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28 April 2014

Infamous former front woman for seminal band, the Nymphs, Inger Lorre is making her long overdue return to the music scene. Following up the collectable Motel Shootout single, Burn (1995) and her critically acclaimed solo record, Transcendental Medication (1999) with a 7" single from Inger Lorre & the Chiefs of Infinity - 'Snowflake / Hate In My Heart'.

The 7" is strictly limited edition, on white vinyl and with front cover artwork by Inger Lorre and was released by Cargo Records on April 19th to celebrate Record Store Day. It will also be available as a digital download.

Many stores sold out of the single on Record Store Day and fans have been asking if there is any way to get a hold of it. Cargo do have just a few left which can be bought directly from their website.

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Inger is currently working on a new album, and admits her return to the music scene has been a long journey, "The music I hear on commercial radio stations is mostly uninspiring. It makes me think how lucky I was to be part of that 'grunge' / art-rock scene and to witness the success of bands like Sonic Youth, the Flaming Lips, Jane's Addiction and even the Nymphs! So I've been gathering my energy.

"For me making music is the easy part, dealing with people at major labels - that was always hard. I never understood the value my music might have to others - I credit Jeff Buckley with making me see that. He asked me who my favourite artist was, and I replied "Iggy Pop", and Jeff said "when you put on an Iggy Pop record doesn't it make you feel happier and better?" And of course it did. It was a light bulb moment for me, that I too was doing this for my fans. Until that point I didn't feel like I was doing anything important or good. Jeff said "music isn't a selfish pursuit - it's a very noble thing to do".

Inger says, "When Jeff died it was just one week after my father passed away, and it took me a long time to be able to move on from that trauma".

So why the return to the music scene now? "Having good people around me such as Henry Rollins and my long-time publicist and friend Faye has helped me feel strong and safe enough to create new music. I'm glad to step back into the music industry, independently and on my own terms - I feel empowered. I also have a new band - they are young, talented and full of enthusiasm!"

"Snowflake is a song summing up the horror and fear involved in addiction. I'm very pale skinned and 'Snowflake' was my street name. As a teenager and young adult I was trapped in a self-medicating addiction, as a form of protection against physical & verbal abuse and constantly being around alcoholism. This song is the sound of me walking through fire"

"Hate in my Heart is about the downside of relationships, confused emotions and the fine line between love & hate. It's also about making the decision not to take anymore bullshit. It's the sound of being trapped in a hurricane of emotions".



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.

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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