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'Eve Of Destruction'
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Tina Saul

tina saul

Are you a fan of the dulcet tones of Rob Flynn, Corey Taylor or Jerry Cantrell? If you are, or any of their bands, then you're going to love Hostile. And no, I'm not talking about the Pantera tribute band.


These youngsters couldn't fail but be Metal; one was raised in a graveyard house, one is Ian Hill's son, and they come from the birthplace of Metal. Add to that notching up support slots with the likes of SoulFly and Morbid Angel and playing Download Festival, you'd think that's a pretty good start.

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But it gets better, as they've also caught the interest of one of our genre's legends, KK Downing. Impressed by their local show, he not only agreed to produce their debut album, 'Eve of Destruction', but also to write a song for it. This is something these boys can really brag about, as it's the first time he's written outside of Judas Priest.

The result is an extremely solid debut album. It's not overly fresh, as you can definitely name every one of their influences, but it's a fabulous start. The first track, 'Fuelled by Hate', could definitely sit alongside any Machine Head or Slipknot track in your playlist, and wouldn't even go amiss played alongside some good old-fashioned Pantera.

But it was KK's 'Addiction' that really got my attention. The first time I heard it I didn't realise it was the track he'd written, as there is an unmistakeable Alice In Chains sound to it. Really powerful, and a track that was instantly added to my playlist.

They formed back in 2006 and have had some great successes along the way, and here's hoping it continues. I'll be keeping an eye on these ones and you can too by heading over to their website and finding out more:




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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