GAMMA RAY frontman Kai Hansen was unable to sing during the band's April 11 performance in Aschaffenburg, Germany because he had "serious problems with his voice," according to the band's drummer, Michael Ehré. Instead of canceling the gig, GAMMA RAY invited a couple of guest singers — including Tobias Sammet (EDGUY) and Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ANGRA) — to fill in Kai during the show. Ehré says: "It was fantastic!"
Fan-filmed video footage of the Aschaffenburg concert can be seen below.
GAMMA RAY's eleventh studio album, "Empire Of The Undead", was released on CD, CD/DVD digipack, LP and digitally via earMusic on March 28.
The "Empire Of The Undead" title track was already been made available on the single/EP "Master Of Confusion", an appetizer the band released in 2013, just before touring the world with HELLOWEEN.
GAMMA RAY recorded the new album in various sessions in 2013, with Eike Freese at the mixing desk alongside bass player and co-writer Dirk Schlaechter.
It was just after landing in South America that the unbelievable news reached GAMMA RAY mainman Kai Hansen and his bandmates: Hammer Studio, their home, rehearsal place, studio and meeting point for many metal bands in Germany, including their instruments, amps and tapes, had been destroyed by a terrifying fire.
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