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1st October 2017


Canadian progressive sci-fi Metal innovators Voivod have released a strictly limited 7" EP, entitled 'Silver Machine'.

Released to complete the vinyl-release of the five songs already featured on their latest 'Post-Society' mini-album, this EP includes both the Hawkwind cover version that serves as the title track, as well as the song 'Post Society'.

Having already showcased three tracks on long-sold-out split 7" EPs with label-mates At The Gates, Napalm Death and Entombed A.D., the 'Silver Machine' EP is limited to a total of 1,000 copies.

The split-up is as follows:

Black vinyl – 500 copies: Via CM Distro
White vinyl – 200 copies: Via CM Webshop
Silver vinyl – 300 copies: Via the band on the road


The band are currently touring Europe with Germany's Earth Ship. Dates are as follows:

29th September: Giavera del Montello (Italy) – Benicio Live Gigs
30th September: Mezzago (Italy) – Bloom
2nd October: Pula (Croatia) – Club Uljanik
3rd October: Zagreb (Croatia) – Industrial Bar
4th October: Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert
5th October: Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
6th October: Brasov (Romania) – Club Rockstadt
7th October: Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus
8th October: Kosice (Slovakia) – Collosseum
9th October: Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Barrak Music Club
10th October: Wroclaw (Poland) – Stara Piwnica
11th October: Lodz (Poland) – Magnetofon
13th October: Göteborg (Sweden) – Truckstop Alaska
14th October: Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken + The Lurking Fear
15th October: Copenhagen (Denmark) – Stengade
17th October: Deventer (The Netherlands) – Burgerweeshuis
18th October: Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
19th October: Ludwigsburg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
20th October: Aarburg (Switzerland) – Musigburg
21st October: Landshut (Germany) – Alte Kaserne (No Earth Ship!)

Voivod are:
Snake - Vocals
Chewy - Guitar
Rocky - Bass
Away - 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.

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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