It’s not a secret that Hamburg is the capital city of German Power and Heavy Metal, and gave birth to such legendary acts like HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, RUNNING WILD or IRON SAVIOR. On May 29, 2015, Skol Records will reveal one of the best kept secrets of Hamburg’s scene, and an album that will match these legendary names: “Illuminati”, debut album of GOTHIC FATE. The band was active between 1998 and 2005, and recorded 2 demos and full studio album titled “Illuminati” in 2004, which remained unreleased and unknown until now.
GOTHIC FATE feature in its rank Uwe Wessel, bassist known from GAMMA RAY, with whom he recorded albums such as “Heading For Tomorrow” and “Sigh No More”, as well as bunch of singles and the legendary “Heading For The East” video. “Illuminati” has been recorded and mixed by Wolfgang Budde, and recently mastered by Bart Gabriel. The album includes 13 songs, and excerpts from few of them can be heard in the following album teaser: