Interviews

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 …
Photo of the Cats In Space

With the Cats In Space releasing their fourth studio album ‘Atlantis’ tomorrow (27 November 2020), MetalTalk took the opportunity to catch up with the new Cat on the scene Damien Edwards, as he prepares for the bands live stream album launch party at KK’s Steel Mill. The hard hitting AOR …
photo of Metal band Kill The Lights

‘The Sinner’ is the seismic debut album recently released by Kill The Lights, featuring Metalcore luminaries James Clark (Throw The Fight), Jordan Whelan (Still Remains), ‘Moose’ Thomas (Bullet For My Valentine) and Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal). The thirteen track monster is a screamer of a debut, with styles harking back to early millennium …
Photo of the band Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult are, without doubt, one of the very biggest American hard rock bands of all time. With a stellar career that first started almost fifty years ago at a Long Island university, there are few other artists that come even close to the enduring adulation from both critics …
Canadian Rock band Coney Hatch

Canadian Rockers Coney Hatch are back and ready to play their first internet gig this Saturday (3 October 2020) at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto. Releasing three albums in the 80’s, the band were on the fast track to success, including appearances on Maiden’s Piece Of Mind tour (40) and …
Interview With Deimos: A Metal Band Surviving Within A Taliban Insurgency

Sometimes, we here in the west take making and playing music for granted, Indeed, the bands I have covered from Pakistan all have the advantage of living in the main cities, where writing, recording and gigging as a Metal band is happening. Words: Andy Millen In the following interview, first …
Adrian Smith, on stage with Iron Maiden. London O2 Arena. Legacy Of The Beast Tour

With the eagerly awaited autobiography ‘Monsters of River & Rock’ from Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith hitting bookshops this week, MetalTalk’s Kahmel Farahani spoke with Adrian at length about his time with Iron Maiden and how a return to fishing helped him deal with the rigours and stresses of touring. Adrian …
Massive Wagons

‘House Of Noise’, the fifth album from Lancaster’s anthemic Rock five-piece Massive Wagons, was released 12 July 2020 and immediately smashed in the midweek charts at number seven, with MetalTalk’s Dave Bonney acknowledging the piece as an album of the year contender already. Dave spoke with the band about their …