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13th July 2012


Sweden's ultimate purveyor of dark rock/Metal, Katatonia, have announced dates for an extensive European tour to support their forthcoming ninth album 'Dead End Kings' which hits stores in Europe on August 27th and North American on 28th August via Peaceville Records.

Lead Guitarist Anders Nyström comments: "We are very much looking forward to a tour that definitely stands out from the rest. Stare into November's darkness with us! Be with us at the side of December's deathbed! Come meet us at the chosen dead ends of Europe..."

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02/11/12 - Malmo, KB
03/11/12 - Stockholm, Klubben
04/11/12 - Oslo, John Dee
06/11/12 - Talinn, Rock Cafe
08/11/12 - Joensuu, Kerubi
09/11/12 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko
10/11/12 - Tampere, Pakkahuone
11/11/12 - Helsinki, The Cirkus
13/11/12 - Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers
14/11/12 - Copenhagen, Amager Bio
15/11/12 - Aarhus, Voxhall
16/11/12 - Berlin, Huxley's Neue Welt
17/11/12 - Warsaw, Progresja
18/11/12 - Krakow, Kwadrad
19/11/12 - Vienna, Szene
21/11/12 - Rome, Orion
22/11/12 - Milan, Magazzini Generali
23/11/12 - Lyon, CCO
24/11/12 - Barcelona, Salamandra
25/11/12 - Madrid, Arena
27/11/12 - Paris, Divan du Monde
28/11/12 - Saarbrucken, Garage
29/11/12 - Munich, Theaterfabrik
30/11/12 - Lucerne, Chüür
01/12/12 - Vosselaar, Biebob
02/12/12 - Cologne, Live Music Hall
03/12/12 - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05/12/12 - Hamburg, Grunspan / Markthalle
06/12/12 - Leipzig, Werk 2
07/12/12 - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08/12/12 - Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik
09/12/12 - Dordrecht, Biebelot
10/12/12 - London, Islington Academy
11/12/12 - Manchester, Academy 3
12/12/12 - Glasgow, Cathouse
13/12/12 - Belfast, The Limelight
14/12/12 - Dublin, Button Factory
15/12/12 - Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
17/12/12 - Newcastle, Academy 2
18/12/12 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19/12/12 - Southampton, Talking Headsv 20/12/12 - Bristol, Fleece

Tickets go on sale from Monday 16th July with general and VIP options being available direct from Support comes from French shoe-gazers Alcest and Boston's Junius. Check out tracks by all three bands below including the recent free download 'Dead Letter's' taken from Katatonia's new album.



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.

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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