Time To Blast conducted an interview with Martin Van Drunen (HAIL OF BULLETS, PESTILENCE, ASPHYX) on June 18, 2011 at this year’s Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below.
HAIL OF BULLETS is the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen. The group’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 Records (one day earlier internationally). The group recorded 11 songs plus an intro for the CD, which, like its predecessor, was produced by Ed Warby was mixed by Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE).
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 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.
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