News archives 2008-2010

Monday, August 23, 2010: NEW SONG ONLINE! 

HAIL OF BULLETS launch first song of upcoming new album ‘On Divine Winds’ exclusively on MySpace!

Dutch Death Metal Masters HAIL OF BULLETS have launched the first song of their upcoming new album ‘On Divine Winds’ exclusively on MySpace. Surf to the bands sitehttp://www.myspace.com/hailoffuckenbullets to check out the album opener Operation Z!Drummer Ed Warby comments on Operation Z: “On December 7th of 1941 Japan launched Operation Z, a bold surprise attack on the United States which came as such a shock that Roosevelt referred to it as “a date which will live in infamy”. It is no coincidence then that we chose to cover this event in the crushing opening track of our upcoming album “On Divine Winds”. Experience the carnage as hundreds of planes descend from the sky to bring death and destruction, and revel in the aural massacre we unleash upon your ears and necks! Banzai!

”Comments singer Martin van Drunen on the concept of ‘On Divine Winds': “This time Hail of Bullets takes on the Pacific War. The expansion of the Empire of Japan throughout Asia, introducing a full scale war using all forces combined. The massive strike back of the Americans, whose marines bravely fought many tough and bloody battles on now forgotten insulate islands spread throughout the whole Pacific. This led to desperate Japanese defense tactics such as Kamikaze, human bullets and suicidal Banzai charges. Until finally, incendiary bombings brought the empire to its knees.”

The album title ‘On Divine Winds’ refers to the translation for the Japanese word Kamikaze, as kami stands for “God” and kaze means “wind”.

‘On Divine Winds’ track listing:

01. The Eve Of Battle
02. Operation Z
03. The Mukden Incident
04. Strategy Of Attrition
05. Full Scale War
06. Guadalcanal
07. On Coral Shores
08. Unsung Heroes
09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on limited first digibook edition)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable

‘On Divine Winds’ was produced by Ed Warby and like before the monstrous mix was in the capable hands of Mr Dan Swanö.

‘On Divine Winds’ features 12 tracks on the limited first Digibook edtion and 11 tracks on the regular jewelcase version. The album will be released October 8/11 via Metal Blade Records in Europe as a limited Digibook (including a bonus track and a bonus-DVD) and as a limited gatefold 2-LP!

http://www.myspace.com/hailoffuckenbullets

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August 2010 – HAIL OF BULLETS has set “On Divine Winds” as the title of its second full-length album, due in North America on October 12 via Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally). The group recorded 11 songs plus an intro for the CD, which, like its predecessor, was produced by Ed Warby was mixed by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE). The limited-edition version of the album will be made available as a digibook, including a bonus DVD.

Comments Warby: “I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard on anything in my entire life, but it sure has paid off!

“Although ‘Of Frost And War’ is a tough act to follow, my ringing ears tell me we’ve succeeded in besting it on every level: songs, playing, production…

“All the main ingredients of our blood ‘n’ guts style death metal have remained intact and I honestly can’t imagine anyone that liked our previous work is going to be the least bit disappointed, on the contrary!”

HAIL OF BULLETS’ debut album “…Of Frost And War” was a concept album about the Eastern front war of Germany. “On Divine Winds” is another concept effort, this time covering the Pacific battles between Japan and the USA.

Comments Van Drunen: “This time HAIL OF BULLETS takes on the Pacific War. The expansion of the Empire of Japan throughout Asia, introducing a full scale war using all forces combined. The massive strike back of the Americans, whose marines bravely fought many tough and bloody battles on now forgotten insulate islands spread throughout the whole Pacific. This led to desperate Japanese defense tactics such as Kamikaze, human bullets and suicidal Banzai charges. Until, finally, incendiary bombings brought the empire to its knees.”

The album title “On Divine Winds” is a translation of the Japanese word “kamikaze,” as kami stands for “God” and kaze means “wind.”

“On Divine Winds” will feature 12 tracks on the limited first digibook edition and 11 song on the regular jewelcase version.

“On Divine Winds” track listing:

01. The Eve Of Battle
02. Operation Z
03. The Mukden Incident
04. Strategy Of Attrition
05. Full Scale War
06. Guadalcanal
07. On Coral Shores
08. Unsung Heroes
09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on limited first digibook edition)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable


 

The first official Hail of Bullets videoclip for the song ‘Warsaw Rising’ van be viewed here or at either this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb059wP_uNY
or this location:
http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/3999/hail-of-bullets-warsaw-rising-video

The video was directed/edited by Dave Hall and Dave Cardoso
 
July 17th, 2009
The new Hail of Bullets MCD ‘Warsaw Rising’ is now available through our webshop (click ‘merchandise’ button in left menu).
The “Warsaw Rising” mini album is also available as a limited edition 10 inch vinyl edition! (500 handnumbered copies).You can order the vinyl version directly from Metal Blade Records
or Nuclear Blast Records.


http://www.globaldomination.se/forums/viewforum.php?f=31

 

Important note regarding shipping of our merchandise:
Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery during the holiday season!

June 17 2009

Hail of Bullets’ ‘Warsaw Rising’ mini-CD will be released through Metal Blade Records on July 17th 2009 and will only be available through several mail orders and the band’s own webshop. Please note that it’s a strictly limited edition of 2,000 copies.

May 27 2009

Watch pictures of Hail of Bullets performing at Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, USA
May 23 2009:

http://www.returntothepit.com/concert.php?date=2009-05-23&band=hail_of_bullets

May 14 2009 press release

HAIL OF BULLETS to release new mini-CD in the summer!

Dutch Death Metallers HAIL OF BULLETS go to war again with ‘Warsaw Rising’, an EP featuring two brand new tracks, one cover and three live recordings!

The new songs are ‘Liberators’, a rumbling ode to one of the most magnificent bombers ever built and the title track which tells the tragic tale of the bloody 1944 Warsaw uprising. A massive cover of the Twisted Sister classic ‘Destroyer’ and 3 tracks from the Bullets’ earth-shattering performance at last year’s Party.San Open Air complete the searing sextet!

Tracklisting ‘Warsaw Rising':
1. Liberators
2. Warsaw Rising
3. Destroyer
4. Red Wolves Of Stalin *
5. Nachthexen *
6. The Crucial Offensive *
* live recording

The mini-CD will be released as a 6-page-Digipak sometime during the summer and will be available in a strictly limited edition of 2.000 copies only! First come first serve�

 


HAIL OF BULLETS have now joined forces with TMR Music Promotions (Benelux bookings) and Bajvan Agency (Europe + rest of the world).
Feel free to contact them at bookings@hailofbullets.com for future shows.

We have received a VERY limited number of ‘Nachthexen’ shirts from Relapse Records. These shirts were available only through Relapse’s mail order, but now a select number of (European) fans can order these shirts directly from us. If you want one, please be quick cause we only received a very limited number…especially of the M-sized and XXL-sized shirts.

The Zipper hoodies are now available in sizes M/L/XL/XXL

 



Hail OF Bullets Forum online!

 

 

NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 2008:
Statement from Martin van Drunen:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances in my private life Hail Of Bullets have been forced to withdraw from the Darkness Over X-mas 2008 tour. We regret having to make this decision, as we were really looking forward to waging some serious war on stage! Of course we’ll do our very best to return to the front as soon as possible…”

In other news we have already been booked again for several Summer festivals in 2009, more news will follow soon…

We’d also like to thank everyone (fans AND press) for the overwhelming response to our debut album and the great crowd reactions at all the shows we’ve done so far!

 


HAIL OF BULLETS’  new CD “…Of Frost And War” released

HAIL OF BULLETS’ debut album “…Of Frost And War” ” was released by Metal Blade on May 13th 2008 (NL/B/USA), May 16th (G/A/CH/I), May 19th (rest of Europe).
The album was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö of Edge Of Sanity fame.

Comments drummer Ed Warby: “The soundtrack to all-out, total war is here! If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be run over by a 50 ton Tiger tank, now’s your chance… ”

“…Of Frost And War” will be available as a limited first edition Digipak CD including bonus track and special pop-up packaging. After this first edition is sold out there will only be a regular jewelcase edition without the bonus track available, so be quick! The album will be released on vinyl, too!

Click HERE for high resolution front art!

Tracklisting “…Of Frost And War”

* Before the Storm (Barbarossa) / Intro
* Ordered Eastward
* The Lake Ladoga Massacre
* General Winter
* Advancing Once More
* Red Wolves of Stalin
* Nachthexen
* The Crucial Offensive (19-11-1942, 7.30 AM)
* Stalingrad
* Insanity Commands / bonus track
* Inferno at the Carpathian Mountains
* Berlin

In other news HAIL OF BULLETS have upgraded their European deal with Metal Blade Records to a worldwide deal! Says Ed: “We are proud to announce we’ll be signing to Metal Blade Records for Worldwide domination! This is great news for us since we’re already part of Metal Blade’s European roster, and we’re stoked as hell to go global with the mighty Blade!”

“…Of Frost And War” will be released on the 16th of May (D/A/CH/I) / 19th of May (rest of Europe)!

HAIL OF BULLETS are looking forward to play selected summer festivals in 2008!
Previous news flashes

Studio update

After 3 weeks of hard labour we finished the recordings of our debut album in the Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland.
Right now, Dan Swanö is mixing the album in the Unisound Studio in Örebrö, Sweden and it’s turning into one hell of a Death Metal monster.
Expect over 50 minutes of molten metal mayhem at the end of May! Check ourMySpace page and YouTube page.

Gigs page updated: check it out.

Hail Of Bullets @ Party.San Metal Open Air

HOB will play at  Party.San Metal Open Air, Bad Berka, Germany August 7-9, 2008

Hail Of Bullets @ Summer Breeze Open Air 2008

Hail of Bullets will be playing the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany, which will be held from August 13th-16th 2008 in Dinkelsbühl!
It’s not sure yet which date and which stage we’ll be playing.
We hope to add some more festival dates in the coming weeks!

Promo CD on vinyl !!! 

Iron Pegasus records from Germany (www.iron-pegasus.com) will be releasing our semi-legendary Promo CD on vinyl in January 2008!
The 12″EP will be limited to 1,000 copies and there will be 2 different versions available (coloured and black vinyl).


Hail OF Bullets Forum online

http://www.globaldomination.se/forums/viewforum.php?f=31


Metal Blade press release 

HAIL OF BULLETS to release “…Of Frost And War”!

Dutch Death Metal sensation HAIL OF BULLETS have finished recordings for their debut album “…Of Frost And War”. The album was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö of Edge Of Sanity fame.

Comments drummer Ed Warby: “The soundtrack to all-out, total war is here! If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be run over by a 50 ton Tiger tank, now’s your chance… ”

“…Of Frost And War” will be available as a limited first edition Digipak CD including bonus track and special pop-up packaging. After this first edition is sold out there will only be a regular jewelcase edition without the bonus track available, so be quick! The album will be released on vinyl, too!

Click HERE for high resolution front art!

Tracklisting “…Of Frost And War”

* Before the Storm (Barbarossa) / Intro
* Ordered Eastward
* The Lake Ladoga Massacre
* General Winter
* Advancing Once More
* Red Wolves of Stalin
* Nachthexen
* The Crucial Offensive (19-11-1942, 7.30 AM)
* Stalingrad
* Insanity Commands / bonus track
* Inferno at the Carpathian Mountains
* Berlin

In other news HAIL OF BULLETS have upgraded their European deal with Metal Blade Records to a worldwide deal! Says Ed: “We are proud to announce we’ll be signing to Metal Blade Records for Worldwide domination! This is great news for us since we’re already part of Metal Blade’s European roster, and we’re stoked as hell to go global with the mighty Blade!”

“…Of Frost And War” will be released on the 16th of May (D/A/CH/I) / 19th of May (rest of Europe)!

HAIL OF BULLETS are looking forward to play selected summer festivals in 2008!

Studio update March 2008

After 3 weeks of hard labour we finished the recordings of our debut album in the Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland.
Right now, Dan Swanö is mixing the album in the Unisound Studio in Örebrö, Sweden and it’s turning into one hell of a Death Metal monster.
Expect over 50 minutes of molten metal mayhem at the end of May!
Check our MySpace page (www.myspace.com/hailoffuckenbullets) and YouTube page
(www.youtube.com/profile?user=hailz666)