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Judith Fisher
judith fisher
27th May 2011

Rising Records Metal release roundup:


indestructible noise command

New York thrashers INC release their new album 'Heaven Sent... Hellbound' on June 6th on Rising Records. Back and heavier than ever, their new stuff is based loosely around soundbites from German cannibal Armin Meiwes (charming!), and is seriously good, brutal, old school NY thrash metal. Odds on there will be some bone crunching, body bruising circle moshing where ever they play.


confined within

CW released their debut album 'Ashes of a Fallen Kingdom' on May 23rd on Rising Records. Formed in 2207 and hailing from Stafford, this is a pretty decent metalcore album, hard as nails and with some great vocals that switch between singing and throat rattling growls! They're getting a good fan base too with support slots to Skindred and Bleed Within.


the dead lay waiting

This Swindon five piece of deathcore/grindcore moshers release their new album 'Almost Heaven' on June 13th on Rising Records. Their aggressive hardcore Metal is gaining them considerable notoriety and with a nomination for Best New British Band at the Kerrang awards and a Download slot on the Bedroom Jam stage this year, should see them getting bigger, sharpish. Not for the fainthearted!



Hailing from Newcastle, they release their debut album 'The Hate Effect' on June 20th on Rising Records. Formed in 2009 and playing hard bitten and deep throated thrash Metal. It'll be interesting to see how they get on over the next few months.



Ah, there it is, that good old European Metal feel! Barcelona's Kilmara released their second album 'Don't Fear The Wolf' on May 2nd on Rising Records and if you like your Metal big, chunky and melodic then this is for you. Produced by Helloween's old producer Roland Grapow, you can really hear that 90s Metal influence throughout and that does it no harm at all. Really rather good.


crimson falls

New album 'Fragments of Awareness' was released on May 2nd on Rising Records from Belgian Metallers and is a stonking great big monster album rammed full of heavy drums, fierce blistering guitar riffs and growling vocals. They take absolutely no prisoners on this 'deathmetalcore' album and are sure to go down a storm with any hardcore crowd.


dying signals

Bugger me, the Maltese don't mess about! This deathcore six piece band hailing from, yes, you guessed it, Malta, really let rip on their new album 'Intuitive Senses', out now on Rising Records. Possibly the hardest album out of this bunch of releases, this really is serious hard assed thrash/death Metal, brutal and punishing, and even though they look like they've got a great sense of humour in their promo pic, I'm not sure I'd want to meet them in a dark alley!

Muchos gracias to Rising Records for some cracking metal releases!



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.

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