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'Vicious' EP
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This five track EP is Montreal based rockers Snakeskyn Whiskey's follow up to their successful 'Payments Made In Madness' album, and proves just how far they have come in just over a year with yet another accomplished set of songs.

'Before I Fall' sets the pace for this 24 minute trip, with it's driving drum beat and solid guitar riff. The vocals from Matt Dibi are sounding clean and clear - which is pretty much exactly what you get with Snakeskyn Whiskey. Great songs with great sounds that are best played loud - very loud! There are no fancy gimmicks or gadgets getting in the way of the songs, it's just straight-ahead rock from start to finish.

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With 'I Hate When Pretty Girls Are Married', it's an amusing little ditty which wouldn't look out of place on a Bon Scott-era AC/DC album with the song telling the story of an unfortunate guy who seems to be attracted to married women (as the title suggests!), whilst the track 'Psychomaniac' blasts out with a subtle Motley Crue feel to it thanks to the main riff and the memorable shouty chorus.

This comparison isn't meant to take anything away from the band or the track itself as it's another great track, and certainly it's one that I hope the band have put into their live set list as it could be a good audience participation number.

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Having said all this, though, Snakeskyn Whiskey are by no means an average band with average songs. Take the track 'Endlesss Pursuit', for example - the intro to this is just superb! With its slow and subtle build up for nearly a minute before the main riff comes crashing in - truly awesome stuff that the band should be very proud of. This track also benefits from a great guitar solo for Justyn Vynn which just soars - making this particular track one of my favourites.

The official video for 'Before I Fall' can be seen here:

Before I Fall
Endless Pursuit
I Hate When Pretty Girls Are Married
Keep Screaming

You can catch Snakeskyn Whiskey live here with CrashDiet and Crucified Barbara:
Thursday 11th April – West Chester PA
Friday 12th April – Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday 13th April – New York NY
Monday 15th April – Springfield VA
Tuesday 16th April – White Marsh MD
Wednesday 17th April – Spartanburg, SC
Thursday 18th April – Atlanta, GA

Tickets are available from:

Snakeskyn Whiskey are:
Matt Dibi – Vocals/Rhythm Guitars
Justyn Vynn – Lead Guitar/Back Vocals
Jordan Dibi – Bass/Back Vocals
Tommy Tarantilis – Drums

Snakeskyn Whiskey Online:
Official Website:

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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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