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17th December 2013

bleed from within

Fast rising Metal stars Bleed From Within have today been confirmed to headline Friday night, June 27th, at Les-Fest 3 in 2014.

Having recently concluded the highly successful Defenders Of The Faith Tour with Carcass, Amon Amarth and Hell and now ready to hit the road in 2014 with DevilDriver, once again Les-Fest continue to raise the bar year on year.

Organiser Dave Ritchie stated: "I am highly delighted to secure a band with the rapidly growing stature of Bleed From Within, who are undoubtedly now Scotland's largest and most successful Metal band, so it makes absolute sense for them to headline Scotland's biggest Metal festival."

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Switching from Metal to hard rock, we are also delighted to confirm hotly tipped UK bravado rockers The Burning Crows whose infectious mix of good time rock n' roll with an attitude has earned them the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on the scene today.

They will be joined by north-eastern Scottish hard rockers GutterGodz whp are rated "particularly awesome" by Kerrang Radio.

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Concluding the fifth main stage announcement and the last one in 2013 Les-Fest are also delighted to confirm three of the bands that performed at the recent Scottish showcase gigs in the shape of Edinburgh based thrashers Disposable, Metal rockers Vantage Point and Glasgow based stoner rock outfit Bacchus Baracus.

Les-Fest can also now officially confirm the latest additions to the very exciting Stage, this year featuring headline act Steel Threads who are making a triumphant return for the second year. They will be joined by a number of acts doing acoustic unplugged sets including Bad Touch, Inferno, Exit State, Incassum and singer songwriter Scott Cowie.

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Full confirmed line up to date

Main Stage
Bacchus Baracus, Bad Touch, Black Belt Karate, Bleed From Within, Cambion, Cypher 16, Deadly Circus Fire, Defy All Reason, Demonic Resurrection, Disposable, Exit State, Fallen Fate, Falling Red, Fireroad, Fury, Grifter, GutterGodz, Hostile, Incassum, Incinery, Inferno, Mask of Judas, Massive Wagons,Mothers Ruin, Nightmare World, Reign of Fury, Revoker, Sa-da-KO, Screaming Eagles, Spill 16, Spirytus, Stormzone, Skreamer, The Burning Crows, Vantage Point, Voodoo Vegas and The Wild Lies. Stage
Bad Touch, Exit State, Incassum, Inferno, Scott Cowie and Steel Threads.



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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