GAMMA RAY: Back At Work On “Empire Of The Dead” Album

Friday, 20th December 2013

The 11th studio album from Germany’s GAMMA RAY, Empire Of The Undead, is almost done and ready to go. The title track, “Empire Of The Undead,” has appeared on the single / EP Master Of Confusion, an appetizer the band released in 2013, just before touring the world non-stop with HELLOWEEN.

The band 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 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 he stated, “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.”

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.