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jeff kent

I'm what you call a veteran of the Metal scene... that's a nice way of saying I'm old. A fan of all music, but Metal is my first love. These days I share my love of music with my three kids.

10 May 2012: dUg Pinnick Responds To Support From Fans and Hits The Stage in NYC
18 March 2012: An Insight Into The Disease That Took Clive Burr: Multiple Sclerosis
5 February 2012: Kvelertak: 'Bruane Brenn'
3 July 2012: Iron Maiden: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
16 May 2012: Arch/Matheos: The Webster Theater, Hartford, Connecticut
7 February 2012: Eluveitie: 'Helvetios'
3 February 2012: Earth: 'Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II'
16 January 2012: The Jelly Jam: 'Shall We Descend'
25 December 2011: Castles: 'You, The Organ Grinder'
22 December 2011: Best Of 2011
12 December 2011: Amaranthe: 'Amaranthe'
2 December 2011: Kvelertak: 'Kvelertak'
17 November 2011: Cynic: 'Carbon Based Anatomy'
16 November 2011: Fallstaf: 'Bastard Sons Of A Pure Breed'
28 October 2011: Giant Squid: 'Cenotes'
26 October 2011: Animals As Leaders: 'Weightless'
25 October 2011: Dub Trio: 'IV'
16 October 2011: Mike Patton: 'The Solitude Of Prime Numbers'
16 October 2011: Saviours: 'Death's Procession'
9 October 2011: John Arch Interview: 'Guardian Awakened'
2 October 2011: Opeth: 'Heritage'
2 October 2011: Mastodon: 'The Hunter' (Reprise, 2011)
25 September 2011: Arch/Matheos: 'Sympathetic Resonance' (Metal Blade, 2011)



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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