HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 22-24 at the Sonar in Baltimore.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
BRUTAL TRUTH (New York)
FLESH PARADE (Louisiana)
HAIL OF BULLETS (Netherlands)
IMMOLATION (New York)
TODAY IS THE DAY (Tennessee)
For more information visit www.marylanddeathfest.com.
"…Of Frost And War", the debut album from HAIL OF BULLETS, was released in Europe on May 19 (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it arrived three days earlier, and Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, where it will be released on March 13) via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö of EDGE OF SANITY fame.
HAIL OF BULLETS was formed in late 2006 through a mutual love for old-school death metal bands like AUTOPSY, BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE, CELTIC FROST and DEATH. In the summer of 2007, the band entered a Rotterdam studio to record a four-song promotional CD, which was mixed by the infamous death metal guru Dan Swanö in Sweden.
Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL OF BULLETS performing the song "Red Wolves of Stalin" on July 5, 2008 at the Waldrock festival in Bergum, Holland can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "roi71").