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8th January 2013


FM bassist Merv Goldsworthy says: "We are absolutely delighted to confirm It Bites, Vega and Serpentine will be joining us on the road in March when we tour for our new album 'Rockville'.

"It's been quite a few years since we last shared a stage with It Bites, Reading Festival in 1986 to be exact" adds Merv. "We're looking forward to catching up with them again! They're making fantastic albums and it's going to be a real pleasure to have them on the road with us."

It Bites have long been firm favourites for lovers of finely-crafted music. Check out the EPK for their 2012 album 'Map Of The Past' at the bottom of this page.

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Vega are set to release new album 'What The Hell' later this month. "This is a dream start to 2013 for Vega. FM are a band we have always had huge respect for and Steve Overland has one of the best voices in rock today", says Nick Workman, Vega's vocalist. "Vega will make sure that the audience are fully lubricated and warmed up before FM hit the stage! Roll on March 2013..."

Serpentine are currently hard at work preparing their follow-up to 2011s 'Living And Dying In High Definition'. "It's an honour and privilege to tour with FM, a band we've listened to as we've grown up and look up to as legends in the melodic rock genre. We'll be looking forward to bringing our best performances to some cities we've never played before as well as some we'll be lucky enough to revisit; this is an opportunity we'll definitely be making the most of!"

FM will be joined by Vega and Serpentine for their first four shows in March with It Bites and Vega as Special Guests for the shows 20th-23rd March. FM's new album 'Rockville' will be released via Riff City Records on 11th March 2013 and is available to pre-order as part of FM's PledgeMusic campaign at

Mar 15 Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre
Mar 16 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Mar 17 Glasgow King Tuts
Mar 18 Bingley Arts Centre

Mar 20 Newcastle O2 Academy2
Mar 21 Manchester Academy 2
Mar 22 Nuneaton Queens Hall
Mar 23 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Apr 06 Hard Rock Hell AOR

Tickets for all these shows are on sale now - booking info may be found on the FM Live page at

Happy New Year!

FM take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of FM throughout 2012 and wish you all the very best for 2013.

Thin Lizzy / FM / The Treatment - UK Tour Dec 2012

A whistle-stop view of the tour - as seen through the lens of the FM cameras!

FM Tour Blog with Thin Lizzy & The Treatment - UK Tour Dec 2012



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.

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