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27th June 2014

massive wagons

Two years of relentless playing and Massive Wagons have earned their reputation among the top flight live bands in the UK. Two years of putting on a show that true hard working fans deserve, taking roofs off and making friends everywhere they go. Two years and it's finally here, the brand new album - 'Fight The System'.

The band's live energy impact and sexy swagger has been captured, bottled and condensed into one phenomenal album. It's the sound of the writing partnership of Adam Thistlethwaite and Barry Mills hitting its stride with a band on fire.

And on 14th July, 2014 the album will be available to blast away your blues anytime you want.

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Recorded at Axis Studio, produced by the exceptional talent of Matt Elliss (Black Spiders/Absolva) the songs were designed to scream from your speakers and reaffirm your belief that rock n' roll will survive. This album is hard rock to its core, balls out rock n' roll blended with bluesy overtones. Each track has this in common however - big riffs and huge choruses.

Guitarist Adam Thistlethwaite offers the band perspective: "We set out to capture our live performance. The tracks have been road tested and we know what we do best – there is no filler here... We're very proud to have written an album where each song has its own character, whilst remaining collectively coherent and the live energy is there, in your face. Definitely nailed this one, and we still have loads more in the tank – we're just getting started."

The first track single, ‘Red Dress', is now available for digital download and the video for the single can be seen below:

'Fight The System' Is released through Off Yer Rocka, digitally released on the Monday 14th July and physically through all major retail stores Monday 4th August.

massive wagons

You can see Massive Wagons live here:
Sunday 29th June – Les-Fest, Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire
Friday 4th July – Bootleggers Bar, Kendal
Saturday 19th July – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
Friday 25th July – Blitz, Preston
Saturday 26th July – Festwich, Prestwich (4:00pm show)
Saturday 26th July – Satans Hollow, Manchester (8:00pm show)
Friday 1st August – Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham
Saturday 2nd August – Bridge Rats MCC Rally, Halifax
Saturday 9th August – Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park Derbyshire
Friday 22nd August - Trillians, Newcastle
Saturday 30th August - The Cellar, Oxford
Friday 3rd October - Bootleggers, Kendal
Saturday 4th October - Academy 2, Leicester
Sunday 5th October - Aces High Festival, Nottingham

Massive Wagons are:
Baz Mills – Vocals
Adam Thistlethwaite – Guitar
Carl Cochrane – Guitar
Bowz Bouskill – Bass
Alex Thistlethwaite – Drums

Massive Wagons Online:



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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