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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

LIONSEX
'Get It' Album Launch
London, Spice Of Life
3rd November 2011

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I think it's safe to say it's better to come from Milton Keynes than it is to go there. That is, of course, unless you had a time machine and could go back to the Milton Keynes Bowl and see Guns N'Roses at their most dangerous back in 1993. That's where the story of MK rockers LionSex comes into action as, when they were young teenagers, brothers JJ and Davy Lyons saw Axl and his gang teach them how to play in a rock'n'roll band. Ever since that monumental day, the boys have dreamt of a way out of standing in front of the bedroom mirror, and turning their vision into a rock reality.

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Through Facebook, they met vocalist Jef Leppard, who has a name that wouldn't be out of place in 'Spinal Tap' - or the 'Rock Of Ages' West End show, come to think of it - but with tongue firmly in cheek, the beastly named LionSex was formed and the band were born free and on a mission to be ringmasters of the big top. Safari so good.

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Today, LionSex were playing an afternoon showcase gig in the bustling West End to us industry-types, to see if they could scratch us enough to get a roar of approval. Having had a good listen to their debut album, 'Get It' (out on 21st November through Roar Power/Universal), I can safely say that LionSex have got what it takes to be a 'mane' attraction, blending the hedonistic sounds of eighties hair Metal rock downtuned with gothic overtones.

Full of catchy tunes with some great melodic riffs, with singer Leppard's raspy voice, they very much remind me of a rocky version of new wave punk legends The Psychedlic Furs. I'm sure these boys (who look like the type who would steal your girlfriend's make-up) would look 'Pretty In Pink'.

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After quaffing some complimentry sarnies and downing some free liquor, it was good to know LionSex can cut it live in a short and blood hungry set. Ripping through four songs from the debut including the fist throwing opener, 'Get It', and the single, 'Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy', the boys certainly made it look easy.

Ending with a roaring homage to Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell', I can safely say it won't be long before LionSex become rebellious idols themselves.

Do yourself a favour and catch LionSex on their December headlining club tour.I got it, you should Get It too.

Click here for Mark's video interview with LionSex

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Setlist:

Get It
M.I.A
Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy
Used To Be
Rebel Yell



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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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