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Thursday Features All Heavy Metal At Rocklahoma 

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 11:33AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments

PRYOR, OK—Rocklahoma, the premier eighties music festival in the United States being held July 9-12 in Pryor, Oklahoma announces Thursday as “Heavy Metal Day.”

General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals Mark Nuessle had this to say, “Rocklahoma is a celebration of the eighties music that made rock great!” Our Thursday Lineup consists of a heavier sound as we spotlight the music of Saxon, Overkill, Metal Church, Leatherwolf and of course, recently announced headliner Anthrax!”

Leatherwolf Mike Olivieri, lead vocalist and guitarist had this to say, "It is definitely an honor to bring the Triple Axe Attack to Rocklahoma this year and being part of such a stellar line-up of bands. I'm looking forward to playing a great show and help make this year the best 4 days of classic metal anywhere on the planet. We'll see you there!"

DD Verni of Overkill went on to say, “We're psyched to be part of the Rocklahoma festival! Overkill have been doing the summer festivals in Europe for many years and it's always a great time. So doing one in America with old friends like Anthrax and Metal Church should be a fricken blast.”

The 3rd Annual Rocklahoma will have over ninety bands on four stages. Additional bands will be announced in the upcoming future.

On the three side stages, Rocklahoma has partnered with Retrospect records to showcase additional bands of the eighties.

Signed on to appear at the 3rd Annual Rocklahoma is Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Overkill, Metal Church, Leatherwolf, Great White, Vixen, Saxon, Hurricane Alice, Helix, Danger Danger, Warrant, Night Ranger, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nelson, KEEL, KIX, Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures, LA Guns, Britny Fox, Faster Pussycat, Lillian Axe, Dirty Penny, Legendary Scorpions Drummer Herman Rarebell and Friends, Bonfire. Also appearing will be Icon, Big Cock, Baton Rouge, Lord Tracy, featuring ex-Pantera vocalist Terry Glaze, Silent Rage, Warrior, Pair-a-Dice, Julliet, Wild Street and Vougan.

 

Reader Comments (8)

I think this is a great feature of the festival this year. Not really my cup of tea, except Anthrax but people of ROK have been wanting a heavier lineup for a while now. It's about time the festival delivered. Now, WHO IS HEADLINING FRIDAY AND SAT NIGHT???
March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Wow...Leatherwolf is a cool band. That is a pretty good add to this festival. I am probably the minority in this opinion, but they will surprise a lot of people who have never seen them before. The metal heads will rejoice having Metal Church, Anthrax and Overkill on the same bill. That is pretty cool.
well this is what i said. if you're going to do this then put them on the same night. i just feel that the rocklahoma bosses need to stop referring to it as a hair metal festival.
March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Leatherwolf! I have never seen them but they just made the festival worth going to!
March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon Hyde
Bonfire is the shit! The best glam band ever to come out of Germany =D
March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
If you have not recently seen Metal Church your in for a treat. I cannot wait for my third ROK in a row!!
March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarc
Wednesday was the best night Last Year.

Bang Tango, Faster Pussycat, Firehouse, Jackyl, Ratt

And I wasn't hung over and had rest...
March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSikki Shikk
I agree with Kari, who is headlining friday and saturday nights??? Can't say this lineup looks that hot without some big names Friday and Saturday. Who is it rumored to be??/
April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRocket87

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