CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Wacken, Other Acts Join In On The Action!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—have been officially confirmed for next year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS will also perform at the 2002 installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is set to happen on June 7-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Other artists that have thus far been confirmed for Wacken include the following:

AMON AMARTH
BLAZE
BLIND GUARDIAN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DESTRUCTION
DIMPLE MINDS
DORO
EDGUY
FALCONER
GREEN CARNATION
HEATHEN
HOLLENTHON
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
J.B.O
KREATOR
MACABRE
NECROPHOBIC
ONKEL TOM
PRETTY MAIDS
PUNGENT STENCH
RAVEN
U.D.O.
VICIOUS RUMORS
WIZARD
WOLF

Although not listed as a confirmed act via the festival's official web site, Chile's CRIMINAL, featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reissenegger, have announced that they will be appearing at the event. CRIMINAL, whose Reisenegger recently relocated to Europe, will also reportedly perform at Summer Breeze Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.

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