BENEDICTUM Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ Festival

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for this year's Rock Harz open-air festival, set to take place July 17-19, 2008 in Osterode/Förste, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BELOVED ENEMY
BENEDICTUM
CAST IN SILENCE
CREMATORY
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
DOWN BELOW
EISBRECHER
FEUERSCHWANZ
KNORKATOR
LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE
MAROON
NEAERA
OHRENFEINDT
ONE BULLET LEFT
SALTATIO MORTIS
SAXON
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SODOM
TORFROCK
TÝR
WITHIN TEMPTATION

A video trailer for BENEDICTUM's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", can be viewed below. Released in Europe on January 25 via Locomotive Records (March 4 in the U.S.), the follow-up to 2006's "Uncreation" contains 10 original songs plus a cover version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall". The digipack edition also includes a cover of RAINBOW's "Catch the Rainbow". Guest musicians on the CD include George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), Manni Schmidt (ex-RAGE, GRAVE DIGGER), Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, FOREIGNER) and Craig Goldy (DIO).

"Uncreation" was produced by Jeff Pilson and features guest appearances by Craig Goldy on the nine-minute epic "Valkyrie Rising" and bass legend Jimmy Bain (DIO, RAINBOW, WORLD WAR III) on the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "The Mob Rules".

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