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Photo of the band Ensiferum

The folk-inspired melodic Death Metal of Ensiferum is set to take a slightly different path on the bands upcoming eighth studio album, ‘Thalassic’, which will hit the shops 10 July 2020. ‘Thalassic’, taken from the ancient Greek as ‘of or relating to seas’, incorporates the traditional orchestrations and folk instrumentation, …
Photo of the band TerraDown

Dutch Melodic Death/Groove Metal outfit TerraDown may be a young band, but they have a very mature and heavy philosophical view, with their lyrics based around “a group of survivors in a broken world, where all the faults and mistakes of our present day society led to an apocalyptic event”. …
Photo of Arjen Lucassen, from Ayreon

The new Ayreon album, ‘Transitus’, has been announced today by Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and it promises to be one of the most epic packages Ayreon have ever put together. ‘Transitus’ is built around a new story and, while not connected to the Ayreon universe, there are subtle links. The …
Photo of the band Sky Valley Mistress

People go mad in the desert, the relentless heat attacking body and brain until both are reduced to a gloopy stew. Sky Valley Mistress know this only too well as they travelled from their home in Blackburn to the hot and unforgiving otherworld of Southern California. To mis-quote Dorothy in …
Blue Oyster Cult, live

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of arguably their most famous album ‘Agents Of Fortune’, Blue Öyster Cult have chosen to take a slightly different approach. Instead of merely remastering the original album with added extras, Blue Öyster Cult chose to play the album from start to finish during an exclusive concert …
#saveourvenues T-shirts from Marshall Amplification

The iconic Marshall Amplification company have launched a special t-shirt as part of their support for the #SaveOurVenues campaign. The campaign is highlighting the problems of, and raising funds for, our grass roots music venues, most of whom are in dire need of help in these unprecedented times. All proceeds …
Photo of Toby Jepson

It was all looking swimmingly well when Little Angels landed the number one spot in the UK charts with their 1993 album ‘Jam’. Scarborough’s finest then went from opening stadium shows for houmous muncher Bryan Adams, sharing private jets with Bon Jovi and receiving lavish gifts from Van Halen to …
Image of the band Grave Digger

German Metal overlords Grave Digger have just released ‘Fields Of Blood’, their 20th studio album release of their impressive 40 year career and it is an as Metal as it gets. MetalTalk’s Sid Kissinger spoke with Chris Boltendahl in Episode Ten of MetalTalk TV to find out what the inspiration and …
Photo of Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God, who released their superior self-titled eighth studio album last Friday, have some great lockdown content coming up for fans over the next couple of days. Already released today, is a live recorded three song quarantine performance of ‘Checkmate’, ‘Laid To Rest’ and ‘New Colossal Hate’, which you …
Evanescence and Within Temptation - new tour date poster

Evanescence and Within Temptation have had to move their rescheduled tour from September 2020 to September 2021, as ongoing restrictions and travel plans have made it impossible to deliver their massive co-headline European tour this year. Originally scheduled for April 2020, the date was initially put back five months, but …