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Rob Halford of Judas Priest who is to release the book 'Confess'

Rob Halford, the Metal God has spoken. Confess, his new autobiography, is a unique and deeply revealing insight into the extraordinary life he has led; from a Walsall council estate through personal tragedy, addiction and disastrous sexual escapades, to the summit of Heavy Metal stardom and contentment. Rob Halford – Confess …
Fish and album cover 'Weltschmerz'

The final solo album from Fish, ‘Weltschmerz’, would stand at Number Two in the UK midweek charts, behind IDLES and ahead of the likes of Prince, Michael Kiwanuka, Machine Gun Kelly and Deftones, if the charts were actually based on proper sales. Chart rules require distribution through specific official channels, …
Photo of the band DevilDriver

Following on from their impressive Outlaw Country cover album ‘Outlaws ‘Till The End Vol 1’, DevilDriver have returned to their more traditional Groove Metal roots, in what promises to be a busy few years ahead for the band. DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons I (Napalm Records) Release Date: 2 October …
Photo of the Kiss Vegas package

With only 86 sleeps to Christmas, Eagle Rock Entertainment have you covered with live concert releases from Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Ritchie Blackmore, Black Sabbath and Kiss packages all to be issued on coloured vinyl in time for Christmas, with some on DVD too. ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington’ (out 20 November) has …
Nightwish, who have announced a partnership with World Land Trust

Following an exposé from MetalSucks, Nightwish and Amorphis have this morning announced that they are no longer working with John Finberg. Finberg has promoted bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, Warbringer, Suffocation, Immolation, Sonata Arctica, Overkill and The Agonist in the past. The MetalSucks story contains allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, …
Smith and Myers from Shinedown

Shinedown duo Brent Smith and Zach Myers will release ‘Smith and Myers Volume 1’ 9 October, with ‘Volume 2’ to follow 23 October. Today two tracks from ‘Volume 2’ can been seen: original track ‘Bad Love’ and their version of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’. Brent Smith told MetalTalk: “‘Bad At Love’ was …
Photo of the duo Larkin Poe

Following the release of their fifth album ‘Self Made Man’, Larkin Poe have told MetalTalk that their next album is to be a covers album of stripped back songs and will be released 20 November 2020. The duo are also to air a full acoustic show 4 October. The duo have …
Photo of the band Kandia

Portugese Alternative Metal band Kandia have signed to Frontiers Music Srl, as part of the Frontiers And Beyond initiative, set up to support the next generation of Hard Rock and Metal bands. The band told MetalTalk: “We are excited and very eager to work with Frontiers. “The label is passionate …
Photo of Dutch band Dystopia

Dutch Black Metal outfit Dystopia return with their third full length ‘Geen Weg Uit’, the follow up to 2017’s ‘Chaos Philosophorum’ Dystopia – Geen Weg Uit (Wolves Of Hades) Release Date: 25 September 2020 Words: Jools Green Both albums were delivered with a rounder and more sophisticated edge than 2012’s …
Photo of Li Jing, from Chinese band Li Dao

First opening up to Western Music through the 80’s and 90’s, MetalTalk have heard how the Metal scene in People’s Republic of China is now blossoming. Chinese Metal history goes back to 1989, with the band Tang Dynasty who were the group to wear the tag of first Chinese Heavy Metal …