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2nd February 2013

Electric River

Kent rockers ELECTRIC RIVER finished off 2012 with a bang, after two back to back shows at the 02 Islington Academy supporting 'Mad Caddies' & 'Spear Of Destiny'.

Electric River launched their latest video 'Hold Your Nerve' back in November 2013 which received over 1000 views in 24 hours. The video has been added to Scuzz T.V!"

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The band released their latest E.P, 'In Your Name' on Bonfire night, Nov 5th through England Street records. The band formed as school friends aged just 15 and after one self released album they are honing their own politically charged, socially aware sound that is influenced by the likes of The Clash, Bruce Springsteen and The Killers.

Electric River have gained major airtime from Q Radio's DJ 'Pete Bailey' recently ranked number 7 in Classic Rock Magazine's heavy rotation chart amongst other artists such at The Rolling Stones & Manic Street Preachers.

Recent performances on The Big Cheese stage at Guilfest & BT London Live at Hyde Park during the Olympics has sparked interest from Live Nation - ‘they were the best band over the whole 2 weeks'.

Electric River, fresh from hitting the road headlining The Jubilee Club Tour (Karl Barat/Chris McCormack) will return to the countries venues during February as part of the 'Big Cheese Magazine Presents Tour' in support of a record that is passionate, totally addictive and a true statement of intent. From opening track-stadium rocker 'Happy' through to the super catchy 'Hold Your Nerve' and full ahead 'In Your Name' Electric River's E.P is an almighty introduction to the band.

"An incredibly powerful and strong release, with passionate lyrics and a rare social conscience running through the songs, surely the world awaits." - Vive Le Rock Magazine

"Bags of passion and heaps of power... the ghost of Joe Strummer wafts out of your speakers with catchy as hell numbers" - Rock Sound

February 2013
Thu 21 Glasgow Pivo Pivo - with Colt45 & The Hostiles
Fri 22 Edinburgh Wee Red Bar - with Colt45 & The Hostiles
Sat 23 Carlisle The Brickyard - with Colt45 & The Hostiles
Sun 24 Manchester Gullivers - with Colt 45 & The Hostiles
Tue 26 Leeds - Santiago Bar - With Bad Ideas, The Indecisions & All Down But 9
Wed 27 The Railway, Ipswich
Thu 28 Leicester Soundhouse

March 2013
Sat 2 The Rattlesnake Angel (London)
Sun 3 The Beer Cart Arms Canterbury



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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