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IDEA OF MARCH - LOGO

IDES OF MARCH, featuring four former IRON MAIDEN members and fronted by PAUL DI’ANNO, have today launched a brand new band logo. The band name is also the title of the opening track on IRON MAIDEN’s second album and the last to feature DI’ANNO, ‘Killers’, and the first band artwork …

19th February 1980. Legendary AC/DC frontman Bon Scott had been out with friends, but the evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old. Through the late 70’s AC/DC had been gaining fans …

Vandenburg, the Dutch band that put Adrian Vandenburg on the map, are back after a three decade break. Adrian, who was part of the most successful Whitesnake lineup, has recruited the excellent Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vocals. Joined by Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake) on bass and Brian Tichy (Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) …

Californian rockers Papa Roach have released a new Acoustic performance of ‘The Ending’, ahead of their upcoming European tour. Taken from the 2019 album ‘Who Do You Trust’, this version of ‘The Ending’ was recorded live in the Italian city of Bologna by Bryson Roatchand and its a pretty raw …

Since performing a stunning one-off set at The Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, K.K. Downing has been busy in the studio, working on the next chapter of his career and has now partnered  with Explorer1 Music Group who will work together in all aspects of K.K.’s career. “I am very much looking …

Of course you can buy day tickets for Bloodstock, but for those that fancy a whole (long) weekend of top quality Metal, the Weekend ticket is the way to go.  One of the main benefits is that you get an exclusive extra days entertainment. For weekenders, the party starts on the …

VADER, the Polish metal veterans, release their new album ‘Solitude In Madness’ in Spring this year through Nuclear Blast. Today they unleashed the brand new single, ‘Shock And Awe’ VADER vocalist and lead guitarist Piotr Wiwczarek told MetlaTalk: “I am so excited to finally show everyone how the new album …
Ayreon - Live on stage

Any Ayreon live concert is a huge spectacular event. Arjen Anthony Lucassen is certainly the Dutch king of Progressive Rock and, true to his roots, rather than just re-release ‘Into The Electric Castle’, put together a plan to record the album Live. The result is ‘Ayreon – Electric Castle Live …

Dutch Death/Doom Metal legends ‘Officium Triste’, return with their sixth full length ‘The Death of Gaia’. Once again it’s one of those albums you can completely immerse and lose yourself in; hugely evocative and emotive, awash with gentle melancholic melodies balanced against a and a mournfully doom rich heaviness. The …

Reed Mullin, drummer for Corrosion Of Conformity has died. He was 53 years old. His bandmates confirmed his passing in a social media post late last night, UK Time, which said: “Reed, It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Love and condolences …