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26th April 2012


Belgian hardcore masters Campus announce the release of 'Empathy' EP on Small Town Records, stream title track and will play this year's Hevy festival.

In their own words, Campus are "a furious blend of high energy post-hardcore, with the single goal of reaching as many souls as possible", and the Belgians' new 'Empathy' EP, out on 28th May via Small Town Records, is exactly that.

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Having conquered their homeland, Campus have set their sights on the wider world, and are as hungry as hell to be heard. First stop the UK, where following a mind blowing performance at last weekend's Hit The Deck Festival, they have not only gained hordes of new fans, but also landed themselves a slot at this year's Hevy Festival.

The EP's title track is available to stream from today! Check it out here:

Check out the footage from their killer set at Hit The Deck in their latest tour diary:

Line up:
Martijn Leenaerts – Vocals
Tijs Mondelaers – Guitar
Fabrice Parent – Guitar
Tuur Geeraerts – Bass
Josse Wijckmans – Drums

Track Listing:
1 Empathy
2 Lone Wolf
3 Down Time
4 Young Bastard

Supporting their debut release, 'We Are The Silence', Campus burst onto the scene on a huge scale, opening up the Belgian leg of the 2007 'Taste Of Chaos' tour with The Used, Rise Against, Aiden and Gallows. Four years on, they have racked up a huge tour mileage with Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats, Parkway Drive, Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, A Day To Remember, Architects, three performances at Groezrock and a slot Pukkelpop 2009.

Combined with the release of their highly acclaimed full length 'Oh, Comely!', Campus have proved themselves as a force to be reckoned with at home, now it's time for the rest of the world to take notice.

In a nutshell, Campus play powerful metallic hardcore laced with a careful balance of melody, and are a must listen for fans of Architects, Underoath, Norma Jean, While She Sleeps.

Catch the band on tour:

16 May, Netherlands, Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
17 May, Belgium, Hasselt, Burnout Festival
19 May, Netherlands, Arnhem, The Stage
26 May, Belgium, Aarschot, Klinker Club
14 May, Belgium, Herk-de-Stad, Rock Herk
3-6 Aug, UK, Port Lympne, Hevy Festival
01 Sept, Belgium, Olen, Skatefest
20 Oct, Belgium, Lochristi, Metalnight



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.

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