With metal anthems like ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown’, GRAVE DIGGER are one of the most influential and pioneering bands of the German heavy metal scene since the early 80s, and 2020 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of these Teutonic metal masters! The ethos of the band has not changed, and yet GRAVE DIGGER sound modern and timeless like never before. On their 20th studio album, the band around frontman Chris Boltendahl continues their epic Highlands story. “Fields of Blood” is the logic consequence of a legendary trilogy and an auditory battle of unique traditional metal! Drifting riff masterpieces such as the stoic “All For The Kingdom,” or the epic anthem “Lions Of The Sea,” promise earworm and neck muscle training, while “Fields of Blood” takes us into the vastness of Scotland on a journey through explosive sound landscapes. It’s no surprise that the band even recorded parts of their new longplayer in the Scottish Highlands. As a very special highlight of the album, “Thousand Tears” features the incomparable voice of Noora of Battle Beast, refining the most touching metal ballad of the year in a duet with Boltendahl! Even 40 years later, Grave Digger still stay true to their no-frills traditional brand of metal with unwavering pure steel, which nevertheless offers surprises, and celebrates such a special anniversary of one of the most successful German heavy metal pioneers in the most glorious style!
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