KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store

Hanzel Und Gretyl Get Uber on Ministry Tour

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Monday, November 15, 2004 @ 12:25 AM

Hanzel Und Gretyl Bumped Up To

- advertisement -
- advertisement -
For Immediate Release:


NEW YORK - Hanzel Und Gretyl is now the direct support act on Ministry’s Evil Doer tour.

The band recently released their new record Scheissmessiah and has been on the road with Ministry and Thrill Kill Cult since September 21. Thrill Kill Cult finished their dates on November 3 and now Opiate For The Masses is the opening act.

“After two days of gigs, we were offered to do the whole tour with Ministry instead of just the first leg,” said vocalist/guitarist Vas Kallas. “Plus gaining the middle slot as direct support is a dream come true. The Ministry crowd loves us. We're getting lots of compliments from all the newbies and they are buying our CDs like crazy.”

Scheissmessiah is Hanzel Und Gretyl’s fourth album and is their first recording with drummer Jon Osterman and bassist Anna K. The new material is an audio exploration of Heaven and Hell, inspired by Dante Alighieri’s 'Inferno' (part of his epic poem, “The Divine Comedy,” describing the descent through the nine layers of Hell) and George Frideric Handel’s 'Messiah' (his famous oratorio about Christ's birth, death, and resurrection).

“We wanted a Roman/Germanic Heaven and Hell vibe with a Renaissance kind of setting for our first Christmas CD,” said guitarist/composer Loopy. “What two better works to cross-reference and basically destroy! Dante’s ‘Inferno’ was always one of my favorites and I think Handel's ‘Messiah’ is pretty much the definitive Christmas jam worldwide.”

The 11 tracks on Scheissmessiah incorporate more of a metal influence than their last record Uber Alles. Loopy and Val’s vicious hooks and sampling, as well as Vas’ venomous Deutsch/English vocals are still prominent on the record. The incorporation of live bass and drums only enhances the ferocity of the band.

“We want to evolve away from the techno sound machine and blend in a more live, brutal vibe,” said Kallas. “There are some older fans who don't understand why we are still not a techno band. We are ever-evolving and we will always evolve no matter what.”

”We expect to get faster and heavier,” said Loopy. “The Ministry crew has been awesome! This is the first time we've been out with a headliner that lets us be as loud as we want. That is unheard of!”

Scheissmessiah was released on October 12 and is Hanzel Und Gretyl’s second recording for Metropolis Records.

“Now that the CD is out, we see people singing along to the new songs that we play,” said Kallas.

Tour dates are as follow:

11/15/04 Vancouver, BC, CANADA Commodore Ballroom
11/16/04 Eugene, OR The Jungle
11/18/04 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
11/20/04 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/21/04 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
11/22/04 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
11/23/04 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
11/24/04 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
11/26/04 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
11/27/04 Latham, NY Saratoga Winners
11/28/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
11/30/04 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
12/02/04 Guelph, ON, CANADA Club Denim
12/03/04 Ottawa, ON, CANADA Capital Music Hall
12/04/04 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
12/05/04 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/07/04 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
12/08/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/09/04 Louisville, KY Jillian’s
12/10/04 Detroit, MI State Theater

www.hanzelundgretyl.com * www.metropolis-records.com

Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!




 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
AUGUST BURNS RED Drop Video For "Standing In The Storm"
ARCHSPIRE Members Launch Online Cooking Show, Good Morning Handsome
CATTLE DECAPITATION Unleash Video For "Finish Them"
THUNDER Debut New Single "Going To Sin City"
SECRET SPHERE Announce New Album Lifeblood
GEMINI SYNDROME Launches New Video For "IDK"
I’m Too Old For This Sh*t, A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale Documentary Out Now
TRIBULATION Unleashes Video For New Single "Funeral Pyre"
MORIAH FORMICA Announces All-Girl Band PLUSH
EYEHATEGOD Stream New Song "Fake What's Yours"
SAXON Launch New Video For DEEP PURPLE Cover Of "Speed King"
SUNSTORM Set To Release New Album Afterlife With New Vocalist RONNIE ROMERO
BLOOD STAINED DUSK Return With New Single "Worship and Disintegrate"
WITHERFALL Release NSFW "The Other Side Of Fear" Video
TOMBS Announce Bandcamp Virtual Performance
ACCEPT Launch New Single "Zombie Apocalypse"
KICKIN VALENTINA Release Video For "War"
NIGHTWISH Bassist MARCO HIETALA Parts Ways With The Band
THE CROWN Reveals Details For New Album, Royal Destroyer
SCARDUST Release "Mist" Music Video
BLACK SABBATH Albums Heaven And Hell And Mob Rules Deluxe Editions Coming In March
OF MICE & MEN Unleash Crushing New Song "Obsolete"
CONAN To Release New Live Album, Live At Freak Valley
BLOODY HAMMERS Launch Retro Sci-Fi Video "Not Of This Earth"
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Drop New Song "And So It Went", Featuring TOM MORELLO
U.D.O. Announce Live In Bulgaria 2020 - Pandemic Survival Show Release
JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Unveils "Finish Line" Video
LOVE AND DEATH Share New Track "White Flag"
KORPIKLAANI Launch New Single/Video For "Niemi"
MSG Drops New Single "Sail The Darkness"
ENFORCED Releases New Video For "Malignance"
BODY COUNT Announces Fan Contest to Create Next Video "The Hate Is Real"
BUDDERSIDE Reveal Animated Video For "Pardon Me" Featuring PHIL CAMPBELL (MOTÖRHEAD)
ESCAPE THE FATE Drop New Track "Not My Problem" Featuring TRAVIS BARKER
HALLOWS EVE To Re-Release Debut Album Tales Of Terror
ALLEGAEON Launches Acoustic Video For "In Flanders Fields"
SABATON Reveal Animated Video For "No Bullets Fly"
NIGHTFALL Premieres New Song, "Killing Moon"
QUEENSRYCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases "Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall" Video
Three SACRED REICH Reissues Set For Release In February
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Share Official Video For "25"
WILSON Announce Thank You, Good Night. Live
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unveils New Single/Video "No"
LOVEBITES To Bring Glory To The World With New EP
THE HARPS Vocalist ANDRY LAGIOU Releases Video For "Mistress of the Night"
SNAKEYES Drop New Video For "Playing With Armageddon"
GOATWHORE Announces Exclusive Livestream
APOCALYPTICA Postpones Cell-0 World Tour North American Headlining Dates Until Fall 2021
GEMINI SYNDROME Releases Music Video For "Reintegration"
AMORPHIS Kick Off Pre-Order For Special 30th Anniversary Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020
ENFORCED Unleash New Track "Hemorrhage"
TRIBULATION Launches Video For New Single, "Hour Of The Wolf"
FIRE FROM THE GODS, ILL NIÑO Announce Virtual Concert
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveil "Lockdown" Video
ShipRocked Rescheduled To January 22-27, 2022
SYLOSIS Unleash Brand New Single "Worship Decay"
SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Video For New Single "Wake the Dead"
PRIMAL FEAR Announce New Single "I Will Be Gone" Featuring TARJA TURUNEN
ILL NIÑO Return With New Single And Fresh New Lineup
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Reveal New Single And Video For The Power Ballad "After The Rain"
WOLFHEART to Perform Entire Debut Album, Winterborn
QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases First Solo Single, Darkened Majesty"
JAMES DURBIN Unleashes "The Prince of Metal" Video
STRYPER Vocalist MICHAEL SWEET Announces Virtual 5th Annual Christmas Show
Vocalist RONNIE ATKINS Unveils New Solo Album One Shot
LAMB OF GOD Announces Second Collaboration With Nightflyer Roastworks For Overlord Dark Roast Coffee
Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City And Holy Diver Live Announced As First Two Albums In DIO Live Album Reissue Series


©2021 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News