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New release from: GRAVE DIGGER – Symbol Of Eternity (August 26, 2022)
German metal institution Grave Digger announces the release of their new album Symbol of Eternity!
Grave Digger have been an integral part of the German heavy metal scene for over 4 decades. Chris Boltendahl, Axel Ritt, Jens Becker and Marcus Kniep are not only a force to be reckoned with in the live sector. They also regularly deliver high-quality heavy metal albums.
On their latest album Symbol of Eternity, they continue to spin the story of the Crusaders… after having dealt with it once before on the album Knights of the Cross, they devote themselves once again to the fabled history of the Templars. Razor-sharp riffs, opulent choir arrangements and the distinctive voice of Chris Boltendahl are components of Grave Digger‘s new work.
All the trademarks that have made the band stand out for 4 decades can be heard on the album. And yet, next to the merciless riffs, like in the opening headbanger “Battle Cry”, melodic refrains are always in the foreground… hard double bass attacks alternating with mid-tempo songs and the almost doom-like title track will make every headbanger’s heart beat faster.
Grave Digger have never been so varied and are not afraid to think outside the box like on the bonus track “Hellas Hellas” which is a cover of the Greek superstar Vasilis Papakonstantinou in which Chris sings Greek for the first time in his career and the band was even able to win Vasilis himself for some vocal passages. Open your ears and eyes when the new album will be in stores worldwide on August 26th, 2022 and you can take another journey into the secret world of the Templars… The king is dead… long live the king!
Symbol Of Eternity will be released on August 26, 2022.
Produced by Chris Boltendahl and Axel Ritt. Mixed and mastered by Chris Boltendahl at Graveyard Studios, Cologne from November 2021 to February 2022. Guitars, bass and drums recorded at Meadow Studios, Babenhausen by Axel Ritt Vocals recorded at Graveyard Studios / Cologne All songs composed and arranged by Boltendahl and Ritt except “The Siege of Akkon” composed by Marcus Kniep and “The Last Crusade”, composed by Axel Ritt and Jens Becker. All lyrics written by Chris Boltendahl. Keyboards played by Marcus Kniep. Cover and booklet paintings by Uwe Jarling. Cover concept by Chris Boltendahl. Photos by Jens Howorka @ Blendfabrik Düsseldorf. Booklet layout by Wanderley Perna.
Grave Digger are:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitars
Jens Becker – Bass
Marcus Kniep – Drums
TRACK LIST (CD 1 –Digipack Version-):
1. The Siege of Akkon
2. Battle Cry
3. Hell is my Purgatory
4. King of the Kings
5. Symbol of Eternity
7. Nights of Jerusalem
8. Heart of a Warrior
9. Grace of God
10. Sky of Swords
11. Holy Warfare
12. The Last Crusade
13. Hellas Hellas
TRACKLIST (CD 2 -Live at Metal Hammer Paradise / Mediabook version-):
1. The Clansman`s Journey
2. Healed by Metal
3. The clans will rise again
5. The Roundtable
6. The Curse of Jacques
7. Season of the Witch
10. Witch Hunter
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
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