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a higher demise

Kent. The garden of England, home of hops, cider, the channel tunnel, and melodic Metal-core in the name of five piece A Higher Demise.

With producer Jason Wilson (You Me At Six/ Ghoust Of A Thousand) at the helm, this is a powerful, well recorded and equally energetic release. No wonder this band have been making waves at London venues such as The Water Rats and Camden Underworld.

Formed in 2012, their debut release was 2013s 'Origins' EP, and this five track release continues is similar fashion, Metal-core at its finest; brutal, fast, nuts-in-the-cement mixer, yet at times melodic, slow, harmonic and powerful, thoroughly enjoyable.

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Opener 'My Therapist Knows You By Name' is blistering and ferocious, proceedings kick off with a full-on sonic assault, and segments of cohesive melodic rock. 'All These Reasons' follows in slightly more melodic fashion, and a hint of alternative. The clean vocals and troll screams alternate well.

'Here We Go Again' has a bassier opening, the riffs and vocals coming in blasts.

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The slightly echoey piano intro to 'It's A Trap' is haunting, a sound that continues when the full band come in while closer 'Over And Over' builds well, with some serious rock n'roll rhythms and brutal blasts, it typifies the band's sound in mixing extreme Metal with anthemic vocals and melodic movements.

It's hard to separate Terry's and Dan's guitars as they are both equally brutal and work well together; Charlie's vocals and Rachael's bass do stand out.

The blooded zombie nurse on the cover suits the music, lyrical themes and EP title well.

Melodic Metal to Melt the Mind.

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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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