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Formed: 2004
From: Celle, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Drone News

Below is our complete Drone 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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Pit Stories: Chinese Uprising At A Drone Show

Every Tuesday we check in with musicians and fans to have them share their most memorable mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week's Pit Story of Chinese fans bucking the system to have a good time comes courtesy of vocalist Moritz "Mutz" Hempel from Drone:

Well, we were touring in China and played a show @ the expo plaza in Shanghai. Big fuckin crowd, but sitting on chairs. OK, we knew that this was common in the past, but did not expect that. Anyway…we were shredding and moshing as usual giving a flying fuck about the people sitting, lying or standing. You know, the Chinese audience is always very grateful and responds very well as they do not often get the chance to see western (no country ;)) bands performing. Long story short: they sat.

A couple of guys stood up and started to dance in front of stage but security reproved 'em to be calm and sit the fuck down. They obeyed and sat on their asses. We watched this play a couple o times until a hand full of European metal heads ran towards the stage, screaming and moshin like shit! The security wasn’t sure how to handle these bad ass motherfuckers and did not interfere. Everybody on the plaza used that moment, jumped of their chairs, ran to the stage and started a mosh pit. Out of fuckin nowhere!

We went crazy and started to throw beer into the pit and charred some good old German drinkin' cult with the audience. The stage manager freaked out, yelling NO NO NO no good no good. We replyed YES YES YES very good very good. The rest of the show was legendary and will not be forgotten. For sure, we’ve seen bigger, harder, or more brutal pits, but this one came from the heart and had some kind of symbolic yell for freedom. Freedom to think, dance and shout whatever and whenever you want to. Freedom of opinion, a basic right in OUR constitution. Everybody, who has paid a visit to china, will totally know what I mean! That night, the people did not just stand up for us, but for themselves!
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Drone Streaming New Song

Today Drone has unleashed another track from the "For Torch and Crown" album. Check out an exclusive premiere of the song "Deepest Red," courtesy of GunShyAssassin, at this location. Vocalist/Guitarist Mutz Hempel explained the story behind "Deepest Red:"

"Ok, the story is about a guy, working the whole day. Every night a strange woman comes by and fucks and sucks for everything he's got to offer. Therefore he is getting more and more exhausted and lacks sleep. Work all day; fuck all night...poor guy. The song is a piss take about the vamp hype that was going on in the past years."

The album's track listing is:

1) Format C
2) Making Believe
3) Deepest Red
4) Zombies in the Moshpit
5) For Torch and Crown
6) Burning Storybook
7) Croak in Your Waste
8) Stick to Yourself
9) Short Way Down
10) Bloody Mary

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Drone Streaming Song From New Album

Today Drone is offering a preview of new album "For Torch and Crown" with an exclusive song premiere courtesy of Noisecreep. Check out the track "Zombies in the Moshpit" and read guitarist/vocalist Mutz Hempel's comments on the song here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"In August of 2006 the band from Celle, Germany pushed on through to win the 'International Wacken Metal Battle.' The following year saw the release of their debut album Head-On Collision which followed with worldwide tours with the likes of Overkill, Pro-Pain and Ektomorf. The tours included shows including the Wacken Open Air Festival, With Full Force Festival, Inferno Festival, and Summer Breeze amongst others.

"The second Drone album Juggernaut was released in March of 2009. The album was met with critical acclaim and the band continued their global domination in support of the album. After a successful headlining tour in 2011, the band once again brought their focus back to bringing more thrash to the fans with their third full length album. Drone's new album entitled For Torch and Crown will be released via Metalville Records July 31st."

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Drone Reveals New Album Details

Drone's new album entitled "For Torch and Crown" will be released via Metalville Records on July 31st. Today the tracklisting and artwork have been revealed and can be found below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Modern high quality thrash metal, Drone are four guys who have taken grasp of metal, delivering it as precise as a bullet from a gun on and off of the stage! Their success is no hidden lie to the scene; DRONE bring forth a highly important aspect to thrash metal across Europe, that's a fact.

"In August of 2006 the band from Celle, Germany pushed on through to win the 'International Wacken Metal Battle.' The following year saw the release of their debut album Head-On Collision which followed with worldwide tours with the likes of Overkill, Pro-Pain and Ektomorf. The tours included shows including the Wacken Open Air Festival, With Full Force Festival, Inferno Festival, and Summer Breeze amongst others.

"The second Drone album Juggernaut was released in March of 2009. The album was met with critical acclaim and the band continued their global domination in support of the album. After a successful headlining tour in 2011, the band once again brought their focus back to bringing more thrash to the fans with their third full length album." More...

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Cyanotic's Sean Payne Featured In 16volt's Album

16volt makes a triumphant return with their latest album, American Porn Songs featuring the band's trademark layering of heavy, aggressive guitars over pummeling electronics and beats. This album includes guests Steve White (KMFDM), Joseph Bishara (Rasputina, Danzig), Bildeaux Sarver (OHN, Scum of the Earth), Sean Payne (Cyanotic), Jason Bazinet (Chemlab, SMP), Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson, KMFDM), Jeremy Inkel (Front Line Assembly, Left Spine Down), Scott Robison (Drøne), and 16volt mainstay and Mike Peoples (Skrew, Daniel Ash Band).

More details and ordering can be found here.

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Drone To Support Pro-Pain on European Tour

German metal band, Drone, has announced they will be touring in support for Pro-pain on the "No End In Sight Tour 2009." The European tour dates are as follows:

25.08 - GER - BERLIN - Columbia Club
26.08 - POL - RACIBÓRZ - Atmosfear
27.08 - POL - BYDGOSZCZ - Estrada Stage Bar
29.08 - CZ - CESKY KRUMLOV - Brewery Eggenberg
30.08 - CZ - BRNO - Tenis Klub
31.08 - SK - BRATISLAVA - Randal
01.09 - AT - KUFSTEIN - Kulturfabrik
02.09 - AT - WIEN - Viper Room
03.09 - SLO - LJUBLJANA - Gala Hala
04.09 - CRO - SPLIT - Club Kocka
05.09 - BIH - SARAJEVO - Klub Slogna
06.09 - BIH - LUKAVAC - Klub Soda
07.09 - cs - BELGRADE - SKC
08.09 - RO - CLUJ-NAPOCA - Irish & Music Pub
09.09 - RO - BRASOV - Crossroads
10.09 - BG - SOFIA - Blue Box Club
11.09 - HU - BUDAPEST - Durer Kert
12.09 - GER - SONTHOFEN - Barfly
13.09 - CH - WINISTORF BEI SOLOTHURN - Metalhead Festival
14.09 - GER - STUTTGART-WENDLINGEN - Live Club
18.09 - NL - DEVENTER - Burgerweeshuis
19.09 - BE - HAMME - Rockfesthal

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Drone Announces Record Release Show

Drone has announced a record release party for their upcoming album "Juggernaut" in their home town of Celle. The show will take place on April 25, and will feature supporting bands Bloodwork and 3rd Grade Burn. Further details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

As previously reported, Drone will also be supporting Ektomorf on a run of European tour dates, which comprise most of the April dates below:

14.02.2009 GER Mainburg Stadthalle
14.03.2009 GER Hannover Indiego Glocksee
08.04.2009 GER München Backstage
09.04.2009 GER Jena JenaF-Haus
10.04.2009 CZ Ostrava Bumerang
11.04.2009 CZ Prag Black Pes
12.04.2009 GER Darmstadt Steinbruch Theater
14.04.2009 GER Braunschweig Meier Music Hall
15.04.2009 GER Fulda Kreuz
16.04.2009 GER Stuttgart TBA
17.04.2009 GER Geiselwind Geiselwind Music Hall
18.04.2009 GER Berlin Kato
19.04.2009 GER Hamburg Markthalle

"Juggernaut" is due out on March 30, 2009 (Germany: March 27, 2009) through Wacken Records and SPV Records.

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Drone To Open for Ektomorf on European Tour

German thrash metallers, Drone, will be opening for EKTOMORF on their upcoming European tour. The Tour dates are as follows:

04/08 – GER – München - Backstage
04/09 - GER - Jena - JenaF-Haus
04/10 - CZ - Ostrava - Bumerang
04/11 - CZ - Prag - Black Pes
04/12 - GER - Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
04/15 - GER - Fulda - Kreuz
04/16 - GER - Stuttgart - TBA
04/17 - GER - Geiselwind - Geiselwind Music Hall
04/18 - GER - Berlin - Kato
04/19 - GER - Hamburg - Markthalle

Drone will be realeasing their second album, "Juggernaut," on March 30th 2009 (Germany: March 27th 2009) through Wacken Records and SPV Records.

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