As Paradise Lost and Bjorn Again are confirmed, speculation surrounding Anthax's upcoming Sonisphere performance has been quelled as the band are set to re-unite with ex front-man John Bush at Knebworth.
Despite cancelling the second leg of their European tour after the departure of ailing singer Dan Nelson, the thrash metallers re-confirmed their Saturday slot on the Apollo Stage which will be their last show on the continent this year and potentially their last ever with John Bush at the helm.
The band had this to say about the exclusive gig: “Anthrax is thrilled to announce that they will play the August 1 Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England, with their good friend John Bush joining them for a very special one off performance.”
Meanwhile, Yorkshire goths Paradise Lost are due to make the short trek down the A1 as they join the Saturn Stage bill early on the Sunday (2 August) leaving frontman Nick 'Moans' Holmes hoping that the crowd will consist of “more than just Milkmen, Postmen and earthworms…”
Lastly, Sonisphere have pulled off the shock booking of ABBA worhsippers Bjorn Again. The foursome are set to crank up the decibels though and transform the likes of 'Dancing Queen' and 'Waterloo' into heavy metal thrillers.
The Swedes are pencilled in to hit the Saturn Stage on the Saturday and will give one fan-selected Metallica track the ABBA once-over in the process.
Headlined by metal Gods Metallica and Linkin Park, Sonisphere 2009, is set to come down hard and heavy on the infamous, hard-rocking Knebworth Grounds.
Taking place 1-2 August, tickets for the event are still available; standard weekend camping tickets are priced at £157.50, while weekend tickets are £132.50. Day tickets are available for £67.50.
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