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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS UNVEIL 'YOU DON'T KNOW
17th March 2017



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The brand new Kobra And The Lotus album, 'Prevail I', will be released on May 12th 2017 via Napalm Records and was produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen and today, track number three from the album is premiering here on MetalTalk.

It's the second track to be released from the album after the explosive Canadian Hard Rockers completed work on their new opus. You can see 'Gotham' below as well as the special studio footage, 'Prevail I' artwork, tracklisting and upcoming Kobra And The Lotus tour dates. Here's the premiere of 'You Don't Know'.



Vocalist Kobra Paige told us:

"In 2015, I decided we needed to go to Denmark to record with Jacob Hansen. It was going to be a double album, and we were going to write both albums there in an organic way like they did in the 70s. I think everyone thought I was slightly crazy but they all bravely hopped onboard and, sure enough, we wrote the best music of our lives to date.

"I have never felt so proud of our music until now, and I was super proud of how everyone involved, stretched and pushed themselves to their creative limits. We needed to evolve. We needed to work harder at nailing down what made us Kobra And The Lotus. We needed to be more relatable to people so the messages could travel further.

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"The studio experience was brutally challenging, stressful, and unbelievably humbling. We learned a ton and bled a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it. This album represents exactly what it's titled. 'Prevail' is a testament of our strength and determination to never give up. 'Prevail' is the strength of all people prevailing through life."

Want to grab a look behind the scenes of the studio and the recording process? Check it out with Kobra And The Lotus' special studio footage here!



The full 'Prevail I' tracklisting reads as follows:
1. Gotham
2. TriggerPulse
3. You Don't Know
4. Specimen X (The Mortal Chamber)
5. Light Me Up
6. Manifest Destiny
7. Victim
8. Check The Phyrg
9. Hell On Earth
10. Prevail

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Stay tuned for Prevail II to complete the story in the not too distant future!

In support of the new album, Kobra And The Lotus have already announced the following live shows with more dates to be announced soon.

10th June: BE - Wervik, Skullfest
14th July: SE - Gavle, Gavle
27th July: SL - Tolmin, Metaldays
19th August: SK - Zvolenská, Futbalové ihirská

And here's the first release from 'Prevail I', the album's opening track 'Gotham'.



Kobra Paige said about the story of 'Prevail I', the band's most ambitious effort to date:

"When we are born, we are innocent, pure, and unshaped. This mandala signifies a human at the beginning of it's journey. Unscathed and beautiful, the mandala is each and every one of us.

"As this album unfolds, you will notice it's more than just music. 'Prevail I' is a story of visceral truth and I believe, if we're really being honest with ourselves, everyone will find their story within it. After all, the battles may differ, but we all started as the same mandala and we are more relatable than we'd like to admit.

"Our only wish is that you may enjoy the freaking crap out of this album and find comfort in realizing you're not alone."

Kobra And The Lotus are:
Kobra Paige (vocals)
Jasio Kulakowski (guitars)
Brad Kennedy (bass)
Marcus Lee (drums)





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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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