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The Temperance Movement first came to my attention when they opened up at the Sunflower Jam at the Royal Albert Hall late last year. A well to do charity event when the young Anglo Scots band tread the same boards as the royalty of rock that featured such names as Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, John Paul Jones, Brian May and Deep Purple's Ian Paice. The youngsters were by no means out of their depth. In fact they walked it with ease.

Since then they've been on the tip of everyone's lips as "the band to watch" and have been selling out venues in the capital such as the Water Rats and the Borderline before even a full debut album is released.

Tonight the 100 Club follows suit on a very hot and sweaty packed evening.

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This is my third sighting of the band live in these past seven months and I have to say they have improved on every visit, growing with confidence and passion. The style of music is from the roots of The Faces to the country flavour of the Eagles.

Trainspotting Begbie lookalike Phil Campbell, whose granite voice is drenched in the whiskey of rock 'n roll, has a sound similar to fellow Glaswegian Frankie Miller. A singer with a cool swagger who gives the songs deep hearted richness with his soulful raspy voice.

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The band play loose with an easy going rock 'n roll vibe and when they put their heart and soul into the slower numbers such as 'Pride' and 'Only Friend' is when The Movement shine the most.

Crowd favourite 'Take It Back' has a hypnotic, jiving swing to it.

It's still early days for The Temperance Movement, a band whom judging by the mixed crowd are already crossing musical boundaries, but a couple of good rocking commercial numbers added to their repertoire will see this band making some big waves.

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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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