January 16, 2003

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have set "Rheingold" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on May 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to an official press release from the band, "The concept is following the Saga of the Nibelungs. We worked out 'The Ring Of The Nibelungs' from Germany's famous composer Richard Wagner. The record is split in four parts as there are: Rheingold, Valkyrie, Triumph-Glory-Agony and Twilight of the Gods. [These] are the four operas of the 'Ring Of The Nibelungs'. It's a very mystical story based on the old German saga of the Nibelungs. We worked also with some melody lines of the operas. The music includes all typical GRAVE DIGGER trademarks like simple and epic melody lines, aggressive vocals, guitars like chainsaws and a pounding rhythm section. You will see Dwarfs, Nymphys, Maidens, Giants, Swords, Dragons, Heroes, a golden Treasure, Liars, Murderer and of course Love, Death and Agony appear in the lyrical concept.

"If you are interested in the story, please check out the following link to prepare yourself for 'Rheingold'. We have also short interpretations of the story in the booklet. 'Rheingold' will have 10 songs and an intro. The digipack will have one more song based also on the concept story. It's not a cover version!!!"

"Rheingold" was recorded at Principal Studios near Muenster, and was produced by The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl.

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