June 1, 2014
WE PROUDLY PRESENT YOU THE NEW VOICE OF EMERALD !!!

Amongst many great candidates, we finally found the perfect singer for our sound! Many of you may already know him! It's the great…….. (drum roll)…………. GEORGE CALL (ASKA, ex-OMEN)!!!

We are beyond happy that one of the greatest metal singers of our times is now a part of our band! It's gonna be a whole new experience working with a singer that lives overseas, but everyone who has already heard his amazing voice knows it will be totally worth it! Just listen to his vocals on our song "Eye of the Serpent": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_-vZ1cVN4

Here's George's statement about joining Emerald:
"It came to be that Emerald were in the unenviable position of having to look for a singer. They thought I was far too busy but I'm glad we talked because our collaboration on the song "Eye of the Serpent" was, bar none, among the best songs in all of Metaldom in 2013. How could we not possibly further explore that potential? I met the guys, their wives and girlfriends when we performed together in their native Switzerland on tour some years earlier and we hit it off magnificently. We nurtured a friendship and mutual camaraderie which now takes one further evolutionary step, sprouting wings as we combine our respective talents and seek to take Emerald to new heights of Metal glory. Hail!"

WELCOME ABOARD, BROTHER !!!






May 28, 2014
EMERALD has found its voice !!! Stay tuned for the BIG NEWS...

February 28, 2014
EMERALD are looking for a new singer. Have a look at our new videoclip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm07NxP7JtM

In this video, you see what the new singer can expect ;-)






December 21, 2013



December 18, 2013
Thank you folks for the support at our concert at the Bad Bonn in Düdingen. Was a lot of fun. Thomas L. Winkler left now EMERALD. We wish him good luck and all the very best !
We're looking now for a talented and motivated new singer (male or female). Do you got a powerful voice and want to take our sound to a new level? Would you like to sing in a well-rehearsed band with a record deal and an international booking agency? Or do you know anyone who would fit the profile? PM us on Facebook or mail to: info@emerald.ch !
Please spread the word !


November 29, 2013
Our gig on 7th december at the Bad Bonn Düdingen will be our last gig this year and also the very last chance for you to catch us live in the current line-up. After that we will start working with potential new singers and concentrate on writing our next album. Watch out for the next chapter of EMERALD! We shall rise!!!


November 6, 2013

Reminder and new info about our concert at the Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, this Friday 8.11.2013 ! The Line Up changed, see new flyer below. Emerald are proud and happy to support BONFIRE in the great Z7 Venue !! See ya there !!
Info: http://www.z-7.ch/start.php




October 3, 2013
Emerald will rock together with their label mates HELLISH WAR from Brazil at the Downi (Worblaufen bei Bern) on October 12, 2013. Don't miss this great metal party ! http://www.downi.ch/externer Link in neuem Fenster folgt



August 10, 2013
AWESOME NEW GIG CONFIRMED !!!
We'll rock the greatest concert venue in Switzerland, the Z7 in Pratteln, on 8th November 2013! We'll play at the Rock Power Festival alongside Bonfire, Vengeance, Mad Max & Pussy Sisster! That's gonna be one hell of a party!!! Details under:
http://www.z-7.ch/bandinfo.php?bandid=999




July 27, 2013
SINGER WANTED !
Thomas L. Winkler decided to leave EMERALD. He will still perform all previously confirmed gigs with us. After that he wants to mainly concentrate on his new job. We wish him good luck with that!
In the meantime we're looking for a talented and motivated new singer (male or female).
Do you got a powerful voice and want to take our sound to a new level? Would you like to sing in a well-rehearsed band with a record deal and an international booking agency? Or do you know anyone who would fit the profile?
PM us on Facebook or mail to: info@emerald.ch !
Please spread the word!!!


June 21, 2013

Emerald will play at the IMMORTAL SPHERE Festival in Längenbühl bei Thun (BE) on 26.07.2013 as Headliner ! Don't miss this first EMERALD show featuring our new guitar player Julien Menth ! Details under: http://www.immortalsphere.ch/

More new EMERALD concerts announced:
21 September 2013, Baden (AG), Switzerland - CD Release Party of our good friends GONOREAS

12 October 2013, Downstairs, Worblaufen (BE), Switzerland - Double Headliner show with HELLISH WAR from Brazil

New Compilation Released featuring EMERALD:
EMERALD went into the Studio of Raphael Angst and recorded an exclusive new version of their song "Tears Of A Warrior" with Thomas Winkler on vocals and David Luterbacher on solo guitar (original version appeared on their "Forces Of Doom" album from 2004). The following compilation has now been released on Quam Libet Records (http://www.quamlibetrecords.ch/de/sampler/heavy-metal-nation-ix.asp) and can be ordered at the band's contact address:

Heavy Metal Nation IX - Recordings Of Fear



Tracklist:
1. Emerald * Tears Of A Warrior 3:57 (Re-Recording 2013)
2. PetreFakt * Keine Gefühle 3:38
3. RabyTwice * Child Of A King 4:02
4. Broken Fate * Burning Heart 5:38
5. Strugglers * Streams Of Life 6:41
6. Viator Mundi * Ascension 5:00
7. Pÿlon * Doomstone 7:05
8. Milestone * Time Has No Reverse 4:18
9. Askara * Shatter The Glass Wall 4:09
10. Frank Needs Help * Mr. Rich's Decay 3:51
11. Hellucination * Poser 4:50
12. freaKings * Thrash Metal 3:41
13. Antaraxid * No Views, No Path 4:12
14. With Hatred * Emily 4:09
15. Reigning Depravity * Impostor 4:02
16. Miasma * Defleshed By Rabid Dog 2:38

(see also Discography chapter)


March 24, 2013
EMERALD IS COMPLETE AGAIN!!!
We welcome Julien Menth as our new guitarist! This young dude is going to kick our fat old asses to the next level Smiley
Welcome aboard, mate!





February 14, 2013

After 4 years and 2 albums our guitarist Manuel "Mürielle" Werro decided to leave the band. He is currently going through some changes in his personal life and therefore wants to quit the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. We part as friends and wish him all the best for the future!



December 23, 2012
Emerald wish you merry christmas and a happy new year 2013 !! We thank you for the precious support during this year. Especially to all fans showed up at our concerts and who bought the new album "Unleashed". 2012 was a very successful year for Emerald and we look forward to continue delivering Heavy Metal in 2013 ! Metal Cheers, EMERALD



November 11, 2012

Emerald appear in the new Rock Hard Magazine Nr. 306 with a fantastic live review from their Show in Austria on the tour with HELSTAR. Check it out !





November 9, 2012

Emerald appear in the new ROCK IT Magazine released in Germany with an interview, review and also on the included free CD compilation with the song "Another Universe" (see also Discography chapter)


Hear It Volume 63 CD included in the magazine:


Emerald appear in the Rock Hard Magazine Nr. 304 with a fantastic 9 out of 10 points Review (Place no 14 on the Editorial Scale) and on the included free CD compilation with the song "F.T.M." (see also Discography chapter)


Lauschangriff CD Volume 014 September 2012:


Emerald appear in the actual TRACKS Magazine with a fantastic review and interview




November 3, 2012
The "Unleashed Over Europe" Tour with HELSTAR and THE ORDER OF CHAOS was a huge success for EMERALD. Biggest thanks to all fans and supporters for making this possible. Check out our funny tour video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdIGt2HonAU&feature=youtu.be




August 28, 2012
The new EMERALD album "Unleashed" is released now through Pure Steel Records as Limited Edition Metalbox ! The Metalbox is limited to 100 hand numbered copies and includes a certificate and patch.



August 24, 2012
The new EMERALD album "Unleashed" is released TODAY through Pure Steel Records on CD and LP !! Check out at your record store, mailorder or order directly at the band by writing to info(at)emerald.ch





EMERALD - Unleashed
1. Face Of Evil
2. F.T.M.
3. Another Universe
4. A Past Never Born
5. Eye Of The Serpent *
6. Harleking
7. Blessed
8. Ancient Mystery
9. Wrath Of God

*featuring George Call (Aska, ex-Omen)

Pure Steel Records 2012
For Promotion or Information please check out:
http://www.puresteel-records.com/bands/view/26/Emerald

The new Emerald CD or LP can also be ordered in Germany directly at the Pure Steel Shop:
http://www.puresteel-shop.com/

Official Promo Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsI_V2fRNbc 

EMERALD will support the legendary HELSTAR on their 30th Anniversary Tour through Europe ! The tour starts next week, here are the Tour dates:
30.08.2012 NL The Rock Temple Kerkrade
31.08.2012 DE Turock Open Air Essen
01.09.2012 DE Thunder & Lightning Festival Siegburg
02.09.2012 BE Biebob Vosselar
04.09.2012 DE Meisenfrei Bremen
05.09.2012 CZ Exit Club Prague
06.09.2012 AT Conrad Sohm Dornbirn
07.09.2012 DE Live Music Hall Weiher
08.09.2012 NL De Pit Terneuzen
09.09.2012 CH Rock City Uster
11.09.2012 DE Garage Munich
12.09.2012 HU Club 202 Budapest
13.09.2012 DE K 17 Berlin
(see flyer below)

The official Swiss CD Release Party will be at the FRI-SON club in Fribourg (Switzerland) on September 21, 2012 after the European tour. Special guests are GONOREAS and SHADOWS FEAR. Information under http://www.fri-son.ch/program/next/2012/09/21/index.html

On September 29, 2012, EMERALD will play at the RAZorblade Festival 2012 in Datteln, Germany as Headliner. Check out http://www.facebook.com/events/402558293140242/permalink/404512716278133/ for more information (and see flyer below).

Final tour flyer:

Note: Shows in Vosselar, Istanbul and Milan are without Emerald.

Flyer for Razorblade Festival in Germany after the tour (Headliner Show):


Promo Band Picture 2012:




June 22, 2012
The new EMERALD album is titled "Unleashed" and will be released through Pure Steel Records on August 24, 2012 ! Coverartwork and tracklist are below, the band has now finished the promotional video for the new album. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsI_V2fRNbc 




June 16, 2012
The new EMERALD album is titled "Unleashed" and will be released through Pure Steel Records on August 24, 2012 ! Coverartwork and tracklist are finally revealed !



EMERALD - Unleashed
1. Face Of Evil
2. F.T.M.
3. Another Universe
4. A Past Never Born
5. Eye Of The Serpent *
6. Harleking
7. Blessed
8. Ancient Mystery
9. Wrath Of God

*featuring George Call (Aska, ex-Omen)

The video teaser for the album will follow very soon...
After the album release, EMERALD will go on tour through Europa with HELSTAR (see below).


June 8, 2012
EMERALD will support the legendary HELSTAR on their 30th Anniversary Tour through Europe ! We are very proud to present you finally the complete tour dates:



30.08.2012 NL The Rock Temple Kerkrade
31.08.2012 DE Turock Open Air Essen
01.09.2012 DE Thunder & Lightning Festival Siegburg
02.09.2012 BE Biebob Vosselar
04.09.2012 DE Meisenfrei Bremen
05.09.2012 CZ Exit Club Prague
06.09.2012 AT Conrad Sohm Dornbirn
07.09.2012 DE Live Music Hall Weiher
08.09.2012 NL De Pit Terneuzen
09.09.2012 CH Rock City Uster
11.09.2012 DE Garage Munich
12.09.2012 HU Club 202 Budapest
13.09.2012 DE K 17 Berlin
14.09.2012 TR TBA Istanbul
15.09.2012 GR TBA Athens



May 19, 2012
The new EMERALD album will be titled "Unleashed" and released through Pure Steel Records on August 24, 2012 ! Coverartwork and tracklist will be revealed soon, watch out !

After the release of the new album, EMERALD will support the legendary US metal gods HELSTAR on their 30th Anniversary Tour through Europe ! Third band to complete this awesome package of pure metallic power is THE ORDER OF CHAOS from Canada. Here are the confirmed dates so far:

30.08.2012 NL The Rock Temple Kerkrade
31.08.2012 DE Turock Open Air Essen
01.09.2012 DE Thunder & Lightning Festival Siegburg
02.09.2012 BE Biebob Vosselar
04.09.2012 DE Meisenfrei Bremen
05.09.2012 CZ Exit Club Prague
06.09.2012 AT Conrad Sohm Dornbirn
08.09.2012 NL De Pit Terneuzen
09.09.2012 CH Rock City Uster
12.09.2012 HU Club 202 Budapest
13.09.2012 DE K 17 Berlin

More dates will follow !





April 5, 2012
EMERALD have started the studio recordings for their 6th Album on March 26, 2012 at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland (Producer is again V.O. Pulver; ex-Poltergeist, Gurd). The recordings are going very well so far. The new album will include 9 tracks of Pure Heavy Metal. Release is planned for September 2012 through Pure Steel Records.



Also, the band can announce more concerts for 2012:
19.05.2012, Le Manoir Pub, St-Maurice (VS), Switzerland



29.06.2012, Ride and Party, Laupen, Switzerland

01.09.2012, Open Circle Festival, Spreitenbach, Switzerland (with RAGE as Headliner !) 


EMERALD are also very happy to announce the collaboration with RED LION MUSIC regarding the Booking for the band in Europe.
Red Lion Music are under: http://www.redlionmusic.de/




February 10, 2012
EMERALD will record a new album in March/April 2012. The band will record again at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland with Producer V.O. Pulver (ex-Poltergeist, Gurd). Some songtitles are "Face Of Evil", "Ancient Mystery", "F.T.M.", "Blessed", "Eye Of The Serpent" and "Wrath Of God". The 6th Emerald studio album will be released again through Pure Steel Records, release date is not fixed yet. Watch Out !



January 15, 2012
EMERALD announce the first concerts for 2012:

27.1.2012, Fri-Son, CH-Fribourg,
THE BURDEN REMAINS & EMERALD
www.fri-son.ch

17.3.2012, Metalvetia Metalclub, CH-Herisau
AT VANCE & EMERALD
metalvetia.ch

See ya all there !



December 23, 2011



December 10, 2011
EMERALD appear on the new Double Disc DVD UP THE HAMMERS VI FESTIVAL 2011. Every band that played on this fantastic festival in March 2011 is included on this professional double disc edition (except the Dio Tribute Band). EMERALD are included with the two exclusive live videos "Revenge" and "Emerald Knights". You can order this DVD at the band's address or here http://www.up-the-hammers.gr/ . Extra special thanks to Manolis and the Up The Hammers crew ! For details and tracklist please check our  "interner Link folgtDiscography" section.




December 3, 2011
Our concert at the Dynamo Zürich together with FREEDOM CALL, DOWNSPIRIT & GONOREAS was big fun, thanks to all supporters and the great Dynamo Crew and of course Martin for organisation ! And special thanks to David Luterbacher to help us out on guitars, we appreciate a lot. Check out the photos from the concert in our interner Link folgt"Media" section under "Pictures New Line-Up".


And we can already announce a first concert for 2012: We will play on January 27, 2012 at the Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland together with our friends from THE BURDEN REMAINS. See ya all there !

Finally, Emerald are proud to announce the release of the "Heavy Metal Nation VIII – True As Steel" compilation. This special edition of HMN is presented by Quam Libet Records and the Swiss True As Steel Festival. Emerald are featured with the track "Witches Tower" from our current album "Re-Forged". Extra thanks to Quam Libet Records and Martin from True As Steel for making this possible. Here is the cover and the tracklist (see also in our  "interner Link folgtDiscography" section), please check out http://www.quamlibetrecords.ch/en/sampler/heavy-metal-nation-viii.asp for more details and support Swiss Heavy Metal ! 



HEAVY METAL NATION - True As Steel
1. GONOREAS * Kiss The Sword 3:28
2. SUBORNED * Hazardous Substance 4:01
3. EMERALD * Witches Tower 5:05
4. ATLAS&AXIS * March Of The Night 3:03
5. HEAVY DEMONS * Welcome To My Resurrection 3:31
6. ENDORAS * Dance Of Giants 4:39
7. IN YOUR FACE * Fireraiser 4:20
8. 2BLACK * Journey Into This 3:56
9. CHARING CROSS * Handful Of Pain 4:07
10. HOTROAD * The Fear Of The Unknown 5:50
11. DRIVING FORCE * Suck Me Out 4:37
12. DISTANT PAST * Signs Of The End 4:01
13. SUN’N’STEEL * Get Out 4:32
14. INVISIBLE MIRROR * Embrace The Night 4:08
15. TOTAL ANNIHILATION * Social Distortion 3:28
16. MEDUSA’S CHILD * Wounded Knee 5:48
17. DAWNLESS * The Planet’s Dream 6:31


August 30, 2011
Our concert at the Flak You III Festival was a big success, thanks to all supporters and the great Flak You Crew ! Check out the photos from the festival in our interner Link folgt"Media" section under "Pictures New Line-Up".
Check out also a live clip from the festival of "Where's your God" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wSAmWhAMQ


August 20, 2011
Emerald live in Germany !! Don't miss our concert at the FLAK YOU Festival in Alte Flak-Halle, Juz Böhl-Iggelheim on 27.8.2011. EMERALD play as Co-Headliner with VANDERBUYST. For informations please visit: http://www.flakyoufestival.de/ or  http://www.myspace.com/flakyoufestival




May, 13, 2011
Finally we can proudly present the release of the new EMERALD album "Re-Forged" on VINYL !!! Pure Steel Records released the album on May 2, 2011. It's a double LP with insert (contains all lyrics) and gatefold cover with tons of pictures inside. Limited and hand numbered to 333 copies.



Tracklist as follows:
Seite A
1. The Wanderer
2. The Last Legion
3. Pipes Are Calling
Side B
4. Where´s Your God (feat. Mike Sifringer from DESTRUCTION)
5. Alteration
6. Secret Agenda (feat. Sean Peck from CAGE)
Side C
7. The One
8. Witches Tower
9. Winterlude
10. Until My Winter Comes
Side D
11. Mark Of The Beast
12. Mutiny
Order your copy now by writing an e-mail to: info(at)emerald.ch or at the Pure Steel Shop under:
http://www.puresteel-shop.com/EMERALD-Re-Forged_2



April 23, 2011
More pictures, reviews and interviews have been added, check out the "interner Link folgtMedia" Section

Emerald are proud to announce to release of the "Heavy Metal Nation VII – Shares for Bears" compilation. This special edition of HMN is presented by Quam Libet Records and Peak Level Productions for the “Shares for Bears” fund and Vier Pfoten. Money from every CD and concert admission goes to the “Shares for Bears” fund for the liberation and nursing of dancing bears in captivity. EMERALD are featured with their song "The Last Legion" as opener on this great 19 track Swiss Metal Compilation. The Shares for Bears Tour started already with a CD release show, Emerald will play their concert on June 10, 2011 at the Sounddock14 in Dietikon. Details see under http://www.quamlibetrecords.ch. Check out the details of this great Swiss Metal compilation in our  "interner Link folgtDiscography" section and don't miss the tour.






April 2, 2011
All interviews and reviews for our actual album Re-Forged have been collected and are now on our site. Check them out in our interner Link folgt"Media" section under "Reviews Re-Forged".
A lot of new photos have been added. Check them out in our interner Link folgt"Media" section under "Pictures New Line-Up".


April 1, 2011
Thanks to all fans who visited our concerts at the UP THE HAMMERS Festival and support for BLAZE. It was fantastic and we will remember !
EMERALD with Blaze Bayley:


The first videos from Athens are on Youtube already, check them out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn4WV6KkmrE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEVygfsxns
Emerald in Athens:


More photos, clips etc. on our Facebook site
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emerald/132746727903

New:
Check out EMERALD on REVERBNATION (music, videos etc.):
http://www.reverbnation.com/emeraldch


March 28, 2011
Watch out for the vinyl version of our actual album "Re-Forged". Pure Steel Records will release the album as double vinyl with gatefold on April 30, 2011 !


March 22, 2011
The biggest webzine in Switzerland, METAL FACTORY presented their poll 2010. Emerald reached place No 6 in the category "Swiss Band 2010" and the new album "Re-Forged" even reached place No 5 in the "Best Swiss album 2010" category!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for us!!!
The results: http://www.metalfactory.ch/poll/pollresult10.htm


March 16, 2011
Emerald appear in the new magazine STEEL FOR AN AGE released in Greece (in english) with a long interview and ALSO on the included free CD compilation with the rare cover track "Warlord's Wrath" (Black Knight Cover) !
http://steelforanage.holysword.gr/




March 5, 2011

Emerald are ready to play for the first time in Greece !! The band is excited and proud to play at the UP THE HAMMERS Festival in Athens on March 12, 2011. For informations about line-up, running order etc. please visit the official festival website (http://www.up-the-hammers.gr/). We hope to meet a lot of our greek fans and friends soon !
externer Link in neuem Fenster folgt


February 28, 2011

New EMERALD concerts can be announced for 2011. The band will promote the new album "Re-Forged" and play several concerts in Switzerland, Germany and Greece:

4.3.2011, ELEMENTS OF ROCK Festival, Stadthofsaal Uster, Switzerland

12.3.2011, UP THE HAMMERS Festival, Athens, Greece

23.3.2011, BLAZE BAYLEY & EMERALD, Rock City, Uster, Switzerland

24.3.2011, BLAZE BAYLEY & EMERALD, Downstairs, Worblaufen, Switzerland

10.6.2011, HMN Shares for Bears Tour, SoundDock14, Dietlikon, Switzerland

2.7.2011, BIKERTREFF NIGHTHAWKS, Reitplatz Laupen, Switzerland

27.8.2011, FLAK YOU 3 Festival, Böhl-Iggelheim, Germany

Click on the flyers for more informations and websites:

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February 5, 2011

Our videoclip for "The Last Legion" appeared on the Rock Hard DVD ROCK GUERILLA.tv Vol. 17 (RH 284) !!
http://www.rockhard.de/megazine/rock-guerilla-tv/vol-17.html



Emerald in Austria on TV !!
AND the videoclip also has been broadcastet in Austrian TV on GoTv !!
www.gotv.at/story.php?id=253
Here is the playlist of their show of 04.02.2011:
Emerald                  The Last Legion   

Hammerfall             Renegade   
Within Temptation  Faster   
Subway To Sally     Besser du rennst   
Mortemia                The Once I Was   
Nevermore             Emptiness Unobstructed   
Lazarus A.D.          Absolute Power   
Motörhead             Get Back In Line   
Los Deepest          How Low Can You Go   
Backyard Babies    Brand New Hate   
Dedicated To         Radio   
Social Distortion    When Angels Sing


January 15, 2011
Emerald appear with an interview in the new HEAVY Magazine Nr. 132 1/2011 (Germany)
(details see Media section under Re-Forged Reviews/Interviews)



December 24, 2010






November 20, 2010

New EMERALD Album "Re-Forged" OUT NOW !!!



Released on November 19, 2010 through Pure Steel Records
Available in all CD shops, mailorders or directly from the band.
(write to E-Mail Link folgtinfo@emerald.ch)
Payment by PayPal or bank transfer possible.
Want to check out and listen ? Click here: http://www.myspace.com/emeraldch


October 30, 2010

The new EMERALD album "RE-FORGED" will be released through Pure Steel Records on November 19, 2010. The Release Party to celebrate this event will be on November 20, 2010 at the Bad Bonn Club in Düdingen (Switzerland). We hope to see you all there to celebrate with the band...



October 12, 2010

The new Emerald Album "RE-FORGED" is ready and will be released through Pure Steel Records on November 20, 2010.

Check out a brandnew VIDEOCLIP for the song "The Last Legion" featured on the new album:

externer Link in neuem Fenster folgtwww.youtube.com/watch

The video was shot at the FRI-SON in Fribourg (Switzerland) and shows some Old School Headbanger's Fun.
Directed & produced by EMERALD's Al Spicher



August 21, 2010

New EMERALD Album "RE-FORGED" is finished and will be released on 20 November 2010 through Pure Steel Records !!
Here is the cover and the tracklist:

 

EMERALD - RE-FORGED (Pure Steel Records / Twilight Nov. 2010)
1. The Wanderer
2. The Last Legion
3. Pipes Are Calling
4. Where's Your God
5. Alteration
6. Secret Agenda
7. The One
8. Witches Tower
9. Winterlude
10. Until My Winter Comes
11. Mark Of The Beast
12. Mutiny

We are very proud to announce that the album is featuring the following guests:
Sean Peck - CAGE
Mike Sifringer - DESTRUCTION
Mike Steel - STEELCLAD
Oromi
Damir Eskic - GONOREAS

The album is recorded and produced at the Little Creek Studio by V.O. Pulver (GURD, POLTERGEIST, DESTRUCTION)

CLICK HERE to watch the album Promo Video Teaser: www.youtube.com/watch

The Release Party Concert for the new album RE-FORGED will be held at the BAD BONN CLUB in Duedingen, Switzerland  http://club.badbonn.ch on 20 November 2010. Be there !!






July 31, 2010

DISTANT PAST – ALPHA DRACONIS


Emerald Bassist Adriano Troiano has just released a new Album called „Alpha Draconis“ with his project DISTANT PAST.
He mixes Progrock, Melodic Metal and Hardrock to create his own blend of music. Artists on the Album include Emerald Drummer Al Spicher, David „Orome“ Luterbacher and Emerald Guitarist Michael Vaucher. The Album features 11 Tracks, including a 13 min epic song and was mixed by VO Pulver. You an check details and order/Download the Album at the offical site:externer Link in neuem Fenster folgt www.distant-past.ch
The perfect CD for all those who can't wait for the new Emerald Record !!! Get it now !!!

 

 
June 5, 2010
Check out the first studio impressions!
externer Link in neuem Fenster folgtwww.youtube.com/watch


May 20, 2010
EMERALD have started the studio recordings for their 5th Album „Re-Forged“ on May 17, 2010 at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland (Producer is V.O. Pulver; ex-Poltergeist, Destruction, Gurd). Some new songtitles are "The Last Legion", "Witches Tower", "Secret Agenda", "The One", "Mark Of The Beast", "The Wanderer", "Mutiny". The band presents with this new album their new singer Thomas Winkler and the new guitar player Manuel Werro. Release of the new album is planned for late autumn/winter through Pure Steel Records.






April 9, 2010
Emerald played with OMEN and SAVAGE GRACE this week in Zurich. It was a big honour and fantastic evening. Thanks to everyone involved for this great night to remember.






January 27, 2010








The first 2 concerts for 2010 can be announced:

On April 5, 2010 (Ostermontag), EMERALD will play as support when US metal legends SAVAGE GRACE and OMEN play in Zürich, Switzerland !!!
SAVAGE GRACE / OMEN / EMERALD at Werk21, Zürich/Switzerland, http://www.heavyshitproductions.ch/upcoming.html
Be there and don't miss this chance to see these real 80ies cult metal acts together in Switzerland. Very special thanks to Martin / Heavy Shit Productions for making this dream possible !!!


And on March 6, 2010, EMERALD will play at the METAL NIGHT THUN (IGHV-Hütte Lerchenfeld, Thun/Switzerland) together with Swiss Power Metallers PERTNESS, http://www.myspace.com/503208371
  &  



EMERALD are also very happy to announce the collaboration with HEAVY SHIT PRODUCTIONS regarding the Booking for the band. Contact for EMERALD booking is new under:
http://www.heavyshitproductions.ch/booking.html
booking(at)heavyshitproductions.ch





December 17, 2009
The year 2009 is almost over. EMERALD have changed the line-up this year (new singer and new guitar player). With new motivation and inspiration, the band played some very successful concerts and received many fantastic reactions and great support. EMERALD would like to thank all fans for the high appreciated support during the year. The songwriting for the next album is finished, the band is preparing for the recordings at the moment. Recording and release of a new album is planned for the next year. More informations will follow soon on this site. For now, we wish you all a great Christmas Holiday and a Heavy New Year ! Keep the flag of metal high !
Metal Cheers & See ya soon !!
EMERALD




October 14, 2009
Emerald announce 2 concerts for November:

November 14, 2009 Downstairs Club, CH-Worblaufen, Switzerland, together with GONOREAS and ENDORAS, Details under http://www.tibis-downstairs.ch/
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November 28, 2009 Barrock, CH-Adlikon bei Regensdorf, Switzerland, together with SAHARA RAIN; http://www.barrock.ch/
Hope to see you there !!

Emerald Keyboarder Thomas Vaucher has his own website now. He presents his projects as fantasy-author, metal musician and theatre actor. Check it out here: www.thomasvaucher.ch
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September 8, 2009
Radio Kaiseregg featured EMERALD in their METAL EXPRESS show with a 2 hours special about the band including interviews with 3 band members, a lot of music from the band and music wishes of the band members. Thanks a lot for this great support. http://www.kaiseregg.ch/



August 10, 2009
Emerald play at the POWER METAL NIGHT in Kandergrund, BE, together with the fantastic Swiss Metal Band PERTNESS. The concert will be on Friday, August 28, 2009, at the Break Out Club Kandergrund, Open Doors 21 h. We hope to see you there metal maniacs !

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July 21, 2009
Emerald are proud to announce that we will take part at the upcoming VIRGIN STEELE tribute album "BY THE GODS: A NOBLE TRIBUTE TO VIRGIN STEELE". Emerald will be featured with the classic song "On The Wings Of The Night". VIRGIN STEELE have always been one of our biggest influences, therefore we are very happy and honored to be part of this project. The album will feature True/Power Metal bands from all over the world and is supported by David DeFeis himself ! For more infos, take a look at this link: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.
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July 11, 2009

We are shocked that former CRIMSON GLORY singer MIDNIGHT has died last week at the age of 47. He was one of the best metal vocalists ever and the first two CRIMSON GLORY records are real metal classics and an influence to EMERALD's sound. We made our tribute to CRIMSON GLORY by covering the song "Azrael" on our latest album "Hymns to Steel". We would like to dedicate our song to Midnight -  You and your music will always stay in our hearts.
Rest in Peace brother in metal.




June 4, 2009

Emerald New Line Up 2009:



From left to right:
Thomas Vaucher, Adriano Troiano, Thomas Winkler, Michael Vaucher, Manuel Werro, Alex Spicher

The first concert in the new line-up one week ago was a big success and great start for the new members. Many thanks for the great support to all our friends and fans who celebrated the "Sensler Rock Night" with us.


April 22, 2009

During the last months, EMERALD recorded a new demo for their record company PURE STEEL RECORDS. During the recordings, musical differences with the singer/guitarist Jvo Julmy appeared. After many conversations, both parties have decided to go separate ways from now on. Emerald would like to thank Jvo for everything he did for the band during all the past years. We had a great time together and to say it in an old song title "We will remember" ! The band wishes Jvo all the very best for the future !

Now we are very happy to present you the new EMERALD members:

On second rhythm and lead guitar, Manuel Werro joined the band. He is from Düdingen (FR, Switzerland) and a longtime friend of the band. He played before in the bands Shroudshifter and Fatherfuckers (coverband, see http://www.myspace.com/thefatherfuckers).


On vocals, Thomas Winkler joined the band. He is from Zollikofen (BE, Switzerland) and involved already in the bands/projects Nieverlore and T-Rage (see http://www.nieverlore.ch/)


We are very happy that we found so quickly new motivated members for the band. A heavy welcome dudes !!!

We look forward to present you the new EMERALD, stronger than ever, on the first concert in the new line-up on May 30, 2009 at the Sensler Rock Night (Feldschiessen) in Rechthalten, Switzerland. Be there !


 
February 13, 2009

We finally proudly announce the deluxe vinyl release of our current album HYMNS TO STEEL !



Release is on High Roller Records, Germany (license from Pure Steel Records)
The Double-LP is limited to 500 copies, 100 copies in clear/ blue splatter vinyl and 400 copies on black vinyl
Heavy cardboard gatefold cover
With lyrics and new photos
Including also a big poster of the cover artwork
The Vinyl version of "Hymns To Steel" contains 5 Bonus Tracks:
-Warlord's Wrath (Black Knight Cover)
-Dr. Phibes/Dreamworld (Angel Witch Covers)
-Heaven Help Us (Cirith Ungol Cover)
-Rebels Of Our Time (Live in Switzerland)
-Battlefield (Live in Switzerland)
We would like to thank to High Roller Records and Pure Steel Records for making this possible !
The LP can be ordered at our contact address or at the shops of High Roller Records and Pure Steel Records.
Get it now !


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We can also announce a great new concert for Spring 2009. We will play on May 30, 2009 at the Sensler Rock Night (before the "Feldschiessen") in our area at Rechthalten (Switzerland) together with Frifusion, TBC, Fühlifliisch. See ya there !
 
 
January 16, 2009

We are proud to announce:

TRIBUTE TO STEEL - A TRIBUTE TO WARLOCK CD



Release through PURE STEEL RECORDS, December 2008

We participated with EMERALD with a cover of "BURNING THE WITCHES" from the legendary WARLOCK debut album from 1984. Including great bands like SABATON, CRYSTAL VIPER, CUSTARD, LONEWOLF, RAVAGE, ETERNAL WINTER, THE MYSTERY, BOOMERANG, IVORY TOWER and many more ! We are happy and proud to be part of this great Tribute album.

Here is the tracklist:

   1. WARLOCK - Earthshaker Rock
   2. IVORY TOWER - Cold, Cold World
   3. VOLNAYA STAYA - I Rule The Ruins
   4. CUSTARD - Metal Tango
   5. CRYSTAL VIPER - Mr. Gold
   6. BOOMERANG - Three Minute Warning
   7. THE MYSTERY - Bad Blood
   8. SABATON - Für Immer
   9. BONE SHAKER - Out Of Control
  10. LONEWOLF - True As Steel
  11. EMERALD - Burning The Witches
  12. CAPITAL SIN - All We Are
  13. ETERNAL WINTER - Touch Of Evil
  14. RAVAGE - Cold, Cold World

DORO PESCH was involved in this project. So check it out ! CDs can be ordered through the PURE STEEL ONLINE SHOP under http://s181210440.e-shop.info/ or send us an e-mail to info(at)emerald.ch

Very special thanks to Bart Gabriel (Hard Rocker Magazine) and Volker Raabe for making this possible. Extra thanks to Alain Stucki (Farpoint Studio http://www.farpoint.ch/) for the recordings and mix/mastering and his precious help.


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Latest news: Vinyl Release of our actual album "Hymns To Steel" is coming in February 2009 through HIGH ROLLER RECORDS. Watch Out !


 
December 18, 2008



Another year is almost over. We played a lot of great concerts this year and received so many fantastic reactions and great support. EMERALD would like to thank here all our fans and supporters for the fantastic precious support in 2008 ! We appreciated a lot !! We work at the moment on new songs for the next album. It will be recorded later in 2009 if everything goes well. More informations will follow here soon. For now, we wish you all a great Christmas Holiday and a Heavy New Year ! Keep the flame of metal alive & Bang your head around the christmas tree !!
Metal Cheers & See ya soon !!
EMERALD

 

September 27, 2008
OMEN CONCERT CANCELLED !!!
The concert with OMEN at the Rock City in Uster on October 2, 2008 has been cancelled ! We are very sad to announce that OMEN will not come to Switzerland next week. Due to the hurricane that hit Texas 2 weeks ago, the band lost a lot of money that was supposed to cover the expenses for this European tour/concerts. So unfortunatly, the concert in Switzerland is cancelled. Please take note. Thank you for comprehension.


August 31, 2008
EMERALD will support the US metal legend OMEN at their Swiss concert on October 2, 2008 at the Rock City Club in Uster http://www.rock-city.ch/ !! OMEN are on tour through Europe and we from EMERALD organised a Swiss show for all the true Swiss metal maniacs !! A dream is coming true for EMERALD as OMEN are one of our biggest heroes and best metal bands of all time. Don't miss this US Metal fest - Hear the Battle Cry - be there !!



Don't miss Emerald on September 27, 2008 at the
Rock am Schwarzsee Festival:




July 30, 2008
Another fantastic EMERALD concert is confirmed: EMERALD will play on August 30, 2008 at the "Casino Wohlen" (Switzerland) supporting our friends GONOREAS and the Swiss Metal Legend DRIFTER ! Totally, there will play 6 Bands, GONOREAS will record a live DVD and there will be some free beer offered ! For details see the flyer or check out www.rockaway.ch - Be there !
Specials thanks to GONOREAS for this fantastic opportunity, we appreciate a lot.



July 25, 2008
EMERALD will play at the Bang Your Head For Diabetes "Benefizkonzert" ! This will be a very special concert, for the benefit of a Diabetes Children Institute ! The concert will take place on September 5, 2008 at the "Alte Kaserne" in Winterthur, Switzerland. Bands confirmed: AVATAR, PUNISH, TOTAL ANNIHILATION, FABI ANN and EMERALD. If possible, please support this fantastic idea and be there !



May 27, 2008
PURE STEEL RECORDS will release the new EMERALD album "Hymns To Steel" on vinyl in July 2008. The vinyl edition will be released as double LP including 5 bonus tracks, a poster and gatefold cover. Watch out for this fantastic release !

Emerald are featured with 5 page (!!) long interview in the new issue of the great METAL OBSESSION Fanzine from Germany. Extra special thanks to Stefan Wendle and all from METAL OBSESSION Zine for this great support !



May 11, 2008
EMERALD will play as support for UNREST in the Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln (Switzerland) on October 4, 2008 !! This to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of UNREST. We are very happy and proud to play with this great band on their special anniversary show in the fantastic Z7 Konzertfabrik. externer Link in neuem Fenster folgtwww.z-7.chexterner Link in neuem Fenster folgt

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We have new infos about the True As Steel Festival:
The date and location changed. The festival will be on October 11, 2008 at the Gaswerk in Winterthur (Switzerland). The line up is confirmed as follows:
STORMWARRIOR (D), GUN BARREL (D), BATTALION (CH), VAN CANTO (D), EMERALD (CH) and ENDORAS (CH)
Be there and support Swiss metal and Swiss metal festivals !!
Details are under http://www.myspace.com/trueassteelch









February 29, 2008
EMERALD recorded the song "Burning The Witches" for an upcoming WARLOCK Tribute album !! The recordings were done at the Farpoint Studio in Switzerland together with our longtime engineer and friend Alain Stucki. WARLOCK was a big influence and fave band back in the 80ies for several EMERALD members. It's a big honour for EMERALD to take part at this Tribute album ! "TRUE AS METAL - A TRIBUTE TO WARLOCK" will be released later this year and will include also great bands like CRYSTAL VIPER, VOLNAYA STAYA and CUSTARD. So watch out for this great tribute album dedicated to one of the best german metal bands and of course to the metal queen Doro!




January 17, 2008

2 New CDs including EMERALD songs are available now at the band's contact address:

Heavy Metal Nation IV CD



HEAVY METAL NATION - Compilation with Switzerland's hottest hard & heavy acts !  Featuring 18 Swiss Metal Bands, incl. EMERALD, Pertness, Gonoreas, Endoras, Lordren, Shadow's Far, Dystera and many more ! EMERALD are included with the song "Revenge" from the new album "Hymns To Steel". For details please check our "interner Link folgtDiscography" section or http://www.quamlibetrecords.ch/. Release through Quam Libet Records in February 2008, available immediatly through us (contact us under info(at)emerald.ch). Support Swiss Metal and the Swiss Metal Scene by checking this great compilation for a very fair price of 10 Swiss Francs !! 
 
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A Tribute to Angel Witch CD



A Tribute to one of the best 80ies metal bands ! With the medley "Dr. Phibes / Dreamworld" EMERALD took part at this tribute album for the NWOBHM-Legend ANGEL WITCH. The album features many great Underground Metal Bands (Crystal Viper, Dawn of Winter, Custard, Not Fragile, Torment, Elvenpath and many more). For details please check our "interner Link folgtDiscography" section or angelwitch.unbrokenmetal.de. The CD has been released through Unbroken Metal and is available through us (contact us under info(at)emerald.ch) or with very cheap price also here: http://www.steel-shop.de/

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"Hymns To Steel" T-Shirts available at the band's contact (write us info(at)emerald.ch). Different sizes available, Price is 15 Euro / 25 Swiss Francs per piece plus postage.



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More concerts can be announced for 2008 !!

On February 23, 2008, EMERALD will play at the birthday party of Al Spicher (drums of EMERALD). The concert will be at the Bienzgut in Bümpliz, Berne (Switzerland), free entry !! Everyone is invited to celebrate with our drummer his 30th birthday !

EMERALD are proud to play at this year's True As Steel Festival in Switzerland !! The concert will take place on October 18, 2008 at the Glasshouse in Bülach, Switzerland. More infos about this will follow. http://www.myspace.com/trueassteelch


 
January 10, 2008
The new year has just begun and have already great news. We can announce a fantastic EMERALD concert in Germany !! On the occasion of the new SABATON release “The Art Of War” the band will arrange a great One More Beer-Release/Listeningparty with their previous toursupports (CUSTARD, THUNDERBOLT, BULLET and of course EMERALD)!! The party will take place on Saturday, 31.05.2008 at the “EFES Festsaal” in Essen, Germany! SABATON-fans from many german states agreed to organize fanbusses! We from Emerald also want to organize a fan bus for all Swiss metal fans. So all who are interested to party or who wanna register for the bus travels will find all information here: externer Link in neuem Fenster folgtwww.sabaton.net/omb/ or contact us directly via e-mail under E-Mail Link folgtinfo@emerald.ch
We hope to get enough Swiss metal fans together for a bus. So don't hesitate and get in contact now. It will be a full metal blast !!




 
 
December 22, 2007



EMERALD would like to thank all our fans, friends and supporters for the wonderful support during the year 2007 !
The new album "Hymns To Steel" is a huge success and also the release party was a fantastic evening and success. Thousand thanks to all of you ! We wish you all a heavy christmas and all the best for the year 2008 !!! See you soon !!

Metal cheers !!

EMERALD



 


November 16, 2007
The new EMERALD website is online ! Enjoy the new design. We also have finally a new guestbook. Let us know your opinion about the new album, the new website design etc.

Biggest special thanks go to Aline Bühler and Alain Stucki for building this new website. Without your precious help and time, this would not have been possible - Thank you so much !

Don't miss the Release Party on November 24, 2007 for our new album "Hymns To Steel" at the Bad Bonn Club in Düdingen (Switzerland, Homepage: club.badbonn.ch/). Together with our friends of GATES OF OBLIVION (the band of Alain Stucki and Aline Bühler by the way), we will celebrate the release of our new album. We hope to see you all there !

On Friday November 23, 2007, 16.30 H, Emerald will appear at Radio Freiburg with an interview and the presentation of the new album.
 
 
 
October 11, 2007

Finally the new EMERALD album "Hymns To Steel" has been released !! Check out our Discography section for album details and the Soundfiles section for listening to soundfiles of the new album (or go to our MySpace site myspace.com/emeraldch). You can order the new album at our contact address or through the online store of our record company PURE STEEL RECORDS (http://www.puresteel-records.com/). Of course, the album is also available in several CD Stores and several Mailorders/Online Stores (Outsider, Hellion, EMP, Cede.ch, Amazon, ExLibris etc.). Get it now !

We received already a lot of reviews for the new album. Most of them are just amazing which makes us very happy. Also in the big German magazines Rock Hard and Heavy, we received fantastic reviews (Heavy Magazine 11 out of 12 Points !). Emerald would like to thank all the Zines and Mags for the fantastic support. We put the reviews into our Reviews section together with links to each review.

The Release Party for "Hymns To Steel" will be held traditionally at the Bad Bonn Club in Düdingen (Switzerland, Homepage: club.badbonn.ch) on November 24, 2007. Together with our friends of GATES OF OBLIVION as special guests (http://gates-of-oblivion.com/band.html), we will celebrate the release of our new album. We hope to see you all there !

Next Tuesday October 16, 2007, Emerald will be live at Radio X Basel in the show "METAL X" for an interview and the presentation of the new album. If you want to listen to the show, follow this link: metal-x.radiox.ch or www.radiox.ch/programm/specials/metal-x

If you want live action: don't miss EMERALD live on stage on October 20, 2007 at the "Days of Noise", Terra House of Rock, Pfäffikon (CH) www.rock-rainbow.ch

On October 30, 2007, 23.00 H, EMERALD will be on air at Radio Kanal K in the show "Taktlos". 1 Hour Emerald interview and presentation of the new album. If you want to listen the show, follow this link: www.kanalk.ch

We are sorry that our guestbook is not working anymore. Guestbook.de has stopped service and closed down. We are preparing at the moment a total renewed EMERALD Website that will be launched in November 2007. On the new website, there will be a new guestbook. Thanks for your patience and support.


 

 


July 25, 2007
Finally we can announce the release of the long awaited 4th Emerald album
"HYMNS TO STEEL"

Take a look at the fantastic artwork by Timo Würz and the final tracklist:

1. Preparing for Battle (Intro)
2. Hymn To Steel
3. Revenge
4. Empire of Lies
5. My Way
6. Blind Mass
7. Will you ever return
8. Bastardo
9. We Shall Rise
10. Azrael
11. Bard Of The King
12. After The Battle (Outro)

Release date is September 21, 2007
Through Pure Steel Records / Twilight

For a first prelistening, visit the Pure Steel Records Website under
www.puresteel-records.com/songs.htm


A new concert has been announced:
October 20, 2007 Days of Noise, Terra House of Rock (Rock Rainbow Events), Pfäffikon (CH), together with Backwash, Infos under www.rock-rainbow.ch

 



June 11, 2007
After a very successful concert in Uster (thanks again to Sabaton and Thunderbolt, Volker Raabe, Hägar and Rock City), we can announce already the next Emerald concert. On July 13, 2007, Emerald will play in Brünisried FR, Switzerland at the FC Brünisried Fest. Be there !

Take a look at the profile of the new Emerald drummer Al Spicher under "Band" section or here !

Emerald are working currently on a song for the upcoming ANGEL WITCH TRIBUTE Album that will be realised and released through the Unbroken Metal Label. Emerald will record "Dr. Phibes/Dreamworld" and appear on this fantastic tribute nebst to great bands like Destructor, Crystal Viper, Custard, Dawn of Winter and many more. For details, please check under:


 

 


May 2, 2007
We have sad news and good news. Emerald member Andreas Bächler (drums) has decided to leave the band ! He would like to set new priorities in his life and turn to other interests. There are no hard feelings between Andreas and the rest of the band, there is still a deep friendship. He recorded the drums for the new album "Hymns to Steel" (release is planned for September) and will play a last concert with Emerald in autumn after the release of the new album (at the release party). Emerald would like to thank Andy for his fantastic drumming, for his tireless efforts for Emerald and for the precious friendship. We will miss you brother !

The good news is that we can already announce the replacement for Andreas (we know about his decision already since January). The new man on drums is a very known one from the Emerald crew: Alex Spicher ! He drew already the artwork to the debut album "Rebels of our Time" and designed the Emerald Logo, a long-standing friend of the band. He takes immediately the place behind the drums. Welcome on board Al !!



The first concert in the new line-up will be held on May 29, 2007 as support for Sabaton on their European tour in Uster, Switzerland. Details are under www.rock-city.ch and www.sabaton.net. Be there and welcome Al on stage !!
 


April 4 , 2007
Due to a bad infection, Emerald singer Jvo could not record his vocals during the recording sessions in Aue (Germany). Besides the vocals, Emerald finished the recordings for the new album "Hymns To Steel". The vocals will be recorded within the next weeks at Farpoint Studio, Switzerland. The release of the new album has been postponed to August/September 2007.

Some good news: a new concert has been confirmed. Emerald will support Sabaton and Thunderbolt on their European Tour for the concert in Switzerland at the Rock City, Uster. Be there on May 29, 2007 ! Details are under www.rock-city.ch and www.sabaton.net

Emerald are part of the upcoming MANILLA ROAD TRIBUTE ALBUM !! Solemnity Music in Germany will release the first official TRIBUTE TO MANILLA ROAD named "The Riddle Masters " on Double-CD !! Release date will be April 14, 2007 (Keep It True Festival). EMERALD recorded exclusive for this great tribute album the MANILLA ROAD Track "Divine Victim " from the 1986 album "The Deluge ". The brilliant coverartwork has been done by Jowita Kaminska (which did already the artwork for the latest Emerald album "Forces of Doom"). Have a look and enjoy:

Here is the tracklist:

CD 1
Rosae Crucis – The Fires Of Mars
The Weird Lord Slough Feg – Street Jammer
Crystal Viper (feat. KAT) – Flaming Metal Systems
Ironsword – In The Veils Of Negative Existence
Against Nature (ex-Revelation / Penance) – Crystal Logic
Lord Haunted – Dig Me No Grave
Battleroar – Morbid Tabernacle / Isle Of The Dead£
Solemnity – Mystification
Viron – The Dreams Of Eschaton

CD 2
EMERALD – Divine Victim
Downcast – Death By The Hammer
Battlerage – Necropolis
Dantesco – Masque Of The Red Death          
Jotenheim – Queen Of The Black Coast
Rotten – Slaughterhouse
Denim & Leather – Open The Gates
Holy Martyr – Dragon Star
Tempus Fugit  (ex-Ligeia & Solemnity) – The Prophecy

For details please check SOLEMNITY MUSIC's homepage: www.solemnity-music.de

EMERALD would like to send biggest thanks to Sven The Axe (SOLEMNITY MUSIC) for this great opportunity and also to Alain Stucki (Farpoint Studio) for the fantastic help ("Divine Victim" has been recorded and produced by Alain Stucki at Farpoint Studio, Lyssach Switzerland).

Up the Hammers Underground Maniacs - Don't miss this great double album including only true heavy metal !






February 3 , 2007

On February 10, 2007, Emerald will enter the studio in order to record their new 4th album "Hymns To Steel". The sessions will take place in Aue, Germany. The following new songs will be recorded:

Preparing for Battle
Hymns to Steel
Revenge
Bastardo
My Way
Blind Mass
Will you ever return
We Shall Rise
Empire of Lies
Bard of the King,
Warlord's Wrath (Black Knight cover)
Azrael (Crimson Glory cover)

The album is expected to be released in May 2007 through Pure Steel Records, Germany (http://www.puresteel-records.com/). Watch Out, be prepared for the Battle, be prepared for some "HYMNS TO STEEL" !

 

 


December 20, 2006


EMERALD would like to thank all our fans, friends and supporters for the wonderful support during the year 2006 ! We celebrated our 10 years anniversary in 2006. Now it's time to look forward to the next 10 years !! With Pure Steel Records, we have a fantastic partner for the next albums. We will record the new album "Hymns To Steel" in February 2007. After the release of the new album, we will play live as much as possible. See you soon !
We wish you all a heavy christmas and all the best for the new year !!! Keep the flame of metal burning !!
 
 
 
 
October 11, 2006
In February 2007, EMERALD will record in Germany their 4th album titled "HYMNS TO STEEL" for Pure Steel Records. Some song titles are: "Revenge", "Hymn to Steel", "My Way", "Send this Bastard to Hell" and "Bard Of The King".
More infos will follow soon.

The Emerald Website is going to be totally rebuild in the near future. We work on the new layout and design at the moment.

Don't miss the EMERALD 10 Years Anniversary Concert this Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Bad Bonn Pub in Düdingen, Switzerland ! EMERALD with special guests from Germany, CASTLE WELL & CHIMAERA. Bad Bonn Website: www.badbonn.ch
Be there and let Heavy Metal reign !
 
 
September 3, 2006
New pictures are online. Check out some pics from the first photoshooting with the new line up in Avenches, Switzerland.
Check out in the Opens internal link in current windowPictures section

 

August 1, 2006
Emerald have signed a new record deal !! After releasing two albums through Shark Records, Emerald are proud to announce the cooperation with PURE STEEL RECORDS from Germany (Opens external link in new windowwww.puresteel-records.com) for their next albums. The band and the record company are both very motivated and happy about this new partnership.
The band sends thanks to Volker Raabe, Andreas and Markus Lorenz for their believe in our music.
 

June 5, 2006
As our last (in the meantime sold out) CDs are still very high demanded, Shark Records repressed "Calling the Knights" and "Forces of Doom" on CD. These two EMERALD albums are now again available in the shops, mailorders or directly at the band's address.

The band is rehearsing now for the new album together with Adriano Troiano. Here is a statement from Adriano about his return to the band:
"I'm happy to announce my return to my former band "Emerald" as a full time member. I had the wish to rejoin the band for a few years and surprisingly it did work out now. Me and the guys remained very close friends over the years and continued to work together on several occasions. I am very proud of what they achieved and glad to have contributed to their success. We certainly enjoy the time together now, and I'm looking forward to perform and record with the guys."

Check out Adriano's profile at the "Opens internal link in current windowBand" section. "Opens internal link in current windowHistory" and "Opens internal link in current windowDiscography" section have also been updated.
 

May 13, 2006
A replacement for the vacant Bass-Position has been found: Adriano Troiano is back ! As replacement for Stephan Kaufmann, EMERALD and former bass player Adriano Troiano reunited. Adriano was already in the band during the first EMERALD years and left before the release of the "Calling The Knights" album. After releasing two albums with his own band DISTANT PAST, he is now back in the band. Welcome back dude !!




The concert on May 5, 2006 in St. Silvester was a very huge success for EMERALD. Biggest thanks to all the fans that supported EMERALD so strong on this glory evening.


Solemnity Music Germany released finally the first official TRIBUTE TO CIRITH UNGOL album named "One Foot In Fire" (on regular CD and a special limited 12" Picture Vinyl edition). Emerald are part of this album with the exclusive track "Heaven Help Us". Check it out and get your copy now: Opens external link in new windowwww.solemnity-music.de

A new Emerald interview is online. Check it out here: Opens external link in new windowwww.metalstorm.de/content/interviews/interviews.php
or in our "Reviews" section under "Interviews". Thanks to Metalstorm Zine for the support !
 

April 8, 2006
Due to personal differences Emerald and bass player Stephan Kaufmann decided to part ways. A replacement will be announced as soon as possible. We wish him all the best for his future and thank him for his efforts for Emerald.

EMERALD celebrate this year 10 years of existance !! On October 14, 2006, there will be a very special concert to celebrate this anniversary. The concert will take place at the famous Bad Bonn Club in Düdingen (FR, Switzerland, Opens external link in new windowwww.badbonn.ch). The same place were the band played their very first concert so many years ago. As support, EMERALD invited their friends and metalbrothers from Germany, CASTLE WELL (Opens external link in new windowwww.castlewell.de) and CHIMAERA (Opens external link in new windowwww.chimaera.de). Watch out for this great and very special event !

Emerald play their next concert on May 5, 2006. It will be the farewell concert for Stephan. See you there !!




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Next EMERALD Concert:

Tour Video from the Unleashed
Over Europe Tour with HELSTAR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdIGt2HonAU&feature=youtu.be

"UNLEASHED" - Official Promo Video Teaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsI_V2fRNbc&feature=share

Videoclip of the song
"The Last Legion" from the
EMERALD Album
"RE-FORGED":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V44OEYadzI


Actual Album "Unleashed: