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9th June 2017

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The outstanding Kent-based band StoneWire are coming back to London with a headline show at the Black Heart in Camden on Friday 14th July. The band have been making huge waves with their thrilling take on Southern-blues-hard-rock topped off with some of the best vocals in the business, and this is an essential diary date.

After playing a stunning packed out show at The Big Red last November, StoneWire took a little break from gigging to look for a new guitarist and to go back in the studio to write new material. In January Duncan Greenway joined the band as their second guitarist and now, with the line up complete, it is time to hit the road again and play, play, play.

Frontwoman Sky Hunter told us: "After a somewhat difficult 2016 when things just took longer that we hoped they would, we are happy to be complete again and ready to do some much needed rockin'. However, we were not idle during our down time and worked on new material and have a couple of new songs for the show. We are hoping to release a single later in the summer and maybe another towards the end of the year which will hopefully follow up with a second album in 2018."

StoneWire will have London's grunge/stoner power trio Cairo Son as their special guest and the show opener is the up and coming alt-rockers Witchingseason

Photo by Simon Dunkerley

Tickets are available here, with doors open at 7pm – strictly 18+ venue.

You can also catch the band at the following shows, and keep your eye on the official website as more will be announced:

Sat 17th June: Loverocks Festival, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Sat 24th June: The Carlisle, Hastings, United Kingdom
Fri 14th July: The Black Heart London, United Kingdom
Sat 22nd July: C.O.B.B's Bike & Trike Show New Ash Green, United Kingdom
Sat 5th Aug: Herofest Festival (acoustic set) Gravesend, United Kingdom
Sat 15th Sept: The Happening by Twisted Iron, Chalgrove, United Kingdom




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.

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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