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The legendary Joe Lynn Turner reaffirms his position as one of the finest rock vocalists of our time with powerhouse performances on Sunstorm's fourth album 'Edge Of Tomorrow'.

With the door well and truly shut on a possible return to Rainbow, JLT shows Mr Blackmore what he is missing with another master class in vocal wizardry.

In a rare interview in 1995, the guitar genius described Joe Lynn Turner as "the best singer we had in Rainbow". High praise indeed considering the mouth watering vocal talent that has fronted the band. The pristine pipes that brought us magical gems such as 'I Surrender' and 'Death Alley Driver' are well and truly still glistening with Sunstorm's latest collection of high end melodic rock.

Turner has described this latest Sunstorm album as the "best of the series", and judging by dashing opener 'Don't Walk Away From A Goodbye' you immediately get the impression he ain't spinning you a yarn. Flying out of the traps with a blistering intro solo, Simone Mularoni sets the bar to a exhilarating level.

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Aiming for a harder melodic sound, Turner obtained the services of a crack team of songwriters who came up with exactly what the great singer wanted. Producer Alessandro Del Vecchio, Soren Kronqvist and Daniel Palmqvist were among those who gave life to highly addictive tracks like 'Edge Of Tomorrow' and 'Nothing Left To Say', both containing seductive choruses that just aren't heard enough anymore.

Frontiers Music president Serfino Perugino deserves a massive mention in this project. His idea to unearth untouched songs that Turner had wrote in the 80s and 90s was the catalyst in the birth of this project in 2006 with the release of the self titled debut album. A four year gap ensued from 2012s 'Emotional Fire' as JLT poured all his energy into the mouth watering "supergroup" Rated X. But this man knows when he's onto a good thing and 'Edge Of Tomorrow' relentlessly displays everything that is majestic about the New Jersey native.

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At 64 years young and with maybe a little nip and tuck here and there, there still isn't a hint of any wear and tear on that legendary voice. Those five star lungs rampage through the teeth baring tunes 'Heart Of The Storm' and 'You Hold Me Down' with riotous ease. Groundbreaking music it ain't, but with JLT at the helm it just sets it apart from everything else. Closer 'Burning Fire' is a prime example of that, while largely sticking to the genre's formula it still exudes superiority with every note out of Turner's mouth.

For those who have been loyal followers of this man's career, right back to his Fandango days, this album is an absolute no brainer.

Don't Walk Away From A Goodbye
Edge Of Tomorrow
Nothing Left To Say
Heart Of The Storm
The Sound Of Goodbye
The Darkness Of This Dawn
You Hold Me Down
Angel Eyes
Everything You've Got
Tangled In Blue
Burning Fire

Line Up:
Joe Lynn Turner - Lead Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
Simone Mulroni - Guitars
Nik Mazzucconi - Bass
Francesco Jovino - Drums

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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.

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