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'Sin And Bones'
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Jeff Kunze

jeff kuntze

fozzy sin and bones

After two albums of cover songs Fozzy released their first all original album, 'All That Remains', in 2005, the breakthrough album 'Chasing The Grail' in 2010 and now 'Sin And Bones'. The band is fronted by pro wrestler Chris Jericho, along with members of Stuck Mojo including Rich Ward and Frank Fontsere, Billy Grey (Dangerous New Machine/formerly of Sick Speed) and Paul Di Leo.

The album is diverse with its different tempos and tones but stays cohesive in its power and approach. The overall sound and arrangements are clearly a production of Rich Ward. He continues to create the blueprint to Fozzy's evolution.

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The eerie opening sounds of 'Spider In The Mouth' open the door to the nightmares the song is about, along with a crushing riff that blasts into a stranglehold of a chorus. It's a perfect lead into the first single, 'Sandpaper', featuring M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold.

This cut slices the air with a bashing beat and melodic drive; then add some vocal breakdowns and it's an arena rock anthem. The sonic push continues on 'Blood Happens' with it's jackhammer pulse during the verses. The pace slows for the potent 'Inside My Head' before the title track 'Sin And Bones'. Guitars come from all directions with thick riffs and harmonics pulling you along another hook induced chorus.

The album includes two epic voyages. The first is 'A Passed Life' which runs just about seven minutes. It's a darkened gloomy song that stirs up emotion with tempo and dynamic changes throughout. The bluesy rocker 'She's My Addiction' and mid-tempo 'Shine Forever' work up to the standout 'Dark Passenger'.

Mixing orchestration with a strong chorus, sludgy riff, and a ripping guitar solo, it's one of the album's best songs. The second epic, 'Storm The Beaches', closes out the record. It runs almost twelve minutes and tells the story of a soldier storming the beach on D-Day.

Musically and lyrically it's a powerful song as it rumbles along at a blazing pace, slowing only for a few minutes before being swept back into madness of the soldier's battle and demise.

Fozzy have created a Metal monster with 'Sin And Bones'. It's drawn from the stables of classic Metal bands but revved up into the now. It's all about power, hooks, riffs, and melody; but most of all, it's about Metal.




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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