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28 April 2014

Reborn like a venomous creature preserved in amber, British Heavy Metal legends, Hell, have just been announced to play alongside the mighty Saxon on a two week long tour commencing November 30th this Winter.

World renowned guitarist and producer, Mr Andy Sneap shares his delight on the announcement; "It's a great honour to announce that Hell will be main support to the mighty Saxon on their UK run of dates throughout December.

"Having recently worked with the guys on 'Sacrifice', 'Unplugged and Strung Up' and 'St Georges Day - Live in Manchester', we have often talked about the chance of both bands playing together . I think I can safely say that Saxon played a huge part in all our musical upbringing, I personally first saw them back in 83 on The Eagle Has Landed tour so, to now get the chance to go out around the UK as special guests is absolutely fantastic and a great chance to bring the theatrics of our latest album Curse and Chapter into the live domain."

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Tickets for this tour will go on sale at 9am on Monday 28th April.

Hell have also been announced as support to Black Sabbath at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London on Friday 4th July. The line up includes Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead, Soulfly and more. Tickets are available now.

Tour Dates:
30/11/14 - Bristol O2 Academy, Bristol
01/12/14 - Bournemouth O2 Academy, Bournemouth
02/12/14 - Rock City, Nottingham
04/12/14 - The Ritz, Manchester
05/12/14 - The Academy Dublin, Dublin
06/12/14 - The Limelight, Belfast
07/12/14 - O2 ABC, York
09/12/14 - Newcastle O2 Academy, Newcastle
10/12/14 - Leeds o2 Academy, Leeds
11/12/14 - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
12/12/14 - Oxford O2 Academy, Oxford
13/12/14 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Hell released their second album 'Curse & Chapter' in November 2013 via Nuclear Blast.




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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