The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with vocalist Chris Boltendahl of German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below.
GRAVE DIGGER's new album, "Clash Of The Gods", will be released on August 31 in Europe and September 4 in North America via Napalm Records. A six-song mini-CD, "Home At Last", preceded the full-length effort on July 27 in Europe and August 7 in North America.
GRAVE DIGGER's new CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Münster, Germany. The band laid down at least 10 new original compositions as well as "a cover version of a male, 'not-heavy-metal' artist," which the group said "won't be another German 'Schlager' song... it will be 150 percent pure GRAVE DIGGER metal. Again we transferred the spirit of the '80s into the sound of 2012."
"Clash Of The Gods" track listing:
02. God Of Terror
03. Hell Dog
05. Clash Of The Gods
06. Death Angel & The Grave Digger
07. Walls Of Sorrow
08. Call Of The Sirens
09. Warriors Revenge
10. With The Wind
11. Home At Last
Bonus tracks on digibook version:
12. Saints Of The Broken Souls
13. Zurück Nach Haus ("Home At Last" German version)
"Home At Last" track listing:
01. Home At Last
02. Rage Of The Savage Beast (non-album track)
03. Metal Will Never Die (non-album track)
04. Ballad Of A Hangman (live in Wacken 2010)
05. Excalibur (live in Wacken 2010)
06. Heavy Metal Breakdown (live in Wacken 2010)
GRAVE DIGGER last fall extended its contract with Napalm Records.
A seven-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Clash Of The Gods" can be found below.
"The Clans Are Still Marching", the latest DVD from GRAVE DIGGER, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56 (German chart rules allow music DVDs to enter album charts).
The band's latest album, "The Clans Will Rise Again", was released in Europe on October 1, 2010 via Napalm Records.
"Home At Last" video:
"Clash Of The Gods" audio samples: