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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyWACKEN BAND A DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

W.O.A organisers have already announced 4 new bands – Winterfylleth, Moonspell, In Extremo and Dark Funeral, and will also be announcing one new amazing band on each day until Sunday. Be sure that we will be something for every taste. So be prepared!!!!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyFREI.WILD – Confirmed as last Act for this year´s Wacken Open Air

South Tirol´s most successful “Deutsch-Rock” band Frei.Wild has been confirmed as last official act for this year´s Wacken Open Air. Thereby the last mysterious “tba” slot at the festival running order has been disappeared.  FREI.WILD will take over a headliner position on the Blackstage, one of the two big main stages. Fitting to their 10th anniversary the band will arrange a memorable gig at this year´s Wacken Open Air.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyDANKO JONES ADDED TO W.O.A. LINE UP

After their last successful gig in 2006 the Canadian Garage Rock Icons return to Wacken! We are of course talking about DANKO JONES and his comrades in arms John Calabrese and Dan Cornelius.

The band will play songs of their newest output “Below The Belt” as well as several classics.

Unfortunately though DEVIL DRIVER have had to cancel their W:O:A 2011 appearance because they are going to tour the US during that time.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyMEDIEVAL AND PAGAN METAL ADDED TO WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

The German medieval band RELIQUIAE always is on search for musical relic, Their goal is to attend to the original music and its culture. Though the fun and pleasure of Reliquiae´s music is in the fore which the bands divides with their following.

The Finish pagan metal band MOONSORROW returns to Wacken. After their last gig in 2007, the guys will return with new songs from their current album, “Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa” – A must see for every pagan metal fan!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyGERMAN AND NORWEGIAN ADDITIONS TO THE WACKEN LINE UP!

Organisers have revealed that Norwegians KVELERTAK and German death metallers DEADLOCK are heading for this year’s festival!

With their mix of Hardcore Punk, Rock´N´Roll and Black Metal the guys will enter the stage with high speed! Their texts which are written in Norwegian exclusive shouldn´t be reason to cold-shoulder KVELERTAK.

The German Melodic Death Metal band DEADLOCK hits the road for W:O:A 2011.  The six band members know how to combine Metal with different genres like Techno or Trance. Nevertheless DEADLOCK don´t lose sight of Metal! With power the two singers will make their show a Metal experience!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanySKINDRED AND RABENSCHREY ADDED TO W.O.A LINE UP

For everyone who wants to know how a mix of Jamaican sounds, hard metal riffs, punk as well as drum and bass sounds like SKINDRED is definitely the best choice to find out! The band of vocalist Benji Webbe which was touring all around the world with bands like Disturbed, Korn or Flogging Molly will play at this year´s Wacken Open Air for the first time. Fun is the order of the day at this band so don´t miss this unique Sound bastard!

The German medieval band RABENSCHREY will play at Wacken Open Air again in 2011.  Their medieval sounds will call on every metalhead to get on it! With the striking voice, hard riffs and the Irish flute Rabenschrey are one of the bands you should see live this summer.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyONKEL TOM ADDED TO WACKEN LINE UP

He is back! Besides playing with Sodom in Wacken, Uncle Tom Angelripper will catapult us into beer mood again with his solo project!

After the successful Shows at Wacken 2009 and many other shows in 2010, the band went back into their rehearsal room to write new material for the new album called „Nunc est bibendum“ (in english „It might be drunk“). That means that Uncle Tom will honor us with 20 new songs!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanySLIME PLAY LIVE AT WACKEN OPEN AIR AFTER 16 YEARS AWAY!

They are back! After more than 16 years of live abstinence, 3 of the original band members of SLIME announced their reunion.

With 2 new members the band, which is also one of the main influences for bands like for example Kreator, will rock Wacken Open Air for the first time.  So prepare yourself for the reign of Punk!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanySOME GOOD & BAD NEWS FROM WACKEN OPEN AIR!

First the good news –  ENISFERUM have been confirmed for this year’s festival!
The band mixes lots of elements from modern metal to the point of traditional finish musical instruments – Don´t miss their show in Wacken this summer!

Now for the bad news – EXODUS have been forced to cancel their Wacken Open Air appearance this year!

Gary Holt (Exodus guitarist) sent us the following statement:
“We are sorry to announce that due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Exodus will not be able to perform at this year´s Wacken Open Air festival. We look forward to returning for one of the next Wacken Festival, where we hope to make it up to all our amazing Exodus fans.”

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyGERMAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLLLERS PUSSY SISSTERS JOIN THE WACKEN LINE UP

Fans of Rock´N´Roll will not get a raw deal this year is Wacken’s claim  – PUSSY SISSTERS are on a mission to resurrect the Glam / Sleaze era a la Mötley Crüe and Guns´n Roses and they are very sucessfull with it!  Their brand marks are hard riffs, hot outfits and explosive Rock´N´Roll sound.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyGERMAN AND CANADIAN ADDITIONS TO THE W.O.A. LINE UP

Today organisers have confirmed one of the most successful German Metal Bands – HELLOWEEN!
After 25 years in the business, countless tours through Europe and the world HELLOWEEN published their 15 album in 2010.  “7Sinners” is faster and harder than any album before and at  their show in Wacken, Helloween will present some of the tracks live, but also older hits you want to hear!

KATALYSM, The Canadian band will come along with hard and aggressive death metal to sparge your drumheads. With more than 14 releases and touring in over 19 countries around the world – KATALYSM continues their great success continuos. Their latest album “heaven´s venom” comes up to the expectations of their following and so all of you can look forward to a strong and powerful show at the Wacken Open Air Festival.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanySWEDISH BAND BULLET COMING TO WACKEN OPEN AIR

BULLET is a Swedish Heavy Metal band whose music needs to be played on stage, so they will be tearing up Wacken later this year!  In the meantime you can look forward to their newest album “Highway Pirates” which will be released in February.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyCRASH DIET CONFIRMED FOR WACKEN OPEN AIR

Fans of bands like Skid Row, Kiss or Mötley Crüe will get their money worth with seeing the Swedish hair metal band CRASH DIET who make their first appearance at Wacken this year.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyWACKEN REVEAL A NEW BAND – SHINING!

SHINING is a Norwegian Black Metal-Jazz band.  In their starting time SHINING mostly made acoustical music but let metal more influences their music in past years.

In 2010 their album “Blackjazz” was released from which they present you some tracks at Wacken 2011.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyWACKEN OPEN AIR BRINGS 4 MORE BANDS TO THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

Torture Squad – In 2007 the band won the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle. and now they are returning to W:O:A again

The Finnish band Eläkeläiset covers famous Pop and Rock Songs and with their special style and traditional finish influences Eläkeläiset are creating hits which needs to be recovered again!

The Melodic Death Metal Band Suidakra will be in Wacken again.  With Crógacht the band released their most successful album so far.  Suidakra played shows in China, had a four-week tour in America and played numerous great gigs in past.

After starting out in 2004 the German Thrash Metal band Hämatom was touring with J.B.O. and Apokalyptischen Reiter. Their second studio album “Stay Kränk” was released last year.  Hämatoms special style is made up of their music and individual visualizations.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyMORE CONFIRMATIONS FOR WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Firstly we have some folk rock with HORCH and ALBERLOUR’S followed by a helping of classic metal from VICTIMS OF MADNESS

Next up is the US band VENOMIN JAMES with their Black Sabbath, Clutch, AC/DC influenced rock & metal and finally UK thrash metal band ONSLAUGHT hit the line up!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyWACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL – LATEST NEWS…..

There are only another 10,000 tickets for the 22nd Wacken Open Air festival available – So if you don’t have a ticket yet, you should get onto it now.

One of the best line-ups in the history of the W:O:A and the greatest fans of the world pledge the festival of the year.

Tickets can be purchased securely from the official WOA ticket store here – Buy WOA Tickets

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyHAIL OF BULLETS ARE COMING TO W.O.A 2011

Death Metal fans watch out! Confirmed for Wacken 2011! The band of ex – Bolt Thrower vocalist Martin van Drunen will destroy Wacken for the very first time. No death metal fan should miss this show!

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyTRIOSPHERE, SHRAPHEAD & STORMZONE at WACKEN 2011

We start with the Norwegian progressiv metal heads of TRIOSPHERE with female singer Ida Hauklund.  The second band also comes from Norway and is dealt as one of the Thrash metal newcomers of the year – SHRAPHEAD! The band will also release their first full length album in this year!

The third band, called STORMZONE, is a real delicacy for fans of classic rock and power metal.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival, GermanyMorbid Angel and Blowsight announced for W:O:A

Throughout history, only a handful of artists have been able to rise to a truly iconic level within any given genre. MORBID ANGEL are among those select few. The founders of Florida Death Metal are back at W:O:A

BLOWSIGHT – Again innovation comes from up north, from Sweden with not only intelligent but modern rock music.

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