JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be in talks to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the event will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm on November 28. DORO is headlining the kick-off concert, with additional performances expected from TEN 67, TEN JINN and SPEARFISH. Also appearing will be the "all-star" Swedish cover band MONSTERS OF METAL, featuring vocalist Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN),guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (TALISMAN),bassist Johan Nieman (THERION) and drummer Sami Karppinen (ex-THERION). MONSTERS OF METAL will perform covers of songs from such acts as IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, QUEENSRŸCHE, KING DIAMOND and MOTÖRHEAD.