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3rd December 2011


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Rising UK progressive death Metallers Betraeus release their 'Towards The Sun' video online exclusively with Blank TV following a successful run on the Scuzz and Metal Tunne TV stations, and set off on sponsored UK tour.

The band head out on their backed tour throughout December, covering the length and breadth of England, and will continue to prove that they're one of the most exciting young Metal acts around.

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Chris, Eddie, Benj and Paddy of Betraeus on the tour: "We'd like to say it's great to have an awesome webzine like SS behind us for this tour. They've been really supportive right from the start of our career. For them to pick us out on The New Blood stage at Bloodstock back in 2010 was a massive thing for us and we hope we can return the favour by continuing to impress! Live and die Metal!"

Lee MacBride, Editor of Soundshock: "I can't think of a band more perfect for Soundshock to sponsor. Betraeus have definitely developed their own sound and I'm sure they're going to be a formidable force in the British metal scene! Check this tour out!"

Catch them at one of the following December dates:

Tuesday 6 – Swansea, Sin City
Thursday 8 – London, Purple Turtle
Friday 9 – Brighton, Belushis
Sunday 11 – Glasgow, 13th Note
Thursday 15 – Leicester, Soundhouse
Saturday 17 – Manchester, Satan's Hollow
Sunday 18 – Bury, The Towler
Monday 19 – Leeds, Escobar

Since their inception in 2009, Betreaus have gone from strength to strength developing their unique brand of melodic death Metal and released their debut EP 'Towards The Sun' on the Siege of Amida label this November.

With the average age of 20, their fusion of chopping riffs and blasting rhythms with intense atmosphere creates an epic Metal experience, mature well beyond their years. 'Towards The Sun' gives a taste of their varied styles with the title track taking you on an epic journey, the shear brutality of 'Frustrate Recluse' and the subtle beauty of 'Blossom Into The Void'. The powerfully executed live tracks 'Obsolete' and 'Locust' clearly demonstrate why Betreaus have come so far, so quickly.

No strangers to the big stage; Betreaus owned the Pepsi Max stage at Download Festival this year, decimated 'New Blood' stage at last year's Bloodstock as well as showcasing their melodic talents on the acoustic stage last summer and have played high profile support slots with the likes of Blaze Bailey and Beholder. The winter of 2011 will see the band tour the length and breadth of the UK in support of the EP release.

'Towards The Sun' is an absolute must have for fans of Opeth, Death, Cynic, Bloodbath and Insomnium.

You can get your Betraeus tickets 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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