Land of the Free II

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Land of the Free II
Gamma Ray - Land of the Free II - Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Gamma Ray
Released 16 November 2007
Recorded 2006-2007, at High Gain Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Power metal
Length 1:05:18
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Producer Dirk Schlächter and Kai Hansen
Gamma Ray chronology
Majestic
(2005)Majestic2005
Land of the Free II
(2007)
To The Metal!
(2010)To The Metal!2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.0/5 stars link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Jukebox:Metal 3/5 stars link
Lords of Metal (8.8/10) link
Metal Glory 8.5/10 stars link

Land of the Free II is the ninth full-length studio album by Gamma Ray. It was released on 16 November 2007 in Germany, 19 November in Europe, 21 November in Japan and January 15, 2008 for North America. To promote Land of the Free II, Gamma Ray joined Helloween on the 2007/08 Hellish Rock Tour. The song "Into the Storm" is available on the band's MySpace page and its music video on YouTube.

The first-edition CD, released as a Digipak, was limited to 30,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Rising Again" Kai Hansen Hansen 0:27
2. "To Mother Earth" Hansen Hansen 5:11
3. "Empress" Dan Zimmermann Zimmermann 6:22
4. "Rain" Henjo Richter Richter 5:16
5. "Into The Storm" Hansen Hansen 3:47
6. "When The World" Hansen Hansen 5:44
7. "From The Ashes" Hansen Hansen 5:26
8. "Leaving Hell" Hansen Hansen 4:20
9. "Real World" Hansen Hansen 5:42
10. "Hear Me Calling" Richter Richter 4:14
11. "Opportunity" Dirk Schlächter Schlächter 7:14
12. "Insurrection" Hansen Hansen 11:33

Japanese Import Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Into The Storm" Hansen Hansen 3:47
2. "From The Ashes" Hansen Hansen 5:26
3. "Rising Again" Hansen Hansen 0:27
4. "To Mother Earth" Hansen Hansen 5:11
5. "Rain" Richter Richter 5:16
6. "Leaving Hell" Hansen Hansen 4:20
7. "Empress" Zimmermann Zimmermann 6:22
8. "When The World" Hansen Hansen 5:44
9. "Opportunity" Schlächter Schlächter 7:14
10. "Real World" Hansen Hansen 5:42
11. "Hear Me Calling" Richter Richter 4:14
12. "Insurrection" Hansen Hansen 11:33

Japanese Bonus Track[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
13. "Blood Religion" (Live in Montréal) Hansen Hansen 8:11

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Produced and engineered by: Dirk Schlächter, Kai Hansen
  • Mixed by: Tommy Newton at Area 51 Studio, Celle, Germany
  • Cover Painting by: Hervé Monjeaud
  • Booklet Graphics and Layout by: Dirk Illing

Chart positions[edit]

  • Germany: #54
  • Sweden: #57
  • Norway: #98