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).


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

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
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:

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
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
ironlamia: (pointy)
Holy crap Batman! There has been a new post on the Gamma Ray website! EEEEEEK!

Follow the suspense here... )

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