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Album cover 'T.U.R.I.N' from This Is Turin

UK Technical Blackened Death Metal brutalists This Is Turin return with another face searing EP, ‘T.U.R.I.N.’. The EP contains just three tracks encompassing a mere thirteen minutes, but it is such a dense and intense slice of technical excellence, that it feels a whole lot longer. This is Turin – …
Photo of Ghosts O fSunset

As much as I love great concept albums like Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, Iron Maiden’s ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’, Quennsryche’s ‘Operation Mindcrime’ and ‘W.A.S.P.’s’ The Crimson Idol’, I really could not give two hoots what the subject matter is. And what is more, I do not care if …
Photo of Joel Hoekstra

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 will appear on an episode of MetalTalk TV later this week. Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Running Games (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) Release Date: 12 February …
Logo of Delain, from The netherlands

Martijn Westerholt has today issued a statement stating that Delain, as a band, have parted ways and that he plans to move forward by writing new Delain material, releasing the “music with special guests.” The statement reads: “For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to …
Photo of Russian Metal band Edoma

It is rare that any Russian Metal crosses my path, so when a band that sounds as good as St. Petersburg’s Black/Death Metal quartet Edoma comes to my attention, I have twice as many reasons to be excited. Edoma – Immemorial Existence (Petrichor) Release Date: 19 February 2021 Words: Jools …
Photo of Rock legend Suzi Quatro

With Suzi Quatro set to release her latest album ‘The Devil In Me’ 26 March, MetalTalk spoke with the iconic musician. In Part Two of the interview, Suzi spoke about shooting Alice Cooper, her QSP collaboration and how her philosophical side influences the lyrics of her music. You can read …
Photo of Brian May, from Queen and Arielle

American singer/songwriter Arielle has today released the new single ‘Peace Of Mind’, taken from her album ‘Analog Girl In A Digital World’, which is due for release 7 May 2021. Recorded in Nashville and Austin, Texas, the songs on ‘Analog Girl In A Digital World’ were recorded in one take, with …
Cover of the Suzi Quatro album 'The Devil In Me'

By my reckoning, this is Suzi’s eighteenth studio album and her belief in this one is such that, even before its official release on 26 March, she has told MetalTalk that this one is her best yet. Suzi Quatro – The Devil in Me (SPV/Steamhammer) Release Date: 26 March 2021 …
Black Sabbath Press Shot. Photo: Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive

After recording three pioneering Heavy Metal albums in England, Black Sabbath moved across the pond in spring 1972, renting a Bel-Air mansion to work on album number four. Black Sabbath – Vol.4 Super Deluxe (BMG) Release Date: 12 February 2021 Words: Steve Ritchie Competition: MetalTalk have one Black Sabbath Vol.4 …
Cover of Mammoth WVH album

The self-titled album from Mammoth WVH  will be released 11 June 2021, via EX1 Records/Explorer1 Music Group.  Wolfgang Van Halen said that the current single ‘Distance’, which was written as a tribute to his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, was not intended for the album, but due to the …