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13th July 2017


The Bass Assassin #2, Alan Davey, will headline Sunday night of this year's Beermageddon and will play a full-on dedicated Motörhead set.

The Festival organisers told us:

"Like any lover of heavy music, a huge hole was left in our hearts when Lemmy passed in 2015 and here at Beermageddon we have always wanted to pay tribute to the legend, but it had to be done right, and at the right time.

"This is where Alan 'Boomer' Davey steps in. He is the only bassist Lemmy ever credited as a fellow 'Bass Assassin', on Motorhead's 'Orgasmatron' album, and he is bringing a very special show to Beermageddon..."

Alan will be playing under the Ace Of Spades name, an act he began back in 1999, and at the Brixton Academy Hawkestra gig in 2000 he was endorsed by Lemmy himself. The festival organisers added:

"If Ace of Spades is good enough for Lemmy, it's damn well what we want at Beermageddon!"

Joining Boomer in Ace Of Spades will be Magpie on drums, who has played with Wurzel, Ex-Iron Maiden and Lionheart guitarist Dennis Stratton and ex-Gillan/Ozzy guitarist Bernie Torme. He was also asked to replace Philthy Animal Taylor after he left Motörhead for the second time and recorded four demo tracks for the 'March Or Die' album.

On guitar will be Neil Archer, formerly of Motörheadache and who has toured with Chicken Shack and formed a band with Robert Plant for a charity event.

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Also announced for Beermageddon today are Countless Skies who burst onto the modern Metal scene with their debut self-titled EP in late 2014 and played a flood of shows up and down the UK including a slot at Bloodstock Festival in 2015.

They continue their conquest of the UK with a trip to Beermageddon in support of their debut full-length release, 'New Dawn', and promise an unrivalled live show this August Bank Holiday.

Isarnos are a seven-piece Metal outfit who combine thrash, melodic death and atmospherc black Metal riffs with traditional instrumentation and esoteric melodies. They feature both clean and harsh vocals, two guitars, bass and drums alongside flutes, bagpipes, a hurdy gurdy and an award-winning violinist, creating a sound unlike any other UK band and you can experience them live at Beermageddon this August Bank Holiday.

Groove laden death Metal born on the grim biscuit odoured streets in the northern town of Carlisle comes courtesy of Triverse Massacre and also on the bill are a band we debuted last year wwho are maybe one of the most fun bands on the live circuit at this point in time and the only band Beermageddon have ever booked in a Portaloo. It's the one and only Footprints In The Custard.

Bloodyard, Deep Throat Trauma and Fallen Titan have also been added to the Beermageddon bill.

It all takes place on 25th, 26th, 27th August 2017 at Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club. Tickets are available at a superb price of £40 and that includes free parking and camping.



Since its first outing in 2012 Beermageddon has been a big supporter of the charity Rock Against Child Pornograpy & Abuse, and they are regular attendees at the festival raising awareness, providing support, and of course raising funds to continue in their good work.

Over the years Beermageddon have had a close bond with the charity and this year they decided to record a charity single with all proceeds going direct to RACPA.

In true Beermgeddon style the song, which bears a passing resemblance to the 70s hit 'Day Trip To Bangor', came about after Beermageddon head honcho Jim Beerman was chatting with friends over a few beers and jokingly put together some comedy lyrics tied to the festival, the idea being a fun singalong song with no real plans to take it any further. However 'Big' Ricky Kerr, who will be appearing at this year's festival with the band Acid Trial. had different ideas.

Kerr went into BR Studios and laid down the instrumentation and the song had the foundation to become something a little special and raise some funds for a charity close to Beermageddon's heart, made even more special that one of the volunteers for the charity, Maria Curtis, played a part in the writing process.


The song is available on Bandcamp, who have kindly given Beermageddon their lowest rates so as much of the money raised as possible goes directly to the charity. The single can be purchased right here.

There is also a video accompanying the single that was kindly produced by Adam Harris at Seventh Sky Media. This video really encompasses the Beermageddon ethos and here it is:

Beermageddon takes place on 25th, 26th, 27th August 2017 at Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club. Tickets are available at a superb price of £40 and that includes free parking and camping.


When RACPA UK began in 2006, it was in response to the lack of awareness, understanding, support and help that surrounds the whole subject of child pornography and childhood sexual abuse. It is almost a taboo subject, not one that can be openly discussed, not one that people know how to respond to, a subject so horrifying that it is easier to believe that it doesn't happen that often and certainly not to anyone that we may know personally. It happens in other places, to other people, never on our streets, our estates, in our suburbs. And when you come across the stories in the media, they are distant, removed. And of course, the victims remain nameless, faceless statistics.

We asked... what about those victims? What is being done for them? Are they being found, rescued, protected... being given the help and support that they need to heal? We know what happens to the abusers, that there is therapy, support; help with moving back into society... surely the victims get that as well? Sadly, we found that the answer to that question is no.

So, we decided to start asking the difficult questions, to take the matter into the public arena and say:

"Do you know how hard it is for a victim of sexual abuse to come forward? How much damage is done to a whole life if no-one listens when a child cries out for help? If no-one hears that cry or believes what happened, what then?"

In the years we have been doing this work, we hear about the "what then", from the victims and survivors themselves, many of whom have never been able to speak out, who have carried their scars trapped behind the wall of silence. The wall that we have begun to take down, a brick at a time, as we stand up and shout "No more!".

Why are the rights of victims not given priority over the rights of abusers... why are the resources not there to provide the help they so desperately need... why do victims feel that they cannot speak up?

So our goal became to speak up for them, to make people aware of how devastating it is to be a victim of child pornography or sexual abuse, how it can destroy a life completely, or at the very least leave scars that may never heal.

We took our work out into the world, and found musicians, bands, venues, promoters, all willing to stand with us, to offer what they have in support of those victims, to stand on a stage and say that they are behind us, that they are standing with us and those victims, to let them know that they are not alone, that we are all here for them, and we will all stand up and shout for them.

We know what that means to those victims and survivors, because they come to us in many different ways, and let us know how important it is that this generation and the ones to follow don't have to deal with their fear alone.

So, together, all standing strong, we WILL make a difference for the children of today and tomorrow, and make sure yesterday's children are not forgotten.

Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse
Registered Charity Number 1151556




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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