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Photo of the band Grand Slam

The light of Phil Lynott’s post Thin Lizzy band Grand Slam shone brightly, but briefly, during the mid 80’s and appeared to be firmly extinguished with Phil’s untimely death in 1986. However, Laurence Archer, who wrote and performed with Lynott and Grand Slam, rebuilt the machine and the bands debut album …
Photo of Enter The Ghost: Mercury Shakespeare Company

The latest production from this burgeoning company is a bard-to-the-bone, full metal hamlet with tats, biker boots, wanton violence, sword-play and fierce language scorching the air. Disturbing and exhilarating in equal measure, Hamlet may be the longest of Shakespeare’s works, but this vibrant interpretation cleverly distills the action into three …
Photo of These Wicked Rivers who have released the album Eden today

I first came across These Wicked Rivers eighteen months ago whilst covering a New Wave Of Classic Rock weekender at The New Cross Inn in London for MetalTalk, when quite frankly, they blew me away. Two impressive EP’s have paved the way for today’s release of their debut album, so …
Cover of the book It Takes Blood and Guts by Skin

Skin, the iconic lead singer of Skunk Anansie, launches her book ‘It Takes Blood And Guts’ 24 September 2020. Co-written with Lucy O’Brien, the book details how Skin, a working class girl, used her vision to fight poverty and prejudice to become one of the most influential women in British …
Photo of the German band Long Distance Calling

German Progressive Rock band Long Distance Calling have released a short film based around the new track ‘Voices’, taken from their upcoming new album ‘How Do We Want To Live?’. The new album is out this 26 June 2020. The film is a chilling and challenging piece which explores the …

Reach, the power trio featuring Ludvig Turner, Marcus Johansson and Soufian Ma´Aoui, have today released a new single ‘The Law’, a song about the evil machinery of mankind. Speaking with MetalTalk, Ludvig Turner, the singer, guitar player and songwriter of the band said: “The title of this song states the …
Photo of the band Sodomisery

Swedish Blackened Death Metallers Sodomisery originally started as Harris Sopovic’s studio project back in 2015. His aim was to create “the perfect blend between Death and Black Metal with a fresh sound”. Words: Jools Green They released a self-titled EP released back in 2017, of which I felt fortunate to …
Heretic Fest poster for 2021

Heretic Fest have issued an update on their plans for 2021 as, naturally, this years festival can no longer go ahead. Heretic Fest organiser Hannah Mae Fellows told MetalTalk: “This perhaps isn’t the news we wanted to hear, but the news a lot will have expected. It is with a …
Photo of the band Brother Firetribe

Car enthusiasts will spot the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in the video from the new single ‘Night Drive’, from Brother Firetribe. The song is taken from the album ‘Feel The Burn’, which is to be released 18 September. Pekka Heino told MetalTalk: “’Night Drive’ has a certain kind of vibe that …
Photo of Chasing Ghosts taken from the video for 'Bring Me Suffering'

Milton Keynes Heavy Metal band Chasing Ghosts have announced that the EP ‘Bring Me Suffering’ will be released 12 June and ahead of this, this morning the band have shared the video for the title track. The track ‘Bring Me Suffering’ is an brooding, atmospheric, epic track and also features …