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  MAGNUM RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'ESCAPE FROM THE SHADOW GARDEN'
13 February 2014



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Supreme British Melodic Hard Rock group Magnum have confirmed the release of their utterly compelling new studio album, 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' on Steamhammer / SPV on March 24th. Like a vintage bottle of champagne, Magnum just get better and better with age, and never is this more evident than on 'Escape From The Shadow Garden', the band's nineteenth studio album.

Magnum mastermind Tony Clarkin started working on 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' merely a month after the release of its illustrious predecessor, 'On The 13th Day', which crashed in to the UK national album chart at 43 and number 3 on the Rock & Metal chart, on release in October 2012. But as with all artists, creativity never comes at the push of a button; either angst or a certain amount of peace and serenity is required for inspiration, and Clarkin is certainly no exception to this rule.

"We used to be under permanent pressure from our record companies" he notes, recalling that "They kept calling us, demanding hit singles and radio numbers. But that sort of thing doesn't work on demand. Now we're with SPV, where it's a totally different situation. They give us the necessary time and trust us to do the right thing. That's probably the reason why I enjoy working with Magnum again."

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Clarkin's regained joy is omnipresent on each and every one of the eleven wonderfully melodic, timeless, distinctively classic Magnum rock songs on 'Escape From The Shadow Garden'. Tony modestly explains that "I simply told myself: you're a passable guitarist, so you should play the guitar. As the band's guitarist and producer, I have all the freedom I need to create exactly what I feel like creating. This band has certain unmistakable trademarks; among them are my feel for melodies and Bob's unique vocal style."

Particularly spangling gems of new songs on 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' include epic opener 'Live 'Til You Die', the groove-laden, hard rocking 'Too Many Clowns', the poignant, balladic 'Don't Fall Asleep', and gorgeous album closer 'The Valley Of Tears', with its tinkling ivories and luscious soundscapes.

A month after release, Magnum head out on a thirteen date April / May UK tour. Dates are:

19th April SOUTHAMPTON - The Brook
20th April BUCKLEY - Tivoli
22nd April OXFORD - O2
23rd April BRISTOL - O2
24th April NORWICH - Waterfront
25th April LEAMINGTON SPA - Assembly Halls
26th April MANCHESTER - The Ritz
28th April NOTTINGHAM - Rock City
29th April GLASGOW - Garage
30th April NEWCASTLE - O2
2nd May HOLMFIRTH - Picturedome
3rd May WOLVERHAMPTON - Wulfrun Hall
4th May LONDON - Islington Town Hall

'Escape From The Shadow Garden', the cover of which has once again been created by fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy); "Is a release which forges an arch to the early days of Magnum's career" muses Clarkin, adding "And that's wonderful! I was really happy when my friend Jimmy Lea of Slade came to visit me at the studio again and said: 'You've done it again?'"

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TRACKLISTING:

Digipak Version
CD
1. Live 'Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don't Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom's Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears

DVD
Bonus Features
Recorded Over Six Nights In Europe Live Footage
(Black Skies - Freedom Day - All My Bridges - On A Storyteller's Night)

Extras (On tour Footage)
(Too Many Clowns - Dance Of The Black Tattoo)

Jewel case Version
1. Live 'Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don't Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom's Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears

LP Version

LP 1 Side One
1. Live 'Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
LP 1 Side Two
1. Crying In The Rain
2. Too Many Clowns
3. Midnight Angel
LP 2 Side One 1. The Art Of Compromise
2. Don't Fall Asleep
3. Wisdom's Had Its Day
LP 2 Side Two
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears
12. Dance Of The Black Tattoo (live) - bonus track

LINE-UP:
Tony Clarkin - guitars
Bob Catley - vocals
Mark Stanway - keyboards
Al Barrow - bass
Harry James - drums

www.magnumonline.co.uk





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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