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Queensryche Confirmed For Bang Your Head Festival

QUEENSRĊ¸CHE have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for next year's instalment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 27-28, 2008 in Balingen, Germany. The band will deliver a very special three-hour performance with the full "Operation: Mindcrime" sets along with a huge stage production including stage actors, dialogue intermissions, video screens and other audio-visual effects.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AGE OF EVIL
AGENT STEEL
BREAKER
CONTRACRASH
ENSIFERUM
FORBIDDEN
GRAVE DIGGER
GREAT WHITE
KORPIKLAANI
LIZZY BORDEN
OBITUARY
ONSLAUGHT
QUEENSRĊ¸CHE
RAGE
SAXON
SECRECY
TANKARD
TRAMP'S WHITE LION
TYR

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New White Lion Album In The Works

Former WHITE LION and current TRAMP'S WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp has issued the following statement:

"After much thought and consideration, I have decided to give TRAMP'S WHITE LION a second shot and make it a good one. I never felt good about giving up after our last agent messed up our plans for 2006 and we were left with nothing. So together with your many requests and the band wanting to do it, we're already off and running and this time will be taking it one step further! Yes I/we have decided to record an album of all-new TRAMP'S WHITE LION songs. Without promising too much, this is something we hope will be released sometime in April/May next year.

"It's funny how it all started. As you well know I have been working on a new solo album for a long time, but started finding myself a bit lost as I was progressing. One of the problems was that the album was getting too heavy and it was something I never set out to do. Ever since I recorded 'Capricorn' in 1996 I have wanted to go far away from the WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE sounds. But as the live shows started featuring songs from both bands, my solo songs started getting back into the WHITE LION/FREAK OF NATURE sound again. How many times have I said that MIKE TRAMP is MIKE TRAMP, not WHITE LION or FREAK OF NATURE? Still I never stuck to it, feeling that people still want to hear the old songs. Well, now that has solved itself. TRAMP'S WHITE LION or WHITE LION II, as I aim to call it, will play the songs of WHITE LION and what will come from the new album. The album will be the heavier side of me without compromise, leaving me to now soar free and higher in the direction I have always wanted to be as a solo artist.

"You might not believe it, but this is a heavy burden lifted off my shoulders as I hate to be confused when it comes to where I am going with my music. I am very excited to record the next WHITE LION album and from the songs already in the box, I know it will not disappoint the fans.

"The band will do a small tour of Europe in November-December so check out the tour dates as they get confirmed. We are not able to cover everywhere this time due to many reasons, but the goal is to be back sooner than later and reach as many of you as possible."

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