ironlamia: (pointy)
Well, announcements have been made and Gamma Ray's new album will be out in January 2010, with a tour to follow.



To The Metal Press Release

Several teasers have popped up online, including this one (auf Deutsch):




I'm excited, January won't get here fast enough!!!

-- Sara
ironlamia: (pointy)
Finally, some news :D The wait is almost over and the Rayz have a new label!!!!!!!

GAMMA RAY, FREEDOM CALL and SECRET SPHERE will team up for the "To The Metal" European tour in February/March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb. 06 - Dock's - Hamburg, Germany
Feb. 07 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
Feb. 09 - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
Feb. 10 - Le Trabendo - Paris, France
Feb. 12 - Sala Totem - Navarra, Spain
Feb. 13 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
Feb. 14 - Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain
Feb. 16 - Magazzini Generali - Mailand, Italy
Feb. 19 - Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
Feb. 20 - Block 33 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Feb. 21 - Blue Box Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
Feb. 23 - SKC - Belgrade, Serbia
Feb. 24 - Boogaloo - Zagreb, Croatia
Feb. 26 - Sport Hall - Presov, Slovakia
Feb. 27 - MSK Centrum - Ziad Nad Hronom, Slovakia
Feb. 28 - PKO - Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar. 12 - H2O Halle - Reichenbach, Germany
Mar. 13 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Mar. 14 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 16 - Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
Mar. 18 - Stadthalle Langen - Langen, Germany
Mar. 19 - Stadthalle Lichenfels - Lichtenfels, Germany
Mar. 20 - [to be announced] - Prague, Czech Republic

Both GAMMA RAY and FREEDOM CALL will have new albums out in January — GAMMA RAY through earMUSIC/Edel Germany GmbH and FREEDOM CALL's "Legend Of The Shadowking" via SPV (official release date: January 25).

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Sorry I haven't written in a while, but hey, the wait was worth it. Hopefully there will be more tour dates announced and the Rayz will take their tour to a global level, :D I'm looking forward to it! :D
ironlamia: (red)
According to Kralle, in a post on the GR official forum, the band is almost finished with the new album, but it might be a while before it is released, owing to SPV's insolvency.
It's good to know things are going well though, and that they've done well with the new album, which they are still hoping will be released soon.

:D
ironlamia: (pointy)
This was posted on the GR forum today and is legitimate, as confirmed by board moderator Kralle. :)

http://forum.gammaray.org/stars-for-charity-"yes-we-can-2",-gamma-ray-supports--t1078.html#p16158

Hello Gamma Ray fans!!!

What football and Formula 1 is able to reach and do, we can do as well! Metal is as strong as it and you can be part of it and support it!!!

Here comes a very special thing that has been started with bands like GAMMA RAY, SAXON, EDGUY, STORMWARRIOR and many many more.

For you it will be a great chance to find a special rare fan items from Gamma Ray and you can as well support a German youthgroup with this special charity project!

So go ahead and check out the auctions that will start at the end of this month on eBay!


eBay Seller: http://myworld.ebay.de/rvl-jugend
eBay auctions starting 30th August 2009: http://shop.ebay.de/merchant/rvl-jugend

eBay nickname: "rvl-jugend"

Check out our page for photos of the project and a charity-barometer that shows the reached amount of money: [url="http://jugend.rvlinden.de/"]http://jugend.rvlinden.de/[/url] (>>> Click "Yes We Can 2" Aktion!)

Our aim is to get enough money for a new rowing boat (single) for the youthwork!!!

Thanks so much to GAMMA RAY especially Dan & Henjo again who REALLY took care of me and my project and thanks to all fans that will support it as well! Metal has the power!

Harald - Youthcoach (RV Linden)

PS.: Sadly though I could not add any pictures here, so check out this page for pictures from the signings and from the collected items that will be auctioned: http://jugend.rvlinden.de/ (Click "Yes We Can 2" Aktion for the page and barometer!!!)

SPV update

Aug. 21st, 2009 09:14 pm
ironlamia: (pointy)
This is an update from August 17 regarding the future of SPV, Gamma Ray's label.

The interim board of creditors of the Hannover, Germany-based record company SPV (Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH) in insolvency, have assigned insolvency administrator, attorney Manuel Sack, to go into final negotiations about future cooperation with Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH.

On July 31, 2009, the local court in Hannover, Germany had ruled for administration of insolvency of SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH.

Founded in 1983, the company had developed to one of the biggest independent music distributors worldwide. The insolvency of one of the SPV shareholders, followed by a compensation of millions of euros in 2007, parallel to a serious narrow market had forced founder and managing director Manfred Schütz, to file for insolvency at the local court Hannover at the end of May 2009.

Together with the credit institutions being involved, the insolvency administrator has managed to sustain the daily business in all areas of operation and is now able to ensure to all business partners a long lasting solution for SPV's future business.

After a multistage bidding procedure, the insolvency administrator has presented four binding offers to the board of creditors, all coming from well-known investors from the music and entertainment business.

Focusing on the concept presented by Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH, the creditors are hoping to establish a forward-looking and substantial structure that guarantees a safe and effective satisfaction for all creditors involved.

The new partner also vows to keep various headcounts within an ongoing operating company SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH, though in an obviously restructured setup.

All parties involved are looking forward to speed up in finalizing their ongoing negotiations and to announce more details by the end of next week.

Originally posted on Blabbermouth.com
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=125389
ironlamia: (Default)
Ok, also here's the setlist for the Wacken 09 gig:

Welcome
Heavy Metal Universe
Ride The Sky
New World Order
Rebellion In Dreamland
Man On A Mission
Into The Storm
Heaven Can Wait
To The Metal
Future World
I Want Out
Somewhere Out In Space
Send Me A Sign

this is taken from the GR message board :)
ironlamia: (pointy)
Ok I've slacked a little bit in the last week, but here are the remaining good quality videos that have surfaced from Wacken 2009. I haven't seen ANYTHING about the supposed press conference they were supposed to do on that Saturday, so who knows? Perhaps news is just slow coming out from the journalists who were there, or they weren't ready to put out information yet.

Either way, enjoy the footage of the guys doing what they do best and having a great time!!! :D

New World Order



Heavy Metal Universe




Rebellion in Dreamland




To The Metal




Most of these Wacken 09 videos have been posted by the user Orric1, and I really appreciate it! Here's a link to his channel on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Orric1

He has a lot of other great videos from other bands at Wacken as well as various concerts and video clips.

Thanks a bunch man!!
ironlamia: (nerdy)
Ok ladies n germs, I finally have found some videos on youtube from the actual stream of the Gamma Ray Wacken 2009 gig :D

Here they are, in no particular order :)

Somewhere Out in Space



Man on a Mission




Into the Storm



Send Me A Sign (cuz really, no Gamma Ray show is complete without it)



*sigh* Awwwesome!
ironlamia: (Default)
Thanks to sfff from the Gamma Ray message board, here's a great video with bits from a few songs :D


ironlamia: (red)
Some really awesome footage, albeit a few arms are in there, of Hail to the Metal, or Metal, or The Metal... I'm still not sure what the actual official title is, but yeah. It's here, so watch, and like it, whether you like it or not, because I said so... I think I'm channeling Nicko McBrain... eek!




Aaaand also, here are some pics, found by rdyfrde over at the Gamma Ray board, hopefully this link will work:

http://metal-experience.com/images/photos%20festivals.htm

If you click on Wacken Open Air Day 2, the second link, and go to page 3 and 4, there are Gamma Ray pics... there's no way to link to them or download them, albeit print screen is calling my name. Heh. Not like I'd sell them because well, I wouldn't... and really, they're going to look like ALL the other pics of Gamma Ray from Wacken from a professional photographer's point of view, unless someone photoshops random stuff in... People get really huffy... it's like hey, you have a watermark, stop whining. *yawn*

Did I mention that I've had a lot of Mt. Dew and metal tonight? Because yes, yes, I have... oh yes, and Dr. Pepper and vodka. And it's going to storm. And I'm going slightly mad, even though this isn't a Queen blog, I think it's appropriate.





Anywho, NOW I will go to bed... bedbedbedbedbedbed!!! :D
ironlamia: (contemplative)
Posted on Blabbermouth today:

Norway's GAIA EPICUS, Germany's KICKHUNTER (featuring HELLOWEEN bassist Markus Großkopf), Slovakia's SIGNUM REGIS (featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/GLORY singer Göran Edman) are among the bands who will appear on the forthcoming tribute album to HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY, "HelloRay - A Tribute To Helloween & Gamma Ray", tentatively due in late 2009 or early 2010 via Epicus Records.

According to a press release, this is a project made by bands who are fans and has been inspired by the music of these two great pioneers of melodic power metal. It will contain songs that were originally written and recorded between 1985 and 2007.

The tentative track listing is as follows:

01. Warrior (HELLOWEEN) - GAIA EPICUS
02. Where The Rain Grows (HELLOWEEN) - ARMORY
03. Sole Survivor (HELLOWEEN) - SIGNUM REGIS
04. Ain't Got Nothin' Better (HELLOWEEN) - KICKHUNTER
05. A Tale That Wasn't Right (HELLOWEEN) - DRACHEN
06. Just A Little Sign (HELLOWEEN) - RAMPART
07. Mr. Torture (HELLOWEEN) - AILLION
08. The Spirit (GAMMA RAY) - PARALLAX
09. (We Won't) Stop The War (GAMMA RAY) - TREASURE LAND
10. Heaven Or Hell (GAMMA RAY) - BURN UNIVERSE
11. Tribute To The Past (GAMMA RAY) - GUARDIANS OF MANKIND
12. Lust For Life (GAMMA RAY) - MIDAS FATE
13. Anywhere In The Galaxy (GAMMA RAY) - OPERA MAGNA
14. Leaving Hell (GAMMA RAY) - ROTTEN
15. Last Before The Storm (GAMMA RAY) - SONEM
16. Land Of The Free (GAMMA RAY) - DEIMOS


http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=124609
ironlamia: (pointy)
I found a few finally, they look great :)











Hehehehe.


There aren't many but here is the photo stream on Flickr that they originate from.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500768@N08/sets/72157621806959757/
ironlamia: (nerdy)
Brought to you by fans at Wacken 09 with cell phones, who like to sing along... a lot



hehehe

Still waiting to hear how the press conference went... I hope someone wakes up long enough from their post-party hangover to put up something on SOME metal news site... any one, I don't care, I just wanna knowwwwwwww about the future!!!! hehe :D
ironlamia: (Default)
Well I finally found a pic on the Wacken.com official website. I had to do some digging but it's a really nice shot :)




:D
ironlamia: (contemplative)
You would think there would be a FEW more pics from that festival, and I've found a lot, just not of Gamma Ray, sheeesh.

Anyway, I found two in my quest for Wacken pics, courtesy of Flickr.







Fotos de Vicente Diaz Peñas
www.sancocho.com
ironlamia: (red)
But I found a site that still has the clip of Blood Religion online! I seriously haven't seen this anywhere for about a year and I loved it, so I'm posting a link up here so whomever feels like it can watch :D

Eventually, some new stuff should be up. The press conference should be happening any time now, and hopefully by the time I get home tonight we will know what the next year holds for the Rayz.



Enjoy!
ironlamia: (pointy)
Well, today is the day. Gamma Ray's set apparently starts at 14:15 German time, which is give or take about now. Hopefully some videos will be up on Youtube before too long.

I'm not going to be able to stream it, which is a bummer, but hopefully the set will go well.

Here's One With the World from 2003 :)

ironlamia: (obnoxious)


This is another angle of the first performance of 'The Metal' at Karmøygeddon 2009
ironlamia: (contemplative)
Ok, I don't normally actually sit through slideshows posted on Youtube because they seem to take 900 years, but I really liked this one that I found accidentally :)



It has some really great pics and the person who made it focused on ALL the band members, which is really fantastic :)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it!
ironlamia: (pointy)
Wow, I bumped into this totally by accident, and it's cool :)


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