I bought my ticket for Wacken 2003 the moment I heard Iced Earth were to play and soooo gutted when they pulled out. I was wondering what you guys thought the chances were for Iced Earth to play this year? I don't know if Wacken were annoyed that Iced Earth pulled out and if that would hinder them playing this year. I am going to see Iced Earth in London with Thunderstone support and know they are playing Wacken and now I have heard that Children of Bodom, who are also playing Wacken, will tour with Iced Earth later on. What do you guys think? P.s. Any opinions on the new Iced Earth album - The Glorious Burden? I got mine from Alice's Records on the Saturday before release and have not stopped listening to it! It seriously kicks ass. My favourite tracks are Waterloo, Red Baron/Blue Max, Declarartion Day and of course the 32 minute epic Gettysburg (1863) RIGHT THAT IS MY ICED EARTH HOMAGE DONE AND OVER WITH - NORMAL SERVICE CAN NOW RESUME!