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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA TALK 'AMBER GALACTIC' ARTWORK
28th April 2017



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Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup The Night Flight Orchestra, who feature members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy, release their third studio album, 'Amber Galactic', on May 19th 2017 via Nuclear Blast and today we are delighted to be premiering a brand new video from the band.

Here the band discuss the artwork for 'Amber Galactic' and talk about their all time favourites. Here it is, for your enjoyment.



'Amber Galactic' will be available as limited edition digipak CD featuring an alternate cover art 2LP vinyl (black and violet sparkle) and will be available digitally via all known platforms.

The first track from the album, 'Gemini', was released last week in superb animated video form. The video was created by Elia Cristofoli, aka Solingo, who has worked for Volvo, Subaru and Canon in the past and also the compositors Francesco Mazzola and Andrea Vozzo of Peach Studio.



Vocalist Björn Strid said about the 'Gemini' video:

"Elia has done a terrific job capturing the vibe of this song with his amazing animations. He had one month to complete it and worked day and night. This video showcases a relationship drama set in space, with an epic twist.

"The colours and the characters are amazing and also very mysterious. My personal perception of the animation is a slight He-Man-goes-to-Russia feel (Or is it She-Ra??). Absolutely fantastic! Enjoy!"

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Cristofoli added:

"When Björn asked me for a fully-cartoon music video in 80's style, with so many intergalactic babes destroying alien monsters, a joker grin drew on my face... I love 80s cartoons like He-Man, Ken Shiro, etc.

"Then David sent me the script with a storyboard. I read their story. These guys are out of control, I thought. Just as I like! I spent a few days studying the design of the characters and the spaceships, then I started drawing like a psychopath. I figure I was amused.

"I hope NFO fans like the video. Rock on!"

'Amber Galactic' opening track, 'Midnight Flyer', was released in late March and you can enjoy that right here. There are also three album trailers at the very bottom of this page too.



'Amber Galactic' is available for pre-order now on Ltd Digipack CD, Double Etched Vinyl, Ltd Double Etched Violet Sparkle Vinyl and Digital album right here.

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And here's the tracklist for 'Amber Galactic':

1. Midnight Flyer
2. Star Of Rio
3. Gemini
4. Sad State Of Affairs
5. Jennie
6. Domino
7. Josephine
8. Space Whisperer
9. Something Mysterious
10. Saturn In Velvet
11. Just Another Night BONUS TRACK (limited edition digipak, vinyl)
12. Fly Tonight (Never Rewind) BONUS TRACK (Japan only)

When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle:

"Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD - we sound like cocaine."

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'Amber Galactic' was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows The Night Flight Orchestra's two previous releases, 2012s 'Internal Affairs' and 2015s 'Skyline Whispers'.

The Night Flight Orchestra are:
Björn Strid (Soilwork) - vocals
Sharlee D' Angelo (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-King Diamond) - bass
David Andersson (Soilwork) - guitars
Richard Larsson (Von Benzo) - keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck (Mean Streak) - drums
Sebastian Forslund (Kadwatha) - guitars, percussion











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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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