Me(n)tal-Meltdown needs YOU – part deux

Ever had that nagging feeling that a wonderful festival is going on abroad, with some bands you adore (or are just curious about) – but you’re ten thousand miles away from it and don’t have enough money let alone time to see it?

So that’s… how many of you, exactly? Let me see those hands up… one, two, three… fifty. Wow, that’s a lot more than I thought! Wait, there are a few more up… wow.
Festival season may be over for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t continue on in other countries for the rest of the year or before next time. In turn, it doesn’t mean that metalheads like you and me aren’t done traveling, either.

In a bid to keep up with what’s going on in Europe and the North American continent (and all of Asia, if something cool’s happening that you want to read about), Me(n)tal-Meltdown wants to bring you – the audience – festival coverage on our online pages. That’s day reviews, photos and (if we’re lucky) even interviews with fans who travel all the way to see their favourites and more play live. In this day and age, what is more important to keeping the metal world alive, than live (experience)?

To make this happen however, we need help –  your help, to be exact. Especially if you live outside of the United Kingdom.

If you’re interested and would like to provide live festival reviews to Me(n)tal-Meltdown, drop us a line at

joutsen_cygnus21 [at] yahoo [dot] com
with the heading, ‘Me(n)tal-Meltdown Reviews’ and a sample of your writing in the form of a live gig review, and we’ll get back to you.

If all works out, you’ll be reading about Wacken, Inferno, Maryland Deathfest and more on this site!

Good luck, and I hope to read from you soon!

Yours Forever in Metal;


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And we’re back!

After an unexpected hiatus, Me(n)tal-Meltdown is back!


Oh come on, show some gratitude, you.


As always, there’s always something going on while your back’s to the wall. So what’s been happening?
*American exceptionalism comes to play (or not, depending how you look at it), when Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe gets out on bail from his imprisonment for manslaughter in the Czech Republic


*Deep Purple legend Jon Lord may be gone, but he left a parting gift for his fans. (Sadly, you can only hear it if you’ve got access to BBC iPlayer, and you must do it before the end of the month)


*Indian melodic death metal act Demonic Resurrection successfully made it back to the UK  this year, following on from 2011’s visa problems which saw the cancellation of a mini-tour. Naturally, they made up for this with a London show after their Bloodstock appearance


*Word has it that Darkthrone are going to debut some new songs, at Bunker Festival 2012 in Oslo, Norway. (Why aren’t I living there, again? Oh, yeah…)


*After Killing Joke’s withdrawal from their upcoming tour with The Mission and The Cult, Jaz Coleman resurfaced – and we don’t know what to make of it


Plus many other things, that if we were to write them all down, we’d miss tonight’s Friday deadline! We are back in action, and we are swinging back into the regular weekly cycle.

I’m just going to leave this behind for now, and see you all again Monday.