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Thrash hits today posted an absurd statment today about some nonce being the greatest rock star at the moment, so here's my response to them..!

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Six Reasons why Simon Hall Is the Greatest Rockstar In The World Today

1. His Band.

Beholder play Heavy Metal. No messing about, straight to the point, HEAVY FUCKING METAL. Mr Hall can sing and growl and does both effortless and seemlessly. The bands second album, 'The Order Of Chaos', was released earlier this year with anger, frustration and pure bloody fury shaping the albums lyrics and rating extremely highly in all the Metal press.

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2. Philanthropy.

Beholder wrote and donated the single, 'Never Take Us Down', for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation to help promote awareness to 'Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere'. The song was even played to Greater Manchester Police at their recent hearing upon deciding to include crimes against persons with an alternative culture as a hate crime. Good work guys!

Beholder: 'Never Take Us Down

3. His Job.

Like most real musicians, Mr Hall has a day job, but his job is more awesome than most. He works at a festival! Not just any festival; Bloodstock-Open-Air, the UK's No.1 independent outdoor Metal festival. Simon manages the Newblood and S.O.P.H.I.E stages.

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4. Champion. Mr. Hall is a straight talking guy, he won't mess you about - and you sure wouldn't want to mess about with him, but he's a big teddy bear really. He's proud to be British, undeniably a metal fan to the core and has a massive love and support for unsigned British metal acts. Organising Metal 2 The Masses, Simon gives the little guys the chance to play to new crowds, building a fan base, as well as the prize of playing BOA, and a grand prize to play at Wacken-Open-Air! He even travels around the country to attend as many of these as he can as a judge, what a legend and a patron, someone give this guy a medal!

simon hall

5. Superstar DJ.

Somehow Mr Hall manages to find time to fit in a weekly radio show at Bloodstock Radio (previously TotalRock). Showcasing the many bands that send in demos for slots at M2tM, bands that win their regional finals alongside his heroes such as Dio and Zappa and all things rock and Metal, plus a touch of trad jazz, oo-er!

Beholder: 'Splinter'

6. Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll.

Mr Hall is married so he sure is getting a lot of sex and he's one hell of a sexy mofo with his big bouncy beard and dancing around stage in his kilt. Simon always parties hard, he's that much of a drinking machine I think he once drank engine oil! He once told me he'd bedded the entire outfit of Rock Bitch! But all in moderation, Simon is a professional and is in control of his actions, a sexy partying gentleman - what a catch!

Simon Hall is a hard working and respectable man with a passion and love for music. He works hard and plays hard and will give respect and equality. A big man with a big heart and a big beard, a great smile and a roaring laugh. He's made me smile when I've been down and even warmed me up when I was wet and cold in a field.

This, is a role model.

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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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