May 14, 2004

MALEVOLENT CREATION and DOOMSWORD have cancelled their participation in the upcoming the Rock Hard Festival on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MALEVOLENT CREATION are citing their booking agent's failure to book additional dates around the festival as the reason for their cancellation, while DOOMSWORD are blaming their guitarist's arm injury for their decision to pull out of the event. Replacing the two groups on the Rock Hard bill will be Danish death metallers ILLDISPOSED and Italian doomsters THUNDERSTORM. The updated schedule for the festival is as follows:

Friday, May 28:

19:00 - 19:45: METAL INQUISITOR
20:00 - 20:45: DELIRIOUS
21:00 - 21:45: ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK
22:00 - 23:00: HONIGDIEB

Saturday, May 29:

12:15 - 13:00: THUNDERSTORM
13:20 - 14:05: DEAD SOUL TRIBE
14:25 - 15:10: NAGLFAR
15:35 - 16:35: GLUECIFER
17:00 - 18:00: MARDUK
18:30 - 19:30: KROKUS
20:00 - 21:00: EXODUS
21:30 - 22:45: GAMMA RAY
23:15 - 00:45: IN EXTREMO

Sunday, May 30:

12:15 - 13:00: DESASTER
13:20 - 14:05: INTO ETERNITY
14:25 - 15:10: ILLDISPOSED
15:35 - 16:35: PINK CREAM 69
17:00 - 18:00: METAL CHURCH
18:30 - 19:30: DARK TRANQUILLITY
20:00 - 21:00: RAGE
21:30 - 22:45: STRATOVARIUS
23:15 - 00:45: MACHINE HEAD

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