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13 February 2014

the answer
Like Bob Dylan's never ending tour on speed and following the successful New Horizon' album release and Nov 2013 tour, The Answer are set to release their new single 'New Horizon' which contains cover versions of Rory Gallagher's 'Cradle Rock', Danzig's 'Snakes Of Christ' plus two new acoustic renditions of the new tour's namesake track 'Road Less Travelled'

The five track single bundle will be released on April 7th 2014 in support of the new 32 date tour, that kicks off in Aberdeen on February 19th and runs right through until the end of March 2014.

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With rave reviews for both the album and their latest tour, The Answer have consistently delivered commercial, critically acclaimed albums and live shows.

The latest album is the band's fourth studio offering and features production from Toby Jepson and mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) and Guillermo 'Will' Maya.

The band were also honoured and privileged that the late Storm Thorgerson and his team saw fit to design the artwork for the new album and Storm was working on final ideas for the album cover just before his sad passing.

The latest video for 'New Horizon' was directed by Darren Lee of Maverick Renegade Productions and features the now iconic Thorgerson 'birdman' on an rampage of his mind through the streets of Belfast.

Says lead singer Cormac Neeson, "The concept of the video was based on an altered perception of reality and the inner struggle of the mind. Our birdman has some serious issues but eventually manages to conquer his demons!"
In addition the lead singer also added "The first part of the New Horizon tour was absolutely fantastic and we're back in a big way. We're really looking forward to getting out in spring 2014 to perform in some towns and cities where we haven't been for a few years. It's a true 'Road Less Travelled' tour!!"

The video for'New Horizon' premiered today with Classic Rock magazine and can be seen below.

Confirmed 2014 dates are:

Feb Shows - support TBC
Wed 19th Feb The Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN
Thur 20th Feb Liquid Rooms, EDINBURGH
Fri 21st Feb Empire, MIDDLESBROUGH
Sat 22nd Feb Duchess, YORK
Sun 23rd Feb Welly, HULL
Tues 25th Feb O2 Academy, LEICESTER
Wed 26th Feb Waterfront, NORWICH
Thus 27th Feb The Forum, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Fri 28th Feb Chinnerys, SOUTHEND

Germany Shows supported by Cage The Gods
Sun 02nd Mar Musikzentrum, HANOVER, GERMANY
Mon 03rd Mar Puschkin, DRESDEN, GERMANY
Tues 04th Mar Hirsch, NURNBERG, GERMANY
Wed 05th Mar Schlachtof, WIESBADEN, GERMANY
Thurs 06th Mar Knust, HAMBURG, GERMANY

March Shows supported by Black Wolf
Sat 8th Mar O2 Academy, OXFORD
Sun 9th Mar Sub 89, READING
Mon 10th Mar Brook, SOUTHAMPTON
Wed 12th Mar Phoenix, EXETER
Thurs 13th Mar White Rabbit, PLYMOUTH
Fri 14th Mar Live Rooms, CHESTER
Sat 15th Mar Sin City, SWANSEA
Mon 17th Mar The Globe, CARDIFF
Tues 18th Mar Kasbah, COVENTRY
Wed 19th Mar Sugarmill, STOKE
Thurs 20th Mar O2 Academy, LIVERPOOL

Eire Shows Sat 22nd Mar Shortts, WATERFORD, EIRE
Sun 23rd Mar Cypress Ave, CORK, EIRE
Mon 24th Mar Roisin Dubh, GALWAY, EIRE
Wed 26th Mar Dolans, LIMERICK, EIRE
Thurs 27th Mar Sandinos, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND (support I Wyldling)
Fri 28th Mar The Playhouse, PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND (support Mojo Fury)
Sat 29th Mar Quinns, NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND (support Rupture Dogs)

UK shows are priced £14 (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and usual outlets.




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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