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  BUSH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES FOR AUGUST, ALBUM 'THE SEA OF MEMORIES' OUT NOW
12th July 2012

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Fresh off the back of their critically acclaimed return, Bush are set to play shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in August 2012.

Latest single, 'Baby Come Home', taken from 2011s album 'The Sea Of Memories' is available now, as well as both the limited edition and normal edition of the new album, released via Hamburg based record label earMUSIC. The album release was the first studio album from the band in over ten years. It was released on CD and as a limited edition double CD. The double CD features eight exclusive tracks picked personally by the band for Europe from their archive of unreleased remixes and live performances.

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The British-born band has had more success over the course of their first half-dozen years than most artists do in a lifetime. From 1994s 'Sixteen Stone' to 2001s 'Golden State', they made some of the most successful rock albums in recent memory, selling over 16 million albums to date worldwide.

"We are the sum of everything we've done – right, wrong and in-between," says singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale ironically. "We're all victims, and benefactors, of our past."

'The Sea Of Memories' is drenched in Bush's trademark intensity and driven by Rossdale's emotive, bittersweet vocals, but it's also infused with an immediacy that pushes the album into new, compelling directions. From their lead single, the atmospheric powerhouse 'The Sound Of Winter', to the rapid-fire exuberance of 'All My Life', Bush reveals itself as a re-energized band. It's a fresh mindset that's at least partially influenced by events surrounding the making of this record.

"'The Sea Of Memories' is Bush' first indie effort since the early 1990s. Rossdale's own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, issued the album through an exclusive partnership with earMUSIC in Europe. "It's been a relief and a breath of fresh air", says Rossdale of making the leap from a major label, and being able to work under fewer creative constraints.

"There's a pressure that comes with being on a major. If you're nurtured and looked after properly, it gives you the freedom and confidence to be creative, and from that comes good results. But it can also be disheartening. This feels good. This feels right."

Disc One
1. The Mirror Of The Signs
2. The Sound of Winter
3. All My Life
4. The Afterlife
5. All Night Doctors
6. Baby Come Home
7. Red Light
8. She's a Stallion
9. I Believe in You
10. Stand Up
11. The Heart Of The Matter
12. Be Still My Love

Disc Two
01. The Year Of Danger
02. Ghost
03. Lay Down Your Guns
04. The Sound Of Winter (Junior Sanchez Remix)
05. The Afterlife [featuring Cecile] (Remix by Washroom & Bass Over Babylon)
06. All Night Doctors (original version)
07. Landslide (Written by Stevie Nicks - Live from the Bridge School Benefit)
08. Float (acoustic)

August 2012 will see Bush play select UK dates as part of a European tour:

28 August O2 ABC – Glasgow (UK)
29 August Academy 2 – Manchester (UK)
30 August Koko – London (UK)


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.

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