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8th November 2013

British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari released their new single 'Rat Race' this week. The track, which is available from the bands own webstore, via iTunes or other reputable digital download retailers, is the third and final standalone single release for 2013, following on from April's 'The Paddington Frisk' and 'Radiate' which was released in June.

A video for 'Rat Race', which can be seen below, was unveiled on Thursday 31st October, following the world exclusive debut play of the track by Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio One show, where unusually, he played the track twice in a row.

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The track can also be purchased (along with the previously unreleased 'Radiate (Shikari Sound System Remix)') from iTunes.

On 17th November, the band will finish a busy 2013 with their largest London headline show to date, at London's Alexandra Palace, as part of Warped Tour UK weekend at the venue.

This will be the band's final UK show of 2013, and very probably their last UK show until 2015, as work begins on the follow up to their current release, 'A Flash Flood of Colour'.

You can see Enter Shikari live here:
Friday 8th November - Substage, Karlsruhe
Saturday 9th November - Arena, Berlin (Warped Tour)
Sunday 10th November - Klokgebeow, Eindhoven (Warped Tour)
Tuesday 12th November - Modern 65, Bremen
Wednesday 13th November - Skaters Palace, Münster
Thursday 14th November - Schlacthof, Wiesbaden
Saturday 16th November - Grand Mix, Lille
Sunday 17th November - Alexandra Palace, London (Warped Tour)
Saturday 23rd November - Festhalle, Bern (Warped Tour)
Sunday 24th November - Stadthalle, Vienna (Warped Tour)
Tuesday 1st July - Arena Hall, Krasnodar
Wednesday 2nd July - Arena Don, Rostov-on-don
Friday 4th July - A2, St Petersburg

Support on headline shows will come from HACKTIVIST, who are also performing at all the Warped dates.

Enter Shikari are:
Roughton 'Rou' Reynolds - Lead Vocals/Keyboards/Acoustic Guitar
Liam 'Rory' Clewlow - Guitar
Christopher Batten - Bass Guitar
Robert Rolfe - Drums

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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.

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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