Gothic Fate feat. ex-Gamma Ray bassist to release ‘Illuminati’ via Skol Records

Gothic Fate feat. ex-Gamma Ray bassist to release ‘Illuminati’ via Skol Records

Gothic Fate

It’s not a  secret that Hamburg is the capital city of German Power and Heavy Metal, and gave birth to such legendary acts like Helloween, Gamma Ray, Running Wild or Iron Savior. On 29 May 2015, Skol Records will reveal one of the best kept secrets of Hamburg’s scene, and an album that will match these legendary names: ‘Illuminati’, debut album of Gothic Fate. The band was active between 1998 and 2005, and recorded 2 demos and full studio album titled ‘Illuminati’ in 2004, which remained unreleased and unknown until now.

Gothic Fate feature in its rank Uwe Wessel, bassist known from Gamma Ray, with whom he recorded albums such as “Heading For Tomorrow” and “Sigh No More”, as well as bunch of singles and the legendary “Heading For The East” video. ‘Illuminati’ has been recorded and mixed by Wolfgang Budde, and recently mastered by Bart Gabriel. The album includes 13 songs, and excerpts from few of them can be heard in the album teaser: 

GOTHIC FATE “Illuminati” album teaser:

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!