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'Jingle All The Way'
(Metal Blade)
Released: 6th December 2011

Tina Saul

tina saul

With just over a month to go until the peak of the festive season, I've stopped wrapping up presents, planning what size turkey to get, figuring out where to get those spare chairs from and worrying whether to put gin or bourbon in the mulled wine.


My comparison starts with price, with the Vegas show being free entry and the London show setting you back over 20 quid. When you factor in the various fees you now have to pay, you'd imagine that Vegas would be packed and London not so, but it's the complete opposite.

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You may ask what has made me stop planning the most important day of the year; surely mid-November there is only one priority? Well, I had no choice actually. I can't stop laughing since putting on Austrian Death Machine's 'Jingle All The Way' and don't seem to be able to stop hitting the repeat button. It's inspired by Arnie's holiday movie of the same name and tells the story of the pursuit of the 'Turbo Man' doll...

In their own words, it's at a fast-paced tempo that you can circle pit to, has a build-up to breakdown, enabling you to mosh along, the classic singalongs and cliche vocals that sound really angry. And let's not forget, it's BRUTAL - 200% in fact.

I do love my parody bands and this has had me in fits. With everyone seemingly jumping on the Christmas covers and 'get X band to Christmas No 1' bandwagons, this is a much better take on it. Just pure comedy with some Arnie vocals thrown in. What's not to love?

Released through Metal Blade, it will be available digitally from 6th December, and the vinyl addition will follow shortly after and will make for the perfect stocking filler for all your Metal brothers and sisters. But, be warned, Ahhnold asks that it not be gifted to "puny wimps" or "girly men".

Head on over to MetalBlade to stream it online and get pre-ordering; those stockings won't fill themselves.




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.

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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