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Some things will never die and will last forever. The lover of life’s not a sinner. The ending is just a beginner. The closer you get to the meaning. The sooner you’ll know that you’re dreaming. Seven. It would be easy to select seventy great Ronnie James Dio tracks. Well …

This is MetalTalk.net’s 666th news item and just by pure coincidence, it’s Iron Maiden. Well it had to be really, didn’t it. On Friday 13th as well… CBC News are reporting that Iceland Express will be running an air service to Winnipeg in June and that Bruce Dickinson will be …

A new video interview has been posted online with Amon Amarth guitarist Olavi Mikkonen by Blank TV. Check it out for some brutal Norse discourse and learn the secrets of Amon Amarth as Blank TV rap with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen about their Surtur Rising tour, the 70,000 Tons of Metal …

Huge news has rocked the Metal world recently as KK Downing, half of Judas Priest’s legendary twin-guitar attack, has announced his retirement! The underlying reasons are not clear, but KK refers to an ongoing breakdown with band members and management in his official press release. With a World Tour booked …

Yes, that’s right. MetalTalk.net is the only Metal website to send a journalist to Japan in the wake of the Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear disaster to report on how the rock scene has been affected. Am I absolutely insane to come out here? Yes, quite possibly. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not …
Photo of Iron Maiden fans in Brazil

Sunday, March 27th, the day I and another 12,999 people had been waiting for had finally arrived. I’d been anxiously waiting for this day for the past month or so, watching all videos from the current tour on YouTube, sharing them on Facebook as well as bombing my friend’s wall …

Sue Lewis of Rock Chick Promotions of London has very sadly passed away. Sue was Advertising Manager/PA to Int Director/Office Manager for Metal Hammer from 1986 to 1990 and was an iconic figure on London’s live music circuit via her excellent work with Rock Chick Promotions. Sue’s partner at Rock …

Sammy Hagar has given one of his most revealing interviews ever to Eric Spitznagel of MTV. In it, he tells of Van Halen’s hedonistic lifestyle on the road and gives plenty of detail on the sex and drug taking that the band enjoyed at the height of their fame. Sammy’s …

Paul Stenning is an author. He has also written for Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer. He hates most modern rock and metal and thinks it was all better between about 1975 and 1999. The millennium killed most good metal. ************************ This week I received an email from Argentina. It …

More. No – EXMORE! Dutch Michaels investigates another NWOBHM sighting… If you’re a MORE fan Then EXMORE is the ultimate band formed from previous MORE members and guest guitarists. The NWOBHM band is back and the line-up is:- Andy J. Burton (drums) joined MORE 1980 (now with ‘Midnight Sun’), Baz …