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Photo of Avantasia at the O2 Forum, London

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia hit London’s O2 Forum on Tuesday 17 April for a three-hour metal opera extravaganza. Shoehorning in enough vocal talent to launch a spaceship to the moon, the show galloped through no less than 24 epic songs, leaning heavily on the excellent new album, ‘Moonglow’. Words: Johnny Churchill …
Photo of Tony Martin, who has joined Kingdom Of Madness

Former Black Sabbath frontman, Tony Martin, will join Kingdom Of Madness, the band that features former Magnum members Mark Stanway, Micky Barker, Richard Bailey and Mo Birch, for their 2020 UK shows. Kingdom Of Madness with Tony Martin will perform classic Magnum from the celebrated 1978-94 era. Tony toured the …
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 …

On 9th December 2016, Magnum’s worldwide army of fans were left in shock when longtime keyboardist Mark Stanway announced his departure from the band. Magnum: ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’ Release Date: January 18th 2019 (Steamhammer/SPV) And his timing could not have been better as it was on the eve …

MetalTalk’s Andy Rawll met with Magnum’s Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley on the eve of the release of ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, their very special new album which is released today, Friday January 18th 2019 on Steamhammer/SPV. Interview: Andy Rawll, Video: Steve Ritchie 17 January 2019 Tony and Bob …

MetalTalk’s Andy Rawll met with Magnum’s Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley on the eve of the release of ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, their very special new album which is released on January 18th 2019 on Steamhammer/SPV. Interview: Andy Rawll, Video: Steve Ritchie 11 January 2019 Tony and Bob talk …

MetalTalk’s Andy Rawll met with Magnum’s Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin on the eve of the release of ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, their very special new album which is released on January 18th 2019 on Steamhammer/SPV. Interview: Andy Rawll, Video: Steve Ritchie 5th January 2019 Bob and Tony talk …

Forty years and twenty albums on from their ‘Kingdom Of Madness’ debut offering, British melodic rock stalwarts Magnum show no signs of slowing down, indeed their latest release, ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’, has been hailed as their best in years. Words and Pictures: Mick Burgess Taking into account …

Keyboardist Mark Stanway has made the shock decision to leave British pomp rockers Magnum midway through their current run of UK and Irish dates. On his Facebook page today Stanway said: “Due to irrevocable circumstances, I am deeply saddened to announce that I have made one of the most difficult …

“The Spirit that guides you, follow it through To the spirit inside you always be true” These words from ‘The Spirit’ and heard in tonight’s encore sum up perfectly Magnum’s success, longevity and ability to hold an audience spellbound. Liz Medhurst: Photos by Noel Buckley Their live show isn’t always …