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IRON SAVIOR vocalist/guitarist Piet Sielck

March 4th, 2014

IronSavior-logoInterview with vocalist/guitarist Piet Sielck

Interview by EvilG

Piet Sielck is one of those interesting guys who has been around / played with / recorded just about all of my favorite bands. Any opportunity to pick his brain about his excellent band, Iron Savior, and the German Power metal scene is welcomed. The newest Iron Savior, RISE OF THE HERO, is now upon us, and what a killer album it is! We start with talking about the new album…….

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GAMMA RAY ‘Empire Of The Undead’ Tracklist and artwork

February 17th, 2014
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Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead

Empire Of The Undead‘ will be released as CD, LP, Limited edition CD with extra visual content and a box that features the CD, a shirt and a poster. The new album follows the success of ‘To The Metal’ which brought GAMMA RAY back in the highest positions of the sales charts worldwide. ‘Empire Of The Undead‘ is set to release March 28th 2014.

Tracklistings: 

CD Jewelcase (Black cover)
1. Avalon
2. Hellbent
3. Pale Rider
4. Born To Fly
5. Master Of Confusion
6. Empire Of The Undead
7. Time For Deliverance
8. Demonseed
9. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World (European Bonus Track)

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CD/DVD Digipak (White cover)
CD
1. Avalon
2. Hellbent
3. Pale Rider
4. Born To Fly
5. Master Of Confusion
6. Empire Of The Undead
7. Time For Deliverance
8. Demonseed
9. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World (European Bonus Track)
12. Avalon (Live from the final studio sessions)
13. Master Of Confusion (Live from the final studio sessions)
14. The Spirit (Live from the final studio sessions)
DVD
4 Livesongs form the final studio sessions
Tour Of Hamburg with Gamma Ray
Generic Interview with Kai Hansen
To The Metal Video
2-3 Videos from Skeletons & Majesties LIVE

LP (inkl. Downloadcode) (Golden cover)
1. Avalon
2. Hellbent
3. Pale Rider
4. Born To Fly
5. Master Of Confusion
6. Empire Of The Undead
7. Time For Deliverance
8. Demonseed
9. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World (European Bonus Track)

Boxset contains:
CD/DVD Digipak
CD (tentative)
1. Avalon
2. Hellbent
3. Pale Rider
4. Born To Fly
5. Master Of Confusion
6. Empire Of The Undead
7. Time For Deliverance
8. Demonseed
9. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World (European Bonus Track)
12. Avalon (Live from the final studio sessions)
13. Master Of Confusion (Live from the final studio sessions)
14. The Spirit (Live from the final studio sessions)
DVD (tentative)
4 Livesongs form the final studio sessions
Tour Of Hamburg with Gamma Ray
Generic Interview with Kai Hansen
To The Metal Video
Videos from Skeletons & Majesties LIVE

T-Shirt
7-inch Single (tracklisting tentative)
A. Someday (unreleased track from the EOTU sessions)
B. Demonseed (Live from the final studio sessions)
Poster
6 Photos

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GAMMA RAY: Power Metal Icons To Release Empire Of The Undead This Spring Via earMUSIC/Armoury Records; Studio Burns Down – Band Marches On

January 11th, 2014

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Gamma Ray 2012

Finally, the eleventh studio album from power metal icons, GAMMA RAY, is nearing completion! Titled Empire Of The Undead, it is the record that almost wasn’t.

Penned throughout 2013 with Eike Freese at the mixing desk supporting the ever-precious work of bass player and co-writer, Dirk Schlaechter, the band had just landed in South America with tour mates Helloween when some harrowing news reached Kai Hansen and crew: Hammer Studio, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving nearly all its contents in ruins, with the exception of the tapes from their nearly-finished new studio album.

Back on their home turf, GAMMA RAY evaluated their losses only to do what they do best – move on. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked a light-hearted Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place. By mid-January we should be done with the work on this album.”

The title track, “Empire Of The Undead,” a high-paced number in the traditionally epic GAMMA RAY style that has influenced so many bands globally, has appeared on the single/EP Master Of Confusion which was released last year and served as precursor to the forthcoming full-length.

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic late this Spring. Further details to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, view a video message Kai Hansen at THIS LOCATION.

 

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GAMMA RAY to release “Empire Of The Undead” in March 2014

December 20th, 2013
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Gamma Ray – Kai Hansen

It’s more or less done, the wait is over. Finally, the 11th studio album from GAMMA RAY “Empire Of The Undead” is almost* done and ready to go.

“Empire Of The Undead” the fast metal song in the typical GAMMA RAY style that has influenced so many bands around the world, has appeared on the single / EP “Master Of Confusion” an appetizer the band released in 2013, just before touring the world non-stop with “relatives” Helloween.

GAMMA RAY worked on the new album during various sessions in 2013, during and in between their perennial tour with Eike Freese at the mixing desk supporting the ever precious work of bass player and co-writer Dirk Schlaechter.

It was just after landing in South America, that a unbelievable news reached Kai Hansen & co.: Hammer Studio, their home, rehearsal place, studio and meeting point for many metal bands in Germany had been blown away by a terrifying fire-stroke, together with instruments, amps, tapes…

Back in their hometurf the band needed to get an overview about their losses only to do what they do best – move on! With that usual Kai Hansen smirk look…

Life is too good to stop and moan.

Nearly everything was destroyed, except the tapes of the almost finished new studio album.

“If this could not stop us… nothing ever will” – joked Kai Hansen – who also added. “

“We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look into the future and we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place. By mid January we should be done with the work on this album and it’s up to the record company to release it – sometime in March.

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Getaway Rock Festival 2013 at Gasklockorna Gavle,Sweden

October 15th, 2013

Getaway Rock Festival

Gasklockorna, Gavle, Sweden
8-10/8 – 2013

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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Here comes a review of this years edition of Getaway Rock Festival in Gavle Sweden. The festival was jammed with good music like In Flames, Nashville Pussy, Deep Purple, Behemoth, Testament, System Of A Down, Lamb Of God and Iced Earth. The festival was packed with good people that didn’t seem to mind the constant rain during the first day of the festival. Unfortunately, couldn’t we be there all three days because of a broken camera caused by too much rain and moisture but read about Friday at the festival down below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hellish Rock II: Helloween and Gamma Ray, Tampere Finland, March 30 2013

April 11th, 2013

Hellish Rock Part II:
HELLOWEEN & GAMMA RAY
with ShadowSide

Pakkahuone Tampere Finland
The 30th of March 2013

Hellish Rock Part II

The leading names in German power metal conquered Finland yet again with Hellish Rock Tour Pt II.  Hellish Rock Pt II will be crisscrossing the global the whole year, in Europe, Asia, etc. All the three gigs on the Finnish soil were totally packed as over 4000 people had arrived to witness Gamma Ray and Helloween on the stage again. Both the bands truly enjoy a loyal and even a bit of a  fanatical following amongst the Finnish metal fans. That could be witnessed at the Tampere show, when the venue was nearly to explode when over 1000 fans had crawled in. Therefore, moving to any side was more or less a “mission impossible” task. The night was definitely full of triumphant power metal as both Gamma Ray and Helloween delivered a fistful of power metal with catchy melodies.

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HELLOWEEN – Interview with Guitarist Michael Weikath

April 8th, 2013
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MICHAEL WEIKATH

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

German band Helloween is one of the pioneering forces and most successful bands in the power metal world and its related subgenres. The band was originally formed in 1984 by Michael Weikath, bassist Markus Grosskopf, vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen and drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg. Their early albums KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS I and KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS II, which featured vocalist Michael Kiske, are considered masterpieces of the genre. The band went through a large number of changes during the late 80’s / early 90’s. Hansen left in 1988, formed his own band Gamma Ray and was then replaced by Roland Grapow. Kiske and Schwichtenberg were out of picture in 1993 and they were then replaced by drummer Uli Kusch and current vocalist Andi Deris (ex-Pink Cream 69). The renewed lineup re-established the bands popularity and the album THE TIME OF OATH (1996) still remains as their best-selling album to date. Despite the continuous success, the band went through another set of changes starting in 2001. Today the band consists of Deris, Weikath, Grosskopf, guitarist Sascha Gerstner and drummer Dani Loble. This line-up has released altogether 4 studio albums and it seems that Helloween is now even more popular than the so-called “heydays” in the mid 80’s. Three sold out shows speaks for itself when the band arrived to Finland in late March as a part of massive “Hellish Rock II” tour which also featured Gamma Ray. In Helsinki we were fortunate to sit down with the bands guitarist/founding member Michael Weikath and discuss about various topics including the current tour, the latest opus STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL, Helloween’s 30’TH Anniversary and re-union rumors… Read on!

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GAMMA RAY – “Master Of Confusion” to be released on March 15th, 2013

February 8th, 2013

gamma_ray_live_8.jpgWe are happy to announce the release of GAMMA RAY (Official) “Master Of Confusion” on March 15th, 2013!

‘Master Of Confusion’ and ‘Empire Of The Undead’ are the first two new studio songs by Gamma Ray to be released after the successful studio album “To The Metal!”

With its 60 minutes of pure and raw Gamma Ray, “Master Of Confusion” is a great way to wait for the new album, scheduled for the end of 2013.

In addition to the brand new studio song, “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 Hansen) and a hidden treasure of NWOBHM (‘Death Or Glory’ by Holocaust).

More info, tracklist, lyrics and tour dates, here: http://bit.ly/XqYKmE

Preorder here: http://amzn.to/TJLCLl

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GAMMA RAY – Master Of Confusion EP Details Revealed

February 1st, 2013

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have confirmed that they will release a new EP called Master Of Confusion on March 15 via EarMUSIC. The EP is actually close to an album as it has a length of 60 minutes, including two brand new songs, plus two covers (HOLOCAUST, SWEET) and six live tracks.

There will be a new album later this year so yes, it’s kind of a teaser and a perfect tool for the upcoming tour, which starts later this month. More news will be announced shortly.

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HELLOWEEN – Straight Out Of Hell Track By Track Day 1 ‘Nabataea’

January 5th, 2013

Long-running German metallers HELLOWEEN are offering up track-by-track commentary of their entire new album each day for the next 13 days. Straight Out Of Hell, is due for release in North America on January 22nd.

Check out the first track description, ‘Nabataea’, below:

Helloween recently released the official video for the first single from Straight Out Of Hell. The six-minute opus for ‘Nabataea’ develops on several levels, including 3-D animation at motion picture level. The legendary kingdom Nabataea provides the atmospherically dense reference for the strong first release from Helloween’s new album.

Helloween (©2010 Martin Haeusler)

Helloween (©2010 Martin Haeusler)

Helloween have documented how this future could look like, or rather sound like, on Straight Out Of Hell. It’s a work full of speed and toughness, with optimism and great joy of playing, featuring complex arrangements, strong hooks and plenty of catchy melodies. Or, to let the facts speak for themself: 13 mostly fast-paced songs that turn out to be impressively multi-layered and will completely delight all Helloween fans, due to the different songwriters Andi Deris, founding members Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf, and guitarist Sascha Gerstner.

Weikath: “Straight Out Of Hell is the consequent development of the two albums before. 7 Sinners was recorded more or less in the wake of Gambling With The Devil, while the new songs are a continuation of the 7 Sinners directives, only a little less doom bound and noticeably more positive. These songs will kick even the laziest listener’s ass.”

Helloween’s guitarist is referring to tracks such as ‘Make Fire Catch The Fly’, ‘Far From the Stars’, ‘Church Breaks Down’, the title track (written by bass player Markus Grosskopf), and the straightforward ‘Years’ – all of them racing through the terrain at full speed. In addition, there is the complex and passionate ‘Burning Sun’ by Michael Weikath, which Deris refers to short and sweet as “one of Weik’s highspeed masterpieces” (the limited edition will feature a special Hammond version in memory of DEEP PURPLE’s recently deceased organ player JON LORD). ‘World Of War’ by Sascha Gerstner convinces with thrashy guitar riffs, demonstrating Helloween’s impressive virtuosity.

Deris: “What’s so special about this band, is the fact that we were always allowed to do anything we wanted, or – even if we allegedly weren’t – did it anyway. Even the at the time slightly tabooed The Dark Ride initially earned us negative reviews, but ended up with multiple Gold Awards. That’s the kind of freedom you feel on Straight Out Of Hell as well – we didn’t let anybody or anything put pressure on us.”

But Helloween wouldn’t be Helloween if Straight Out Of Hell would not feature the band’s other, slightly more groovy side as well. With ‘Waiting For The Thunder’ Deris has – in his own words – contributed “a rock song reminding of the old PINK CREAM 69 tunes”. Gerstner lets off steam on ‘Asshole’ and complements the album with “Hold Me In Your Arms”, a wonderful ballad, providing the desired antithesis to the otherwise extremely energetic record. Speaking of energy: the determination that has always been an integral part of the Helloween camp was captured perfectly by their producer Charlie Bauerfeind at the band’s own MiSueno studio in Tenerife. Bauerfeind consciously created a raw sound, keeping the edge of Helloween’s new songs and working without computer-controlled devices.

“With a world-class drummer like Dani Löble in the studio you don’t need click tracks or computer support”, Markus Grosskopf praises his drummer. “Thanks to Dani, the whole album breathes pure authenticity, which distinguishes Straight Out Of Hell from lots of other artists’ productions. In addition, the new album sounds more compact and homogeneous than 7 Sinners has, and is one of the fastest releases in Helloween’s history.”

Also, there are significant differences in a number of topics Helloween tackle on Straight Out Of Hell. The best example of the ability to think outside the box of pure metal cliché is their first single release ‘Nabataea’, which Helloween’s singer wrote during a holiday. The song is about the legendary kingdom, located in today’s Middle Eastern region, where the first real democracy existed over 3000 years ago. The secret Nabataean city Petra, hidden behind a cliff scenery and only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, is the origin of many myths and legends.

Deris: “We took the liberty to tell this exciting culture’s whole story, although the song therefore lasts more than seven minutes. Truth be told, if there had been more to tell, the track would have been even longer.”

 

Straight Out Of Hell tracklisting:

 

‘Nabataea’

‘World Of War’

‘Live Now!’

‘Far From The Stars’

‘Burning Sun’

‘Waiting For The Thunder’

‘Hold Me In Your Arms’

‘Wanna Be God’

‘Straight Out Of Hell’

‘Asshole’

‘Years’

‘Make Fire Catch The Fly’

‘Church Breaks Down’

Limited Edition bonus tracks:

‘Another Shot Of Life’

‘Burning Sun’ (Hammond version) – dedicated to Jon Lord

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 The Hellish Rock Tour in 2007/2008 featured HELLOWEEN and their very special guests GAMMA RAY, which played 95 shows in 34 countries and left ecstatic metal fans in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America in their wake. Hellish Rock Tour Part II has been announced and will start in February 2013 in Europe and go around the globe, once again featuring Gamma Ray.

Dates for Russia and Japan have now been confirmed. They are as follows:

 

June

1 – Moscow, Russia – Arena

2 – St Petersburg – Kosmonavt

5 – Tokyo, Japan – ZEPP

6 – Yokohama, Japan – Blitz

7 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya AX

9 – Osaka, Japan – IMP Hall

10 – Nagoya, Japan – ZEPP

 

Previously announced dates for Europe, featuring SHADOWSIDE as support, are as follows:

 

February

28 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 1

 

March

1 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera

2 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27

4 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7

5 – Milan, Italy Alcatraz

6 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon

9 – Athens, Greece – t.b.a.

10 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal

12 – Istanbul, Turkey – Refresh the Venue

15 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena Armeec

16 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane

18 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Media Park Club

19 – Budapest, Hungary – Pesca Music Hall

21 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Sport Hall

22 – Prague, Czech Republic – Tesla Aréna

23 – Zlín, Czech Republic – Hala Euronics

24 – Brezno, Slovakia – Sport Hall

26 – Krakow, Poland – Studio

27 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola

29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus

30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone

31 – Oulu, Finland – Teatria

 

 

 

April

2 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan

5 – Karlstad, Sweden – Nöjesfabriken

6 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Lisebergshallen

8 – Paris, France – Olympia

9 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage

10 – Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle

12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – Allgäu Event Center

13 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhrcongress

14 – Mons, Belgium – PPM-Fest

16 – London, UK – HMV Forum

18 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks

19 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall

20 – Balingen, Germany – Volksbankmesse

21 – Schwandorf, Germany – Oberpfalzhalle

 

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GAMMA RAY: German Power Metallers To Release Skeletons & Majesties Live CD In North America Next Month

November 21st, 2012

Legendary German power metallers GAMMA RAY will unleash Skeletons & Majesties Live as a two-CD set next month via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. Set for North American release on December 4, 2012, Skeletons & Majesties Live is a near two-hour magnum opus spanning the band’s history and includes classics as well as tracks which were under-represented to date. A DVD version will be released stateside in January. Skeletons & Majesties Live was recorded and filmed during the band’s 2011 European tour at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland and  is the first properly HD-filmed live video production of the band’s epic 20+ year career.
“The [2011 released ] EP, Skeletons & Majesties, is practically a continuation of our Skeletons In The Closet concept, in other words: new versions of songs which didn’t receive the attention they deserve, as well as unplugged versions of some of our classics,” notes founding vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen.

 

The DVD offers up a thoroughly gripping performance, from the dynamic openers “Anywhere In The Galaxy” and “Men, Martians And Machines” to the furious finale/Helloween cover “Future World.”

As a special bonus, to accompany the Hansen-penned Helloween classic on stage, GAMMA RAY enlisted the services of former Helloween frontman Michael Kiske. In addition, Kiske can be heard and seen on “Time To Break Free” and “A While In Dreamland”.
The release of Skeletons & Majesties Live will mark the beginning of an eventful 2013 for GAMMA RAY: After Hansen stayed true to his word and spent 2012 concentrating mainly on his second band, Unisonic, he and his three colleagues, guitarist Henjo Richter, bassist Dirk Schlächter and new addition, drummer Michael Ehré (the Firewind/Love.Might.Kill drummer has replaced Daniel Zimmermann, who left the GAMMA RAY fold on friendly terms) are now focusing exclusively on GAMMA RAY once again. A co-headlining European tour with Helloween has been scheduled for March and will also mark the arrival of a new GAMMA RAY studio recording. Stay tuned for release dates and further details.

GAMMY RAY will have top priority in 2013,” comments Hansen, “and Skeletons & Majesties Live is the perfect harbinger of this!”

Skeletons & Majesties Live
Track Listing:

CD1

01. Welcome (Intro)

02. Anywhere In The Galaxy

03. Men, Martians and Machines

04. The Spirit

05. Wings Of Destiny

06. Farewell

07. Gamma Ray

08. Money

09. Time To Break Free

10. Rebellion In Dreamland (Acoustic)

11. Send Me A Sign (Acoustic)

CD2

01. Induction

02. Dethrone Tyranny

03. Watcher In The Sky

04. Hold Your Ground

05. A While In Dreamland

06. Rise

07. Brothers

08. Insurrection

09. Future World
Skeletons & Majesties Live DVD Track Listing:
01. Anywhere In The Galaxy
02. Men, Martians And Machines
03. The Spirit
04. Wings Of Destiny
05. Farewell
06. Gamma Ray
07. Money
08. Time To Break Free (w/ Michael Kiske)
09. Rebellion In Dreamland (acoustic)
10. Send Me A Sign (acoustic)
11. Dethrone Tyranny
12. Watcher In The Sky
13. Hold Your Ground
14. A While In Dreamland (w/ Michael Kiske)
15. Rise
16. Brothers
17. Insurrection
18. Future World (w/ Michael Kiske)

 

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HELLOWEEN & GAMMA RAY – LIVE-HELL RETURNS: „HELLISH ROCK TOUR PART II“ FROM MARCH 2013!

September 9th, 2012

Who doesn’t remember the crazy “Hellish Rock Tour” in 2007/2008? HELLOWEEN and their Very Special Guests GAMMA RAY played 95 shows in 34 countries and left ecstatic metal fans in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America in their wake! Those who didn’t have the chance to be there, can now breathe in deeply and make the ‘Remake’ twice as unforgettable! The conditions are right: Booking wires are running red-hot for the “Hellish Rock Tour Part II”, which will start in March 2013 in Europe and go around the globe, once again featuring GAMMA RAY. Watch out for the full-on ‘Metal Ax Made in Germany’ and you can start betting on what kind of awesome final Weikath, Deris, Grosskopf & co. together with Hansen have come up with this time!

Michael Weikath: “The atmosphere on stage and backstage was very special last time, we will be repeating the party and are looking forward to the tour already!” … and his former companion Kai Hansen adds: “‘The Hellish Rock Tour’ definitely was a highlight of our band’s history, we’ll absolutely go wild once again!”

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Gamma Ray – Statement from former drummer Daniel Zimmermann; New band photo available

September 2nd, 2012

The below update on the departure of Daniel Zimmermann has been posted to the band’s official site www.gammaray.org:

Dear All!
You might have heard it through the grapevine already or asked yourself why Dan didn’t play on the recent shows this year.
We are very sorry to announce that since January 2012 Dan has left GAMMARAY to change for a more settled lifestyle that doesn’t take him away from home so often.

Here’s his statement to all of you:

Dear fans,

Thank you very much for your never-ending support and the countless magic moments with you during the last 15 years.
You are the best !!! (Eh kloar)

Being the drummer of Gamma Ray was an eventful, exciting, challenging and very emotional time and I would never want to miss it.

Now it is time for me to try out new avenues.

Stay Metal forever in eternity

Dan

We have waited with an official statement to leave open the chance for a change of heart and because we didn’t really want to start an official search for a new drummer.

Meanwhile, the guy who has played all the shows with us this year has grown so much into the band that now we can proudly present him as our new drummer,

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome …..
Mr. Michael Ehré !!!

Gamma Ray 2012

Gamma Ray 2012

Michael is already known in the scene for his work with “Uli Jon Roth”, “Metalium”, “Firewind” and his band “Love Might Kill” where he proved that he is not only a great drummer but an excellent songwriter aswell.

We have already started working on new material for the next GAMMARAY album together and we are very much looking forward to enter this new era of the Rays with a fresh wind in our sails and go around the world together with a new, hopefully killer album.

Here is a video announcement from the band:

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GAMMA RAY Part Ways With Drummer Daniel Zimmermann, Announce Replacement

September 1st, 2012

Confirming rumours of a split with drummer Daniel Zimmermann, GAMMA RAY have issued a new video message introducing new skinbaser Michael Ehré (ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM). Check it out below:

No other details were provided as to why Daniel has left and as of yet, no official statement has been made by Daniel.

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Gamma Ray (with Daniel) 2010

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Kai Hansen of Gamma Ray Talks about Unisonic & Upcoming GR DVD

June 23rd, 2012

Here’s a recent interview with Kai talking about guitars, amps, modern technology and a bit about Gamma Ray (approximately from 8:15 onward). The new DVD should be out in August, September, October… in autumn. And apparently, Kai checks GR’s Facebook posts, Amazon comments, Myspace….

 

Interview by Jason Saulnier (May 8, 2012)

 

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