the following update was taken verbatim from MACHINE HEAD have been confirmed as the first headliners of this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands currently scheduled to appear are STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, RAGE, IN EXTREMO, DOOMSWORD, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE. Tickets to the festival cost 50 euros (including one parking space) plus a five-euro advance booking fee, and can be ordered from the following address: Rock Hard Festival 2004 Postfach 11 02 12 44058 Dortmund Germany