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It's been a busy time for Inglorious since the release of their eponymous debut album, which was released on Frontiers Records last February, with the band picking up new fans everywhere they go.

Inglorious open up the Main Stage at this weekend's Ramblin' Man Fair and MetalTalk's Mark Taylor grabbed a few words with vocalist Nathan James who spoke excitedly about their forthcoming appearance at the Maidstone festival.

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Inglorious are opening up the Main Stage on the Saturday. Will you be able to sleep the night before knowing you've got to be up so early ready to rock n' roll in front of thousands?

"We cannot wait but will be tired from travelling back from Ireland with the Dead Daises. There are so many great bands that day and it's a real honour to open up for them all!"

Do you get nervous before performing in front of a large audience? What's the pre-match ritual to calm the nerves?

"Not really to be honest. I truly believe its what I'm on this earth to do and after doing live TV its very hard to be scared now. I have to do my vocal warm ups and that's about it. Nothing weird."

Inglorious recently did a Ramblin' Man warm-up show at the Big Red in London. How was that for you?

"Great fun. I was so pleased that people came to see us when the football was on, ha ha. Ramblin' Man are so supportive of us and so many new bands which is awesome!"

You've made no secret of your admiration for David Coverdale and Whitesnake. Will you be hanging around to watch their headline show?


Inglorious recorded cover versions of 'Burn' and 'Fool For Your Loving' early in your career. Have you had any feedback from David Coverdale on those versions?

"Yes actually. He loved them. So did Glenn Hughes..."

Whitesnake headlined the Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1990 at Castle Donington. On that day Thunder were the opening band and in truth blew everybody off the stage including Aerosmith. Are you confident that Inglorious are capable of pulling the same trick?

"Hmmmmm... I don't know... people will have to come and watch. We do promise one thing though... we won't be shit."

Whitesnake made their first UK festival appearance way back in 1979 in your home town at the Reading Festival, long before you were born. What was the first rock festival you attended as a fan?

"I am a big fan of Sweden Rock... there is something about the location and the size of the festival that is just awesome. Weather is better too. Never been to Reading Festival. I made a promise that the first time I go I will be playing it."

It's my birthday on the day Inglorious play at the Ramblin' Man Fair. Will you be getting the beers in?

"Ha ha. You can have a free one from our rider... or depending on how many new t-shirts we sell I may get you a shot!"

After Ramblin' Man Fair, what's next for Inglorious?

"Recording album two... which is gonna be awesome."

You can see all the stage times for the Ramblin' Man Fair' by clicking here...

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You can see all the stage times for the Ramblin' Man Fair' by clicking here...




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.

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