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PRIMORDIAL, GOREROTTED, POWERWOLF and AUTUMN are the latest bands confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The festival will be headlined next year by IRON MAIDEN. The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, GOREROTTED, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, OBITUARY, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES.
San Diego's AS I LAY DYING has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
VAN HALEN and JUDAS PRIEST are among the bands who are rumored to be playing next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2008 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. It should be noted, however, that neither of these acts has been officially confirmed for the event and their possible participation in the festival should be treated as nothing more than speculation.
The organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival will announce the first 20-25 bands confirmed for next year's event during the kick-off party on November 24 at Tyrol in Stockholm. The party will be broadcast live on the Stockholm radio station 106.7 Rockklassiker beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time and will be available for streaming worldwide via www.rockklassiker.se.
This year's Sweden Rock Festival kick-off celebration will feature performances by GOTTHARD, SABATON and HAZY/DIZZY. In addition, a one-off all-star band has also been put together featuring:
Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS, ELECTRIC SUN) - Guitar
Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE) - Vocals
Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AT VANCE, THERION) - Vocals
Liz Vandall (SAHARA, Uli JON ROTH) - Vocals
Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE, BALTIMOORE) - Guitar
Ule Ritgen (ZENO, ELECTRIC SUN, FAIR WARNING) - Bass
Thomas Broman (ELECTRIC BOYS, JOHN NORUM, 21 GUNS) - Drums
The group will perform vintage SCORPIONS and ELECTRIC SUN material, along with other "nice surprises."
Sweden's THERION has set Gothic Kabbalah as the title of the new album, due in early 2007. The band will team up with GRAVE DIGGER and SABATON for European tour beginning on January 17 in Essen, Germany. A complete list of tour dates can be found here.
THERION will play with a full symphonic orchestra, choir, plus international opera stars on December 9, 2006 at the Palace Hall in Bucharest, Romania.
Swedish metallers SABATON have issued the following update via their website (www.sabaton.net):
“On January 2nd, Sabaton will start the recordings for the sequel to Primo Victoria.
No title is yet official but 11 songs are written for the album, which will be released during spring, 2006 (Black Lodge Records).
The album artwork will be made by Mattias Norén, who made Primo Victoria.”
Sweden's SABATON will enter the studio on January 2, 2006 to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due next spring via Black Lodge Records. 11 songs will be recorded for the follow-up to this year's "Primo Victoria". The CD's artwork will once again be handled by Mattias Norén of Progart Media.
SABATON's sophomore full-length effort, "Primo Victoria", was recorded at Studio Abyss in February 2004 and mastered at Polar studios.
Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed for Gates of Metal. The Norwegian band will play the big stage at this years festival. Sweden's Evergrey is also confirmed. Gates of Metal is held in Hultsfred, Sweden between the fifth and sixth of August.
5000 tickets has been released, and foreign visitors can make their ticket reservation at the official festival website. The website is available in English.
For more information visit http://www.gatesofmetal.se.
Children of Bodom
God Among Insects
Black Lodge has signed a long-term deal with Swedish band Sabaton, whose first album through Black Lodge, entitled Primo Victoria, will be released on Feb 28th, 2005 (in Scandinavia on March 9th). Based on the concept of war, this nine song album was recorded in Studio Abyss in February 2004, mastered at Polar studios and is endorsed by great artwork by Mattias Norén for Progart Media.