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FROM THE ABYSS: SCARAB – MARTYRS OF THE STORM

Egyptian Death Metal band Scarab named themselves after “the sacred creature associated with the sun god Raa. During mummification, the ancient Egyptians used to replace the heart of the dead with a...

CELLAR DARLING TO STREAM LIVE CONCERT ON APRIL 5th

Swiss Metal maestros Cellar Darling are to play a live gig in your home on Sunday 5th April.Well not exactly - Anna, Ivo and Merlin are putting on an exclusive, live-streamed performance...

GRAVE DIGGER TO RELEASE EPIC ANNIVERSARY ALBUM, ‘FIELDS OF BLOOD’

Grave Digger will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2020 in glorious style with their 20th studio album, 'Fields Of Blood'.'Fields Of Blood' continues Grave Digger's epic Highlands story and is the logical...

VENOM INC ENTER STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM

Venom Inc have entered the studio to record the follow-up to their 2017 debut release, 'Avé'. The album will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records with the recording being done...

TONY MARTIN JOINS KINGDOM OF MADNESS FOR 2020 UK SHOWS

Former Black Sabbath frontman, Tony Martin, will join Kingdom Of Madness, the band that features former Magnum members Mark Stanway, Micky Barker, Richard Bailey and Mo Birch, for their 2020 UK shows.Kingdom...

FINANCIAL REALITY OF CORONAVIRUS FOR TOURING BANDS HITS HOME FOR VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

With global Heavy Metal tours having to be scrapped due to the Coronavirus disaster, the financial burden for the music industry has never been so dire.This is especially true when gigs are...

REVIEW: HURRICANE RIDERS FROM SNAKE OIL & HARMONY

It's been just over thirty years since Dan Reed first came to my attention. That was a cold January evening in Dublin when he and his 'Network' were triumphantly supporting  Bon Jovi...

KINGS OF DUST: GREG CHAISSON – IF RAY WAS STILl ALIVE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE MUSIC FROM BADLANDS.

Greg Chaisson was talking with Greg Marra for the Iconaclast Music Podcast recently and while discussing the excellent new Album from Kings Of Dust which is out today, the conversation naturally turned...

FISH: TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT AS NEW SONG RELEASED

Fish has shared his new single 'Weltschmerz' today, as he prepares to start his UK tour with tonights concert at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.The title track from his final album, the song...

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: MAGNUS KARLSSON, CALIGULA’S HORSE, SOILWORK, SMACKBOUND, JARED JAMES NICHOLS AND KING CREATURE

Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson has announced the release of ‘We Are The Night’, the third album from his solo project 'Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall'. As before, a glittering array of some of the...

NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ‘WORLD LAND TRUST’ PARTNERSHIP

Nightwish, who recently announced the release of their ninth album 'HUMAN. :II: NATURE.', have today announced a partnership with the international conservation charity organisation World Land Trust.The World Land Trust pioneered the 'Buy An Acre' land...

BIFF BYFORD CANCELS TOUR; MAGNUM SAY F&*k IT; CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

In an already tough market, the Heavy Metal music industry is continuing to see more setbacks as the effects of Coronavirus continues to make front page news.This morning Biff Byford announced his...

METALTALK GIG OF THE WEEK SPECIAL: TARJA HITS THE UK, IN THE RAW

The wonderful Tarja returns to British soil for dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow. These dates will celebrate her seventh studio album, 'In The Raw', which was released last August via EarMusic.Tarja's...

LED ZEPPELIN DID NOT STEAL ‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN’, SAYS APPEAL COURT RULING

It's official - Led Zeppelin did not rip-off their classic 'Stairway To Heaven' song from Randy California's Spirit, that's according to a US appeals court who reinstated a ruling to that effect...

SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE AND OZZY OSBOURNE PRODUCER KEITH OLSEN HAS PASSED AWAY

American producer Keith Olsen, reknowned for his work with Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, amongst many others, and for launching the careers of Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, has passed away.Scorpions...

SARI SCHORR RELEASES ‘LIVE IN EUROPE’ ALBUM ALONG WITH NEW VIDEO FOR ‘AIN’T GOT NO MONEY’

Following on from her 2018 album 'Never Say Never', Sari Schorr has released a fantastic new opus ‘Live In Europe’ and to celebrate the occasion, a new live video of ‘Ain’t Got...

METALTALK FRIDAY ROUNDUP: FRANK BECK JOINS ALMANAC, PLUS NEW MUSIC FROM APOCALYPTICA, ARDOURS, BURNING WITCHES AND NIGHTWISH

Cello-rockers Apocalyptica have released their brand-new music video, 'Live Or Die', featuring Joakim Brodén from Sabaton. One of the most dynamic liaisons in the History of Heavy Metal finds the spellbinding music of Apocalyptica...

METALTALK GIG OF THE WEEK: BURR FEST 2020 DESTINED TO FINISH IN BLAZE OF GLORY

Burr Fest 2020 - Clive Burr, former Iron Maiden drummer. Headlined by Blaze Bayley, it features an incredible lineup and exclusive performances of Maiden songs.
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