"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2009
From: Mannheim, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Gloomball News

Below is our complete Gloomball 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.

Gloomball Releases Lyric Video

Gloomball has a new lyric video for "Straight To Hell" out today, taken from upcoming album "The Quiet Monster."

"The Quiet Monster" will drop on March 27th in Germany and March 30th in the rest of Europe. You can also see the band live on these dates:

19.03.15 CHAM – LA-Cafe
20.03.15 DRESDEN – Puschkin
21.03.15 ERFURT – From Hell
26.03.15 MANNHEIM – Alte Seilerei
27.03.15 OSNABRÜCK – Bastard Club
28.03.15 LÜBECK – Riders Cafe
02.04.15 KÖLN – Werkstatt
04.04.15 MÜNCHEN – Backstage More...

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Best Metal Newcomers Of 2014 Explored: Part 4

For our 2013 year-end awards we included a category for best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut albums well worth hearing.

To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today, writer OverkillExposure looks at Gloomball and Damnations Day:


Guitarist Björn Daigger of new German import Gloomball states, “We refer to our material simply as rock music, but you could also call it alternative metal or modern rock.” Of this variety, the rock-radio highway is annually littered with misses, but Gloomball’s debut “The Distance” is a gut-punching hit. Daigger and co-songwriter Alen Ljubic (vocals) composed seven new tracks atop four previously existing songs from the band’s demo days, tossed in a cover of Robert M. Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” (from “Rocky IV”) for good measure, and recorded a killer record with massive crossover appeal. Ballsy, thunderous, and groovy enough for headbangers young and old, melodic and heartfelt enough for a cathartic singalong session, “The Distance” expertly captures the essence of Five Finger Death Punch, late ‘90s Machine Head (sans the rap), latter-day Shadows Fall, and even some power metal and the understated progressive brilliance of acts such as Scar Symmetry.


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Gloomball Releases Lyric Video

Germany's Gloomball has released a new lyric video for the track "Overcome," which comes off the band's currently album "The Distance," out via Steamhammer/SPV. Check out the clip below, or you can watch the music video for title track "The Distance" at this location.

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Gloomball Posts New Music Video

Gloomball, the German modern/alternative metal act featuring Majesty guitarist Björn Daigger, posted a new music video for the track "The Distance." The song is the title track of the band's upcoming debut LP for SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album drops on April 26, 2013 (Germany), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 (North America).

Check out "The Distance" here:

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Gloomball Posts Debut LP Preview Clip

Gloomball, the German modern/alternative metal act featuring Majesty guitarist Björn Daigger, posted a preview clip from the band's upcoming debut LP "The Distance." The album drops on April 26, 2013 (Germany), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The first single is expected on March 22, 2013.

Check out the trailer clip for the release here:

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Gloomball Working On New Album, Posts New Song

German modern rock/metal act GLOOMBALL, featuring former MAJESTY guitarist Björn Daigger, has hit the studio to record a new EP. A full length album will follow later this year.

The band has issued the following update: "On Facebook you will now find a stream of 'Long Time Gone', a song which is from our new promo EP, and will also appear on our upcoming debut album. Next week we will enter the studio, so you can expect an early 2012 release, stay tuned! "Long Time Gone" can also be found on youtube."

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Gloomball Ink Record Deal

GLOOMBALL, the band featuring former MYSTIC CIRCLE bassist/vocalist Graf von Beelzebub, has inked a two-album deal with Twilight Zone Records, a division of Twilight Vertrieb. The group will enter Gernhart Studio on January 15, 2008 to begin recording its first album, entitled "Embrace the Unknown". Audio samples are available on the group's MySpace page.

MYSTIC CIRCLE is rumored to have split up following Beelzebub's departure although this has not yet been officially confirmed.

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