German melodic power metal band ORDEN OGAN premieres the first video taken from the upcoming album ‘Gunmen’
Channeling some serious WestWorld moves in the vid, ‘Gunman’ is a huge, melodic power metal anthem that will have you singing the chorus until it drives you nuts, a real earworm!
You can view it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPm46Qgyn24&feature=youtu.be
The band will be in Central London on Wednesday 24th May for a Press Day so if you’d like to talk to them in the afternoon please let me know as soon as possible, I only have a few slots left.
The group’s new music video was once again directed by Rainer ‘Zipp’ Fränzen, who works with the band since 2012’s ‘To The End’ album and its video releases ‘The Things We Believe In’ and ‘Land Of The Dead’.
“The creation of the Gunman clip was once again real team work”, band leader Seeb Levermann states. “The new ORDEN OGAN album Gunmen is set in a dark fantasy Wild West environment, so obviously we had to go to Monument Valley (Utah) to shoot there. There is no other place in the world that is more ‘Wild West’. We shot at the classic Monument Valley scenery as well as at the famous John Ford’s Point”
The second extensive part of filming took place in Germany, but also here the band tried something new. “A Western city in an adventure park proved to be the perfect location”, Seeb smiles. “Things came full circle here, because we’ve also recorded the drums for ‘Gunman’ there – to be more specific – in the Western Saloon of the Fort Fun adventure park. We wanted to have this huge 80’s snare ambience that you can only get from big rooms. When the Wild West concept took form, we learned about the Saloon (in Fort Fun), did some test recordings there and were totally blown away. The hall sounds amazing and ‘Gunmen’ may be my best sounding mix so far.”
The ‘Gunmen’ album consists of 10 songs, incl. a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track ‘Come With Me To The Other Side’.
‘Gunmen’ was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently has also completed mix & mastering of the upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire release ‘Legendary Years’.
ORDEN OGAN, Germany’s premier power metallers, have exceeded themselves with their new fifth studio album, titled ‘Gunmen’. Undoubtedly the band has delivered their heaviest but at the same time also most melodic piece of work.
With their previous studio album ‘Ravenhead’ released in 2015, ORDEN OGAN toured Europe supporting HammerFall and later Powerwolf too. “Ravenhead” became a chart success in several European countries, with #16 in the German chart marking their all-time best result. Now ‘Gunmen’ continues the band’s track record, combining classic Teutonic metal with a modern production on international top level. All this results in 10 metal hymns for eternity!
Pre-order ‘Gunmen’ album here: http://shop.afm-records.de/de/search?sSearch=gunmen&p=1&o=1
Sales link for all Orden Ogan products: http://shop.afm-records.de/de/cat/index/sCategory/55?p=1
Orden Ogan are:
Seeb Levermann – vocals, guitars
Dirk Meye – drums
Tobin Kersting – guitars
Niels Loffler – bass
AFM Records have now announced the full limited edition “Gunmen” box set: yes, it’s a COFFIN! Well, a coffin shaped box, to be more precise containing:
– Ltd. Digipak of the new record “GUNMEN” (including “live at Wacken Open Air 2016 DVD)
– “Alister Vale figure (ca. 15 cm tall)
– Orden Ogan Dollar*
– signed autograph card
– certificate of authenticity
This box set is limited to 900 units.
You can order here:
There is a strictly limited version of the box set as well (the limited limited special edition!), the PERSONALIZED version! Limited to 100 units only. You can have YOUR name printed on the outside of the coffin! This upgrade option is available in the AFM shop only.
So in addition to the box set (http://bit.ly/2qrFU66) you need to purchase the “upgrade” (http://bit.ly/2pWBFw5), if you want your name printed on the outside of the coffin. The regular coffin version will have “Alister Vale” printed as name.
You can find all “Gunmen” products (and also tickets for the release shows – which come with a free Live CD) listed here:
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2004 – Testimonium A.D.
2008 – Vale
2010 – Easton Hope
2012 – To the End
2015 – Ravenhead
2016 – The Book of Ogan
2017 – Gunmen