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  DUBAI'S FIRST EVER DEATH METAL BAND NEPHELIUM ANNOUNCE SHOW DATES, STREAM ALBUM SAMPLES
21st November 2011

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Born from the desert sands, Dubai's first ever death Metal band Nephelium, who now reside in Toronto, Canada have announced their upcoming show dates in Ontario for December and January in the following cities in promotion of their album 'Coils Of Entropy' set for release in early 2012.

Samples from the album are presently streaming in the player below.

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Show Dates

Dec 10, 2011 - London, ON - The Richmond Tavern *Free Show* w/ Ataxia, Invitation to Die, Death Charger
Dec 17, 2011 - Hamilton, ON - TBA
Jan 21, 2012 - Cambridge, ON - 515 Concert Club w/ Fragile Existence, Serene Molestation, Xyphos, Dislabia, Rotting Entrails
Jan 28, 2012 - Oshawa, ON - The Green Bottle w/ Saprophyte and Wolvesskin

About: Dubai may be known as a city rich in history, a business hub and the home of the tallest structure in the world, but it's also the birthplace of the first death Metal band to come out of the Middle East.

Dubai is where, in the late 1990s, guitarist Alex Zubair and drummer Alan Madhavan came together to form Nephelium, guided by the sole vision of a band comprised of equal parts complexity and brutality.

Staying true to the roots of death metal, Nephelium was quick to forge ahead with experimentation, pulling in influences from Metal and other genres.

With the hope of spreading Nephelium's insidious gospel across the world, Zubair and Madhavan settled in Toronto, Canada where they completed the band's lineup and immediately began playing shows and tearing up local stages, which quickly led to opening slots for Metal heavyweights Skinless and Deicide.

Following a tumultuous journey spanning ten years, two continents and countless lineup changes, Nephelium is ready to once again give the death Metal world a good shaking with the release of their debut album, 'Coils Of Entropy'.

The embodiment of Nephelium's journey to striking the perfect balance between technical death Metal, old school Metal and Arabian melodies, 'Coils Of Entropy' is a six-track masterpiece set to breathe new life into today's dwindling death Metal landscape.




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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