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4th January 2017

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Blaze Bayley's 2017 World Tour dates are in and the Tamworth Terror will also be releasing a brand new album, the ninth studio opus of his solo career.

The new studio album is aptly titled 'Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)' and as expected, it's an exciting and enthralling sequel to his 2016 release 'Infinite Entanglement# which was the first of a trilogy of releases on Blaze's a sci-fi concept and storyline.

Blaze spoke to us at length last year regarding 'Infinite Entanglement' and many other subjects and here's the conversation in full. This tells you all you need to know about the concept and where Blaze plans to take it.

'Endure And Survive' is set for release on 3rd March 2017 via Blaze Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour takes place principally between February and June 2017. After a small number of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and Canada during August/September. It's also planned to take the tour to Latin America in 2018.

Throughout this world tour, Blaze will be backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British Metal heroes Absolva and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).

The 'Endure And Survive' album also contains a talented array of collaborators; Luke Appleton (Iced Earth/Absolva) - backing vocals, Michelle Sciarrotta - nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor, Jo Robinson - backing vocals, Mel Adams - backing vocals, Liz Owen – backing vocals, Thomas Zwijsen – nylon acoustic, Anne Bakker – violin, backing vocals, Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) – accordion, Aine Brewer – voice actor, Rob Toogood – voice actor, backing vocals.

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The spectacular album artwork has been completed by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.

The album was recorded between October and December 2016 at Robannas Studios, Birmingham, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Tank, Phil Campbell). As with the previous record the song-writing has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.

'Endure And Survive' tracklisting:
1. Endure And Survive
2. Escape Velocity
3. Blood
4. Eating Lies
5. Destroyer
6. Dawn Of The Dead Son
7. Remember
8. Fight Back
9. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
10. Together We Can Move The Sun

The first single from the new album will be available early in February, together with a music video.

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Here's the European dates of the 'Endure And Survive'. Additional European shows are still to be announced, whilst the detailed schedule for the US and Canada, plus Latin America in 2018 is to follow.

11th February: MT, Gzira, The Orpheum
18th February: Ballymena, Diamond Rock
1st March: Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
2nd March: Newcastle, Trillians
3rd March: Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
4th March: Manchester, Sound Control
5th March: Birmingham, Roadhouse
9th March: Cardiff, Fuel
10th March: BE, Verviers, Spirit of 66
11th March: FR, Paris, Le Petit Bain
12th March: BE, Deinze, Café Elpee
18th March: FR, Luynes, Le Korigan
19th March: ES, Barcelona, Salamandra 2
21st March: ES, Oviedo, Franelrock
22nd March: ES, Madrid, Club Moby Dick
23rd March: ES, Lleida, Café Del Teatre
24th March: ES, Valencia, Sala Fussion
25th March: ES, Irun, Tunk
26th March: ES, Zaragoza, King Kong
30th March: IT, Vercelli, Officine Sonore
31st March: CH, Saint-Maurice, Manoir Pub
1st April: FR, Nancy (Pagney D-B), Chez Paulette
2nd April: Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, Heavy Scotland
7th April: FR, Grenoble, L'Amperage
8th April: FR, Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), Salle De L'Arlequin
9th April: DE, Renchen, Come Inn
13th April: DE, Krefeld, Kulturampe
14th April: NL, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
15th April: DE, Grossefehn, Schlappohr Rockkneipe
16th April: NL, Helmond, Muziekcafe
20th April: DE, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
21st April: DE, Siegen, Vortex
22nd April: DE, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
23rd April: DE, Konstanz Rockbar
26th April: SI, Ljublijana, Orto Bar
27th April: AT, Vienna, Viper Room
28th April: SK, Bratislava, Rock Café
29th April: CZ, Brno, Melodka
30th April: Czech, Pilsen, Serikovka
4th May: PL, Wroclaw, Liverpool Klub
5th May: PL, Tychy, Underground
6th May: PL, Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
7th May: PL, Olsztyn, Nowy Andergrant
9th May: LT, Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
10th May: LV, Riga, Nabaklab
11th May: EE, Tallinn, The Tapper
12th May: FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
13th May: FI, Mikkeli, Kulttuuritalo Tempo
14th May: FI, Tampere, Jack The Rooster
19th May: FI, Lappeenranta, Mobar
20th May: FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
21st May: FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
24th May: SE, Strangnas, Garage
26th May: NO, Fosser, Oak Metal Club
27th May: SE, Falkenberg, Downtown
28th July: RS, Belgrade, Club Fest
29th July: BA, Sarajevo, Cinemas Sloga
30th July: BA, Mostar, OKC Abrasevic
5th August: Oxford, Oxrox Alive

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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.

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