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24th November 2017


Japanese Power Metal heroines Lovebites debut full-length album, 'Awakening From Abyss', is due for release in the UK via JPU Records on 8th December 2017 and this exciting five-piece are all set for their first ever overseas performances this weekend.

Lovebites play Hyper Japan, London this Saurday 25th and Sunday 26th November, followed by their first ever UK headline show at Camden Underworld on Monday 27th November.

'Awakening From Abyss' follows on from the 'The Lovebites EP', a limited release which sold out in Japan and recently came out in the UK and Europe with a poster, English liner notes and lyric translations.

NEO Magazine, the UK's longest running Asian Pop Culture publication, awarded the EP a full five stars, commenting:

"Iron Maiden would be proud. Lovebites have the makings of metal stars."


The album was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios in Finland, the same team behind the highly rated debut EP. The cover art was created by David Lopez Gómez, the illustrator behind Helloween's 'Sweet Seductions' album, as well as their thirtieth anniversary book.

Check out the video for 'Shadowmaker' here:

Lovebites in the UK:
Saturday 25th November: Hyper Japan, London
Sunday 26th November: Hyper Japan, London
Monday 27th November: Camden Underworld, London

Lovebites are:
Asami - vocals
Midori - guitars
Mi-ya - guitars and keyboards
Miho - bass
Haruna - drums


"LOVEBITES IS FANTASTIC!! One of the best new bands I've heard in a long time and STELLAR guitar work. Seriously kickass."
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)

"What I consider the best about this material is that they construct a direct link to classic metal. And it is not sounding old fashioned, dusty or boring. It is fresh."
Michael Weikath (Helloween)

"They are awesome!"
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

"Amazing output by really talented girls who definitely have the potential to gain worldwide fame with music like this."
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)

"Awesome! It's super cool to see young girls playing metal music to this level."
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)




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.

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