Interviews

Photo of the band Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters have today released the new track Horizon’s Eye, taken from their next album, Shadow Of A Fallen Star Part 1, which will be released 22 October 2021. The album is a follow up to The Cauldron And The Cross, which was released in 2018. The album is a …
Photo of Marcela Bovio

Mexican singer Marcela Bovio has been a well-known talent in the Metal scene for some time now through her work with Stream Of Passion, Ayreon, Mayan and many others.  Following the release of solo material, there was an enforced lull in her career when the celebrated singer revealed she had …
Photo of the band Blind River

Blind River and King Creature have joined forces for a UK tour starting this May, which marks one of the first sets of gigs post Covid-19 lockdown and is a marker for everyones wish of a return to normality. The Guildford five piece Blind River released their excellent album ‘Made …
Alex Webster, Cannibal Corpse

Since the release of their 1990 debut album ‘Eaten Back To Life’, Cannibal Corpse have been at the forefront of Death Metal and have become the best selling Death Metal band of all time. On 16 April 16, the band will release their fifteenth studio album ‘Violence Unimagined’ via Metal …
Alex Webster, Cannibal Corpse.

Since the release of their 1990 debut album ‘Eaten Back To Life’, Cannibal Corpse have been at the forefront of Death Metal and have become the best selling Death Metal band of all time. On 16 April 2021, the band will release their fifteenth studio album ‘Violence Unimagined’ via Metal …
Cambridgeshire band The Treatment

Not many people can say that they have had the experience of being backstage in an enormous American arena, watching popular U.K. motoring show ‘Top Gear’ with Gene Simmons of KISS sat next to you wearing his full stage gear. The Treatment – Waiting For Good Luck (Frontiers Music Srl) …
Photo of Evergrey

The day has been a fraught one for Tom Englund, Evergrey’s polymathic frontman. An excessive amount of snow has fallen in the region of Sweden that he resides in and this has caused huge problems with the internet connection. Not the best scenario when you have endless global interviews lined …
Photo of German guitarist Michael Schenker

The Rock world really would be a cold and sterile place without the magical fingertips of Michael Schenker. When you look at the calibre of guitarist that the German legend influenced and the music they subsequently produced, his genius should never be taken for granted. After two superb albums under …
Adrian Smith, on stage with Iron Maiden. London O2 Arena. Legacy Of The Beast Tour

From getting pied by Iron Maiden, to what it is like to be in Iron Maiden (and more cowbell), here are some of the people who spoke with MetalTalk during the year that went tits up. Master axeman and fisherman Adrian Smith told Kahmel Farahani here (Part One) and here (Part Two) …
Photo of Symphonic Metal band Eleine

Swedish symphonic Metallers Eleine are a rare good news story in the midst of COVID-19 music industry chaos, with their new album ‘Dancing In Hell’ riding high in their home country’s charts and getting rave reviews around the world. MetalTalk’s Ian Sutherland caught up with singer Madeleine Liljestam and guitarist/growler …