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Teaser For New Gamma Ray EP "Master Of Confusion" Available

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German power metal act Gamma Ray, featuring Helloween co-founder Kai Hansen, posted a teaser for the band's upcoming extended EP release "Master of Confusion." The EP features two new tracks that will appear on the band's follow up to the latest studio release "To the Metal" (2010), the title track and "Empire of the Undead." The EP is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2013 via earMUSIC coinciding with the "Hellish Rock II" tour with Helloween. The full length is not expected before 2014.

Hansen commented: "We have been away for quite some time. We have released what we consider a very beautiful live product, 'Live -- Skeletons and Majesties', but we felt it was time to release some new music by the Rayz..."

Kai & co. are not afraid to celebrate their peculiarity with humour and irony.
Reading the lyrics of the song 'Master Of Confusion' not too many clarifications are necessary...
Gamma Ray are indeed the masters of confusion, a trait all the fans and also the music industry had no option than to accept and appreciate. They bring chaos to other people's lives, they miss important deadlines, they reschedule the release of the desperately awaited new long player, but they never miss a show, they never let a fan down, and in a world of calculated and career-driven rock stars, they are among the few remaining honest true heavy metal heroes.

"Master Of Confusion" is rounded off with six live versions ('The Spirit,' 'Wings Of Destiny,' 'Farewell,' 'Gamma Ray,' 'Time To Break Free' and 'Insurrection' recorded in Bochum) that were already included on the Blu-ray "Live -- Skeletons and Majesties" but were not featured on the CD release (which included the show recorded in Pratteln).

The full track list is:

A Side:

1. Empire Of The Undead (new studio track)
2. Master Of Confusion (new studio track)

B Side:

3. Death Or Glory (Holocaust Cover)
4. Lost Angels (Sweet Cover)

C Side*:

5. The Spirit
6. Wings Of Destiny
7. Gamma Ray
8. Farewell
9. Time To Break Free
10. Insurrection

*Recorded live in Bochum.

Check out the teaser trailer here:

The first dates for the "Hellish Rock II" World Tour starts in Europe this Thursday in Barcelona:

28.02. Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1 (ESP)
01.03. Madrid - La Riviera (ESP)
02.03. Bilbao - Santana 27 (ESP)
04.03. Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
05.03. Milan - Alcatraz (I)
06.03. Bologna - Estragon (I)
09.03. Athens - Faliro Sports Pavillion-TaeKwonDo (GR)
10.03. Thessaloniki - Principal (GR)
12.03. Istanbul - Refresh the Venue (TUR)
15.03. Sofia - Arena Armeec (BGR)
16.03. Bucharest - Arenele Romane (ROM)
18.03. Ljubljana - Media Park Club (SLO)
19.03. Budapest - Pesca Music Hall (HU)
21.03. Bratislava - Sport Hall (SK)
22.03. Prague - Tesla Aréna (CZ)
23.03. Zlín - Hala Euronics (CZ)
24.03. Brezno - Sport Hall (CZ)
26.03. Krakow - Studio (PL)
27.03. Warsaw - Stodola (PL)
29.03. Helsinki - The Circus (FIN)
30.03. Tampere - Pakkahuone (FIN)
31.03. Oulu - Teatria (FIN)
02.04. Oslo - Rockefeller (NOR)
04.04. Stockholm - Arenan (S)
05.04. Karlstad - Nöjesfabriken (S)
06.04. Gotheburg - Lisebergshallen (S)
08.04. Paris - Olympia (F)
09.04. Saarbrücken - Garage (GER)
10.04. Langen - Neue Stadthalle (GER)
12.04. Kaufbeuren - Allgäu Event Center (GER)
13.04. Bochum - Ruhrcongress (GER)
14.04. Mons - PPM-Fest / Lotto Mons Expo (B)
16.04. London - HMV Forum (UK)
18.04. Hamburg - Docks (GER)
19.04. Geiselwind - Music Hall (GER)
20.04. Balingen - Volksbankmesse (GER)
21.04. Schwandorf - Oberpfalzhalle (GER)

28.05. Kiev - CKM „Nau (UKR)
30.05. Minsk - Concert Hall (BLR)

01.06. Moscow - Arena (RUS)
02.06. Sankt Petersburg - Kosmonavt, (RUS)

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