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  letlive. SET TO DEBUT NEW ALBUM, 'THE BLACKEST BEAUTIFUL', ON JULY 8TH
5th June 2013

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It's been a while since music has had a rebellious voice. Not since Rage Against the Machine put their fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy has there been such an unmitigated combustion of sonic ferocity fuelled by relentless passion and intrepid ideology. At least not until letlive. came along...

LA's volatile four-piece rock band fanned the flames of discontent with their critically praised record, Fake History, for a new generation of fans three years ago, and today have announced their long-awaited return with one of the year's most anticipated albums, 'The Blackest Beautiful', due out on July 8th via Epitaph Records.

letlive. have premiered their first new song, 'Banshee (Ghost Fame)', in the form of a powerful video today. Additionally, fans who pre-order The Blackest Beautiful starting today at www.letlivestore.com will receive an instant download of 'Banshee (Ghost Fame)'.

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Watch letlive.'s new video for 'Banshee (Ghost Fame)' now right here...



"This song explores the tragic humor in entertainment as an industry as opposed to an art," explains letlive.'s inimitable vocalist Jason Aalon Butler. "Sonically this track was a pretty suitable representation of the record's sonic spectrum. We also employed some elements of groove that we have always been fans of."

Named #1 on Kerrang!'s list of The 50 Greatest Rockstars in The World Today, Jason Butler, along with cohorts Ryan Jay Johnson (bass), Jean Nascimento (guitar) and Jeff Sahyoun (guitar), organically meld hardcore, punk, Metal and even elements of jazz and R&B, on The Blackest Beautiful, creating a progressive, indelible sound that walks the line between aggressive and melodic and crosses a gamut of genres with an intensity that's rarely found in music today.

"The mindset was certainly a holistic one when regarding this record," Butler adds. "The vibe developed on its own as we wrote it. While we certainly indulged particular tastes, stylistically, as individuals, we made sure that the product culminated as something we could all enjoy. Essentially we all got to explore elements we had always wanted to and somehow found a way to marry them tastefully on one album."

Self-produced with the help of longtime co-conspirator Kit Walters and mixed by pop guru Stephen George (Mary J Blige, Michael Jackson), 'The Blackest Beautiful' features eleven politically, socially and personally conscious songs like 'The Priest And Used Cars', which refers the tragic costs of poisonous zeal, 'Virgin Dirt', about self-sabotaging relationships, and '27 Club', a personal tale of living life selflessly or selfishly.

Like those that paved the path before them, Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, Mars Volta, At the Drive In, etc., letlive. transcend passing trends and scenes with a focus that is entirely devoted to their art and furthering their creativity through music. 'The Blackest Beautiful' is their latest creation, which will undoubtedly be celebrated for years to come.

After two years on the road touring 20 countries, including performances at Download, Reading & Leeds, Soundwave, Pukkelpop, Orion Fest and tours with Deftones in both Europe and Australia, letlive. is ready to hit the road once again, this time in support of The Blackest Beautiful, bringing everything they've got on stage in UK and Mainland Europe this Autumn.

letlive. European 2013 Tour
18 Sep Holland Amsterdam Melkweg
19 Sep Belgium Antwerp Trix
20 Sep Germany Stuttgart Juha West
21 Sep Germany Schweinfurt Stadtbahnhof
22 Sep Germany Munich Backstage Club
23 Sep Austria Vienna Arena 3 Raum Bar
25 Sep Czech Rep Prague OO7
26 Sep Germany Wiesbaden Raucherkammer
27 Sep Germany Leipzig Conne Island
28 Sep Germany Berlin Crystal
30 Sep Germany Hamburg Headcrash
01 Oct France Paris La Maroquinerie
02 Oct Germany Cologne Underground
03 Oct UK Bristol The Fleece
04 Oct UK Southampton Talking Heads
05 Oct UK Birmingham Asylum
06 Oct UK Leeds Cockpit
07 Oct UK Newcastle Warehouse 34
09 Oct UK Manchester NQ Live
10 Oct UK Belfast The Limelight
11 Oct Ireland Dublin Fibber Magees
12 Oct UK Glasgow King Tuts
14 Oct UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
15 Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
17 Oct UK London Underworld





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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