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9 July 2014

Recent events have forced a change in line-up for the upcoming Onslaught "Thrash Invasion 2014" UK tour. Steve 'Zetro' Souza, vocalist for Hatriot and former vocalist for classic Bay-area Thrashers Exodus has just rejoined Exodus, who are planning an imminent European tour which has clashing dates with the Onslaught tour.

India's biggest Metal band, Demonic Resurrection, who won the "Global Metal" award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards in 2010 and made their UK debut at the Bloodstock Open Air festival in 2012, will be replacing Hatriot on the UK Mainland shows with the exception of London.

One Machine will open the London show. One Machine is the brainchild of Steve Smyth, whose CV includes more than 20 years of combined service for Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord and Vicious Rumors, all key names in the classic Bay-area Thrash Metal scene.

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Denmark's Artillery, one of Europe's earliest exponents of Thrash Metal, remain as main support on all shows, and these will be their first UK shows since their inception in 1982.


London Thrashers Nightlord will join the bill in Bristol and London. Nightlord, originally, made their mark on "The Underground Titans Tour '92", still hailed to this day as the first truly underground Metal tour, and since their reformation in 2010 have gone on to share the stage with Sepultura, Onslaught, Gama Bomb and Annihilator.

Demonic Resurrection

Originally billed to play with Artillery in 1991, the band will finally be completing some unfinished business with them some 23 years later, before celebrating their 25 year anniversary later this year.


Onslaught are currently promoting their sixth album, entitled 'VI', and will be announcing the dates for the USA and Canada leg of the Thrash Invasion tour with Artillery and Striker on Wednesday July 8th.

Thrash Invasion 2014 Tour:
Sunday 13th July - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin (matinee show, doors 2.00pm)
Monday 14th July - Limelight 2, Belfast
Wednesday 16th July - 02 Academy 2, Newcastle (with Demonic Resurrection as support)
Thursday 17th July - ABC 2, Glasgow (with Demonic Resurrection as support)
Friday 18th July - 02 Academy 2, Sheffield (with Demonic Resurrection as support) Saturday 19th July - Academy, Bristol (with Demonic Resurrection as support)
Sunday 20th July - Islington 02 Academy, London - DVD Recording (with Nightlord as support)
Monday 21st July - 02 Academy 2, Birmingham (with Demonic Resurrection as support)



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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