Power Plant (Gamma Ray album)

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Power Plant
Studio album by Gamma Ray
Released March 29, 1999
March 18, 2002 (Re-release)
Recorded August-Late 1998, Hansen Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Speed metal, power metal
Length 1:03:32
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Dirk Schlächter and Kai Hansen
Gamma Ray chronology
Somewhere Out in Space
Power Plant
No World Order
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Metal Storm (8.5/10) [2]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars [3]

Power Plant is the sixth full-length album from the German power metal band, Gamma Ray. The album was initially released in 1999, but was re-released along with most of the band's past catalogue in 2002 with bonus tracks and new covers. This album has a tight focus on the power metal genre.

Most notably for the band, it was the first album in which the lineup from one album to the next remain unchanged, with Kai Hansen on vocals and guitar, Henjo Richter on guitar, Dirk Schlächter on bass and Dan Zimmermann on drums.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Anywhere in the Galaxy" Kai Hansen Hansen 6:37
2. "Razorblade Sigh" Hansen Hansen 5:01
3. "Send Me a Sign" Henjo Richter Richter 4:07
4. "Strangers in the Night" Hansen/Dan Zimmermann Zimmermann 6:04
5. "Gardens of the Sinner" Zimmermann/Hansen Zimmermann/Hansen 5:57
6. "Short as Hell" Hansen Hansen 3:57
7. "It's a Sin" (Pet Shop Boys cover) Chris Lowe/Neil Tennant Lowe/Tennant 4:58
8. "Heavy Metal Universe" Hansen Hansen 5:25
9. "Wings of Destiny" Richter Richter 6:26
10. "Hand of Fate" Hansen/Dirk Schlächter Schlächter 6:12
11. "Armageddon" Hansen Hansen 8:48

Japanese Version Bonus Track[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
12. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Rainbow cover) Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James Dio Blackmore/Dio 3:46

2002 Bonus Tracks[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
12. "A While in Dreamland" Hansen/Schlächter Hansen/Schlächter 4:16
13. "Rich and Famous" Hansen Hansen 4:53
14. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Rainbow cover) Blackmore/Dio Blackmore/Dio 3:46

  • "A While in Dreamland" also appears on the Silent Miracles EP.
  • "Rich and Famous" also appears on the Blast from the Past(Japanese Version).