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  ANTHRAX ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION COLOURED VINYLS AS PART OF THRASH BACK CAMPAIGN
16 June 2014

Johnny Main

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In the year that Metallica are announced as headlining the iconic Glastonbury Festival, in addition to Sonisphere (the 40th anniversary of gigs at Knebworth) Universal Music is celebrating 30 years of Thrash music by re-issuing seminal albums from the founding fathers of this sub-genre for the ThrashBack campaign.

The Thrashback campaign features a wide range of classic albums from key bands including some special edition coloured Anthrax vinyls which are set for release on Monday 14th July 2014. The albums, 'Among The Living', 'Spreading The Disease', 'State of Euphoria' and 'Persistence Of Time' are available exclusively at the ThrashBack store and are available for pre-order now.

Thrash music has generated album sales of over 200,000,000 copies and has been responsible for one of the world's biggest bands in Metallica. 80s rock music was dominated by Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - the so called "Big Four". These bands helped shape the world of heavy music and to this day still have a substantial influence in modern Metal music.

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Faster than lightning and louder than war, thrash was the mutant lovechild of Metal's fist-in-the-air bravado and punk rock fury, and for a generation of 80s dropouts it was the ear-splitting antidote to the high-gloss sheen of pop, cold war hysteria, and the decade of greed. The ThrashBack campaign is a 21-gun salute to a sound and a scene that, 30 years later, is still as heavy as it gets.

Developed in the early 80s in the U.S, Thrash Metal represents the evolution of the so-called "New Wave Of British Heavy Metal". The bands borrowed the core elements of British Heavy Metal and added aggressive sounds, low-register guitar riffs and fast-tempo melodies. The genre quickly spread worldwide, with European bands such as Celtic Frost & Kreator becoming essential to the scene.

Thrash continues to be a strong force in contemporary rock music with a host of new acts emerging all the time.

The ThrashBack campaign kicked off with the inaugural "Wear Your Thrash T-Shirt To Work Day" on the 6th June 2014. This encouraged thrash fans all over the UK to sport their favorite Thrash band T-shirt and upload the picture through their social media avenues. The hashtag, #ThrashTshirtDay, was used in 226 posts, reaching over 800,000 unique users and generating over 2 million impressions across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Entries came from offices, shops, schools and cafés. Weirder entries came from the job centre, a piercing studio, a radio station, the This Morning Studio and an ambulance station. You can check out all of the entries here.

The Thrashback campaign also features a wide range of classic albums from key bands :

Metallica - Kill 'em All / Ride The Lightning / Master Of Puppets / ... And Justice For All / Metallica
Slayer - Show No Mercy / Hell Awaits / Reign In Blood / South Of Heaven
Anthrax/ - Fistful Of Metal / Spreading The Disease / Among The Living / State Of Euphoria / Persistence Of Time
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business ... And Business Is Good! / Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying? / So Far, So Good ... So What! / Rust In Peace / Countdown To Extinction

Plus other releases from key artists of the genre including: Exodus, Warbringer, Sacred Reich, Possessed, Heathen, Onslaught, Forbidden, Death Angel, Nuclear Assault, Manowar, Diamond Head, Danzig, Venom, Black Sabbath and many more

Thrashback Online:
Official Website: http://www.thrash-back.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hashtag/thrashback







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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