Hail of Bullets Reveals New Album Details
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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."
The "On Divine Winds" [cover art] tracklisting is as follows:
01. The Eve Of Battle
02. Operation Z
03. The Mukden Incident
04. Strategy of Attrition
05. Full Scale War
07. On Coral Shores
08. Unsung Heroes
09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
11. To Bear the Unbearable
"On Divine Winds" was produced by Ed Warby and like before the monstrous mix was in the capable hands of Mr. Dan Swanö.
Drummer Ed Warby adds, "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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