GAMMA RAY To Release “Empire Of The Dead” In North America This SpringWednesday, 8th January 2014
GAMMA RAY will release their eleventh studio album, Empire Of The Undead, 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.
The band recently checked in with the following update: “All in all there are 10 new songs (plus the two you already know from the EP – making 12 altogether) and the credits (number of compositions) are spread out like this: Michael Ehré (1), Dirk Schlächter (2, with one ballad), Henjo Richter (2), Kai Hansen (4), and Mandy Meyer (1, left from the first UNISONIC album).”
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 Schlächter.
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.”