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31st December 2013

Collated by Johnny Main

A lot of really good promo videos were released this year and we thought we'd share our favourites with you.

Some bands may be familiar to you already but why not give those bands you're less familiar a watch - you might find out that you actually like them!

Johnny Main

Does it get any better that 'Live It Up' by Airbourne? I think not – a great video to go with a great track from a great album ('Black Dog Barking' in case you didn’t know!). Listen to it LOUD and listen to it OFTEN is my only advice!

Rachael Mattice

Although only recently released, Behemoth's long anticipated 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' was a captivating, unsettling and magnificent visual story. Stoking the fire with two teasers earlier in the year, and coupled with the foreboding music they have created a breathtaking scenario of ritualistic Satanism resulting in a brilliantly terrifying experience for the viewer.

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Mark Taylor

'Vincent Price' by Deep Purple. Go and watch it. Now!

Andy Millen

I chose Faraz Haider's 'Soch' simply for the fact that it can convey the songs meaning without the listener actually knowing what the Urdu words mean. The video is well shot and directed, and supports the song rather than being the main event.

Steve Goldby

Battle Beast: 'Black Ninja'. Battle Beast have come a long way since Noora Louhimo took over as vocalist. She's a bit scary actually, is Noora - in a "don't fuck with me" kind of way. She means what she sings and she sings it so you're in no doubt that she means it. Battle Beast are not messing around here, and for sheer brutal melody delivered with an almighty kick in the balls, look no further than this video from the Finnish powerhouse.

Ian Sutherland

No contest here, included in their Greatest Hits video package released earlier this year Rammstein did a new video for the reworked piano and vocals only version of 'Mein Herz Brennt' which shows them at their best. Imaginative, musically brilliant and creepy as hell! Check it out:

Dutch Michael

I'm stuck between two videos that make me happy, so I'll choose both:

Jools Green

Vried – 'The Reap' from their 'Welcome Farewell' album. The video actually had relevance to the song and I also liked the great mix of illustration and filmed footage - a powerful enhancement to a great song. BEST OF 2013
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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.


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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