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

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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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 “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.

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Parallel to the album announcement GAMMY RAY are also announcing their spring tour that comes with the album that will take them from Prag to Helsinki and from Athens to Hamburg across the whole European continent.

20.03.14 Prag • Retro Music Hall

21.03.14 Zlin • Masters Of Rock Cafe

22.03.14 Bratislava • MMC

24.03.14 Košice • Collosseum Club

25.03.14 Budapest • Club 202

27.03.14 Sofia • Hristo Botev Hall

28.03.14 Thessaloniki • Block 33

29.03.14 Athen • tba

31.03.14 Rom • Orion

01.04.14 Mailand • Live Club

03.04.14 Barcelona • Sala Apolo

04.04.14 Madrid • Sala Shoko

05.04.14 Pamplona • Sala Totem

07.04.14 Lyon • Transbordeur

08.04.14 Pratteln • Z7

09.04.14 Paris • Le Trabendo

11.04.14 Aschaffenburg • Colossaal

12.04.14 Memmingen • Kaminwerk

13.04.14 Köln • Essigfabrik

15.04.14 Bochum • Zeche

16.04.14 Nürnberg • Löwensaal

17.04.14 Hamburg • Docks

19.04.14 Malmö • KB

20.04.14 Gothenburg • Sticky Fingers

21.04.14 Stockholm • Klubben

23.04.14 Helsinki • Tavastia

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