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1st October 2017


Airbourne's collectors' box set, 'Diamonds Cuts', is now released and available in limited edition vinyl and CD formats.

This special release includes the Aussie rockers' first three studio albums, 'Runnin' Wild', 'No Guts. No Glory' and 'Black Dog Barking', along with the brand new 'Diamond Cuts - The B-Sides' collection, featuring two previously unavailable tracks, 'Money' and 'Heavy Weight Lover', plus a bonus unseen documentary DVD of the band, 'It's All For Rock N' Roll'.

It's all housed in a collectable slipcase box featuring original 'Diamond Cuts' artwork and available at Amazon right here.

You can watch the entire 'It's All For Rock N' Roll'documentary right here:

You can also check out 'Money' and 'Heavy Weight Lover' right here:

Joel O'Keefe said in an interview with Loudwire:

"'Money' was found covered in piles of dust and reel to reel tape. It was part of the recording sessions for 'No Guts No Glory' and for some reason it just didn't make the album, but hearing it again today we're pumped to get it out there.

"'Show Me The Money' is a double entendre and we'll let you figure out what it's about.

"It's part of the 'Diamond Cuts' release all on vinyl with a bunch more other B-Sides that are rare and only ever been released on special editions and never on vinyl. Along with the bonus documentary movie, 'Its All For Rock N' Roll', it's a grab snapshot of the first three albums of the band."


Airbourne will be touring across Europe later this year with support from fellow Aussies Desecrator from October 3rd to November 8th and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons from November 11th to November 22nd. The full dates are.

September 27th: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK September 29th: Club Zal, Saint Petersburg, Russia September 30th: Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia October 3rd: Republicca, Valencia, Spain October 4th: Gamma, Murcia, Spain October 6th: Paris 15, Malaga, Spain October 7th: Custom, Seville, Spain October 10th: Olympia, Paris, France October 12th: Depot, Leuven, Belgium October 13th: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands October 15th: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark October 16th: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway October 17th: Fryshuset Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden October 19th: The Circus, Helsinki, Finland October 20th: Logmo, Turku, Finland October 23rd: Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden October 24th: KB, Malmo, Sweden October 25th: Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany October 27th: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany October 28th: A2, Wroclaw, Poland October 29th: Barba Nerga Music Club, Budapest, Hungary October 31st: Werk 2, Leipzeg, Germany November 2nd: TonHalle, Munich, Germany November 3rd: Simm City Festsaal Zentrum Simmering, Vienna, Austria November 4th: Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria November 6th: Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany November 7th: Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland November 8th: Batschkapp, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany November 10th: Hard Rock Hell 11, Pwllheli, UK November 11th: O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK November 13th: O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, UK November 14th: Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK November 15th: The Roundhouse, London, UK November 18th: Norwich UEA, Norwich, UK November 19th: O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, UK November 20th: O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK November 22nd: Rock City: Nottingham, UK

Tickets are on sale now right here.



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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