Primal Fear And Powerman 5000 Heading To Rock Gone Wild


May 4, 2009

Rock Gone Wild, America’s newest and most diverse rock festival, has added two metal bands to its lineup. German power metal specialists Primal Fear and Powerman 5000, a group which features Rob Zombie’s brother Spider One in its line-up, will make neck braces and earplugs mandatory during Saturday’s show.

Primal Fear will be playing one of the biggest gigs of its career in America at this year’s RGW. A festival mainstay in Europe, the band has only played a handful of gigs in the states. That will change this summer, as the band tours here to support its eighth full-length recording 16.6-Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, due out in America on June 7.

Powerman 5000 is working on a new record as well, and it might be out by the time the group hits Algona. If not, the group can rely on such hits as “Free,” “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real” to keep the head bangers busy during its performance.

With these announcements, the bill for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild is shaping up as one of the most interesting ever presented in the States. American fans have long clamored for a European-style rock festival that features bands from today’s scene as well as the 70’s. Those same fans have asked to see melodic rockers, hair bands and power metal groups on the same bill, and as you can see by checking out the festival line-up at, this dream is closer to reality with every band announcement that is made.

Rock Gone Wild is scheduled to take place August 20-23 at the Freedom Park Festival Grounds in Algona, Iowa. Tickets are available now at or by calling 1-888-677-8877.

If you want to go wild this summer, Rock Gone Wild is the place to be. With over 40 bands on two stages and campground parties going all night long, even the most insatiable rock appetite will be satisfied. Festival organizers are very excited about bringing Rock Gone Wild to the state of Iowa, and making Algona the vacation destination for rock fans across the country.

Visit for special offers on tickets and up-to-date information on the event. For discounted rates, please call 1-888-677-8877.

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