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3rd July 2017

midnight ghost train

The Midnight Ghost Train is rolling again and the band's fourth opus, 'Cypress Ave.', is set to be released on July 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.

It's their most diverse and suprising album to date and today 'The Watcher's Nest' is premiering right here on MetalTalk.

Never before have The Midnight Ghost Train shown this side of themselves. 'Cypress Ave.' proves that they're not just another rock band, they're explorers, risk takers and true artists. This is not a departure, but an expansion, and will please both old and new fans alike.

The band released their first music video from 'Cypress Ave.' for the track 'Red Eyed Junkie Queen' recently and in case ypu missed it first time around, here it is again.

Vocalist and guitarist Steve Moss told us about 'Red Eyed Junkie Queen':

"This video is a way to show fans what it's like inside the studio with us, a sort of behind the scenes video. We took some cameras into the studio, and just shot random acts, and different pieces of the process over the course of the two weeks we were in there.

"Believe it or not, this is by far the heaviest song on the album. The driving heaviness of it it just seemed to fit the feel of working in the studio."

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'Cypress Ave.', coming out July 28th on CD, LP Gatefold + Digital Download via Napalm Records, is an absolute must for every blues and rock fan and here's the tracklisting:

1. Tonight
2. Red Eyed Junkie Queen
3. Glenn's Promise
4. Bury Me Deep
5. The Watchers Nest
6. Break My Love
7. Lemon Trees
8. The Boogie Down [feat. Sonny Cheeba]
9. Black Wave
10. The Echo
11. I Can't Let You Go [Bonus Track]

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The Midnight Ghost Train will the road this year again heavily, kicking off with an extensive US tour this summer and here's the confirmed dates so far.

24th August: FT Worth, TX / The Grotto
25th August: Austin, TX / Swan Dive
26th August: Lafayette, LA / Boom Boom Room
27th August: New Orleans, LA / Siberia
28th August: Jackson, MS / TBA
29th August: Hattiesburg, MS / TBA
30th August: Muscle Shoals, AL / TBA
31st August: Pensacola, FL / Handlebar
1st September: CHarlotte, NC / Snug Harbor
2nd September: Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
3rd September: Richmond, VA / Banditos
6th September: Baltimore, MD / TBA
7th September: Washington, DC / Atlas Brew Words
8th September: Philadelphia, PA / Kung Fu Neck Tie
9th September: Brooklyn, NY / Gold Sounds
10th September: Connecticut / TBA
11th September: Providence, RI / Firehouse 13
12th September: Boston, MA / O'Brien's Pub
13th September: Rochester, NY / TBA
14th September: Cleveland, OH / TBA
15th September: Indianapolis, IN / Radio Radio
16th September: Detroit, MI / The Rockery
17th September: Kalamazoo, MI / TBA
18th September: Madison, WI / Frequency
19th September: Green Bay, WI / Gasoline
20th September: Dubuque, IA / The Lift
21st September: Chicago, IL / Reggie's Music Joint
22nd September: Lexington, KY / Green Lantern
23rd September: Newport, KY / Southgate House Revival
24th September: Nashville, TN / TBA
25th September: Charleston, SC / TBA
26th September: Raleigh, NC / TBA
27th September: Charleston, WV / The Empty Bottle
28th September: Canton, OH / The Buzzbin Shop
29th September: Dayton, OH / Blind Bob's
30th September: Pittsburgh, PA / Descendants of Doom Fest

More dates to be announced soon.




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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