Gamma Ray will come to "Masters of Rock" in July 2019!

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flyer MOR2019 smallDon`t miss Gamma Ray’s show, it will be spectacularly great!

We are happy to announce, that once again Gamma Ray will rock the stage of Masters of Rock in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

Last time Gamma Ray played at Masters of Rock was in 2015 - so everybody is really looking forward to coming back and to celebrating with the fans in July 2019!
 
 
Festival info: "The 17th year of one of the biggest music events in the Czech Republic, the international open-air festival "Masters of Rock", will take place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2019 in the beloved area of the R. Jelinek distillery in Vizovice.
 
Among the confirmed performers are:
WITHIN TEMPTATION, DREAM THEATER, STEEL PANTHER, ELUVETIE, GAMMA RAY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMARANTHE, SOULFLY, SATYRICON, DEATHSTARS, DELAIN, BATTLE BEAST, PRIMAL FEAR, EQUILIBRIUM, RAGE AND LINGUA MORTIZ ORCHESTRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, FIREWIND, LEGION OF DAMNED, XANDRIA, BRAINSTORM, HARDLINE, SALTATIO MORTIS, EVERGREY, FOLLOW THE CIPHER, CYHRA, MAYAN, SERENITY, SERIOUS BLACK, TWILIGHT FORCE, TRI STATE CORNER, CITRON, DARK GAMBALLE  and others…"

GAMMA RAY ANNOUNCE 25th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF "ALIVE '95"

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2017 alive95 anniversary cd 500"Alive '95" (Anniversary Edition) will be released on September 29th, 2017 on earMUSIC.

25 years of Gamma Ray – 25 years of heavy metal from Hamburg: what started out in spring 1990 with the release of their debut album “Heading For Tomorrow” has achieved international fame a quarter of a century later. Tours around the globe with sold-out shows in the US, Canada, South America, Asia and the whole of Europe plus appearances at the most renowned festivals worldwide – vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen’s band has long taken the world by storm.
In view of this impressive stocktaking on the occasion of their anniversary, there’s a special reason to rejoice for their international fan community: the band’s full back catalogue will be rereleased over the course of these years. All albums will be available as premium-quality digipaks including newly designed cover artwork.

To cut a long story short: Gamma Ray are continuing celebrating their anniversary in style, and all their fans are invited!

“Alive '95“ was the first live album by GammaRay. It was released on May 1996, following the live concerts in Milano, Paris, Madrid, Pamplona and Erlangen, during the band's "Men on a Tour" European tour. This 2CD premium-quality digipak includes such classics as “Man on a Mission” and “Rebellion in Dreamland” as well as two classic Helloween tracks composed by Kai Hansen himself. The 2017 anniversary re-release of Alive '95 contains a bonus CD including material recorded with Ralf Scheepers in 1993 who provides an impressive evidence of his insane vocal range on tracks like "Future Madhouse","Insanity and Genius" and "Heading for Tomorrow".

GAMMA RAY ANNOUNCE 25th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF "LAND OF THE FREE"

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2017 landofthefree anniversary cd 500"Land Of The Free" (Anniversary Edition) will be released on September 29th, 2017 on earMUSIC.

25 years of Gamma Ray – 25 years of heavy metal from Hamburg: what started out in spring 1990 with the release of their debut album “Heading For Tomorrow” has achieved international fame a quarter of a century later. Tours around the globe with sold-out shows in the US, Canada, South America, Asia and the whole of Europe plus appearances at the most renowned festivals worldwide – vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen’s band has long taken the world by storm.
In view of this impressive stocktaking on the occasion of their anniversary, there’s a special reason to rejoice for their international fan community: the band’s full back catalogue will be rereleased over the course of these years. All albums will be available as premium-quality digipaks including newly designed cover artwork.

To cut a long story short: Gamma Ray are continuing celebrating their anniversary in style, and all their fans are invited!

“Land Of The Free“ was the fourth studio album of GammaRay released in 1995 and the first one on which Kai Hansen took over the lead vocals. His unique powerful voice along with the atmosphere of hope and optimism and these fast and furious speeding riffs made sure to attract attention. This reissue comes in a high quality digipak and fan rarities on the bonus CD.

Unity 2017 featuring Michael and Henjo

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Michael Ehré and Henjo Richter (both Gamma Ray) launch new band Debut album out in spring 2017

With their latest sensational signing, Hanover record imprint Steamhammer/SPV has set the course for more highlights in the coming year: UNITY, the new band founded by drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter (both Gamma Ray), has signed a long-term contract and is currently busy working on their debut album. The eponymously titled recording has been scheduled for release in early 2017 and aficionados of powerful hard rock and technically accomplished melodic metal can expect to get more than their money’s worth.

Along with their two figureheads, Richter and Ehré, UNITY consists of Gianba Manenti (vocals), Stef E (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards), all of them musicians that many fans have been familiar with since Ehré’s band Love.Might.Kill arrived on the scene.

“During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band,” Richter explains. “UNITY features the perfect line-up for that.”

Michael Ehré is equally enthusiastic: “We’re proud and more than happy to have found a strong partner in SPV/Steamhammer who enjoy an excellent reputation on a global level. The amazing experience and great passion with which Olly Hahn has helmed the label for many years are awesome. We’re really looking forward to our fruitful collaboration and will ensure together that UNITY gets off to a successful start.”

Olly Hahn, A&R at Steamhammer, places great hopes on his new signing: “The outstanding songwriting and great technical skill of everybody involved are unmistakable. For this reason, UNITY suits the Steamhammer team perfectly and we will continue to work flat out for our artists in 2017.”