Veteran German metallers ATROCITY have been confirmed as the headliners of the Castle Rock festival, set to take place June 5 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are ROZENCRANTZ, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA and STAUBKIND.As previously reported, ATROCITY will release its long-awaited new album, "Werk 80 II", on February 8, 2008. A single will precede the full-length CD in November. Like the first "Werk 80" release, which came out in 1997, "Werk 80 II" features ATROCITY's interpretations of hit songs from the '80s. World-famous burlesque dancer and Marilyn Manson's estranged wife Dita Von Teese is the cover model on "Werk 80 II". Check out the cover at this location. Commented frontman Alex Krull: "We took a lot of time for the production to get the best result. All fans of the first 'Werk 80' will like the second one too. This time we have worked together with an orchestra and a choir. So the whole album has gained a bit more of a classical touch, which I personally like a lot. Everything sounds very harmonic and organic. The work on this album has been intense and thrilling. On the first 'Werk 80' album we also used classical elements but we enforced this on the new one. Thus the electronic parts got moved a little bit into the background. We didn't want to do the same on this successive album but including new elements and developing our style. I promise you 'Werk 80 II' is gonna be a class of its own worth waiting for it." Check out photos from the choir recording sessions at this location. Watch ATROCITY's video for the song "Cold Black Days" (taken from the 2004 album "Atlantis"):
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