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Frontiers Records will release the debut album from Markus Grosskopf's (HELLOWEEN) BASSINVADERS, entitled "Hellbassbeaters", on January 25, 2008.
BASSINVADERS was a creation of Markus' while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. It was there that he got inspired to produce a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept in early 2007 to Frontiers Records, which was intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.
According to a press release, "Hellbassbeaters" contains all the basic elements of a heavy rock record "and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass and twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100% genuine heavy rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all." To guarantee a great variety of different influences, Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German metal scene to join the band, including DESTRUCTION's Schmier, SODOM's frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE's Peavy. He also managed to get a few of his bass heroes to lay down solos on some of the tracks, including Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo and DD Verni.
Guest musicians include:
Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH)
Rudy Sarzo (DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT)
Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
DD Verni (OVERKILL)
Wyzard (MOTHER'S FINEST)
Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY)
Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX)
Stig Pedersen (D.A.D)
Tobias Exxel (EDGUY)
Jens Becker (GRAVE DIGGER, RUNNING WILD)
Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69)
Peter Baltes (ACCEPT)
Jan S. Eckert (MASTERPLAN)
Michael Müller (JADED HEART)
Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, TIME REQUIEM, EVIL MASQUERADE, MAJESTIC)
Jesper Binzer (D-A-D)
André Hilgers (RAGE, AXXIS, SILENT FORCE)
Stefan Arnold (GRAVE DIGGER)
01. Awakening the Bass Machine
02. We Live
04. Romance In Black
05. Godless Gods
06. Empty Memories (Breaking Free)
07. Boiling Blood
08. Far Too Late
09. The Asshole Song
10. Dead From the Eyes Down
11. Razorblade Romance
13. Eagles Fly Free (HELLOWEEN cover)
14. To Hell And Back (bonus track for Europe)
SILENT FORCE, the power metal band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have inked new deals with Germany's AFM Records and Japan's King Records. The band will enter House of Music studio in Winterbach, Germany in the next couple of weeks with producer Dennis Ward to begin recording the drums for their new album, tentatively due in early 2006. Guitars, bass and keyboards will be laid down at Guitars from Hell studio in Krefeld, Germany, while the vocal recordings will be done at Dennis Ward's new studio in Bruchsal, Germany. "The song material is in the same direction like the last album, 'Worlds Apart'," according to a posting on the group's web site.
SILENT FORCE's third full-length album, "Worlds Apart" was released in the U.S. in October 2004 via Noise Records.
Silent Force is releasing their Noise debut "Worlds Apart" on the 20th of Septermber. You can now download the mp3 of the song "No One Lives Forever", which is being released as an "online single". You can also download an exclusive cover, tray card and Inlay for this new "Online Single".
An MP3 sample of a brand-new Silent Force track, entitled "Ride the Storm," has been posted online at this location.
"Ride the Storm" comes off the group's third album, "Worlds Apart," due September 20 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (Angra, Pink Cream 69) at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany.
Silent Force, who feature in their ranks former Royal Hunt singer D.C. Cooper, parted ways with InsideOut Music last summer after they were deemed to be "not the right fit" for the label's roster. The band will support Cans (the solo project of Hammerfall singer Joacim Cans) on Friday, August 13 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany.