Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deep Purple to play Wacken Open Air 2013

The 2012 edition of Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival wrapped up Saturday amid serious rainfall that resulted in a driving ban on the site’s grounds.

The annual heavy metal event takes place in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.

Just as the 23rd Wacken Open Air drew to a close, organizers released details on some of the confirmed artists for 2013, including the first-ever appearance by Deep Purple.

The rockers are currently in the studio in Nashville working on a new album.

“We’re producing an album with Bob Ezrin, who’s done KISS, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, and he also worked on the last Kansas album, when I was with Kansas,” guitarist Steve Morse told Glide magazine recently. “So he’s one of my favorite producers and that’s going to be our studio album. It’s probably going to be more of an extravaganza.”

Purple’s last studio album as 2005’s “Rapture Of The Deep.”

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