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Bloodstock 2021 Poster

Bloodstock 2021 have added nineteen bands to this years bill, with Evil Scarecrow set to headline the Sophie stage on Sunday evening. The band said: “So, we haven’t played as a band for a year. Not even a practice! We closed and abandoned our rehearsal room. Our van is gathering …
Form Tokyo, Survive

To celebrate signing with Split Screen Management, Tokyo “Samurais From Hell” Survive will stream a newly recorded concert ‘Live At Death Valley’ on 12 June 2021. Rather than a “live” stream, the performance will be pre-recorded, edited and produced. With recording currently underway, vocalist/guitarist Nemo told MetalTalk: “In the current …
Photo of Robin McAuley

He may not be mentioned in the same conversation as your Robert Plant’s, Ian Gillan’s, or Paul Rodger’s of this world, but to many Robin McAuley will always be classed as Rock royalty. And for a bit of irony, he was born 28 miles north of Dublin in Meath, known …
From Iraq, Dark Phantom

So, it’s 2007 and cousins Murad and Rebeen get together with a couple of friends from college and start a band, firstly playing thrash/death covers before beginning to write their own material. “As enough of times passed, As our efforts turned into musical words, As phantoms breed talent and vital, …
Exile, Jordan's Old School Thrash Band

Hailing from Amman, Jordan, thrashers Exile are one of the rising stars of Middle-Eastern Metal. Formed in 2008 by guitarist Nader and bassist Hassan, they were joined by drummer Tayyem and produced a well received demo, ‘Dead Thrashers Rising’, which was followed up in 2012 with ‘Suspended Society’. Hassan soon …
Syrian band Anarchadia

First I’d like to thank you MetalTalk.net for this awesome spot you provided us here. We truly appreciate your support. I am Nour (closest to right of picture) and I am the front man of the band Anarchadia from Syria, yes Syria – bloody Syria. And this is the first …
Syrian band Anarchadia

Those who are familiar with keeping their eyes on the thrashiest prize will no doubt be familiar with the excellence being created and re-crafted by our Middle Eastern Metal brothers and sisters. Keeping true to the original sound outlined by the founders of thrash but adding the personal touches and …
Photo of the band Pantheon

After the massive success of their CD version of ‘Age of Wolves’ last July, which has all but sold out, Arkansas’ ‘Pantheon’ return with the vinyl edition of the album, which comes with two bonus tracks. Pantheon – Age of Wolves Release Date: Out Now (Vinyl 27 May) Words: Jools …
MetalTalk magazine issue 1 May 2021

MetalTalk Issue No.1 is now available. We’ve packed it to the rafters with interviews, features and reviews from a wide mix of bands and artists, old and new, across the Rock and Metal spectrum!  Featuring interviews with Doogie White, Alex Webster, Tom Englund, The Treatment and more, we also have reviews …
Gojira

When you think of the band Gojira, two words spring to mind: longevity and groove. When you have been around for as long as the most part of three decades and you rack up seven studio albums, several worldwide tours, international appearances and a copious number of awards including two …