Rock Gone Wild, America's newest and most diverse rock festival, has added two metal bands to its lineup. German power metal specialists PRIMAL FEAR and POWERMAN 5000, a group which features Rob Zombie's brother Spider One in its lineup, will make neck braces and earplugs mandatory during Saturday's show.
PRIMAL FEAR will be playing one of the biggest gigs of its career in America at this year's Rock Gone Wild. A festival mainstay in Europe, the band has only played a handful of gigs in the states. That will change this summer, as the band tours here to support its eighth full-length recording, "16.6: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead", due out in America on June 7.
POWERMAN 5000 is working on a new record as well, and it might be out by the time the group hits Algona. If not, the group can rely on such hits as "Free", "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real" to keep the head bangers busy during its performance.
With these announcements, the bill for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild is shaping up as one of the most interesting ever presented in the States. American fans have long clamored for a European-style rock festival that features bands from today's scene as well as the '70s. Those same fans have asked to see melodic rockers, hair bands and power metal groups on the same bill, and as you can see by checking out the festival line-up at www.rockgonewild.com, this dream is closer to reality with every band announcement that is made.
Rock Gone Wild is scheduled to take place August 20-23 at the Freedom Park Festival Grounds in Algona, Iowa.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
BLACK 'N BLUE
L.A. GUNS (featuring Phil Lewis)
PUDDLE OF MUDD
THE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
Visit www.rockgonewild.com for updated festival information.