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'Dig In Deep'
Release Date: 23rd April 2012

Phil Kane

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tyketto dig in deep

If you are reading this wondering who Tyketto are then where the fuck have you been, planet Zog? Very quickly; this band hails from New Jersey where they formed in 1990. Their debut release, 'Don't Come Easy', was put out in 1991 and over time has become a bit of a cult classic. Despite losing their mojo a few times, these boys have been knocking around in one form or another ever since. Whilst Tyketto has never achieved arena filling status, it has sold a lot of albums worldwide becoming a bit of a underground favourite in the process.

'Dig In Deep' is Tyketto's sixth album and the first in seventeen years to be recorded by the original line up. It's a sunshiny good time stomper of a rock n' roller that will put a big ol' shit lickin' grin on yer face. The wait has been worth it too as albums as good as this just don't come 'round very often but when they do living no longer seems quite so bad.

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These boys shit this sort of high end rough arsed, hip grinding AOR stuff at will. Think a bluesy American version of The Answer; it's that kind of groove. The opener, 'Faithless', is a bit of a Metallic curve ball being the heaviest thing on here, despite the George Martin strings moment in the middle but it lacks the slap happy good nature of the rest of the album.

Yet with the following 'Love To Love' this album kicks in proper heralding the arrival of big goofy grooves and even bigger bouncy riffs. From that point on you know that it's all going to be just fine.

Of the mercifully few ballads only the maudlin violin iced harbinger and album closer 'This Is How We Say Goodbye' comes close to detracting from the album's sunny disposition. Overall, this record is one hell of a joyous, life affirming, riff heavy hip swinger.

'Dig In Deep' is not as good as the band's 'Don't Come Easy' and 'Shine' albums but it is not far short of the mark. Nonetheless, after five years it is a more than welcome return from a band that tends to let the silences between albums drag on a bit too long.

If you are already a fan then why are you wasting ten precious minutes of your life reading this? Just get it.

However, for the uninitiated who have just returned from interplanetary travel, 'Dig In Deep' makes a damn good point of entry introduction to this cracking little outfit.




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.

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