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Formed: 2006
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hail of Bullets News

Below is our complete Hail of Bullets 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.

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Hail Of Bullets Releases Lyric Video

Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have posted a lyric video for the third single taken from their new album "III The Rommel Chronicles."

Check out the clip for "Swoop of the Falcon" below, and pre-order your copy of the album at this location.

European fans will also have access to a limited first edition Digiboo featuring the album on CD and an exclusive bonus DVD entitled "Bullets Over Europe." The band comments:

"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!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite
3. DG-7 (streaming here)
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
5. DAK
6. The Desert Fox
7. Tobruk
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal More...

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Hail Of Bullets Streaming New Song

Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have released a new track from their forthcoming album, "III The Rommel Chronicles."

The new song, "DG-7," is available for streaming now in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com.

The album is due out on October 25th (G/A/S), October 28th (EU), and October 29th (North America) via Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite (streaming here)
3. DG-7
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
5. DAK
6. The Desert Fox
7. Tobruk
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal More...

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Hail Of Bullets Streaming New Single

Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have launched the landing page for their new album "III The Rommel Chronicles."

Pre-orders are available here, and you can check out the first single "Pour Le Mérite" in the player below.

"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. Metal Blade Records comments:

"Instead of describing a certain campaign or theatre of war, this album focuses on the military life and 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. Musically, 'III The Rommel Chronicles' recalls a bit of their debut album. The songs are faster, more raw, 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 necessitated a different style of artwork, which was provided by Dutch artist Erik Wijnands."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite
3. DG-7
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
5. DAK
6. The Desert Fox
7. Tobruk
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal More...

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Hail Of Bullets Releases New Album Teaser

Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have launched the first video teaser for their upcoming new album "III The Rommel Chronicles." The clip can be viewed below.

A landing page featuring a full new song, the album's track listing, and pre-order options will be launched next Monday, September, 9th. Dan Swanö comments on the coming album:

"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!"

You can also see the band live:

05/10/13 DE – Würzburg – Hell Inside Festival
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 Meeting More...

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Hate Squad To Co-Headline Metal Franconia Fest

Hate Squad has just confirmed the band's first live gig in 2012 co-headlining Germany's Metal Franconia Festival on Saturday, March 31st. The festival itself will take place on March 30th and March 31st at the Jahnhalle in Hirschaid.

The line-up also features Disbelief, Ektomorf, Hail Of Bullets, End Of Green, and many more. For further info visit the festival's website here. More...

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

DVD1
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day Three

The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.

This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.

After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.

Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.

Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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The Cleansing To Play Metal Royal Fest

Denmark's The Cleansing has issued the following update about performing at the upcoming Metal Royal Festival:

"Just wanted to remind you all that we will be playing this Friday (1st of April) in Århus, Denmark at this years Metal Royal Fest!

"We are very proud to be sharing the stage with a lot of great metal bands, such as Malevolent Creation, Hail of Bullets, Obituary, Grave, Artillery, Exmortem and The Burning just to mention a few! We will be playing at 20:00 PM so be sure to be there in time! Hope to see you there!"

The Cleansing also recently announced the title of its new album will be "Feeding the Inevitable." The cover artwork and track listing for the album are both available here.

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Triptykon To Play Party.San Festival

The organizers of the Party.San 2011 festival have issued the following announcement about more bands appearing on the bill:

"Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost by Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored to announce the addition of Triptykon to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band's Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.

"Gorguts from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. Gorguts will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget.

"Enslaved are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensemble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage." More...

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The Ocean And Enslaved To Play Summer Breeze

German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
CRIMINAL
DECAPITATED
DEMONICAL
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DESTRUCTION
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
EINHERJER
ENGEL
ENSLAVED
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FACEBREAKER
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HATEBREED
HAYSEED DIXIE
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
INTERMENT
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
MELECHESH
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
PRIMORDIAL
REV 16:8
REVAMP
ROTTING CHRIST
SALTATIO MORTIS
SCAR SYMMETRY
SKELETONWITCH
SMOKE BLOW
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SWASHBUCKLE
SYLOSIS
TARJA
THE HAUNTED
THE OCEAN
THE SORROW
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
TURISAS
TÝR
VADER
VOMITORY
VREID
WITCHERY
WOLF

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMORPHIS
CALIBAN
EMIL BULLS
END OF GREEN
FEUERSCHWANZ
FREI.WILD
GRAND MAGUS
HACKNEYED
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAMMERFALL
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
LETZTE INSTANZ
ORDEN OGAN
PAUL DI'ANNO
POWERWOLF
SALTATIO MORTIS
SEPULTURA
STAHLMANN
TARJA
THE NEW BLACK
TURISAS
TÝR
U.D.O.

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Disbelief To Play Way Of Darkness Fest

Disbelief has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Way of Darkness festival, which is set to take place from October 6th - October 8th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Avulsed
Hail of Bullets
Hellish Crossfire
Milking The Goatmachine
Soul Demise
Syphor
Thanatos

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Hatebreed To Play Summer Breeze 2011

Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:

"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.

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Hail Of Bullets Announces Karaoke Winners

Hail of Bullets has issued the following announcement about the winners of the band's recent "Operation Z" karaoke contest:

"Dutch Death Metal commando Hail of Bullets has announced the winners of the Karaoke contest that ended two weeks ago. Everyone had the chance to participate and to submit his/her own version of Operation Z, the opening track of the bands latest album On Divine Winds that entered the official German album charts on position 75!

"Winner of the first prize and a meet and greet with Hail of Bullets at one of their upcoming concerts including a fanbag (cd, shirt, drumsticks, guitar picks) and the opportunity to sing Operation Z in the encore part of the gig is Tom Zorn from Germany.

"2nd prize (limited Hail Of Bullets roadjacket + signed Hail of Bullets CD) goes to Erika Tandy from the USA, 3rd prize (drumhead from Ed Warby signed by Hail of Bullets + signed Hail of Bullets CD + Hail of Bullets shirt) goes to Matias Nastolin from Finland (VIDEO)

"4th prize (Hail of Bullets shirt + signed Hail of Bullets CD) goes to Pierre-Luc Simard from Canada. 5th prize (Hail of Bullets shirt + signed Hail of Bullets CD): goes to Ulrik Bendtsen from Denmark.

"After much deliberation we have chosen these fine soldiers as the winners of our Karaoke contest! It goes without saying that all those who contributed deserve an honorable mention, we really enjoyed all your entries and picking the best wasn't easy!"

Video clips of the submissions can be viewed below. More...

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Hammerfall To Headline Summer Breeze

The organizers of the Summer Breeze fest have issued the following announcement about Hammerfall headlining the 2011 edition of the festival:

"Merry Christmas! Now that we're halfway through our Advent Calendar, which has had plenty of killer bands so far, we want to present you the first headliner for Summer Breeze 2011: Hammerfall.

"They are one of the most relevant and successful heavy metal bands of the last 15 years, yet they have never played at Summer Breeze. It's about time to change that! We are extremely happy to present Hammerfall as one of this year's headliners! The undisputed leaders of true metal have loads of metal anthems and catchy melodies under their belt, after they almost single-handedly put traditional power metal back on the map with their glorious 1997 debut 'Glory To The Brave.'

"And what started as a fairytale became a metal dream come true, including high chart entries all over Europe for every one of their seven studio albums. If each of you goes back in time for a minute, you will certainly remember at least one metal party where you were banging your fists singing along to hymns such as 'Steel Meets Steel', 'Hearts on Fire' or 'Heeding The Call'. To put it in their own words: 'Brothers unite! Let's stand up and fight!'" More...

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