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Photo of the prog rock icon Fish

Fish has announced that his mainland European tour has been cancelled, with just six remaining UK dates left which are scheduled for November 2021.  A statement released by A.S.S. concerts and promotions in Germany reads: “On account of the ongoing pandemic and the complete uncertainty as of when we are …
Poster for Joe Bonamassa will perform at Austin City Limits Live

Joe Bonamassa is to perform a live set from Austin City Limits Live 1 April 2021, with the show available for one month on demand. Bonamassa will be joined by drummer Anton Fig [Saturday Night Live] and legendary bass player Steve Mackey and the show will raise funds for Bonamassa’s …
Rockin' The Blues: The Garage, Highbury, London

“We all started in a garage and we all sucked,” said Gary Hoey during the opening set of Rockin’ The Blues, a showcase of some of the best talent on the Provogue label, gratifyingly including a UK date. Well they are still in a Garage tonight [17 March], and they …
Cover of Bluemantle, by Karen Langston

Heavy Metal fan Karen Langston will release her debut book ‘Bluemantle’ 28 March. It is a tale of a dystopian future, where Live music is deemed a threat to order and is forbidden by law. Karen told MetalTalk: “I saw my two favourite bands, Haken and Caligula’s Horse, perform live …
Photo of Ellefson-Soto

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Sons of Apollo vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have recently been working on new music and have today released the first song ‘Swords & Tequila’, a reworking of the track originally featured on the ’81 Riot album ‘Fire Down Under’. David Ellefson told MetalTalk: “Jeff and …
Jeff Plate, drummer of Alta Reign

Best known as skinsman for Trans Siberian Orchestra, Savatage and Metal Church, Jeff Plate has carved a name for himself as one of the best, hardest hitting and most versatile drummers on the scene. With his new project Alta Reign, they have just released the superb album ‘Mother’s Day’, which …
Photo of the band Feculent

‘The Grotesque Arena’, is the debut offering from Australian Metal extremists Feculent, who feature current members of Shackles, Snorlax, Resin Tomb, Descent, Siberian Hell Sounds and Idle Ruin. It is not a listen for the faint of heart or the frail of stomach…..I am delighted to say. Feculent – The …
Photo of Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend wanted to do something a bit different with the ‘Empath’ touring cycle and broke it into three separate entities. This solo acoustic tour was Volume 1 of the cycle. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full cycle was not completed. Devin Townsend – Devolution Series #1, Acoustically Inclined, Live …
Photo of the band Batushka

Since the BIG Batushka split, this particular branch, Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s ‘Batushka’, have been very industrious in the studio delivering works at regular intervals. With ‘Hospodi’ in July 2019 and the ‘Raskol’ EP in August 2021. Now they are back with a new concept mini-album, ‘Царю Небесный’ (‘Carju Niebiesnyj’ / ‘Heavenly …
Cover of Shiny Daggers - Devil Inside

“Blistering skies above the majestic landscapes in a cloud of misty woods, Shiny Daggers enter the unholy world of Nordic Metal. Fire souls, darkness unite, as the devil inside unlocks lurking spirits in a fascination of sexual lust and strangulation.” Shiny Daggers – Devil Inside (EP, Emanzipation Productions) Release date: …