German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place Saturday, July 7 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Also scheduled to appear are Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI.For more information, visit www.bloodstock.uk.com. First-week sales (approximately 3,000 copies) of BLIND GUARDIAN's "A Twist in the Myth" in the U.S. landed Germany's favorite sons at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 288 on the Billboard Album chart. The CD debuted at position No. 4 in Germany and No. 3 in Greece. A 12-minute audio interview with BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch, conducted this past summer by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia), can be downloaded at this location (4.61 MB).
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