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Photo of Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden will release their seventeenth studio album Senjutsu on 3 September through Parlophone Records. Their first album in six years, Senjutsu was recorded in Paris, produced by Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris. Loosely translated as “tactics and strategy”, the Samurai themed artwork was created by Mark Wilkinson, …
Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher’s 1971 debut album is set to be re-released on 3 September as a 50th-anniversary boxset. This includes a new mix of the original album, plus a host of extras, including a 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert, filmed in Paris for the Pop Deux television show. With …
Photo of Biff and Seb Byford.

Picture the scene; Seb Byford of the alt/grunge band Naked Six and his dad, Biff Byford of that band Saxon, find themselves together due to that lockdown thing, with time on their hands. Oh, and there’s a studio fully set up next door as Saxon have just completed an album. …
Martyna Halas from Rage Of Light

Swiss trance Metal/melodic Death Metal band Rage Of Light has announced that Martyna Halas is their new singer, following Melissa Bonny’s departure earlier this year. The band have released a new version of the song Fallen, from their debut album Imploder with Martyna on vocals, which you can watch below. …
Iron Maiden =- The Writing On The Wall

Iron Maiden yesterday revealed their new track, The Writing On The Wall, in a YouTube video premiere. Written by Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson, the song was produced by Kevin Shirley, with Steve Harris co-producing. The premiere follows weeks of online speculation after ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ posters appeared at the Download …
Kiss, with Gary Corbett

Former Kiss and Cinderella keyboard player Gary Corbett has lost his battle with brain cancer and passed away last night (14 July 2021). Today was his birthday. Gary Corbett was the offstage keyboard player for KISS during the Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade era. He also played onstage …
Judas Priest 50 Years Of Heavy Metal boxset

Judas Priest will release a limited edition box set, including every official live and studio album to date, plus 13 unreleased discs. This is the largest set of previously unreleased music the band has made from their vast archives. The boxset will be available on 15 October 2021, via Sony …
Photo of Jessee Leach, Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage will perform the albums Atonement (2019) and Killswitch Engage (2000) at a streaming event on 6 August 2021. “I am pleased we were able to finally pull this together,” singer Jesse Leach told MetalTalk. “I hope everyone who watches enjoys this as much as we did making it. …
Parliament at Sunset

A UK Government report following an investigation into the economics of music streaming has recommended a “complete reset” and called for the UK competition watchdog to look into the way major record labels and streaming services operate. The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee has …
Jeff LaBar from Cinderella

Jeff LaBar, guitarist and backing vocalist of glam Metal band Cinderella, died at 58 in his Nashville apartment on Wednesday. The news was confirmed by his son Sebastian. Sebastian wrote on Instagram, “So I just got the call… Jeff LaBar, my father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m …