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'The Great Architect'
(This is Core)


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hate tyler the great architect

OK, so Hate Tyler are an Italian Metal band and this is their debut album, already out now as of earlier this month. They are: Davide Grillo (vocals) Marco Pastorino (guitars) Federico Maraucci (guitars) and Liuk J. Abbot on drums.

Marco wrote and created all the music on this debut album with support from the rest of the band with the music arrangement. The band themselves report they are happy with this debut album as they are not easily dropped into one Metal genre but cover many, sometimes three or fouer all in the same song. So, with individual ownership plus versatility on offer this could be good.

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Time to settle down and listen. Before kicking off with the first track, 'Devil Park', can I just check and ask that those of you holding anything put it down now – especially if it is something precious, like a full pint or an infant. The reason being this track starts with a decent Metal intro, a bit melodic in a mean n' moody way but at one minute and eleven seconds a quick diversion down the thrash route kicks in. Being a thrash aficionado and also remembering when the genre was born I am more than amenable to this genre blending, its unexpected but also good music!

The band themselves say their favourite track is 'The Different' but for me it is 'Anything Else'. The reason for this track being outstanding is that it is multi-layered; guitar/guitar/guitar plus strong melody before it all breaks down into the bass grind with the drums picking up the pace again with more guitar and the vocals are differentiated in delivery.

The rest of the album continues in a similar style – thrash incorporating heavier Metal with the occasional brief visit to a melody.

1. Devil Park
2. Hatetyler
3. Stop Me
4. The Different
5. Need To Hate You
6. Inferno
7. Anything Else
8. Welcome To Tortuga
9. The Great Architect

If you like thrash and can stomach a little bit of Metal on the lighter side then this is worth checking out, if you like - for example - Slayer but cannot in any way tolerate melodic vocals then stay clear.

I am off to check Amazon's music department to see if they are selling this yet and listen to a little bit of lighter Slayer 'South Of Heaven' while I do so – I feel inspired!




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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