German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued the following update:
“Since last November, we work on brand new songs. 10 compositions are completely done and already in pre-production. One more song is in progress. Also a cover version of a male, ‘not-heavy-metal’ artist is going to be finished within the next days.
“Don’t worry, it 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.
“Beginning mid-March, we start recording the new masterpiece again in the Principal Studios in Münster and it should be finished by end of May. The cover is also done already, focusing again on our ‘reaper.’
“In April, we’ll tour Brazil for some more shows with our friends from BLIND GUARDIAN.
“The release of the new album is scheduled for August 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.