Gamma Ray Releasing Double Live Album and DVD
Skeletons & Majesties Live runs for nearly two-hours and spans the band's history. A DVD version will be released stateside in January.
Skeletons & Majesties Live was recorded and filmed during the band's 2011 European tour at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland and is the first properly HD-filmed live video production of the band's 20+ year career.
"The [2011 released ] EP, Skeletons & Majesties, is practically a continuation of our Skeletons In The Closet concept, in other words: new versions of songs which didn't receive the attention they deserve, as well as unplugged versions of some of our classics," notes founding vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen.
The DVD offers up openers "Anywhere In The Galaxy" and "Men, Martians And Machines" to the finale/Helloween cover "Future World."
As a special bonus, to accompany the Hansen-penned Helloween classic on stage, Gamma Ray enlisted the services of former Helloween frontman Michael Kiske. In addition, Kiske can be heard and seen on "Time To Break Free" and "A While In Dreamland".
A co-headlining European tour with Helloween has been scheduled for March and will also mark the arrival of a new Gamma Ray studio recording.
"Gammy Ray will have top priority in 2013," comments Hansen, "and Skeletons & Majesties Live is the perfect harbinger of this!"
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