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Cover of MetalTalk Magazine Issue 2 - November 2021

MetalTalk Issue No.2 is now available. In issue 2, we cover live reviews of our friends in Inglorious, Steve Hackett, Cats In Space, and the Foo Fighters from across the pond, tearing up Connecticut. There’s been high drama too from our cover star, Richie Faulkner, who hit the headlines at MetalTalk …
Photo of the band Skarlett Riot

Skarlett Riot premiere the video for the new single Black Cloud at MetalTalk today. Vocalist Skarlett told MetalTalk how the single, taken from the third album Invicta, will “definitely” appear on the setlist on their upcoming November tour. Interview: Steve Ritchie Skarlett Riot released their third album, the superb Invicta, …
Photo of the band Wolf Jaw

Tom Leighton, the singer and guitarist with Wolf Jaw, has sadly passed away. Close friends and bandmates Dale and Karl have created a funding page so that the Heavy Metal community can help support Tom’s wife Heather and their two young children, Milo and Bodhi, during this difficult time. A …
Steve Harris and British Lion

Steve Harris’ British Lion have withdrawn from the tour with The Darkness, citing tour “protocols”, likely related to COVID-19 touring party procedures. The statement reads: “Due to circumstances beyond our control British Lion are really sad and disappointed to announce that we will not be able to participate in the …
Stray Gods

Stray Gods is an international music project formed, during the quarantine period of 2021, with the idea of performing Heavy Metal in the style of Iron Maiden. The band have just signed with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. A new album is on the horizon, with music written by Bob …
Mark Sein, Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge lead vocalist and keyboardist Mark Stein will release his first solo album, There’s A Light, on 26 November 2021, via Deko Entertainment. Stein used his COVID-19 downtime to write songs based on his observations of happenings in America and the rest of the world. The first song, We …
Lzzy Hale from Halestorm

Lzzy Hale is working with the guitar string jewellery company, Strüng, turning her played guitar strings into necklaces and bracelets and raising money for MusiCares, a charity supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Each string is hand-wound, and the limited edition package contains an official autographed authenticity card …
Photo of Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce and The Mutiny and The Mike Ross Band will play a double headline show at The Grace, upstairs at The Garage in Highbury, London, on 9 November 2021. “We all need live music,” Matt Pearce says. “We need to play it, and we need to see and hear …
Alcatrazz. Photo: Alex Solca

Alcatrazz have released the single Grace Of God, taken from their keenly anticipated new album V, which will be out on 15 October via Silver Lining Music. “I love Grace of God,” Doogie White says. “It is a cracking tune with lots of intricate vocal parts. I love what everybody …
Photo of Crown Lands

Back in the summer of 2020, Metaltalk reviewed the debut album of Crown Lands, a rock duo from Canada. We spoke in praise of the riffs, both catchy and prog-tastic at times, the searing vocals and the passion for speaking out about topics dear to their hearts. Crown Lands – …