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29th June 2017

scout killers

Hotly-tipped Alt-rockers Scout Killers call from everyone from Alter Bridge, RHCP to Pearl Jam. The band are set to release their explosive new EP, 'Deception', on Friday 7th July and we have an exclusive insight into the background behind the release. Here's the band's own interpretation of the EP:

"All of the songs on the EP are connected and revolve around the central theme of deception, through the form of infidelity in a relationship. Throughout the tracks there are three main characters. Two of them form a couple (Person 1 and Person 2). One member of the couple (Person 2) becomes entangled with Person 3, and becomes emotionally involved with them. However, Person 3 is selfish and uncompromising, and ultimately seeks the destruction of Person 2.

"'Let It All Go' is the starting point and focuses on Person 2's sexual attraction towards Person 3. Person 3 plays hard to get to make the chase all the sweeter. This is the baiting of the trap so to speak, and Person 2 falls for it hook, line and sinker.

"'Freak Show' is after some time has passed, after Person 2 has become emotionally invested in Person 3. However, Person 2 is beginning to realise that Person 3 isn't a very good influence on their life, their emotions, or their mental wellbeing. I used lyrics like "you're a gun to the head, about to unload" to drive home the aspect that Person 3 is physically as well as emotionally dangerous. It also brings about connotations of depression and suicide because it's never really clear who is "holding the gun".

"'Telling Me Lies' is from the point of view of Person 1 and is the softer of the four songs for that reason. I was aiming for a feeling of innocence with the melodies, and to explore the emotional turmoil you experience when you realise that your partner is being unfaithful, or has been unfaithful. The lyric "tell me what I did wrong" drives home a feeling of desperation and weakness.

"'Let You Have It All' is from the perspective of Person 3, but mainly serves as a "moral justification" of events. It is the heaviest of the four songs because to show a projection of everyone's anger culminated into a finale. Person 3 is there to punish Person 2 for their wrongdoings, even though they had a part to play in their downfall, and they've succeeded.

"Ultimately, Person 1 is left longing for Person 2, Person 2 is left longing for Person 3, and now Person 1 and 2 have to try and pick up the pieces after Person 3 has got away scot-free."

scout killers

Scout Killers release 'Deception' on 7th July. Get it from

Originally hailing from all over the UK, but currently residing in Bath, Scout Killers have been burrowing away for the past five years shaping and honing their hugely captivating sound. They have toured relentlessly throughout the UK, playing alongside Fearless Vampire Killers, The Computers, F.O.E.S, and No Devotion. The Alternative rock crew have also wooed audiences at a host of festivals, as well as joining IDivide on their UK Tour.

Besides having a rampant appetite for touring, the band have released a debut self-titled album, a recent follow-up EP entitled 'Stand Your Ground', and the industrious quintet are now set to reveal their best work to date in the form of their brand new EP, 'Deception'.

With UK shows planned for the summer months and a host of European dates in the works, Scout Killers are primed to rise this year.

'Deception' Tracklisting:
1. Freak Show
2. Keep Telling Me Lies
3. Let It All Go
4. You Have It All

Scout Killers are:
Scott Cox – Vocals
Beau Stevens – Guitar
Julien Morrez – Guitar
Tom Graham-Hibbs – Bass
Chris Phillips – Drums




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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