GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

3 INCHES OF BLOOD
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
AXXIS
BEFORE THE DAWN
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORVUS CORAX
CREMATORY
CYNIC
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
ENEMY OF THE SUN
ENSIFERUM
EVOCATION
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
EXODUS
GIRLSCHOOL
GIRUGMESH
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
GRAVE
HATEBREED
HEADHUNTER
HOLY MOSES
IRON MAIDEN
JOB FOR A COWBOY
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LAUREN HARRIS
LEAVES' EYES
LORD BELIAL
LORDI
MACHINE MEN
MASSACRE
MERCENARY
MORTAL SIN
MUSTASCH
NASHVILLE PUSSY
NEGURA BUNGET
NIFELHEIM
NIGHTWISH
OBITUARY
OPETH
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
PSYCHOPUNCH
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SOILWORK
SONATA ARCTICA
STAM1NA
STONE GODS
STURM UND DRANG
THE BONES
THE HAUNTED
TORTURE SQUAD
UNEARTH
VAN CANTO
WARBRINGER
WATAIN

For more information, visit www.wacken.com.

GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Kelly Johnson passed away on July 15, 2007 after a six-year battle with cancer of the spine. Along with Johnson, the classic lineup of GIRLSCHOOL included Kim McAuliffe (guitar), Enid Williams (bass) and Denise Dufort (drums). The band was an integral and major force in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, beginning with the release of its debut album, "Demolition" (1980), and continuing with the follow-up efforts, "Hit 'n' Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982).

Fan-filmed video footage of GIRLSCHOOL performing in Stuttgart, Germany in February 2007 can be viewed below.

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