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'Love's Gone To Hell'
Six Track-Maxi Single
'Nuclear Blast)
Out Now

Brian Boyle

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With a thirteenth studio album in the pipeline, the Metal Queen keeps the appetites of her faithful satisfied with the release of a six track maxi-single.

With three different versions of 'Love's Gone To Hell' to throw your ears on, the all important radio version naturally kicks things off. As metal ballads go, this evocative masterpiece is up there with the best of them.

Vocally, the track comes into its own on the mesmeric chorus, with Doro's fifty-one-year-old pipes beautifully balanced throughout. Keeping a dark and haunting pace, it's a compelling listen from start to finish.

The accompanying chilling video (below) echoes the painful emotion that's emanating throughout the song. If this is the benchmark for the next album, then the Dusseldorf legend will only reaffirm her standing as the finest metal goddess in the business.

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Bar the extra forty-five seconds, the studio version doesn't really give you anything extra except a much meatier guitar sound. But if you like a much more gritty and off the cuff sound then the original demo version will have you grinning from ear to ear. A much more powerful and punchy delivery, it reaches its peak with its sweet melodic guitar solo.

Over the years Doro has become well known for her long list of collaborations and duets with her fellow metallers. Her ventures with luminaries such as German Udo Dirkschneider and more recently Swedish hard hitters Amon Amarth have created some pretty special moments. And as good as 'Love's Gone To Hell' is, the real jewel on this little bundle is her 2012 team up with the late, great Lemmy Kilmister with 'It Still Hurts'. Taken from the 'Raise Your Fist' album, it still hits the spot with its genuine and emotive vibes.


The two live tracks featured, 'Rock Till Death' featuring Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) and 'Save My Soul', sound absolutely pulsating with fully driven metal performances. This is Doro's natural habitat and her dedication to her craft is overwhelmingly evident here.

June sees the release of the DVD, '30 Years Doro Strong & Proud', in which these songs feature. Taken from her 30th anniversary gigs in Wacken and Dusseldorf, these live beauties will no doubt go up several notches with the visual element. But if you can't wait that long, then this wonderful little package will keep your Doro cravings in check.

Track Listing:
Love's Gone To Hell (Radio Version)
Love's Gone To Hell (Single Version)
It Still Hurts (feat Lemmy Kilmister)
Rock Till Death (Live)
Save My Soul (Live)
Love's Gone Tell (Original Demo Version)

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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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