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3rd October 2010


Spinefarm Records UK have announced a forthcoming UK tour featuring Celesty, Metsatoll and Kiuas beginning 20th October and ending 26th October.


Formed in 1998 in Seinäjoki, Finland, Celesty?s fourth studio album is the embodiment of everything these power metal warriors have been striving for for a decade. Masterfully orchestrated by Kalevi Olli, better known for his work with the Finnish National Opera, and with the Tampere City Orchestra lending their skills as well, 'Vendetta' can be cited as a fantastic, grandiose tour-de-force - a journey through the enchanted kingdoms of Epic Symphonic Power Metal.

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Combining the strengths of Sonata Arctica, Manowar and Rhapsody of Fire, 'Vendetta' is an excercise in grandeur; a record capable of leaving the Celesty name on the lips of every power metal aficionado on the planet.

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From the darkest depths of Estonia comes 'Metsatoll who are a band that is on the hunt, with its name being an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf.

They have already made some awesome marks from their humble beginnings in 1999, they have had a long and varied career, including many awards for their albums, DVDs and touring with Ensiferum (FIN) in 2009.

With a new album launched in March 2010 mixed by the legendary producer and sound engineer Mikko Karmila, they have teamed up with Kiuas and Celesty to slaughter the UK.

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KIUAS appeared at the Spinefarm Records UK launch event at the London Astoria on March 8th having already performed at Bloodstock last year, Kiuas - pronounced Key-wass - are past masters at giving the lever marked 'epic' a mighty good yank.

'The New Dark Age' is the title of their latest album and hit the stores in May 2008. The Finnish Five?s first two releases ('The Spirit Of Ukko' & 'Reformation') then lovers of what has come to be known as 'battle metal' have pulled out all of the stops with the latest release.

Drawing from the worlds of Death & Melodic Metal alike, Kiuas give the impression that much of their time is spent sitting around camp-fires on the frozen tundra, swapping tales of heroism and toasting the most ancient of the gods, which, let's face it, isn't a bad way to spend an evening.

With '... Dark Age' track 'Conqueror' now confirmed as the new video, it's time once again to raise banners, tankards and swords. ALL HAIL!

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20th Oct Wrexham, Central Station
22nd Oct Sheffield Corporation
23rd Glasgow Ivory Blacks
24th Nottingham Basement
26th London Camden Underworld



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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