Author Archive

MetalTalk

Fish. O2 Academy, Glasgow. 14 November 2021

Fish may be a grizzled rock veteran, but he’s probably never had a gig quite like this one. Walking out onto Glasgow’s O2 Academy stage to start his first show since 13 March 2020, he opens his arms in a welcoming salute, and the genuine and heartfelt roar that greets …
Dead Daisies, Shepherd's Bush Empire

Always a stellar outfit, the addition of Glenn Hughes replacing the departing Jon Corabi and Marco Mendoza was set to take The Dead Daisies to another level entirely, and so it’s proved, new album Holy Ground being a stone-cold classic. Whilst studio work is one thing, the big question was …
Mike Ross band, The Grace

Matt Pearce and The Mutiny and The Mike Ross Band played a double headline show at The Grace, upstairs at The Garage in Highbury on 9 November 2021. Words: Kahmel Farahani Photography: Tracey McBride and Al Stuart “We all need live music,” Matt Pearce had said. “We need to play it, and …
Photo of Gypsy's Kiss

Rock fans and Iron Maiden connoisseurs are in for a treat this weekend as Gypsy’s Kiss, Buffalo Fish, and UK tribute act Ironed Maiden are teaming up as part of the Maiden Prequel Tour to perform live in London at the Hammersmith Club on Saturday 20 November 2021. Cancellation 16 …
Bullet For My Valentine.

“It has been a long time coming”, the words of Matt Tuck when he takes to the stage. Today is an extra special day for Bullet for My Valentine. Not only is it the London date of the tour, but today is also the release of their self-titled seventh studio album. In …
Photo of Black Metal band Astrophobos - Corpu

Swedish Black Metal Band Astrophobos are back with their third full-length studio album Corpus, which goes beyond the idea of just being an album. This time they have created a “cross-disciplinary collaboration spanning several years where sculpture, photography and music intermingle to explore themes of impermanence, death and decay.” Astrophobos …
Photo fo the band ASIA

Asia will release the ten CD boxset, The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1, through BMG records on 26 November 2021. The version of Heat Of The Moment, which was recorded live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA on 3 May 1982, has been shared ahead of this. This was …
Photo of The Treatment

The Treatment have announced a headline UK tour for April/May 2022. The Devil In The Detail UK Tour will see The Treatment supported by Piston and South Of Salem. The Treatment, who embarked in 2012 on a trek across the States opening for KISS and Mötley Crüe, released their fifth …
The Wildhearts

A year later than planned due to the global pandemic, Monsterfest 2021 begins today, 10 November. The Scottish festival, now in its third year, has grown from a rock weekender to a collection of events throughout the city of Inverness during the second week in November. Welsh Rock band Those …
Photo of the band Slade

Slade will reissue their fifth studio album Slade In Flame, on limited edition red and yellow splatter vinyl on 26 November 2021. Originally released on 29 November 1974, the album was the soundtrack to the film Slade In Flame, which was described as the “Citizen Kane of rock musicals” by …