(October 5th 2001)

Dear Heavy Metal Supporters,

This letter is for all the fans, writers, magazines, record companies and anyone who is interested in heavy metal. My name is Jack Starr in 1982 I started a band called Virgin Steele, in the coming weeks in October of 200l the record company Noise/Sanctuary will be putting out a record called The Book of Burning or The Best of Virgin Steele this is an attempt to fool fans of the band into thinking that they are buying the original recordings of Virgin Steele that have never been on cd, this is deceptive, the record is a compilation of new recordings by whoever happens to be in Dave Defeis band this week, and as Sanctuary records states in their answer to my lawyer it is a "covers record" this is important to note and fans who want to hear the original recordings will soon be able to do so. The cd that Noise/Sanctuary is putting out is a way of getting around the fact that they have no rights to use the original music of Virgin Steele that I wrote and they also have no right to use the Virgin Steele reunion songs that were recorded in 1997 so they have choosen to rerecord these also again depriving the fans of hearing Jack Starr, Dave Defeis, and Rob Demartino toghether which is as close to a Virgin Steele reunion as we will probably ever see. To all our fans across the world please be patient the original albums will be released soon.

WE JACK STARR, JOE OREILLEY AND JOEY AYVAZIAN, THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF VIRGIN STEELE IN NO WAY AUTHORIZE OR RECOGNIZE THE NOISE SANCTUARY CD WE ASK YOU NOT TO SUPPORT IT OR BUY IT. THE ORIGINAL REMASTERED CD WITH EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES AND ORIGINAL VIRGIN STEELE SONGS THAT WERE NEVER RELEASED AS WELL AS RARE PHOTOS AND ARTWORK NEVER SEEN BEFORE IS COMING AND THAT IS THE REAL STEELE NOT A DECEPTIVE COVERS ALBUM WHICH IS A DISGRACE AND AN INSULT TO THE TRUE FANS OF THE BAND FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THESE FINE PUBLICATIONS. ROCK REUNION, HEAVY WEIGHT AND SNAKEPIT MAGAZINE ON LINE, LOOK FOR MORE INTERVIEWS WHICH WILL REVEAL THE WHOLE VIRGIN STEELE STORY AND DAVE DEFEIS ATTEMPT TO FOOL THE FANS!

Keep the Flame Burning,
Jack Starr, Joey Ayvazian and Joe O' reilly {the original members of Virgin Steele}

DON'T BUY A COVERS ALBUM WHEN YOU CAN BUY THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS BY THE ORIGINAL MUSICIANS!!!