GRAVE DIGGER To Release 'Ballad Of Mary' EP

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will release a new EP, "Ballad Of Mary", on March 4. The effort will include two versions of the title track — one acoustic and the other taken from the forthcoming "The Clans Are Still Marching" CD, featuring a guest appearance Doro Pesch — as well as a new recording of "Rebellion" with Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN).

Check out the EP cover artwork below.

One cannot think of a better location to loudly celebrate a metal anniversary than the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER never thought twice than to mark their 30th anniversary with a metal extravaganza that would allow their most loyal fans to celebrate with them at the metal Mecca. This once-in-a-lifetime evening delivered the band's classic "Tunes of War" in its entirety. Thousands of headbangers shared in the enjoyment of timeless anthems such as "Scotland United", "The Dark Of The Sun", and, of course, "Rebellion". Staying true to the evening's theme, frontman Chris Boltendahl performed in "Braveheart"-inspired garb. Yet he had more surprises up his sleeve, as he welcomed guest artists VAN CANTO, Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), and metal queen Doro Pesch to join him on stage.

Due on March 7, 2011 via Napalm Records, "The Clans Are Still Marching" DVD captures the energy of this unique evening and delivers it to living rooms everywhere. The DVD also comprises backstage footage, interviews, the video of "Highland Farewell" and its respective "Making of...", as well as all the live tracks on CD.

Check out the "Rebellion" performance clip from the "The Clans Are Still Marching" DVD below.

DVD

01. Intro: Scotland The Brave (feat. Bauluy Muluy Pipes & Drums Band)
02. Scotland United
03. The Dark Of The Sun
04. William Wallace (Braveheart)
05. The Bruce
06. The Battle Of Flodden
07. The Ballad Of Mary (feat. Doro)
08. The Truth
09. Cry For Freedom
10. Killing Time
11. Rebellion (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
12. Culloden Muir
13. Ballad Of A Hangman
14. Excalibur
15. Heavy Metal Breakdown

Bonus material:

* Behind the scenes
* Interview in English
* Interview in German
* Axel Ritt's iPhone clips
* "Highland Farewell" video clip
* Photo galleries

CD:

01. Intro: Scotland The Brave (feat. Bauluy Muluy Pipes & Drums Band)
02. Scotland United
03. The Dark Of The Sun
04. William Wallace (Braveheart)
05. The Bruce
06. The Battle Of Flodden
07. The Ballad Of Mary (feat. Doro)
08. The Truth
09. Cry For Freedom
10. Killing Time
11. Rebellion (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
12. Culloden Muir
13. Ballad Of A Hangman
14. Excalibur
15. Heavy Metal Breakdown

GRAVE DIGGER's latest album, "The Clans Will Rise Again", was released in Europe on October 1 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded between mid-May and mid-July at the Meadow Studios, which is owned by GRAVE DIGGER's new guitarist Axel Ritt, and Principal Studios, where all of GRAVE DIGGER albums since 1995's "Heart Of Darkness" have been tracked. It was produced by Chris Boltendahl and mixed by Jörg Umbreit.

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