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26th January 2018: 6.00pm UK Time, 7.00pm Wacken Time


The champagne is flowing in the MetalTalk offices right now as Anvil and Magnum have both achieved remarkable results in the just announced album charts.

Anvil, who were inducted into The Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday night, have hit the UK charts for the very first time in their 41 year history with their staggeringly good new opus, 'Pounding The Pavement'. The album entered the UK Independent chart at number 79 and the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart at number 18.

Anvil, Wednesday night in California...

Robb Reiner said on Steve Göldby Talks Metal last week that should Anvil gain their first ever UK chart position, it would be a fitting tribute to former producer Chris Tsangarides, who sadly passed away earlier this month.

If you haven't heard the album yet, you can listen here as Robb talks you through every track.

So now that Anvil have broken into the UK chart for the first time ever, let's pack out The Underworld on Tuesday 6th February for the first date of the European tour. It's sure to be a crazy and memorable night and one you do not want to miss.

Magnum's new album, 'Lost On The Road To Eternity', has entered the UK Independent chart at number one and the main Album Chart at number fifteen, their third highest UK Album Chart entry position ever.

They've entered the German Album Chart at number eight, their highest ever German Chaft entry ever and in Sweden, they are placed at number two in the Hard Rock Chart and number four in the Vinyl Chart.

On a chart topper's night...

These are remarkable achievements for both bands and has happened just a few days after Magnum trended in Mixcloud at 64 for the You Spin Me Round radio show in which Bob and Tony talk through every track on the album.

It is unheard of for a rock or Metal show to trend on Mixcloud and compete with the rappers and hip-hop shows but these overlords of melodic Metal have achieved it and it ranks up there with their top career highlights.

You can listen to the show right here. The Magnum special is in part two.


You can order 'Lost On The Road To Eternity' right here.

Magnum will embark on a major European tour from January to April 2018 and the dates are:

26th January: UK-Minehead - Giants Of Rock
20th February: UK-Bristol - Trinity
21st February: UK-Cardiff - Tramshed
23rd February: UK-Holmfirth - Picturedome
24th February: UK-Manchester - Academy 2
25th February: UK-Hull - City Hall (with Saxon)
26th February: UK-Aberdeen - Garage
27th February: UK-Glasgow - Garage
1st March: UK-Belfast - Limelight
2nd March: UK-Birmingham - Town Hall
4th March: UK-Preston - Guildhall
5th March: UK-Nottingham - Rock City
7th March: UK-Leamington - Assembly
8th March: UK-Cambridge - Junction
9th March: UK-London - Islington Assembly Hall
11th March: UK-Southampton - Engine Room
12th March: UK-Brighton - Old Market
14th March: NL-Leiden - Gebr de Nobel
16th March: SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
17th March: NO-Oslo - John Dee
18th March: SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
19th March: SE-Malmoe - KB
21st March: DE-Munich - Ampere
23rd March: DE-Nürnberg - Der Hirsch
24th March: DE-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
25th March: DE-Berlin - Columbia Theater
27th March: DE-Bonn - Harmonie
28th March: DE-Stuttgart - Im Wizemann (Club)
29th March: DE-Freiburg - Jazzhaus
31st March: DE-Wuppertal - Live Club Barmen
1st April: NL-Uden - De Pul
3rd April: DE-Leipzig - Werk 2
4th April: DE-Hamburg - Fabrik
5th April: DE-Bremen - Aladin
7th April: DE-Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
8th April: PL-Bydgoszcz - Klub Kuzinia
10th April: CZ-Prague - Nova Chemelnice
11th April: DE-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
12th April: CH-Pratteln - Z7
13th April: IT-Milano - Legend
15th April: ES-Barcelona - Bikini
16th April: ES-Madrid - But

Tickets for all UK and some European dates are available right here.

You can order Anvil's Pounding The Pavement' right here.

Anvil, Wednesday night in California...


Anvil will embark on a massive European tour from February to April 2018 with some festivals already announced for summer. Here are all the confirmed dates:

1st February: NL-Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
2nd February: NL-Venlo - Poppodium Grenswerk
3rd February: NL-Hengelo - Metropool
4th February: NL-Tilburg - Little Devil
6th February: GB-London - Underworld
7th February: GB-Stoke - Eleven Music
8th February: Newcastle - Trillians
9th February: GB-Grimsby - Yardbirds
10th February: GB-Glasgow - Cathouse
11th February: GB-Wigan - Pure
13th February: GB-Belfast - The Limelight
14th February: IE-Dublin - The Academy
16th February: GB-Buckley - Tivoli
17th February: GB-Bridgend - Hobos
18th February: GB-Brighton - Green Door Store
20th February: GB-Bilston - Robin 2
21th February: GB-York - Fibbers
22nd February: GB-Evesham - Iron Road
23rd February: GB-Weston - The Bear
24th February: B-Kortrijk - De Kreun
25th February: F-Paris - Le Trabendo
27th February: F-Colmar - Le Grillen
1st March: E-Irun - Sala Tunk
2nd March: E-Madrid - MON
3rd March: E-Valencia - Paberse Club
4th March: E-Barcelona - Sala Boveda
13th March: CH-Solothurn - Kofmehl
14th March: D-Munich - Backstage
15th March: D-Essen - Turock
16th March: D-Mannheim - 7er Club
17th March: D-Münster - Sputnikhalle
18th March: D-Berlin - Musik & Frieden
20th March: D-Flensburg - Roxy
22nd March: SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
23rd March: SE-Finspang - Hugo
24th March: SE-Uppsala - Katalin
25th March: SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
28th March: NO-Oslo - Olsen Pa Bryn
29th March: NO-Haugesund - Flytten
30th March: NO-Hamar - Gregers
31st March: NO-Odal - Odal Rock Club
4th April: D-Frankfurt - Nachtleben
5th April: D-Hamburg - Markthalle
6th April: D-Siegburg - Kubana
15th to 17th April: F/E - Full Metal Cruise VI
26th to 28th July: D-Brande/Höhnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air
25th August: GB-Newark - Stonedeaf Festival

Tickets for all UK and some European dates are available right here.


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