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'Demise Of The Crown'
(Own Label)
Out now

scott adams

demise of the crown

Montreal Metalheads Demise of the Crown would appear to be on the verge of something quite special if this seven track self-titled slab of Metallic brilliance is anything to go by.

At the heart of this promise lies the adamantine voice of vocalist Darren Beadman who, on the evidence provided, could well be at the forefront of the next generation of Metal vocalists.

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Just treat yer ears to a dose of this release's standout track, the heartstopping 'Cold Dead Eyes'. Coming on musically like a monstrous amalgam of eighties faves like Icon, Leatherwolf and Savatage would probably be enough for most mere humans to aspire to for their listening pleasure; but when the resultant, surgically precise rapier strikes of grandiose noise are topped with the triumphant pipes of Beadman,'s going to take you a goodly while to recover after listening to this, let me tell you.

'Save Me' is almost as good, featuring as it does some stupendous guitarwork from lead axeman Manuel Iradian, while leadoff track and seeming mission statement 'We Are Invincible' will also have 'em rolling in the aisles and frothing at the mouth wherever it's heard at suitably ear mashing volumes.

And I haven't even begun to enthuse about closing track 'Eons'. Suffice to say you'll struggle to find better in this vein of music this year, believe me.

There really is nothing you can say about 'Demise of the Crown' in the negative, save perhaps the fact that at only thirty minutes long it's far too short; Let's hope that enough of you out there dip your hands in your pockets to ensure these boys get to record another, hopefully much longer, album soon. You know what to do!

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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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