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23rd November 2011


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After years of relentless touring and scratching around in the dirt for pennies, broken vans, bonkers drummers, surprise children, countless fuck ups and bad luck - Disarm are going on an indefinate hiatus.

The band have released the following statement: "It's been an increasingly difficult and frustrating past couple of years for us with what's felt like a never ending series of problems and disasters, not only with the band, but also in our lives outside the band. As a result we've mutually decided that we will be putting Disarm on an indefinite hiatus. We're all still the best of buds and we're not calling things a day for ever, it's just we need a while to to recuperate the band and recharge our creative and emotional batteries.

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"We've had some good times. We've had some bad times. We've had some really bad times, and we've had some downright fucking weird times, but, for better or worse, they've always been interesting times.

"We'd like to give a massive heartfelt thanks to our families, friends old and new, the bands we've played with who we are now proud to call friends, the people who have stuck by and supported us along the way, and those who have always understood what we've done.

"We'll be having one last show with our bestest of the best buddies New Generation Superstars and Kitty Hudson on Saturday 25th February at the Civic in Mexborough (where else?).

"Big love and see you around.

"Brad, Jamie, Noddy, Ant

Anybody who has had the fortune of catching them live will have experienced their frenetic, feral, death punk n' roll in it's full, wired capacity. They will be missed as a very familiar act on the underground scene as well as support acts for established touring bands from the UK and further afield.

The band released their debut album 'By Any Means Necessary' in 2008 receiving glowing comments from Metal Hammer (7/10), Big Cheese (4/5), Rock Sound and Kerrang! who also dubbed their sound "A charming, scuzzy, riotous noise". Earlier this year, they released an EP titled 'In The Absence Of All Good We Become Animals' recorded at the Redfern Studios in Sheffield. It featured five raw tracks of furious death punk including a video for 'With A Gun Barrel Between Your Teeth, You Speak Only In Vowels' which you can view here:

Disarm are a band who have always lived on the edge - not through contrived, poseur fakery - but by doing the hard graft on their own doing relentless touring up and down the country and releasing their own material.

They have received press comments such as the following: "these guys have united a feisty punk attitude with some glorious death Metal vocals in a Disarmingly charming (ouch) package" - Pippa Lang,

"They sound like the contents of Pandora's Box rising up out of the stereo speakers as the innards disintegrate from the sheer chaos within ... for those looking for something seriously loud, angry and pissed off at the moment, this should serve you quite nicely." - Andy James, Pure Rawk



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.


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.


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.


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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