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21 March 2014

To mark the release of their debut album 'Renegades' on 16 May, British Metal band Monument embark on a 6-day tour of the UK including Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and ending at The Barfly, London.

2013 saw Monument play at Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Les Fest, R-Mine Metalfest in Belgium and also support White Wizzard around the UK. Now, they prepare for their own headline tour of the UK.

Chris Dale, bass player for Tank /Bruce Dickinson, will join the tour as Matt Scott's replacement, as previously revealed in MetalTalk here.

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Monument have released their second and last single off their highly anticipated debut album 'Renegades'.

The track, titled 'Crusaders', perfectly showcases what Monument does best, fusing the melodic, twin-guitar driven songwriting of the NWOBHM with contemporary production values and musicianship.

Frontman Peter Ellis comments:
"I am particularly proud of this song and I think it shows a different, more Thin Lizzy-inspired, side to us which our fans will really enjoy."

'Crusaders' is a Youtube exclusive and is only available on the band's official Youtube channel:

Renegades is scheduled for release worldwide this May on MGR Music. The album was produced and mixed by Peter Ellis and Akis K. at Angry Bee studios in London. Additional mixing and mastering was done by Scott Atkins (Cradle Of Filth, Sylosis, Amon Amarth).

It features artwork by Stan W. Decker (Blackmore's Night, Stryper) as well as a guest guitar solo in the track "Rock The Night" by Judas Priest guitarist RICHIE Faulkner.

Tour Dates:
9 May - Rebellion Bar, Manchester
10 May - The Corporation, Sheffield
11 May - The Flapper, Birmingham
13 May - Stereo, Glasgow
14 May - Bannermans, Edinburgh
16 May - Barfly, London

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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.


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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