Hellfest 2022 / Slapdown “will do everything to honour this opportunity”

Hellfest 2022 is a marathon double edition with 350 artists on six stages over an extended double weekend.French Extreme Metal band Slapdown tell MetalTalk they are ready. "We will do everything to honour this opportunity." @hellfestopenair @thrash.slapdown

Fleet Gig 4 Ukraine a sell-out, but live stream now available

Elles Bailey, Sari Schorr and Mike Ross are part of a host of stars who will gather at The Harlington, Fleet, on 10 April 2022 for the sold-out unique Gig 4 Ukraine event.

The Quireboys / “None of us asked to be put into this position”

The Quireboys have released a statement explaining the reasons for parting ways with Spike.The statement talks of a history of problems between band and singer, missed shows by Spike and the singer's unwillingness to communicate. @thequireboys

Dirty Honey will cross the pond for UK and European summer dates

Dirty Honey, who are making waves in the US already, will cross the pond this June and July for a number of headline dates, festival dates and support slots with KISS, Guns N' Roses and Rival Sons."It's an honour to finally bring our music across the Atlantic," vocalist Marc LaBelle said. @dirtyhoneyband Photo: @shannonwilk_

Steelbourne / Danish Metallers “are beyond excited” to sign with Wormholdeath

Danish Metal Band Steelbourne has signed a deal with Workholedeath and will re-release their album A Tale As Old As Time on 29 April 2022."We are beyond excited to initiate a joint adventure with WHD,'" the band said. @steelbourne_metal @wormholedeath_records

Bernie Marsden Hosting a Bicester Evening With; Trios announced for this summer

Bernie Marsden will host An Evening With in Bicester on 12 May 2022 to launch the vinyl versions of his Chess and Kings albums.New album Trios, celebrating the greatest power trios in history, set for Summer. @berniemarsden @conquest_music_ltd

Metallica Foundation supporting Ukraine through World Central Kitchen

Through their All Within My Hands Foundation, Metallica wants you to help them support World Central Kitchen's work aiding in the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe.Exclusive march available online, all proceeds going to the campaign.

Steven Wilson / King of prog to release his book Limited Edition Of One this week

Steven Wilson, described as the king of prog, releases his long-awaited book Limited Edition Of One on 7 April 2022 through Constable."The more I thought about it, the more I realised my career has been unusual," Steven says. @stevenwilsonhq @constablebooks

Foo Fighters win three prizes at the 2022 Grammy Awards

Foo Fighters, just one week after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, have won three prizes at the 2022 Grammy Awards.Dream Theater won best Metal performance for The Alien. Photo: @shannonwilk_ @foofighters

Lovebites holding open auditions seeking new bass player

Japanese band Lovebites are holding open auditions for a new bass player to replace Miho.The founding member Miho announced her decision to leave the band last year, saying, "my spirit for Heavy Metal never dies." @lovebites_jp

David Lowy / Daisyland’s Long Way To Go has “great significance to the world’s predicaments”

Long Way To Go is the third Live From Daisyland single."It's a hard-driving rock and roll track with great significance to the world's predicaments today," David Lowy said. Photo: @rock_pixs @thedeaddaisies @douglasaldrichguitar @glennhughesonline

Steve Morse takes Deep Purple break as wife Janine battles cancer

Steve Morse takes a break from live Deep Purple shows to support Janine, his wife, in her battle with cancer. Simon McBride will take over guitar duties.MetalTalk and the whole Heavy Metal family send our love and prayers to Steve and Janine at this difficult time. @deeppurple_official Photo: @markellisphotography

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society add UK Shows to festival filled summer tour

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have announced a full UK and Europe headline tour scheduled for summer 2022, taking in major festivals including Donington.Zakk and the band arriving in London on 7 June for two nights at Camden's Electric Ballroom before dates in Liverpool and Folkestone sandwich Donington. @blacklabelsocietyofficial @zakkwyldebls

Suicidal Angels book studio and renew their vows with Nuclear Blast

Suicidal Angels have been writing their new album and, having "renewed our vows" with Nuclear Blast, will begin recording next month."After a dozen years, we are in the same exciting position as in the past to announce our return to Nuclear Blast," the band said. @suicidalangelsofficial @nuclearblastrecords

The Struts sign with Big Machine and announce Homecoming tour

The Struts, who tour the US this spring, will head to Europe for the festival season before playing The Homecoming Tour, six dates in England.The band recently signed with the leading independent record label Big Machine Label Group. @thestruts @bigmachinelabelgroup

Three Days Grace / 22 date UK and European tour starts this September

Three Days Grace embark on a 22 date UK and European tour, their first dates this side of the pond since 2018.The band will also release Explosions, their seventh studio album, on 6 May 2022 via Music For Nations. @threedaysgraceofficial @mfnofficial

Ozzy Osbourne / With a 47% alcohol content, it’s The Ultimate Gin

Ozzy Osbourne has released The Ultimate Gin in the UK end Europe through Brands For Fans. Ozzy's gin is made in the classic London Dry Gin style and boasts a string 47% alcohol content. @ozzyosbourne @brandsforfans

Bodysnatcher / Deathcore and no compromise on new album Bleed-Abide

Bodysnatcher, the American Deathcore band whose breakdowns are like the aural equivalent of being run over by a steamroller... repeatedly... will release their third album Bleed-Abide on 22 April 2022 via MNRK Heavy. @bodysnatcherfl @mnrk_heavy
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