Norwegian extreme metal veterans KEEP OF KALESSIN officially announced to be competing in the national Eurovision Song Contest called Melodi Grand Prix". The band will perform a song called "The Dragontower" which was originally written for the new album but had to be shortened from 5:20 mins. to 3:00 mins. The original version will of course appear on the upcoming KEEP OF KALESSIN album. Commented mainman Obsidian C.: "We're exited to have been picked out from about 1000 norwegian contributors to MGP 2010. The feedback on the song is amazing so far and we hope that we can have a chance to be the first ever extreme metal band in the norwegian MGP finale." KEEP OF KALESSIN will compete in the first of 3 initial finals that will air on NRK1 in Norway on January 8, 2010. Viewers will be able to vote via SMS for their favourite artist. The top 2 artists chosen via SMS will directly go to the national finale held at the Spektrum, Oslo. There is a number of 21 participating artists and 8 finalists. The winner of the final in February will be the one to represent Norway at the international Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Unfortunately, the voting in Norway can only be done by Norwegian cell phones. Foreign fans can watch the show live at the www.nrk.no webcast.