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Interviews

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

Kris Barras Interview / Part One: Steelhouse “was one of the most amazing experiences ever”

Kris Barras Interview. Part One. Kris Barras Band recently released Death Valley Paradise, and it is by far their most enduring work to date.MetalTalk spoke with Kris. Read at MetalTalk. @krisbarrasband @mascotlabelgroup @mascot_records

Niklas Stålvind / Wolf’s “ambition was just to produce top quality songs”

Sweden's Wolf released their ninth album, Shadowland, earlier this month. Another slab of quality Heavy Metal.MetalTalk spoke with Niklas Stålvind about all things Wolf. @wolf_metal_official @centurymediarecords

Tim Atkinson / Teaching Würzel to moonwalk and new Leader of Down album

Leader Of Down is the brainchild of former Motörhead guitarist Würzel and bass player Tim Atkinson.The new album The Screwtape Letters is an infectious listen guaranteed to get your hips moving. @rock_pixs @leaderofdown @cleopatrarecords

Theia reflect on Tony Clarkin and how Cambridge has “been a huge night”

INTERVIEW. Theia lit up Cambridge Junction on the Magnum tour with Vega.Theia talk Tony Clarkin's song Eyes Like Fire and their crowd reception. "We've been getting lots of handshakes. It's just been such a relief." @theiauk

Agathodaimon / “It was awesome,” Sathonys says of working again with Vlad Dracul

INTERVIEW: Sathonys from Agathodaimon. "It was awesome," Sathonys says of working again with Vlad Dracul.With The Seven, "my focus was to close the gap between our old roots and a modern approach." @agathodaimonofficial @napalmrecordsofficial @ashtrael_agathodaimon @martin.wickler

Udo Dirkschneider / From Solingen, the city of steel, to Frank Sinatra

Udo Dirkschneider Interview. Like everything Udo has done, the new album is built with his own slant. He really couldn't call it anything other than My Way.Udo discusses My Way and why "the language of rock 'n roll is English." @u.d.o._official @acceptworldwide @atomicfirerecords

Brave Rival / South coast soul, building on a rising reputation

MTTV Metaltalk Interview - Brave Rival.Portsmouth rockers Brave Rival have a lot to smile about. Guilty Love, the new single, and Life's Machine album ready for May and UK Blues Award Nomination.@braverivalband @pmonkhouse1

Keith Wallen / Breaking Benjamin star living his dreams making new music

Interview: Keith Wallen. The Breaking Benjamin star talks about his career - "I am just walking on sunshine right now.""We're going to keep working and writing on a new Breaking Benjamin album."@kjwallen @breakingbenjamin @danybass18

Plush / “We’re just musicians,” Moriah Formica says, “and we love making music.”

Plush will soon tour with Slash and Myles Kennedy.INTERVIEW - Moriah Formica: "In no time, the four of us got together, and the chemistry was just flowing."@plushrocks @slash @officialmyleskennedy @kahmel_farahani

Grassroots Music / Hatfields Heavy Metal history and the rise of The Rock Den

The Rock Den, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, is a proper grassroots venue. MetalTalk interviews Dean Archer, as The Rock readies for 2022. @therockden
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