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  1st August 2010


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To celebrate the forthcoming release of Iron Maiden's all-conquering new album 'The Final Frontier' and their headline performance at this weekend's Sonisphere festival, Metal Hammer has collaborated with the legendary metal behemoths and HD3D originators Hive Associates to bring you one of the coolest front cover images you will ever feast your eyes on.

Check out the incredible image below!

Not content to just give you the most awesome Iron maiden cover you've ever seen, next month's Hammer will also come packaged with a free Iron Maiden 'The Final Frontier' mousemat!

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Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas has said: "If you've got a drop of metal in your veins, then you'll know that Iron Maiden are nothing short of messianic, so what better way to herald their return to the scene? We're delighted to have worked with Iron Maiden and Hive to create a truly epic cover befitting one of the greatest bands of all time for the greatest fans of all time."

Group Publisher of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock Chris Ingham adds: "Our Iron Maiden cover continues the grand tradition set by Metal Hammer for spectacular event covers, celebrating the biggest events in heavy metal. Nothing comes close to topping the excitement of a new Maiden album in Hammer world. Metal Hammer is proud to have worked with the Iron Maiden camp on delivering their first 3D cover."

As well as this unbelievably cool cover concept, Hammer takes you deep into the heart of the Iron maiden touring machine, catching up with the band in Texas on the first leg of their 'Final Frontier' world tour! The new album, their legacy, the possibility of this being their last ever album – no stone is left unturned in next month's Metal Hammer!

Featuring a space-bound Eddie depicted in blood splattered 3D, this incredible issue of Metal Hammer is a must-have for all rabid Iron Maiden fans!

The September issue of Metal Hammer with the exclusive HD3D Iron Maiden cover and collectable "The Final Frontier" mouse mat is on sale now!

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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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