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25th November 2016



Edition twenty-two of Cum On Feel The Newz. Multi-instrumentalist Rob Scallon shreds Heavy Metal licks on a 22-string Roosebeck Heather Harp. Check out 'Harp Metal' on YouTube.

Let's do this...

Kieran Robertson
Xander And The Peace Pirates
Aversions Crown
Ship Of The Line
Van Halst
Krepitus
Red Cain
Firewind
Set Before Us
Morta Skuld
Ritual Festival
Bonafide
Diatonic
Snakewine
Crystal Lake
Witchery

Canadian gothic rockers Van Halst are asking the 'Questions' with their new music video. Vocalist Kami Van Halst said: "'Questions' is a very important song for us. There is so much victim blaming in our society and we wanted to draw attention to this issue.

"My sister (Brittney Grabill) and I wrote this song in response to a series of sexual assaults that were happening in our home town. We were appalled by the lack of focus on the perpetrator and the questions being asked of the victims such as 'Well what were they doing there in the first place?' We need to stop putting the blame on the victims and shift our focus to preventing these altercations in the first place. People need to understand that violence and abuse towards another person, any person, is not ok."

Please be advised this video shows scenes of violence towards women. This is intended to raise awareness about victim blaming.




Greek melodic power Metal masters Firewind, the group led by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, release their eigth studio album, 'Immortals', on January 20th 2017 via the band's longtime label Century Media Records in Europe. A first single from the upcoming album is released today. It's the album's opening track, 'Hands Of Time' and you can check it out below.

Gus G checked in with the following about 'Hands Of Time': "We know it's been long overdue, but finally we can present a new song. 'Hands Of Time' is the opening track off our new album 'Immortals' and I'd say it's a return to a sound that many of our fans have longed for. Fast, melodic with a big chorus, big production, guitar/keyboard solos and of course a great performance by our new singer, Henning Basse. Enjoy!"




Calgary, AB's Krepitus are challenging the relationship between death and thrash Metal with their trademark downtrodden technical riffs and fierce aggressive vocals. They have been constantly playing with opposing elements and creating a stable compound of death-fused thrash since their beginnings in 2013. Three years in the making, the bone crushing four piece are proud to unleash their debut album, 'The Eyes Of The Soulless' out today, November 25th, and it's free, right here.




Red Cain are proud to unleash their debut self-titled EP today, November 25th and you can hear it in full below. The band commented on the EP's release: 'Red Cain' is a concept album, with the tracks mirroring the four Faces of Man. Guillotine is War. 'Dead Aeon Requiem' is Ascendance. 'Hiraeth' is Yearning, future and past. 'Unborn' is the Primordial.

It is with a great sense of pride, anticipation, and optimism that we finally reveal these four songs - our first quality thrust at the musical abyss, and our first challenge to you, the fans, as well as ourselves. There are lyrical, musical, and thematic layers to be discovered within these tracks; they are as much a reflection of their creators as of the subject matter, and, as often happens in music, we came out much changed on the other end. If we can instill even a small portion of that change within you, the listeners, that will make all of this worthwhile.




Glasgow's own Kieran Robertson released his debut album, 'In The Name Of Vanity', via Mordhorst Music in September 2016 and it's a release that we like very much here at MetalTalk Towers.

To coincide with his next live appearance, a pre-Christmas show at Glasgow's famous Cathouse nightclub on Friday 9th December (with support from local up and coming rockers, Stoneface), Robertson has just released a lyric video for the track 'This World' and here it is.




Australian Metal destroyers Aversions Crown will release their sophomore release, 'Xenocide', on January 20th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and today, the band has released a lyric video for the brand new track 'Ophiophagy'.

"Here's your first taste of mayhem from 'Xenocide'," comments vocalist Mark Poida. "Ride the groove and bang your head. As above, so below."

Xenocide was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (Whitchapel, Devildriver, The Black Dahlia Murder) from Audio Hammer.




Swedish blackened Metallers Witchery released their sixth album, 'In His Infernal Majesty's Service', today via Century Media Records.

Check out two blazing tracks from the album, 'Oath Breaker' and 'Nosferatu' right here.






Liverpool based Xander And The Peace Pirates have shared the stage with legends such as Bon Jovi, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) and Joe Satriani and now they are back with their new single, 'Fire', taken from their album '11:11' which was released last week.

Brothers Keith and Stu Xander were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends.

Frontman Keith Xander was born without a lower right arm but that hasn't hindered his playing whatsoever as his style involves unique picking via a plectrum attached to a hook on his prostatic arm.




Swedish Metalcore band Set Before Us released their second EP, 'Enigmas', consisting of five songs the band have been working on for over a year. Here's Clay Heart from that release.




Ritual Festival, which aims to be bring the best in doom and death Metal to Leeds, have announced that Southern Lord,s unhinged extremists All Pigs Must Die have been added to a bill that already boasts Ihsahn, Misery Index, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar, Conjurer, Serpent Venom and Groak. They will be joined by Leeds experimental, noisecore outfit Canvas who will reform especially for the festival.

Ritual Festival takes place on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be preceded by an official pre-show on the Friday in Leeds at Belgrave Music Hall featuring Bolzer, Fen, The Infernal Sea and Sathamel.


Morta Skuld have completed work on their new studio album, their first full-length release since the 'Surface' album in 1997. Titled 'Wounds Deeper Than Time', the band have reunited with original label Peaceville Records for this latest opus, set for release on 17th February 2017.

Dave Gregor had this to say about the upcoming release: "It is such a pleasure being back home on a label we started out with years ago, Peaceville still to this day has a great roster of bands and have stayed true to underground music. We're happy to be home again where we started. This album brings an old school death Metal feel with a degree of technicality. The new line-up brings a fresh feel but still in the Morta Skuld vein and the songs/vocals are a fine continuation of the 'Surface' album we did years ago. This is definitely the strongest line-up we have had, and can't wait 'til you all can hear what we have been working so hard on for the last year."

Here's the trailer for the album.




Bonafide are ro release a new album, 'Flames', in 2017, the band's tenth anniversary and the first single, 'Smoke And Fire', is out on December 17th.

Frontman Pontus Snibb told us: "It's a good song about bad practice. Lyrically it's giving our peers a kick up the arse. It's about bands that like dressing up more than they like writing songs. It's more about how these guys look and how they act on stage. We're the complete opposite. I mean, we look OK but for Bonafide it's all about the music and it always has been. It's about substance over style."




Swedish death Metallers Diatonic are streaming a brand new song entitled 'The Eyes', which is taken from their upcoming album 'I Am The One', out today, November 25th.

Diatonic is the solo project of Joakim Antman and for this project, the Antman shows his multi-instrumental capability and teams up with Marduk's drummer Fredrik Widigs. Here's the lyric video for the track 'The Eyes'.




Here's Snakewine's new video, 'Mean Machine' in which they work with the Saalfeld, Germany based American Football Club, Titans.

The East Germans released their rock'n'roll infused debut album 'Serpent Kings' in late 2015.




Ship Of The Line have released their debut single, 'The Downfall of Piracy' today. It's adapted from a poem attributed to Benjamin Franklin and celebrates the defeat of the famed pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. who after a furious battle was apprehended and beheaded by Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy on November 22nd 1718, precisely 298 years to the day from the single's release.

The Admiralty have released the following statement: "For too long have the nefarious forces of piracy held sway over the airwaves. We will no longer stand for such knavery. Ship Of The Line are here to challenge all so-called 'Pirate Metal' bands for supremacy of the high seas! GOD SAVE THE KING!"

We'll have comment from Alestorm in the near future.




Tokyo four-piece Crystal Lake have just released their latest album, 'True North', and here's 'Omega' and 'Six Feet Under' from the album.

Vocalist Ryo Kinoshita shares: "Before we started writing this album, we all knew this record would define who we are, where we stand and where we are heading. No matter how things around us change, we are who we are and we've always headed the same direction and it never changes. As I have written in the lyrics of 'True North', this record shows how we live and how we die."





More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday, 2nd December 2016...



ALL EDITIONS OF CUM ON FEEL THE NEWS

8th December 2017: Massive Wagons, Kill The Ideal, Laurence Jones, Angra and much more...
10th November 2017: Sixx:AM, Reuben Archer's Personal Sin, Down 'n' Outz, Deever and much more...
3rd November 2017: Black Country Communion, Avenged Sevenfold, Testament, Don Broco and much more...
27th October 2017: Arch Enemy, LA Guns, Butcher Babies and much more...
13th October 2017: Nikki Sixx, Mollie Marriott, Samarkind, The Dust Coda and much more...
6th October 2017: Cavalera Conspiracy, Five Finger Death Punch, Body Count, Hammerfall and much more...
29th September 2017: Cheap Trick, Supersonic Blues Machine, Kadaver, Orange Goblin and much more...
22nd September 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Blind Guardian, Butcher Babies, Von Hertzen Brothers and much more...
8th September 2017: Lou Dibello, Vandenberg's Moonkings, Wilko Johnson, Supersonic Blues Machine and much more...
1st September 2017: Inglorious, Orden Ogan, Amaranthe, Dirty Thrills and much more...
25th August 2017: Ensiferum, H.E.A.T., Black Country Communion, Savage Messiah and much more...
18th August 2017: The Darkness, As Lions, Galactic Cowboys, Syteria and much more...
11th August 2017: Trivium, H.E.A.T., The Dan Reed Network, Tankard and much more...
28th July 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Living Colour, Govt Mule, JOANovARC and much more...
21st July 2017: The Darkness, Simo, Metal Church, Klogr and much more...
14th July 2017: Korpiklaani, Enslaved, Prophets Of Rage, Tequila Mockingbyrd and much more...
7th July 2017: Eluveitie, Mason Hill, The Pineapple Thief, Belphegor and much more...
30th June 2017: Walter Trout, Dirty Thrills, Rage, Ye Banished Privateers and much more...
23rd June 2017: Joe Bonamassa, Epica, TesseracT, SKAM and much more...
16th June 2017: Kreator, Cradle Of Filth, King King, Robin Trower and much more...
9th June 2017: Kiss, Absolva, Living Colour, Belphegor and much more...
2nd June 2017: Status Quo, Syteria, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vallenfyre and much more...
26th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Tankard, Michael Monroe, Tethra and much more...
19th May 2017: Skinny Puppy, As Lions, Threshold, Kreator and much more...
12th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Walkway, Goldray, Bubbles Erotica and much more...
5th May 2017: Voodoo Six, Kai Hansen, Holocaust, Don Broco and much more...
28th April 2017: Massive Wagons, Gary Hoey, Jupiter Falls, Foscor and much more...
21st April 2017: Biffy Clyro, Wilko Johnson, Purson, Gov't Mule and much more...
14th April 2017: Sammy Hagar, The Unity, Cleo Howard, Tankard and much more...
7th April 2017: Rhino's Revenge, Defences, Bastian, Vallenfyre and much more...
31st March 2017: Acid Reign, The Magpie Salute, Adrenaline Mob, Cradle Of Filth and much more...
24th March 2017: Queen, HRH AOR, Royal Republic, As Lions and much more...
17th March 2017: Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch, Angel, The Real Kids and much more...
10th March 2017: Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgor, WinterStorm, Avatar and much more...
3rd March 2017: Toseland, The Amorettes, Royal Thunder, Walter Trout and much more...
24th February 2017: Epica, Papa Roach, Punky Meadows, Ayreon and much more...
17th February 2017: Anthrax, SikTh, The Fallen State, Open Access and much more...
10th February 2017: Battle Beast, Wednesday 13, King Kobra, Dan Patlansky and much more...
3rd February 2017: Don Broco, The Answer, Suicide Silence, Triaxis and much more...
27th January 2017: Monster Truck, Stone Broken, Ayreon, Skunk Anansie and much more...
20th January 2017: Anthrax, Black Star Riders, VIMIC, Jethro Tull and much more...
13th January 2017: Kansas, The Temperance Movement, Avatarium, Aversions Crown and much more...
6th January 2017: Accept, Leatherwolf, Pain, Threshold and much more...
30th December 2016: Death Valley High, Helleborus, Hatriot, Need and much more...
23rd December 2016: Ex Deo, Overkill, Code Orange, Korpiklaani and much more...
16th December 2016: Scythia, Coheed And Cambria, Primordial, Steel Panther and much more...
9th December 2016: Alice Cooper, Krokus, Accept, Metal Church and much more...
4th December 2016: Nightwish, Sepultura, Der Elefant, Gypsy Pistoleros and much more...
25th November 2016: Firewind, Ship Of The Line, Krepitus, Bonafide and much more...
18th November 2016: Dark Sarah, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Armored Saint and much more...
11th November 2016: Orange Goblin, Danny Worsnop, Steve 'N' Seagulls, Krampus and much more...
4th November 2016: Bernie Marsden, Touchstone, Paganland, Neon Hurricane and much more...
28th October 2016: Primordial, Steve Overland, Sonic Syndicate, BlackRain and much more...
21st October 2016: The Dead Daisies, Evyltyde, Al Atkins, Royal Hunt and much more...
14th October 2016: Tyler Bryant, The Amity Affliction, The Doomsday Kingdom, Tigertailz and much more...
7th October 2016: Devil Wears Prada, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire, Gary Moat and much more...
30th September 2016: As Lions, Sonata Arctica, SOG (Special Ops Group), Dark Tranquility and much more...
23rd September 2016: Tankard, Secret Sphere, Aaron Keylock, Demonic Resurrection and much more...
16th September 2016: Visigoth, Helmet, Binary Creed, Fair Warning and much more...
9th September 2016: Attica Rage, Hammerfall, Vader, Heaven Shall Burn and much more...
2nd September 2016: The Deer Hunter, Nothgard, Shotgun Rodeo, Oceans Of Slumber and much more...
26th August 2016: Testament, Bruce Kulick, Wormrot, Crobot and much more...
19th August 2016: Styx, Hammerfall, Hey! Hello!, The Apocalypse Blues Revue and much more...
12th August 2016: Thus Defiled, Metal Allegiance, Focus, Gunhill and much more...
5th August 2016: Nightwish, The Raven Age, Epica, Unearth and much more...
29th July 2016: King 810, Shvpes, illustr8ors, Rik Emmett and much more...
22nd July 2016: Ministry, Asphyx, Gov't Mule, In Flames and much more...
15th July 2016: Crystal Palace, Dark Tranquility, Brutai, Twilight Force and much more...
8th July 2016: Whitechapel, On Broken Wings, Vola, The Wounded Kings and much more...
1st July 2016: Van Der Graaf Generator, Man On A Mission, Dunsmuir, Dead Letter Circus and much more...



WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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