Metal On Moni Cruise Tickets On Sale! 24.07.2014

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Yes, it´s maybe not the Ocean Blade, but we will play on that nice Boat with our friends from NEORIZE (feat. Hartmut & Daniel) and 250 Drunkheads fast enough to get one of those limited tickets!


click on the picture above to get on the event-facebook page to buy your tickets!

Here´s a picture of the happy people on board last year, looks like a big poardy, doesn´t it?


Cover-Story in mexican magazine Heavy Riff No. 20 09.07.2014

Yeah! We are featured in mexican heavy metal cult magazine Heavy Riff in it´s 20th edition!

You can read the entire magazine here!

Or click on the cover below to download the full & free PDF edition:

Heavy Riff Cover

Reviews anyone? 07.07.2014

We had real good times collecting all dose killer reviews on our new opus “Ocean Blade”!We didn´t expected that enthusiastic responses! “Muchas gracias” to all Gloryful supporters at magazines, webzines and radio stations out there working hard to push heavy metal day by day!

International press quotes on “Ocean Blade”:

OB quotes english


German press quotes on “Ocean Blade”:

OB quotes deutsch

Get “Ocean Blade” directly from our online store here at bandcamp! There are 2 good reasons to get it from here: we earn more money and you can get your copy and posters signed ;)

Thanks Metalfest Loreley!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at Metalfest Loreley! We enjoyed that one a lot! Now we´re preparing the set for the next killer-weekend:18.07.  BÄÄÄM Festival, 19.07. DONG Open Air!

Loreley Dav Dav Shot

Fortunatly we had the chance to bring our own camera team with us on that beautyful stage. We decided to record enough material to produce the first official music-video for “Ocean Blade”. You can see some of the 5 cameras in use on the picture below:

 Loreley Shot

Meanwhile check out the music video for “The Warrior´s Code” here


Metalfest Loreley 2014! 11.06.2014

We are confirmed for this years edition of the famous Metalfest Loreley! We are looking forward to share this nice stage with awesome artists like Gorguts, Powerwolf, In Extremo and Grave Digger!



Get your tickets here

Out & Loud! 20.05.2014

We are happy to announce that we are confirmed to play at the Out & Loud Festival with such important artists like Blind Guardian and Saxon! Find all information on the detailed running order to plan your trip!




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Vittorio leaves the band, Adrian joins 10.05.2014

We are sad to say that Vito Papotto and Gloryful will go separate ways. This step was necessary regarding the projects and targets of Vito and Gloryful. This was no easy step for us at all. We`d like to thank Vito for the time together, his dedication and friendship. We wish him all the best for the future.


Our new axeman from now on is no one less a figure than Adrian Weiss. Adrian already filled in several times as a live stand in member and played guest guitar solos on „Ocean Blade“ („E Mare, E Libertad“, „All Men To The Arms“). US-born Germany-based artist Adrian Weiss is well known for his solo-activities (Adrian Weiss Band) and his participation in the Guitar Fight Club Festival series. More information about Adrian´s music and projects:


Adrian Weiss


„Ocean Blade“ was released 25th April by Massacre Records. „Ocean Blade“ was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Motörjesus, Asphyx, Witherscape) and mastered by Powerwolfs axeman Charles Greywolf.

Order your copy and exclusive Gloryful band merchandise  directly from our bandcamp-store:

Cast off – there´s no turning back! 02.05.2014

Ohh Oh, our journey has begun…Yeah! Our new album “Ocean Blade” was released one week ago and we want to say “Thank you” to all the crazy Heavys who already bought the album, came to one of the great release shows, wrote a review on the album or just sent us some nice comments on our facebook profile – you simply rule!


You can order your copy of “Ocean Blade” directly from our online-store! Just click on the album artwork or follow this path


Download Widget & Track-By-Track Documentary 18.04.2014

Hello Headbangerz!

In a few days our new album “Ocean Blade” will see the light of the record stores. Here´s your chance to listen to snippets of the entire album and of course to download!



Our drummer Hartmut Stoof took some time to comment on each song:

1. Hiring The Dead

This time we decided not to start with a classic intro. The song starts with the sound of the sea to create the specific atmosphere, which guides the listener through the complete album.

Lyrically the song describes the forthcoming adventure. Musically, the intention of the lyrical feeling is strengthened by the mid-tempo groove and the chorus, which animates to sing along. This one will be a surprisingly tough and thrashing opening track for many fans, I guess.

2. E Mare, E Libertad

This track characterizes Sedna, goddess of the sea in the Inuit myths,  which the hired crew is about to fight against. Mainly, the music consists of power metal riffs and some melodious leads, supported by double-bass passages in up-tempo beats. The guitar solo in the beginning of the song is played by guest musician Adrian Weiss.

The groovy turning point, that creates tension and is preparing the solo, isn’t that typical.

3. Ocean Blade

Ocean Blade is not only title of the album, but also title of the ship, on which the avengers sail deathward.

The beat and guitar picking in the verses remind me of some punk stuff, giving energy and rawness to the song. During the chorus, the energy rises and finds its climax with a gang shout.

After the second chorus, it calms down to create atmosphere and to give the song a developing solo structure, ending up with a two-part guitar lead.

4. The Master’s Hands

This is another powerful song with many double-bass parts, mostly in up-tempo beats.

The song is about the attitude and will of the crew, but of course their destiny in the end just lies in their master’s hands. The chorus prevails with another sing-along part, which may remind you a little bit of Warlock’s classic “All We Are”. As a more typical quality of our songwriting, the track calms down as well after the second chorus, introducing a guitar lead and rising with some marching drums until the final chorus.

5. Cradle Of Heroes

The only song on this album with an instrumental introduction. This is a classic heavy metal song with its typical “horse-riding beat”, combined with guitar lead fill-ins.

In the middle of the track, a varied verse decreases the power and rises the tension to a guitar solo, which ends in the last chorus.

6. Black Legacy

Black Legacy is more or less the ballad on this album. It contains many folk influences and some instruments of this specific period. This song is musically and lyrically meant as the calm before the storm.

7. All Men To The Arms

This one is also very strong and powerful, expressing an overflowing energy. The drumming and guitar picking reinforce the lyrics and describe the battle between the crew and mighty Sedna in the first part of this song. As you may recognize, the second half is completely different, finished with another long great guitar solo of Adrian Weiss. His outstanding guitar solo builds the main character of this half, halted by a singing-part in good old Manowar style and a chorus, shouting out the title of the track.

8. McGuerkin On The Bridge

Captain Karl McGuerkin is a fictional character. Each crew needs a bold and frightening badass – especially on this voyage. Musically the song offers a contrast of a raw lyrical characterization and a melodic composition. This song has much drive and sounds very compact. With its 3 minutes playing time, this song is the shortest on this record, but you will not miss a thing in it, definitively not! This one is pure power metal!

9. Siren Song

The guitar leads are apparently a tribute to Running Wild! The lyrics are about the sirens, based on the Odysseus myth in context of a sailor’s adventures. The verses are groovy and the tempo switches in the bridge to raise the energy to an opening chorus. Ramona Kunze’s vocals in the middle of the track fit perfectly to the atmosphere and sounds like what you may expect from a mind-blowing, catchy siren to lose one’s consciousness.

10. Ocean Legacy

Ocean Legacy is the instrumental outro. This one is bringing back the Black Legacy theme on cello, performed by Jens’ cousin Gunnar Vosgröne, and also the sounds of breaking waves you’ve heard in the album intro.


(click on the album artwork to order your copy at amazon)

The album was mixed by Dan Swanö and mastered by Powerwolf’s guitarist Charles Greywolf. Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.

GLORYFUL’s new album “Ocean Blade” will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!



Artworx OB Shirt

This nice shirt design will be the first official merchandise featuring the cover design of our new album “Ocean Blade”, manufactured by ArtWorx Merchandising. There will be girlies and hooded zip-ups as well! You can purchase this soon as well as many other cool Gloryful items at our merchandise store:


…or directly from ArtWorx Merchandising:



HAMM - Metal On Moni (Boat-Trip/Cruise)
(with Neorize)


NORDWALDE - Westerode Open Air
(with Victima, Terrorblade a.o.)


OLDENBURG - Stadtfest, True Metal Stage


KARLSGRÜN - MC Hägger Clubhaus - Alcoholic Inhalators Sommerparty


HAMBURG - Tipsy Apes Open Air


OBERHAUSEN - Turbinenhalle
(with Powerwolf, Majesty)


OBERHAUSEN - Helvete - Exile Festival
(with Agamendon, Axolotl, Exotoxis a.o.)


HAMBURG HARBURG - Heathen Rock Festival
(with Wolfchant a.o.)


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