Epic 40th Anniversary Album, Fields Of Blood, out on May 29, 2020
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This year marks 40 years of one of the most influential and pioneering bands of the German heavy metal scene! May 29, 2020 will see metal titans GRAVE DIGGER release their 20th studio album via Napalm Records, and their 40th band anniversary will be celebrated in the most glorious way. With their brand new album, Fields Of Blood, the band around charismatic frontman Chris Boltendahl continues their iconic Scottish Highlands story!

Today, GRAVE DIGGER are presenting a very special highlight and the second single of the album. The new track “Thousand Tears” features the incomparable voice of Noora of Battle Beast, refining the most touching metal ballad of the year in a duet with Chris Boltendahl! An unforgettable moment of GRAVE DIGGER’s from Fields Of Blood, the track invites the listener into a melancholic dream, sweetened with a high class vocal mélange and an outstanding instrumental arrangement.

Says GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl:
“With ‘Thousand Tears’, we pay homage to the unforgettable Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart… Noora from Battle Beast gives Queen Mary an incredible, warm and fragile atmosphere through her voice which at the end of the song turns into pure anger and despair. We couldn’t have found a better voice for this song. We are proud to present ‘Thousand Tears’ feat. Noora Louhimo. One of the best ballads GRAVE DIGGER has ever written, maybe the best of our entire career.”

Noora adds: “It’s an honour to do a collaboration with the legendary GRAVE DIGGER and I’m very intrigued by the Scottish themed songs they’ve done. Now I will also be part of their historical song ‘Thousand Tears’ as the voice of Queen Mary. I hope all listeners can hear the big emotions and get a little glimpse of her story as one of most powerful women that lived in her time.”

Listen to the ultimate heavy metal ballad of 2020 and watch the new video for “Thousand Tears” below or HERE:

Fields Of Blood will be out on May 29 in the following formats:

– 4 Page Digipack
– VINYL 1LP Gatefold Black
– VINYL 1LP Gatefold Edition in Gold – Limited to 100 copies
– Wooden Box Edition: Bonus Live DVD “Live in Japan”, Highland flask + Bonus 7″ Single – Limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records Mailorder Only)
– Digipack & Shirt Bundle
– VINYL 1LP & Shirt Bundle (Black Vinyl) – US Store Only

Fields Of Blood Tracklisting:
1. The Clansman’s Journey
2. All for the Kingdom
3. Lions of the Sea
4. Freedom
5. The Heart of Scotland
6. Thousand Tears
7. Union of the Crown
8. My Final Fight
9. Gathering of the Clans
10. Barbarian
11. Fields of Blood
12. Requiem for the Fallen

GRAVE DIGGER On Tour:
30.05.20 DE – Gelsenkirchen / Rockhard Festival
12.06.20 DE – Büßfeld / M.I.S.E. Open Air
26.06.20 CZ – Spálené Poříčí / Basinfire Fest
27.06.20 DE – Dischingen / R.A.H
03.07.20 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz Festival
04.07.20 DE – Irslingen, Dietingen / Wolfweez-Open Air
10.07.20 ES – Burgos / Zurbarán Rock Festival
11.07.20 BG – Chelopech / Wolf Fest’ 2020
30.07.20 DE – Wacken Open Air
01.08.20 CZ – Bakov nad Jizerou / FryyFest 2020
07.08.20 CH – Basel, Bern / Mannried Open Air

w/ Orden Ogan:
24.09.20 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.20 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
26.09.20 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
27.09.20 tba
29.09.20 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
30.09.20 AT – Wien / Szene
01.10.20 DE – Berlin / Kesselhaus
02.10.20 DE – München / Muffathalle
03.10.20 DE – Stuttgart / LKA
04.10.20 CH – Sarnen / Urrock Festival 2020
06.10.20 FR – Paris / La Machine
07.10.20 FR – Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
08.10.20 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
09.10.20 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
10.10.20 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall
11.10.20 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
31.10.20 FR – Vouziers / Festival de Vouziers
14.11.20 Mex – Monterey / Mexico Metalfest

GRAVE DIGGER is:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Marcus Kniep – Drums

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