ANGER AS ART, EDEN'S FALL and ANCIENT CREATION are among the confirmed bands for the Midwest Metal Anthem 2008. The third annual event is set take place August 22-23 at J.J. Kelleys in Lansing, Illinois. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGER AS ART EDEN'S FALL ANCIENT CREATION MINDWARP CHAMBER OTTOMAN EMPIRE EBONMORTIS PENCHANT 4 CHAOS DEGRADATION VICIOUS ATTACK Festival promoter Ray Smith comments: "This is the third year for the Midwest Metal Anthem and the support and enthusiasm from the bands, the fans and the venue is better than ever. There is a real metal community vibe at the event. The bands are excited about playing and getting to know the other bands and fans. Plus, everybody gets a change to see a few bands that they know as well as some new bands that they may have otherwise not had the chance to see. This year, we have a good mix of returning bands from the previous two years as well as some great new additions to the lineup. We look forward to seeing everyone get together to support the metal underground". For more information, visit www.midwestmetalanthem.com.