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'This One's For You' (EP)
Release Date: 17th February 2014
Self Released (CD, Download)

Joe Geesin

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manhattan coast

Hailing from South Wales (a hot bed of new talent, spawning more than their fair share of bands), these four self-proclaimed computer game geeks formed in 2011 and this is their third EP.

The press release describes them as pop-punkers, which really doesn't do them credit (it makes them sound like Green Day); while there is a fair element of that – there's some melodic alternative metal in there too which gives them a pair of sweaty hairy bollocks in comparison, while keeping the tunes both catchy and edgy.

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The five tracks kick off with 'War On The Weekend', which opens with a crunchy riff, that then adds some staccato chops when the vocals start.

'Monsoon Season In Machine City' opens in a kind of grungy fashion but the melodic yet rough bass and guitar riffs are energetic. Their middle break sees the guitar ease up to pick while the rhythm pounds and the vocal harmonies remain at the front.

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'This One's For You' again mixes metal and pop punk, and there's a particularly heavy section in the middle and has some lighter dirty grungy moments.

This is definitely a good metal release but there are plenty of melodic and pop/punk moments and some catchy riffs along the way.

Manhattan Coast are:
Nick Lane - Vocals
Geraint Rees - Guitars
Adam Jones - Bass & Backing Vocals
Dan Ryan - Drums

EP Release Tour:
13/02 - De Bliksem, Den Helder (NL)
14/02 - Carpe Diem, Hasselt (BE)
15/02 - De Duycker, Hoofddorp (NL)
16/02 - Blaues Haus, Mönchengladbach (GER)
21/02 - Hobos, Bridgend (UK) w/ Forever After
22/02 - Racehorse, Northampton (UK) w/ Forever After
23/02 - White Horse, Colchester (UK) w/ Forever After

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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.

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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.

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