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3rd May 2017

seven kingdoms

Seven Kingdoms' magnificent new album 'Decennium', is released on Friday, 5th May 2017, via Napalm Records and today, the sixth track from the album, 'Kingslayer', is premiering here on MetalTalk.

'Decennium' marks Seven Kingdoms' tenth anniversary and their spirit and motto, "A fire must burn!", are perfectly demonstrated on 'Kingslayer' so crank it up and get those fists in the air. Here it is...

The band told us:

"'Kingslayer' is a song about Jaime Lannister's betrayal of his oath, which earned him that very nickname across the Seven Kingdoms.

"The Mad King was ready to blow up all of Kings Landing with stocks of wildfire hidden under the streets, rather than face defeat to Robert's rebellion.

"Having already seen enough atrocities committed by the King, Jaime could not stand by any longer with the lives of the entire city at stake.

"He murdered the Mad King, the one his life was sworn to protect. Instead of becoming a hero, this betrayal would be how history remembered Jaime Lannister."

'Kingslayer' is the third video to be released from 'Decennium', with 'Stargazer' and Neverending' having been aired last month. Just in case you missed them, here they are again.

About 'Stagazer', the band said:

"This was one of the first songs to come together on 'Decennium'. Like many of the songs, this was originally a different concept that morphed into what it is.

"I have always been fascinated by Space and the idea that there is more out there that we do not understand. The song tackles the ideas of what lies beyond, and asks the questions that we all want to know. There was a scene in one of the more recent Star Trek movies where they were flying into a Volcano to save a primitive civilization from extinction. They accidentally got 'seen' by the tribe, and because of their lack of understanding, they essentially started drawing the shapes of the USS Enterprise in the sand as if to document history. This concept could apply to real life with Ancient Cave Paintings and the whole Ancient Alien stuff.

"To me its fascinating. Being a Sci-Fi fan, this is a thought that has always been in my head. What if we are that civilization? What if our ancestors experianced the same thing? We actually don't really know... until then we should 'question the unknown' and continue driving humanity forward, eventually into the stars..."

seven kingdoms

'Decennium' tracklisting:
1. Stargazer
2. Undying
3. In The Walls
4. The Tale Of Deathface Ginny
5. Castles In The Snow
6. Kingslayer
7. The Faceless Hero
8. Neverending
9. Hollow
10. Awakened From Nothing
11. In The Walls (EP Master) (Bonus Track)
12. Undying (EP Master) (Bonus Track)
13. The Bloody Meadow (Re-Recording) (Bonus Track)
14. Stormborn (Re-Recording) (Bonus Track)

seven kingdoms

Catch Seven Kingdoms live on tour. After being handpicked by the mighty Blind Guardian to tour with them through North America in 2010, tens of thousands of fans worldwide now follow the band.

Shows with Stratovarius, Amaranthe and Metal queen Doro pushed them ever upward to where they are now. Seven Kingdoms will embark on a full length North American tour with Evergrey, Need and Ascendia in May and June 2017 to support the new album and here's the dates:

6th May: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
7th May: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
8th May: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
9th May: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10th May: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
11th May: San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
13th May: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
14th May: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
15th May: Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Bar
17th May: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
19th May: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
20th May: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
21st May: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
22nd May: Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
23rd May: Regina, SK @ Exchange
24th May: Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
25th May: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
26th May: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
27th May: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
28th May: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
30th May: Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
31st May: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electrique
1st June: New York, NY @ The Marlin Room
3rd June: Manchester, NH @ Jewel

Seven Kingdoms are:
Sabrina Valentine - Vocals
Camden Cruz - Guitar
Kevin Byrd - Guitar
Keith Byrd - Drums
Aaron Sluss – Bass




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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