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Photo of the band Ingested

Towards the end of 2006, British Brutal Slam Death Metal legends Ingested almost released their debut EP, ‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’, but it was shelved. However, to mark their fifteen year anniversary, it will finally officially see the light of day, remixed and mastered, revealing it in all …
Image of Wacken 2018 festival poster

2018 saw the first ever Wacken that we can think of which didn’t see a single drop of rain. The sun was turned up to eleven the whole weekend. Words: Nikki Rohlfing Pictures: Wacken.TV, with thanks to Liz Medhurst and Kahmel Farahani This wasn’t going to stop Heavy Metal though, …
Les Binks Priesthood at the Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth

Former Judas Priest drummer Les Binks has been active lately with two Priest related projects. Earlier this year he unveiled his new band, Les Binks’ Priesthood, who played a couple of shows in the UK with a set featuring his time with the band between 1976-79, performing tracks from the …
Photo of Randy Smith, Founder of Mesa/Boogie.

Mesa/Boogie, the iconc guitar amplification company, is now officially part of the legendary Gibson guitar brand. The original ‘Boutique’ amplifier company was founded 51 years ago by Randy Smith, who will join Gibson as Master Designer. Randy told MetalTalk: “I am 75 years-old and still at work every day. This is …
Photo of the German band Accept

Accept are back with Too Mean to Die. It is their 16th album and features eleven tracks of toxic Metal, all of them guaranteed to pour guitar fire and screaming vocals all over the bad times of 2020, in a way that only Accept can. And hey, even the ballad …
Photo of Swedish Death Metal Band Stass

A new year and a new Rogga album. Why? Because he can!! And there is never a wrong time for a Rogga album – that is why!! Stass – Songs Of Flesh And Decay (Emanzipation Productions) Release Date: 15 January 2021 Words: Jools Green This time it is his Stass …
Photo of YouTube star Raphael Mendes

Brazilian YouTube sensation Raphael Mendes, who created the ‘What if Bruce Dickinson sang in other bands?’ series, will front the new project ‘Icon Of Sin’ which will deliver a debut album this year through Frontiers Music Srl. Mendes told MetalTalk: “Music is my passion, a way of life! It has really …
Photo of the band Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters smashed into 2021 as they released ‘No Son Of Mine’, the second teaser track from their upcoming tenth album ‘Medicine At Midnight’ which is out 5 February 2021. The full-on track is built around the chassis of searing Grohl, Smear and Shiflett licks, over a steel-trap-tight Hawkins/Mendel rhythmic frame. …
Think Lizzy - Cold Sweat

Phil Lynott, the last days of Thin Lizzy, Grand Slam and beyond. Words: Paul Monkhouse Thin Lizzy were the cream of the crop in Rock circles, their particular brand of melodic, but hard as nails, material was full of style, class and a romanticism that grabbed the public. That interest …
Photo of band Arallu

Back in 2009 Israeli Black/Death Metal outfit Arallu released ‘Desert Battles – Descending to the Sands’ and despite the album selling out, the band were never fully happy with the mix and so it was decided to re-record the vocals and remix the whole album. The result is ‘Desert Battles …