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  IRON MAIDEN HAVE BIG SURPRISES IN STORE FOR 2018
1st July 2017


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Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray has absolutely scotched silly rumours that the band may be on the verge of retiring and that the current 'The Book Of Souls' world tour which is blazing a trail through North America at the moment could be the band's last.

Dave told The Press Enterprise:

"We're not stopping after this tour; this isn't the last tour by any means. We're going to finish this one out, which we're having a lot of fun [doing], and then we're going to take some time off and next year there's going to be some surprises."

Maiden have eleven dats left to play on the current run and the Southern California leg includes a bonus for fans as in addition to Ghost, who are opening for Maiden across the USA, the San Bernardino County show features Kamelot and Exodus as well.

This is in keeping with Maiden's philosophy of always keeping things fresh.

"When you're doing something you love doing, it's been fantastic even after all this time; but obviously seeing the kids' reaction, that gives it a big lift. They're singing along to the new songs and the old songs as well," said Dave.

"Because of the internet, everybody wants everything yesterday. I think we've been able to step aside of that and been able to absorb and do what we want. We've never sold out to what we thought; we just played to our hearts and what we liked playing and the fans come along and join us as opposed to the other way round.

"I think in the car we've got traffic now and driving everywhere takes hours, right? A lot of people listen to music in their car, so you've got enough time to absorb a 14-minute song, definitely. That's like two traffic lights."

And on current albun, 'The Book Of Souls', Dave added:

"It's like a book and you have the beginning and end and all that's going on there, whereas you can randomly pick out songs on the internet and get them for free. We'll just keep on doing our thing and I think the fans, if they want to buy, they will and if not, so be it.

"If it was to finish tomorrow, I think I could say quite honestly that I've been very happy and very lucky and have done everything, enjoyed most of it, because of all the places we've travelled to, you'd never go there. We're lucky enough in that respect to see the world several times over by being on tour. That in itself has been a great experience and also playing music and being able to express ourselves in a melodic form, an aggressive form and just have fun with that.

"The future, there's still things to do so you just keep inventing new things all the time, try to create new things every day."

Remaining tour dates:
July 1st: San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 3rd: Las vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
July 5th: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 7th: Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheater
July 9th: Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11th: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 12th: St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 15th: Toronto, Canada Budweiser Stage
July 16th: Quebec City, Canada Videotron Centre
July 19th: Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 21st: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

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IRON MAIDEN 'LEGACY OF THE BEAST' COMIC BOOK SERIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

The fourth edition of Iron Maiden's first ever official comic book series, 'Legacy Of The Beast', is now available at Forbidden Planet.

You can order yours and catch up on the previous three editions right here.

'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' comes from leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing and is based on Maiden's hit mobile role playing game, 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast', where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden's discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far flung future of The Final Frontier.

Comprising five fantastic issues, with an overarching narrative and incredible illustrations, 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' is written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J West, Jason Gorder and Santi Casas. You can order yours online now right here.

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The comic book series expands on the video game narrative. As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie's immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall... and thwarting a plot to unravel all of creation.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says:

"As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. Heavy Metal's near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series."

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says:

"After forty years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy Of The Beast!"

Order 'Legacy Of The Beast' right here and get all the action delivered through your mailbox.





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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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