Finnish metal monsters LORDI have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
ENEMY OF THE
LORDI was originally supposed to play this year's Wacken Open Air festival but was forced to pull out of the event in order to take part in the Ozzfest tour in America.
The cover artwork for LORDI's new single, "Beast Loose in Paradise" — which is a tribute to KISS' classic "Creatures of the Night" cover — can be viewed at MonsterDiscoHell.com.
"Beast Loose in Paradise" will be released as a downloadable single via www.zed.fi on December 24 and as a physical CD on January 9. There will be two edits of the song: "Radio Edit" and the "Dark Floors Version". The "Dark Floors" version will include a longer intro.
"Beast Loose in Paradise" — which is one of two new songs the band recently recorded — will appear in LORDI's upcoming feature film "Dark Floors".
LORDI recently postponed its previously announced December 14 hometown gig at Lappi Areena in Rovaniemi due to ongoing post-production work on "Dark Floors". Tickets already purchased for the December concert will be valid for the new show. Tickets will also be refundable at the point of purchase.