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German power metallers GAMMA RAY will release their eleventh studio album, “Empire Of The Undead”, on CD, CD/DVD digipack, LP and digitally via earMusic on March 28.

Two songs from the CD, “Avalon” and “Pale Rider”, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

The “Empire Of The Undead” title track was already been made available on the single/EP “Master Of Confusion”, an appetizer the band released in 2013, just before touring the world with HELLOWEEN.

GAMMA RAY recorded the new album in various sessions in 2013, with Eike Freese at the mixing desk alongside bass player and co-writer Dirk Schlaechter.

It was just after landing in South America that the unbelievable news reached GAMMA RAY mainman Kai Hansen and his bandmates: Hammer Studio, their home, rehearsal place, studio and meeting point for many metal bands in Germany, including their instruments, amps and tapes, had been destroyed by a terrifying fire.

GAMMA RAY will embark on the “Empire Of The Undead” tour in March, with special guests RHAPSODY OF FIRE.

The complete track listing for each “Empire Of The Undead” format can be found at GammaRay.org.

The CD and DVD contained in the CD/DVD digipack will feature the following:

CD:

01. Avalon
02. Hellbent
03. Pale Rider
04. Born To Fly
05. Master Of Confusion
06. Empire Of The Undead
07. Time For Deliverance
08. Demonseed
09. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World (European bonus track)
12. Avalon (live from the final studio sessions)
13. The Spirit (live from the final studio sessions 1)
14. Empire Of The Undead (live from the final studio sessions 1)

DVD:

Four live songs from the final studio sessions

01. The Spirit (live from the final studio sessions 2)
02. Empire Of The Undead (live from the final studio sessions 2)
03. Demonseed (live from the final studio sessions 2)
04. Empathy (live from the final studio sessions)

* Tour Of Hamburg with GAMMA RAY
* Generic Interview with Kai Hansen and GAMMA RAY
* “To The Metal” promo video

Three Videos from “Skeletons & Majesties Live” DVD

01. Gamma Ray
02. Wings Of Destiny
03. Send Me A Sign (acoustic)

The official lyric video for the song “Hellbent” can be seen below.

“Master Of Confusion” was released on March 15, 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.

The release is not free from tasty rarities: a brand new studio cover versions of British glam rock band SWEET (“Lost Angels” — “the reason I have joined a band many years ago,” stated GAMMA RAY frontman Kai Hansen) and a hidden treasure of NWOBHM (“Death Or Glory” by HOLOCAUST).

“Master Of Confusion” is rounded off with six live versions (“The Spirit”, “Wings Of Destiny”, “Farewell”, “Gamma Ray”, “Time To Break Free” and “Insurrection”, recorded in Bochum) that were already included on the Blu-ray “Skeletons & Majesties Live” but were not featured on the CD release (which included the show recorded in Pratteln).

CD jewel case cover:

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CD/DVD digipack:

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Vinyl LP:

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SINBREED, the German power metal band featuring BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen and drummer Frederik Ehmke, will release its sophomore album, “Shadows”, on March 28 in Europe and April 15 in the U.S. via AFM Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Bleed
02. Shadows
03. Call To Arms
04. Reborn
05. Leaving The Road
06. Far Too Long
07. Black Death
08. Standing Tall
09. London Moon
10. Broken Wings

The fourth in a series of video clips featuring footage from the “Shadows” recording sessions can be seen below.

Siepen in 2012 joined SINBREED as a full-time member after previously performing live with the band at a couple of shows, including the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fan-filmed video footage of SINBREED performing a brand new song, “Reborn”, during their ProgPower USA XIII set can be seen below.

SINBREED‘s debut album, “When Worlds Collide”, was released in March 2010 via Ulterium Records. The CD was produced by Flo Laurin, mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X), and it included guest appearances by Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER) and Morten Sandager (MERCENARY) on keyboards, and Thomas Rettke (REDKEY, ex-HEAVEN’S GATE) on vocals. The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (ICED EARTH, AYREON).

SINBREED‘s brand of power metal is described as a “blistering combination of speed, melodic and aggressive arrangements combined with high and soaring vocals.”

SINBREED is:

Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE) – Vocals
Frederik Ehmke (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Drums
Alexander Schulz – Bass
Flo Laurin – Guitar, Keyboards
Marcus Siepen (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Guitar

For more information, visit www.sinbreed.com.

Studio footage:

“Bleed” video:

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German power metal act Sinbreed posted the fourth and final in studio video series showcasing the recording sessions for the upcoming new album “Shadows.” The release is set to drop via AFM Records on March 28th (EU) and April 14th (USA). In this installment, Herbie Langhans (Beyond the Bridge) records vocal tracks.

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German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have begun mixing their new album with Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS, DESTRUCTION) at his Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark for a January 2014 release via Frontiers Records. 12 songs were recorded during the new CD sessions, including “two epic songs, one guitar ballad, and nine crushing metal songs with all the trademarks you know and love to hear from PRIMAL FEAR,” according to the band. The CD was engineered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN) and is being produced by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner.

In a recent interview with Jump Metal, PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers stated about the musical direction of the band’s upcoming album: “It’s not so far away [from what we’ve done in the past], because we have our style, you know. It was hard for us to imagine… because [2012’s] ‘Unbreakable’ was a pretty tough… and really, in our ears, pretty great album, and for us, it was somehow hard to top it. But as soon as we started to write the new songs, and as soon as I heard what Mat and Magnus [Karlsson, guitar] did in the first place — because then they sent me some stuff and I added my ideas on it — I just thought, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ And in the end, it really turned out to be a better album than ‘Unbreakable’.”

Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January announced that they have renewed their partnership for another multi-album deal, which will include two more studio releases and one live CD and DVD.

PRIMAL FEAR‘s latest album, “Unbreakable”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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Jump Metal recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

PRIMAL FEAR in July entered the studio to begin laying down drums for its next studio album for an early 2014 release via Frontiers Records. 12 songs were recorded, including “two epic songs, one guitar ballad, and nine crushing metal songs with all the trademarks you know and love to hear from PRIMAL FEAR,” according to the band. The CD was engineered by Achim Köhler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN) and is being produced by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner. Mixing duties are being handled this month by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) at Hansen Studios in Denmark.

Frontiers and PRIMAL FEAR in January announced that they have renewed their partnership for another multi-album deal, which will include two more studio releases and one live CD and DVD.

PRIMAL FEAR‘s latest album, “Unbreakable”, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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German power metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, “Resilient”, on October 4 in Germany and October 7 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV.

An audio snippet of the song “Bloody Island can be streamed in the YouTUbeRUNNING WILD mainman Rolf “Rock’n’Rolf” Kasparek has come up with twelve storm-proof numbers, ten of which are scheduled for release on the regular CD. Two bonus tracks and a poster will be included on the limited version of the album.

Kasparek was working full throttle on this new album since February 2013. Due to his intense involvement with GIANT X, his band with guitarist Peter Jordan, Rolf had consciously taken a break from RUNNING WILD and has now resumed work with the band with zest and lots of new ideas.

“The break was important and extremely refreshing for me,” he explains. “I felt that renewed vigor as soon as I started writing the material for ‘Resilient’, tracks such as ‘Fireheart’ and ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ just came pouring out of me. The dynamic pace of ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ in particular kicked off a whole avalanche of creativity in me.”

Rolf explains that “Resilient” is audibly tougher and more compact than its predecessor, “Shadowmaker”, clearly enjoying his revived zest. “‘Shadowmaker’ happened to come about slightly unexpectedly and spontaneously, even for me,” he says. “The album has brought back the fun I used to have with RUNNING WILD, and my fans will get to feel this fun when ‘Resilient’ comes out in October!”

The album’s opener, “Soldiers Of Fortune”, and the title track, “The Drift” and “Run Riot” will be three typical RUNNING WILD numbers. The most outstanding song on the album, however, is called “Bloody Island”, with almost ten minutes playing time one of the longest tracks in RUNNING WILD‘s career to date. Rolf says: “As a composer, it’s, of course, difficult for me to pigeonhole the new material stylistically, but friends who have heard the demo version of ‘Bloody Island’ claim that it would have fitted in on ‘Pile Of Skulls’.”

In terms of lyrics, there are the familiar fusillades that we’ve come to expect from RUNNING WILD: “Bloody Island” and the bonus track “Payola & Shenanigans” see Rock’n’Rolf criticize the curse of greed that we’ve seen specifically in the European banking crisis of recent years. “Crystal Gold” is about the obviously politically motivated privatization of drinking water, and “Fireheart” and “Run Riot” are warnings to RUNNING WILD‘s fans to be confident of themselves and vigilant towards authorities. Rolf says: “For me, that’s the attitude which stands for that true rock’n’roll feeling.”

“Resilient” was produced by Rock’n’Rolf himself, supported by Niki Nowy during the mixing and mastering process, as well as Katharina Nowy and Peter Jordan, who contributed a number of guitar solos. For the first time, Rolf worked with precise vocal lines during the demo recordings.

“The targeted use of lyrics and vocal melodies during the demo stage was new for me, but it worked out really well and I’ve never gone to the studio as well prepared as I did this time around,” he says. “I didn’t have to try and test things but only had to put a few finishing touches to my singing at the studio. A definite advantage!”

As to whether RUNNING WILD will present this brilliant album live on stage. Rolf says: “We’ve had a lot of festival offers for summer 2014, which we will look at carefully. We’ll know more in a few months’ time and will inform our fans as soon as we’ve made up our minds.”

“Resilient” digipak track listing:

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway
04. The Drift
05. Desert Rose
06. Fireheart
07. Run Riot
08. Down To The Wire
09. Crystal Gold
10. Bloody Island
11. Payola & Shenanigans (bonus track)
12. Premonition (bonus track)

“Resilient” jewel case track listing:

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway
04. The Drift
05. Desert Rose
06. Fireheart
07. Run Riot
08. Down To The Wire
09. Crystal Gold
10. Bloody Island

“Resilient” LP track listing:

LP 1

Side 1

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway

Side 2

01. The Drift
02. Desert Rose
03. Fireheart

LP 2

Side 3

01. Run Riot
02. Down To The Wire
03. Crystal Gold

Side 4

01. Bloody Island



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German power metallers GAMMA RAY have issued the following update:

“After a successful tour across Europe and Asia, it is time now to finish what had been started with ‘Master Of Confusion’ EP beginning of this year: the band will enter their studio tomorrow looking through and carrying together new material for the new album, ‘Empire Of The Undead’, which is supposed to be completed right before the band heads out for the South American leg of the Hellish Rock II tour [with HELLOWEEN in late November].”

GAMMA RAY‘s new EP, “Master Of Confusion”, was released on March 15 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group.

In addition to the brand new title cut, “Master Of Confusion” features a second new studio track, “Empire Of The Undead”, showing the heavier side of the band, with an explosion of energy and pure GAMMA RAY sound at its best.

The release is not free from tasty rarities: a brand new studio cover versions of British glam rock band SWEET (“Lost Angels” — “the reason I have joined a band many years ago,” stated GAMMA RAY frontman Kai Hansen) and a hidden treasure of NWOBHM (“Death Or Glory” by HOLOCAUST).

“Master Of Confusion” is rounded off with six live versions (“The Spirit”, “Wings Of Destiny”, “Farewell”, “Gamma Ray”, “Time To Break Free” and “Insurrection”, recorded in Bochum) that were already included on the Blu-ray “Skeletons & Majesties Live” but were not featured on the CD release (which included the show recorded in Pratteln).

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German power metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, “Resilient”, on October 4 in Germany and October 7 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV.

RUNNING WILD mainman Rolf “Rock’n’Rolf” Kasparek has come up with twelve storm-proof numbers, ten of which are scheduled for release on the regular CD. Two bonus tracks and a poster will be included on the limited version of the album.

Kasparek was working full throttle on this new album since February 2013. Due to his intense involvement with GIANT X, his band with guitarist Peter Jordan, Rolf had consciously taken a break from RUNNING WILD and has now resumed work with the band with zest and lots of new ideas.

“The break was important and extremely refreshing for me,” he explains. “I felt that renewed vigor as soon as I started writing the material for ‘Resilient’, tracks such as ‘Fireheart’ and ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ just came pouring out of me. The dynamic pace of ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’ in particular kicked off a whole avalanche of creativity in me.”

Rolf explains that “Resilient” is audibly tougher and more compact than its predecessor, “Shadowmaker”, clearly enjoying his revived zest. “‘Shadowmaker’ happened to come about slightly unexpectedly and spontaneously, even for me,” he says. “The album has brought back the fun I used to have with RUNNING WILD, and my fans will get to feel this fun when ‘Resilient’ comes out in October!”

The album’s opener, “Soldiers Of Fortune”, and the title track, “The Drift” and “Run Riot” will be three typical RUNNING WILD numbers. The most outstanding song on the album, however, is called “Bloody Island”, with almost ten minutes playing time one of the longest tracks in RUNNING WILD‘s career to date. Rolf says: “As a composer, it’s, of course, difficult for me to pigeonhole the new material stylistically, but friends who have heard the demo version of ‘Bloody Island’ claim that it would have fitted in on ‘Pile Of Skulls’.”

In terms of lyrics, there are the familiar fusillades that we’ve come to expect from RUNNING WILD: “Bloody Island” and the bonus track “Payola & Shenanigans” see Rock’n’Rolf criticize the curse of greed that we’ve seen specifically in the European banking crisis of recent years. “Crystal Gold” is about the obviously politically motivated privatization of drinking water, and “Fireheart” and “Run Riot” are warnings to RUNNING WILD‘s fans to be confident of themselves and vigilant towards authorities. Rolf says: “For me, that’s the attitude which stands for that true rock’n’roll feeling.”

“Resilient” was produced by Rock’n’Rolf himself, supported by Niki Nowy during the mixing and mastering process, as well as Katharina Nowy and Peter Jordan, who contributed a number of guitar solos. For the first time, Rolf worked with precise vocal lines during the demo recordings.

“The targeted use of lyrics and vocal melodies during the demo stage was new for me, but it worked out really well and I’ve never gone to the studio as well prepared as I did this time around,” he says. “I didn’t have to try and test things but only had to put a few finishing touches to my singing at the studio. A definite advantage!”

As to whether RUNNING WILD will present this brilliant album live on stage. Rolf says: “We’ve had a lot of festival offers for summer 2014, which we will look at carefully. We’ll know more in a few months’ time and will inform our fans as soon as we’ve made up our minds.”

“Resilient” digipak track listing:

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway
04. The Drift
05. Desert Rose
06. Fireheart
07. Run Riot
08. Down To The Wire
09. Crystal Gold
10. Bloody Island
11. Payola & Shenanigans (bonus track)
12. Premonition (bonus track)

“Resilient” jewel case track listing:

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway
04. The Drift
05. Desert Rose
06. Fireheart
07. Run Riot
08. Down To The Wire
09. Crystal Gold
10. Bloody Island

“Resilient” LP track listing:

LP 1

Side 1

01. Soldiers Of Fortune
02. Resilient
03. Adventure Highway

Side 2

01. The Drift
02. Desert Rose
03. Fireheart

LP 2

Side 3

01. Run Riot
02. Down To The Wire
03. Crystal Gold

Side 4

01. Bloody Island

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German power metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, “Resilient”, on October 4 in Germany and October 7 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra, featuring German power pioneers Rage and guests, posted the first two track-by-track videos for the new release “LMO.” The album drops via Nuclear Blast on August 2, 2013. The tracklisting for “LMO” is as follows: 1. Cleansed By Fire (a) Convert The Pagans, Pt

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