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lee fitzsimmons

Smash those skins and I'll be happy! Liverpool born and bred fictional writer trying to accomplish great things in the arena of factual! I love my Metal, often spend my days on the couch complaining that my neck aches, but am quite eclectic really!

If an album/gig/band is described to me as any of the following (dark, haunting, loud, raw, unrestrained, black, disturbing or even downright scary) chances are I'm going to love it! Here's to a long and beneficial association with my new-found family!

17 May 2012: I AM I: 'Event Horizon'
8 May 2012: Diablo Swing Orchestra: 'Pandora's Piñata'
25 April 2012: Hour Of 13: '333'
25 April 2012: Interview With Chris Henderson Of 3 Doors Down
24 April 2012: 7 Horns 7 Eyes: 'Throes Of Absolution'
20 April 2012: Nightmare: 'The Burden Of God'
16 March 2012: 3 Doors Down: Manchester Academy
23 February 2012: Opera Diabolicus: '1614'
11 January 2012: Lacuna Coil: 'Dark Adrenaline'
29 December 2011: Korn: 'The Path Of Totality'
19 November 2011: Bury The Conscious EP
19 November 2011: Achren: 'The Forgotten King'
15 November 2011: Lacuna Coil: Manchester Academy 2
11 November 2011: The Darkness: Liverpool, Mountford Hall
6 November 2011: Inmoria Interview: 'Delving Deep'
4 November 2011: Cradle Of Filth Interview: 'Coming Of The Contagion'
1 November 2011: Soil Interview: 'Top Soil'
26 October 2011: Cradle Of Filth: 'Evermore Darkly'
23 October 2011: Venom: 'Fallen Angels'
14 October 2011: Snakebite: 'Created from Nothing'
14 October 2011: Anathema: 'Falling Deeper'
12 October 2011: Stain'd: Manchester Academy 2
5 October 2011: Onslaught Interview: 'Cheesy Moshpits!'
3 October 2011: Onslaught/Gama Bomb: Liverpool, The Masque
3 October 2011: Evanescence: 'Evanescence'
25 September 2011: Inmoria: 'A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary Part 1'



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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