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Back in the summer of 2020, Metaltalk reviewed the debut album of Crown Lands, a rock duo from Canada. We spoke in praise of the riffs, both catchy and prog-tastic at times, the searing vocals and the passion for speaking out about topics dear to their hearts. Crown Lands – …
Orobas - who release Resplendent Realms Of The Mahatala EP

Formed back in 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Blackened Death Metal outfit Orobas released their debut EP in 2016, the brutally excellent, Arise In Impurity, which, as a point of trivia, featured the ukulele in one of the tracks. They are influenced by the likes of Venom, Mayhem, Beherit and Behemoth, …
Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters

Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters will join Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons for their November tour. Peters was one of the hundreds who sent in audition tapes. “Joel stood out from the very start,” the band said. “Rehearsals have gone well, and we were extremely happy with Joel’s performance …
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Marillion have launched Lightsavers, a crowdfunded insurance initiative that solves the band’s inability to obtain pandemic insurance ahead of their UK tour. There is currently no commercial insurance available, and music industry calls for a Government supported insurance scheme fell on deaf ears. With £150,000 already spent on preparations for The …
Earl Slick

Earl Slick has announced a twelve date tour of the UK in November. The guitarist, who for decades worked with rock royalty, including David Bowie and John Lennon, released his recent album Fist Full Of Devils in July 2021. Fist Full of Devils is an eleven-track instrumental album, which properly …
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Greek Black Metal legends, Necromantia were formed in late 1989 by The Magus (bass/vocals) and Baron Blood (8-string bass). Their aim was to create original, powerful and innovatively diabolical music, replacing the usual 6-string guitars with 8-string bass. Necromantia – To The Depths We Descend (The Circle Music / Hell’s …
Judas Priest, Bloodstock 2021

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has updated fans on his health situation, following the rush to the hospital after the performance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky. “Today, just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all,” Richie says. Richie had ruptured his …
Dave Lee Roth - Eat 'em and smile

David Lee Roth, who will be 67 on 10 October 2021, has announced his retirement in a one-sided discussion with Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I am throwing in the shoes,” Roth told the Review in a phone call. “I’m retiring. This is the first and only official announcement. You’ve got the …
The Darkness

With a new album, Motorheart, set for 19 November 2021 via Cooking Vinyl, The Darkness will also tour the UK through November and December. Support comes from Steve Harris and his British Lions. The band have released the latest track from the new album. Jussy’s Girl oozes the ’80s riffs, which …
Mercutio, The Waterfront, Norwich. 27 September 2021

Mercutio continues their run of dates with an up-tempo, high energy and totally rousing set at The Waterfront in Norwich. Mercutio – The Waterfront 27 October 2021 Words and photography: Steve Ritchie With Antagonist, the stunning new album out, Mercutio has taken to the road in support of Inglorious in …