A little late posting this, but I wanted to plug it as I have an interview with founder and guitarist Stephan Gebédi scheduled for later tonight!
Make sure to also check out Metal Blade’s Hail of Bullets page to listen to the first single “Pour Le Mérite” and to check out the pre-order options for III The Rommel Chronicles!
There is a limited first edition Digibook available featuring the album on CD and an exclusive bonus-DVD. Of course you can also order a jewelcase-CD, vinyl or a digital download. Shirt bundles are available as well!
III The Rommel Chronicles began to take shape in the second half of 2012 when Hail of Bullets started writing songs for this third album which sees the band approaching things a bit differently lyric wise. Instead of describing a certain campaign or theatre of war, this album focuses on the military life, rise and fall of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Despite fighting on the wrong side, Rommel was undeniably a great strategist who was both feared and admired by his enemies. Music-wise III The Rommel Chronicles slightly harks back to the debut album. The songs are faster, rawer, more aggressive and direct than on On Divine Winds which had a more epic, heroic feel. Once again production duties were handled by Ed Warby and the album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. A new lyrical approach also asked for a different type of artwork, which was provided by Dutch artist Erik Wijnands.
Death Metal guru Dan Swanö about the new HOB longplayer: “Hail of Bullets return for their 3rd album, armed to the teeth with a thunderous Death Metal onslaught that combines the raw ferocity of the 1st album with the more expanded arrangements of the 2nd. A Death Metal masterpiece!”
III The Rommel Chronicles tracklisting:
- Swoop Of The Falcon
- Pour Le Mérite
- To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
- The Desert Fox
- Farewell To Africa
- The Final Front
- Death Of A Field Marshal