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3rd November 2011

bill bailey

The eagerly awaited album 'Bill Bailey In Metal' is out now. It's a collection of nine solid rock tracks that were forged for Bill's headline set in the fiery furnace of the Saturn Stage at Sonisphere 2011.

Each of these pieces were then hammered into shape in the studio furnace using the voodoo brilliance of a superb band of musical sorcerers.

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The track listing is as follows:

Lazer Gazer
Leg of Time (Metal Version)
Love Song (Metal Version)
Apocalyptic News (Metal Version)
Scarborough Fair (Rammstein Style)
Cars (Metal Version)
Das Hokey Kokey (Metal Version)
Oblivion (Metal Version)
Pot Plant Elegy (Metal Version)

Bill Bailey Remembers Sonisphere 2011

"My enduring memory of Sonisphere 2011will always be of the fantastic reaction of the crowd. I've always been in the whimsy tents at festivals in the past so the view from the Saturn Stage was one of the best I have ever seen.

"There were thousands of hands waving in the air despite a classic English festival downpour and while the signs on the stalls may have said Stevenage that crowd just said K-n-e-b-w-o-r-t-h to me. You just can't help but channel the past from a location that has hosted all of the greats and that coupled with the fact that Heavy Metal fans are easily the most intense in their appreciation of music, really makes Sonisphere a unique event.

"And not only did I get to headline but I also got to watch some fantastic bands. Mastadon, Biffy Clyro, Slipknot, Weezer and Airbourne were all awesome. Here's to Sonisphere 2012!"

Bill Bailey at Sonisphere 2011 - Exclusive Video

This intimate short film by Daniel Mudford follows Bill around Knebworth as he prepares for his headline set on The Saturn Stage of Sonisphere 2011. Hear Bill's thoughts on Metal fans, the aristocracy's knowledge of drainage and discover how Bill's grand entrance in front of the biggest crowd of his career... nearly backfired.

You can get your tickets for Bill Bailey's live shows by clicking here.



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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