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24th August 2017

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Toby Jepson's new band, Wayward Sons, have been added to the Inglorious UK Tour across September and October 2017 as main support.

The band, who thrilled crowds at Ramblin' Man in July, are set to release their debut album, 'Ghosts Of Yet To Come', on 15th September through Frontiers Music Srl.

Toby Jepson is joined in Wayward Sons by Sam Wood (guitar), Nic Wastell (bass), Dave Kemp (keys) and Phil Martini (drums) and they are set to release four videos to support single releases which will make one short film. The first three videos are now available and you can see them right here:

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Toby had the basis of the songs that make up 'Ghosts Of Yet To Come' already written when the band formed and together they then took these rough song ideas and forged their own sound. Lyrically the album sees Toby treading a far more personal line than some of his previous output.

The album was produced by Wayward Sons with Toby's previous credits as a songwriter and producer including Katie Melua, The Virgin Marys, The Answer, Toseland and Chris D’Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).

As well as being special guests to Inglorious in the UK through September and October 2017 in all but three of the dates, Wayward Sons also have three supports to UFO.

Confirmed Wayward Sons dates are:
Thursday 14th September: Dorking, Dorking Halls
Friday 15th September: Holmfirth, Picturedome
Saturday 16th September: Northampton, Roadmender
Saturday 30th September: Pontypridd, Uni Arts Centre
Sunday 1st October: Southampton, The Brook
Saturday 7th October: Bilston, Robin 2
Sunday 8th October: Newcastle, Academy 2
Tuesday 10th October: Glasgow, Classic Grand
Wednesday 11th October: York, Fibbers
Thursday 12th October: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Friday 20th October: London, Electric Ballroom
Thursday 9th November: North Wales, Hard Rock Hell

On the first three dates Wayward Sons are special guests to UFO and special guests to Inglorious on all others except Hard Rock Hell.

Tickets available right here.

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'Ghosts Of Yet To Come' is released through Frontiers Music Srl on 15th September 2017.

Toby had a long conversation with Mark Taylor of MetalTalk just before the Ramblin' Man date and you can see what he had to say right here:




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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