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GOJIRA TAKE LONDON INTO THE FIRST CIRCLE PIT OF HELL

It's one of the hottest days of the year in London and in the pit, right at the front, the anticipation is building. Even before the tech soundchecks the drumkit, circle pits...

EAGLES TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT ON UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT IN LEEDS

"We're pleased to be here, in fact we're pleased to be anywhere these days," Don Henley laughed in his opening address to the sold-out Arena. "There's no choreography, no fireworks, just a...

KNOTFEST MEETS HELLFEST 2019

As team MetalTalk touch down in France, this promises to be a historic day in Heavy Metal as today marks the first time that Knotfest makes its way to Europe.Words: Kahmel Farahani,...

THE SKYNYRD NATION COMES OUT IN FORCE FOR THE FINAL SCOTTISH PERFORMANCE

Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are in the country to say farewell to their UK fanbase with four arena dates as part of their ongoing 'Last Of The Survivors' Farewell Tour. It's...

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS NEITHER DEAD OR FOR SALE IN TRIUMPHANT LONDON SHOW

Tonight Seattle rockers The Walking Papers kick off proceedings at The Kentish Town Forum. With a sax and keyboard player either side, the six-piece band certainly have a fine layered sound that...

STEVIE NIMMO GOES DOWN A STORM IN EDINBURGH

It can be a curse as well as boon being part of a rock'n'roll family. Glasgow's Stevie Nimmo is one half of The Nimmo Brothers with his younger sibling Alan, now doing...

THE CHAINS ARE ON IN LONDON AS LAST IN LINE KEEP THE LEGACIES VITAL

As festival season is is just about to kick off, many bands are scrambling to fit in a few choice shows before the madness really sets in and in practice this means...

NEW JERSEY’S FINEST BRING THE X FACTOR AND PROG METAL SYMPHONY TO LONDON

Forging utopia in sight and sound, and returning to the road after almost three years absence with an extensive European tour, Symphony X blitzed the ballroom with a sweet, blockbusting show of...

STYX LIGHT UP A RED STORM AT THE PALLADIUM

The Palladium was a theatre of musical paradise as AOR titans Styx delivered a thrilling show of rock at the House of Bruce.Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Robert SuttonBetter still, this was first...

WEMBLEY GIVES WAY TO ALICE IN CHAINS

After last year's insane, sweaty, classics laden gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire, I was intrigued to see how AiC would warm up Wembley and as sure as a Seattle rain shower, they...

GOV’T MULE’S SOUL SHINES ON TYNESIDE

It's hard to believe that it's been fourteen years since southern rock legends, Gov't Mule, last graced the stage in Newcastle over at the City Hall back in 2005. Their return was...

JIMMIE VAUGHAN BRINGS A WAVE OF TRUE TEXAN HEAT TO DINGWALLS

Older sibling of late star Stevie Ray, Jimmie Vaughan is an absolute icon in his own right.Words: Dany Jones, Pictures: Aggie AnthimidouThe Vaughan brothers are no strangers to the limelight and extensive...

COLLATERAL MAKE THE BORDERLINE FEEL LIKE THE ODEON

Cleverly combining the cocksurety of the rock of 80s Sunset Strip with full-fat, pumped-up Nashville-fringed swagger, Collateral offer significant cross-over appeal with their compelling 'Four Shot' EP already wreaking havoc on the...

SKINDRED ARE A ROCK’N’ROLL WARM UP MACHINE IN GLASGOW

Ragga punk Metal party boys Skindred are used to tearing up club venues all around the UK while US Metal giants Disturbed have been an arena band for some time. Fate had...

SAMANTHA FISH IS HERE FOR GOOD WITH LOTS MORE TO COME

Word is getting out about Samantha Fish, fuelled by constantly touring and receiving fistfuls of awards in the past couple of years. Most dates on this UK leg of the tour are...

EXIT EDEN TAKE THEIR FANS TO HEAVEN IN THE NETHERLANDS

Metal female vocal supergroup Exit Eden caused a bit of a stir with the release of their debut album, 'Rhapsodies In Black', in 2017. They broke all the rules of Metal by...

A PERFECT EVENING WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND AT BUSH HALL

Very Devy, Very 'umble. Musical polymath and genre-melding magician Devin Townsend wove his spell in this intimate and unplugged performance of soul-bearing allure.Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Trudi KnightHis latest album, 'Empath', is...

PAPA ROACH ELEVATE THEIR STATUS AT THE FORUM

Amongst the pioneers of a crossover genre embracing skater punk, hip hop, heavy rock and rap, Papa Roach certainly require no introduction.Words: Dany Jones, Pictures: Aggie AnthimidouThe Californian rockers entered the scene...
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