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.

The Atlantic Years / Ratt – Great Musicians With Bloody Great Songs

RATT - The Atlantic Years proves that despite the sneering and snobbery towards their sometimes alarming appearance, they were great musicians with bloody great songs, and their music has stood the test of time. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @bmguk @bmg_us @ratt

Revolution Saints / Eagle Flight a high-octane melodic rock treat

Revolution Saints soar new heights in Eagle Flight. Powerhouse vocals & high-octane melodies. Join Deen Castronovo, Joel Hoekstra & Jeff Pilson for an AOR treat. Out Now! Words: @brian_boyle_72 @revolutionsaintsofficial @deenjcastronovo @therealjeffpilson @joelhoekstra13 @frontiersmusicsrl

Mike Tramp Breathes New Life into White Lion’s Classics with Reimagined Album

Discover how Mike Tramp gives a new lease of life to classic White Lion songs. White Lion novice? Then this could be the best rock album you'll hear all year. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @frontiersmusicsrl @miketrampofficial

The Answer / Sundowners is a tour de force return

The Answer - Sundowners (Golden Robot Records). Back with album number seven, Sundowners, the County Down boys have that Celtic fire burning brightly again. Words: @ brian_boyle_72 @theanswerrock @goldenrobotrecords

Sweet Savage hold the Dublin masses captive

Sweet Savage - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin - 3 March 2023. A high-octane workout from Sweet Savage, who looked like they could have gone for another hour. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @3olympiatheatre @sweetsavage1979

A Saxon Invasion as British Heavy Metal Legends conquer Dublin

Gig review - Saxon - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin - 3 March 2023. Classic Heavy Metal at its very best. Young bucks take note, this is how you do it. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @saxon.official @3olympiatheatre

Crücial Crüe / Mötley Crüe, key holders to the greatest madhouse in rock ‘n’ roll

Mötley Crüe - Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 (BMG). Sixx, Lee, Neil and Mars were the key holders to the greatest madhouse in rock n roll. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @motleycrue Photo: Dustin Jack

Dokken / The Elektra Years a wonderful tribute to their role in ’80s rock

Dokken - The Elektra Albums 1983-1987 (BMG). Their contribution to the memorable period in rock music of the '80s should never be overlooked. A fitting tribute.

Saturday night’s alright for rock ‘n’ roll with The Dead Daisies in Dublin

The Dead Daisies - Graham Bonnet Band - The Academy, Dublin - 10 December 2022. The Dead Daisies are a relentless ball of energy who continues to inject new life into rock music. Long may they bloom. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @thedeaddaisies @grahambonnetofficial @academydublin

Iron Maiden / The heavyweight versus featherweight battle in The Number Of The Beast

On the 22 March 1982, Iron Maiden rewrote the Heavy Metal rulebook with the release of their iconic album The Number Of The Beast. Today the 40 Anniversary Edition is released

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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