DIMMU BORGIR, KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's NUCLEAR BLAST FESTIVAL

DIMMU BORGIR, KATAKLYSM and SUBWAY TO SALLY have been confirmed as the support bands for the Nuclear Blast Festival, set to take place October 27 at Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. Headlining the concert will be BLIND GUARDIAN.

In other news, the final show of BLIND GUARDIAN's European tour — on November 10 in Krefeld, Germany — will feature support sets from LEAVES' EYES and ASTRAL DOORS.

Eight of BLIND GUARDIAN's albums will be re-released in June to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The LPs due to be reissued are as follows:

* Battalions of Fear (1988)
* Follow the Blind (1989)
* Tales from the Twilight World (1990)
* Somewhere Far Beyond (1992)
* Tokyo Tales (1993)
* Imaginations from the Other Side (1995)
* The Forgotten Tales (1996)
* Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998)

All albums will be digitally remastered and will feature new liner notes and pictures.

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.

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