status based on the strength of a widely circulated 1990 five-song …

Interview: Colin Liddell CBL: Your voice is astonishing. Do you remember the first time you sang or spoke in that kind of “death growl”? What were the circumstances? I imagine it was when you suddenly got angry with someone and then you produced that deep, scary voice and then you …

Michael Downie This interview was actually done at the end of January, but due to some technical issues with the recording there’s been a bit of a delay. So apologies that a couple of the questions are now out of date but we hope that you enjoy it regardless.   …

Last December all the MetalTalk.net writers were asked to name some bands they tipped for good things this year. I didn’t send in an answer. They ask that every year. I never send in an answer. It’s not that I don’t know which band is going to be cooler than …

It’s been a long time coming but our home-grown Vikings are back with their best offering to date! Formed amidst the Steelworks town of Corby, Northamptonshire, their very own first chapter was born: ‘Chapter One’ (released on the Grand Union Label) and set the scene for Viking Skull. Top notch …

Below is a press release for a new King’s X release called ‘Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91’ and while I’m always happy to see a new King’s X release, this one comes about from some less than happy events. A couple of weeks ago King’s X drummer …

Melodic rock fans jumped for joy when FM reformed for the Firefest in 2007 and the band delivered the goods with their comeback album ‘Metropolis’ three years later but it has always been the debut album ‘Indiscreet’ that the fans have held in their collective hearts. It is said by …