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21st April 2017

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Deep Purple's new album, 'InFinite', has entered the German album charts at number one, their eighth album to hit the top spot in Germany in a career that spans an incredible forty-nine years.

Not only that, but the album also reached the Top 10 in many other European countries including number six in their native UK.

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'InFinite' is Deep Purple's twentieth studio album and it's gone straight into the Top Ten album charts in the following countries:

Germany #1: Second #1 album in a row. Albums 'In Rock', 'Fireball', 'Machine Head', 'Made In Japan', 'Burn', 'The House Of Blue Light', 'Now What?!' have all gone to #1

Italy #3: The only albums in the whole Purple history to chart that well in Italy had been 'Fireball', 'Who Do We Think We Are' and 'Burn'. Best chart position since 1973

Sweden #5: Best chart position in twenty-two years since 'Purpendicular'

Norway #3: Their fourteenth Top Ten album there

Finland #4: Highest chart position since 'The House Of Blue Light' in 1987

Belgium #5: Best position since 'Who Do We Think We Are' in 1973

Netherlands #6: Highest chart entry by the band in forty-three years, since 'Burn'

UK #6: Highest chart entry by the band in thirty-three years, since 'Perfect Strangers' in 1984

France #10: 'Now What?!' was the first album in the Top 25 since 'Perfect Strangers' but 'InFinite' is the first in the Top 10 in thirty-three years

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'Time For Bedlam', the first single from 'InFinite' has been viewed over a million times since the lyric video was uploaded onto the YouTube channel last December.

You can read MetalTalk's glowing review of 'InFinite' right here.

MetalTalk's Andy Rawll spoke to Roger Glover prior to the release of 'InFinite' and you can watch that interview again right here.

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Deep Purple Tour Dates:
Saturday 13th May: Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
Sunday 14th May: Arena Armeec Sofia, Bulgaria
Tuesday 16th May: Arena Zagreb, Croatia
Wednesday 17th May: Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Friday 19th May: Olympiahalle, München, Germany
Saturday 20th May: Geneva Arena, Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Monday 22nd May: O2 Arena, Czechia
Tuesday 23rd May: Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Wednesday 24th May: Spodek, Katowice, Poland
Saturday 27th May: Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Tuesday 30th May: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 1st June: Zenith Arena Lille, Lille, France
Friday 2nd June: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday 3rd June: AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Tuesday 6th June: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
Wednesday 7th June: Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, Germany
Friday 9th June: Arena Leipzig, Germany
Saturday 10th June: Festhalle Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Germany
Tuesday 13th June: Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Germany
Wednesday 14th June: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Friday 16th June: Nantes, France
Saturday 17th June: Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Sunday 18th June: Hellfest, Clisson, France
Thursday 22nd June: Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy
Saturday 24th June: Rock the Ring GmbH, Hinwil, Switzerland
Monday 26th June: Unipol Arena, Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Italy
Tuesday 27th June: Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Milan, Italy
Wednesday 28th June: Salle des Étoiles, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Friday 30th June: Bilbao, Spain
Saturday 1st July: Barcelona, Spain
Monday 3rd July: WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 4th July: MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday 12th August: The Chelsea, Las Vegas, USA
Sunday 13th August: The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
Tuesday 15th August: AK-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Wednesday 16th August: Isleta Ampitheater, Albuquerque
Friday 18th August: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas, USA
Saturday 19th August: Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, USA
Monday 21st August: Monaco Chastain Ampitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA
Wednesday 23rd August: Bristow, VA, USA
Thursday 24th August: BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, USA
Saturday 26th August: Nikon AT Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY USA
Sunday 27th August: Mansfield MA, USA
Monday 28th August: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
Wednesday 30th August: Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN, USA
Friday 1st September: Keybank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA, USA
Saturday 2nd September: Canada Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, USA
Sunday 3rd September: DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkson, MI, USA
Wednesday 6th September: Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre, Tinley Park, IL, USA
Friday 8th September: Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO, USA
Saturday 9th September: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Sunday 10th September: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinatti, OH, USA
Tuesday 6th November: Annexe, Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday 8th November: Trondheim, Spektrum, Norway
Friday 9th November: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Saturday 11th November: Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Monday 13th November: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 17th November: The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 18th November: Manchester Arena
Monday 20th November: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 22nd November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 23rd November: O2, London

UK tickets are available now right here.




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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