metal talk
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
metal talk
1st February 2012

Hornet. Buzzing...

London based independent record label SED Records UK return once again with their free-entry rock nights at Soho's top rock venue, The Intrepid Fox, in full force on Thursday 23rd February 2012 to showcase the UK's best up and coming young rock bands.

If you have previously been to an SED Records night you will know how fantastic the nights have been with hot young talent from all over the UK rocking the joint. There is a stellar line-up with three great bands. Headlining the night is SED Records signed hard rock outfit Hornet.

Article continues below...

All About The Rock said "Hornet are like are a shot in the arm – an injection that you're going to want on a regular basis", and as always main support comes in five-star rating this time from London's finest glam rock band Damn Dice and the Bournemouth based Western Sand who kick ass 70s style.

Headliners Hornet are currently taking the music industry by storm and are causing a huge stir in the rock 'n roll honey pot! who reviewed the young upstarts at their last show said: "These boys are something special and there's just no stopping the buzz getting louder", and with London's Big In The Game Magazine recently saying; "In their time The Sex Pistols had revolutionised the music industry in a way never seen before. It is my belief that Hornet will do the same, all that's left is to see their influence spread. Need I say any more?" You know the Hornet boys are onto something big!

Glasswerk said; "It's Like witnessing Nirvana, The Sex Pistols and Black Flag and the crowd here is lucky enough to catch the band in intimate surroundings, clearly aware that they are witnessing something very special indeed. 'Outta Control', 'Second Hand Smoke' and 'Rock 'n Roll Riot' already sound like classics. The bands rise to superstardom depends on one thing - whether a major label has big enough balls to take on this rock leviathan."

Main support comes from Damn Dice, who are an emerging new band from London who are fully equipped with a high energy, powerful and hard rock sound injected with an exciting stage presence that matches their glamorous image of four, long haired, sexy glam rockers who are dressed to kill. At the end of 2011 Damn Dice managed to scoop the main support slot with the legendary LA Guns and supported them on a 17 day tour across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Damn Dice focus on the lighter side of life, such as sex, partying and having a wild time and with no room for negativity Damn Dice perceive rock music as an expression of positive energy and these lads boldly sing "Life is a gamble. We play to win. Roll the damn dice, never lose", so whether you're into gambling or not I can guarantee that Damn Dice are a safe bet and will blast The Intrepid Fox away!

Opening the evening are the talented Western Sand, who are an exciting, no bullshit, balls-out-of-the-bath, four piece southern hard rock revival group hailing from, Bournemouth, Dorset. With high ambitions the guys from Western Sand intend on putting rock 'n roll back on the map and after forming in 2008 Western Sand are becoming Dorset's most exciting new rock band, earning a strong reputation after performing countless shows around Bournemouth and Southampton.

Relentless gigging has landed the band headline shows at The Joiners as well as supporting The Treatment, Jettblack, Voodoo Six and Heaven's Basement. So if you don't mind getting sand between your toes then make sure you catch these guys live in the city because they might just cause a sand storm...

The last two SED Records shows had rockers crammed into the venue like battery hens so make sure you get down to the venue early enough to avoid disappointment of not being able to get in! Doors will be opening at 8pm so make sure you get down to The Intrepid Fox in Soho on Thursday 23rd February 2012. It's an evening not to be missed!



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.



Your Email Address:

Travelling To Wacken From:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Enquiry:


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.