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  KYUSS LIVES!, GRAND MAGUS, ORANGE GOBLIN AND MORE ALL CONFIRMED FOR METALFEST 2012
30th January 2012

metalfest 2012



Metalfest 2012 have announced a killer Desert/Doom/Occult-package! Legendary Kyuss are back, plus five more superb acts! Riffs, rock and coolness!

Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Graveyard, Orange Goblin, Witchcraft and My Sleeping Karma confirmed! Metalfest 2012 is presented by: Noizeletter, Legacy, Hellraiser, Piranha, Musix, Metalflirt.de, Rock Tribune, Metallian, Earshot.at, Lords of Metal, Biker, Blast!

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KYUSS LIVES!

If there had never been the legendary Kyuss, we wouldn't know this present form of today's stoner rock we love so much! The Californian masters belong to the true pioneers and trailblazers of this savoury subgenre in the landscape of heavy but hearty rock-music. Cult releases such as 'Blues For The Red Sun' and 'Welcome To Sky Valley' still make the mouth of rock-fans damned water.

Due to John Garcia - bandleader, mastermind and singer – fans of psychedelic groove-sounds get the chance to enjoy the band's first-class-stoner-hymns since a very long time. Under the obvious declared banner Kyuss Lives! the charismatic frontman reached to reconstitute almost the complete line-up (inter alia with Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork) for performing kind of 'Best Of Kyuss' sets at some selected festival and concert-shows.

Now you'll get the offer to live the stoner-dream at Metalfest to get your blood boiled. If you miss this unique show, you better bury yourself alive!



GRAND MAGUS

When the auspicious wolves of Grand Magus start to rock, every skull begins to crumble. The Swedish group around frontman Janne 'JB' Christoffersson catapults the hammer of the North towards Metalfest and announces a brute doom/stoner Metal storm, that'll take your life away.

Black hearted and driven by old school attitude, this trio infernal copes with topics like nature, death and the history of Sweden within their songs. Inspired by these dark backgrounds, Grand Magus create apocalyptic rock, which sounds as if it comes out straight from hell. Rapturing guitar-riffs, electrifying bass-lines and murderous grooves make stoner-fans feel bigger than the devil. This is obviously one of the reasons why Grand Magus reached to become a cult-act within the doom/stoner-scene. Get bitten by these mad wolves at Metalfest!



GRAVEYARD

With their tremendous songs, which definitely rip off your skin, the creative quartet of Graveyard makes clear that Sweden is the home of death Metal. Especially the band's wide-ranged repertoire of styles, which consists of classical rock, jazz and blues music, leaves you astonished. Within their sound, Graveyard unleash emotions, feelings and moods, which could neither be more manifold nor more far-reaching.

It's not a surprise when the press refer to Graveyard's music as "Black Sabbath meets Led Zeppelin meets Rolling Stones!"

While a lot of other bands of the stoner and 70s rock genre focus a neo-satanic imagery, Graveyard follow the traditional path. Do you fancy a wide retro-rock-performance, now? Then get your ass to Metalfest!



ORANGE GOBLIN

It's time to get the guitars smashed and indulge the mighty horned god! The party-possessed Brits of Orange Goblin couldn't live out the music and lifestyle of rock more authentically. Wherever they appear, the rock 'n roll barometer reaches highest levels. Orange Goblin represent all things you associate with Heavy Metal. Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll so if you're looking for an overdose of rock music, these crazy booze 'n groove maniacs let your dirtiest dreams come true.

Orange Goblin never hesitate and live the Heavy Metal spirit in its purest form. Their sources of inspiration are unmistakable elements in the combo's sound, which remind of classics like Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, Danzig, Black Sabbath or Celtic Frost. Be sure, these bastards know how to break through your auditory canals. The way's free for an excessive rock-party at Metalfest! Hell fuckin' yeah!



So far these bands have been confirmed to play Metalfest 2012:

MEGADETH - IN EXTREMO - BLIND GUARDIAN - KREATOR (exclusive festival shows 2012!) - KYUSS LIVES! - W.A.S.P. (30th Anniversary Show!) - BEHEMOTH - EDGUY - FEAR FACTORY - HYPOCRISY (exclusive festival shows 2012!) - LEGION OF THE DAMNED - DARK TRANQUILLITY - SALTATIO MORTIS - ENSIFERUM - POWERWOLF - MOONSPELL (Album Release Show) - ALESTORM - GRAND MAGUS - GRAVEYARD - EPICA - DEATH ANGEL (The 'Ultra Violence' Set!) - TRIPTYKON - LAKE OF TEARS - VADER - ORANGE GOBLIN - SWALLOW THE SUN - WITCHCRAFT - SEPTICFLESH - MY SLEEPING KARMA - SKULL FIST - HATE - FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - FEUERSCHWANZ - MYSTIC PROPHECY - NACHTBLUT and many more!

Please note the following info:

- Blind Guardian will not play at Metalfest Dessau/Germany!
- Orange Goblin, Witchcraft, My Sleeping Karma, Saltatio Mortis, Feuerschwanz, Mystic Prohphecy, Nachtblut will only play Metalfest Germany and Austria!
- Megadeth and In Extremo will not play at Metalfest Switzerland!
- W.A.S.P. will not play at Metalfest Loreley/Germany!
- Lake of Tears will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria and Croatia!
- Swallow The Sun will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria and Switzerland!
- Epica will only play Metalfest Loreley!
- Moonspell will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria, Croatia, Poland and Switzerland!
- Edguy will only play Metalfest Germany (Loreley/Dessau)!
- Kyuss Lives will only play Metalfest Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland!
- Graveyard will only play Metalfest Dessau and Austria!

Next Friday, February 3rd, more new bands will be announced to play Metalfest 2012!

METALFEST 2012 dates:

31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Austria
31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Germany/East
01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
02.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
05.06.-07.06.2012 Milan, Metalfest Italy
07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Germany/West
07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
08.06.-10.06.2012 Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic

2012 again the motto is: IN METAL WE TRUST!


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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