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Photo of guitar legend Ronnie Wood

‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’, the first in-depth biography of guitar legend Ronnie Wood, receives its premiere on Sky Arts, 6 June 2020 at 9pm. The film was shown at the London Film Festival last year, to great success, and is an intimate portrait of one of the most important guitarists is Rock …
Photo of the band Dead Lord

Swedish Rockers Dead Lord have released ‘Distance Over Time’, the stunning first single from their upcoming album ‘Surrender’, due to be released in September. There is no denying their Thin Lizzy influences, and ‘Distance Over Time’ seeps uptempo nostalgic emotions of late 70’s, early 80’s British Classic Rock, but it …
Photo of Mark Spiro

The iconic American songwriter, award winning producer and recording artist Mark Spiro is to release a collection of ‘best of’ and rarities, which covers his solo career and his collaborations with Dann Huff (Giant), Michael Thompson (MTB), Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams) and Tim Pierce. Spiro has a four decade career …
Photo of the band Wilderun

Progressive Metal band Wilderun, who recently signed to Century Media Records, have recorded and released an alternative version of the song ‘Hope & Shadow’, which was originally part of their second album ‘Sleep at the Edge of the Earth’. The band told MetalTalk: “We were super bummed when we were …
Dee Snider, who is releasing For The Love of Metal Live

Legendary Heavy Metal frontman, actor and radio personality Dee Snider is to release ‘For The Love Of Metal Live’, a package spread across CD, DVD and digital release formats, at the end of July 2020. As well as the larger than life live recordings, there are also behind the scenes …
Taylor Momsen and Matt Cameron performing Halfway There'

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) and Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) have collaborated on an exciting quarantine cover of ‘Halfway There’. The song, originally on Soundgarden’s ‘King Animal’ album (2012), was recorded to honour the memory of Chris Cornell, who tragically died three years ago. Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron swapped drums for …
Photo of Nine Inch Nails on stage

In a post on the band’s official Instagram page, Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor gave fans an update about how the current lockdown situation has affected his plans for the future. He revealed that the band had already scheduled another run of US dates for their ‘Cold And Black …
Photo of Blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish

‘Dream Girl’ is the stunning new single from the charismatic blues singer/guitarist/songwriter Samantha Fish. The track is taken from her breakthrough album ‘Kill Or Be Kind’, which was released in September 2019, and ‘Dream Girl’ is a great example of Fish at her moody and melancholic best. Samatha told MetalTalk: “Dream …
Photo of the band Killitorous

Warped party animals Killitorous return with their second slice of Tech-Death Grind Comedy Metal, ‘The Afterparty’, the follow up to 2014’s ‘Party, Grind’. Words: Jools Green In the time between these two albums, the members have been working with bands including Annihilator, Suffocation and First Fragment, as either sessions musicians …
MTTV Episode Six - Acid Reign

Episode Six of MetalTalk TV sees Dany Jones in conversation with Howard ‘H’ Smith, the firestarter and frontman of Thrash British band Acid Reign. Howard was home, but what was the drummer doing in the bathtub? Acid Reign formed in 1985 and had a very successful run on the Thrash …