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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Holy Moses release new single and video for the track “Cult Of The Machine”

2023 marks the final chapter in the long history of Germany’s legendary thrash metal act Holy Moses, celebrated with the bands upcoming new studio album “Invisible Queen” (Release: April 14th, 2023) and a last run of live shows.

Holy Moses release their new single including a music video clip for the track “Cult Of The Machine”.

“The number alludes to “The New Machine of Liechtenstein”. A fanatical cult has formed around the machine, which is now finally being smashed and destroyed to bring humanity back from the darkness,” explains singer Sabina Classen, building another bridge from the past to the present.

“Invisible Queen” will be released on the following formats:
1-CD Jewelcase
2-CD Digipak incl. 12-Track Bonus CD “Invincible Friends”
1-LP in red/black marbled (ltd. 500 pieces)
1-LP in white/black marbled (ltd. 500 pieces)

At the Atomic Fire Records Webshop you can get a strictly limited – 200 pieces – boxset incl. the 2-CD digipak, a flag with the cover art, logo-patch, lanyard and a signed foto-card by all members.

On the CD bonus album “Invincible Friends” you get all album tracks in special versions, featuring varous well-known guest singers:

1. Downfall Of Mankind (Feat. Marloes Voskuil – Haliphron)
2. Cult Of The Machine (Feat. Bobby Ellsworth – Overkill)
3. Order Out Of Chaos (Feat. Diva Satanica – ex-Nervosa / Bloodhunter)
4. Invisible Queen (Feat. Ingo Bajonczak – Assassin / Bonded)
5. Alternative Reality (Feat. Tom Angelripper – Sodom)
6. The New Norm (Feat. Chris Staubach – Courageous)
7. Visions In Red (Feat. Rægina – Dæmonesq)
8. Outcasts (Feat. Leif Jensen – Dew-Scented)
9. Forces Great And Hidden (Feat. Gerre – Tankard)
10. Too Far Gone (Feat. Jens Kidman – Meshuggah)
11. Depersonalized (Feat. Daniela Karrer – Headshot)
12. Through The Veils Of Sleep (Feat. Ryker’s)

“My farewell album for the “Final Reign Tour” contains everything that made Holy Moses special in the past 43 years. Vocally, I was overflowing with energy and felt like I was transported back to the 80s. We have always written songs that we ourselves like and never compromised on trends or conceded to wrong expectations, especially with this final album. We aren’t out to please everyone; we are our own brand and have our own sound, which includes odd meters, technically demanding passages, and unusual chord structures as well as interesting lyrics that deal with the dark side of humanity and the human psyche”,

comments Sabina Classen.

Holy Moses are a household name within the international metal scene. Their multi-faceted thrash metal, front-woman Sabina Classen’s charismatic voice and their unique mix of traditional attitude and experimental evolvement have been instrumental in establishing the band as a well-known and reliable entity since the beginning of their career in the early 1980’s. With classics like “Finished With The Dogs“ (1987), “The New Machine Of Liechtenstein“ (1989), “World Chaos“ (1990) or “Terminal Terror“ (1991), Holy Moses wrote metal history. “Invisible Queen” adds another, impressive and final chapter to it.

Holy Moses live:
03. – 04.03.2023 ES – Murcia @ Espectros Festival XV
28. – 29.04.2023 DE – Remchingen @ No Playback Festival
13.05. 2023 ES – Pozal de Gallinas / Valladolid – Galia Metal Fest
19. – 20.05.2023 DE – Kirchdorf @ Bavarian Battle Open Air
20. – 21.05.2023 BE – Ostend @ Huginns Awakening Fest VII
26. – 28.05.2023 DE – Gelsenkirchen @ Rock Hard Festival
08. – 10.06.2023 CZ – Frýdek-Místek @ HellPdays Festival 2023
08. – 10.06.2023 DE – Büßfeld @ M:O:A – M.I.S.E. Open Air
15. – 18.06.2023 FR – Clisson @ Hellfest
05. – 09.07.2023 CZ – Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival
13. – 15.07.2023 DE – Torgau / Entenfang @ In Flammen Open Air
25. – 29.07.2023 SLO – Tolmin @ Tolminator
02. – 05.08.2023 DE – Wacken @ Wacken Open Air
11. – 13.08.2023 BE – Kortrijk @ Alcatraz Festival
02.09. 2023 NL- Schoonebeek – Schoonebeek Deathfest
15. – 20.09.2023 DE – Kiel @ Full Metal Cruise X Part I
18.11.2023 DE – Zwickau, Club Seilerstraße
08. – 09.12.2023 NL – Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
16.12.2023 DE – Übach-Palenberg, Rockfabrik Club

Fotocredit: Axel Jusseit