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Bangalore Choir / Too good to tour with Coverdale ’90s Whitesnake

IImagine being courted by every major record label, shipping 400,000 copies of your debut album. This is the story of David Reece, Bangalore Choir and the battle with grunge.#bangalorechoir @whitesnake @david.reece.official @rock_pixs

Voodoo Blood / Kim Jennett and the Return of the Voodoo Woman

"The way I looked, the way I presented myself, I felt like I had to be a certain way,, so the Voodoo Woman allowed me to be wild and let go of all of that and then step out of it once I've finished." Interview: @pmonkhouse1 @kimjennettvox

Die Ego / With the mouthwatering excellence of Culto, the Cart & Horses gig is hot ticket

MTTV: Die Ego have released their superb debut album Culto and will be hosting an evening at the famous Cart & Horses in Stratford on Saturday, 9th July.Interview: @rock_pixs @die.ego.metal

Dirty Honey / Marc LaBelle is in Europe and “taking it all in and enjoying the ride”

INTERVIEW. Dirty Honey rolled into the UEA as part of their first European dates, and Norwich loved the band. MetalTalk spoke with singer Marc LaBell after their show supporting Rival SonsWords: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixs @dirtyhoneyband @uniofeastanglia @campmoto

The Darkness speak to MetalTalk as Black Stone Cherry arena tour is announced

Interview. MetalTalk's Paul Monkhouse spoke with Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Rufus Tiger Taylor from The Darkness as they announce a co-headline UK arena tour with Black Stone Cherry for early 2023. Photo: @rock_pix @thedarkness @pmonkhouse1 @livenation

Black Stone Cherry / “It’s incredible what we’ve been able to build over here”

Black Stone Cherry interview. With their Royal Albert Hall performance DVD out today, the guys spoke to MetalTalk about London and their co-headline UK arena tour with The Darkness.Photo: @rock_pixs @blackstonecherryofficial @thedarkness @livenationuk @pmonkhouse1

Hellfest 2022 / “Man, it’s gonna be crazy,” says Ivan Pavlakovic from Disconnected

Interview Described as a modern new Metal band, Disconnected built up momentum prior to the enforced pandemic break.Vocalist Ivan Pavlakovic talks Hellfest 2022 and much more. #hellfest @hellfestopenair @wearedisconnected Interview: @rock_pixs

Interview / Arch Enemy guitarist and founding member Michael Amott

Interview. Michael Amott, Arch Enemy. @archenemyofficial @michael_amott @centurymediarecords @danybass18New album Deceivers is out 12 August via Century Media. Amott talks new tour, Angela Gossow, Alissa White-Gluz, Carcass and more

Interview / Marc LaBelle Talks Dirty Honey’s maiden voyage to Europe, writing a successful song and teases new tour

Dirty Honey is preparing to bring their big classic rock sound to audiences overseas for their first-ever European tour.MetalTalk spoke with vocalist Marc LaBelle. @dirtyhoneyband @campmoto Photography: @ shannonwilk_ Interview: @bentsphotos

Troy Redfern / “I appreciate what Troy has done, tonight,” Jim the taxi driver says

Interview. Troy Redfern talks to MetalTalk (and Jim the taxi driver) outside The Garage in Highbury, after his gig with When Rivers Meet."I have definitely felt the welcome more on this tour, than any of the four since last September," Troy says. @troyredfern @whenriversmeet

Suzi Quatro / “Ron Howard and Henry Winkler, I love them both dearly”

Suzi Quatro Interview. Part Two. @suziquatrorealSuzi talks about coming to England, Happy Days, working with KT Tunstall and turning down a chance to record with Elvis.

Mercutio / Fired up for May Antagonist-live Camden Assembly show

Mercutio interview. Guitarist Fabio Staffieri and vocalist Ross William Wild joined Steve Ritchie for MetalTalk TV Episode 46.Mercutio bring Antagonist live to London's Camden Assembly on 20 May 2022. @mercutioofficial

Lviv, Ukraine / “Why not add some spirituality to Metal?” says Nonsun’s Goatooth

From Lviv in Ukraine, Nonsun released their excellent album Blood And Spirit last month.MetalTalk's Jools Green spoke with guitarist Goatooth, who was in good spirits, considering the devastating impact of the Russian invasion. @nonsun_band @dunkrecords

Suzi Quatro Interview / Royal Albert Hall “was just like being home”

Suzi Quatro Interview. Part One. Suzi talks about her Royal Albert Hall show and rehearsing at full volume stomping around her living room."It's my job to make sure you go out of my show with a big smile on your face. [My father] put that work ethic into me, and I don't relax until everybody's gone."

Robin Trower Interview / “Trying to improve all the time, that’s the goal”

"Trying to improve all the time, that's the goal," Trower says discussing No More Worlds To Conquer. "Trying to get it to be the best you can be.""I listened to it again and decided that I could improve on it. I dropped four songs and put in some new ones that I had written." @robintroweruk @provogue_records

Ward XVI / “As musicians, we blend into the background and let the story take over”

Having built up their reputation on two sterling albums and some inventive theatrical performances, Ward XVI were finally able to take their tour on the road promoting their Metamorphosis album.This nationwide jaunt...

Grand Slam’s Mike Dyer: “It feels like I’ve left something on the planet worth leaving”

Interview: Grand Slam vocalist Mike Dyer joins MetalTalk's Mark Taylor for a chat following their Islington show. Photo: @rock_pixs"Tonight was an unleashing of freedom for me," Mike says. "It's as if we've been set off the leash." @grandslamrocks @laurencearcherofficial @themikedyer

Kris Barras Part Two / “I might be able to beat Steve Vai in an arm wrestle”

Interview: Part Two. Kris Barras Band recently released Death Valley Paradise."I would love to be a guitar player in Whitesnake in the late '80s." @krisbarrasband @mascotlabelgroup @mascot_records
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