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24th February 2012

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Evil Scarecrow's Dr Rabid Hell has joined the editorial team and will be producing Evil Scarecrow's very own unique style of video album reviews. The first batch of albums are on their way to Dr Hell right now and this exciting new column will be commencing soon.

Brother Pain and other members of Evil Scarecrow will be helping with the reviews and if the video below is anything to go by, MetalTalk readers are in for a real treat here.

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Dr Hell commented on his new role: "My journalism credentials are zilch. One of my friends got a 'top tip' published in Viz once! Does that count? I guess not. But I am a huge music fan, especially rock and Metal and I have been listening to it for a good 20 years. Besides, who wouldn't wanna hear the mad ramblings and skewed opinions of an ageing wannabe parody Metal rock star? No-one! Or is it everyone? Exactly! I don't know... Like I said, writing isn't my thing... Get off my case already!

"So, I think it will be jolly nice for everyone to be subjected to a short little video review hosted by myself (and probably Brother Pain as my co-host) once or twice a month. We'll give the MetalTalk community exclusive insight into some of the things that are going on in our heads when we listen to some albums that they may or may not be interested in. We can't promise to be nice to anyone or even that the reviews won't degrade into some sort of argument about something else utterly unrelated. But we promise that we're doing this for all the right reasons...

"In the words of Dave Ellefson, 'I'm in this business for the reason that Megadeth is in this business and that is because of attitude, integrity and the music'. But we're not in Megadeth obviously... and I'm not sure how much integrity we have... But at least I quoted someone! That's kind of like journalism! Well fuck you then... I tried."

Keep checking the site for Dr Hell's first video album review. In the meantime, check out Evil Scarecrow's interviewing skills.



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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