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18th February 2011

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Fastway are about to make a glorious return to action with a new album titled 'Dog Eat Dog' now completed and on the way.

The band, Fast Eddie Clarke (guitars), Toby Jepson (lead vocals and bass guitar) and Matt Eldridge (drums) have completed recording and mixing and Eddie and Toby have spoken about the process on Eddie's official site. You can read the complete story by clicking here.

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The album was recorded at The Chapel in Lincolnshire, produced bt Eddie and Toby and engineered by Ewan Davies who Eddie says "has x-ray hearing!"

Eddie recalls how they tried to stick to the demo's as much as possible. "There were some great moments that we really did not want to lose. We did not want encounter like that well known head fuck Demo Fever, which is where you re-record the tracks and they never sound quite as good as the demo.

"The songs didn't dissapoint. 'Deliver Me' was sounding awesome and the end of 'Fade Out' blew us away. The new songs, which on the demo had no final arrangement, were sounding better than we could have hoped for. The rehearsals had really paid off.

"Toby's vocals were really working well with the new guitar parts and the worries we had about the unknown tracks washed away as they were played back at 1000 watts...

"No recording is trouble free. I think in reality you do not want it to be. We had our moments but as recordings go this one went pretty smoothly.

"Toby's voice held up well and his bass playing was spot on.

"I have to say the rough mixes were sounding incredible, which is rare. Normally you get home and you're not sure. 'Maybe this could be better' and 'that's not right'. The kind of self doubt creeps in.

"Well not this time. The tracks sounded great - yes, there were some things that definitely could have been done different and some things maybe could have been better but the overall thing was rocking and that's what we wanted."

News on the album's release will be announced on Eddie's official site.



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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