On June 4th, Germany's WDR Rockpalast livestreamed Grave Digger's full show at Rock Hard Festival 2022 in Gelsenkirchen. Check out the pro-shot footage below.

The setlist was as follows:
"The Dark of the Sun"
"The Clans Will Rise Again"
"Lions of the Sea"
"The Ballad of Mary (Queen of Scots)"
"The Heart of Scotland"
"Highland Farewell"
"Hell Is My Purgatory"
"Rebellion (The Clans Are Marching)"
"Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Grave Digger recently announced the release of their new album, Symbol Of Eternity. The first single and music video, "Hell Is My Purgatory", is streaming below. Watch a teaser below:

Grave Digger have been an integral part of the German heavy metal scene for over four decades. Chris Boltendahl, Axel Ritt, Jens Becker and Marcus Kniep are not only a force to be reckoned with in the live sector, they also regularly deliver high-quality heavy metal albums.

On their latest album, Symbol Of Eternity, they continue to spin the story of the Crusaders... after having dealt with it once before on the album Knights Of The Cross, they devote themselves once again to the fabled history of the Templars.

Razor-sharp riffs, opulent choir arrangements and the distinctive voice of Chris Boltendahl are components of Grave Digger's new work. All the trademarks that have made the band stand out for four decades can be heard on the album... an original and hard album is "Symbol of become eternity". And yet, next to the merciless riffs, like in the opening headbanger "Battle Cry", melodic refrains are always in the foreground... hard double bass attacks alternating with mid-tempo songs and the almost doom-like title track will make every headbanger's heart beat faster.

Symbol Of Eternity will be released on August 26 in the following formats:

· Digipack CD
· Limited 2CD Mediabook (CD 2: Live at Metal Hammer Paradise)
· Red transparent / Gold Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
· Purple / Golden / White Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
· Sun Yellow / Golden / White / Red Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
· Ocean Blue Vinyl (LTD. 100) – exclusive
· Orange Vinyl (LTD. 300) – EMP exclusive
· Violet Vinyl (LTD. 100) – Napalm Records exclusive
· Picture Disc (LTD. 300)
· Gold Vinyl (LTD. 300)
· Black Vinyl (LTD. 300)
· Super limited to 500 copies collector’s hardcover boxset that includes: the limited 2CD mediabook, Flag 115 x 75 cm, armband with metallic 3D emblem, A3 poster, signed autograph card and certificate of authenticity!

Pre-order the album here.



CD 1 Digipack Version:

"The Siege Of Akkon"
"Battle Cry"
"Hell Is My Purgatory"
"King Of The Kings"
"Symbol Of Eternity"
"Nights Of Jerusalem"
"Heart Of A Warrior"
"Grace Of God"
"Sky Of Swords"
"Holy Warfare"
"The Last Crusade"
"Hellas Hellas"

CD 2 - Live at Metal Hammer Paradise / Mediabook version:

"The Clansman`s Journey"
"Healed By Metal"
"The Clans Will Rise Again"
"The Roundtable"
"The Curse Of Jacques"
"Season Of The Witch"
"Witch Hunter"
"Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Chris Boltendahl - Vocals
Axel Ritt - Guitars
Jens Becker - Bass
Marcus Kniep – Drums

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