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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 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)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
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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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
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Pagan/Viking/Folk 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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