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Hail Of Bullets - To Release New EP

Dutch metallers Hail Of Bullets will release a new EP in the summer, "Warsaw Rising", featuring two brand new tracks, one cover and three live recordings.

The band comments: "The new songs are "Liberators", a rumbling ode to one of the most magnificent bombers ever built and the title track, "Warsaw Rising", which tells the tragic tale of the bloody 1944 Warsaw uprising. A massive cover of the Twisted Sister classic "Destroyer" and 3 tracks from the Bullets' earth-shattering performance at last year's Party.San Open Air complete the searing sextet!"

The band adds: "The mini-CD will be released as a 6-page-Digipak sometime during the summer and will be available in a strictly limited edition of 2.000 copies only! First come first serve."

"Warsaw Rising" tracklisting:

01. Liberators
02. Warsaw Rising
03. Destroyer Twisted Sister cover]
04. Red Wolves Of Stalin
05. Nachthexen
06. The Crucial Offensive


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 15.05.2009 by S.K.Ø.M | Comments (7)

Hail Of Bullets - New Album Streaming Online

"…Of Frost And War", the debut album from Hail Of Bullets, is now available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page here.

"…Of Frost And War" will be released on May 16 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy (and on May 19 in the rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö.


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 10.05.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Hail Of Bullets - Ready To Enter The Studio

Hail Of Bullets will enter Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland in February to begin recording their debut album for a May release via Metal Blade Records.

Comments drummer Ed Warby: "Yesterday we had our last band rehearsal before we enter the studio. Worked out some final arrangements and played the last two songs we wrote for the first time. One is the epic closer to the album (we'll have fun building this one up in the studio), and another is the proposed bonus track; a groovy beast of a tune that actually has a dual guitar solo in it. Martin couldn't attend, so we'll leave the vocal fine-tuning for the studio. I'm also working on a nice, moody intro for the album. Some strings, some bombs... it's turning out a lot cooler than I expected; God bless ProTools! Meanwhile our creative department is hard at work on putting together the artwork, it's starting to look very promising indeed. And finally we're close to securing a U.S. deal... more information will follow shortly."

Hail Of Bullets' entire four-song promotional CD is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 02.02.2008 by Thryce | Comments (7)

Hail Of Bullets - Sign With Metal Blade Records

It's with great honour that we announce the signing of Dutch Death Metal supergroup Hail Of Bullets!

Hail Of Bullets was formed in late 2006 by former Pestilence/Asphyx singer Martin van Drunen, ex-Houwitser bass player Theo van Eekelen, Gorefest drummer Ed Warby and both Thanatos guitarists Paul Baayens and Stephan Gebédi. A mutual love for old school death metal bands like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Massacre, Celtic Frost and Death resulted in the idea to form a band together.

In the summer of 2007 the band recorded a four-song promo-CD in Rotterdam, which was mixed by the infamous Death Metal guru Dan Swanö in Sweden. And Swanö stated it right: "If this promo doesn't get you guys a good record deal, I will eat my laptop!"

Dan's stomach is still in good shape since Metal Blade Records didn't hesitate to sign Hail Of Bullets. The band is ready to record their debut album in February 2008. The as-yet-untitled album is expected to be released by Metal Blade Europe in May of 2008.

Hail Of Bullets are looking forward to play selected summer festivals in 2008! Stay tuned.

The whole four-song promo-cd is available for streaming at - check it out and spread the word.

"When we heard the final Swano mix of the promo, the question for me was not if we got signed at all, but more to whom. We're all very experienced musicians and we knew that we created an awful fucken heavy piece of molten metal. A smart and appropriate A & R man/woman at a high quality label recognizes this immediately. So Metal Blade didn't hesitate. Important to me was that they let us free in performing in our other bands and they didn't have a problem with that at all. Of course as a young metalkid I saw this label rising from a little company 'til the standard that it has now; the name Brian Slagel always remaining in the back of my head as one of the pioneers. Always delivering quality metal bands and never a bad word in the press from whatever what signing. The Pact is solid. We'll deliver our old school death metal supreme, Metal Blade will do the rest. We're one of the best in what we do and they're in theirs. Blades meet Bullets!" (Martin van Drunen, vocals)

"The Hail Of Bullets promo was sent out to just a handful of carefully selected record labels. Metal Blade was my personal first choice, so when they actually made us an interesting offer, it was an offer I definitely could not refuse! Many classic metal albums have been released on Metal Blade Records over the past few decades, so an old school Death Metal band signing to a classic metal label can be seen as the ultimate metal marriage forged in the fires of Hades!" (Stephan Gebédi, guitars)


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 24.11.2007 by Marcel H. | Comments (6)

Hail Of Bullets - Final Song Available For Download

The 4th and final song of our promo is now available for download, so let The Red Wolves Of Stalin infiltrate your hard drive!

Also, for those who have been collecting all 4 tracks we put up the complete artwork in the pics section. If you're the creative kind you should be able to construct your very own HoB promo CD with custom cover.

Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 25.09.2007 by Marcel Hubregtse | Comments (2)

Hail Of Bullets - 3rd Track Online

We have just uploaded the 3rd track from our 4-track promo CD, entitled 'Ordered Eastward'. The other 2 tracks are available for download now.

Next week we will upload the final track and the week after that all 4 tracks of the promo CD plus the artwork of the CD will be available for download for a couple of weeks, so make sure you visit this page the coming weeks!

Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 11.09.2007 by Marcel Hubregtse | Comments (3)

Hail Of Bullets - Final Mix Of Demo Is Ready


We just received the master disc with the final mixes from Sweden!

Well, Mr Swanö most certainly lived up to our expectations by delivering a mix that crushes every living thing in a 50 mile radius! And we thought our rough mixes were pretty heavy... Now we truly sound like a Tiger Tank rolling from the speakers and into your living room on an unstoppable course of doom, death and destruction!

We decided to upload two songs from our 2007 promo right away. One of them has been made downloadable.

The coming weeks we'll be giving you the chance to compile your own 4 track HoB CD by making one song at a time downloadable. At the end of this cycle we'll also be providing a link to some very cool artwork to complete the package.

So keep checking out

Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 04.09.2007 by Marcel Hubregtse | Comments (2)

Hail Of Bullets - Song Online With Martin Van Drunen's Vocals

Finally, the day I know you (and we) have all been waiting for: Mr. van Drunen added his sick vocals to the 4 tracks which will soon be known as the first official Hail Of Bullets promo! He came in, had a few beers, killed a few microphones, had a few more beers, and so it was done.

We put up one song for your enjoyment, but be sure to check back regularly, we may upload another one. Note: this is still unmixed, hopefully by the end of august we'll be able to put up the real thing (i.e. mixed by the master of heaviness, Dan Swanö).

For now let this rough slice of brutality satisfy your cravings for all things death and metal!

Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 05.08.2007 by Marcel Hubregtse | Comments (3)

Hail Of Bullets - Another Work In Progress On-Line

Hailz fellow metalheads!

While most of you were enjoying the July sun with a cold beer in your hands (or dancing outside in the pouring rain if you happen to live in this metereological shit-hole called Holland), we've been working our arses off once again this weekend, adding bass guitar to the 4 tracks we've recorded for our upcoming promo-CD...

So it's time to offer you another look in Hail Of Bullet's kitchen of doom; we have uploaded 2 tracks featuring drums, guitars and bass! In 1 or 2 weeks you will be able to hear the more or less completed versions of these 2 songs WITH vocals added!

As stated earlier, this is NOT the definite guitarsound, which is going to be be even heavier and more brutal...

Anyway, enjoy this shit and let us know what you think of it...



Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 22.07.2007 by Marcel Hubregtse | Comments (4)