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  MEGADETH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
21st February 2013

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Metal heavyweights Megadeth have announced that they will be touring the U.K. in June of this year. They will play headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Megadeth tickets are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

For a Heavy Metal band that's been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992s two-million-selling 'Countdown To Extinction', Megadeth's founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come, especially after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

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Currently working in their studio in San Diego on their 14th studio album titled 'Super Collider', Mustaine, along with bassist Dave Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, are looking forward to its release in June 2013.

Megadeth's 'Super Collider' is the first release through Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, through UMe.

"It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal," said Mustaine during a break in the sessions. "It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from a Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, 'Super Collider'. If Megadeth being here isn't satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world."

With a newfound energy with the band, Mustaine is raring to go, preparing for his latest tour, marking the 20th anniversary of their best-selling Countdown to Extinction album. Mustaine added, "Shawn, Chris and David have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now!"

"Megadeth is not just one of the most successful Metal bands, but one of the most influential rock bands of the past 30 years," said UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff in making the announcement. "They continue to be a huge draw on the road with their longtime fans as well as continually adding new fans. I look forward to working together with them."

Mustaine formed Megadeth in Los Angeles in 1983, and with a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-80s and 90s, boasting such arena anthems as 'Symphony Of Destruction', 'Peace Sells, But Who's Buying', 'Holy Wars', and 'Sweating Bullets', along with the top singles in 1997/98 off Cryptic Writings, 'Trust', (No. 1 track) 'Almost Honest', 'Use The Man' and 'A Secret Place'.

With the recent acquisition of EMI, UMe now brings together Megadeth's classic, 14-year, seven-album Capitol catalog, which includes one multi-platinum release (92s 'Countdown To Extinction'), four platinum records (86s 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?'; 88s 'So Far, So Good... So What?; 90s 'Rust In Peace'; 94s 'Youthanasia'), and one gold (97s 'Cryptic Writings'). In all, the band has scored five U.S. Top 10 albums (including 2007s 'United Abominations' and 2009s 'Endgame') and two Top 5 releases, with 2011s 'TH1RT3EN' debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

MEGADETH – U.K. TOUR – JUNE 2013
MONDAY​ 3 O2 ACADEMY ​NEWCASTLE
TUESDAY​ 4 O2 ACADEMY ​GLASGOW
WEDNESDAY​ 5​ MANCHESTER ACADEMY
THURSDAY​ 6​ O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

Megadeth tickets go on sale 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15, priced at £27.50 regionally and £28.50 for London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

MEGADETH – INTERNATIONAL DATES – JUNE 2013
SATURDAY 8 SONISPHERE ITALY FIERA MILANO LIVE RHO
SUNDAY 9 SONISPHERE FRANCE AMNEVILLE SNOWHALL PARC




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.

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