The debut album “The Devil Is A Gambler” has been announced for May 28, 2021, today the new German Heavy Metal supergroup HELLRYDER is ready for presenting their eagerly awaited first single and matching music video for the band’s named track “Hellryder” and to show all the Metal fans out there what is meant with DIRTY KICK ASS HEAVY METAL!
Packed with greats of the German Metal scene and with members of well-known bands like Grave Digger, Orden Ogan, Gregorian etc., these four hellish gentlemen present something uniquely powerful, straightforward, metallically hard, diabolical and uncompromising … in short: Heavy Metal at its purest! All signs point to a true assault and not just only on record, plans of playing live are already being forged. The ride through hell has only just begun and with today a fiery start is made!
Already since 2017, Chris Boltendahl and Axel Ritt have been thinking about bringing a project to life which deals with the origin of Metal… Straight to the edge or rather “DIRTY KICK ASS HEAVY METAL”. Usually extensively involved in their main band GRAVE DIGGER, unfortunately and due to the Corona pandemic 99% of all activities became canceled or postponed overnight. But no time for self-pity or laze around, this unexpected time window of opportunities opened up and was finally used from our two tireless ones. The first songs were recorded in September 2020 and HELLRYDER took more and more shape; an idea led into a project and in November 2020 to a real band. With drummer Timmi Breideband (Gregorian, ex Bonfire, ex Freedom Call) and bass player Steven Wussow (Orden Ogan, ex Domain, ex Xandria), two absolute thoroughbred musicians could be won and complete the line-up into a real German Metal super-group. HELLRYDER stand for straightforward, metallically hard, diabolical and uncompromising traditional Heavy Metal and all signs point to a true assault, not just on record, but also LIVE!
“The Devil Is A Gambler” will be released through ROAR! Rock of Angels Records, physically and digitally worldwide on May 28, 2021.
1. Hellryder 2. Sacrifice In Paradise 3. Night Rider 4. The Devil Is A Gambler 5. Jekyll & Hyde 6. Faceless Jesus 7. Chainsaw Lilly 8. I Die For You 9. Bad Attitude 10. Passion Maker 11. Harder Faster Louder 12. I Don’t Wanna Die (Bonus Track)