German power metal act Gamma Ray will be releasing a new collection titled “Skeletons & Majesties.” Set for release in the U.S. and Canada on May 31st via Armoury Records/Eagle Rock Entertainment, “Skeletons & Majesties” is a collection of songs Gamma Ray gathered from previous albums represented in two completely different styles.
The first two tracks are the “Skeletons,” featuring brand new versions of some of Gamma Ray’s songs rarely played live, including “Hold Your Ground” (from the “Heading For Tomorrow” album) and “Brothers” (from the “Insanity And Genius” album).
The second section, “Majesties,” is where the band displays two more new versions of rarities, “Send Me A Sign” (originally on the “Powerplant” release) and “Rebellion In Dreamland” (originally on “Land Of The Free”), both performed in a new acoustic presentation.
Additionally, Gamma Ray has also included some bonus tracks, including the rare song “Wannabees” – previously only released on the “To The Metal!” 7’” – as well as an extended version of “Brothers.”
To top it off, the final track on the EP is another version of “Rebellion In Dreamland,” this time karaoke style. The band has launched a special contest, where the group will be integrating a “choir” of fans’ voices on the upcoming album version of the song.