BRUTAL GODZ, the new Germany-based project featuring former/current members of BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, PARADOX and REBELLION, will enter the studio in April to begin recording its debut album, "Echoes Of The Dead", for a fall release.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. Cult Of Fear
03. Dead Reckoning
04. I Pray You Die
05. In The Forecourt Of Hell
06. Land Of Black And Red
07. Tao Of The Void
08. The Blood Icon
09. There Is None So Deaf As Those Who Won't Hear
10. Walk Thru The Dark Vale Of Death
BRUTAL GODZ recently parted ways with Russian singer Ian Breeg and replaced him with Charly Stenhauer of veteran German metallers PARADOX.
BRUTAL GODZ' new lineup is:
Charly Steinhauer - Vocals
Uwe Lulis - Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth - Bass
Alex Holzwarth - Drums
Commented Stenhauer: "The request from the guys [to join BRUTAL GODZ] came out of the blue. Oliver and I met at a BLIND GUARDIAN show in Germany last year where we re-established our friendship in a conversation prior to the concert. Back in 2000 we already shared great moments during the production of the PARADOX 'Collision Course' album
"I have known the guys for so many years now and we have stayed in touch the whole time. It is proof of a strong spiritual and musical bond between us. I know what to expect musically and personally. it feels like home, which is great.
"It was kind of a surprise when Oliver asked me to at least try to face the challenge. I agreed instantly to at least try to do it my way and sing on all the songs.
"When I heard the BRUTAL GODZ songs for the first time I was blown away. The classic-yet-innovative approach to heavy metal music is outstanding. What is very important for me is that the guys do not wanna introduce just another project, they want me to be in a real band that will be touring the world.
"I did the demo my way, I therefore changed all vocal lines from what the guys previously had, Oliver had to rewrite most of the lyrics. and we had a great time in getting together to become a strong unit.
"I can't wait to perform in studio very soon.
"Even though the guys are so damn brutal, there is a strong sense of humor in all our conversations which I do totally appreciate.
"To all the metalheads out there — expect nothing less than an iconic metal debut album from the GODZ."
BRUTAL GODZ last May parted ways with former METAL CHURCH singer Ronny Munroe.