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  ANDY RAWLL: CHEESE TOWN (CHISWICK) CORRESPONDENT

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Inveterate world-traveller and gig goer since NWOBHM days. Campus radioed and roadied my way through college, humping Marshalls up three flights of stairs at Aston Uni for the good, the great and the down-right ugly, including: Diamond Head, Gary Moore, Scorched Earth, Eurythmics, Flock of Seagulls, Glitter Band, Q-Tips, Judie Tzuke, Department S, Teardrop Explodes.

Did campus and hospital radio for a fair few years before my peripatetic work in telecoms took me away from it all. Now working in video comms, so more home-based and gigging and writing more, which is nice. Pretty eclectic tastes, including new wave, power-pop, pomp and prog Metal and not forgetting the widdly-widdly jazz odyssey excesses of fusion...

2017

andy rawll MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST PROVIDES THE PERFECT ASSAULT ATTACK ON SHEPHERD'S BUSH
Flying V is for Victory. Triumphant return of the mild axeman...
andy rawll BLURRED VISION BEGUILE AT THE TROUBADOUR
Like a middle eastern Tool covers band playing the Strawbs...
andy rawll NOBODY'S VAULT BUT MINE: KISS MARKS THE SPOT
Gene Simmons reveals the musical nature of the beast...
andy rawll KING CREATURE SHOWCASE THEIR NATURAL HABITAT WITH A ROAR
This consummate live performance shows the Metal creation is ready for its coronation...
andy rawll INTERVIEW – FEE WAYBILL OF THE TUBES
From Foos to shoes; from Vince to Alice; Toto tales and taking a break in Leicester..
andy rawll PAUL DI'ANNO REMINISCES AT THE CART AND HORSES AS THE IRON MAIDENS ROUND UP DEBUT UK TOUR
Di'Anno, the people's prowling prince of the opera, remembers yesterday and tomorrow.
andy rawll MICHAEL SCHENKER TALKS TOURS AND TEASES NEW ALBUM
We spoke to Michael about the tour and much more, including the identity of his favourite musician and ongoing enmity with his estranged brother...
andy rawll SONS OF APOLLO DELIVER A MODERN ROCK MASTERPIECE
A gift from the Gods – heinous virtuosity and killer tunes combine...
andy rawll MOSS THE BOSS: CHISELED AUSSIE ROCK LEGEND RETURNS, UNTAMED AND UNPLUGGED
The capacity crowd's voices swelled in euphoric yet moving harmony...
andy rawll 'SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO': THE TRIUMPH THROUGH MUSIC OVER ADVERSITY
The redemptive power of music as a unifying force for good...
andy rawll POP GOES D'WEEZIL
The art of sound shaping, hologram dodging, assertive listening and family fortunes.
black country communion "EVERYTHING HE DOES HAS TO BE HUGE": GLENN HUGHES PRAISES JOE BONAMASSA ON BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION IV
Plain and simple, this is a great rock record from top to bottom...
vuur ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN GETS VUURY HEAVY, VUURY METAL WITH CITY-THEMED NEW RELEASE
"I know that sense of urban solitude from past experiences."
steve vai STEVE VAI TAKES US RIDIN' INTO 'THE ULTRA ZONE'
With tales of Nobel Laureates and Hot Chunks plus bee keeping secrets...
mike portnoy WHEN DREAM AND DESTINY UNITE. MIKE PORTNOY PLAYS HIS LEGACY TO REST
Plus full interview with Max Portnoy of Next To None...
joe bonamassa JOE BONAMASSA PRODUCES SATISFYING UNPLUGGED CONCERT SOUVENIR
Visually captivating and sonically supreme...
renegade priest CALL FOR THE PRIEST. SERVANT OF GOD BECOMES SLAVE TO PROG
fates warning FATES WARNING TAKE FLIGHT WITH A SOARSOME DISPLAY OF PROG METAL MASTERY
mike portnoy MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: MIKE PORTNOY'S SHATTERED FORTRESS TO REVISIT DREAM THEATER MATERIAL INCLUDING 'TWELVE-STEP SUITE'
steve hackett STEVE HACKETT BEDAZZLES IN A SUMPTUOUS EVENING OF PROG HEAVEN
lonely robotJOHN MITCHELL'S BIG AND ASTRONAUTY DREAM BECOMES A REALITY
pain of salvationDREAM THEATER CELEBRATE SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF SEMINAL ALBUM WITH GOLDEN PERFORMANCE
pain of salvationSALVATION ARMY SUCCUMBS TO BREATHTAKINGLY MAJESTIC PERFORMANCE
erjaLYYTINEN ILLUMINATES LONDON WITH DAZZLING DISPLAY
erjaTHE ASTRONAUT'S ADVENTURES CONTINUE IN THE LAND OF PROG
winters endWHEN HULL MET HEAVEN - A WHOLLY HOLY CELEBRATION OF THE JEAN GENIUS OF BOWIE
la gunsLA GUNS STUN LONDON WITH COCKED, ROCKED AND LOADED DISPLAY OF FIREPOWER
winters endSTEVE HACKETT SIGNALS THE NIGHT SIREN IN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW
mike trampSUPER TRAMP GIVES MUCH MORE THAN A LITTLE BIT ON A SCHOOL NIGHT
winters endBETTER LIVING WITHOUT CHEMISTRY – HUGHES KEEPS ON MOVING
massive wagonsX JAPAN PRODUCE AN ORIENTAL RHAPSODY OF SIGHT AND SOUND AT WEMBLEY
roger gloverTO INFINITY AND BEYOND: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ROGER GLOVER OF DEEP PURPLE
echelonTHE BAND WITH THE REAL X FACTOR
skunk anansieSKUNK ANANSIE MADE IT SO RIGHT AT BRIXTON
johnny mainCREAM'S INDELIBLE LEGACY LIVES ON


2016

28th December 2016: Andy Rawll's Best Of 2016
6th December 2016: King Of The Hall
28th November 2016: Long May Alter Bridge Reign And Remain
16th November 2016: Paul Gilbert Talks Clarinets, Chaka Khan, Brian May's Vibrato And Much More
15th November 2016: Kee Marcello Shines In The Raynes
15th November 2016: Paul Gilbert Bigs It Up At The Garage
10th October 2016: The Tubes Put On A Show Of Dazzling Theatricality And Musicianship
19th August 2016: Enter The Ghost: Mercury Shakespeare Company, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common
3rd August 2016: Neal Morse Band Come Alive Again With New DVD Release
6th June 2016: Steve Vai: London Palladium
14th September 2015: Steve Harris' British Lion: O2 Academy, Islington, London
2nd September 2015: Ramblin' Man Fair: Mote Park, Maidstone
9 July 2015: Broken Witt Rebels: The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
20 February 2014: Gary Moore: Classic Album Selection
1 October 2013: Ken Hensley & Live Fire: 'Trouble'
1 October 2013: Blue October: 'Sway'





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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