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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

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Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th:

JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
DEF LEPPARD (UK)
POISON (US)
TRIUMPH (CAN)
WHITESNAKE (UK/US)
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US)
TOBIAS SAMMET'S AVANTASIA (D)
DISTURBED (US)
SAXON (UK)
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (UK)
TESLA (US)
TESTAMENT (US)
ACE FREHLEY (US)
RATT (US)
AT THE GATES (S)
DERRINGER (US)
JOE SATRIANI (US)
APOCALYPTICA (FIN)
HANOI ROCKS (FIN)
HAVANA BLACK (FIN)
THE BLUES BAND (UK)
SATYRICON (N)
SEBASTIAN BACH (US)
MINISTRY (US)
CARCASS (UK)

COHEED & CAMBRIA (US)
HENSLEY/LAWTON & LIVE FIRE (UK)
DARE (UK)
THE POODLES (S)
ULI JON ROTH (D)
SHAKIN' STREET (FR)
GOTTHARD (CH)
PRIMORDIAL (IRL)
AIRBOURNE (AUS)
MUSTASCH (S)
SABATON (S)
PICTURE (NL)
BLACK STONE CHERRY (US)
SWEET SAVAGE (IRL)
MUCC (JAP)
PAIN OF SALVATION (S)
BONAFIDE (S)
FASTWAY (UK)
PRIMAL FEAR (D)
LIZZY BORDEN (US)
STORMWARRIOR (D)
GLYDER (IRL)
FIVE FIFTEEN (FIN)
ELÄKELÄISET (FIN)
BIRTH CONTROL (D)

SONIC SYNDICATE (S)
ROYAL HUNT (DK)
KORPIKLAANI (FIN)
H.E.A.T. (S)
AXEWITCH (S)
GRAVEYARD (S)
ASTRAL DOORS (S)
AVATAR (S)
VOLBEAT (DK)
FAITH (S)
FATAL SMILE (S)
VIVIAN (CH)
ARCHER (US)
NEGATIVE (FIN)
SVÖLK (N)
SISTER SIN (S)
45 DEGREE WOMAN (FIN)
BOIL (DK)
HAPPY PILL (S)
DAMPUNGARNA (S)
AMMOTRACK (S)
APRIL DIVINE (S)
THE CITADELL (S)
GODA GRANNAR / GOOD NEIGHBOURS (S)

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