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26th April 2012


Anivian Promotions are proud to present a great upcoming event in London 3rd May at Boston Music Rooms.

The night kicks off with Empress who have been hiding away writing and recording and steadily gaining notice and building up hype to their band over the last three years. Very new to the scene Empress have marked their territory in the London Metal scene and much is to be expected of the progressive four piece.

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The second band on the bill is Surface The Dissent, a Croydon Thrashcore band who are playing this one show before going in to the studio to record their first full length self titled album with Four Reel Media. Influences from Lamb of God, Machine Head, Trivium, Sylosis and more! Good blend of thrash, groove and melodic Heavy Metal.

Third is Death Remains, a popular local band who currently preparing to head into to the studio with Justin Hill to record their full length album to be released next year. Death Remains gained fast popularity in London with the release of their single and video 'The Northern Line Massacre' which had great online success.

Two members of the band Barry (vocals) and Marc (guitar) were previously in a band called After Death who were signed and on a tour in Brazil where their van crashed and two of the band members died, They reformed as Death Remains and are once again tearing up the UK Metal scene and ready for a comeback.

Formed in 2009, Karybdis are a powerhouse with Death/Groove and Hardcore influences. They have recently signed a production deal to record their debut album with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) and it will be released in early 2012. Check out their previous work 'Condemned To Extinction' (single) and 'War For Land' (EP), available on Youtube and iTunes.

Headlining the show are Chapters off the back of their UK Tour with big UK thrash Metal band Sylosis of which they don't play a London date so fittingly Chapters play one last show at home at the end of their tour. Now on Sonic Mutilation Management, much is expected of the four piece.

Empress 19:30 - 20:00pm
Surface The Dissent 20:10 - 20:40pm
Death Remains 20:50 - 21:20pm
Karybdis 21:30 - 22:00pm
Chapters 22:10 - 23:00pm



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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