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Formed: 2006
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

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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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Final Line-Up Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Thursday, May 26th:
CATHEDRAL
TRAGEDY
BUZZOV*EN
EXTORTION
LACK OF INTEREST
FLESH PARADE
MIASMAL
WITCHAVEN
NOISEAR
SHITSTORM

Friday, May 27th:
NEUROSIS
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
EXHUMED
AURA NOIR
MARDUK
GOATSNAKE
KYLESA
MACHETAZO
FUNEBRARUM
NOCTURNAL
HATRED SURGE
NAILS
PULLING TEETH

Saturday, May 28th:
VOIVOD
EXHORDER
DOOM
IMPALED NAZARENE
DESTROYER 666
HAIL OF BULLETS
INQUISITION
HOODED MENACE
DROPDEAD
CIANIDE
ACID WITCH
AVULSED
BLOOD FREAK
DEVOURMENT
THE KILL
CRETIN
DEFEATED SANITY
MAMMOTH GRINDER
CREATIVE WASTE
INNUMERABLE FORMS
MASAKARI

Sunday, May 29th:
CORONER
NUCLEAR ASSAULT
DEATH BREATH
LOCK UP
ORANGE GOBLIN
REPUGNANT
CITIZENS ARREST
DEAD CONGREGATION
REGURGITATE
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
WORMED
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
MALIGNANT TUMOUR
NOKTURNEL
GRAVEHILL
NIGHTBRINGER
BAD ACID TRIP
OAK
VISVERAL DISGORGE

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Death Breath Confirmed For Maryland Death Fest

Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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New Hail Of Bullets Album Enters German Charts

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has entered the German album charts on position 75 with the new album "On Divine Winds." The band commented on the chart position:

"Hail Of Bullets soar into the German album charts On Divine Winds! We’re extremely proud of our first ever chart entry, and it only makes sense that this would happen in the most metal-minded country in the world. We salute our loyal fans for greasing the gears of war, this isn’t just our victory but yours as well! Death Metal Supreme!"

"On Divine Winds" was released the 8th/11th of October and features 12 tracks on the limited first Digibook edtion and 11 tracks on the regular jewel case version.

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Hail Of Bullets Posts New Music Video Online

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has posted its new music online. The video was shot for the track "Operation Z," which is included on the band's 2010 release "On Divine Winds." "On Divine Winds" was released on October 12, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

You can view the video below:

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Hail of Bullets Confirms Festival Appearance

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has announced its participation in the upcoming edition of the Party.San Open Air festival. The 2011 edition of the festival is set to take place between August 11th, 12th and 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. More bands are to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Party.San Open Air confirmed bands:
Hail Of Bullets
Nachtmystium
Negura Bunget
Ensiferum

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Exclusive

Stream Hail of Bullets' Entire New Album Online

UPDATE: The duration of this full album stream has expired. Hail of Bullets' "On Divine Winds" has been released and can be ordered here as well as at other online retailers and record stores.

In conjunction with the upcoming second full-length release from Hail of Bullets, "On Divine Winds," Metal Blade Records has teamed up with Metal Underground.com to premier the extreme metal act’s album "On Divine Winds" in its entirety. You can hear the entire album in the player below up until the album's release on Tuesday, October 12th.

If you like what you hear and see, you can pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. "On Divine Winds" is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.

The tracklisting for "On Divine Winds" is as follows:

1. The Eve Of Battle
2. Operation Z
3. The Mukden Incident
4. Strategy of Attrition
5. Full Scale War
6. Guadalcanal
7. On Coral Shores
8. Unsung Heroes
9. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Kamikaze
11. To Bear the Unbearable

"On Divine Winds" was produced by Ed Warby and mixed once again by Dan Swanö.

Comments singer Martin 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."

Comments drummer Ed 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… at the moment Dan Swanö is putting the final touches on a mix that could squash a tank, and then it's off to the pressing plant! 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!"

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More Bands Announced For Maryland Death Fest

New Jersey based death metal band Funebrarum is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Fest, which is set to take place from May 27th - 29th in Baltimore. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Acid witch
Aura noir
Avulsed
Bad acid trip
Blood freak
Cianide
Citizens arrest
Corrosion of conformity
Creative waste
Cretin
Cripple bastards
Dead congregation
Defeated sanity
Devourment
Dropdead
Exhorder
Exhumed
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Gravehill
Hail of bullets
Hatred surge
Hooded menace
Impaled nazarene
Innumerable forms
Inquisition
The kill
Kylesa
Last days of humanity
Lock up
Machetazo
Malignant tumour
Mammoth grinder
Marduk
Masakari
Nails
Neurosis
Nightbringer
Nocturnal
Nokturnel
Orange goblin
Pulling teeth
Regurgitate
Repugnant
Wormed

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Hail Of Bullets Seeking Fan Sing Along Videos

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has issued the following announcement about running a karaoke contest:

"You always wanted to perform with one of the hottest Death Metal bands around these days? You think you can beat vocal legend Martin van Drunen in a vocal contest? Here's your chance! Download the instrumental version of 'Operation Z' - the opening track off Hail of Bullets new album 'On Divine Winds' - stream the song with vocals - and upload a video of yourself singing the song. The first winner will get the chance to meet the band and sing 'Operation Z' in the encore of a Hail of Bullets set! There will be 10 prizes in total so don't miss out here!

"Check out the video where Martin van Drunen himself announces the contest on the Hail of Bullets landing page at this location. On the same site you can download the instrumental version of 'Operation Z,' check out the lyrics and stream the 'Operation Z' version with vocals. You can also submit your video on the landing page and check out the prizes you can win."

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Hail Of Bullets Launches Landing Page For Album

Hail of Bullets has launched a new landing page for the band's upcoming album "On Divine Winds," which includes streaming music, video clips, and pre-order details. The website can be found at this location. The site features the new song "Operation Z," along with a live video clip of the song "Nachthexen," which is off the band's first album. "On Divine Winds" is set to be released on October 12th via Metal Blade Records.

Vocalist Martin van Drunen commented on the concept of the album: "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 track listing is as follows:

1. The Eve Of Battle
2. Operation Z
3. The Mukden Incident
4. Strategy Of Attrition
5. Full Scale War
6. Guadalcanal
7. On Coral Shores
8. Unsung Heroes
9. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable

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Hail Of Bullets Streaming New Song

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has launched the first song off the band's upcoming new album "On Divine Winds." The new track "Operation Z" can be heard at the Hail of Bullets MySpace page.

Drummer Ed Warby comments on the song: "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!”

Singer Martin van Drunen also commented on the concept of the album: "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." More...

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Hail of Bullets Reveals New Album Details

Dutch death metal band HAIL OF BULLETS has announced "On Divine Winds" as the title of the band’s upcoming full-length studio album to be released October 12th via Metal Blade Records.

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 album, this time covering the Pacific battles between Japan and the USA.

Vocalist Martin van Drunen comments, "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." More...

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Hail Of Bullets Cancels Cilinderfest Appearance

Hail of Bullets has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Cilinderfest:

"Hail of Bullets have canceled their appearance at the forthcoming Cilinderfest, September 25th in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. The main reason for this cancellation is the organizer/local promoter not honoring previously made agreements; It was agreed that the band would perform between 23.00 and 0.00 hours so people would be able to catch the last trains/buses home (which leave around 0.15 hours). However this week we were told we had to go on a just after midnight which would result in a lot of people not being able to watch the headliner.

"Apart from this there were issues regarding the agreed/promised backline and more. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to see us, but since it was a 'free entrance' festival fortunately nobody paid money to see the band."

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Hail Of Bullets Finishes New Album

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has finished the recordings for a new album to be released October 8th/11th via Metal Blade Records in Europe and on October 12th in North America.

Comments drummer Ed 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… at the moment Dan Swanö is putting the final touches on a mix that could squash a tank, and then it's off to the pressing plant! 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!"

The as-yet-untitled album was produced by Ed Warby and the mix was in the hands of Mr Dan Swanö. Hail of Bullets recorded 11 songs plus an intro. The limited edition of the CD will be released as a Digibook including a bonus DVD.

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Hail of Bullets Post Live Photos

Death Metal band Hail of Bullets has posted photos from their set at the Metal Inferno Festival. You can find them here.

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Kiss, Motley Crue And More Remember Dio

More members of the hard rock and heavy metal community have posted their messages online to pay tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away yesterday morning as a result of stomach cancer. You can read some more of these messages below.

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: "I still have this image of him standing on stage in front of 100,000 belting out 'Man On The Silver Mountain' and remember the shivers it sent up my spine. He's one of the kindest souls I have ever met and his talent was beyond inspirational to so many of us. Those of us that had the opportunity to know Ronnie can tell you what a wonderful and passionate man he was."

KISS: "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him." More...

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Metalhit Offers Free Digital Music at MD Deathfest

Metalhit.com has organized a FREE Digital Music Compilation to be distributed at the Maryland Deathfest (May 28th-30th). The compilation will come in the form of a card, each with a unique code that will allow recipients to redeem their free compilation at the Metalhit.com website.

The card will be distributed at the Sevared Records, Paragon Records and Deathgasm Records vendor booths at the event. Stop by, pick one up, and check out the goods at these tables! Get them before they're gone (only 1,000 will be distributed).

The free compilation includes 16 songs featuring: WATAIN and PENTAGRAM, both of whom are performing at the event, as well as other stellar bands like REVOCATION, THE CRINN, WORMROT, GRAVES OF VALOR, HAIL OF BULLETS, NOMINON, CARDIAC ARREST, SECTIONED, DIABOLIC, COLONIZE THE ROTTING, ALDAARON, SACRILEGIOUS IMPALEMENT, VULVECTOMY, and ORTHRUS.

Metalhit.com will have download cards available at other worldwide metal events this year, such as the Michigan Deathfest and the Devilstone Festival in Lithuania.

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Hail of Bullets Issues Studio Update

Hail of Bullets has issued the following studio update:

"So we are almost finished with the sessions for the new Hail of Bullets studio album. We've been pretty busy these past few months, especially Ed who was and still is working his ass off handling all recording and editing chores. But we're not too far removed from finishing all the work! Martin will do vocals in a few weeks at Excess Studios where we also recorded the drums last month. Everything else was recorded at Ed’s home studio, the aptly named Warbunker. Mixing and mastering will once again be in the capable hands of mister Dan Swanö, crushing heaviness guaranteed!"

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.

The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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