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  15th March 2010

PUNK SUPERGROUP BATUSIS TO MAKE DEBUT

Smog Veil Records have announced the debut recording by punk rock supergroup 'Batusis' featuring the legendary Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs/Dead Boys).

Batusis makes their highly anticipated live debut concert performance at America's premiere music gathering, SXSW, in Austin, Texas on March 18.

Batusis SXSW Premiere

* Thur., 3/18 - Prague, 10:00 p.m. - Austin, TX
* Fri., 3/19 - Cheapo Music, 5:00 pm - Austin, TX
* Includes Miss Derringer and the BellRays

The SXSW performance will be followed by a nationwide UK tour during the first two weeks in May, all of which will coincide with the vinyl and digital download of the 4-track EP on May 4th (see UK tour details below).

The self-titled 4-song EP will be released in the US and UK on May 4, 2010. The debut recordings will be released on collectable multi-colored vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert, and also on digital download.

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Batusis - Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain (photo credit: Anna O'Connor)

This exciting rock and roll project celebrates the first-ever collaboration between punk icons Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) and celebrated glam rock innovator Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). The 4-track EP also features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) - the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Batusis 4-Track EP - Track Listing:

1. Big Cat Stomp
2. What You Lack In Brains
3. Bury You Alive
4. Blues' Theme

"I've known Sylvain since 1975," says Cheetah. "The Dolls were a huge influence on me." Sylvain adds "We're just nuts about rock 'n' roll. We knew that's what we'd come up with, no matter what!"

Producer Ken Coomer (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Tim Finn), and former drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, oversaw the recording of the 4-song EP over a five-day period during November 2009 at Nashville's top studios—Westwood Sound, 16 Ton and Creative Workshop.

"I asked Ken for a sound that would peel paint and piss people off, and I got it," recalls Cheetah.

Engineer Charlie Brocco (George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac), whom Sylvain raves about as "wonderful," also contributed another experienced hand to the recording.

Batusis are Sylvain Sylvain (guitar, vocals) and Cheetah Chrome (guitar, vocals). The 4-track EP also features Thommy Price (drums) and Enzo Penizzotto (bass).

Batusis UK 2010 Tour Dates

Monday May 3: Glasgow O2 ABC2
Ticket Price: £10.00
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Tuesday May 4: Sheffield O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Wednesday May 5: Liverpool O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Friday May 7: London Islington O2 Academy
Ticket Price: £13.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Saturday May 8: Hatfield Forum, University of Hertfordshire (The Attic Room)
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB

Monday May 10: Oxford O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

Tuesday May 11: Southampton, The Joiners
Ticket Price: £10.00
Box Office: 02380 632 601
Book Online: www.seetickets.com
Venue email: info@joinerslive.co.uk
141 St Mary St, Southampton, SO14 1NS

Wednesday May 12: Bristol O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academybristol.co.uk
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Thursday May 13: Birmingham O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB


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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