MORTAL SIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have 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 shaping up as follows:

3 INCHES OF BLOOD
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
AXEL RUDI PELL
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
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
STURM UND DRANG
THE BONES
THE HAUNTED
TORTURE SQUAD
UNEARTH
VAN CANTO
WARBRINGER
WATAIN

For more information, visit www.wacken.com.

Fan-filmed video footage of MORTAL SIN performing at the Metalmania festival on March 8, 2008 at Spodek in Katowice, Poland can be viewed below (courtesy of "tomiwild").

MORTAL SIN's tracks "Deadman Walking" and "Out of the Darkness", taken from the band's latest CD, "An Absence of Faith", will be featured in the upcoming Australian comedy/horrow film "I Still Know Who Many Runs You Scored Last Summer".

"An Absence of Faith" was released in Europe last November. According to a press release, the CD "is a rollercoaster ride, with enough twists and turns to jolt even the staunchest of heads. From the single 'Out of the Darkness' to the nine-minute epic 'Tears of Redemption - Lebanon Part II' and lyrics covering everything from politics, religion, child abuse and relationships MORTAL SIN have pulled a classic out of the hat for 2007."

Once hailed as the next METALLICA, MORTAL SIN have become legends in their home country Australia, having been inducted into the Kerrang! Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2005 and being the only Australian band to have played with the big five of thrash METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and TESTAMENT on tours in Australia and overseas.

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