Helsinki, Finland-based melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed as the opening band for ICED EARTH on their upcoming European headlining tour.

THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning" (listen to audio samples here) is due on January 12, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and was mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). Included on the CD is a guest appearance by SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo in the track "Drawn To The Flame".


Mar. 18 – Tilburg, NETH - 013
Mar. 19 – Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Mar. 20 – Hardenberg, NETH - Podium
Mar. 21 – London, UK - Mean Fiddler
Mar. 22 – Paris, FRA - Elysee Monmatre
Mar. 23 – Lyon, FRA - Transbordeur
Mar. 25 – Madrid, SPA - Aqualung
Mar. 26 – Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam
Mar. 27 – Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
Mar. 29 – Milano, ITA - Rolling Stone
Mar. 30 – Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Apr. 01 – Köln, GER - E-Werk
Apr. 02 – Nürnberg, GER - Löwensall
Apr. 03 – Filderstadt, GER - Filharmonie
Apr. 04 – Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Apr. 06 – Hamburg, GER - Docks
Apr. 07 – Malmö, SWE - KB
Apr. 08 – Göteborg, SWE - Karen
Apr. 09 – Tukholma, SWE - Arenan
Apr. 11 – Helsinki, FIN - Nosturi


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