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15th October 2012

persian risk

Persian Risk are to release a new new album for Rocktober, 'Once A King', featuring seven brand new tracks, two never before released tracks, and two classic fans' favorites of the NWOBHM era.

Persian Risk's Carl Sentence spoke about the release of his latest album: "For many years I have thought about my first rock band Persian Risk and what would have happened if we had stayed together?! So many people over the years have asked - will we ever get back together?

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"Three years ago I made my first solo album and was surprised that there was so much interest. It was a buzz to get my music out there.

"I noticed that there were a lot of bands from the early 80s gigging and making albums, so I thought again then about Persian Risk!

"After talking to the boys from the old Persian Risk (who were all busy or not ready to put the time in) I decided to go it alone and make a Persian Risk album.

"I spent many hours listening to the old cassette tapes of the band and remembered the classic song called 'Once A King'. That's when I thought it needed something from the past and I decided to use two tracks that were never released, and two Risk classics that everyone liked.

"I knew then that I had to try to write songs to fit in with the old style!

"It was hard as we were all in our early 20s back then, so with this new album I have also tried to keep the songs a bit more up tempo and fresh.

"I am so pleased to have written seven new tracks that I think fit in perfectly with the old songs."


Carl Sentance - Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Don Airey - Keys
Chris Childs - Bass
Alex Meadows - Bass
Tim Brown - Drums
Danny Willson - Guitar
Howie G - Guitar

Produced by Carl Sentance, Mixed by Chris Childs

You can purchase 'Once A King' from



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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