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  IRON MAIDEN TO REISSUE TWELVE ALBUMS ON HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL
24th March 2017



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Iron Maiden are, via Parlophone Records, to reissue twelve brand new pressings of albums from the 1990 to 2015 period in heavyweight 180g black vinyl. This follows 2014s reissue of their first eight albums, which spanned the 1980s.

Those 1980s reissues were cut from the original analogue master tapes, however the audio on these latest releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded and the artwork on these re-releases will be identical to the original vinyl releases.

The records will be released chronologically across a three month period and here's the release schedule:

May 19th: Collector's Box: 'No Prayer For The Dying', 'Fear Of The Dark', 'The X Factor', 'Virtual XI'
June 23rd: 'Brave New World', 'Rock In Rio' (Live), 'Dance Of Death', 'A Matter Of Life And Death'
July 21st: 'Death On The Road' (Live), 'Flight 666' (Live), 'The Final Frontier. 'En Vivo!' (Live)

As a bonus, the first two albums ('No Prayer For The Dying' and 'Fear Of The Dark') will also be made available in an exclusive Collector's Box sized to house all twelve albums with additional space for fans to insert the latest Maiden studio album, 'The Book Of Souls', which was released on triple black vinyl in 2015. The Collector's Box will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

These high quality, black vinyls comprised of eight studio albums together with a specially selected choice of four live recordings from this period, completes the Iron Maiden album reissues series and offers Maiden fans the opportunity to own the band's entire studio album legacy on vinyl simultaneously for the very first time.

'The Book Of Souls' Tour resumes with a series of arena shows opening in Sportpalais, Antwerp, Belgium on 22nd April and continuing into Germany, UK and Ireland, finishing with two sold-out shows at London's 02 arena on 27th and 28th May.

The band then flies to the USA for an extensive series of arena and amphitheatre shows including dates in Canada, ending with two nights in Brooklyn, New York on 21st and 22nd July. This is the final leg of 'The Book Of Souls' Tour.

The full list of dates is below.

22nd April: Belgium Antwerp Sportpalais
24th April: Germany Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsner Arena
25th April: Germany Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsner Arena
28th April: Germany Frankfurt Festhalle
29th April: Germany Frankfurt Festhalle
2nd May: Germany Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
4th May: UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
6th May: Ireland Dublin 3Arena
8th May: UK Manchester Arena
10th May: UK Sheffield Arena
11th May: UK Leeds First Direct Arena
14th May: UK Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
16th May: UK Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
17th May: UK Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
20th May: UK Liverpool Echo Arena
21st May: UK Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
24th May: UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
27th May: UK London 02 Arena
28th May: UK London 02 Arena
3rd June: USA Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live
4th June: USA Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center
7th June: USA Newark NJ Prudential Center
9th June: USA Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion
11th June: USA Tampa FL Amalie Arena
13th June: USA Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena
15th June: USA Chicago IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
16th June: USA Minneapolis MN Xcel Energy Center
19th June: USA Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Arena
21st June: USA Houston TX Toyota Center
23rd June: USA Dallas TX American Airlines Center
24th June: USA San Antonio TX AT&T Center
27th June: USA Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater
28th June: USA Phoenix AZ Talking Stick Resort Center
1st July: USA San Bernardino CA Glen Helen Amphitheater
3rd July: USA Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena
5th July: USA Oakland CA Oracle Arena
7th July: USA Salt Lake City UT Usana Amphitheater
9th July: USA Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
11th July: USA Kansas City MO Sprint Center
12th July: USA St Louis MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
15th July: CANADA Toronto ON Budweiser Stage
16th July: CANADA Quebec City QB Videotron Center
19th July: USA Mansfield MA Xfinity Center
21st July: USA Brooklyn NY Barclays Center
22nd July: USA Brooklyn NY Barclays Center





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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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