Grave Digger
Ballad of Mary (EP)
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 25 February, 2011
Playing time: 22:39

During the last years GRAVE DIGGER by tradition have strong participation at Wacken Open Air. The fans that missed these feasts regularly have the chance to buy a DVD. The last show of the Teutonic metal machine will be released on DVD on 7 March, 2011. Hansi Kursch (BLIND GUARDIAN), DORO and the acappella metallers VAN CANTO participated as guests. The performances have been so successful that it was decided studio versions of few songs to be recorded.


The album of GRAVE DIGGER "Tunes of War" devoted to the Scottish history is legendary. Its peculiar continuation was released in 2010. Passed through the check of time from 1996 till nowadays and enriched with the voice of the metal queen DORO "The Ballad of Mary" sounds extremely fresh.


The eternal hymn "Rebellion", from the same year that fires the hearts of the fans is rerecorded with the participation of Hansi Kursch and VAN CANTO.


The extended symphonic version of "The Ballad of Marry" is an acoustic version with choir features and calmer atmosphere.


The songs from the last full length release "Highland Farewell" and “Coming Home” are changed only cosmetically with choirs.


This is an extremely pleasant release which stands outside all the categories and evaluations! This is GRAVE DIGGER!


01. The Ballad of Mary

02. Rebellion

03. The Ballad of Mary

04. Highland Farewell

05. Coming Home

Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Maria D. S.
Date: 4 March, 2011