German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have joined forces with two of Germany’s leading manufacturers of natural cosmetics, Esthertol and Rutano. The bandmembers want to do their share in protecting the nature and are encouraging their fans to do the same. Both companies produce only articles which are subjected to the strict German animal-protection guidelines and do not engage in animal testing. All product ingredients are produced by organic farming, using mainly natural raw material.
GRAVE DIGGER will release its new album on August 31 in Europe and September 4 in North America via Napalm Records. A six-song mini-CD, “Home At Last”, will precede the full-length effort on July 27 in Europe and August 7 in North America.
“Home At Last” track listing:
01. Home At Last
02. Rage Of The Savage Beast (non-album track)
03. Metal Will Never Die (non-album track)
04. Ballad Of A Hangman (live in Wacken 2010)
05. Excalibur (live in Wacken 2010)
06. Heavy Metal Breakdown (live in Wacken 2010)
Check out the cover artwork below.
GRAVE DIGGER‘s new CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Münster, Germany. The band laid down at least 10 new original compositions as well as “a cover version of a male, ‘not-heavy-metal’ artist,” which the group said “won’t be another German ‘Schlager’ song… it will be 150 percent pure GRAVE DIGGER metal. Again we transferred the spirit of the ’80s into the sound of 2012.”
GRAVE DIGGER last fall extended its contract with Napalm Records. The band said in a statement, “Napalm is a small and hard-working team that is as effective and productive as a company of 70 people. Always reachable and competent, they work with their artists individually. These are the strengths of Napalm, and that is why we have signed a deal for three more records under the Napalm banner.”
“The Clans Are Still Marching”, the latest DVD from GRAVE DIGGER, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56 (German chart rules allow music DVDs to enter album charts).
GRAVE DIGGER‘s latest album, “The Clans Will Rise Again”, was released in Europe on October 1, 2010 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded between mid-May 2010 and mid-July 2010 at the Meadow Studios, which is owned by GRAVE DIGGER‘s new guitarist Axel Ritt, and Principal Studios, where all of GRAVE DIGGER albums since 1995’s “Heart Of Darkness” have been tracked. It was produced by Chris Boltendahl and mixed by Jörg Umbreit.