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  IRON KNIGHTS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON 5 MAY
20 February 2014



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British Metal band Iron Knights return with a brand new album: new line-up, new sound, new direction.

To begin promoting the forthcoming album which will be released on 5 May, Iron Knights will play 8 shows across the UK in February, with further album tour dates to be announced shortly.

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Although the roots of the band can be traced back to 2008, the real change that has lifted the band to new heights took place at the end of a European support tour with Vicious Rumors in May/June 2013.

From the original Iron Knights, bassist Paul 'Beam' Robbie and drummer Larry Paterson were the sole survivors. Their respective musical journeys have been linked since they formed their first band in New Zealand in 1983: Aftermath. Since then they have appeared in numerous bands, both in New Zealand and the UK where they eventually relocated at separate times over the decades that followed.

Among the various musical adventures that followed, they were both members of UK bands Metalhead and Chokehold, after which Larry spent years with former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. In 2013, half of the original Iron Knights' had departed, and consequently two highly experienced veterans on the UK Metal world were recruited into the fold.

With the rhythm section in place, the search remained for guitarist and vocalist to bring the Iron Knights to life. Enter Jamie Gibson. Jamie began his musical journey at the age of 13 when he began torturing a guitar, influenced by such legends as Zakk Wylde, 'Dimebag' Darrel, Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.

By the 1990s he had also started to develop a vocal style that took him from guitar to lead vocalist in Possession and then the Iron Maiden tribute Hi-on Maiden (where he was once joined on stage by original Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno). However, following his tenure there he armed himself with a 7-String Ibanez and searched for heavier sounds, forming Koncept for the ensuing ten years as well as appearing the ranks of other Midlands-based bands.

With Jamie handling both guitar and vocals the last piece of the jigsaw was an extra guitarist to thicken the sound. Wayne Mann came aboard to fill in the final piece of the jigsaw.

Iron Knights have toured the length and breadth of the UK, as well as accompanying Vicious Rumors on their European Tour. To open this fresh chapter Iron Knights released a free download of new track 'Destroyer', available exclusively through the official website.

The band's first live appearance was on 14 September 2013 in Andernach, Germany, as part of the Swordbrothers Festival, followed by a support show with Uli Jon Roth and Diamond Head.

Watch a preview of the new album here:



Live Dates:
Friday 21st February - The Unicorn, Camden, London
Saturday 22nd February - The Flying Shuttle, Bury
Sunday 23rd February - The Victoria Inn, Derby
Friday 26th February - The Head of Steam, Newcastle
Thursday 27th February - The Venue, Dumfries
Friday 28th February - The Moorings Bar, Aberdeen
Saturday 1st March - Bannerman's, Edinburgh
Sunday 2nd March - Rock Zombie, Dudley

Iron Knights are:
Jamie Gibson - vocals & guitar
Wayne Mann - guitar
Paul 'Beam' Robbie - bass
Larry Paterson - drums

www.ironknightsband.com





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.

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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