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
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AXEL RUDI PELL
BEFORE THE DAWN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
ENEMY OF THE SUN
JOB FOR A COWBOY
STURM UND DRANG
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.