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  10th November 2011



Saxon set off on the next leg of the 'Call To Arms' tour on Friday morning. Biff Byford had been partying until 5.30am the previous night at the Classic Rock Awards but managed to get up to speak to's Mark Taylor about the tour and Saxon's successful 2011.

11.11.2011 ES Santander Proyecto Escenario
12.11.2011 ES Pamplona Sala Totem
13.11.2011 ES Madrid Sala Heineken
15.11.2011 IT Romagnano Sesia Rock'n'Roll Arena
17.11.2011 CH Lucerne Konzerthaus Schüür
19.11.2011 AT Kundl Gemeindesaal
20.11.2011 AT Salzburg Rockhouse
21.11.2011 AT Vienna Arena
23.11.2011 DE Halle Schorre
24.11.2011 DE Bremen Aladin
25.11.2011 DE Lichtenfels Christmas Metal Festival
26.11.2011 NL Hengelo Metropool
27.11.2011 DK Copenhagen Amager Bio
29.11.2011 SE Malmo Kulturbolaget
30.11.2011 SE Gothenburg Trädgårn
02.12.2011 SE Stockholm Munchenbryggeriet
04.12.2011 FN Helsinki Nosturi
07.12.2011 PL Krakow Studio
08.12.2011 PL Warsaw Stodola
10.12.2011 DE Karlsruhe Knock Out Festival
11.12.2011 DE Bochum Zeche
13.12.2011 UK Oxford O2 Academy
14.12.2011 UK Leicester O2 Academy
16.12.2011 UK Edinburgh Picturehouse
17.12.2011 UK Belfast Mandela Hall
19.12.2011 UK Sheffield O2 Academy
20.12.2011 UK London Koko

You can get your Saxon tickets by clicking here.

Click here for's review of Saxon's 'Call To Arms' album...

Click here for's review of Saxon's March 2011 London gig...



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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