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Known as one of the greatest guitar players of the last four decades, George Lynch’s work in Dokken, Lynch Mob and The End Machine has captivated listeners around the world. The guitar legend spoke to MetalTalk’s Kahmel Farahani about The End Machine’s new album ‘Phase 2’, his approach to writing …
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Beast Mode recently release their superb album ‘Pound of Flesh’ and the Monster inspired Melodic Blackened Thrash Metal quartet from Athens, Georgia, certainly deserve to be better known. Hopefully this release will gain them a few more fans. The six track album contains two songs originally released as singles in 2018: The …
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When it comes to Black Metal the UK is very fortunate in the quality and quantity of bands, and undeniably up there with the best of them is Manchester’s Wode. Wode – Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin) Release Date: 2 April 2021  Words: Jools Green Wode are back, four …

The Wildhearts, Those Damn Crows, FM and Marco Mendoza lead the charge towards Monsterfest 2021. This years festival takes place at the Ironworks, Inverness, between 10-14 November 2021. The event continues to work with local businesses and education bodies such as Developing Young Workforce (DYW) to bring music industry figures …
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The second round of the UK Government culture recovery fund has today shared £261 million across 2,272 projects. The first round of awards, made last July, were focussed on survival while this round is geared towards reopening and recovery. Cambridge Junction, Londons Roundhouse and Electric Ballroom, Brightons Pheonix and Komedia …
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Jordan Red have released their fantastic new song ‘Freak Show’. The band, which feature Dan Leigh and Dan Baker, are a modern Hard Rock band with a fierce Punk edge.  With the current COVID-19 pandemic ripping the life out of live music as we knew it, Dan Leigh decided to perform …
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A quick recap of Liquid Tension Experiment’s history is required before we delve into this release. Liquid Tension Experiment came about back in 1997 when the then Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy was given carte blanche to assemble a Progressive Rock instrumental group. He approached his bandmate, guitarist John Petrucci, …
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Monster inspired Melodic Blackened Thrash Metal quartet Beast Mode, from Athens, Georgia, return with their follow up to 2016’s ‘Blood Moon’, the six track, twenty one minute thrasher ‘Pound of Flesh’. Beast Mode – Pound of Flesh (Independent release)  Release Date: 2 April 2021 Words: Jools Green ‘Pound Of Flesh’ opens …
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Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne and Party Cannon have been added to the Bloodstock bill for the 2021 festival. Set for 11-15 August 2021, Bloodstock are working hard to ensure that they are a bright light in Heavy Metals devastated festival landscape. The 2021 edition of the festival, …
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With Glastonbury cancelled for a second successive year, Emily Eavis has announced a global livestream from Worthy Farm set for Saturday, 22 May 2021. Emily Eavis told MetalTalk: “After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across …