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17th November 2017

five finger death punch

Five Finger Death Punch kicked off their biggest European tour to date, thrilling fans with a massive new stage production and newly added songs to the setlist at a sold-out Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on Tuesday night, with In Flames and Of Mice & Men in support.

The tour hit its second stop last night at the sold-out Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out this taster clip from Tuesday's show.

Tickets for the package, which blazes a twenty-five date trail across European arenas, are flying out of the door. With many dates including Paris, Stockholm, Oslo, Prague and other major cities rapidly approaching full capacity, the tour has become one of the Autumn's hottest arena rock show tickets.

The band's new single, 'Trouble' - their first new music in over two years – has become their biggest streaming debut for a lead track, clocking up in excess of one million plays in less than a week, half of those in the UK and Europe. In addition, the track stormed to number one and top five spots on iTunes' Metal and Rock charts around the globe.

'Trouble''s resounding success further demonstrates the Las Vegas based band's achievements. To date, they've amassed over 2.3billion streams, close to nine million song downloads and almost eight million album sales around the globe.

Their previous six albums have all received gold certification in the US, with 2009s 'War Is The Answer' album reaching platinum status. In turn, FFDP are also one of the most popular rock bands streaming on Spotify today.

five finger death punch

'Trouble' serves as the lead single from their forthcoming Greatest Hits collection, 'A Decade Of Destruction' which is released on 1st December. Special blood red vinyl and blood red cassette pre-order bundles are available exclusively from

The remaining tour dates are:

17th November: Stockholm Sweden - Ericsson Globe
18th November: Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
20th November: Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
21st November: Hamburg, Germany: Barclaycard Arena
22nd November: Berlin, Germany: Velodrome
24th November: Oberhausen, Germany: KP Arena
26th November: Prague, Czech Republic: Forum Karlin
28th November: Zurich, Switzerland: Hallenstadion
29th November: Munich, Germany: Olympiahalle
30th November: Padova, Italy: Geox Theatre
2nd December: Stuttgart, Germany: HMH Schleyerhalle
4th December: Paris, France: Olympia
5th December: Luxembourg, Luxembourg : Rockhal
6th December: Frankfurt, Germany: Festhalle
8th December: Vienna, Austria: Stadthalle
11th December: Madrid, Spain: Wizink Centre
12th December: Barcelona, Spain: Sant Jordi Club
14th December: Antwerp, Belgium: Lotto
15th December: Amsterdam, Netherlands: AFAS Live
17th December: Birmingham, UK : Birmingham Arena
18th December: Glasgow, UK: SSE Hydro
20th December: Leeds, UK : Leeds First Direct Arena
21st December: London, UK: SSE Wembley Arena

Tickets for UK dates are available 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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