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14th November 2011

christmas metal festival 2011

The biggest German indoor festival of 2011, four days, two venues and 46 bands is almost here...

With headliners such as Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Venom, Immortal, Morbid Angel, Iced Earth, Arch Enemy, Saxon, Six Feet Under, Sepultura and many more...!

What started in 2009 as a one-day festival became actually current the biggest metal indoor festival in Germany! Part 1, on November 25th/26th 2011, will take part in the town hall of Lichtenfels.

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On Friday the 25th November bands such as MORTAL SIN (performing the best of their discs 'Mayhemic Destruction' and 'Face Of Despair') and HEATHEN (performing the best of their albums 'Breaking The Silence' and 'Victims Of Deception') will open the day at 12.15 before the U.S. shock Rocker LIZZY BORDEN will offer one of her rare appearances in Germany.

DESTRUCTION (performing the best of 'Sentence Of Death' and 'Infernal Overkill') hold the flags of German Thrash-Metal high and after that ANVIL, which have taken care of their new album for powerful sensation, will enter the stage.

Furthermore class A headliners named EXODUS (performing the best of 'Bonded By Blood', 'Pleasure Of The Flesh' and 'Fabulous Disaster'), the Eurovision Song Contest winner LORDI, SEPULTURA (performing the best of 'Beneath The Remains', 'Arise' and 'Chaos AD'), SAXON and HAMMERFALL, decades-long guarantee for excellent live shows, will turn the 25th November 2011 to a celebrity holyday for all Metalheads!

On Saturday the 26th November the festivals becomes evil, black and hard!

Bands like WOLFCHANT, VALKYRJA and the death metallers of DEBAUCHERY, following SÓLSTAFIR, PRIMORDIAL, which also have their new album in their package, VADER, GORGOROTH, UNLEASHED and SIX FEET UNDER (only German show in 2011), IMMORTAL and an absolute high-caliber headliner named VENOM turn the focus in the fields of extreme Black and Death Metal!

Just two weeks later (5th/6th of December) the festival goes on and on an on and will take part in Geiselwind near Nuremberg.

Here, all the fans of true fucking Heavy Metal will be bonded by blood and show the sign of their Metal heart!

Bands like VAN CANTO, POWERWOLF, fuckin amazing US Power Metal band ICED EARTH and Germanys No. one Symphonic Metal heroes BLIND GUARDIAN will take the fans all around the hall in a higher sphere!

The next festival-day is in the sign of Death Metal!

German DM talents DAWN OF DISEASE, US Thrash Metal tank WARBRINGER with their new album, AZARATH and Grindcore-maniacs MILKING THE GOATMACHINE make the appetizer before MARDUK, CALIBAN, TRYPTICON (certainly with one or the other Celtic Frost classic in the bag), EQUILIBRIUM and Northern Hyperblast heroes KATAKLYSM, sexy angel Angela and her ARCH ENEMY and MORBID ANGEL tear the hall up!

The presale of single and combination tickets for the respective days of the festival has already begun.

You can find these on the Internet at by telephone on 0049-(0)6631/705440 or via

Runing order:

25.11.2011 - Stadthalle Lichtenfels

0.30 Uhr Hammerfall
22.30 Uhr Saxon
20.50 Uhr Lordi
19.10 Uhr Sepultura
17.50 Uhr Exodus
16.30 Uhr Anvil
15.10 Uhr Destruction
14.00 Uhr Lizzy Borden
13.00 Uhr Heathen
12.15 Uhr Mortal Sin

26.11.2011 - Stadthalle Lichtenfels

0.30 Uhr Venom
22.30 Uhr Immortal
20.30 Uhr Six Feet Under
19.00 Uhr Unleashed
17.40 Uhr Gorgoroth
16.20 Uhr Vader
15.10 Uhr Primordial
14.10 Uhr Märzfeld
13.10 Uhr Solstafir
12.10 Uhr Debauchery
11.25 Uhr Wolfchant
10.45 Uhr Valkyrja
10:05 Uhr Enemy of Death

09/12/2011 - Event Hall Geiselwind

23.30 Uhr Blind Guardian
21.30 Uhr Iced Earth
20.00 Uhr Grave Digger
18.30 Uhr Powerwolf
17.10 Uhr Van Canto
16.00 Uhr Suidakra
15.00 Uhr Shraphead
14.00 Uhr In Legend
13.00 Uhr M.I. GOD

10/12/2011 - Event Hall Geiselwind

0.30 Uhr Morbid Angel
22.35 Uhr Arch Enemy
20.50 Uhr Kataklysm
19.30 Uhr Triptykon
18.10 Uhr Caliban
16.50 Uhr Equilibrium
15.40 Uhr Marduk
14.35 Uhr Milking the Goatmachine
13.40 Uhr Warbringer
12.50 Uhr Azarath
12.05 Uhr Dawn of Disease
11.20 Uhr Justice
10.40 Uhr Absorb
10.00 Uhr Defuse my Hate



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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