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Sonic Workshops - George Donoghue

George Donoghue and Danny Harvey have launched a new venture called Sonic Workshops, with the aim of bringing together like-minded, ambitious and driven individuals into an education community based around the ideas of support and mentoring. With The Musicians’ Union today reporting that one third of musicians are considering abandoning the industry completely, …
Photo of Rock legends Vanilla Fudge

Psychedelic Symphonic Rock legends Vanilla Fudge have signed to Golden Robots Records and will release their version of Led Zeppelins ‘Immigrant Song’ 22 September, with a new album due out in 2021. Featuring original members Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, Vinnie Martel and Tim Bogert the band will release ‘The Supreme …
UK band Neuronspoiler

Young British Metal heads Neuronspoiler have been a steady feature on the UK’s Metal scene for some years now and they have just returned with their third full length studio album. Neuronspoiler – Spoiled For Choice Words: Kahmel Farahani For this album, Neuronspoiler have joined up with Metal royalty in …
Fish-Fish - Man With A Stick

Weltschmerz – German noun meaning “a feeling of melancholy and world weariness.” Fish – Weltschmerz (Chocolate Frog Records) Release Date 25 September 2020 Words: Robert Adams “This is my defining statement. I knew that I couldn’t do anything more in music. “It’s time to walk away. The pandemic has taught …
Photo of Arjen Lucassen, Ayreon

If you are familiar with Ayreon at all, you will already know that Arjen Lucassen does not really do things on a small scale.  Thankfully, ‘Transitus’ finds that nothing has changed on that score. Ayreon will release the new album ‘Transitus’ 25 September, via Music Theories Recordings and MetalTalk have spoken …
Lee kerslake RIP

Ken Hensley has reported that former Uriah Heep and Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake has lost his battle with cancer.  Ken says :”It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you that Lee Kerslake, my friend of 55 years and the best drummer I ever played with, lost his …
Photo of US Thrash Metal legends EVILDEAD

With the 50th Anniversary of the sad loss of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, we were excited to read a story in the Edinburgh Evening News that the ’66 Jimi Hendrix Experience breakthrough single ‘Hey Joe’ was actually written in Edinburgh by Billy Roberts, who co-wrote the song ten years earlier with …
Photo of Diamond Head, O2 London

Released 40 years ago, Diamond Head’s ‘Lightning To The Nations’ album was one of the prime catalysts for The New Wave of British Heavy Metal and would form the template for the young Metallica. The album has been re-recorded and will be released 20 November 2020, via Silver Lining Music. …
Ambush, from the Tygers Of Pan Tang

It is widely acknowledged that the Tygers of Pan Tang were one of the best of the bands to emerge from the NWOBHM movement, set for mega stardom that never really came through. Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ambush (Remastered) Release Date: 18 September 2020 Words: Paul Monkhouse Instead of …
Photo of Nero Bellum

The driving force behind Industrial Black Metal act Psyclon Nine, Nero Bellum has just released his second album ‘The Voice Of Your Blood Cries To Me From The Soil’. As with ‘NFRN°’, its is an improvised exploration of modular synthesis with no overdubs or computers used in the creative process. …