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TRIUMPH UNITES FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL!:

The classic Triumph line-up (Rik Emmett/Mike Levine/Gil Moore) could not have selected a better way to reunite after a two-decade absence - with what will undoubtedly be a show-stopping appearance at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival. Held over a four-day span (June 4-7), the Sweden Rock Festival has been an annual event since 1992, and over the past few years, has been held in Norje, outside of Sölvesborg.

This year's festival is featuring one of its strongest line-ups ever - in addition to Triumph's highly anticipated appearance, such renowned groups as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Blue Öyster Cult, and Whitesnake (among others) have also been confirmed.

"We have had Triumph in mind for many years and hoped that they would play together again one day . When we saw Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame, then read some statements from the members that "maybe one day we will do something together again," we jumped in with an immediate offer - and it looks like we're helping write some new history! A fantastic band with so many classic albums is just what Sweden Rock Festival is all about. I am very proud to be able to present this band at this years Sweden Rock Festival. I'm just one of many fans that are looking forward to this fantastic show." - Ingolf Persson, Sweden Rock Festival.

As one of the godfathers of prog metal and leading lights of arena rock, Triumph formed in 1975, and built a large and loyal fanbase by the late '70s on the strength of their non-stop touring schedule throughout Canada and the USA and the success of their classic albums, 'Rock & Roll Machine' and 'Just A Game.' But it was in the 1980's when Triumph truly became a force to be reckoned with, as a string of gold/platinum-certified albums ('Progressions of Power,' 'Allied Forces,' 'Never Surrender,' and 'Thunder Seven') and classic hits ("Fight the Good Fight," "Magic Power", "Lay It On The Line") solidified the group as one of rock's top concert attractions.

With their music continuing to live on during their absence, fans will now finally get the opportunity to catch this live legend on stage once more.

For more information, visit: www.triumphmusic.com

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This is great news. After they were inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame last year, it eased whatever problems were between Rik on one side and Gil and Mike on the other side. I grew up with this band and they are very Zeppelin influenced and had an amazing light show.

You can see some interviews with them over the last few years at the following site.

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/ Enjoy!

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I grew up with Triumph in the mid 1980's and have loved them ever since.  I will admit that my love for them seemed to have diminished over time because they did not seem to make records anymore after the time that I really began to love them.  As much as Triumph made their (short) mark as a Canadian Power Trio, in My opinion, Rush took over their fan base here in the United States.  Even though Triumph made a couple of good albums, Rush was already a solid and established band from Canada since 1973 and seemed to overtake and become more popular. 

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