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Jeff Scott Soto. The Cluny, Newcastle Sept 2019. Photo: Mick Burgess

With almost 90 albums under his belt as a lead vocalist, along with numerous collaborations and recordings, Jeff Scot Soto is known for delivering top quality vocal performance in genres from Metal and Hard Rock to Progressive Rock and even Funk. Soto’s first big break was joining virtuoso guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen …
Bertrand Alary. Metal - 40 Years Of Loud Music.

Bertrand Alary has been a published Rock and Metal photographer since 1983. Having worked with magazines including Kerrang, Metal Hammer, RAW, Burn, Metallix and Metal Maniacs to name just six, Alary’s images have been burnt into the eyes of millions of music fans across the entire globe. Interview: Steve Ritchie. As a …
Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen - Kerrang

In a perfect world Vivian Campbell would not be a member of Def Leppard. On 8 January 1991, while on a six month sabbatical from the group, their much loved guitarist Steve ‘Steamin’ Clark succumbed to his addictions and died as a result of a cocktail of alcohol and prescription …

Everyone loves a good story. When the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night telling itself stories. Harald Sigurdsson, known as Harald of Norway, was the King Of Norway (as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066. Defeated and killed in an attack by Harold Godwinson’s forces in …
Photo of Geezer Butler

Being one of the most influential bassists in Metal history, as well as the primary lyricist of Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler has much to offer both musically and lyrically. In the mid 1990’s, he would finally establish his own solo project where his musical talent was put on full display. …
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 …
Motorhead, The Netherlands, 22 November 1987

What began as a joke amongst friends, ‘Zwaartekracht’ was a hand made photocopied Dutch Heavy Metal News magazine, which over time changed its name to ‘Metal Europe’, became professionally printed and at it’s peak had a local readership of 1000 copies.  This is the remarkable story of Marko van Haren, Donald …
Black Sabbath 50th Anniversary begins

“We would like to start off with a number off our new album. It is a number entitled Paranoid”, states Ozzy Osbourne, before Tony Iommi launches into the now classic riff. This is how Black Sabbath began their set from Montreux in 1970, one of two live sets included in …
Photo of Think Lizzy, with Snowy White

For some people, their first knowledge of Snowy White would come about when listening to the compilation ‘Now That’s What I Call Music 2’, released in March 1984. His soothing debut single, ‘Bird Of Paradise’, enjoyed great success, peaking at number six on the UK singles charts and this brilliant track …
Photo of Li Jing, from Chinese band Li Dao

First opening up to Western Music through the 80’s and 90’s, MetalTalk have heard how the Metal scene in People’s Republic of China is now blossoming. Chinese Metal history goes back to 1989, with the band Tang Dynasty who were the group to wear the tag of first Chinese Heavy Metal …