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2nd May 2012

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'Road Dog', the critically-acclaimed second album from Attica Rage, is now out worldwide on digital release through new international label Off Yer Rocka Recordings and is available to download on all major online retail stores. The release includes all 14 original studio album tracks plus two exclusive, bonus live tracks, 'Through The Inner Eye' and a raucous live rendition of Motorhead classic 'Overkill' - both recorded live at the band's hometown show at the Classic Grand, Glasgow during their 2011 Road Dog UK tour. A promotional video for the song 'Ashamed' will accompany the worldwide album launch.

Produced and mixed in Glasgow, Scotland by Roddy MacAudio and mastered in New York, USA by Mike Tucci at Masterdisk (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam), 'Road Dog' is a diverse collection of blues-infused biker rock, thunderous Metal riffs, classic rock grooves and powerful, melodic ballads. Featuring Jonny Parr on lead vocals and guitar; Richie Rage on drums; Stevie Bell on guitar and Big C on bass (recently replaced in the line-up by Colin Wilson), the album also features guest appearances by alt. blues artist Dave Arcari (slide guitar on 'Road Dog Forever') and singer/songwriter Christie Connor-Vernal (cello on 'Altea').

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'Road Dog' was originally released in the UK in April 2011 through Rocksector Records, launched with a fired-up, full-throttle live showcase on the main stage at Hammerfest III in Prestatyn, Wales, complete with firebreathers, stage performers and pyros! Since its UK release, 'Road Dog' has received critical acclaim from international rock press and media along with a growing fan-base of rock and Metal fans throughout the world.

Described by MetalShip as one of the best Metal releases in the last 10 years and by Dom Lawson for Metal Hammer (UK) as the distilled greatest hits of rock and Metal, many of the album tracks have already become classics in their own right. Opening track '36 Insane' appeared on Metal Hammer's 'Razor' covermount CD series; 'Through The Inner Eye' was selected by Classic Rock magazine as Track of the Day and the song is also the intro theme for international heavyweight wrestler Johnny Moss.

'Road Dog' was a Featured Album on Total Rock and receives FM and digital radio airplay at home and overseas. The album was also a shortlisted nominee in the Scottish New Music Awards 2011 for Best Metal Recording of the Year and Best Album Artwork.

Attica Rage are one of the most promising heavy rock bands to emerge from the UK in recent years. Formed in Glasgow, Scotland, they continue to build a growing loyal fanbase - collectively known as Clan Attica - via the traditional rock n' roll route out on the road, earning a solid reputation for their bone-rattling, energetic, loud and powerful performances at headline shows, tours and festivals across UK and Europe. Having supported and shared festival bills with heavyweight names including Judas Priest, Slash, Black Label Society, Down, Sepultura, W.A.S.P and Saxon amongst others, the Attica Rage live experience has been proven to fill outdoor arenas as much as it does the clubs and theatres.

UK and European festival highlights have included High Voltage, London; Download, Donington; main stage appearances at Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest, Wales; SOS Fest, Manchester and overseas at Metalcamp, Slovenia and HRH Road Trip, Ibiza, Spain.

2012 sees Attica Rage embark on a run of UK headline dates in May and June and a return visit to Ibiza for the HRH Road Trip before a very special appearance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 in London on 11th June, performing at the pre-show boat party which will be cruising down the Thames River and arriving at the Indigo2 at the O2 Arena in time for the awards show. Other bands confirmed so far include headliners Anthrax and Biohazard with Shadows Fall and Fozzy joining Attica Rage onboard HMS Hammer. The band is also currently writing a new album with a release planned for the end of the year.

"This is British rock at its best.. it's your duty as a rock fan to go out and buy it!" Planet Mosh

"Attica Rage are in danger of giving loud biker rock a good name!" Daily Express (4/5)



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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