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  GUN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'FAVOURITE PLEASURES' - LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE
16th June 2017



rock meets classic

Gun are to release their seventh studio album, 'Favourite Pleasures', on September 15th. The record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley.

"We wanted to go back to our rockier roots and I think we've achieved that," says frontman Dante Gizzi.

"Gun will always have tons of melody – over the years that's been instilled in us and it's what we love and we love playing those songs live – but I think with this one, we've become tougher.

"I'm also looking forward to playing Glasgow's Barrowland, The Electric Ballroom in London and the Academy in Manchester – we have had great gigs at all these venues and it's two years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue we were born to play."

And Dante is quick to offer credit where it's due:

"The introduction of new guitarist Tommy Gentry has added so much more to the band and to the sound, and it's a welcome change," he says. "This is the toughest album we've done in a while. It's up there with 'Swagger' and 'Taking On The World'.

"These songs mean so much to us and now that they're ready, we can't wait for people to hear them and see them live." asserts Dante. "Of course, we'll be playing the hits, but these songs stand up to those and then some."

rock meets classic

The first song out of the traps is the album's title track, which you can hear below. As told by Dante, with a glint of mischief in his eye:

"The title was inspired by a friend of ours who was into S&M, big time, and it was a side of him that not many people knew about. He'd go on tour working with us, and whatever his weekly per diem was, it would be spent in a day on hookers and sex shows the moment we hit Amsterdam and Hamburg and all those places.

"Those were his favourite pleasures... mine are a lot different from that."

From the pile-driving opener 'She Knows' to the infectious, glam-stomping of 'Here's Where I Am', this is the Gun you know and love.

But there's a new Gun here too - 'The Boy Who Fooled The World', resplendent in naked honesty, is a little-seen look at another side of the band as they go back to a time of innocent ambition, hungry to break out and seize the world.



'Favourite Pleasures' tracklist:
She Knows
Here's Where I Am
Favourite Pleasures
Take Me Down
Silent Lovers
Black Heart
Without You In My Life
Tragic Heroes
Go To Hell
The Boy Who Fooled The World

Catch Gun live:
Saturday 17th June: Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
Saturday 2nd December: Glasgow Barrowland (Headline Show) Friday 8th December: Manchester Club Academy (Co-Headline with InMe) Saturday 9th December: London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)





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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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