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  HIGH ON FIRE BEGIN WORK ON NEW ALBUM
29 May 2014





California rock giants High On Fire have begun work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group - guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz - have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland with early reports indicating the band's new material to be both "epic" and "sonically huge".

A winter 2015 tentative release date via Century Media Records (Europe/UK) and eOne (North America) is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012's De Vermis Mysteriis.

"Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record," states Pike. "It's a crazy project and I can't really explain what it's all about just yet, but we've been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level."

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"Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like," adds Kensel. "Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath's "Master of Reality" backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea."

In addition to constructing the new album, High On Fire has announced a handful of upcoming U.S. live dates as well as an Australian headlining tour and a European headlining trek. The Land of Oz trek will launch on July 16 in Brisbane and the Euro jaunt will kick off on July 23 in Hamburg, Germany and run through August 9 in London, England.

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, High On Fire creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as "a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume," High On Fire has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique.

High On Fire on tour:
23.07.2014 Logo, Hamburg, Germany
24.07.2014013, Tilburg, The Netherlands
25.07.2014 Underground, Köln, Germany 26.07.2014 Milhões de Festa, Barcelos, Portgual
28.07.2014 Slakthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
29.07.2014 Bla, Oslo, Norway
30.07.2014 Truckstop Alaska, Gothenburg, Sweden
31.07.2014 Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, Spain
01.08.2014 Glazart, Paris, France
02.08.2014 Roadkill, Waarschoot, Belgium
03.08.2014 KB 18, Copenhagen, Denmark
04.08.2014 Babel, Malmö, Sweden
05.08.2014 Magnet, Berlin, Germany
06.08.2014 Brutal Assault Festiva,l Prague, Czech Republic
07.08.2014 Kellerclub, Stuttgart, Germany
08.08.2014 Jalometalli Festival, Oulu, Finland
09.08.2014 Underworld, London, UK

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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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