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James Kennedy author of Noise Damage

It is an interesting time for Metal books. We have just seen Adrian Smiths autobiography released and soon there is the prospect of The Metal God’s, AKA Rob Halford, tome to read. Both are good (more on the latter, later this month), but neither match the raw passion of a desire to conquest …
The Flower Kings

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own. “That as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost …
Snowy White. Photo Per Olav Heimstad

Snowy White and the White Flames have released the single ‘I Wish I Could’, taken from their upcoming new album ‘Something On Me’. The album is set for release 9 October 2020 and is a follow up to 2018’s ‘The Situation’. One of the classic English Blues guitarists, White developed …
Fish - ‘THIS PARTY’S OVER’

Fish has released the single ‘This Party’s Over’, taken from his final solo album ‘Weltschmerz’, which will be released 25 September 2020. The track is an upbeat folk inspired track, focussing on the changing of the Prog Master’s habits. Fish told us the song was inspired by a time “when I …
Legendary UK heavy metal four piece Orange Goblin

Legendary UK Heavy Metal four piece Orange Goblin have had to postpone the planned 25th Anniversary celebrations, with new dates now booked for 2021.   Ben Ward told MetalTalk: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have to concede defeat and announce that due to the ongoing COVID-19 …
Revival Black gig poster

With so few shows on the horizon, MetalTalk are delighted to be covering the full Revival Black sold out headline show at Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend, Saturday 12 September. The gig is to be held outside, with limited capacity and social distance measures in place. The Liverpool Hard Rockers are …
War Of The Worlds 2022 Poster

In disturbing Concert related news, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds – Alive On Stage will now tour the UK in 2022. Originally planned for March/April 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for the rescheduling and it remains to be seen how this will affect …
Photo of Marilyn Manson

After a string of very fine, if not entirely consistent albums in the last several years, the erstwhile Antichrist Superstar himself has returned with his eagerly anticipated eleventh studio album ‘We Are Chaos’, and not a moment too soon. He also has a formidable new partner in crime to write …
Photo of the band Oceans Of Slumber

If you are looking for quality Progressive Death Metal, chances are your first stop would not be Texas! Oceans Of Slumber seem to have a revolving door policy when it comes to band members – new additions for this self-titled album come in the form of Alexander Lucian and Jessie …
Photo of the Prog band Redemption

There’s possibly never been a better time to listen to a live album, although some may feel it’s a dual edged sword, reminding us what we are missing whilst filling that visceral itch for the thrill of the volume and fellowship of a crowd pressing against the barrier. Prog Metal …