Gamma Ray - Skeletons & Majesties [EP]


7.4 | 58 votes |
Release date: 8 April 2011
Style: Power metal

Owners:

60 have it
11 want it


Skeletons:
01. Hold Your Ground [new version]
02. Brothers [new version]
Majesties:
03. Send Me A Sign [acoustic version]
04. Rebellion In Dreamland [acoustic version]
Bonus Tracks:
05. Wannabees
06. Brothers [extended version]
07. Rebellion In Dreamland [karaoke version]

Line-up
Kai Hansen - vocals, guitars
Henjo Richter - guitars, keyboards
Dirk Schlächter - bass,
Daniel Zimmermann - drums, additional vocals (5)

Additional info
Recorded between November 2010 and February 2011 at Hammer Recording Studios, Hamburg.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Eike Freese.
Produced by Eike Freese, GammaRay and the almighty Spirit Of Freedom.


Comments

Comments: 13   Visited by: 235 users
25.03.2011 - 17:02
Rating: 6
Snbn
Oh my god !!!! What fucking shit they're gonna release. Acoustic LOL !!!
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25.03.2011 - 18:47
RavenKing
What a piece of shit this release will be.
Who wants acoustic bullshit from a band like Gamma Ray?

And what about this: Rebellion in Dreamland - karaoke version.
What are they trying to do? Following Helloween's example and pissing on their legacy? Or being as lame as they can be? When I heard "To The Metal", I thought "this band starts to suck like pretty much every other Powermetal band, it seems". I think this confirms that I was right to think like that.

You know, it's a blessing I completely lost interest in Powermetal and moved to more extreme horizons a while ago. I'd be ashamed to admit in front of other metalheads that I still like this poser genre (that is, IF I'd still like it, which is not the case).
Powermetal sucks and is a pathetic joke nowadays.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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25.03.2011 - 19:09
Rating: 5
Metal Invader
Well i dont know what is going on with Gamma Ray this days..i dont want to be cruel as RavenKing cos i like power metal but good one and not this but they really start to do some bullsheet things like last album..
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25.03.2011 - 21:25
Rating: 6
Snbn
Hope they new DVD + CD will be better than this shit ! It's good that they get to fans choose setlist for the gigs but they're was too many lame songs to choose.
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25.03.2011 - 22:54
Tornado Of Souls
I don't see what the problem is with them releasing an e.p with a couple acoustic songs some people take this too serious.
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26.03.2011 - 05:39
mikeprado30
Written by Tornado Of Souls on 25.03.2011 at 22:54

I don't see what the problem is with them releasing an e.p with a couple acoustic songs some people take this too serious.

I agree with you... The core fans surely will like that (include me, please )
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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26.03.2011 - 06:35
RavenKing
Written by Tornado Of Souls on 25.03.2011 at 22:54

I don't see what the problem is with them releasing an e.p with a couple acoustic songs some people take this too serious.


It's not only this. Try to get a bigger picture and see it as a whole. Everything that concerns Gamma Ray since a while hints at the band quickly going downhill.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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26.03.2011 - 13:38
Tornado Of Souls
I agree their material hasn't been that original recently but releasing an e.p with some live tracks and acoustic versions isn't really something I have a problem with I'm interested to hear Rebellion In Dreamland in acoustic form.
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27.03.2011 - 01:31
mikeprado30
Written by RavenKing on 25.03.2011 at 18:47

What a piece of shit this release will be.
Who wants acoustic bullshit from a band like Gamma Ray?

And what about this: Rebellion in Dreamland - karaoke version.
What are they trying to do? Following Helloween's example and pissing on their legacy? Or being as lame as they can be? When I heard "To The Metal", I thought "this band starts to suck like pretty much every other Powermetal band, it seems". I think this confirms that I was right to think like that.

You know, it's a blessing I completely lost interest in Powermetal and moved to more extreme horizons a while ago. I'd be ashamed to admit in front of other metalheads that I still like this poser genre (that is, IF I'd still like it, which is not the case).
Powermetal sucks and is a pathetic joke nowadays.

Well, I LOVE POWER METAL, AND THE EURO-FLOWERISH ALSO! I don't feel ashamed for it, my friend, because in this genre I found the best melodies for my tastes. I just think you're goin'too rough in your viewpoint as if everyone that like this genre were brainless or something. I can listen perfectly the early Rage works as the new Rhapsody of Fire EP (to tell a example) because in these records there are melodies and voice performances worth to be listened (at least for my musical tastes). I also like the extreme stuff (Death is amazing!), and just loving Power Metal doesn't mean I'm a blind in musical tastes.

I understand you dislike so much when bands lose their power, but there are people we like just the melodies and other things we see in the records (and I admit To The Metal! was not their best effort, but also it wasn't so bad as you paint it).

Is just the form we see the music
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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08.05.2011 - 15:03
Andreas
Why is the releasedate set on May 31st? I already bought it via the regular channels.

And despite I'm not a Gamma Ray fan, I like this EP.
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10.05.2011 - 20:08
John Shock
Written by RavenKing on 25.03.2011 at 18:47

What a piece of shit this release will be.
Who wants acoustic bullshit from a band like Gamma Ray?

And what about this: Rebellion in Dreamland - karaoke version.
What are they trying to do? Following Helloween's example and pissing on their legacy? Or being as lame as they can be? When I heard "To The Metal", I thought "this band starts to suck like pretty much every other Powermetal band, it seems". I think this confirms that I was right to think like that.

You know, it's a blessing I completely lost interest in Powermetal and moved to more extreme horizons a while ago. I'd be ashamed to admit in front of other metalheads that I still like this poser genre (that is, IF I'd still like it, which is not the case).
Powermetal sucks and is a pathetic joke nowadays.

hey bitch, remember that you have enjoyed power metal before and what you felt about that never disappears! So remember i was in the same thing of you long time ago but your roots are your roots! My roots are power Metal and if you in your "past life" enjoyed power metal i don't see the reason to fuck the style down!!! Think on that! and other thing, you may not like it now but there's guys here that enjoy Power Metal very much! So what you have to like or not is you opinion and not make others dislike the kind!!! Peace
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10.05.2011 - 20:20
John Shock
Written by mikeprado30 on 26.03.2011 at 05:39

Written by Tornado Of Souls on 25.03.2011 at 22:54

I don't see what the problem is with them releasing an e.p with a couple acoustic songs some people take this too serious.

I agree with you... The core fans surely will like that (include me, please )

Yeah, really don't see the problem and i don't see how surprising could be! It's gamma ray, it's good enough! But like i always say, likes shouldn't match!
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02.06.2011 - 14:02
Rating: 5
Metal Invader
Written by John Shock on 10.05.2011 at 20:20

Written by mikeprado30 on 26.03.2011 at 05:39

Written by Tornado Of Souls on 25.03.2011 at 22:54

I don't see what the problem is with them releasing an e.p with a couple acoustic songs some people take this too serious.

I agree with you... The core fans surely will like that (include me, please )

Yeah, really don't see the problem and i don't see how surprising could be! It's gamma ray, it's good enough! But like i always say, likes shouldn't match!

well im a fan and i dont like it..only Hold Your Ground..other songs sounds like crap(acoutic versions ofcours)..Wannabees is crap just like the album(To the metal)..nothing interesting on this ep..but that is just my opinion..sorry!
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