‘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!” which brought Gamma Ray at the highest positions in the charts worldwide. “We have been away for quite some time”, declared guitarist and founding member Kai Hansen. "We have released what we consider a very beautiful live product, ‘Live – Skeletons and Majesties’, but we felt it was time to release some new music by the Rayz… Yes, we planned to have an album ready by now but deadlines are not our best friends. No, seriously, although we have already started working on the new album, we did not want to wait any longer and thought we should let the fans listen to these two new songs before the world tour with Helloween. We have also recorded cover versions of two songs we have always loved and… before anybody could say that a CD can feature more minutes of music… we are also releasing the live material recorded for the ‘Skeletons’ Blu-ray that could not be included on the live CD. OK, it’s not a new album. But it’s 60 minutes of music… call it the longest single in metal, if you like!”
Finally it's about to come real and there is no question that it is overdue that the Official Gamma Ray Webshop opens! Already set-up in the background of the website, we are about to officially open the webshop October 15th, 2012 with plenty of items for you to buy, like T-Shirts, Longsleeves, Girlies, Patches and
"Skeletons & Majesties Live" features the live recording of the band's performance at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland from April 29th, 2011 and will now be released on 2CD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30th, 2012. The DVD and Blu-ray also feature additional bonus tracks, lots of behind the scenes bonus material, rare archive material and interviews with the band.
GAMMA RAY have besides DORO been the first bands confirmed for WOA "Full Metal Cruise" (http://www.full-metal-cruise.com/).
"Joining us on board will be greek melodic metallers Firewind with Ozzy guitarist Gus G., metal legends GammaRay, Punk‘n‘Roll heroes Betontod and, last but not least, Doro, undisputed queen of Metal.
Date: 05. - 12. May 2013
Also on the bill: Mambo Kurt and German comedy shooting star Bembers. Showing their skills at workshops & clincs will be guitar god and Scorpions alumni Uli Jon Roth and drum legend Jörg Michael, formerly of Stratovarius.
Interest in the Full Metal Cruise is high, but there are some tickets left. So if you want to take part - hurry up!
Join the Cruise, Metalheads!"