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Frank Turner, The Troubadour. Photo: Eric Duvet/MetalTalk

Last Thursday (3 December) saw the return of live music to London’s legendary Troubadour Cafe with a blazing set by Frank Turner, accompanied by a blistering display of Mandolin dexterity by Matt Nasir. Words: Ian Williamson Photography: Eric Duvet The show was in support of the Music Venue Trust’s Red …

When you find yourself before absolute rock’n’roll royalty, with a group that can be defined as ‘super’ in every acception of the term, you realise that you are experiencing a totally different league altogether. Words: Dany Jones Pictures: Steve Ritchie With a pedigree as kingly as Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, …

On a dark Sunday night at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton the faithful gathered at the temple of the MegaPriest to witness a truly unique night of Heavy Metal. Beyond The Realms Of Deth Words: Johnny Churchill, Pictures: Steve Ritchie KK Downing, David Ellefson, Les Binks, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and …
Revival Black, live at Leo’s Red Lion

Firstly, big props must go to the ‘Rock Co-operative’ for organising and successfully putting on a run of gigs at Leos Red Lion in Gravesend during these challenging times. They are allowing live music addicts to get back into the swing of things, even if Boris and his slimy sycophants …
Screen shot from Papa Roach INFEST IN-Studio

We may be going through ‘restrictive’ times for live music shows but this doesn’t stop artists from getting digitally creative through the introduction of live streaming events. And it certainly didn’t stop Papa Roach from going ahead with their planned celebrations for the 20 year anniversary of ‘Infest’. Words: Aggie …
Ben Poole at The Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth

The storms may have died down over Britain but Legends of Rock, aka Yarmageddon number nine threatened to upend all the caravans in the park. Words: Sara Harding and Liz Medhurst Photos: Sally Newhouse We had majestic Metal with Les Binks’ Priesthood, sheer class with The Kris Barras Band, a …
Testament on stage at The O2 Forum, Kentish Town

When Bay Area’s thrash metal finest announced their European tour, London responded with a sold out show. The three thrash metal legends led a 25 dates strong tour* in a move to “bring Bay Area Thrash Metal across the world” as Testament vocalist Chuck Billy said. Words and Photos: Aggie Anthimidou …
Phil X at The Underworld, Camden. 6 March 2020

Opening up the night’s proceedings to a large crowd are rapidly rising stars Collateral. The young British band are on something of a hot streak now with their debut album is in the top 5 in the UK’s rock album charts. Words: Kahmel Farahani Photos: Tim Russell The four piece …
Blaze Bayley on stage at Burr Fest 2020

Now in it’s fourth year, Burr Fest returned to The Dome in Tufnell Park for a packed night celebrating the best of NWOBHM and all for a great charity cause. The event was sold out, with old-school metalheads having come far and wide to enjoy what often feels like an extended …
Papa Roach. Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki Greece

Having toured the UK and festivals last year, Papa Roach return to Europe a year after the album’s “Who Do You Trust?” release. With sold out shows in most cities the band is having a big moment. The tour includes new territories such as Greece; a country never previously included …