Mob Rules

Thu
14
Aug

MOB RULES Reveal 20th Anniversary Box Set Details

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MOB RULES to reveal initial details about their boxed 20th anniversary set Timekeeper

- Lots of guests, new songs, cover versions -

 
While Northern German melodic metal band Mob Rules are currently busy applying the finishing touches to their boxed anniversary set Timekeeper (release date: 13 October 2014, Germany: 10 October 2014, US/Canada: 28 October 2014), the musicians have revealed initial details about this special package which consists of two CDs, a single and a live DVD. CD 1 has Mob present the 15 most important songs from their previous eight releases, among them classics such as 'Black Rain', 'Hollowed Be Thy Name', 'Astral Hand', 'Rain Song' (Live) and 'Cannibal Nation'. 

CD 2 is the fulfilment of the band members' longstanding dream: 'We've always wanted to invite guests to the studio who have been important to us and our development and who have become friends,' explains drummer Nikolas Fritz, referring to a long list of renowned musicians who have contributed to Timekeeper, among them Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.), Bernhard Wei' & Marco Wriedt (both Axxis), Amanda Somerville & Sascha Paeth (both Avantasia), Peavy Wagner (Rage), Michael Ehr' (Gamma Ray), Herman Frank (Accept), Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth, Saxon), Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed, Seventh Avenue), Stefan Lill (Vanden Plas) Chitral Somapala (ex-Firewind, Red Circuit) and Peter Knorn (Victory). These artists can be heard on newly recorded Mob Rules classics, the cover versions 'Lights Out' (UFO) and 'Run With The Wolf' (Rainbow) as well as two brand-new songs which Mob Rules composed exclusively for Timekeeper. 'This boxed set reflects the band's past, present and future,' comments Nikolas Fritz.

Timekeeper is rounded off by a DVD featuring recordings from the 2011 Mob Rules performance at the Prog Power US festival in Atlanta/USA plus extensive bonus material. Nikolas Fritz: 'Our fans kept asking about those film recordings, that's why we have now had the material cut and its sound mixed. A great souvenir, also for ourselves.'

Real eye-catchers are the cover artwork and 44-page booklet which are part of the elaborate box, featuring scores of photos from all phases of Mob Rules' 20-year career, a special feature being the fact that each one of the limited boxes has been numbered individually by hand, making this boxed set a very special fan item.

TIMEKEEPER -TRACKLISTING

DISC 1: THE BEST

Temple Fanfare

Pilot of Earth

Black Rain

Cannibal Nation

Astral Hand

Close My Eyes

Dead Man`s Face

Among The Gods

In The Land Of Wind And Rain

Hollowed Be Thy Name

Last Farewell

Ice And Fire

Lord Of Madness (Live)

With Sparrows Rain Song (Live)

DISC 2: FRIENDS

Insurgeria (new recording, w/ Udo Dirkschneider & Marco Wriedt)

Celebration Day (new recording, w/ Bernhard Wei')

Lights Out (new recording, w/ Peter Knorn)

End Of All Days (new recording, w/ Amanda Somerville & Corvin Bahn)

Broken (new Track)

All Above The Atmosphere (new recording, w/ Herbie Langhans & Herman Frank)

Coast To Coast (new recording, w/ Michael Ehr', Stephan Lill & Chity Somapala)

How The Gypsy Was Born (remastered, w/ Peavy Wagner)

Run With The Wolf (new recording, w/ Sascha Paeth)

My Kingdom Come (new Track, Orchestral Version, w/ Corvin Bahn)

DISC 3: SINGLE

My Kingdom Come (new Track)

Meet You In Heaven (Live at Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004, prev. unreleased)

DISC 4: DVD

Children Of The Flames

Trial By Fire

Astral Hand

Unholy War

Ashes To Ashes

Fuel To The Fire

Veil Of Death

Last Farewell

In The Land Of Wind And Rain

Black Rain

Hollowed Be Thy Name

The Official Videos:
 
Lost
Ice and Fire
Astral Hand
Last Farewell
Black Rain

Bonus:

- The Roadmob Bootlegs:

1.)    Tele Box Fool - Live @ Rockfabrik Nuremberg (2013)

2.)    Ethnolution Tour 'The Scandinavian Chapter' (2007)

3.)    The Magic Circle Files (2007)

4.)    The Glance Of Fame (unofficial Clip)

5.)    Cannibal Nation Drumrecording Outtakes

6.)    Invitation Time (Live @ Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004)

7.)    Meet You In Heaven (Live @ Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2004)

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METAL HAMMER Magazine presents

MOB RULES

20th ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

Fr. 26.09.2014  D-Delmenhorst, Slatterys

Sa. 27.09.2014  D-Nordenham, Jahnhalle

Sa. 11.10.2014  D-Steinenbronn, Air Axes Festival

Fr. 17.10.2014  D-Bremen, Tivoli (w/ Sinbreed)

Fr. 24.10.2014  D-Duisburg, Parkhaus

Sa. 25.10.2014  D-Wilhelmshaven, Pumpwerk /Break The Barriers Festival (w/ Gamma Ray)

Sa. 15.11.2014  D-Weissenh'user Strand/Metal Hammer Paradise

Sa. 13.12.2014  D-Oldenburg, Cadillac

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Thu
07
Aug

MOB RULE New Contract With Steamhammer/SPV

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MOB RULE New Contract With Steamhammer/SPV
 
Boxed anniversary set Timekeeper scheduled for October release 
 
Northern German melodic metal band Mob Rules are back with Steamhammer/SPV. A few days ago the group, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, signed a new deal and are returning to the record company which already released and distributed five of their previous studio albums. 'For us it's a great pleasure to have signed with Steamhammer,' comments the band. 'We're looking forward to the collaboration with Olly Hahn and his team, who supported us in both word and deed in the years between 1999 and 2008 and whose expertise we greatly value.' Steamhammer's product manager Hahn is happy to return this compliment: 'Mob Rules have been among the most significant and impressive German melodic metal acts. We're proud to have them back on our roster.'
 
Mob Rules are set to launch the first result of this renewed worldwide cooperation, their 20th anniversary boxed set Timekeeper, on 13 October 2014 (Germany: 10 October 2014, US/Canada: 28 October 2014). Hahn: 'It's not every day that such a top-quality product arrives at the stores. The package consists of a best-of CD, a bonus DVD, a bonus CD featuring new and rerecorded songs, brilliant cover numbers and other surprises, including renowned guest musicians.' Steamhammer and Mob Rules will publish more details in the coming weeks, suffice it to say that their fans will be delighted.

The arrival of the boxed anniversary set will be supported by a number of anniversary shows with highlights such as the Break The Barriers festival in Wilhelmshaven (feat. Gamma Ray & Love.Might.Kill) and the Metal Hammer Paradise on the Baltic coast, among others.


Nikolas Fritz (Drummer Mob Rules) - Olly Hahn (A&R SPV/Steamhammer)
 
METAL HAMMER Magazine presents MOB RULES 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
 
Fr. 26.09.2014  D-Delmenhorst, Slatterys
Sa. 27.09.2014  D-Nordenham, Jahnhalle
Sa. 11.10.2014  D-Steinenbronn, Air Axes Festival
Fr. 17.10.2014  D-Bremen, Tivoli (w/ Sinbreed)
Fr. 24.10.2014  D-Duisburg, Parkhaus
Sa. 25.10.2014  D-Wilhelmshaven, Pumpwerk /Break The Barriers Festival (w/ Gamma Ray)
Sa. 15.11.2014  D-Weissenh'user Strand/Metal Hammer Paradise
Sa. 13.12.2014  D-Oldenburg, Cadillac
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