GAMMA RAY - Complete Master Of Confusion Details Revealed
‘Master Of Confusion’
and ‘Empire Of The Undead’
are the first two new
studio songs by GAMMA RAY
to be released after the successful studio
album To The Metal! which brought Gamma Ray at the highest positions in
the charts worldwide.
“We have been away for quite some time,” declared guitarist and
founding member Kai Hansen. “We have released what we consider a very
beautiful live product, Live – Skeletons and Majesties, but we felt it
was time to release some new music by the Rayz… Yes, we planned to have
an album ready by now but deadlines are not our best friends. No,
seriously, although we have already started working on the new album, we
did not want to wait any longer and thought we should let the fans
listen to these two new songs before the world tour with HELLOWEEN
have also recorded cover versions of two songs we have always loved and…
before anybody could say that a CD can feature more minutes of music…
we are also releasing the live material recorded for the Skeletons
Blu-ray that could not be included on the live CD. OK, it’s not a new
album. But it’s 60 minutes of music… call it the longest single in
metal, if you like!”
With its 60 minutes of pure and raw Gamma Ray
, Master Of Confusion
is a great way to wait for the new album, scheduled for the end of 2013.
Coinciding with the start of the Hellish Rock, Part II tour, Master of
Confusion will be released on March 15th via earMUSIC. Gamma Ray
takes its music and the relationship with their fans very seriously, and
the band wanted this release to be priced as a mid price mini-album.
In addition to the brand new studio song, 'Master Of Confusion'
features a second new studio track: ‘Empire Of The Undead’,
heavier side of the band, with an explosion of energy and pure Gamma Ray
sound at its best. The release is not free from tasty rarities: a brand
new studio cover versions of British glam rock band SWEET (‘Lost
Angels’ - “the reason I have joined a band many years ago”, stated
Hansen) and a hidden treasure of NWOBHM (‘Death Or Glory’ by HOLOCAUST).
Master Of Confusion is rounded off with six live versions (‘The
Spirit,’ ‘Wings Of Destiny,’ ‘Farewell,’ ‘Gamma Ray,’ ‘Time To Break Free’
recorded in Bochum) that were already included
on the Blu-ray Live – Skeletons and Majesties but were not featured on
the CD release (which included the show recorded in Pratteln). Tracklist:
'Empire Of The Undead'
(new studio track)'Master Of Confusion'
(new studio track)B Side
'Death Or Glory'
(Holocaust studio cover version)'Lost Angels'
(Sweet studio cover version)C Side*
'Wings Of Destiny'
'Gamma Ray '
'Time To Break Free'
*Recorded live in Bochum.
Master Of Confusion will be released as a digital bundle only in the US on March 19th.
For more details visit Gammaray.org.