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16th October 2013


A real treat for you this morning - you can have first listen to the brand new Motörhead album, 'Aftershock', right here on

Just scroll down to the player at the bottom of this page and hit play. Then sit back and enjoy because this is one storming album and possibly Motörhead's finest piece of work.

'Aftershock', is released on October 22nd and the band then embark on a European trek beginning November 7th in Zurich and wrapping up December 10th in Helsinki. Saxon are supporting on the UK dates.

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In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Lemmy downplayed his recent health scares which caused European concert cancellations, Motörhead's Wacken set being cut short and the fitting of a defibrilator in the legendary frontman's chest to regulate and correct heart problems.

"It was nothing; I'm over it," Lemmy says.

Drummer Mikkey Dee told Classic Rock: "I think after all he's been through, I'd say this: "Lem, when are you going to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? It's time you started to take care of yourself."

And if it comes to the point he can no longer hit the road, Lemmy vows: "We plan to go on. Maybe we'll just make albums – we'll be like The Beatles after 1966."

But Lemmy leaves no doubt he'll be back on stage soon: "I can still stand at that mic every night and play my songs," he declares. "I'm getting better. By the time the tour comes around I'll be ready."

European Tour Dates
11/07/2013 Switzerland, Zurich Club Hallenstadion
11/09/2013 France, Paris Zenith
11/11/2013 Belgium, Deinze Brielpoort
11/13/2013 England, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
11/14/2013 England, Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
11/16/2013 England, London Brixton Academy
11/17/2013 England, London Brixton Academy
11/19/2013 England, Wolverhampton Civic Hall
11/20/2013 England, Manchester Apollo
11/22/2013 Scotland, Glasgow O2 Academy
11/26/2013 Germany, Berlin Velodrom
11/27/2013 Germany, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
11/29/2013 Germany, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
11/30/2013 Germany, Munich Zenith
12/02/2013 Germany, Dusseldorf MEH
12/03/2013 Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
12/06/2013 Denmark, Horsens Forum Horsens
12/08/2013 Norway, Oslo Sentrum Scene
12/10/2013 Finland, Helsinki Hartwell Arena

Click play to hear 'Aftershock'...



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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