Swedish black metallers WATAIN have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.
WATAIN is one of the most influential and successful black metal bands in the world, and when they make their Sweden Rock Festival debut, it will be a memorable occasion in more ways than one.
As if it wasn't enough that their fourth album has a preliminary release date set for the days just before the festival, making this a golden opportunity to debut some coveted new material, the band has also promised a special tribute to the most revered and important black metal act of all time: BATHORY.
BATHORY founder and only real member Quorthon passed away on June 7, 2004, and to honor the memory of his creations, WATAIN will deliver a set consisting of 45 minutes of their own black metal magic, and 45 minutes of their own choice of BATHORY classics.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ALDO NOVA (CAN)
BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN)
MOTHER'S FINEST (US)
RICK SPRINGFIELD (AUS/US)
This year's festival was visited by 35,200 people, but in 2010 the maximum number of visitors will be limited to 33,000.
For more information, visit www.swedenrock.com.