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Founded in 1989 by Kai Hansen in Hamburg, Germany after leaving Helloween, Gamma Ray borrowed straight from the Helloween classics, and continued to pioneer Hansen's style of power metal.

After four years with Helloween, Kai Hansen decided to leave the band at the height of their career. He then went on to do some studio work with Blind Guardian.

Kai and his friend Ralf Scheepers from Tyran' Pace decided to start a project. They recruited bassist Uwe Wessel and drummer… read more

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  • Avatar for Marculin0
    To the Metal
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    @TheOnlyMAD: Avalon, from the newest album. I think it's their best song since 1999 and Armageddon! It's just breathtaking! Other than that, well... not really, I guess. I don't think Gamma Ray's point has ever been about being unique, though (if you don't count, like, the "founding" of power metal and staying with that style unique enough. Then again there was stuff like Stormwitch already so depends where you draw the line). Like many bands, they're more about doing pretty much the same thing all over again, with many hats-off to bands like Maiden, Priest, Queen, Sweet... in many of their songs in the process. They're more or less a one-trick pony, but I for one very much like that pony's tricks! :> You might also like to look forward to a new album where there will likely be two vocalists, judging from their recent live shows.
  • Avatar for TheOnlyMAD
    So has this band written one original song in the last 5 years? I'm genuinely curious, if they have, I'd like to listen to it.
  • Avatar for MegaDave89
    Miss this guys, doesnt exist on Spotify.
  • Avatar for of944
    We need your help guys to bring back old
  • Avatar for ScorpionsPriest
    The last thing Gamma Ray needs is Kiske on vocals, Kai's voice is part of the appeal of the group. [2]
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  • Avatar for nargoman
    Right now they're better than Helloween. I have always loved Kai's vocals.

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