HAIL OF BULLETS, the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, vocalist Martin Van Drunen (HAIL OF BULLETS, PESTILENCE, ASPHYX) and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, will release its third album, “III: The Rommel Chronicles”, this fall via Metal Blade Records. The CD was laid down at Sandlane Studios in Rijen, The Netherlands with Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö, who has previously fronted such acts as EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH and NIGHTINGALE.
The landing page featuring a full new song, track listing and pre-order options will be launched next Monday, September 9.
Swanö stated about the new HAIL OF BULLETS longplayer: “HAIL OF BULLETS return for their third album, armed to the teeth with a thunderous death metal onslaught that combines the raw ferocity of the first album with the more expanded arrangements of the second. A death metal masterpiece!”
As previously reported, a picture-disc version of HAIL OF BULLETS‘ debut album, “Of Frost And War”, was released on February 4 via Metal Blade. The picture disc is strictly limited to 500 copies.
HAIL OF BULLETS‘s second full-length album, “On Divine Winds”, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 75.
“On Divine Winds” was released in North America on October 12, 2010 via Metal Blade. The group recorded 11 songs plus an intro for the CD, which, like its predecessor, was produced by Ed Warby was mixed by Swanö.
HAIL OF BULLETS‘ debut album “…Of Frost And War” was a concept album about the Eastern front war of Germany. “On Divine Winds” was another concept effort, this time covering the Pacific battles between Japan and the USA.
The album title “On Divine Winds” is a translation of the Japanese word “kamikaze,” as kami stands for “God” and kaze means “wind.”
“On Divine Winds” features 12 tracks on the limited first digibook edition and 11 song on the regular jewelcase version.
HAIL OF BULLETS is:
Martin Van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitar
Stephan Gebédi – Guitar
Theo Van Eekelen – Bass
Ed Warby – Drums