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  BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION CONFIRMS THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM
31st May 2011

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Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring the talents of blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), have announced the title of their much-anticipated second album.

The album will be called '2' and will be released in the UK on June 13th via Mascot Records, followed by a US release on June 14th on the J&R Adventures label.

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The official track listing for the new album is as follows:

The Outsider
Man In The Middle
The Battle For Hadrian's Wall
Save Me
Smokestack Woman
Faithless
An Ordinary Son
I Can See Your Spirit
Little Secret
Crossfire
Cold

On June 9, the band will kick off a US Summer Tour in San Diego, CA. In July, BCC will embark on a European tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (Saturday 23rd July), London's High Voltage Festival (Sunday 24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (Friday 29th July), and the Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).

The Summer 2011 live shows are long overdue and very highly anticipated, as the only live shows the band have performed previously was when they played two sold out concerts in Wolverhampton and London during late December 2010.

When the band performed in the heart of the Black Country at Wolverhmapton's Civic Hall in front of a 3,000 strong crowd on Dec. 29, 2010, the Birmingham Mail newspaper described the band's performance as "rip-roaring" and "breathtaking, while the Express & Star newspaper said, "From the moment Hughes' thunderous bass riff introduced 'Black Country' it was like a torch had been lit underneath the famous old venue, the ghosts of rock Christmases past roaring into the present!"

Black Country Communion released their self-titled debut album in September 2010 to rave reviews. Mojo magazine gave the album four stars and Classic Rock magazine said it's "Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010." Music Radar described it as "a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners."

During its first week of release in the UK, the album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart, and also hit #13 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart and #2 in the UK's Official Top 40 Indie Album Chart. The album was voted #3 in Classic Rock magazine's 'Critics Album Of The Year' poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.

LLANDUDNO CYMRU ARENA
Saturday 23rd July 2011
Tickets: £40.00
Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.venuecymru.co.uk
The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Tuesday 26th July 2011
Tickets: £40.00 Standing £45.00 Seated
Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk
55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW

NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wednesday 27th July 2011
Tickets: £40.00
Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SW

GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
Friday 29th July 2011
Tickets: £40.00 Standing £45.00 Seated
Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.o2academyglasgow.co.uk
121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT

MANCHESTER ACADEMY
Saturday 30th July 2011
Tickets: £40.00
Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.manchesteracademy.net
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR




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.

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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.

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