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14 February 2014

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Swedish Heavy Metal sensations Civil War have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band features Daniel Myhr, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback and Rikard Sundén, who are all former members of Sabaton.

They released their debut album, 'The Killer Angels' in June 2013, which was recently certified gold sales status in Sweden for selling more than 20,000 copies. The band are undertaking a short tour of Germany with one date in Switzerland over the next couple of weeks.

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"We are more than happy to sign with Napalm Records, one of the best labels in the world" said the band before adding, "Our intention is to deliver Heavy Metal under the Napalm flag for many years. The civil war has only just begun."

Mullback, Sundén, Myhr and Montelius decided to leave Sabaton in 2012 but still wanted to play music together, so they teamed up with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (best known for his work with Astral Doors) and bass player Stefan Eriksson as the first line up of Civil War.

The band's debut EP was released October 2012 and was followed by 'The Killer Angels' album in 2013 which tied in with the band's first live performance at the Sweden Rock Festival sharing the stage with the likes of Kreator, Tankard and Hypocrisy.

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Watch the signing of the contract right here:

You can see Civil War live here:
Saturday 15th February - Biebob, Vosselaar
Sunday 16th February - Matrix, Bochum
Tuesday 18th February - Rockfabrik, Nürnberg
Wednesday 19th February - Z7, Pratteln
Thursday 20th February - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg
Friday 21st February - Airport, Regensburg
Saturday 22nd February - Kaminwerk, Memmingen
Saturday 1st March - House of Metal, Umea

Civil War are:
Nils Patrik Johansson - Vocals
Oskar Montelius - Guitar
Rikard Sundén - Guitar
Stefan Eriksson - Bass Guitar
Daniel Myhr - Keyboards
Daniel Mullback - 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.

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