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  RICH ROBINSON NEW ALBUM IN MARCH, UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY
26th January 2012

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Rich Robinson is set to release his second solo album 'Through A Crooked Sun' on March 26th 2012 through Circle Sound.

'Through A Crooked Sun' is the follow up album to 'Paper' and see's Rich's use of the term 'sun' as a metaphor to examine his life. "I was living this life that was askew. My relationships with the people that were supposed to be my closest seemed damaged. My marriage was not a good fit for either of us and we weren't facing up to that.

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Though I love my brother, the fact that my working environment can be challenging has been well chronicled. Nothing was working like it should have been, but by many people's standards, it was a dream come true."

It would take an unexpected (at least by Rich) band hiatus, financial difficulties and most devastating of all, a painful divorce to push him to the point of re-evaluation.

'Hey Fear', the lead single from the album, looks at the duel nature of fear. "Fear can be a healthy, natural, protective response to your environment, but it can also be debilitating," says Rich. "In many ways, continuing the unhappy life that I was leading was a response to the fear of what lay beyond it."

The song recognizes that, though fear will remain a part of one's everyday life ("Hey there fear/You've been there for me/A familiar voice/In a raging sea"), it cannot be dispatched by flailing away at it, but by embracing a quiet mind and a more simple life.

"I wanted this song to be sparse to represent simplicity, and then add in the more frenetic production at the end to represent the onset of fear," Rich says.

Rich is an American musician and a founding member of the rock 'n roll band The Black Crowes. Over the course of nine albums the band has delivered hit after hit including 'Twice As Hard', 'She Talks To Angels, 'Remedy', 'Wiser Time' and 'High Head Blues'. The band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is listed at 92 on VH1's 100 greatest artists of hard rock.

'Through A Crooked Sun' finds the musical gifts that have propelled a major career fully intact, but joined this time by a more sentient, holistic outlook: that of a father, a son, a husband, a spiritual being, a musician, fully integrated and more comfortable than ever in his body, mind and soul.

See Rich play live at the below dates this February:

Wednesday 8th February : Southampton, Brook
Thursday 9th February : Wrexham, Central Station
Friday 10th February : Shropshire, The Ironworks
Saturday 11th February : Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 12th February : Glasgow, King Tut's
Monday 13th February : York, Fibbers
Tuesday 15th February : Bristol , Fleece
Wednesday 16th February : London, Islington Academy

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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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