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  19th May 2010



Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist Gus G will add his signature style and soloing to a new Kamelot song that will appear on the band's forthcoming new album.

Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood had the following to say about the collaboration:

"Gus and I have been talking about working together for a few years now. I first met Gus when Dream Evil played with us on the Japanese Tour in a few years back. Since then Gus' band Firewind has toured with us in Europe and Japan and we have become great friends. I have always thought Gus' style was very special and very unique, its really great to have him on the new album!"

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Gus G adds;

"Kamelot is a very unique band with a sound of their own and I've always liked them. To be invited to play on their new album is an honor and jamming on their track was a lot of fun. During the time our bands toured Japan and all over Europe together, Thomas and I became good friends. I have great memories from being on the road with the guys and I'm glad I contributed to their new album."

The upcoming Kamelot tour dates are as follows:

6/4 2010 Eifel - DE Rock am Ring
6/5 2010 Nurnberg - DE Rock im Park
7/3 2010 Helsinki (Kaisaniemi) - FI TUSKA Festival
7/6 2010 Trondheim - NO Blæst
7/8 2010 Kvinesdal - NO Norway Rock Festival
7/10 2010 Söderhamn - SE Rockweekend Festival
7/11 2010 Tolmin - SLO Magic Circle Festival
7/17 2010 Hengelo - NL Zwarte Cross Festival
8/06 2010 Wacken - DE Wacken Open Air
8/07 2010 Calvao - PT Vagos Open Air
8/13 2010 Sibiu - ROM Artmania Festival
8/14 2010 Obudai Island - HU Sziget Festival
9/08 2010 Lake Buena Vista FL - US House of Blues
9/10 2010 Atlanta GA - US Progpower USA
9/11 2010 Springfield VA - US Jaxx Nightclub
9/14 2010 Philadelphia PA - US The Trocadero
9/15 2010 New York NY - US Nokia Theatre
9/17 2010 Worcester MA - US The Palladium
9/18 2010 Montreal QUE - CAN Club Soda
9/19 2010 Toronto ON - CAN The Opera House
9/21 2010 Cleveland OH - US Peabody's
9/22 2010 Milwaukee WI - US The Rave
9/24 2010 Chicago IL - US Logan Square Auditorium
9/25 2010 Minneapolis MN - US First Avenue
9/27 2010 Denver CO - US Bluebird Theatre
9/29 2010 San Francisco CA - US Slim's
10/01 2010 West Hollywood CA - US House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
10/02 2010 San Diego CA - US House of Blues (San Diego)



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.

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