BENEDICTUM Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ABANDONED
AMULANCE
ANCESTRAL
AXEHAMMER
BENEDICTUM
BLACK HAWK
BLAZE BAYLEY
DEADLY BLESSING
DEATH SS
DÉTENTE
IMPALER
LETHAL
MESSENGER
MORTAL SIN
NEW EDEN
PARADOX
PRAYING MANTIS
REBELLION
RESISTANCE
SEASONS OF THE WOLF
SODOM
SWEET SAVAGE
THE GATES OF SLUMBER
WILD DOGS

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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