Monty Sewell

SUB-EDITOR
Rock 'N’ Roll is dead? You’re having a laugh. For the last few years, Monty has spent her time researching, reviewing, writing and retorting on some of the industry’s finest.


From local gems to arena-sized extravaganzas, Monty has chatted with both big names and small. With a highlight year coming from her work at Download Festival 2023 and a continuous influx of raveningly good rock, Metal, blues music and beyond beckoning to be indulged into, her passion for the scene and writing emerges through MetalTalk.

Pride Rock Festival Is Back After Last Year’s Success

The festival launched last year and is back with a bang, showcasing some of the industry's most exciting Rock/Alternative talent. @priderockfestival @white_lighting_pr @brightonprideofficial

Download Festival: One Month To Go

DLXXI has unleashed its 'Beyond The Bands' offerings, giving Download-goers an even more exciting experience onsite. @downloadfest @liquiddeath @montynsewell @andyshaw16

The Middlenight Men Dominate With Rock ‘N’ Roll Extravaganza

The Underworld did not know what was coming as this eight-piece experience stormed the stage with an unprecedented amount of feel-good rock-out fun. @rdh.photography @montynsewell @themiddlenightmen

Download XXI / 45 Days To Go

With the festival fast approaching, we take a look at the already-released acts to play this year's three-day heavy music event. @downloadfest @liquiddeath

Gypsy’s Kiss / Fifty Years On They Are Back

A sold-out show beckoned at the infamous Cart & Horses. Gypsy's Kiss had returned, and what a show it would be. @gypsyskissband @rock_pixs @montynsewell

Hellfest / ‘If No One Else Will Do It, I Will’

Nabila Slama, creator of No Sleep Till Hellfest and pioneer of the unsigned, grassroots industry talks to MetalTalk about opening up the industry to unseen talent. @montyrockssewell @nosleeptillhellfest.official @hellfestopenair @rock_pixs @rdh.photography

No Sleep Till Hellfest: The Final Night of The Heats

It was the final night of the initial stages, and the air was hot with impending exhilaration. The road to success was just around the corner. @montyrockssewell @rdh.photography @manicaggression0114 @be_nice_band @barriershardcore @officialdeadair @regretsisaband

No Sleep Till Hellfest: Night Two Kicks Up A Metal Storm

Night two of the competition and the wild hunger pouring out from these musicians had no signs of slowing down. It was a show of top-class bands on the cusp of an industry takeover. @montyrockssewell @_tony.visual_ @pest.band @thisdyinghour @fantazmazband @hellcanwaithc

No Sleep Till Hellfest: The Battle Commences

No Sleep Till Hellfest, the brainchild of Hellfest Project Manager Nabila Slama, came to Camden Town on an engagingly hardcore night of metal mayhem. @nosleeptillhellfest.official @hellfestopenair @topleftclub @phatproblem @yurmum_official @ownyourlife6 @brokenjawuk @montyrockssewell

Cart & Horses / Heavy Metal Fury With Tank And Leader Of Down

Gig Review: Tank - Leader of Down - Cart & Horses, Stratford - 20 March 2024. Tank and Leader Of Down Electrify Cart & Horses in a Night of Heavy Metal Majesty. Words: @montyrockssewell Photography: @rock_pixs @tank.officialband @leaderofdown @cartandhorseslondon

Monty Sewell

SUB-EDITOR
Rock 'N’ Roll is dead? You’re having a laugh. For the last few years, Monty has spent her time researching, reviewing, writing and retorting on some of the industry’s finest.


From local gems to arena-sized extravaganzas, Monty has chatted with both big names and small. With a highlight year coming from her work at Download Festival 2023 and a continuous influx of raveningly good rock, Metal, blues music and beyond beckoning to be indulged into, her passion for the scene and writing emerges through MetalTalk.

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