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Music Review: Grave Digger CD: Return of the Reaper


Label: Napalm Records

Available: July 11th, 2014

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Grave Digger has been beating the metal drum for well over 30 years with a vast catalog of material spanning the decades.  While the line-up of the band has constantly been changing, the one constant has always been lead singer Chris Boltendahl’s leadership and gravel-esque vocals.  While Boltendahl and company on the past several albums ventured heavily into concepts and themes ‘Return of the Reaper’ marks a return of classic Grave Digger and a more straight forward approach to the music the band wants to deliver.  Will this return to a more classic approach be a new renaissance for Grave Digger or will they have to return to the graveyard and gather dust?  READ ON! Continue reading Music Review: Grave Digger CD: Return of the Reaper

Video Interview: Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger at Metal Fest 2014; Loreley, Germany


Interview with Chris Boltendahl of German Metal Legends Grave Digger at Loreley, Germany. We talk about their Upcoming album, ‘Return of the Reaper’ due out July the 11th, the upcoming tour and how Chris sounds like a Evil Yoda from Star Wars!

Music: heavier Than Metal by Skullfist used with permission all Rights Reserved.

DORO PESCH Kicks Off 30th-Anniversary Celebration At WACKEN OPEN AIR

VIA: Blabbermouth.net

German metal queen Doro Pesch kicked off her 30th-aniversary celebration on Friday, August 2 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Joining Doro on stage at the event were Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON), Eric Fish (SUBWAY TO SALLY), Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Chris Boltendahl (GRAVE DIGGER). Continue reading DORO PESCH Kicks Off 30th-Anniversary Celebration At WACKEN OPEN AIR

Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival

Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2013 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 band confirmations:

Agnostic Front, Alestorm, Alice Cooper, Alpha Tiger, Amorphis, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, ASP, Benighted, Black Messiah, Bob Wayne, Bull-Riff Stampede, Bullet, Candlemass, Callejon, Chrome Molly, Coppelius, Corvus Corax meets Wadokyo, Crematory, Deep Purple, DevilDriver, Dew-Scented, Dezperadoz, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Die Kassierer, Doro, Dr. Living Dead!, Eat The Gun, Eskimo Callboy, Faun, Fear Factory, Fejd, Feuerschwanz, Finsterforst, Grave Digger,Haggard, Hardcore Superstar, Harpyie, Hate Squad, Hellride, Henry Rollins – Spoken Word, Ihsahn, Kamikaze Kings, Legion of the Damned, Leprous, Lingua Mortis Orchestra mit Rage, Mandowar, Motörhead, Mustasch, Nachtblut, Neaera, Naglfar, Nightwish, Pampatut, Powerwolf, Pretty Maids, Rabenschrey, Ragnarok, Rammstein, Russkaja, Sabaton, Scott Ian – Spoken Word, Secret Sphere, Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, Stahlmann, Subway to Sally, Thunder, Tristania, Trivium, Ugly Kid Joe, Uli Jon Roth,Versengold, Whitechapel

For more details visit Wacken.com

SECRET SPHERE “Lie To Me” video: http://youtu.be/Qy98zDaGRmw


Grave Digger Heavy Metal Breakdown!

Grave Digger on entertaim.net

Cologne. Legendary Grave Digger are still alive and touring Germany and soon some further foreign countries – 17 albums starting with Heavy Metal Breakdown. entertaim.net talked to mastermind and singer Chris Boltendahl about the tour plans for 2013, his activities as a painter, sobriety and future plans …

Interview/Translation: Dennis Rowehl / Pic by courtesy of Grave Digger

entertaim.net: Hi Chris, 33 years of Grave Digger and you just played some successful shows. Respect! In the meantime you had a bad cold. This must be terrible especially for the singer?

Chris Bolteldahl: Fortunately I was not hoarse and because of my special vocal technique I never had problems in the past with my profession as a singer.

entertaim.net: Lots of singers don’t even scheduled interviews right before a show neither drink a beer …

Chris: Actually I also don’t drink a beer … just because I don’t drink…

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