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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

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The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"

The currently confirmed bands are as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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1. silvermountains writes:

well sh!t... that's awesome

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pinto_beans writes:

You hear that U.S. concert organizers? Jot down some goddamn notes!

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

f***! I was planning on going there next year. sh**, guess I was too slow on the draw.

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

Wait, wait, Henry Rollins?

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetalMelissa13 writes:

They already sold out Wacken? Exactly like Pinto said - take some notes over here. Are there any US concert organizers? That thing is probably a money machine so I'm really surprised no one has jumped on the idea over here. Besides being a money machine though, it's gotta be a great time for Metalheads!

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. theghostofavalon writes:

Yeah US concert organizers need to take a hint. Otherwise we just get too many different bad "meta festivals" such as Uproar fest, or Mayhem which has been getting progressively worse each year.

# Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

A great sign for metal, cheers to the fans and wacken
dont expect something like this to ever happen in the US
with the economy, politics and ridiculous amount of taxes the chances of that ever happening here are extinct

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jackrum writes:

first time i have heard of it selling out before december

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 6:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. LIVER ROTT writes:

where is lour reid and metallica? this cant be all that awesome without them in the line up... wait they did say some high class acts to be announced...

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Proving once again that Wacken is the sh!t!!! \m/\m/

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jackrum writes:

W.O.A best festival on the planet bar none.. craps all over everything else...

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metal monster writes:

i only bought my tickets yesterday talk about cutting it fine!

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. devin writes:

that lineup isnt even that good right now

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Netromancer writes:

For me that would be a great line-up. Hell, Opeth, Machine Head and Amon Amarth alone would make it more than worth the ticket price. Add Six Feet Under, Ministry, Forbidden, Paradise Lost, all pretty good acts in their own right. I also love Henry Rollins spoken word acts. Looks to be a great show.

# Nov 30, 2011 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. GrindyGoodness writes:

North American does have heavy metal festivals that are amazing, although they don't rival Wacken in size or attendees. Maryland Death Fest is a great example, though they are more geared to the "hipster" audience. In 2012 alone Godflesh, Electric Wizard, Unsane, Nasum, Today is the Day, and Saint VItus are playing. Another amazing and completely underrated festival is Noctis in Calgary, Alberta. In the past few years, Brutal Truth, Midnight, the Devil's Blood, Cynic, Suffocation, and many more have played. Next year Manilla Road has committed, and the organizers are going for Bolt Thrower! Tickets are super cheap and the city has a huge metal contingent.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. hellrat writes:

Hey Pinto, what happened to the Moist One? i miss her, she made me feel rather bubbly :)

hey Metal Mellissa, nice shirt! hell yea \m/

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. pinto_beans writes:

hellrat: HAHA! She'll make a return soon-ish man. Don't you worry ha.

# Dec 15, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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