Steve Ritchie

EDITOR
Steve Ritchie is the editor of MetalTalk, Europe's leading independent Heavy Metal news publication. He has been instrumental in shaping the publication's style and presentation in recent years, focusing on quality journalism without resorting to clickbait.


Under his leadership, MetalTalk has covered numerous live events and conducted high-profile interviews with bands like Halestorm, Alter Bridge, and The Darkness.

Professionally, Steve is a tech geek, but he loves music, especially live music. If he is not playing, then watching with his camera is an acceptable alternative. Steve uses Fuji X system cameras.

Steve has contributed to many gig reviews and interviews. His editorial work and his team have helped MetalTalk become a respected source in the Metal Music scene​.
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Competition / Join Hillbilly Vegas On Long Way Back UK Tour

Hillbilly Vegas return on Long Way Back tour this July, a bright escape from election gloom. Enter our competition to win tickets and meet-and-greet passes. Interview: @rock_pixs @hillbillyvegas @conquest_music_ltd

DeVere To Ignite London’s Lower Third With Download Festival Fervor

DeVere rides the wave of their explosive performance at Download Festival 2024 into London’s The Lower Third on June 27. Don't miss the chance to see one of metal's most exciting new bands live in action. Words: @rock_pix Photography: @rdh.photography @devererocks @lowerthirdsoho @montyrocks_
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Grand Slam / The Impressive Success Of Wheel Of Fortune

MTTV: Interview - Laurence Archer. With the success of Wheel Of Fortune and over 142k views of Come Together (In Harlem), we look back at Grand Slam Week. Cover Photo: @rock_pixs Words: @pmonkhouse1 @grandslamrocks @silver.lining.music

Introducing Electric Temple / Tony Childs Rock Revival Debuts With Big Black Hole

Introducing - Electric Temple and their debut single, Big Black Hole. Tony Childs and his rock luminaries deliver a powerful old-school Metal experience. Words: @rock_pixs @electrictemplemusic

Black Sabbath / The Unheralded Triumph Of The Tony Martin Era

Discover the Tony Martin era of Black Sabbath with the Anno Domini 1989-1995 box set. Relive the legacy of albums like Headless Cross and Tyr.

Lodestar / Zonen Marks A Powerful Comeback After 27 Years

After a 27-year hiatus, Lodestar makes a stunning return with Zonen, a fusion of heavy riffs and eclectic sounds. Discover the resurgence of a band redefining their legacy. Interview: @rock_pixs lodestartheband

The Electrifying Miguel Montalban & The Southern Vultures In Putney

Gig Review: Miguel Montalban & The Southern Vultures - Half Moon, Putney - 4 April 2024. Band and crowd connect as only an exceptional music can achieve. Words: @rock_pixs Photography: @rdh.photography @miguelmontalbanmusic @halfmoonputney

Marillion / Fugazi 40 Years And Half A Million Pounds Later

Discover the story behind Marillion's sophomore album Fugazi and how it became the definition of the difficult second album. Read on for more details. Words: @rock_pixs

The End Machine / The Quantum Phase Is Just Remarkable

Album Review: The End Machine - The Quantum Phase (Frontiers Music Srl). Interview with Jeff Pilson on a album that is remarkable. Album of the year listmaking. Interview: @rock_pixs @theendmachine @jeffpilsonmusic @georgelynchofficial @girishpradhanofficial @browncounts24

META / Facebook, The Copyright Cowboys Of A New Wild West

The complexities of copyright law in journalism and photography as Facebook allows copyright images. How AI and algorithms are impacting creatives in the industry. Words: @rock_pixs PHOTO: @robert_sutton_photography @motleycrue

Steve Ritchie

EDITOR
Steve Ritchie is the editor of MetalTalk, Europe's leading independent Heavy Metal news publication. He has been instrumental in shaping the publication's style and presentation in recent years, focusing on quality journalism without resorting to clickbait.


Under his leadership, MetalTalk has covered numerous live events and conducted high-profile interviews with bands like Halestorm, Alter Bridge, and The Darkness.

Professionally, Steve is a tech geek, but he loves music, especially live music. If he is not playing, then watching with his camera is an acceptable alternative. Steve uses Fuji X system cameras.

Steve has contributed to many gig reviews and interviews. His editorial work and his team have helped MetalTalk become a respected source in the Metal Music scene​.

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