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Saxon / Hammersmith feels like a tribute to the undying nature of NWOBHM

Saxon, Uriah Heep, Girlschool, Diamond Head played Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 29 January 2022. A truly formidable lineup, see the review and photos at MetalTalk. @saxon.official @uriahheepofficial @diamond_head_official #Girlschool

Butlin’s Great British Rock and Blues Festival proves a cracking catch-up for so many

After two years without a Skeggy fix, this year's festival proved a cracker for all, A major catch-up for many since the first Lockdown. Including MetalTalk's @punkrocksal

The Darkness, London / God, it feels good to have live music back

The Darkness. London is waiting. The giant clock above the city feels like with every tick closer to Christmas, it also gets closer to something more menacing.

Myles Kennedy, Shepherd’s Bush / The house is full, and we could not be more ecstatic

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British Lions powerful identity shines on a special night in Camden

One of the biggest frustrations for many bands over the enforced period of lockdown was their inability to tour new material, and this is exactly the situation that Steve Harris' troop, British...

Kip Winger could keep London rocking until the small hours

As Winger are in the midst of writing and recording their highly anticipated seventh studio album, frontman Kip Winger took a short break and made it over to the UK for a...

The Offspring, SSE Arena / London comes out and plays in full force

Thank goodness for Californian punk rock. Thank goodness for The Offspring. After the hardship of the last 18 months, The Offspring brought some much-needed release for the capital and its live music...

Marillion / The sense of community is stronger than ever in Hammersmith

Few bands have engendered the love and support that Marillion have, the devotion of their fans sustaining them throughout the years and this relationship between artist and audience a symbiotic one.Modelling the...

The world may be Fugazi, but Fish is back to help us make sense of it

Fish may be a grizzled rock veteran, but he’s probably never had a gig quite like this one. Walking out onto Glasgow’s O2 Academy stage to start his first show since 13...

The Dead Daisies bring the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll to London

Always a stellar outfit, the addition of Glenn Hughes replacing the departing Jon Corabi and Marco Mendoza was set to take The Dead Daisies to another level entirely, and so it's proved,...

Matt Pearce, Mike Ross and Daniel Leigh light up The Grace

Matt Pearce and The Mutiny and The Mike Ross Band played a double headline show at The Grace, upstairs at The Garage in Highbury on 9 November 2021.Words: Kahmel FarahaniPhotography: Tracey McBride and Al...

Bullet For My Valentine / Standing as tall as ever in Hammersmith

"It has been a long time coming", the words of Matt Tuck when he takes to the stage. Today is an extra special day for Bullet for My Valentine. Not only is it...

Michael Schenker / A superb night from a Heavy Metal legend still at the top of his game

A gig that has been over a year in the making, Michael Schenker has finally been able to return to London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to celebrate his 50th anniversary in music. With...

Bokassa and Florence Black deliver a night of pure energy and Metal fun

An evening at The Underworld proved a perfect revitalising tonic for the soul in the company of the three times three-piece lineups of Bokassa, Florence Black and Dramalove.The Underworld - 22 October...

Cat scratch fever breaks out in London

The UK's favourite intergalactic felines crash land into the capital for the final date of their Dive Into Atlantis tour. Fellow London based rockers Vambo were in tow, making this a special...

Skindred give the crowd just what they need in Glasgow; They’re everyone’s jam

It’s not always easy to deal with being a last-minute addition to a bill, trying to warm up a crowd for a headliner. After enduring a long, gig free lockdown, Glasgow rockers...

Mercutio crash Norwich and continue to go from strength to strength

Mercutio continues their run of dates with an up-tempo, high energy and totally rousing set at The Waterfront in Norwich.Mercutio - The Waterfront 27 October 2021Words and photography: Steve RitchieWith Antagonist, the...

Black Stone Cherry deliver good vibes from Kentucky at the Royal Albert Hall

Tonight The Royal Albert Hall plays host to a special double bill of Anglo-American blues-rock, and with fans snaking around the corner to line up for merchandise, it has all the makings...
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