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Bloodstock Festival 2021 logo

Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne and Party Cannon have been added to the Bloodstock bill for the 2021 festival. Set for 11-15 August 2021, Bloodstock are working hard to ensure that they are a bright light in Heavy Metals devastated festival landscape. The 2021 edition of the festival, …
Glastonbury 2021 poster

With Glastonbury cancelled for a second successive year, Emily Eavis has announced a global livestream from Worthy Farm set for Saturday, 22 May 2021. Emily Eavis told MetalTalk: “After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across …
Cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd Live At Knebworth '76

On the 21st of August 1976, Knebworth House, in the Southern County of Hertfordshire, hosted one of the most famous Classic Rock performances of the last fifty years. And no, it was not by headliners and the biggest band on the planet The Rolling Stones. It was Florida’s Lynyrd Skynyrd …
Photo of Ward XVI

We all secretly like something that scares us a little, that little frisson of goose-bumping, sweat inducing fear that makes our hearts beat a little faster and makes us feel alive. There a very few bands on the planet who understand that as well as Ward XVI, the North West …
Photo from Anneke van Giersbergen Album release show

Dutch national institution Anneke van Giersbergen released her latest solo album ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ on 26th February this year. MetalTalk’s review can be read here. Of course Covid means that like the rest of the music world, the mercurial Ms van Giersbergen can not pack her suitcase …
Photo of Lovebites

Lovebites will release their exciting new EP ‘Glory, Glory, To The World’ on CD and Vinyl in the UK on 28 May 2021, via JPU records. The EP was earlier released digitally worldwide, charting in Metal lists around the world, including all five tracks taking the top five positions of iTunes …
Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, The Royal Albert hall has been described as a the "Holy Grail" for musicians and over time has featured many famous Heavy Metal gigs such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath.

Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, The Royal Albert hall has been described as a the “Holy Grail” for musicians and over time has featured many famous Heavy Metal gigs such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath. Originally intended to be called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, …
Volbeat vinyl selection for The Strength/The Sound/The Songs

Danish Rockabilly Metallers Volbeat celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album ‘The Strength/The Sound/The Songs’ and have reissued it on limited edition coloured vinyls. MetalTalk decided to give the album a reappraisal. Volbeat – The Strength/The Sound/The Songs (Mascot Records) Release Date: 26 march 2021 Words: Robert Adams Every …
Guitarists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen

It is fair to assume that Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen are not setting out for world domination with their new collaboration. So with a probable carefree attitude, where better to record their debut album than smack bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on one of the paradisiac …
Photo Of Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish has moved her UK tour to early 2022, with three new dates added including the fabulous KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton.  Samantha told MetalTalk: “It was strange (and ambitious) announcing a tour because we were all locked down fighting this virus. We are still fighting! “We have had …