It’s more or less done, the wait is over. Finally, the 11th studio album from GAMMARAY “Empire Of The Undead” is almost* done and ready to go.
“Empire Of The Undead” the fast metal song in the typical GAMMARAY 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.
GAMMARAY 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 an 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 quotes.
“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.“
“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 GAMMARAY back in the highest positions of the sales charts worldwide.
*never be too sure with the „Masters of confusion“. For reference, please see
Parallel to the album announcement GAMMYRAY 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