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Mark's video interview with bassist Nick Fyffe and guitarist Luke Potashnick is at the bottom of this page...

It's been quite a year for the Temperance Movement. Only a year ago they released their 'Pride' EP and a week later they played at the Sunflower Jam at the Royal Albert Hall sharing a bill with rock royalty such as Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, Led Zep's John Paul Jones and Ian Paice of Deep Purple plus many more.

For the past year the band have been working hard playing up and down the country and winning new fans everywhere they go with their brand of seventies inspired country flavoured rock.

In fact at the end of last year in MetalTalk's Best Of 2012 selections I predicted The Temperance Movement as the band to watch out for, and it seems that just nine months on there's no stopping them as their debut album has just entered the UK National charts at Number 12.

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You can read MetalTalk's Mike Foley well deserved 5/5 review of the album here and Andy Millen's 5/5 review of the band's recent appearance at Scotland's Loopallu festival here.

Just before the album was released the Temperance Movement held an album launch for invited industry folk and a few lucky fans and the band played a short set of seven songs including the latest single 'Midnight Black', the bluesy stride of 'Ain't No Telling' and the laid back burner 'Smouldering' whilst the intro to 'Chinese Lanterns' was done in an acappella style straight from the text book of the Eagles rounding of the set with the soulful rocker 'Only Friend'.

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This was my fifth live viewing of the band over the last year and they improve immensely with every show having finely honed their craft to perfection proving that hard work does eventually pay off.

Just before the show MetalTalk's Mark Taylor had a quick word with bassist Nick Fyffe and guitarist Luke Potashnick to chat about their prolific year with the Temperance Movement and what hopes the band hold for the future. You can see the interview at the bottom of this page.

Set list:
Be Lucky
Midnight Black
Ain't No Telling
Chinese Lanterns
Only Friend

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See The Temperance Movement live at the following shows:

Sep. 26 - Reading, UK - Sub89
Sep. 27 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Sep. 28 - Leicester, UK - O2 Academy 2
Sep. 29 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms

Nov. 15 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Nov. 17 - London, UK - KOKO
Nov. 18 - Cardiff, UK - Globe
Nov. 20 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 2
Nov. 21 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Nov. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy




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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