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17th June 2011

kobra and the lotus

Kobra and the Lotus are a female fronted Heavy Metal/hard rock band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Formed in late 2008, Kobra and the Lotus released their debut album 'Out Of The Pit' in March 2010, in Canada on Sonic Unyon Distribution.

Kobra and the Lotus was formed by classical singer Brittany Paige and guitarists Matt Van Wezel and Chris Swenson. The trio started recording their first songs in Calgary with transplanted Toronto musician Greg Godovitz (Goddo) then added drummer Griffin Kissack midway through recording 'Out Of The Pit'.

After a line-up change the band went on to have a very successful UK tour in November/December of 2010. In January of 2011, the band entered the studio once again with Uber Producer Julius 'Juice' Butty. Their second full length album will be released in Canada/USA in August and in Europe/UK/ROTW in September; the band kicking off their touring season with the ten day Hard Rock Hell Road Trip to Ibiza in Spain followed by a tour in Spain, France, Belgium and then the UK from yesterday, June 16th.

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June 16, 2011 - 18:00 Birmingham The Roadhouse
June 17, 2011 - 20:00 Bolton UK The Railway
June 21, 2011 - 19:30 Brighton UK The Hydrant
June 23, 2011 - 20:00 Swansea UK The Garage
June 24, 2011 - 20:00 Crumlin UK Patriot
June 25, 2011 - 07:30 Portsmouth UK The Edge of The Wedge
June 26, 2011 - 20:00 London UK The Bar Fly with Praying Mantis
July 1, 2011 - 19:30 Cambridge UK Man on the Moon
July 6, 2011 - 20:00 Gateshead UK The Three Tuns
July 7, 2011 - 19:30 Selby UK The Riverside
July 8, 2011 - 20:00 Barnsley UK The Polish Club
July 9, 2011 - 20:00 Bradford UK Rio's
July 10, 2011 - 20:00 Grimsby UK Yardbirds
July 15, 2011 - 20:00 Sheerness, Kent UK The Ivy



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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