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15th December 2011

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Warriors Of Metal Inc. are very privilaged to host two bands from Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music and three bands from Germany's Pure Steel Records at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in 2012.

Warriors Of Metal Inc. is proud to announce the return of the two time Wacken Open Air, and WOM Fest II Open Air (2009) veterans of Twisted Tower Dire back to our stage for our fifth year anniversary show in 2012. TTD will be supporting their fifth full length album entitled Make It Dark released through Cruz Del Sur Music on May 13th of this year. We have always been impressed with Twisted Tower Dire's performances, are big fans of theirs and are glad to welcome them back to our Metal family in Ohio.

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Also signed to Cruz Del Sur Music is Franklin, Pennsylvania's Heavy Metal band Argus that played at Wisconsin's first annual Days Of The Doomed and Germany's Hammer Of Doom V Festivals in 2010. They will be supporting their 'Boldly Stride The Doomed' album released on May 3rd of this year through Cruz Del Sur Music and their 'Sleeping Dogs' EP released this past July through Pariah Child.

Signed to Pure Steel Records, Keansburg, New Jersey's Power Metal band, Exxplorer was formed in 1982 and their first full length album, 'Symphonies Of Steel' which is hailed as "A truly legendary album" by The Metal Observer, was released in 1984. Subsequent albums followed in 1994, 1996 and of course this year's 'Vengence Rides An Angry Horse' released through Pure Steel Records on October 21st and still receiving great reviews from around the world, these Traditional Power Metallers have made one hell of a comeback!

Exxplorer Played Keep It True XII and Headbanger's Open Air in 2009 and SwordBrothers Festival X in Germany on September 2011 and we are very excited to host them for our Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in 2012.

Also hailing from New Jersey, the Pagan Power Metal band Fiakra (whose band name is an alternate spelling of the ancient Irish word for Raven) will release their second full length album 'Invasion' in early 2012 through Germany's Pure Steel Records. The Warriors Of Metal Fest audience will enjoy their epic Power Metal with hints of Thrash and Death Metal, songs of the dark ages, ancient battles and epic sagas of the past. Those who like their Pagan Metal dished out in full Medieval/Dark Ages armor, swords and battle axes will be in for a treat!

Power Theory hails from Philadelphia, PA and is signed to Pure Steel Records who released their first album 'Out Of The Ashes' at Keep It True XIV on April 29th of this year. They will play at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in support of the release of their second album, 'Axe To Grind' which is slated for a Spring of 2012 release by the reputable German label.

The seasoned musicians in Power Theory play their no-holds-barred brand of East Coast Power Metal with a European attitude and have shown themselves to be great supporters of rejuvenating and preserving the American Traditional and True Metal scene which is exactly what Warriors Of Metal Festival Open Air is all about.

Metal fans everywhere are highly advised not to miss their chance to see all of these bands in action next summer on June 29th and 30th, 2012 at the Frontier Ranch, 8836 York Road in Pataskala, Ohio (just a twenty minute drive East of the capital city of Columbus, Ohio).

Advanced tickets for WOM Fest V Open Air will go on sale in January 2012 with weekend passes and special 4-pack tickets which will include savings for each of the four people in the group. Instead of VIP tickets, interested fans can either sponsor a band or the Fest and receive their special perks based on the Sponsorship, information which will be available very soon.



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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