U.D.O. Records New WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Anthem

U.D.O., the German heavy metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has recorded the official "anthem" of the Wacken Open Air festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. According to the event organizers, you will be able to find "Wacken Hymne 2010" all over this year's festival, which kicked off today (Thursday, August 5) and is scheduled to run through Saturday (August 7) in Wacken, Germany. Also included on the CD is the U.D.O. song "Bogeyman" (taken from the band's most recent album, "Dominator"), SUBWAY TO SALLY's version of the D.A.D. track "It's After Dark", and the VICTIMS OF MADNESS tune "The Burning Anniversary".

Commented Holger Hübner of Wacken Open Air: "Udo Dirkschneider has been a companion of the Wacken Open Air for years. Therefore U.D.O. were the obvious choice to follow in the tradition that Doro began last year. Well, we accept only U.D.O.!"

Added U.D.O.'s Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann: "The Wacken Open Air stands for THE family gathering of the metal scene. It holds its very own fascination. Therefore we have immediately agreed to the proposal of Holger and Thomas to perform the new Wacken anthem!"

Stated Enno Heymann, Chairman of the Wacken Foundation, "This festival hymn represents a special boon to the Wacken Foundation. We are glad to see the Wacken forum band VICTIMS OF MADNESS having the chance to get on a single with three well-established and renowned acts. This is forging a link between established musicians and young hopefuls. Additionally there will be 2 € given to the Wacken Foundation for each sold copy."


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