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  AMON AMARTH TO HEADLINE DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH UK TOUR
25th June 2013

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Amon Amarth are confirmed as the headliners of Metal Hammer's fourth Defenders Of The Faith tour which will storm it's way across the UK this November.

Joining the tour as special guests will be reactivated death Metal innovators Carcass whose latest album 'Surgical Steel', their first in seventeen years, will be released in September via Nuclear Blast.

Support comes in the shape of hotly tipped Glaswegian deathcore outfit Bleed From Within and Hell; the cult mid-eighties Heavy Metal act whose follow up to 2011 album 'Human Remains' is due for release in October.

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Talking to Metal Hammer magazine earlier this month, Amon Amarth guitarist Olavi Mikkonen commented: "November has never felt this far away and we can't wait to storm your shores again with the Defenders Of The Faith tour. We're bringing an epic 'Deceiver Of The Gods' stage set and our good friends in Carcass will be with us to create mayhem across your lands. See you soon..."

METAL HAMMER PRESENTS
DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH IV

November 2013
Tues 12 Birmingham, Academy
Weds 13 Manchester, Academy
Thurs 14 Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 15 Bristol, Academy
Sun 17 London, The Forum

Yesterday (June 24th) saw the release of the ninth Amon Amarth studio album. Titled 'Deceiver Of the Gods', the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor.

A compelling synthesis of buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies and soul-severing rhythms punctuated by vocalist Johan Hegg's callous Viking roar and gripping accounts of Norse battles and treachery, 'Deceiver Of The Gods' is the follow-up to the band's critically lauded 2011 'Surtur Rising' full-length.

Selected tracks from 'Deceiver Of The Gods' are currently streaming at the band's official Metal Blade page 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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