Heavy Metal Titans GRAVE DIGGER to Release Epic Anniversary Album, “Fields Of Blood”!
Heavy Metal Titans GRAVE DIGGER to Release Epic Anniversary Album, Fields Of Blood Final Part of the Legendary Highlands Trilogy Coming this May via Napalm Records Listen to the New Single, “All For The Kingdom”, HERE + Pre-Order Fields Of Blood HERE
[ photo by Jens Howorka ] With metal anthems like “Heavy Metal Breakdown”, GRAVE DIGGER became one of the most influential and pioneering bands of the German heavy metal scene since the early 80s, and 2020 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of these Teutonic metal masters in glorious style! On their 20th studio album, titled Fields Of Blood, the band around frontman Chris Boltendahl continues their epic Highlands story! Fields Of Blood is the logic consequence of a legendary trilogy and an auditory battle of unique traditional metal. Slated for release on May 29 via Napalm Records, Fields Of Blood will take us 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, trials and wins with the Scottish freedom fighters. After "The Clans Will Rise Again" and "Tunes Of War", GRAVE DIGGER close their Highland saga in epic style. Today, the iconic band has not only unveiled their incredible album artwork, but is also sharing a first single - the epic magnum opus, “All For The Kingdom”! And hell yes, this track perfectly sets the scene for the final and long-awaited part of their Scottish Highland trilogy: "All for the Kingdom" is a mercilessly epic song that shows the direction of the new GRAVE DIGGER album. No prisoners are taken here and GRAVE DIGGER prove what they do best even after 40 years of their impressive band history. Choruses and riffs that cut into your ear canals and hearts to stay there, as well as hundreds of thousands of Highlanders have remained on the battlefields, believing in a better life in freedom and independence. Watch the new video for the heavy metal masterpiece, “All For The Kingdom”, HERE
“We did it again and put on the kilts... as we always have been fascinated by Scotland and its history,” says frontman Chris Boltendahl. “For a long time, we considered when the right time would be to return to the Highlands and delve into their legends and myths. Our 40th band anniversary seems to be the right occasion for this and so we take you on a trip for the third time... put on the kilts and pull out your swords and axes, follows us to Stirling and Culloden and experience Scottish history, up close, authentic and emotional. As William Wallace / Braveheart said: Yes, they may take our lives. But they never take away our freedom!” Pre-order Fields Of Blood, a must-have heavy metal masterpiece, HERE
Fields Of Blood will be out on May 29 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 Fields Of Blood Tracklisting: 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 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! GRAVE DIGGER live: 14.03.20 DE - Marsberg / Metal Diver 2020 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 More Info: WEBSITE FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM TWITTER NAPALM RECORDS