BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ABORTED
AMON AMARTH
ATHEIST
BATTLELORE
BLOODTHORN
BORN FROM PAIN
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CELTIC FROST
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
EKTOMORF
EMPEROR
END OF GREEN
FINNTROLL
GAMMA RAY
IN EXTREMO
KORPIKLAANI
METAL INQUISITOR
MINISTRY
NEVERMORE
ORPHANED LAND
PRIMAL FEAR
SIX FEET UNDER
SOILWORK
SUBWAY TO SALLY
WINTERSUN

BATTLELORE are currently writing material for their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The group's third CD, "Third Age of the Sun", entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 38 back in August 2005. The follow-up to 2003's "Sword's Song" was recorded at SoundSuite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL, TURISAS). Mastering duties were handled at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.

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