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GRAVE DIGGER Releases New Single and Video for “Thousand Tears”, Featuring Noora Louhimo

GRAVE DIGGER Releases New Single and Video for “Thousand Tears”, Featuring Noora Louhimo of BATTLE BEAST! Listen HERE Epic 40th Anniversary Album, Fields Of Blood, out on May 29, 2020 Pre-Order HERE

This year marks 40 years of one of the most influential and pioneering bands of the German heavy metal scene! May 29, 2020 will see metal titans GRAVE DIGGER release their 20th studio album via Napalm Records, and their 40th band anniversary will be celebrated in the most glorious way. With their brand new album, Fields Of Blood, the band around charismatic frontman Chris Boltendahl continues their iconic Scottish Highlands story! Today, GRAVE DIGGER are presenting a very special highlight and the second single of the album. The new track "Thousand Tears" features the incomparable voice of Noora of Battle Beast, refining the most touching metal ballad of the year in a duet with Chris Boltendahl! An unforgettable moment of GRAVE DIGGER's from Fields Of Blood, the track invites the listener into a melancholic dream, sweetened with a high class vocal mélange and an outstanding instrumental arrangement.

Says GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl: "With ‘Thousand Tears’, we pay homage to the unforgettable Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart... Noora from Battle Beast gives Queen Mary an incredible,warm and fragile atmosphere through her voice which at the end of the song turns into pure anger and despair. We couldn't have found a better voice for this song. We are proud to present ‘Thousand Tears’ feat. Noora Louhimo. One of the best ballads GRAVE DIGGER has ever written, maybe the best of our entire career." Noora adds: "It’s an honour to do a collaboration with the legendary GRAVE DIGGER and I’m very intrigued by the Scottish themed songs they’ve done. Now I will also be part of their historical song ‘Thousand Tears’ as the voice of Queen Mary. I hope all listeners can hear the big emotions and get a little glimpse of her story as one of most powerful women that lived in her time."

Listen to the ultimate heavy metal ballad of 2020 and watch the new video for "Thousand Tears" HERE:

Pre-Order Fields of Blood HERE Fields of Blood is the conclusion of a legendary trilogy and an auditory battle of unique traditional metal. The album takes the listener on an emotional journey through Scottish history and into explosive sound landscapes. Driving riffs and epic choruses meet the famous "Great Highland Bagpipes": In the Highlands, the battlefields of Stirling, Bannockburn and Culloden, the listener will find himself on a rollercoaster between grief and triumph again, losses and wins with the Scottish freedom fighters. After The Clans Will Rise Again and Tunes Of War,GRAVE DIGGER close their Highland saga in triumphal style. Just recently, the band shared a first single, "All for the Kingdom", a mercilessly epic track and heavy metal masterpiece that shows the direction of the new GRAVE DIGGER album in perfection. Watch the video HERE!

Even 40 years later, the ethos of the band has not changed, and yet GRAVE DIGGER sound modern and timeless like never before. They still stay true to their no-frills, traditional brand of metal with unwavering pure steel, which nevertheless offers surprises, and celebrates such a special anniversary of one of the most successful German heavy metal pioneers in the most glorious style!

Fields of BloodTracklisting:

1. The Clansman's Journey

2. All for the Kingdom

3. Lions of the Sea

4. Freedom

5. The Heart of Scotland

6. Thousand Tears

7. Union of the Crown

8. My final Fight

9. Gathering of the Clans

10. Barbarian

11. Fields of Blood

12. Requiem for the Fallen Fields of Bloodwill be available in the following formats:

- 4 Page Digipack

- VINYL 1LP Gatefold Black

- VINYL 1LP Gatefold Edition in Gold, Limited to 100 copies

- Wooden Box Edition: Bonus Live DVD "Live in Japan", Highland flask + Bonus 7" Single Limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records Mailorder only!)

- Digipack & Shirt Bundle

- VINYL 1LP & Shirt Bundle (Black Vinyl) US Store Only


30.05.20 DE - Gelsenkirchen / Rockhard Festival

12.06.20 DE - Büßfeld / M.I.S.E. Open Air

26.06.20 CZ - Spálené Poříčí / Basinfire Fest

27.06.20 DE - Dischingen / R.A.H

03.07.20 DE - Ballenstedt / Rockharz Festival

04.07.20 DE - Irslingen, Dietingen / Wolfweez-Open Air

10.07.20 ES - Burgos / Zurbarán Rock Festival

11.07.20 BG - Chelopech / Wolf Fest’ 2020

30.07.20 DE - Wacken Open Air

01.08.20 CZ - Bakov nad Jizerou / FryyFest 2020

07.08.20 CH - Basel, Bern / Mannried Open Air

w/ Orden Ogan:

24.09.20 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan

25.09.20 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle

26.09.20 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser

27.09.20 tba

29.09.20 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra

30.09.20 AT - Wien / Szene

01.10.20 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus

02.10.20 DE - München / Muffathalle

03.10.20 DE - Stuttgart / LKA

04.10.20 CH - Sarnen / Urrock Festival 2020

06.10.20 FR - Paris / La Machine

07.10.20 FR - Lyon / Ninkasi Kao

08.10.20 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje

09.10.20 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage

10.10.20 DE - Geiselwind / Musichall

11.10.20 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof

31.10.20 FR - Vouziers / Festival de Vouziers

14.11.20 Mex - Monterey / Mexico Metalfest GRAVE DIGGER is:

Chris Boltendahl – Vocals

Axel Ritt – Guitar

Jens Becker – Bass

Marcus Kniep – Drums

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