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Less than three months to come before this years’ edition of famous German ROCK HARD FESTIVAL will roll over the Ruhr area. Just about time, specially with the current return of winter, to start counting the days for it. First true highlight of the 2013 RHF is certainly going to be the appearance of MERCYFUL FATE vocalist KING DIAMOND. After trying to get him on the event’s billing for several years, the organizers are totally thrilled about his confirmation. And if this wasn’t enough, one of Germany’s most promising young acts ATTIC will also pay their respect on the rocking grounds of Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen. The Essen-based quintet just started in 2011, but its members are sure no newcomers to the local underground scene. Specially after hitting the road along side the recently disbanded THE DEVIL’S BLOOD, ATTIC will know how to convince tha audience. For those of you unwilling to wait till may, to get some piece of the action and catch a chance to see ATTIC, be sure to attend HELL OVER HAMMABURG Festival – also presented by Rock Hard Magazine.

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And with the ongoing Retro Hype, it is no surprise that the present line-up holds two of the most highly acclaimed acts of this genre: HORISONT and ORCHID. The Gothenburg scene had their most important outcome GRAVEYARD, that are touring the US right now, playing at ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2012 – let’s hope the sun will have mercy with their townmates HORISONT. And to make the long journey worth while, ORCHID will not only release their long-awaited new record “The Mouth Of Madness” in April, but also do an extended tour with their genre buddies WITHCRAFT.

For all bands that are currently announced for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2013, check the list below and keep checking Psychorizon for further updates on the running order, signing sessions and other news!

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KING DIAMOND

U.D.O.

ENSIFERUM

THRESHOLD

TANK

NAGLFAR

DESASTER

ORCHID

ASHES OF ARES

AUDREY HORNE

MUSTASCH

FLESHCRAWL

ORDEN OGAN

GOSPEL OF THE HORNS

NACHTMYSTIUM

HORISONT

ATTIC

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