Prove your humanity

If you’re missing Sonisphere or still drying off from Download then don’t forget that the UK doesn’t have exclusivity when it comes to sensational summer rockfests.

Wacken Open Air in Germany might well be the very best metal event on the planet and everyone who’s anyone has pulled up with their best truckload of power chords over the years.

But 2012 will be extra special because one of the hottest women in rock will be performing a slew of symphonic metal hits as Leaves Eyes hit the stage.

The band said: “The amazing Viking Battleship is setting sail to go ashore directly on the stage at this year’s Wacken Open Air on Friday August 3 from 09:00 to 10:30 PM! Expect an epic show with a breath-taking stage decoration and quite a few surprises! Watch the trailer HERE !  

Frontwoman Liv Kristine (pictured) added: “I can’t wait to play in Wacken again and our Viking ship is heading northwards to make a fantastic show for you! Wacken has always been and will always be an amazing, unforgettable experience to me. The loud, crazy audience from all over the planet, the first-class Wacken crew, and all those memories that goes under you skin. Thank you, Wacken, for having us!”

An equally stoked Alex Krull added: “We are proud to be back with our Viking ship at Wacken and play for our friends and fans at the biggest Metal Open Air worldwide! There has always been a special connection between our bands and our friends at Wacken! See you under the Northern flag, my friends!”