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German Power Metal Icons MOB RULES Unveil Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" Cover on New Compilation Album


‘Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules’ / Set for Release on May 3, 2024, via Steamhammer/SPV

Today, the heavy metal powerhouses from Northern Germany, MOB RULES, are thrilled to present their latest single, a cover of Iron Maiden's iconic "Run to the Hills." This track is one of three fresh cover versions to be featured on their forthcoming 30th-anniversary compilation album, "Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules," scheduled for release on May 3, 2024, through Steamhammer/SPV.

Klaus Dirks, the band's vocalist, shares his personal connection to the song: "Iron Maiden was the soundtrack of my youth, and 'The Number of the Beast' ignited my love for heavy metal. Our rendition is a heartfelt homage to a band that continues to inspire us."

The compilation, "Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules," assembles an expansive collection of MOB RULES classics, encapsulating over 150 minutes of music across two CDs. The selection includes thirty meticulously chosen tracks, featuring fan favorites like "Black Rain," "Hollowed Be Thy Name," and "Rain Song," alongside lesser-known gems.

Klaus recalls the creation of "Way Of The World," a standout track from their 2002 album "Hollowed Be Thy Name," which features a guest appearance by Roland Grapow, the former Helloween/Masterplan guitarist. He notes, "This eight-and-a-half-minute epic quickly became one of our signature pieces."

The compilation also highlights tracks previously exclusive to digital platforms, such as "Hymn Of The Damned" and the Amon Amarth cover "Raven's Flight," now remastered by Markus Teske for this special release.

Moreover, 'Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules' introduces three brand-new cover tracks, showcasing the band's versatility by reimagining classics like "Run To The Hills" by Iron Maiden, "Fame" by Irene Cara, and "Square Hammer" by Ghost.

The anniversary album's artwork, crafted by renowned French artist Stan-W Decker (known for his work with Primal Fear, Blue Öyster Cult, and Rage), encapsulates MOB RULES' storied history with a stunning cover illustration rich in band references.

‘Celebration Day - 30 Years Of Mob Rules’ is a testament to the band's commitment to excellence and innovation, promising a collection that will resonate with fans old and new. Anticipate the next 30 years with ‘Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules’, a monumental release that celebrates the legacy and future of MOB RULES.

‘Celebration Day - 30 Years of Mob Rules’ Tracklist Revealed:

Featuring classics and new covers, including "Run To The Hills" (Iron Maiden Cover), "Fame" (Irene Cara Cover), and "Square Hammer" (Ghost Cover), along with digitally exclusive tracks now remastered for this release.

Mark your calendars for the global release on May 3, 2024, through Steamhammer/SPV, available as a 2CD digipak.


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