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(Fuel Records)
Release Date: September 2nd 2013



Originally released in May 2012 to critical acclaim including being voted as the album of the year by the readers of Viva Le Rock magazine, The Bermondsey Joyriders sophomore album 'Noise And Revolution' gets the vinyl treatment with a strictly limited pressing of 300 copies on a 180g red vinyl edition and comes in a super cool fold out sleeve and pictured inner sleeve. Just like the good ole days of yore.

The Bermondsey Joyriders are made up of the likely lads duo of guitarist and vocalist Gary Lammin, formerly of Joe Strummer's proteges The Little Roosters, and bassist Martin Stacey, once a member of punk legends Chelsea. Supplying the drumming for this album is none other than The Damned's Rat Scabies which ensures this album is full of punk rock pedigree.

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This is an album with a difference as it tells the story of an ever changing society in Britain with short narrative poetic introductions from the smoky voice of John Sinclair, the former MC5 manager and once a subject of a song written by John Lennon in protest at Sinclair's incarceration following a notorious set up by the Detroit police.

The music embellishes the sounds of Slade and The Clash with Cockney voices you'll find in the style of The Small Faces' Steve Marriott giving it a real hearty patriotic London feel.

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The music is home made bangers and mash with piles of lumpy gravy poured all over it with most tracks running under the three minute barrier. Settle down with some rosy Lee and kick out the bread roll and jams with delightful ditties such as the wistful '1977' and 'Tru Punk' and the Union Jack waving of 'London Bridge' and the stomping 'Proper English'.

Never mind the bollox, punk ain't dead, it's just got sophisticated. The Bermondsey Joyriders have came up with a right knee's up of an album that will get you doing the Lambeth Walk... Oi!

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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.


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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