Legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album, In The Nightside Eclipse, at next year’s Wacken Open Air. Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Faust on drums, and they will perform the album in its entirety.
“There will be no new studio album or a worldwide tour, only a few exclusive festival appearances next year, to mark the celebration of this landmark album.”
AMON AMARTH, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AVANTASIA, BEHEMOTH, CHILDRENOF BODOM, ICED EARTH, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, PRONG, and SCHANDMAUL are also among the first batch of acts confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2014.
rganizers state: “The biggest metal party of the year is still in full swing and you made the festival an unbelievable event. We’re looking forward to celebrating the last hours of W:O:A 2013 with you! And already we announce the first package of stunning mega acts for next year! In 2014 we will celebrate 25 years of Wacken Open Air – 25 years of metal madness – together with you!
The biggest metal party of the world is what it is because of you – the fans! And we will again present a high-class and varied line-up with great Wacken debutants, bands which haven’t played for a long time and also some of the beloved Wacken classics.”