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Richie Faulkner, Judas Priest

The new line-up of Judas Priest with Richie Faulkner on guitar performed for the first time on Wednesday’s (25 May 2011) American Idol finale. They hit the stage with James Durbin, the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California, who was eliminated from American Idol earlier in the month but who …
From Iraq, Dark Phantom

So, it’s 2007 and cousins Murad and Rebeen get together with a couple of friends from college and start a band, firstly playing thrash/death covers before beginning to write their own material. “As enough of times passed, As our efforts turned into musical words, As phantoms breed talent and vital, …
Exile, Jordan's Old School Thrash Band

Hailing from Amman, Jordan, thrashers Exile are one of the rising stars of Middle-Eastern Metal. Formed in 2008 by guitarist Nader and bassist Hassan, they were joined by drummer Tayyem and produced a well received demo, ‘Dead Thrashers Rising’, which was followed up in 2012 with ‘Suspended Society’. Hassan soon …
Syrian band Anarchadia

First I’d like to thank you MetalTalk.net for this awesome spot you provided us here. We truly appreciate your support. I am Nour (closest to right of picture) and I am the front man of the band Anarchadia from Syria, yes Syria – bloody Syria. And this is the first …
Syrian band Anarchadia

Those who are familiar with keeping their eyes on the thrashiest prize will no doubt be familiar with the excellence being created and re-crafted by our Middle Eastern Metal brothers and sisters. Keeping true to the original sound outlined by the founders of thrash but adding the personal touches and …
evin Townsend Project: Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London

Devin Townsend is no stranger to performing his albums in their entirety. He did a four night residency at the University Of London Union in November 2011 performing the DTP’s first four albums and performed the entire ‘Z2’ album at a spectacular concert at The Royal Albert Hall in April …
Rockin' The Blues: The Garage, Highbury, London

“We all started in a garage and we all sucked,” said Gary Hoey during the opening set of Rockin’ The Blues, a showcase of some of the best talent on the Provogue label, gratifyingly including a UK date. Well they are still in a Garage tonight [17 March], and they …
Photo of Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrine: The Garage, Glasgow

1988 was a good year in the world of rock and Metal – AC/DC were trying to blow up your video, Motörhead had no sleep at all, Megadeth were looking so far, so good in their career and then there was Slayer who were to be found somewhere south of …

This special sold out event was organised as a farewell party for original Iron Maiden singer Paul Mario Day, at the conclusion of what may be his final visit to the UK having emigrated to Australia in 1986. It developed into a full blown celebration of the very early years …
Image of Wacken 2018 festival poster

2018 saw the first ever Wacken that we can think of which didn’t see a single drop of rain. The sun was turned up to eleven the whole weekend. Words: Nikki Rohlfing Pictures: Wacken.TV, with thanks to Liz Medhurst and Kahmel Farahani This wasn’t going to stop Heavy Metal though, …