40 years of pure Teutonic steel, 40 years of iconic GRAVE DIGGER: 2020 marks a glorious anniversary of one of the most distinctive metal bands of German heavy metal! May 29th will see these titans release their 20th studio album, Fields Of Blood, via Napalm Records. But, Fields Of Blood is not just a very special anniversary album, after The Clans Will Rise Again and Tunes Of War, this is the final part of GRAVE DIGGER‘s epic Scottish Highlands trilogy!
Fields Of Blood will take us on an emotional journey through Scottish history and into explosive sound landscapes. Driving riffs and epic choruses meet the famous “Great Highland Bagpipes”: In the Highlands, the battlefields of Stirling, Bannockburn and Culloden, the listener will find himself on a rollercoaster between grief and triumph again, losses and wins with the Scottish freedom fighters in an auditory battle of unique traditional metal.
After releasing two previous singles – the merciless banger “All For The Kingdom” ( watch the video HERE! ) and the touching metal ballad “Thousand Tears” featuring Noora of Battle Beast ( check out the song HERE! ), GRAVE DIGGER present us with a third powerful single of epic heavy metal thunder, “Lions Of The Sea”!
Says frontman Chris Boltendahl:
“LIONS OF THE SEA”… a hurricane of metal hymn… the battle of the Scots against the Vikings… cutting riffing and a chorus that winds through your cortex… you will be startled at night, at sea find yourself in battle and roar the chorus of “Lions of the Sea” from your hoarse throats… over and over again until you are the victorious to leave the battlefield at sea.”
Watch the new GRAVE DIGGER video for “Lions Of The Sea” HERE:
Coming out on May 29th on Napalm Records, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION
In the mean time they also made the following statement about how they’ll be dealing with the COVID-19 crisis:
Dear friends and fans, we hope that you are all well out there. Due to the corona pandemic, we cannot play concerts for a long time. AND THAT’S REALLY crappy !!! For you as for us. Our live shows live on you, on your energy, your passion, your singing and your applause. Without that, there can be no live shows. Therefore, we have decided not to perform in front of cars or in concerts where a distance of 1.5 m must be kept and a protection mask must be worn, and we will not stream ghost concerts on the Internet. We will perform again when we get our freedom back for live shows. Only then we let it crack again. (Thanks Helge Schneider for your video)
BUT: We decided that we will release a new album every year as long as we can’t play live !!!
Would that be ok for you?
Stay healthy and thank you for your loyalty !!!
GRAVE DIGGER is:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Marcus Kniep – Drums
You’ll also find the track in our monthly playlists highlighting certain tracks/videos: