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'What Doesn't Kill Us'
(Bullet Tooth)

Jeff Kunze

jeff kuntze

Throw The Fight hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota and in 2012 they have returned with their second full length album, the triumphant release of 'What Doesn't Kill Us'.

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Along with the new album, TTF have a new label in Bullet Tooth. They enlisted John Feldmann (Atreyu, The Used) to produce this sonically crushing, fluid, and dynamic record.

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It begins with the killer track 'Bloodshot Eyes' and it sets the formula that TTF use so well. For every screaming breakdown or bruising guitar riff there is a massive chorus just waiting to be sprung.

Songs 'One Step Away', 'Lights Out For Summer', the immediate throw your fist in the air 'Not So Hollywood' and the standout 'When The World Stops Spinning' shows depth of song writing and ability to mix many elements of sound without losing the strength of the song.

The band takes down the intensity for 'Runaway' and also does a killer Metal version of the Cutting Crew's hit song 'I Just Died In Your Arms'.

The final track, 'You Can't Sleep With Concrete Shoes', stamps the album with its aggressive attack and power.

'What Doesn't Kill Us' is a fantastic album and shows the strength of a band that is surely on the rise in 2012. Power, melody, and great songs line this album from start to finish. Get out and pick this one up.

Throw The Fight is:
James Clark - Vocals
Ryan Baustert - Guitar
Jonathan Sutton - Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Baustert - Drums
Kyle Glidden - Bass/Vocals




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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