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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyAURA NOIR TO PLAY WACKEN OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2012!

2012 will be the first time for Norwegian band Aura Noir to play Wacken Open Air. The Black/Thrash metal band already released 4 albums, since they were founded in 1993. In 2005, band member Carl-Michael was hurt so bad, that he was paralyzed from the ankles down. Anyway he released the album Hades Rise in 2008 with the band and by now he also is going to perform on stage again.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyXMAS ADDITIONS TO THE WACKEN LINE UP – TESTAMENT, LENINGRAD COWBOYS, SAXON, SANCTUARY & SCHANDMAUL

Five more bands added over the Xmas period to next year’s sold out Wacken Open Air festival, check them out….

Testament – Chuck Billy and Testament return to Wacken to unleash the Bay Area Thrash machine once again on the Holy Ground!
Leningrad Cowboys – Born from the Comedy Movie “Leningrad Cowboys Go America” in the end of the 80´s they became superstars in their homeland Finland. And also in the rest of the world they managed to build up a huge fan community. Not only for fans of titanic Elvis-curls a must see!  
Saxon
– British Steele at it´s Best from Biff Byford & Saxon. After their last Wacken appearance in 2009 it´s time again to rock the holy ground! For all fans of hardrock & power metal a must see!
Sanctuary
– One of the reunions of the year! After the band from Seattle split in 1991 Warrel Dane (Nevermore) and the rest of the band reunited after more than 20 years to record new songs and rock the stages all over the world! 
Schandmaul
– A must see for all medieval freaks returns to Wacken! Within the last 10 years the band managed it to become one of the most famous bands of this genre!

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyBEHIND DOOR NUMBER 22 – CRIMES OF PASSION!

Next year for the first time in Wacken – CRIMES OF PASSION, with their mix of melodic metal and hardrock they conquered a lot of hearts during the last years. Their newest output “To Die For” which was released in 2011 earned best critics and we are looking forward to see these guys live at Wacken

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyDOUBLE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WACKEN’S DOOR NUMBER 21!

Day 21 of Wacken Open Air’s advent calendar and here is the next double announcement – Kamelot & Sylosis

KAMELOT – will play at Wacken 2012! In their 20 years long history the US melodic power metal band recorded 11 Albums (including Live records), 1 DVD and several music videos. Today they are one of the most famous bands in the scene. We a re looking forward to see this guys back at Wacken again in 2012!

SYLOSIS – After the critical content of Sylosis debut “Conclusion of an Age“, their 2nd record will be more personal. Thrash Metal mixed up with Melodic Death Metal will blast your ears in the next year! Everyone who wants to see and hear the British and their music live get his chance at Wacken Open Air 2012.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyMANTICORA & DELAIN JOIN WACKEN OPEN AIR BEHIND DOOR NO20

Joining the sold out Wacken Open Air festival 2012 today on the 20th December are Manticora & Delain

Manticora – The five guys of Manticora support our Line-up with Progressive Power-Metal from Denmark. Founded in 1997 the band has already released 7 albums.

Delain – Symponic Metal at it´s best comes from Delain. After their debut “Lucidity” hit the market like a bomb the band from the Netherlands became an established force in the scene.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyDARKEST HOUR EMERGE FROM BEHIND DOOR NO 19!

It will be the first time at Wacken Open Air for Darkest Hour. This year they were touring as support-act for Machine Head and presented their new album “The Human Romance”.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyTWO MORE BANDS FOR WACEKN OPEN AIR 2012!

Unearth – Also the guys from Massachussetts will be part of next years line up to present us their mix of melodic death and thrash metal. Besides classic songs they will for sure blow us away us with the songs from their newest output “Darkness in The Light”.

More than 15 years Wolfgang „Wölli“ Rohde had played as drummer for „Die Toten Hosen“. This year he releases as “Wölli & Die Band des Jahres” his first solo album titled “Das ist noch nicht alles”. And all this at the age of 61. Although the fact that there´s no show by “Die Toten Hosen”the performances of Wölli & Die Band des Jahres will be a must-see for every true fan.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyBEHIND DOOR NO 17 WE HAVE FROM SWEDEN GRAVEYARD!

The Swedish Hard Rockers of Graveyard wait behind today’s advent calendar window. After the great success of their latest album “Hisingen Blues” Graveyard decided to re-release their debut album titled “Graveyard”.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyWE OPEN THE 16TH DOOR AND REVEAL AMARANTHE & EISENHERZ!

AMARANTHE this swedish/danish band will play next year for the first time at Wacken. They combine elements from melodic death metal & power metal which culminate in an atmospheric mix of dark melodies with deep growls and silent melodic parts accompanied by the voice of female singer Elize.

EISENHERZ presents their own version of German medieval rock music. Songs like “Flieg mit mir” and “Die Seele brennt”combine soft sounds and the deep voice of singer Karl Zürl.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanySACRED REICH AND INSOMNIUM TO DESTROY DOOR NO15!

Today Wacken organisers are announcing 2 bands SACRED REICH AND INSOMNIUM!

SACRED REICH – The US – Thrashers of „Sacred Reich” are well known to everyone who feels familiar to the thrash metal genre because till today they are still one of the most influential bands of this genre. In 2012 they will finally return to Wacken to let the metal heads rotate to the limit!

INSOMNIUM – Something nice for all Melodic Death-Metal fans out there behind today’s window: Insomnium. With their 5th album “One for Sorrow”, the finish quartet presented another great record which combines Scandinavian Death Metal and elements of Finish Traditional.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyDECEMBER 14TH BRINGS OOMPH! TO THE WACKEN OPEN AIR BILL!

Years after the both great shows in 1996 and 2005 Oomph! seek Wacken out again for the next awesome show in 2012. We´ve heard rumors that there will be a new record in 2012. So we are waiting to see if it will come true.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyLURKING BEHIND DOOR NUMBER 13 – GEHENNA

Many fans can´t get enough of it – Norwegian death/black metal. Corpse paint, morbid melodies and hard sound – things you will get all from Gehenna. Besides bands like Emperor or Darkthrone these guys are also known as co-founders of the genre.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyMONDAY OPENS DOOR NUMBER 12 AND REVEALS ESCHENBACH!

The band mates of Eschenbach have met Stephan Weidner on an after-show party in Berlin once ago.  They left him a demo record and just a few times later the ex- Böhse Onkel bass player produced their first record and worked on songs with them.

A great run for a young band whose members are Nils Berger (reigning world champion for drum playing and ex- Eat the Dog drummer) and Philip Eschenbach (Noisex producer and Explorer guitarist) among others. Next year the band will give their debut at Wacken!

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyBEHIND DOOR NO10 THE BANDS ARE DECAPITATED & SAOR PATROL

These guys work together as a team – DECAPITATED is already rocking since their early childhood and make it to the Wacken Open Air 2012. Death Metal attack!

Friends of medieval-markets may know the weighty Scottish and their always well worth seeing performances. This time SAOR PATROL join the Wacken Open Air with ribald charm and shrill Highland Bagpipes to make sure that everybody has a good time.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyTODAY’S ADVENT BAND BEHIND DOOR NO10 IS D.A.D.

The Danish rock legends of D-A-D are the next act of the 23rd Wacken Open Air!  The guys just released their new record “DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK“ and got a great clip for the single “I want what she´s got“. We´re glad D-A-D rocks our stage once more.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyDODHEIMSGARD AND VOGELFREY BEHIND THE 8TH DOOR

Today 2 bands are announced for W:O:A 2012 – The Norwegian Black Metal Band Dodheimsgard completed their music with Industrial influences. So we can say that we got a very interesting Progressive Metal for you at Wacken.

There will be a lot of awesome acts play on our medieval-stage of the “Wackinger Village” in 2012. One of them is the German medieval-band Vogelfrey, which come along with a great bunch full of impressive songs.

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyA LOOK BEHIND DOOR NUMBER 7 AND WE HAVE…..

A little surprise to all Thrash Metal fans today. Organisers present WARBRINGER a great band of the new Thrash Metal generation as part of the Wacken Open Air 2012!

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyDOOR 6 – ST NICHOLAS DAY ADDITIONS TO WACKEN LINE UP!

Today is St. Nicholas day so organizers have two confirmations for you:

KYLESA – A real “Metal-Exotic” for today’s confirmation: Kylsea. Take three comparable singers, two drummer and mix the influences of Doom Metal, Stoner Rock and Punk with classic Heavy Metal and what do you get? Sludge Metal! You´re excited how this will sound?! So are we!

NASUM – After the tragic death of singer Mieszko Talarczyk during the tsunami in Asia, Dezember 2004, Nasum announced their annulment. And there will be no reunion. But in 2012 Nasum would have celebrated its 20th anniversary. Therefore, and after long deliberation and scrutiny, Nasum have decided to do a handful of shows and festival gigs around the world – to celebrate their anniversary, say a final goodbye to fans and Mieszko. One of this few shows will be at the Wacken Open Air. This will be one of the last chances ever to see this gods of grind live – so take it!

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyAND BEHIND DOOR NO5…………RED FANG!

Currently Red Fang is touring as Mastodon´s support-act in the USA and bring their debut “Murder the Mointains” to the big bulk minds. Their music sounds like a cool mixture of Stoner Rock, Punk and Doom Metal. Sounds good?! You can be excited about Red Fangs show at Wacken 2012

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Wacken Open Air Festival 2012, GermanyBEHIND DOOR NUMBER 4 – DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES

Hardcore / Crossover sympathizer and fans of bands like Suicidal Tendencies today’s addition to the line up are Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I). We are looking forward to see this guys live at Wacken!

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