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26th February 2013

exit state

Exit State are extremely proud to be announced as official patrons of the children's charitable organisation chART. chART's main objective is to enrich the lives of children and young people with life limiting conditions in hospices through the creative, performing and literary arts, enabling individual expression, creativity and communication.

Suzanne Price, Treasurer and Team Leader for Music, Film and Photography at chART said, "We are totally thrilled and honoured to announce Exit State have agreed to become patrons of chART - Children's Hospice Arts. We are very excited to be working closely with the band on some incredible ventures over the next few months, one of those being an acoustic set for the children and staff of Claire House Children's Hospice in the Wirral. We would like to sincerely thank Roy Bright, Phil Ireland, Peat Hicks, Matt Harris and their manager Mark Appleton for their kindness and fantastic support".

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Roy Bright adds.. "We were already proud to be recognised as official supporters of chART after being introduced by Wayne Findlay of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock and to now be appointed as official patrons is a true honour. We're so grateful to Suzanne and her colleagues that we can be involved like this. We've been working on a new acoustic set and simply cannot wait to take that into a session at Claire House which will give us a fantastic opportunity to learn more about chART and the great things the organisation does for the children and young people".

Exit State are currently putting the finishing touches to the mixing of their 3rd album, planned for release in June 2013. Fans should expect the first single to be released soon and further news on that, plus tour dates for the summer will be announced before long. Meanwhile, the band will be warming up and giving some of the new songs an airing at the following shows:

March 2nd : Birmingham, Asylum 2
March 16th : Sutton Bridge, The Gathering
March 30th : Burnley, Sanctuary

Further tour listings will feature at the band's website

For more information about chART please visit their website.



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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