2009, GRAVE DIGGER confirms once again their legendary status in the world of heavy metal with "Ballads of a Hangman". While celebrating genuine old-school metal and remaining loyal to their trademark sound with driving guitar riffs, thundering double bass, soulful solos, and catchy choruses, songs like "Pray" or the title track can already be hailed as the latest classics of the true metal genre. Charismatic frontman Chris Boltendahl reigns over the instrumental faction, adding the finishing touches to the longplayer with his distinctive vocals. As a special highlight, he shares the vocal responsibilities with Veronica Freeman of Benedictum on the partial ballad "Lonely the Innocence Dies". GRAVE DIGGER strikes back with 120% metal!