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  HELL ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ONE-OFF UK SHOW FOR 2013
13th November 2012



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UK Metal legends Hell are putting on one hell of a show, to celebrate the start of the recording of album two.

This special performance, coined as The Greatest Show On Earth, will be filled with "fire, brimstone and pyrotechnical madness", with support coming from the epic Winterfylleth and A Thousand Enemies. The show will also be filmed live and mixed in 5.1 for a special DVD release, later in 2013. Next year, on February 23rd, the UK will see Hell stage their full 'Church Of Hell' at Derby Assembly Rooms, Darwin Suite.

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"Over the last year and a half with Hell, we've always put on as much of a show as possible, but with limitations due to festival billings, Health and Safety and venue size", says guitarist Andy Sneap. "We felt it time to unleash the band's full potential to the UK as it's something we feel is missing more and more. The theatrics and the bombastic stage productions of old remain with the Monsters of Rock, but is something a lot of the newer breed of bands seem to overlook whilst onstage staring at the floor."

"The first Headline show I ever saw was Iron Maiden on 'The Beast On The Road' Tour at Derby Assembly Rooms. It used to be a regular Midlands show on every bands touring schedule when they passed through the UK and anyone frequenting the first couple of indoor Bloodstock festivals will know how great a venue for Metal this is. We can't wait to bring a full on, unashamedly over the top Metal show back to the Assembly Rooms on Feb 23rd 2013."

Tickets can be found at: http://metalgigs.co.uk/event/5131/Hell

Cited as a huge indirect influence, and as one of the true founding fathers of occult metal, Hell formed in 1982 from the carcasses of UK Metal bands Race Against Time and Paralex, whose 'White Lightning' EP was listed by Metallica as a favourite, and which was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich, Geoff Barton 'NWOBHM '79 Revisited' sampler album.

Despite over five years of constant touring, the band were cruelly overlooked by the 80s music press, who just didn't get it. Hell were too different, too extreme, too musically intelligent and far too thought-provoking for all but the most enlightened to understand them.

A teenage Andy Sneap was a permanent fixture on the front row of almost every show Hell played and went on to form Sabbat and become a renowned Metal producer. Upon meeting again, the remaining members of Hell - Kev Bower (guitar/keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) talked with Andy about re-recording the old material to release in conjunction with the old demos.

With Sneap replacing Halliday on guitar and David Bower on vocals, the band recorded ten Hell classics from the 80s that became their 2011 debut 'Human Remains'.




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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