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Below is our complete Hannes Grossmann news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
What was old is now new again, as much like with Hollywood returning to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Terminator, metal heads had a desire for past and present to collide throughout 2014.
This was another year of major reunions and comebacks with the likes of At The Gates, Slipknot, Sanctuary, and Massacre all returning with new material. The long dead Coal Chamber also came back to life, although we won't see an actual release until next year (with varying opinions on to whether that particular resurrection was wanted or needed).
Besides all the blasts from the past, this was a year marked by spectacles in the metal world – some truly unfortunate and others less so. Heavy metal managed to hit the Facebook trending bar and gain exposure to millions when 92 year old actor Christopher Lee released his Metal Knight EP and Christmas single ”Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing.”
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was finally sentenced after being arrested back in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife – an act that lead to the creation of Wovenwar, featuring the remaining members of As I Lay Dying as well as a fellow ex-believer from Oh, Sleeper.
This was also the year that included Roadrunner Records botching the release of the first Opeth single from “Pale Communion” and subsequently breaking the Internet. And who could forget Wintersun's infamous rant (perhaps best summarized as “I can't possibly record an album unless its in my own personal studio that someone else has paid for”), which sent a horde of lemming-like fans to send death threats to the Nuclear Blast Facebook page?
Typical metal shenanigans aside, this was actually a solid year for metal overall even past the major reunions. Now moving into 2015, the big question marks are if that Metallica album actually comes out, when Dimmu Borgir is finally going to get around to leaking some new info, and for those of us who have been impatiently waiting since 2012 – when will God Of Atheists finally drop that debut release that we voted most anticipated two years ago?
Before any of those questions come close to getting answers, let's take a look back at what 2014 had to offer for metal fans... More...
"The Radial Covenant" is the first solo album of German drummer and producer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Blotted Science, ex-Necrophagist).
The album was mixed and mastered at Woodshed studio by Triptykon guitarist V. Santura and features the following guest musicians:
Jeff Loomis (Ex-Nevermore, Conquering Dystopia)
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry)
Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Spawn of Possession)
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex-God Dethroned)
Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Blotted Science, Spastic Ink)
Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid)
V.Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress)
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid)
Hannes Grossmann (Obscura / Blotted Science / Necrophagist) has posted a song online from his solo record "The Radial Covenant." Check out "Aeon Illuminate" in the player below.
"The Radial Covenant" is available from Hannes' official webstore and features guest appearances from Jeff Loomis, Per Nilsson, Christian Muenzner, and Ron Jarzombek.