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  KISS LAUNCH A MONSTER NEW DIMENSION WITH 3D AUGMENTED REALITY
16th October 2012



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Kiss, Universal Music and Aurasma proudly launch an epic bonus to the band's brand-new album Monster using 3D Augmented Reality technology.

Celebrating the release of KISS' landmark 20th studio album, fans are invited to download the free uView app now to bring the Monster artwork to life with a one-of-a-kind performance in awe-inspiring 3D animation.

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In a truly unique and immersive digital experience, this exclusive album extra unlocks a new dimension to KISS as fully-3D digital Bobble Heads rocking out to radio hit 'Hell Or Hallelujah', defying the laws of physics by performing in your hands, on your wall, or anywhere you need a Monster-good time, simply by using the Monster album artwork and the free uView app.

Four decades ago Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley joined up with drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley to form Kiss. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in worldwide sales, Simmons and Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever. With Monster, and the trailblazing use of advanced augmented reality mobile technology, KISS continues their career-long trend of being at the forefront of showmanship and innovation.

Monster, the 12-song, full-throttle rock n' roll album features collaborations from all four members in an effort that shows Kiss at the top of its game. The album finds a band with its legacy firmly in sight, a chip on their shoulder and a desire to prove there's more to the Kiss spectacle than meets the eye.

The uView app and augmented content have been developed in partnership with Aurasma, the leaders in image recognition and augmented reality technology.

Matt Mills, Head of Sales at Aurasma, said: "We are thrilled to be working with our partner Universal Music and absolute legends of rock, Kiss. Through the Aurasma-enabled uView app, the new 'Monster' album has been augmented with a 3D animation of the band, complete with Gene Simmons' 3D tongue. Kiss fans will love unlocking this new dimension to the band – still pushing boundaries after twenty studio albums and an incredible four decades in the music business."

The uView Application is available to download now for iOS and Android devices by clicking here.




WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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