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Wacken 2021 Annoucement poster

With the situation of current COVID-19 restrictions in the UK tightening up and with several European countries still struggling, the news that today Wacken will release more names for the July 2021 festival provides at least some respite. The ‘W:O:A 2021 Band Announcement’ will take place today (10 September) at …
Photo of Long Distance Calling

Long Distance Calling have released the video of their Wacken World Wide performance of ‘Sharing Thoughts’, which you can watch below. The band told MetalTalk: “We had a great time shooting our special show for Wacken World Wide. “Of course it was a bit weird to stare into cameras instead …
Thomas Jensen talks with MetalTalk about Wacken World Wide

Last weekends Wacken World Wide was a global success with over 11 million people watching the event. Metal icons such as Sabaton, Heaven Shall Burn, Kreator, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Hämatom and Beyond The Black performed spectacular live shows on an innovative XR stage specifically built for Wacken. The events …
Photo of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson was back at his day job as Head Of Cardiff Aviation around nine hours after departing Wacken’s Main Stage on Thursday night after a triumphant final night of Iron Maiden’s 72-date Book Of Souls World Tour and he walked right into a blazing row with the Government, along …
Photo of Iron Maiden at Wacken 2016

The Book Of Souls World Tour came to an end last night as a global viewing audience of twenty-seven million Iron Maiden fans joined the 85,000 in attendance at Wacken to witness an absolutely stunning performance. After seventy-one gigs across six continents and thirty-five countries, Maiden put on their best …
Motörhead's Bomber made its final flight late on Thursday. Wacken 2016

Motörhead’s Bomber made its final flight late on Thursday night/early on Friday morning, depending on which time zone you were in. Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee appeared onstage together to pay tribute to their fallen comrade and leader on Wacken’s Main Stage as a glorious tribute to Lemmy took place …

A new windstorm threat, Storm Dennis, looms for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany. As a result of this forecast, Wacken Winter Nights released the following statement yesterday evening: “The stormy weather in Germany persists and now effects the Wacken Winter …

Thirty years Faster Harder Louder! It’s hard to believe that this festival started off in the small field behind the main stages where I’m currently sat writing this. It is now a truly massive festival, with such a status that it can sell out before even announcing any bands. The …

A huge overnight downpour turned the Wacken site into a Download-esque mudbath but it wasn’t like that for long as the sun rose and ensured the going was firm for Saturday’s activities. And while Einherjer played Norwegian Viking hymns to a big crowd at Bullhead City, Therion absolutely stole the …

The Scorpions are on their farewell tour but when this tour actually finishes is open to question as The Scorpions are clearly enjoying themselves and fans from all over the world are demanding more. However ze Scorps have yet to announce dates in the UK and that is one chance …