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Headhunter Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

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Recently reactivated German metallers HEADHUNTER - led by DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier - is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

Schmier originally founded Headhunter after his short split from Destruction at the end of the eighties. With Headhunter, Schmier released the three records: Parody Of Life (1990), A Bizarre Gardening Accident (1992) and Rebirth (1994), together with Jörg Michael (ex-SAXON/STRATOVARIUS) on drums and Schmuddel on guitar. The albums were re-released through AFM Records with a remastered sound and a new booklet with old pictures, liner notes and all lyrics on September, 7th. The new Headhunter album will be released in spring 2008 through AFM Records.

The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, HEADHUNTER, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.

Source: BW&BK

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