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  MONSTER MAGNET TOUR 'SPINE OF GOD'
27th June 2012

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After last year's hugely successful live airing of 'Dopes To Infinity', everyone's favourite Space Lord mother-rockers Monster Magnet have announced another special tour. Frontman Dave Wyndorf shares the details:

"I'm happy to announce that Monster Magnet will be performing 'Spine Of God' in it's entirety on tour this coming November.

"'Spine' was our first full length album and a big learning experience for us. What I recall most though was the subject matter. I was a teenager in the early 70s and my experiences and impressions of that time had stayed strong within me well into my mid twenties. Like anyone, I would tell stories of my childhood days to new friends and acquaintances but for some reason I could never really relate the almost mystical effect those days had on my adolescent mind.

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"To me, the late 60s/early 70s were colorful, sexy, scary and weird... but like, cool-weird, y'know? Biker movies, Acid Rock, Jim Steranko comics, the first Black Sabbath albums, The Stooges, Hawkwind, black light posters, full frontal nudity, dope culture, muscle cars, the Manson murder trial, Hunter S Thompson, Tom Wolfe, the Vietnam war and much, much more.

"I had some pretty strange adventures back then... hung out with some pretty strange characters as well. 60s Flower Power was dying, giving way to a hard bitten, burned out new age. Yeah, the psychedelic imagery was still there... better than ever in fact. The drugs were there too... MORE than ever, in fact.

"But the bottom line had changed... There was no political agenda with the New Jersey dirt bag-freak crowd I hung out with... no 'peace and love'. The whole point of the early 70s (it seemed to us) was to get as stoned as possible and blow our minds by any means necessary. And that's what we did. And I'm damned lucky to have kept my brain.

"In the late 80s I began to write songs about my crazy teen-hood... it seemed to be the only way I could even adequately attempt to describe it... and when I joined Monster Magnet those songs became the foundation of the album, 'Spine Of God'. It's a distorted memoir of a time I thought would last forever but in reality was over before I could even understand it.

"Played in it's entirety, 'Spine...' is a noisy affair... fuzz boxes set on maximum, echo machines and phaze shifters morphing that distortion and carrying the stories of earth bound, Jersey burn-out culture into another dimension altogether. And, hey... if you listen close enough I swear you'll feel the paranoid shivers of that bad acid kicking in.

"This is going to be FUN, motherfuckers... Bring your earplugs!"

Monster Magnet Performing 'Spine Of God' plus The Hits:

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2


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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