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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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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Hail Of Bullets Premieres New Music Video Online

MetalInjection.net premiered the latest music video from Hail Of Bullets. "Warsaw Rising," from the EP of the same title, is a live video that features the band's crushing live show.

Warsaw Rising features two new tracks, "Warsaw Rising" and "Liberators," live tracks for "Red Wolves Of Stalin," "Nachthexen," "The Crucial Offensive," and a cover of Twisted Sister's "Destroyer." You can purchase the EP on iTunes. European fans can buy the EP on emp.de.

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Oldenbang Festival Canceled

Hail of Bullets has issued the following statement about Germany's Oldenbang Festival being canceled:

"We just got word that the Oldenbang festival in Oldenburg, Germany, which was planned for November 14th 2009, has been cancelled because of 'economic reasons'. Basically this sucks big time, cause we were really looking forward to play this show esp. since we never played this part of Germany before. We really hope we can play a show in that region in the very near future..."

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Hail Of Bullets Posts Remixed Song Online

Dutch death metallers Hail of Bullets have issued the following announcement about posting a remix online of the title track from their EP "Warsaw Rising:"

"Guess what?! Mr. Swanö has been sending us some re-mixes of the title track of our most recent mini album and we decided to share one of those with you guys! Check the player and enjoy it!!"

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Hail Of Bullets Posts Jalometalli Festival Photos

Dutch death metallers Hail of Bullets have issued the following announcement about posting photos online from their appearance at the Jalometalli festival:

"Check out these great pics taken at the Jalometalli fest in Oulu, Finland by Olga aka Speed Metal Cat from Russia."

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Hail Of Bullets Posts New EP Audio Sample Online

Dutch death metallers Hail of Bullets will be releasing their new EP "Warsaw Rising" on July 17th. An audio sample of the track "Liberators" can be heard here.

The track listing for "Warsaw Rising" will be as follows:

1. Liberators
2. Warsaw Rising
3. Destroyer
4. Red Wolves Of Stalin (Live)
5. Nachthexen (Live)
6. The Crucial Offensive (Live)

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Hail of Bullets Reveals New EP Details

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! More...

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Lay Down Rotten Posts Second Video Blog Online

German death metal band, LAY DOWN ROTTEN, have uploaded a second video blog from the studio. Click here and watch guitarists Daniel Jakobi and Nils Förster laying down tunes for the new LAY DOWN ROTTEN album, "Gospel Of The Wretched." "Gospel Of The Wretched" was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and mixed by the infamous Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. More...

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Whiplash Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival 2009

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.

The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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11th Hour Signs with Napalm Records

11th Hour's mastermind is no other than jack-of-all-trades Ed Warby, who already carved his name into the history of metal with Gorefest and Hail of Bullets. With his new band, Warby takes a turn towards old-school doom metal. Slow motion grooves, viscious riffs, and a bleak atmosphere are at the heart of the music. The songs resonate with darkness and despair and grab the listener from the get-go. A full length release is tentatively scheduled for fall 2009.

Warby comments:
"The 11th Hour is upon us, and it is with great pleasure that we announce our freshly forged bond with Napalm Records. It's an honor to be added to such a great and diverse artist roster and we feel it's the perfect home for our massive brand of doom metal! Now let's open those floodgates of doooooom…"

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Enslaved
Marduk
Absu
Victims
Swallow the Sun
Birdflesh
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Devourment
Trap Them
Catheter
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Hail Of Bullets Pulls Out Of Darkness Over X-mas

HAIL OF BULLETS have had to pull out of this year's 'Darkness Over X-Mas' tour. Here's a statement from singer 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..."

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Maryland Deathfest VII Lineup Taking Shape

Next spring, Baltimore, MD will play host to Maryland Deathfest VII on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Sonar. The following have been confirmed thus far, with many more to be added until the event:

Pestilence
Mayhem
Atheist
Asphyx
Immolation
Brutal Truth
Abscess
General Surgery
Hail Of Bullets
Today Is The Day
Phobia
Sayyadina
Flesh Parade
Jig-Ai
Antigama
Crowpath
Gnostic
Man Must Die
Entrails Massacre
Triac

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Hail Of Bullets Full Album Streaming On MySpace

Death metal band HAIL OF BULLETS' debut album, "…Of Frost and War" has been streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page since May 9.

The band is also getting front page features on the MySpace music-sites in the Benelux, Sweden and Germany.

Hail of Bullets consists of former PESTILENCE and current ASPHYX-singer Martin van Drunen, ex-HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, GOREFEST-drummer Ed Warby and both THANATOS-guitarists Paul Baayens (also in ASPHYX) and Stephan Gebédi.

"...Of Frost and War" was released yesterday, May 13.

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Hail Of Bullets Post New Song Online

Dutch metal sensation HAIL OF BULLETS, featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin van Drunen and GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, have updated their MySpace page to stream their new track 'Red Wolves Of Stalin'. Check it out at this location.

The band recently finished recordings for their debut album, entitled …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.

…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. The album will be released on vinyl as well.

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'.

…Of Frost And War will be released on May 16th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy) / May 19th (rest of Europe).

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Hail of Bullets Post Third Studio Clip Online

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has posted the third and final part of the "behind-the-scenes" studio video trilogy. In the latest clip, which you can view here, you can see "gruntmaster Martin van Drunen laying down some vocals and we can also see Theo van Eekelen torturing the mighty thunderbass!"

HAIL OF BULLETS has set "…Of Frost And War" as the title of its debut album, due in Europe on May 19 (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will arrive three days earlier) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö of EDGE OF SANITY fame.

"…Of Frost And War" will be available as a limited first-edition digipak CD including a 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." More...

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Hail Of Bullets Reveal Album Title, Tracklisting

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has set "…Of Frost And War" as the title of its debut album, due in Europe on May 19 (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will arrive three days earlier) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was 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 a 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. More...

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Hail of Bullets Begin Mixing New Album

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has entered Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland to begin recording its debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records.

Warby has issued the following update: "Dan's [Swanö, Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist] working his ass off to deliver the most savage, massive and brutal mix ever and we're almost there! The first mix was good but a bit too nice, the second one nasty but not yet heavy enough, and late last night Dan dropped a fuckin' bomb on us entitled 'mix3'. It's a scorcher. As with all mixes there's still some details that need to be worked out, but when your own music starts giving you goose-bumps, you know things are on the right track! Every part I had doubts about before now works like a perfect war machine. Amazing what a change in sound and/or level can do to an arrangement. So, I think you guys can officially start looking forward to a fuckin monster of an album!"

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