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3rd September 2012

pig iron

Pig Iron are proud to announce that they have signed a new Worldwide deal with Cherry Red Records for their new album, the self explanatory 'Pig Iron: IV'.

The first release on Cherry Red's new hard rock imprint, Hear No Evil, 'Pig Iron: IV' will be available in stores on Monday 26th November, just in time for their fourth appearance at Hard Rock Hell, in North Wales on Sunday 2nd December.

If you can't wait that long (or travel that far) to see Pig Iron live, then they will be playing tracks from the new album next Friday 7th September at The Unicorn, 227 Camden Rd, London NW1.

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Cherry Red are a long established record label, having traded since 1978. Initially very much a punk label, their roster and repertoire now cover every genre and cater to every taste, from prog rock to disco, pop to punk; but one thing that seems to have been slightly neglected is a dedicated hard rock label.

To that end, enter Hear No Evil. Marketed and distributed by Cherry Red Records, Hear No Evil will be releasing new albums from Pig Iron, UFO's Paul Raymond Project as well as classic catalogue reissues of long out of print titles by a number of classic hard rock artists.

The new Pig Iron album, 'Pig Iron: IV', will be the first album featuring the lead guitar and backing vocals of Dan Edwards from Sons Of Merrick. The album will feature ten brand new tracks, and is a return to their bluesier, rockier roots, with plenty of harmonica to the fore, as well as a number of acoustic guitar driven tracks.

Across the album's fifty minutes, there'll be plenty of hard rock to keep Pig Iron's fan-base happy, with plenty of tracks ('The Tide Within', 'Carve Your Name' and 'Diggin' The Well', to name but three, aired at last year's Bloodstock Open Air and Bulldog Bash festivals). Ten tracks that will appeal to fans of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.



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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