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'Skies Are Falling'
(SED Records)

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Hornet describe themselves as "bringing a modern blend of hard rock, punk and metal together". This is definitely a no frills, fast power driven, hard rocking, party rock CD from beginning to end; think the bastard son of The Almighty and Zodiac Mindwarp.

'Skies Are Falling' is a very catchy powerful track and the growly powerful vocals of frontman Joe Thompson mixed with the melodic style of music create the vibe for the remaining tracks.

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Second track 'Down To The Bone' has some very sexually suggestive lyrics such as "suck you dry, strip me bare, right down to the bone", which will give you a bit of a smile and have you thinking, wouldn't this be great in a club on a Saturday night.

The other stand out tracks for me are 'Bite Down', which is the rock n' roll version of a drunken night out and a fist full of trouble, while 'I'm Gonna Be The Man' has me wanting to go out and party hard and listen to good music.

'Rock n' Roll Riot' totally keeps the emphasis set by all the tracks.

'Storm The Gates' is definitely the softest number on the album, but don't be fooled - it is still a very powerful track. Joe is quoted as saying when writing these song lyrics: "Initial ideas came from Greek mythology," which was an interest of his and that he managed to fit them into the song.

He also goes on to set the challenge - can you guess the story that it is based on. If you do think you know why not mail them...

To be honest I thought every track on 'Skies Are Falling' was a fine example of an album that if promoted very well, could be a smash hit.

The high octane energy is very apparent, each track is filled with a positive punch which many bands fail to achieve and be able to sustain throughout.

Track listing:
Skies Are Falling
Down To The Bone
Second Hand Smoke
State of Emergency
Under Pressure
Bite Down
I'm Gonne Be The Man
Drive On
Sweet Lips
Rock n' Roll Riot
Storm The Gates




Hornet have unveiled a lyric video for their new single 'Storm The Gates'. The track, taken from the band's debut album 'Skies Are Falling', is arguably a softer number of the band's repertoire. The atmospheric track gives off a whole different feel to the band, featuring a melodic vocal approach instead of the band's usual hard heavy vocal.

Check out the lyric video below.

'Storm The Gates' is available on iTunes or from along with previously unreleased B-side, 'Outta Control'.




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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