Sembrano persistere i problemi tra i Grave Digger e il loro ex chitarrista Uwe Lulis. Direttamente dal sito ufficiale ecco una dichiarazione della band stessa che spiega questi contrattempi, puntando anche un’occhio sui progetti futuri:
we would like to inform you that we had some internal problems with our former guitarist Uwe Lulis. As you might know, some months ago he presented a new band called “Grave Digger” on his homepage. We regard it rather as a sort of panic reaction. Uwe did not and will never have any rights on the name GRAVE DIGGER, which are still part of the original line up from 1983.
If Uwe starts an own band, we wish him all the best – and hopefully Uwe and Tomi get along better now than in old Grave Digger-day…
GRAVE DIGGER consists still of the members Jens Becker (bass), Stefan Arnold (Drums), H.P. Katzenburg (keyboard) and me – Chris Boltendahl – as singer.
Completed by new guitarist Manni Schmidt, we will play some festivals and single shows in the near future. Be sure: we will give you a complete metal-blast!!
In autumn 2001 we will be ready to release our new album. We are still in songwriting and have 8 songs finished so far, tomorrow we well meet again in “Graveyard studio” to Holland, in order to complete the album. We promise that the new songs are really heavy and aggressive – Manni plays the hell of a guitar!!
The album turns out to be very mysticaly with a bunch of epic-parts, very heavy with cool melodies. And be sure – you will get what you want: 120% GRAVE DIGGER!!
Of course, the new material differs a little from the days with our ex-guitarist and we will definitely NOT record a second TUNES OF WAR. We do not want to become our own sort of coverband, we want to bring in the outstanding abilities of Manni.
The title of the album is: THE GRAVE DIGGER. After 20 years history, we even wrote a song named after the band: GRAVE DIGGER.
The third era of GRAVE DIGGER has already begun! We are just as alive as one year ago and after the last months of trouble hungry as wolves!!”