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  LEMMY HAS DEFIBRILLATOR FITTED IN HIS CHEST AFTER "HEART PROBLEMS"
21st June 2013

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Legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy recently went through an operation for serious heart issues and now has a defibrillator embedded into his chest.

No, we're not talking about a pacemaker here - we're talking something much more heavy duty than that.

Obviously no chest, not even Lemmy's, can properly house the type of defibrillator commonly found in hospitals and ambulances. What Lemmy has been fitted with is called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Only a few inches in length, an ICD can be implanted into individuals who are at risk of sudden cardiac death.

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Lemmy was fitted with an ICD shortly after the he was found to have an irregular heartbeat. Lemmy himself, coy as usual, has only described whatever condition he may have as "heart problems," but an ICD is no joke. If an ICD detects cardiac arrhythmia, the device automatically delivers a jolt of electricity to its host to correct one's heartbeat.

Fittingly, Motörhead's next full-length album will be called 'Aftershock'. The record is reportedly expected to see a September release, but stay tuned for full details on the album as news breaks.

Motörhead tour the UK with Saxon in November.

Motörhead and Saxon UK tour
Nov 13: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Nov 14: Newcastle City Hall
Nov 16: London O2 Academy Brixton
Nov 17: London O2 Academy Brixton (without Saxon)
Nov 19: Wolverhampton Civic Call
Nov 20: Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 22: Glasgow O2 Academy





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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