Brian Boyle

WRITER
Brian has been MetaTalk's Irish representative since 2016. Growing up in Dublin, he has to thank his two older brothers for his love of classic rock, hard rock and Heavy Metal, as his house was littered with classic vinyl and cassettes.


Brian is a printed journalist and has also written for several online music publications. Away from music, he is a keen fly fisherman and Manchester United sufferer.

Brian has reviewed hundreds of albums for MetalTalk and covers our Irish gigs, which have included Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Ghost. He distributes and coordinates album reviews for our wonderful team of writers.

Brian Boyle / The Best Of Heavy Metal In 2023

Brian Boyle - My MetalTalk Year in Review: The Darkness, Iron Maiden, The Cult and Paul Rodgers Take Center Stage. Hopes for 2024? A new Iron Maiden live album..... Words: @brian_boyle_72 @thedarkness @ironmaiden @officialcult @paulrodgersofficial

The Darkness / Festive Frolics In Dublin Better Than Sex

Live Review: The Darkness Live in Dublin. 20 Years of Permission To Land. Better than sex? Brian Boyle was certainly in the mood for a cigarette and cuddle. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @thedarkness @3arenadublin

Greta Van Fleet / Astonishing Dublin Classic Rock Fairytale

Gig Review: The electrifying energy of Greta Van Fleet live at the 3Arena in Dublin. With a captivating performance, this Michigan-based band are here to stay. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @gretavanfleet @3arenadublin

The Cult Present Exhilarating Death Cult In Dublin

GiG Review: The Cult Presents Death Cult - An Exhilarating Evening Of Classic Gothic Rock. 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin - 7 November 2023. An evening that will live long in the memory. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @officialcult @3arenadublin

Lynch Mob / New Album Babylon A Thoroughbred Of Rock

The story behind Lynch Mob and their latest album, Babylon, as guitar legend George Lynch reflects on his musical journey and the bond created through music.Find out why this honest and thoroughbred rock album is a must-listen!Words: @brian_boyle_72 @georgelynchofficial @frontiersmusicsrl

Paul Rodgers / Vocally unrivalled, Midnight Rose Showcases Superior Style

The new album by rock legend Paul Rodgers - Midnight Rose. With his timeless vocals and captivating tracks like Coming Home and Living It Up, it's a must-listen

Vandenberg / Sin – Big Boisterous Hooks Turned Up To Twelve

Vandenberg - Sin: A Rock 'n' Roll Paradise with a New Line-up and Powerful Vocals. Sin is well worth losing weight in your wallet for. Turn it up to twelve.

Iron Maiden Go Back To The Future In Dublin

We worshipped at the altar of Iron Maiden with the masses at Dublin's 3Arena for a night of Heavy Metal with the Emperors of the genre. It's The Future Past Tour. Photo: @olgakuzmenko_photography Words: @brian_boyle_72 @ironmaiden @3arenadublin

Steve Lukather / Bridges an AOR Masterpiece and Tribute to Toto Legacy

Steve Lukather - Legendary musician's ninth studio effort, Bridges, bridges the gap between his solo music and Toto, featuring appearances from past Toto members and co-writing from Joseph Williams and David Paich. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @stevelukatherofficial @mascotlabelgroup

Tesla Rocks Full Throttle Live Album and announces more Las Vegas Residency dates

The raw energy of Tesla's Full Throttle Live album, recorded at the Sturgis Bike Rally. From classics to new tracks, this short but sweet album won't disappoint. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @teslaband

Brian Boyle

WRITER
Brian has been MetaTalk's Irish representative since 2016. Growing up in Dublin, he has to thank his two older brothers for his love of classic rock, hard rock and Heavy Metal, as his house was littered with classic vinyl and cassettes.


Brian is a printed journalist and has also written for several online music publications. Away from music, he is a keen fly fisherman and Manchester United sufferer.

Brian has reviewed hundreds of albums for MetalTalk and covers our Irish gigs, which have included Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Ghost. He distributes and coordinates album reviews for our wonderful team of writers.

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