BREAKING NEWS: Hail Of Bullets part ways with singer Martin van Drunen
We are sorry to announce that Martin van Drunen is no longer part of Hail Of Bullets. On a personal level it’s no longer possible for us to continue the cooperation with Martin.
Unfortunately this means we have to cancel all upcoming shows until further notice.
This does not mean the end of Hail Of Bullets. The main reason for starting this band 8 years ago was our mutual love for real Death Metal and to have fun playing our favourite kind of music and we did not want to lose this ‘fun part’.
We acknowledge the fact that Martin’s a good singer with a distinctive voice but he’s not the only great singer on this planet. For the record, there's no hate or anger here, but this simply wasn't working out anymore.
We wish him all the best in his future career. To be continued…
Stephan, Paul, Ed, Theo
After this show, Hail of Bullets will take a one year break. There won’t be any shows next year, but the band will start working on new material in the second half of 2015, so be prepared!
HAIL OF BULLETS entering official German album charts at position 47!
Death Metal as a genre is doing great as long as Hollands premiere extreme metal outfit HAIL OF BULLETS release albums like III The Rommel Chronicles! The album is hitting this week´s official German album charts like a ton of bricks at an incredible 47th position! This marks the highest ever chart entry for HAIL OF BULLETS, their last album On Divine Winds entered the German album charts in 2010 at # 75.
HAIL OF BULLETS comments: “We’re extremely proud and happy to see our new album storming the charts! Thanks to our loyal fans for getting us there, you rule!”
Click www.metalblade.com/hailofbullets to check out the lyric video for Swoop Of The Falcon. At the same location you can listen to the first single Pour Le Mérite and order III The Rommel Chronicles in various configurations. There´s also an exclusive T-shirt in a nice discharge print available!
You can still stream the second single DG-7 HERE!
HAIL OF BULLETS launches lyric video for ‘Swoop Of The Falcon’ and announce content of bonus-DVD for new album ‘III The Rommel Chronicles’!
Dutch Death Metal giants HAIL OF BULLETS have posted a lyric video for their third single taken off their new album III The Rommel Chronicles! Click www.metalblade.com/hailofbullets to check out the clip. At the same location you can listen to the first single Pour Le Mérite. Feel free to check out the pre-order options for III The Rommel Chronicles
You can still stream the second single DG-7 HERE!
There is a limited first edition Digibook available featuring the album on CD and an exclusive bonus-DVD entitled Bullets Over Europe
HAIL OF BULLETS about the bonus-DVD: “The bonus DVD ‘Bullets Over Europe’ features a cornucopia of live footage culled from past few years (including 5 pro-shot multi-cam tracks from the Way Of Darkness festival) as well as videoclips, interviews and behind the scenes material. So put on your helmets and dive in!”
UPDATE September 23 2013: HAIL OF BULLETS launch second single taken off new album ‘III The Rommel Chronicles’ exclusively via Metal Hammer Germany!
Dutch Death Metal giants HAIL OF BULLETS have launched the second single taken off their third album III The Rommel Chronicles! Surf over to our partners for this song premiere – Metal Hammer Germany – at THIS location to check out DG-7!
Make also sure to check out www.metalblade.com/hailofbullets to listen to the first single Pour Le Mérite and to check out the pre-order options for the upcoming album in various formats.
HAIL OF BULLETS launch landing page and first single from new album ‘III: The Rommel Chronicles’!
Pre-Order options and tracklisting announced!
Dutch Death Metal giants HAIL OF BULLETS have launched the landing page for their new album III: The Rommel Chronicles! Surf over to metalblade.com/hailofbullets to listen to the first single Pour Le Mérite!
Make also sure to surf through the pre-order options. There is a limited first edition Digibook available featuring the album on CD and an exclusive bonus-DVD. Of course you can also order a jewelcase-CD, vinyl or a digital download. Shirt bundles are available as well!
III: The Rommel Chronicles began to take shape in the second half of 2012 when HAIL OF BULLETS started writing songs for this third album which sees the band approaching things a bit differently lyric wise. Instead of describing a certain campaign or theatre of war, this album focuses on the military life, rise and fall of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Despite fighting on the wrong side, Rommel was undeniably a great strategist who was both feared and admired by his enemies.
Music wise III: The Rommel Chronicles slightly harks back to the debut album. The songs are faster, rawer, more aggressive and direct than on On Divine Winds which had a more epic, heroic feel. Once again production duties were handled by Ed Warby and the album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. A new lyrical approach also asked for a different type of artwork, which was provided by Dutch artist Erik Wijnands.
Death Metal guru Dan Swanö about the new HOB longplayer: “Hail of Bullets return for their 3rd album, armed to the teeth with a thunderous Death Metal onslaught that combines the raw ferocity of the 1st album with the more expanded arrangements of the 2nd. A Death Metal masterpiece!”
|III: The Rommel Chronicles tracklisting:1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
6. The Desert Fox
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal
|HAIL OF BULLETS is:Martin Van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitar
Stephan Gebédi – Guitar
Theo Van Eekelen – Bass
Ed Warby – Drums
|HAIL OF BULLETS live:26/10/13 FR – Rennes – Garmonbozia 15 Years Fest
02/11/13 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
30/11/13 RO – Bucharest – November To Dismember Fest
14/12/13 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting24/01/14 CH – Zürich – Winterfest31/05/14 DE – Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
25/07/14 DE – Bertingen – Rock unter den Eichen
16/08/14 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
News update July 2013 – Hail of Bullets have just finished the recordings of their as yet untitled 3rd album.
Dan Swanö will start mixing and mastering the album in the next few weeks and we are aiming for a late October/early November release via Metal Blade records.