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MOB RULES “Cannibal Nation” album streaming countdown

October 13th, 2012

To make the time until the release date of MOB RULES’ new album (October 19th) more enjoyable, Metal Hammer Germany will present you a brand new track from the album daily from now on! The first track available is the album opener “Close My Eyes”.

Furthermore, the title song „Cannibal Nation“ is available as FREE DOWNLOAD now (just visit and enter with the code “MG52K2V“).

„Cannibal Nation“ will be released as  CD, ltd. digipak (incl. bonus track) and ltd. LP (180 gramms vinyl, gatefold sleeve).

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MOB RULES: „Cannibal Nation“ cover artwork und tracklist unveiled!

September 1st, 2012
MOB RULES: „Cannibal Nation“

MOB RULES: „Cannibal Nation“

On October 19th, „Cannibal Nation“, the seventh studio album of German melodic metallers MOB RULES will be released.

Cover artwork and tracklist have been unveiled now:

01. Close My Eyes
02. Lost
03. Tele Box Fool
04. Ice And Fire
05. Soldiers Of Fortune
06. The Sirens
07. Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
08. Cannibal Nation
09. Sunrise

Bonus track on ltd. ed. digipak
Children Of The Flames (Live In Atlanta)

„Cannibal Nation“ is a varied, hook-oriented and energetic record. By building their own studio, a whole lot of new possibilities opened to the band. So the ´Dwelling Mound` studio of guitarist Sven Lüdke became the place for MOB RULES to compose their new material. The result: every song on “Cannibal Nation” appears sophisticated and right on point.

From the prog metal-influenced opening track ´Close My Eyes` to the following ´Lost` with its strong hookline, the first single ´Ice & Fire` (inspired by the story of the abducted Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt), which features atmospheric orchestral parts by Michael ´Miro` Rodenberg (a.o. Avantasia), to ´Scream For The Sun` (lyrically dealing with the first ascent of Mount Everest) and the album’s final song ´Sunrise`, every tracks was arranged with passion and reason. With ´Tele Box Fool` also a song whose lyrics critisize today’s dull TV/media culture, can be found on the album.

MOB RULES will celebrate the release of “Cannibal Nation” with a Live release party on October 20th  in their hometown Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Ticketsare available now.


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MOB RULES announce title of new album

August 7th, 2012

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will release their new (seventh) studio album this fall. Now, close before finishing the mixing and mastering, the album title has been unveiled: “Cannibal Nation”. There will also be a song of this name, lyrically dealing with the African slaughterer Jean-Bédel Bokassa.

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Wacken Open Air 2005

October 22nd, 2005

Wacken Open Air 2005
Review By Brat
Good photos by Metaltix (
Not so good ones by Brat
Other photos acknowledged as they appear

What a line-up this year! W:O:A 2005 was to be my biggest and best Wacken festival since my virgin outing in 2002, when I was forced to watch so many half sets because a lot of the bands I wanted to see clashed. Over the years the organisers have improved scheduling immensely from a power/melodic metal perspective with very few power/melodic metal bands clashing by firstly, swapping the positions of the True and Black stages putting the Black stage further from the Party stage; secondly, running the Black stage and Party stage almost simultaneously; and thirdly, running a band competition (Metal Battle) and low profile or relatively new acts on the Wet stage.

For those not familiar with the festival set up of Wacken Open Air, the True and Black stages are the two main stages set side by side and run bands alternately. The True stage usually features melodic, power and old-school bands, while the Black stage usually features the more extreme styles of metal. The Party stage is a smaller outdoor stage set to the far left of the festival area, and in past years, has been dominated with melodic metal. The aptly named Wet stage is in a large tent and in hot conditions resembles a sauna making it somewhat uncomfortable. Ironically, this was the only dry stage this year.

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