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11th September 2013

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The Union have checked in with news of a new live DVD and a set of UK dates for November.

Luke and Pete said: "Yes Hello one and all. We hope you've all had a reasonably restful summer and enjoyed the unusually beautiful British weather! We're all back from holiday and raring to go so let's get on with it...

"It's all go here in Unionland this week as we're getting ready to release our new live DVD next Monday September 16th!

Entitled 'Live At The Guildhall' it was recorded this summer in front of a bunch of our most committed and noisy supporters in a beautiful venue in Derby.

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"The gig features two sets, one acoustic and one full on and we think it gives you the total Union experience in one sitting.

"Check out the trailer below and you can order your signed copy and lots of other goodies from

"We're really looking forward to getting back out on the road in a few weeks. Tickets are now available so if you haven't got yours yet, you know what to do!

"Earlier this year we made a promo video for 'Tonight I'm Alive', a track taken from our new album 'The World Is Yours'. The video features English actress Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks, Prisoner's Wives) and has an interesting twist at the end! If you want to see the dreadful fate that befalls Luke and Pete check it out below.

"Don't forget to check out our pages to keep up to date with everything we're up to and we're looking forward to seeing loads of you on the road in November.
"More soon but until then take care, stay safe and be happy!"

4 Nov 2013 Sheffield Corporation
5 Nov 2013 O2 Academy Newcastle
6 Nov 2013 The Cathouse Glasgow
8 Nov 2013 Manchester Club Academy
9 Nov 2013 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
11 Nov 2013 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
12 Nov 2013 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
13 Nov 2013 O2 Academy Islington London



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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