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metal talk
  5th March 2010


Swedish war metallers SABATON are about to embark on a massive world tour this Summer.

As the new album 'Coat of Arms' hits the stores on the 21st May the band are preparing for a massive assault through the European mainland on major metal festivals during the summer.

Their headline tour, fittingly named the 'World War Tour' kicks off on the 27th August and consists of over sixty shows in more than twenty nations.

The final show will take place on 11th December after which the outfit will regroup, rearm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011.

Tickets are already available for many of the shows and the rest will follow ASAP.

Check out the official tour trailer right here:

And here's all eight studio trailers which give you a really good insight into what 'Coat Of Arms' will be all about:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

Episode 4:

Episode 5:

Episode 6:

Episode 7:

Episode 8:


27.08.10 Tel Aviv - TBA
15.09.10 Stavanger - Folken
16.09.10 Bergen - Garage
17.09.10 Haugesund - Byscenen
18.09.10 Oslo - Rockefeller
24.09.10 Karlstad - Nöjesfabriken
25.09.10 Köpenhamn - Pumpehuset
26.09.10 Hamburg - Markthalle
27.09.10 Zaandam - De Kade
29.09.10 Hannover - Musikzentrum
30.09.10 Leipzig - Hellraiser
01.10.10 Geiselwind - Musik Hall
02.10.10 München - Backstage
03.10.10 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
05.10.10 Köln - Underground
06.10.10 Saarbrücken - Garage
07.10.10 Milan - Alcatraz
08.10.10 Pratteln - Z7
09.10.10 Paris - Nouveau Casino
11.10.10 Manchester - Academy 2
12.10.10 Glasgow - Garage
14.10.10 London - Electric Ballroom
15.10.10 Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
16.10.10 Sheffield - Corporation
17.10.10 Brighton - Concorde 2
19.10.10 Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo
20.10.10 Frankfurt - Batschkapp
21.10.10 Nijmegen - Doornroosje
22.10.10 Dortmund - FZW
28.10.10 Huskvarna - Folkets Park
29.10.10 Lund - Mejeriet
30.10.10 Norrköping - Flygeln
01.11.10 Tallin - Rock Café
02.11.10 Riga - Melna Piekdiena
03.11.10 Minsk - Reaktor
05.11.10 Vienna - Szene
06.11.10 Zlin - MOR Café
07.11.10 Prague - KD Vltavska
08.11.10 Krakow - Studio
10.11.10 Katowice - Mega Club
11.11.10 Lodz - Dekompresja
12.11.10 Rzeszow - Pod Palma
13.11.10 Bratislava - Majestic Musik Club
14.11.10 Budapest - WigWam
16.11.10 Sofia Blue - Box Club
17.11.10 Bucharest - Silver Church
19.11.10 Belgrade - SKC
20.11.10 Zagreb - Mochvara
21.11.10 Graz - Seifenfabrik
22.11.10 Woergl - Komma
23.11.10 Berlin - Colombia Club
25.11.10 Göteborg - Trädgårn
26.11.10 Ronneby - Club Ron
27.11.10 Stockholm - Arenan
03.12.10 Helsinki - Tavastia
04.12.10 Turku - Klubi
05.12.10 Åland - Dino's
08.12.10 Trondheim - Blæst
09.12.10 Östersund - Gamla Teatern
10.12.10 Piteå - Norrmalmia
11.12.10 Umeå - Idunteatern



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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