Mark Rotherham

WRITER
Mark Rotherham has been writing for MetalTalk since 2020. His day job is as a nurse, but he loves reviewing great music for MetalTalk and occasionally interviewing amazing musicians. In his spare time, he also writes books.


A published author, Mark has written a trilogy about a fictional Heavy Metal band called Cold Steel under the pen name Rick Brindle.

Anette Olzon / Rapture, A Symphony Of Passion, Oozing Quality

Album Review: Anette Olzon - Rapture. The album blends Symphonic Metal with fresh melodies and deep lyrics, showcasing her unique talent that oozes quality. Words: Mark Rotherham @anetteolzon_official @frontiersmusicsrl

Rick Brindle / My Love Of Heavy Metal, The Inspiration For Cold Steel

Explore the Rick Brindles journey of falling in love with Heavy Metal, from childhood heroes to creating a legendary Heavy Metal band in thrilling fiction.

Doro Pesch Planned To Sing With Ronnie James Dio

Interview: Doro Pesch: The Enduring Power of Metal. From debut to latest album, Conqueress, Doro continues to defy expectations and unite Metal fans worldwide. Cover Photo: @aggieanthimidou Interview: Mark Rotherham @dorometalqueen

Doro Tells MetalTalk “I’m So Proud Of Conqueress”

Legendary German singer Doro Pesch talks about her latest album Conqueress - Forever Strong and Proud, featuring duets with Rob Halford and German band Broilers. Interview: Mark Rotherham @dorometalqueen @nuclearblastrecords

Doro Pesch Returns With Another Defiant And Powerful Metal Album

Doro Pesch - Conqueress - Forever Strong and Proud. Album Review. A Defiant Message of Unity and Classic Metal Power. It still feels new. It still sounds fresh. Words: Mark Rotherham @dorometalqueen @robhalfordlegacy

Dead Man’s Whiskey / Monumental Metal As We Always Want It To Be

Dead Man's Whiskey: In The Storm - A Heavy Metal Album with Arena-Sized Ambition. This is monumental Metal as we always want it to be. Simply amazing. Words: Mark Rotherham @deadmanswhiskey

Paul Gilbert Shreds Dio Covers with Epic Guitar Riffs: a Must-listen for Metal Fans

Paul Gilbert shreds his way through Ronnie James Dio covers with impressive instrumentals that pay homage to the late great singer. Read our review now. @paulgilbert_official @mascotlabelgroup @_ronniejamesdio

Get Ready To Screem as Lordi Unleashes Their Latest Audio Assault

Experience Lordi's latest Metal masterpiece, Screem Writers Guild. With eerie intros and blood-soaked lyrics, it's a monster-clad ride into their dark world. @lordiofficial @atomicfirerecords

Royal Autumn / Debut album delivered with the panache of ten-year veterans

Royal Autumn - Life Is Strangely Accidental - A slick piece that's largely in the heavier part of accessible radio rock. @royalautumnband

Suzi Quatro / ‘I can’t say I’ve never done a room wreck’

The self-titled Queen of Rock and Roll, Suzi Quatro, has just returned to the UK from her Australian tour, but she still made the time for a chat with MetalTalk. @suziquatroreal

Mark Rotherham

WRITER
Mark Rotherham has been writing for MetalTalk since 2020. His day job is as a nurse, but he loves reviewing great music for MetalTalk and occasionally interviewing amazing musicians. In his spare time, he also writes books.


A published author, Mark has written a trilogy about a fictional Heavy Metal band called Cold Steel under the pen name Rick Brindle.

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