German metal institution GRAVE DIGGER have released their new official video for their third single “Heart Of A Warrior”!
The track is taken from the upcoming longplayer “Symbol Of Eternity”, to be released as CD, Vinyl, Boxset, Download and on all streaming platforms next week Friday, August 26, 2022 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records!
German Heavy Metal legends GRAVE DIGGER have revealed the official teaser for their new single and video ‘Heart Of A Warrior’ coming out on August 19th. The single is taken from their upcoming album “Symbol Of Eternity”.
German metal institution GRAVE DIGGER have released their new official video for their second single ‘King Of The Kings’. The track is taken from the upcoming longplayer “Symbol Of Eternity”, to be released as CD, Vinyl, Boxset, Download and on all streaming platforms on August 26, 2022 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records!
“A true heavy metal maelstrom! “King of The Kings” is a fast, yet melodic anthem that stands out with powerful and melodic chorus, pounding drums and sharp riffs from start to finish! The King is dead, long live the King!”
Music by Axel Ritt Lyrics by Chris Boltendahl Mixed and Mastered by Chris Boltendahl @ Graveyard Studio / Köln / Germany Video produced by UND ACTION! https://www.undaction.org/ Shot at the Ginsburg, Hilchenbach https://ginsburg.info/ Sponsored by: https://ritterladen.de/ Many thanks to: Arnd, Babu, Dirk, Lisa, Marco, Markus, Peter, Werner, Verein Zur Erhaltung Der Ginsburg e.V. Regionalforstamt Siegen-Wittgenstein
German metal institution GRAVE DIGGER have released their new official video for their first single “Hell Is My Purgatory”!
“Razor-sharp riffs, pounding drums, a chorus that can make a whole arena headbang like crazy and the distinctive voice of Chris Boltendahl are components of Grave Digger’s new single. All the trademarks that have made the band stand out for 4 decades can be heard on “Hell Is My Purgatory”
The track is taken from the upcoming longplayer “Symbol Of Eternity”, to be released as CD, Vinyl, Boxset, Download and on all streaming platforms on August 26, 2022 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records!
GRAVE DIGGER have been an integral part of the German heavy metal scene for over 4 decades. Chris Boltendahl, Axel Ritt, Jens Becker and Marcus Kniep are not only a force to be reckoned with in the live sector, they also regularly deliver high-quality Heavy Metal albums.
On their latest album “Symbol of Eternity” they continue to spin the story of the Crusaders… after having dealt with it once before on the album “Knights of the Cross”, they devote themselves once again to the fabled history of the Templars. Razor-sharp riffs, opulent choir arrangements and the distinctive voice of Chris Boltendahl are components of Grave Digger’s new work. All the trademarks that have made the band stand out for 4 decades can be heard on the album… an original and hard album is “Symbol of become eternity”. And yet, next to the merciless riffs, like in the opening headbanger “Battle Cry”, melodic refrains are always in the foreground… hard double bass attacks alternating with mid-tempo songs and the almost doom-like title track will make every headbanger’s heart beat faster.
Grave Digger have never been so varied and are not afraid to think outside the box like on the bonus track “Hellas Hellas” which is a cover of the Greek superstar Vasilis Papakonstantinou in which Chris sings Greek for the first time in his career and the Band was even able to win Vasilis himself for some vocal passages. Open your ears and eyes when the new album will be in stores worldwide on August 26th, 2022 and you can take another journey into the secret world of the Templars… The king is dead… long live the king!
TRACK LIST (CD 1 –Digipack Version-): 1. The Siege of Akkon 2. Battle Cry 3. Hell is my Purgatory 4. King of the Kings 5. Symbol of Eternity 6. Saladin 7. Nights of Jerusalem 8. Heart of a Warrior 9. Grace of God 10. Sky of Swords 11. Holy Warfare 12. The Last Crusade 13. Hellas Hellas
TRACKLIST (CD 2 -Live at Metal Hammer Paradise / Mediabook version-): 1. The Clansman`s Journey 2. Healed by Metal 3. The clans will rise again 4. Lawbreaker 5. The Roundtable 6. The Curse of Jacques 7. Season of the Witch 8. Excalibur 9. Rebellion 10. Witch Hunter 11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
• Produced by Chris Boltendahl & Axel Ritt • Mixed and mastered by Chris Boltendahl at Graveyard Studios / Cologne from November 2021 to February 2022 • Guitars, bass and drums recorded at Meadow Studios / Babenhausen by Axel Ritt • Vocals recorded at Graveyard Studios / Cologne • All songs composed and arranged by Boltendahl & Ritt except “The Siege of Akkon” composed by Marcus Kniep and “The Last Crusade”, composed by Axel Ritt & Jens Becker • All lyrics written by Chris Boltendahl • Keyboards played by Marcus Kniep • Cover and booklet paintings by Uwe Jarling • Cover concept by Chris Boltendahl • Booklet Layout by Wanderley Perna
German Metal institution GRAVEDIGGER have sign with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records!
We are thrilled and proud to announce that GRAVE DIGGER, one of the true Metal veterans, has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
The history of GRAVE DIGGER goes back to 1980 and the band is undoubtedly the ultimate old school German Heavy Metal Institution! Albums like “Heavy Metal Breakdown”, “Witch Hunter” and “War Games” are real classics that should not be missing in any well-stocked collection. In the course of their 40 years spanning career, GRAVE DIGGER released 21 studio releases, various live albums and several compilations. They are still – today more than ever – a recognized metallic superpower and one of the best live acts. They have always made no secret of their passion for the original 80s Metal, so we can look forward to honest and hammering classic Heavy Metal albums full of anthems in the future as well.