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30 July 2014

Last year, legendary progressive rockers Spock's Beard released their latest album 'Brief Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep' to much critical acclaim.

The band are now pleased to announce further European tour dates supporting the album, following last year's jaunt with Sound of Contact and Beardfish.

The full list of dates can be found below, and support at all shows comes from The Sixxis.

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2014 European Tour
02/09/14 De Boerderij, Zoetermeer - Netherlands
03/09/14 Spirit of 66, Verviers - Belgium
04/09/14 De Bosuil, Weert - Netherlands
05/09/14 Backstage, Munchen - Germany
06/09/14 2 Days Prog Festival, Veruno - Italy
07/09/14 Hirsch, Nurnberg - Germany
09/09/14 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava - Slovakia
10/09/14 A38, Budapest - Hungary
11/09/14 Roxy, Prague - Czech Republic
12/09/14 Drumfest, Opole - Poland
13/09/14 C-Club, Berlin - Germany
15/09/14 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg - Germany
16/09/14 Divan Du Monde, Paris - France
17/09/14 The Musician, Leicester - UK
18/09/14 The Dome, London - UK

19/09/14 Essigfabrik, Cologne - Germany
20/09/14 Matrix, Bochum - Germany
21/09/14 Z7, Pratteln - Switzerland

This year has already seen Spock's Beard play the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise, where they were joined by former member Neal Morse for a couple of songs as part of their second set of the trip.

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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.


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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