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18 January 2014

Belgium's female fronted Hell City are visiting the UK on their Ice Cold Rage tour in Feb 2014 and they have ex Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley appearing as a special guest at all three shows with further support from Mental Circus who are also a female fronted rock outfit.

The band have been enjoying massive success in their native home of Belgium and with their 2012 album 'Demons to Rest' and after such a positive response to their music from UK fans, they thought the time was right to head over to Blighty.

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Tommy, Drummer with Hell City said: "After playing Metal Female Voices Fest last year, loads of people were asking when we would come to the UK to play. We put it together with JMG Agency and after Blaze suggested that he would like to do a guest appearance at all shows we knew this was going to be fantastic for us. With our friends from Mental Circus with us, we're really looking forward to let England know about us"

Blaze Bayley had previously played with the band at Belgium's BiesenRock in 2013.

Tommy Continued "I'm co-organizer of the Belgian BiesenRock festival where we had former Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno as headliner on Friday. Paul brought Blaze as a guest to the show. Blaze was staying in Belgium with relatives and he promised to come back the day after to perform two Maiden songs with us on the Saturday. That was an awesome experience because Blaze is a truly great guy. When I contacted him to tell him about our UK adventure he instantly suggested to do a guest appearance for each of the shows"

Blaze said "I really enjoyed my performance with Hell City at BiesenRock last year so I was excited to be chosen as the special guest on their UK tour. I can't wait to meet their UK fans and having a great party!"

Hell City's video for the new single Ice Cold Rage has been positively received by fans and critics alike and the song will appear on the bands upcoming as yet untitled album. Watch the video here:

The three UK dates are sure to be a success and with the amazing sounds of Mental Circus appearing as support, the best of Belgium's emerging talent is ready to take on the UK Metal scene.

There is no doubt that Hell City will be a band to watch out for in the UK in 2014.

The Dates are:
14th Feb - The Rock Zombie - Dudley
15th Feb - The Riverside - Selby
16th Feb - The Snooty Fox - Wakefield



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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