LORDI Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Kick-Off Concert

Finnish hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest kick-off concert on Thursday, July 20 in Kreuth, Germany. More acts for the pre-festival party are expected to be announced soon.

This year's Earthshaker Fest is scheduled to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ANNIHILATOR
ARCH ENEMY
BRAINSTORM
COMMUNIC
DEATHSTARS
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
EDGUY
EKTOMORF
ENSIFERUM
EQUILIBRIUM
EVERGREY
HAMMERFALL
KATAKLYSM
KNORKATOR
NEVERMORE
OPETH
RAGE
SAXON
TESTAMENT
THREAT SIGNAL
WINTERSUN

LORDI's latest CD, "The Arockalypse", entered the official Finnish chart at position No. 5 and climbed up to position No. 4 in its second week of release. The album features guest appearances by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French, as well as former ACCEPT vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. The CD entered the German national chart at No. 55.

As previously reported, LORDI have been selected as the Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. LORDI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece on May 18, according to ESCToday.com. The band scored a runaway victory in the super-final of the Finnish national final on March 10. They picked up 42.2% of the votes, outstripping their nearest rival TOMI METSÄKEDON who scored 28.5%, according to Doteurovision.com.

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