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MetalTalk’s Gig Of The Week is awarded to Voodoo Six who will be touring the UK in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Make Way For The King’, released via Cadiz Music on 8th September 2017. The band will perform twelve dates, kicking off with the album launch show at …

New England drummer Hirsh Gardner has a new solo album entitled ‘My Brain Needs A Holiday’. Words: Chris Dale When I call him a drummer, I’m really only scratching the surface of his talents. He’s a Berklee trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. Now here he is solo and what …

Peter Ellis with his Jim Ross NWA Hall Of Fame title Belt I was out in Germany recently playing bass for UK Metallers Monument, filling in for the injured bassist Dan Bate. It was all great Metal fun on and offstage but one conversation I had with lead singer Peter …

Gene Simmons recently attempted to copyright the ‘Devil hornz’ universal Heavy Metal gesture but this week we hear that he has dropped the claim. Gene stated that he first made the sign onstage with Kiss as early as 1974, thus predating some fans’ claims that the late great Ronnie James …

I don’t usually go about recommending albums these days but something drew me to this Swedish release for a few reasons. The first of which was the ‘man against the world’ attitude of its songwriter, bassist and mainman, Mattias Reinholdsson. So many great bands from the Foo Fighters to the …

The North Sentinelese don’t like anyone or anything that isn’t North Sentinelese. That probably even includes Iron Maiden. Words: Chris Dale After Iron Maiden’s last massive world tour that saw them play sold out concerts across the globe, often flown by singer Bruce Dickinson on the huge Ed Force One …

In the previous article we looked at other band’s songs that Kiss had covered on their records over the years. In this article we’re going to look at some Kiss songs that sound a bit like songs by other bands. I should first of all make it very clear that …

The Bayeux tapestry showing the Battle of Hastings, 1066 There are many key dates in the history of Heavy Metal and most of them are fiercely debated. 1969 is when Black Sabbath recorded what was arguably the first Heavy Metal album. 1955 is when Chuck Berry is often credited as …

In case you hadn’t guessed from some of my previous articles, I’m a massive life-long Kiss fan. I’ve seen them in concert dozens of times with various line-ups over the years and I’ve got almost everything they’ve ever released in several formats and most things that haven’t been officially released …

Long time AC/DC bass player Cliff Williams has announced that he is to retire from touring and recording at the end of the current Rock Or Bust World Tour which re-commences in Greensboro, North Carolina on 27th August and finishes up in Philadelphia on 20th September. This means the gig …