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17th March 2011

rise to remain

Rise To Remain have announced that they have signed a worldwide deal with EMI to release their debut album.

The first fruits of this partnership can be heard with the release of a free track titled 'The Serpent' which will be released on March 22nd via the band's official website by clicking here.

On signing to EMI Music, lead singer Austin Dickinson says, "We've had a lot of attention since we formed but wanted to take our time signing a deal so that we could make the album we want to make.

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"We've come out of the studio full of fire and ready to blow everyone away. To sign to EMI, a legendary record company that fully understands what we want to do, is a privilege and we can't wait to get out on the road and give everyone a taste of what we've been up to. 2011 is going to be very exciting indeed!!"

Steve Pritchard, Senior Vice President of EMI Music UK, says, "There's been a lot of talk recently about the death of rock music, seemingly because the singles chart is full of pop acts. But rock and metal has always been about playing live and releasing albums that stand the test of time and the British metal scene is on fire at the moment.

"We're very proud to have signed Rise To Remain, one of the most exciting bands in the UK today who not only make music that sets them apart from their peers in its scope and ambition but have a live power that's unparalleled for a band their age. We look forward to watching them take the world by storm over the next few years."

Rise To Remain head out on tour this month supporting Funeral For A Friend. Dates are as follows:

March 2011

16th – Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
17th – The Tivoli, Buckley
18th – Leisure Centre, Penrith
19th – Bongo Club, Edinburgh
20th – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
22nd – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
23rd – Academy 2, Birmingham
24th – Academy 3, Manchester
25th – Relentless Garage, London
27th – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
28th – The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
29th – Black Flag Music Venue, Wakefield
30th – Live Lounge, Durham

April 2011

1st – Chords, Poole
2nd – Livewire, Saltash
3rd – Wycombe Academy of Music & Art, High Wycombe
5th – Concorde 2, Brighton
6th – Kasbah Nightclub, Coventry
7th – Guildhall, Gloucester
8th – Merton Manor Club, Wimbledon



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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