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Band photo of Testament

It has been a very busy few months for Testament. Between touring with touring with fellow thrash metal greats Exodus and Death Angel, the band finally put the finishing touches on their eagerly anticipated new album. Words: Kahmel Farahani Now the Bay Area legends are back with their 13th studio …
Photo of Demonic Resurrection

Demonic Resurrection, from India, are celebrating their twentieth anniversary and have today released a new lyric video for the song ‘Buddha – The Teacher’ taken from their last album ‘Dashavatar’. Formed by Demonstealer when he was just 16, they have released six albums and one EP over their two decade long …
Godsmack Band Photo

Godsmack have released an inspirational video for their new single ‘Unforgettable’, taken from the ‘When Legends Rise’ album. The band invited over 400 aspiring musicians to join them for the video shoot, with this being the culmination of a two year project. As well as appearing in the video, a …
POster stating Hellfest is cancelled

As we predicted yesterday, Loire-Atlantique Prefecture and the French Ministry of Culture have taken the decision to ban Hellfest 2020. The Hellfest team support their decision and have thanked the Ministry for their consideration and responsiveness towards the festival. Tickets already purchased for this years festival will be honoured for …
Bloodstock Festival Poster

MetalTalk understands that Hellfest will most likely cancel this summer’s event, as the French Government is likely to announce a longer coronavirus isolation period. With Download and most other May/June festivals already postponed, Bloodstock is one possible light at the end of the tunnel. The Bloodstock team have today moved to reassure everyone …
Photo of Metal band Machine Head

Californian Heavy Metal band Machine Head have today announced rescheduled dates for the European leg of their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th Anniversary tour. The tour kicks off in Spain in October and finishes with two November dates in the UK – 22nd BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy and 23rd LONDON, Brixton O2 Academy. The full …
Cover of Ayreon, Electric Castle Live

Ayreon is the brainchild of Dutch producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer Arjen Lucassen. The project’s first release was 1995’s ‘The Final Experiment’ and, like most of Ayreon’s output, is a rock opera with multiple guest musicians and vocalists. Words: Robert Adams The music covers a myriad of styles, but is …
Photo of Bombs Of Hades

Swedish Crusty Death Metallers ‘Bombs of Hades’ return with their latest EP ‘Phantom Bell’ to add to their already extensive discography and it may only be sixteen minutes and four tracks, but it’s a well filled and well varied release that packs a punch and makes a superb listen. Words: …
Photos of Japanese Power Metal band Lovebites

Lovebites, maybe one of the most European sounding Japanese Power Metal bands around, recently released the fantastic album ‘Electric Pentagram’ and on the back of a successful UK tour with Dragonforce, they are certainly a band on the rise.  Miyako recently took time during lockdown to speak with MetalTalk’s Johnny …
Ryan Roxie, guitarist for Alice Cooper

Guitarist Ryan Roxie, best known for his work with the legendary Alice Cooper, has talked in the past about “passing the torch of rock n’ roll” to the next generation of Metal stars and now, to achieve this goal, he has launched the ‘System-12 Guitar Method’. Using his experience and …