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Cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd Live At Knebworth '76

On the 21st of August 1976, Knebworth House, in the Southern County of Hertfordshire, hosted one of the most famous Classic Rock performances of the last fifty years. And no, it was not by headliners and the biggest band on the planet The Rolling Stones. It was Florida’s Lynyrd Skynyrd …
Photo of Ward XVI

We all secretly like something that scares us a little, that little frisson of goose-bumping, sweat inducing fear that makes our hearts beat a little faster and makes us feel alive. There a very few bands on the planet who understand that as well as Ward XVI, the North West …
Photo from Anneke van Giersbergen Album release show

Dutch national institution Anneke van Giersbergen released her latest solo album ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ on 26th February this year. MetalTalk’s review can be read here. Of course Covid means that like the rest of the music world, the mercurial Ms van Giersbergen can not pack her suitcase …
Photo of Lovebites

Lovebites will release their exciting new EP ‘Glory, Glory, To The World’ on CD and Vinyl in the UK on 28 May 2021, via JPU records. The EP was earlier released digitally worldwide, charting in Metal lists around the world, including all five tracks taking the top five positions of iTunes …
Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, The Royal Albert hall has been described as a the "Holy Grail" for musicians and over time has featured many famous Heavy Metal gigs such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath.

Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, The Royal Albert hall has been described as a the “Holy Grail” for musicians and over time has featured many famous Heavy Metal gigs such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath. Originally intended to be called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, …
Volbeat vinyl selection for The Strength/The Sound/The Songs

Danish Rockabilly Metallers Volbeat celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album ‘The Strength/The Sound/The Songs’ and have reissued it on limited edition coloured vinyls. MetalTalk decided to give the album a reappraisal. Volbeat – The Strength/The Sound/The Songs (Mascot Records) Release Date: 26 march 2021 Words: Robert Adams Every …
Guitarists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen

It is fair to assume that Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen are not setting out for world domination with their new collaboration. So with a probable carefree attitude, where better to record their debut album than smack bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on one of the paradisiac …
Photo Of Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish has moved her UK tour to early 2022, with three new dates added including the fabulous KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton.  Samantha told MetalTalk: “It was strange (and ambitious) announcing a tour because we were all locked down fighting this virus. We are still fighting! “We have had …
Photo of Liquid Tension Experiment

Liquid Tension Experiment, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), will now release their long awaited album ‘LTE3’ on 16 April. However, they have released the third single and opening track ‘Hypersonic’, …
Photo of the band Cambion

International Blackened Death Metal project Cambion were inspired by the likes of early Slayer and early millennium evil Death Metal, such as Krisiun, Angelcorpse, Hate Eternal and Ophiolatry. They were created with the aim of delivering speed-obsessed blasphemous Death Metal in 2013 by Thorben Rathje and Rich Osmond, dropping their …