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  DANZIG RETURNS WITH 'BLACK LADEN CROWN' ALBUM
Johnny Main
22nd March 2017



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AFM Records have announced the return of Glenn Danzig with 'Black Laden Crown', his first album of new material in over seven years, which is due for release on Friday 12th May 2017.

Following on his historic reunion with the classic Misfits line-up, attended by record numbers at last year's Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, it has been announced that Danzig will be headlining the Blackest of the Black Festival - two days of non-stop music and mayhem taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May.

Danzig will close the festivities on Saturday 27th May, headlining a bill featuring more than twenty artists playing amidst a full scale takeover and transformation of the Oak Canyon Park grounds, featuring literally dozens of attractions, vendors, performers and other surprises musical and otherwise.

Blackest Of The Black promises to create a site-wide atmosphere like no festival before or since. A full rundown of performers and attractions will be announced shortly.

Additionally, this summer marks the 25th Anniversary of the classic 'Danzig III: How The Gods Kill' album which was produced by Danzig himself and featured the unforgettable cover adorned by HR Giger's 'Meister und Margeritha' (The Master and Margarita). 'How The Gods Kill' was the first Danzig album to crack Billboard's Top 30 and inspired Rolling Stone to rave in its review at the time: "Rock is alarmingly short of visionaries these days; Danzig is the genuine article."

Danzig will be performing a limited number of shows this summer, commemorating the occasion with live performances of numerous songs from 'How The Gods Kill'.





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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