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20th April 2017

devil in faust

The Devil In Faust deliver their hypnotic debut EP, 'Come Apart', on Friday 28th April and today the band have delievred an exclusive track by track breakdown of this superb piece of work, as follows.

Cross Your Heart

"'Cross Your Heart' is about going in and out of relationships and the process of having feelings for someone, then not feeling anything at all. It explores the difficulty of maintaining a relationship and the communication that is required for it to be sustainable. One of our favorites to perform live and the shortest on the EP, making it an easy choice to introduce this record."


"'Soulmate' tells a story. When paired with the music video it displays; confusion, frustration, anger, sadness and exhaustion. These are all feelings that we can relate to throughout friendships, relationships and life goals in general. It's about the pressure on today's youth to meet expectations of others and how failure is not seen as an option. It demonstrates that no matter how attached you can become to someone, they may not feel the same way. There's a man, woman and those in-between for everyone.

"'Soulmate' is the fastest song on the EP and gets listeners attention, making it the single. A catchy vocal melody, loud guitars, biting drums and a grounded bassline make 'Soulmate'. You can watch the video here:

In My Eyes

"'In My Eyes', making decisions is extremely difficult, this can be something simple such as, what type of coffee I'd like to order. Or on the contrary, should I travel the world and book a flight right now. Once deciding, you can reflect on it and learn. If you regret that decision, then learning from it is part of the journey in life.

"Sharing these experiences and talking to someone can be beneficial and this is what the chorus explains during 'In My Eyes'. Dynamically, this song is much quieter and the positive drums and dark lyrics fuse to make something slightly eerie."


"'Seed' delves into the deep end of the mind and how easy it is to over think situations. Repeating potential outcomes and eventually driving yourself insane as you've not had the opportunity to experience the position you're in before. The repetitive bassline, organ and drums power this song, decorated with smooth guitar solos/licks and vocal harmonies.

The Brit goth rockers were formed in late 2014 and were originally conceived by old school friends Al Pritchard (Vocals/Guitar) and Ben Codd (Drums). The duo soon began to play a number of shows in their local vicinity before releasing their debut video single, 'Dark Places'.

Following the online success of 'Dark Places', The Devil In Faust went on to release further singles during 2015, 'Forsaken' and 'So Clever'. All three singles gained strong support from BBC Introducing.

In 2016, the band continued to perform a glut of shows. Dates with Dani Filth's Devilment and Sinnergod only added further weight to their growing cause and with their live reputation on the rise, TDIF were invited to record in Aarhus, Denmark with Tue Madsen (Moonspell, Meshuggah, Sick Of It All).

They demoed twelve tracks and decided on four choice cuts, which were shaped and carefully crafted to create 'Come Apart'.

Catch The Devil In Faust live here:

Saturday 22nd April: Whitchurch – Percy's Cafe Bar
Wednesday 3rd May: Manchester – Rebellion
Thursday 4th May: Addlestone – The Cave (The Holly)
Saturday 6th May: Worthing – Bar 42 w/Krysthla
Tuesday 9th May: Newcastle – Trillians
Wednesday 10th May: Northampton – King Billy
Friday 12th May: Leeds – Verve Bar
Saturday 13th May: Doncaster – Vintage Rockbar
Sunday 14th May: Nottingham – The Bath Inn
Saturday 20th May: Workington – Lounge 41




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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