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30th May 2017

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With the release of their sixth full-length studio album, 'Shadows Inside', less than a month away, we have a new video from Metalcore heavy hitters Miss May I premiering today here on MetalTalk.

'Shadows Inside' will be released on June 2nd via SharpTone. The band were asked to recommend a book, movie, album and place to visit to their fans and this is what they came up with.

The new album is the follow-up to Miss May I's critically acclaimed efforts 'Deathless' and 'Rise Of The Lion', which debuted at #5 & #6 on the Billboard Rock Charts, respectively.

The band recently unleashed the video for the album's title track which you can see here.

Speaking about the title track for 'Shadows Inside', Miss May I lead vocalist Levi Benton told us:

"Not only does this song open up our new record, it also sets the tone for the record. This album is all about changes throughout life, good and bad. It's about the past that lives within everyone; their 'Shadows Inside'.

"The lyrics talk about how great new things can give light to your past and put you in a better place.

"We have quite a few videos and we're always trying to change things up. With this video for 'Shadows Inside' we not only wanted to recreate the cover of the record in real life, but we also wanted the performance to be abstract.

"We had black lights and used old lens effects from the 90's to achieve a very classic look and something totally different for us."

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In addition to the new album, Miss May I have begun a six week North American headlining run with dates in both the US and Canada supporting the release. The Canadian run will feature support from Obey The Brave and Auras, with Upon A Burning Body, Kublai Khan & Currents joining them in the US.

You can pre-order 'Shadows Inside' music, merch and more right here and on iTunes right here.

'Shadows Inside' North American remaining tour dates:

Wednesday May 31st: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Thursday June 1st: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
Friday June 2nd: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Saturday June 3rd: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sunday June 4th: Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Wednesday June 7th: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Thursday June 8th: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Friday June 9th: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Saturday June 10th: Green Bay, WI @ The Sandlot
Sunday June 11th: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Tuesday June 13th: Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
Wednesday June 14th: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Thursday June 15th: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Friday June 16th: Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
Saturday June 17th: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Sunday June 18th: Freehold, NJ @ GameChanger World
Tuesday June 20th: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
Wednesday June 21st: Allentown, PA @ GameChanger World - Allentown
Thursday June 22nd: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Friday June 23rd: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Saturday June 24th: Webster, NY @ Harmony House
Sunday June 25th: Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Tuesday June 27th: Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
Wednesday June 28th: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Thursday June 29th: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Friday June 30th: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

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Miss May I are:
Levi Benton - Vocals
BJ Stead - Guitar
Justin Aufdemkampe - Guitar
Ryan Neff - Bass
Jerod Boys – Drums

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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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