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'Live Fast Die Loud'
(Rat Pack Records)

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Beasto Blanco was formed in 2012 by vocalist Chuck Garric, who is best known for playing bass with Alice Cooper, along with guitarist Chris Latham from Paper Back Hero.

It has to be said that I had been waiting a while to hear this album, having heard of the band through various sources. It's a power driven mean machine rock n' roll band and each track is a sonic blast from the off.

'ILL Nostro Spirito' introduces the album in a kind of western tinged manner. Kicking in loud and fast and blending nicely from this comes the track 'Beasto Blanco'. I would definitely say that this has punchy guitar riffs and thumping drums of a power rock band that means business, and conjures images of a horror slasher movie.

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Each track is a great move from the former one. 'California' begins with harmonised guitars, the drums crash in and the bass guitar is more visible in the mix. The lyrics emphasise a thought of life in the state of dreams, a cliche dream that most have of fame and fortune. Chuck's growling vocals just hit you like a truck.

'Motor Queen' has a very industrial sound, ideal for a club setting. Invoking the visuals of sexy girls and fast cars in different decades, definitely faster than a dragster and has to be turned up to full volume to appreciate the power.

Title track 'Live Fast Die Loud' is a true rocker about living fast, as the title suggests. Tiffany Lowe provides the freaky female vocals in the middle of the song and she can definitely scream.

'Live Fast Die Loud' is an album that will have you dancing or head banging and whether you hear it in a club or at home, you should just crank the volume to full. A very good effort and I look forward to seeing them play live.

Track listing:

Chuck Garric - Vocals/Bass
Chris Latham – Guitar
Jonathan Mover – Drums
Tiffany Lowe – Synth/Vocals
Calico Cooper – 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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