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  WORMROT ARRESTED IN KUALA LUMPUR DURING NEW YEAR'S EVE HOTEL RAID
8th January 2012

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Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot were arrested in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the night of New Year's Eve, following a successful performance at the Rumah Api venue with Asilent.

The bands had returned to their hotel after the show to get some rest, when their room was raided by the local state's religious department, and the group was arrested and taken to the local police station.

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Wormrot have released the following statement:

"New Year's Eve show in Kuala Lumpur was AWESOME!!! Thought we could rest after the show before heading back to Singapore the next day... SO WRONG. We were detained in two police stations for two hours since 3am by the JAIS - Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Selangor Islamic Religious Department) after they raided the hotel we were staying at, because of the Islamic law stating that unmarried Muslim men and women are not allowed to be in one room.

"There were seven of us (four boys and three girls) in that room getting ready to chill downstairs at the lobby... They tried to fine us 3000RM ($950 USD) each as well if our organizer didn't call his lawyer, bail us out and the fact that we are foreigners.

"All I can say is, AWESOME show, great food, and being detained in the police station... Damn! What a way to start 2012!"

Despite the unfortunate incident, Wormrot hold no grudges against Islam and still love the Malaysian Metal scene and fans;

"Please do not think badly of the religion. Every religion is peaceful. In every religion, there's always some people who are extremists. Don't condemn the religion just because of these jokers. Multi-racial, multi-culture with the same interest - music."

See Wormrot on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 14 - Bekasi, Indonesia
Jan. 17 - Bali, Indonesia
Jan. 20 - Surabaya, Indonesia - Decimation Fest at GSG Unair
Jan. 21 - Malang, Indonesia - Fast Fest at Denpal Hall
Jan. 22 - Semarang, Indonesia
Jan. 23 - Klaten, Indonesia
Jan. 24 - Solo, Indonesia
Jan. 25 - Magelang, Indonesia
Jan. 27 - Bandung, Indonesia
Jan. 28 - Cipanas, Indonesia - Villa Damar Indah
Jan. 29 - Sukabumi, Indonesia - Hip Hop Cafe

Wormrot's new album, 'Dirge', is available now on limited edition CD with an exclusive bonus DVD, as well as on limited edition coloured vinyl LP.


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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