SAVAGE GRACE – Master Of Disguise / The Dominatress

When the talk is about high quality 1980s metal, the US band SAVAGE GRACE has a truly legendary reputation. The band’s releases belong to the basis of every reasonable metal collection. However, it has become increasingly difficult to find works by the legendary West Coast band, so this musical masterpiece is now re-appearing in high class form: “Master Of Disguise” and “The Dominatress” have been completely remixed and remastered, making the old material sound truly heavy and as clear as a bell.

 

Tracklisting:
  • Master Of Disguise
  •  01. Lions Roar / 1:01
  •  02. Bound To Be Free / 4:23
  •  03. Fear My Way / 4:22
  •  04. Sins Of The Damned / 4:17
  •  05. Into The Fire / 3:29
  •  06. Master Of Disguise / 3:59
  •  07. Betrayer / 4:56
  •  08. Sons Of Iniquity / 4:39
  •  09. No One Left The Blame / 4:10
  • The Dominatress
  •  10. Fight For Your Life / 4:10
  •  11. Curse The Night / 5:36
  •  12. The Dominatress / 4:21
  •  13. Live To Burn / 3:32
  •  14. Too Young To Die / 5:12
  • Bonustracks:
  •  15. Scepters Of Deceit (Demo 82) / 3:41
  •  16. Curse The Night (Demo 82) / 5:39
  •  17. Genghis Khan (Demo 82) / 3:19
  •  18. No One Left To Blame (Demo 84) / 4:13

Total playing time 75:29
 

  • Official re-release of the US Metal classics in new sound form (remixed and remastered by Uwe Lulis).
  • With four rare bonus tracks.
  • SAVAGE GRACE are performing at the 13th “Keep It True” Festival. They are one of the most requested bands for the event.
  • Milestones of early US Speed Metal.
09. Apr 2010
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ANCIENT BARDS – The Alliance Of The Kings

“The Alliance Of The Kings” will make those very happy who love epic-melodic, classic arrangements, and appreciate a sound hovering between Nightwish, Rhapsody, Epica, and Delain. ANCIENT BARDS easily tackle that task with their versatile mix of Power Metal elements and old-school classic style, their songs brimming with zest and classy guitars.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Prelude 1:55
  •  02. The Birth Of Evil / 5:21
  •  03. Four Magic Elements / 4:59
  •  04. Only The Brave / 6:15
  •  05. Frozen Mind / 7:24
  •  06. Nightfall In Icy Forest / 1:17
  •  07. Lode Al Padre / 6:27
  •  08. Daltor The Dragonhunter / 8:43
  •  09. Farewell My Hero / 6:52
  •  10. Faithful To Destiny / 8:45

Total playing time: 58:04

 

  • for fans of Nightwish, Rhapsody und Epica, Delain
  • live performances with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, etc.
  • epic, melodic, classical arrangements delivered with excellent sound
12. Mar 2010
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EXCALION – High Time

A versatile mixture of classic Progressive Metal elements, intoxicating melodies plus a decent heaviness. Stylistically, the band hovers between Sonata Arctica, Nocturnal Rites, Stratovarius, Lovex and Thunderstone, without losing any of its own musical identity. “High Time” won’t disappoint any fan digging classy melodic songs with some progressive elements.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Enter A Life / 4:07
  •  02. From Somewhere To Anywhere / 3:48
  •  03. Sun Stones / 4:52
  •  04. The Flags In Line / 6:16
  •  05. Bring On The Storm / 4:51
  •  06. The Shroud / 4:35
  •  07. Firewood / 4:44
  •  08. Lifetime / 3:33
  •  09. Quicksilver / 4:10
  •  10. A Walk On A Broken  Road / 5:11
  •  11. Foreversong / 4:05

Total playing time 48:23

 

  • excellent timeless mixture of Melodic, Power, and Progressive Metal
  • for fans of Sonata Arctica, Nocturnal Rites, Stratovarius, Thunderstone, and Lovex
  • the second album “Waterlines” got extremely positive reviews by international media
29. Jan 2010
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BURNING BLACK – MechanicHell

This Power Metal output bristles with metal power, emotion and energy. Brilliantly arranged with the necessary melodies and fast up-tempo songs. The sharp yet smooth style somehow reminds you of US West Coast Metal in its heyday: a perfect combination of aggressive riffing and trademark vocals’ parts, sounding like a mixture of Judas Priest, Malice, Lion, Hammerfall and Brainstorm.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Reckoning Day (Instrumental) / 0:37
  •  02. Our Sentence / 4:53
  •  03. MechanicHell / 3:43
  •  04. Purgatory Child / 4:57
  •  05. Secrets To Hide / 3:55
  •  06. Reborn From My Sins / 5:06
  •  07. Hero Of The Century / 3:53
  •  08. Dangerous Game / 5:12
  •  09. Dust And Rain / 5:26
  •  10. Messengers Of Hell / 4:12
  •  11. Victims And Tortures / 4:59

Total playing time 46:23

 

  • excellent, timeless, very melodious Power Metal
  • for fans of Judas Priest, Hammerfall, Brainstorm, Malice
  • a lot of live experience gained during shows with U.D.O, Circle II Circle, Primal Fear, Rage, etc…
  • great reviews of all releases so far
20. Nov 2009
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SANDSTONE – Purging The Past

With a mixture of Power, Progressive and Melodic Metal as well as various NWOBHM influences, the 12 songs on the album are catchy and impress you with classy songwriting and remind you a bit of Fates Warning, Iron Maiden and Queensryche. But SANDSTONE manages the almost impossible, creating a versatile, exciting and unique style.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Anymore Lies / 4:26
  •  02. Hiding In The Shadows / 3:48
  •  03. Karma / 5:22
  •  04. Son Of Carthage / 6:15
  •  05. The Road To Guantamo / 4:51
  •  06. Y / 4:34
  •  07. Fingerprints / 4:51
  •  08. Division / 3:33
  •  09. D.O.A. / 4:10
  •  10. Enigma / 5:23
  •  11. Happy Birthday / 4:06
  •  12. All Operations / 5:16

Total playing time 55:23

 

  • young Irish band enjoying an excellent reputation in the underground scene
  • versatile mixture of Power, Progressive, and Melodic Metal and various NWOBHM influences
  • for fans of Queensryche, Iron Maiden, old Fates Warning, NWOBHM maniacs
  • album remastered by Uwe Lulis (Rebellion, ex-Grave Digger)
  • previous releases got excellent reviews
30. Oct 2009
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RED CIRCUIT – Homeland

Melodic Progressive Metal RED CIRCUIT is a musically creative monster, serving up a magical blend of Progressive Rock elements and high quality Power Metal. Consisting of Chity Somapala (Civilization One, ex-Firewind) and Markus Teske (producer of Vanden Plas, Symphony X). A pure Prog-Power ass-kicker: energetic, multi-faceted and interestingly arranged. Produced by Markus Teske & Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas, Abydos).

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Homeland / 4:49
  •  02. The World Forgotten Sons / 4:43
  •  03. Sun Of Utopia / 4:48
  •  04. Through The Eyes Of A Child / 4:46
  •  05. Absinth / 5:07
  •  06. Fall In The Skies / 4:29
  •  07. Healing Waters / 4:40
  •  08. Canonize Your Sins / 4:22
  •  09. See The Light / 3:56
  •  10. You Can Sleep While You’re Dead / 4:47

Total playing time 46:23

 

  • Second album of one of Germany’s best Prog-Metal bands
  • Produced by Markus Teske who has already produced Symphony X, Neal Morse, Ian Parry`s Consortium Project, Saga, Vanden Plas and others
  • Band includes ex-members of Firewind, Sheela and Avalon
  • 70-voice choir (www.surprising2002.de) sings on “You Can Sleep While You’re Dead”
  • Andy Kuntz (VANDEN PLAS, ABYDOS), singer of the Pfalz Theater Kaiserslautern, musical composer, and producer is an important, creative factor of the RED CIRCUIT sound
  • The debut album was recorded with Patrick Rondat (Elegy, Jean Michel Jarre…..) and Stephan Forte (Adagio)
  • The band’s debut album was hugely welcomed by the press and fans.
28. Aug 2009
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SILENT MEMORIAL – Cosmic Handball

Originally released in Asia in 1998 by Toshiba-EMI, now remixed and re-mastered with a much fresher and more dynamic sound than the original mix. A balanced mixture of complex and catchy parts which go hand in hand with each other. Feat. Thomas Vikström (Stormwind, Brazen Abbot, Candlemass, Therion) on vocals. The Swiss band unite all their strengths and deliver utterly brilliant Prog Metal.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Mysteries Of Space / 1:15
  •  02. O’Meditation / 9:01
  •  03. I. Carpet Diver / 7:02
  •  04. II. Deserted Land / 8:48
  •  05. III. Falling Apart / 2:54
  •  06. Fantasy Suit / 7:07
  •  07. Lovely Galaxy / 5:24
  •  08. Cosmic Tornado / 11:25
  •  09. Black Hole (Exit) / 13:14

Total playing time 66:08

 

  • essential re-release of the Swiss Prog band’s first album
  • in 2009 the old tapes were digitalised and remixed and remastered by Chris Haenggi
  • Thomas Vikström (Therion, Brazen Abbot, Candlemass, Stromwind) sings on the Swiss band’s debut album
  • for fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Porcupine Tree, Ark
14. Aug 2009
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ILLUSION SUITE – Final Hour

ILLUSION SUITE belong to the leaders of the Norwegian Prog Metal scene beside PAGAN’S MIND and CIRCUS MAXIMUS. “Final Hour” is a musical masterpiece without any weaknesses whatsoever – one of the finest, most intensive, expressive and exceptional albums of this genre. The balance between ass-kicking riffs and unforgettable multi-part vocals is pleasant and compatible to a mass audience.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. The W.I.R.E / 5:51
  •  02. Scarlet Skies / 4:22
  •  03. The Devil In Your Heart / 4:59
  •  04. Once We Were Here / 5:20
  •  05. A Moment To Remember / 7:58
  •  06. The Passage / 4:14
  •  07. Pandora’s Box / 6:47
  •  08. The Adventures Of Arcan / 15:11
  •  09. A Ghost From The Past / 3:28

Total playing time 58:09

 

Videoclip:
  • Scarlet Skies / 4:22

 

  • for fans of early DREAM THEATER
  • ILLUSION SUITE belong to the leaders of the Norwegian Prog Metal scene beside PAGAN’S MIND and CIRCUS MAXIMUS
  • Album mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X, DOMINICI….) in the Bazement Studio
  • Innovative cover artwork by Josh Sommers
  • Musik video for “Scarlet Skies” produced by the Norwegian TV filmcrew who are also responsible for the successful TV series, “Heia Tufte”
07. Aug 2009
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