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12th October 2017

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British rock legends Deep Purple have announced an exclusive show to be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and you can be there to witness this very special and exclusive event.

On Thursday 16th November, Radio 2's Jo Whiley will welcome Deep Purple into the BBC Radio Theatre for a very special 'In Concert' performance. A limited number of pairs of tickets are available for the event and all tickets will be distributed via a random draw with 70% of tickets going to Greater London postcodes and 30% going to the rest of the UK. Please note that tickets are available for UK residents only.

You can register at any time until 9.30pm today, Thursday 12th October, on the official BBC website at

The small print points out that all applicants must be 18 or over and that photo ID will be required for entry. All those applicants who are successful must be available to get to the BBC Radio Theatre in London for no later than 7.30pm on Thursday 16th November and the show will finish at 9.30pm.

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis and as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure there is a full house the BBC sends out more tickets than there are places.

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As we told you recently, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are happy to announce and celebrate the worldwide chart success of 'inFinite' by releasing a very special, strictly limited gold edition on Friday 3rd November. Being released in a high quality 2CD digipak with brand new artwork, the gold edition will feature all of the great masterpieces from 'inFinite' while also including a brand new, previously unreleased eighty minute live show from the biggest Metal festival in France, Hellfest 2017, as bonus.

If that wasn't enough, Deep Purple and earMUSIC have also announced the release of the ninety-seven-minute documentary 'From Here To inFinite' on Blu-Ray, which is also due out in November and shows the history and origin of the 'inFinite' album as well as providing a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time.

The Blu-ray also includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as 'The Surprising', three previously unreleased live videos, 'Time For Bedlam', 'Birds Of Prey' and 'Smoke On The Water', all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind-the-scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves — all previously unreleased.

You can see the recently released animated video for 'The Surprising' here:

'From Here To inFinite' Blu-Ray tracklisting:
The Movie – 'From Here To inFinite' (97 minutes)
Bonus Material (132 minutes)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Time For Bedlam (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Birds Of Prey (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Smoke On The Water (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Outtakes 'From Here To inFinite'
Full Interview with Joe Satriani
Corky - The Recording Engineer
The Surprising (Official Music Video)
Johnny's Band (Official Music Video)
Johnny's Band Documentary
All I Got Is You (Official Music Video)
About the Album (Interview)
Beyond the Album (Interview)
Track by track (Interview)
Rapid Fire interview
Behind the Scenes photoshoot

You can see Deep Purple on ther 'Long Goodbye' Tour here:
Monday 6th November: Annexe, Stockholm
Wednesday 8th November: Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Thursday 9th November: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo
Saturday 11 th November: Ice Hall, Helsinki
Monday 13th November: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen
Friday 17th November: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 18th November: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Monday 20th November: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 22nd November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 23rd November: O2 Arena, London
Wednesday 6th December: Hipodromo Palermo, Buenos Aires
Friday 8th December: Movistar Arena, Santigo
Tuesday 12th December: Pedreira Paulo Leminsky, Curitiba
Wednesday 13th December: Allianz Park, Sao Paulo
Friday 15th December: Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro

UK tickets are available right here.

Deep Purple are:
Ian Gillan – Lead Vocals/Harmonica
Steve Morse – Guitar/Vocals
Roger Glover – Bass Guitar
Don Airey – Keyboards
Ian Paice – Drums




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.

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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