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Photo of Collateral at The Borderline

The Prime Minister has delayed the return to indoor performances in England due to the increase in rates of COVID-19 infection in hotspots in parts of the UK. In an address to the nation today, Boris Johnson said “We are postponing changes for at least a fortnight. Indoor performances will …
Photo of the Stone Temple Pilots by Robert Sutton

The eastern German regions of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are using funding of €990,000 to identify a framework for how gigs and other events can be held “without posing a danger for the population”. The regions, where capacity for events is limited to 1,000 people, is to allow events with no …
Ramblin Man Fair photo by Robert Sutton

The DCMS (Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) has released a report which criticises the UK Government response to the impact on the UK culture sector of the COVID-19 crisis, saying it was “vague and slow-coming.” The report states that Boris Johnson’s Government failed to recognise the size of …
Iron Maiden crowd

At a Downing Street news conference this morning (17 July 2020) the Prime Minster unveiled the plan for a “more significant return to normality” by Christmas, with a return to indoor live performances to restart in England in August, subject the the successful completion of pilots. It was also stated that …
Photo of Cory Marks

While Country Rock may not be on the lips of all Metal fans, what is certain is that Cory Marks’ amped up style has raised some eyebrows in Metal Land. Marks has released the track ‘Outlaws and Outsiders’ today, and the radio version of the song includes Ivan Moody (Five …
Heavy Metal band Anvil, Bannermans, Edinburgh

With the UK heading for the sharpest recession on record, caught in the middle of this pandemic are our Grass Roots Venues. Like many businesses, there are many of these in danger of going to the wall and MetalTalk have spoken with three such venues to find out why #saveourvenues is …

Angela Merkel has just made an announcement in Germany regarding major events in the country. This is a translation of a paragraph about it on a German news website. Merkel told German news: “Major events in Germany should not take place before 31 August. This means, for example, that football …
Visions Of Atlantis tShirt

With global Heavy Metal tours having to be scrapped due to the Coronavirus disaster, the financial burden for the music industry has never been so dire. This is especially true when gigs are cancelled mid-tour, where cash outlay has already happened and the expected door receipts and merchandise sales are …
Biff Byford, Saxon vocalist, discusses his first Solo Album

In an already tough market, the Heavy Metal music industry is continuing to see more setbacks as the effects of Coronavirus continues to make front page news. This morning Biff Byford announced his April/May solo tour has been cancelled. While this is a result of low-ticket sales over the last …
HRH AOR and Hammerfest postponed

HRH AOR 8 (12-15 March) and HAMMERFEST XII (19-22 March) have both been postponed in the wake of the current health situation.  Both festival websites have been updated with a postponement message. A statement from Chic Festivals includes the following: “With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus across Europe, we have …