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4th August 2012


Rhapsody are proud to announce that at the end of the summer/beginning of autumn, their second single 'Clash Of The Titans', will be released online and will be available to everyone FOR FREE!

A real gift made by the band to thank all the people, fans and journalists, who contributed to the great success and the historical chart results obtained by the new album, 'Ascending To Infinity', around the world.

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The 'virtual' single will include the new song 'Fantasia Gotica', defined by the band as a very original cinematic orchestral ballad of rare emotional impact, and a new great video realized by the Swedish video director Owe Lingvall of Dreamday Media (U2, The Rasmus) right for the song 'Clash Of The Titans'. The location chosen for the shooting of the new video was New York and the talented video director has no doubts: "The visual impact of the new video will underline once more the strong link between Rhapsody and the world of movies."

Meanwhile, eleven more dates have been added to the European leg of the 'Ascending To Infinity Cinematic' World Tour.

Here's the new promotional video, realized by Luca Turilli.

"We are working with our friend Owe Lingvall to present a new generation of shows on our upcoming tour", states Dominique, guitar player of the band. And adds: "The songs of the new album, the legendary hits of the first albums, some of those old glorious Rhapsody songs never or rarely played until now, a couple of surprises from the solo releases of Luca Turilli: the great variety of the setlist is surely guaranteed and we will offer music for all tastes!."

Alex Landenburg, the new drummer, adds: "The collaboration with Dreamday Media and the use of video projection will set a new standard for our shows in this and in the future tours. But this is not everything as many more exciting surprises are waiting for you. Therefore be ready to live an intense emotional experience and see you soon to spend some great and unique cinematic evenings together!"

While many more European dates will be announced in the next weeks together with the names of the bands who will join Rhapsody on their Cinematic World Tour, the following is the list of the 23 dates already confirmed.

09.11.2012 FR – Annecy, Le Brise Glace
10.11.2012 BE – Charleroi, Coliseum
11.11.2012 NL – Enschede, Atak
12.11.2012 UK – London, O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES – Bilbao, Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES – Madrid, Caracol
16.11.2012 ES – Barcelona, Sala Bikini
20.11.2012 AT – Wörgl, Komma
22.11.2012 IT – Bologna, Estragon
23.11.2012 IT – Milan, Live Club
24.11.2012 IT – Rome, Orion
25.11.2012 IT – Treviso, New Age
26.11.2012 FR – Lyon, Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU – Budapest, Club 202
29.11.2012 CZ – Prag, Club Matrix
30.11.2012 DE – München, Backstage
01.12.2012 DE – Geiselwind, Musichall
03.12.2012 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
04.12.2012 NL – Zoetermeer, Boerderij
05.12.2012 DE – Bochum, Matrix
06.12.2012 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle



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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