HAIL OF BULLETS’ 2011 Wacken Open Air Video Performance Surfaces; Band Announces Dissolution

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

The crushing, war-obsessed death metal band Hail Of Bullets performed at 2011’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. Great quality video of that set has surfaced and is streaming below.

General Winter
Operation Z
Red Wolves Of Stalin
Ordered Eastward



In Hail Of Bullets related news, it seems that the band has decided to break up after some turbulent times in recent years. On March 13, 2017, the following posting appeared on the band’s Facebook page, saying:

“With sadness in our hearts, we hereby inform you that we have decided to pull the plug on Hail Of Bullets. The patient had been suffering from illness for a few years already. We thought we had cut out the disease a few years ago, but apparently the tumor was more widespread than we had expected. There are no immediate plans to resurrect the corpse…

PS: Personal messages/questions about this situation will not be answered. This is it, and both you and us will have to deal with that…”

The Netherlands-based Hail Of Bullets has had a rocky go at things in recent times. At the end of 2015, Hail Of Bullets parted ways with singer Martin van Drunen (Pestilence, Asphyx) due to personal issues, and Dave Ingram (Bolt Thrower, Benediction) was announced as the permanent replacement vocalist.

The remainder of the lineup for this Dutch old school death metal group stayed in place from beginning to end, namely: guitarists Paul Baayens and Stephan Gebédi (Thanatos), bassist Theo Van Eekelen, and drummer Ed Warby (Gorefest, Ayreon).

Hail Of Bullets R.I.P.

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