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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

SANGUINE

'Black Sheep'
(Odyssey Music)
Out Now

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It's been a three year wait for the second album from the Devon based Alternative Metallers Sanguine who have certainly upped their game with an album recorded at In Flames IF Studio in Gothenburg with In Flames guitarist Jesper Stromblad who guests on two of the songs.

Although primarily this is a screamo Metal album, Sanguine haven't just stuck to one dimension here, cutting an album full of diverse sounds that crosses brutality with ethereal tangents.

Take 'Pretty Girl' for example, which almost has a disco heavy beat swinging to it like Garbage meets Evanescence.

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The acoustic 'Breathe Out' is a serene ballad and 'Whole World' has vocalist Tarin Kerrey wearing her heart on her sleeve as she declares her wish for world domination in another bruising ballad.



'Carousel' is more than just a fairground attraction that will leave you spinning for more rides.

The majority of the album is in yer face brutality entwined with melody with songs like 'Save Me','Social Decay' and the title track 'Black Sheep' leaving their razor cuts on the inside of your arms.



The only nauseating aspect of this album is that guitarist Nick Magee's over-enthusiastic and imposing screams of anger can syringe the ears until they bleed. So much so,that at times you will feel like slapping him around the face with a cold wet mackerel and ordering him to chill the fuck out!

Nonetheless, on this evidence Sanguine have made a big step forward here and their diversity holds well for future promise.



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27.2.16




WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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