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  MAD MAX
'Another Night Of Passion'
(Steamhammer/SPV)
Release Date: 26th March 2012


Phil Kane

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mad max another night of passion


This band was originally poised for Yankee greatness back in 87 with their fourth album 'Night Of Passion'. Record company fuckwittery, however, scuppered all that and damned the band and album to oblivion. Now the original line-up of Mad Max has reunited to bring us this album of brand new material and what a little cracker it is too.

A long overdue direct follow on from that last album, 'Another Night Of Passion' is unashamedly retro with big choruses and driving songs. It is the sound of a hot car cruising on a long straight road of shimmering tarmac with its top down and the hot wind blowing through your hair.

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A fantastic slice of Teutonic melodic Metal that will sit very nicely with all those other fantastic slices of Teutonic melodic Metal that are currently sat on your cd shelf or scattered across your death decks. It's a joyous celebration of the art of Metal that bounces about like an over enthusiastic puppy. Its Metal not far removed from that of Edguy.

For album standouts you can just take your pick as there are no duff 'uns as such. If you insist however, there's the Leppard chorus of 'Metal Edge', 'Welcome To Rock Bottom''s stomp and 'The Chant' with its Accept groove. The moody instrumental 'True Blue', the party time rock of 40 Rock, the double kick thrust of Black Swan or the retro Rocklahoma (yes ok, the titles are a little, er, clichéd) are all good places to start too.

I think 'Fever Of Love' was originally done by Sweet and whilst it's ok, there are so many other good tracks that a cover of anything is a bit unnecessary.

In short, you can pretty much rely on the fact the Germans can knock out a good hard melodic rock album with a flick of the wrist and Mad Max has done just that with 'Another Night Of Passion'.

With so many excellent melodic rock albums knocking about at the moment, Mad Max will have to work hard to be heard above the clamour. Will they succeed? I hope so because 'Another Night Of Passion' is certainly no excuse for failure.

Excellent. Get it.

27.3.12




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.

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