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Photo of band Korpiklaani

Finnish Folk Metal band Korpiklaani have released another version of their hit song ‘Beer Beer’ and this time there is a collaboration with Pagan Folk Metal band Heidevolk. Korpiklaani’s Jonne tells us about the new track: “We have known and shared many beers with Heidevolk over the years, one thing …
Joe Satriani Shapeshifting Album

Let’s face facts boys and girls, one of the biggest reasons we all love Metal is the sound of the electric guitar. Starting with Hendrix all the way up to Ian ‘Shiner’ Thomas, the sound of a guitar screaming from a Marshall stack is a thing of pure joy. Words: …
Photo of Ryan Roxie, guitarist with Alice Cooper

The fantastic Ryan Roxie, solo artist and guitarist with Alice Cooper, recently spoke with MetalTalk to discuss his new guitar tuition project ‘System-12 Guitar Method’ and how he is helping to pass the torch of Rock ‘N Roll to the next generation of Metal stars. Interview: Kahmel Farahani Photos: Victor Chalfant Roxie has …
Photo of Stevie Westwood from Bad Touch

Bad Touch have released ‘I Get High’, the second single from their upcoming album ‘Kiss The Sky’ and you can hear it below. There is news that the tour has been rescheduled too. Opening at The Waterfront Studio this 18 September, dates feature Piston as special guests, plus a local …
Nightwish, who have announced a partnership with World Land Trust

The Finnish symphonic Metal titans pick up from where 2015’s ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ left off and prove there is more to them than a lush arrangement and a top drawer vocalist. Words: Robert Adams Floor Jansen has definitely proved the doubters wrong. Who thought no-one could replace Tarja Turunen …
Frontiers Music 20 for 2020 image

Today was supposed to be a busy day for Frontiers Music, with albums scheduled for release from One Desire, Dennis DeYoung, Pretty Maids, FM and Her Chariot Awaits.  However, as we all know, the Metal universe had other plans and the release date of these albums has been put back to …
Acid Regin - Age Of Entitlement album cover

Last year seemed to be the year that bands that had kept their fans waiting forever for a new album finally got round to releasing one. Words: Robert Adams We had new releases from Rammstein (10 year wait), Tool (13 year wait), Sacred Reich (23 year wait) and a new …
Photo of band Asenblut

Feeling a bit flat? Like your soul has lost its fire? Then what you need is Viking Metal and ‘Die Wilde Jagd’, the latest studio release from German Viking/ Melodic Death Metal barbarians ‘Asenblut’, which will rebuild your inner warrior for you. Words: Jools Green ‘Die Wilde Jagd’ is a ten …
Cover of Marie Rottrova's single.

‘Lásko, voníš deštěm’ (Eng: ‘Feels Like Rain’), is the 1981 Czechoslovakian smash hit single ‘written’ and performed by one of the greatest Czech singers Marie Rottrová.  Words: Miriam Ritchie Rottrová’s elegant chanson style lends itself beautifully to the song and her version is still a staple of radio and TV …
Photo of Anton Bregendorf

Thirteen year old multi-instrumentalist Anton Bregendorf, from Denmark, has released his first song to YouTube – ‘Nut’ – under the ‘band’ name ‘HAJN’. Having learnt the guitar from a young age, he started drumming four years ago and took up the bass just before going into the studio late last …