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'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here'
(Sawn Off Records)


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Having seen Pink Cigar rip new arseholes into every toliet music venue I've seen them play in London for the past couple of years, this album I've awaited with excited high anticipation.

Released at the tail end of last year, I've played the album so many times I haven't had the time the review the damn thing, yet I still listed it as my favourite album of 2013.

I also rated Pink Cigar's album launch gig at the Black Heart in Camden as one of my Top Ten gigs of the year, no mean feat considering I attended over a hundred gigs last year and whilst my list was topped by some of the biggest names of rock including the Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath, Pink Cigar are without doubt the hottest new band out there regardless of which (money in the back pocket) major magazines are telling you differently.

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Formed in the back streets of Ladbroke Grove, Pink Cigar have a hunger and aloofness that sets them apart from the rest of the chasing pack.

Pink Cigar are very much their own band who listen to no-one but themselves, a band made up of four very different individuals who have a unique chemistry which is uncontainable, explosive and dangerously infectious.

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'We're Gonna Get You Outta Here' appeals to rockers, punks, rockabillys, mods, trendies and the homeless.

Vocalist Sharkie Cottrell is a loose cannon and has the ability to sing out of both ends of his body whilst Edd Whyte comes out with riffs that Johnny Thunders could only dream of.

The album kicks with a snotty swagger and is full of beer spilling anthems such as hard riffage of 'Lady Killer', the snarl of 'This Girl' the strut of 'Strange' the Gene Vincent rock 'n roll sizzle of 'London Town Blues', the contagious riff of 'Get You In The Dark' and the ballsy blues of 'The Throat' are all killer gems of real beauty.

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There's not a dud track on this album, an album that flows faster the the sewage tunnels of London and is just as dirty.

In the five years that I've been writing reviews, I've yet to award an album the full marks as I'm still awaiting an 'Appetite For Destruction' or a 'Back In Black' but this album comes close...

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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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