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Annihilator - re-release of "Set The World On Fire"
Posted by: warlordtony on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Labels' News For many fans Annihilator has always been the silent hero of thrash metal. They never got the same attention as Megadeth, Metallica or Slayer, but when musical critics predicted the end of thrash metal by the end of the 80’s, they shut their mouths with one of the most intense thrash metal releases ever – “Alice in Hell”. Annihilator’s next offering, “Never, Neverland”, was a proof that the greatness of their debut was not a matter of coincidence – the album delivered the same sheer thrash madness, backed up by some extremely melodic riffs and solos. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Annihilator released several other albums, “Metal” (2007) being the latest one.

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Pure Steel Records News December 2008
Posted by: warlordtony on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 11:33 AM
Labels' News This are our new signings.

The beginning are making the american Heavy Speedsters of RAZOR FIST. With "Razor Fist Force" the 4 guys of Wisconsin were already able to whirl up the european underground scene. With the new album "Metal Minds" new fuel is added to the regrowing flame of 80ies Speed/Thrash Metal. Release will be in the 1st quarter of 2009.


The second increase are the Austrian Melodic Metalheads DESERT SIN. Formerly known under the name SICK-U-R the band is ready to take off with the new album "The Edge of Horizon". Supplied by a great production and artwork the release will also happen in 1st quarter 2009.


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SATAN - re-issue of the debut album coming out soon!
Posted by: warlordtony on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 04:49 PM
Labels' News Satan is one of the most important groups that emerged in the early NWOBHM era. Their unique mixture of heavy and power metal spirit with thrash riffage brought a handful of unforgettable tunes and revolutionized heavy music as we know it. “Court in the Act” is their debut release and in the same time their highlight. Ten tracks (including the intro) and over 40 minutes of music that was absolutely groundbreaking for a 1983 release. Satan managed to come up with a sound that was way ahead of their own time. The songs were melodic, but in the same time very aggressive – a sign of an upcoming revolution. Both guitarists, Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, delivered a truly amazing performance – although their styles were completely different, the duo managed to perfectly balance their playing and introduce a handful of timeless riffs and solos. The best example of the band’s impressive guitar virtuosity can be heard in the sharp and heavy tune “Break Free”, which features a dazzling 3-minute solo. Other highlights include the intensive “No Turning Back”, the atmospheric “Alone in the Docks” and the epic instrumental track “Ritual”.

“Court in the Act” remains one of Satan’s best releases, as well as one of the most unappreciated – even though the album hit the stores immediately before the thrash metal explosion, being somewhat a pioneer on the scene, it failed to gain the proper popularity it deserved. Most critics claim that this LP was just a bit too much for the average listener in 1983, when even such bands as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden played music nowhere near as dynamic and aggressive as Satan.

Now, thanks to this exclusive re-edition of “Court in the Act”, you can once again experience one of the best releases in the history of metal! After 25 years, this album still possesses the same force it had on the day of its premiere – a force that cannot be denied… New digipack edition includes 3 bonus tracks. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc, limited to numerated 1000 copies. Metal Mind Productions will release the album on 24th November in Europe and 20th January 2009 in USA (via MVD).

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Re-releases of power metal band White Skull by MMP
Posted by: warlordtony on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 02:15 PM
Labels' News While some power metal bands aim for heaviness at all cost, other are more like storytellers – capturing epic tales and sealing them in beautiful, yet powerful musical forms. White Skull fits right into the second category, standing next to such icons as Hammerfall, Running Wild and Nocturnal Rites. The two exclusive re-editions of “Tales From The North” and “Public Glory, Secret Agony” bring some of the most exciting releases in the history of epic power metal that will enchant your imagination forever.

“Tales From The North” (1999)
This epic concept album based on Nordic mythology has quickly become a milestone in the group’s career. Released by the acclaimed label Nuclear Blast Records, “Tales From The North” showcased true power metal perfection – songs like “Gods of the Sea”, “The Killing Queen” and the title track easily took the listener back to the times of raging Vikings. Thrilling guitars, fast drums and hymn-like choruses made up for a truly memorable musical experience, powered with one of the most extraordinary female voices in the history of metal. The album also featured a guest appearance by Chris Boltendahl from Grave Digger.

“Public Glory, Secret Agony” (2000)
This time the album’s concept involved the history of the Roman Empire, especially the period centered around Julius Caesar and his relations with the Egyptian queen - Cleopatra. The LP managed to perfectly capture the spirit of the epoch, introducing monumental tracks such as “High Treason” and “The Roman Empire” and coupling them with the atmospheric, “evil-sounding” tunes like “Anubis The Jackal” and “The Mangler”. Once again White Skull delivered brilliant musicianship backed with De Boni’s passionate voice, creating an ultimate power metal masterpiece.

White Skull’s re-issues will be available in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 25th August 2008 in Europe and 28th October 2008 in USA (via MVD).

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Tank - 3 albums in new digipak editions out in September by MMP!
Posted by: warlordtony on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 11:00 AM
Labels' News Metal Mind Productions presents re-releases of 3 full-length albums from the discography of Tank - one of the most influential formations which emerged in the beginnings of the N.W.O.B.H.M. madness. “Power Of Hunter”, “This Means War” and “Honour & Blood” will be available in new digipak editions limited to 2000 copies each.

“Power Of Hunter”
Re-release of Tank's second studio album from 1982. The album, released during Tank's tour alongside the immensely popular band Diamond Head, featured a fairly similar musical style as on the debut, although some of the material was definitely slower and more rock-oriented. One of the main reasons for that was the constant comparison of the band to Motörhead, which after some time became really annoying for Tank. Incl. "Walking Barefoot Over Glass" and "T.A.N.K." - true highlights for Tank. New edition includes 3 bonus tracks!

“This Means War”
Re-release of Tank's third studio album from 1983. The album to this day is considered one of Tank's best releases. It showed a definitely heavier side of the band, revealing also some more ambitious compositions. A good example of Tank's progress is the use of keyboards, something that would be fairly impossible on the previous album. With "This Means War" the group proved that they were a far more serious act that they might have been perceived - songs like "Just Like Something From Hell", "Hot Lead Cold Steel" and "(If We Go) We Go Down Fighting" were masterfully written and showcased some very impressive skills of all of the band members. New edition includes 3 bonus tracks!

“Honour & Blood”
Re-release of Tank's fourth studio album from 1984. This time Tank took out all the commercial elements from their music - keyboards or over-melodic interludes completely disappeared. Features the surprising cover version of a 60's soul/r'n'b classic by Aretha Franklin - "Chain of Fools" and the characteristic "W.M.L.A.", strongly differing in style from the rest of the material. New edition includes 1 bonus track!

All three titles were digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The release date is scheduled for 22nd September 2008 in Europe and 28th October 2008 in USA (via MVD).

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Steel Prophet's albums out in September by MMP
Posted by: warlordtony on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 03:25 PM
Labels' News Steel Prophet is one of the few bands who didn’t give up on their way to success and patiently trained to improve their skills with each next release. Today a power metal icon, Steel Prophet managed to overcome all the obstacles and reach their goal, blessing the metal scene with a handful of unique and unforgettable albums. Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive re-release of 3 Steel Prophet’s albums: “Dark Hallucinations”, “Genesis” and “Book Of The Dead”.

"Dark Hallucinations" (1999) is one of their finest works to date, showing the band at the peak of their musical skills. With this album Steel Prophet ultimately proved that their place is among power metal legends such as Iron Maiden or Fates Warning. Lyrically, "Dark Hallucinations" was a concept album, based on the book "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. The unique atmosphere of a world stripped from beauty and love lingers in each song, drowning the listener in a sea of dark melancholy. The final track on the album is an amazing cover version of "The Apparition" by one of Steel Prophet's heroes - Fates Warning.

"Genesis" (2000) is the compilation album containing all tracks off Steel Prophet's first demo, as well as additional cover tunes recorded over the years. All the amps and drums were in the same room and it was done almost 'live' in a couple days. The tape sold really great in Europe and can be credited with kicking off the band's career. Apart from the material from demo, "Genesis" includes cover version of tracks by bands like Accept ('Fast As A Shark'), Iron Maiden ('Gangland' & 'Ides Of March/Purgatory'), Metallica ('Fade To Black'), Judas Priest ('Dreamer, Deceiver'), Black Sabbath ('Neon Knights') or Simple Minds ('Don't You Forget About Me').

The 2001 album, "Book of the Dead" was their most versatile, complete and mature performance to date. The material from "Book of the Dead" captured the essence of all previous releases, and with it's eight songs showed all the best qualities of this dream team. The album was definitely a course in intelligent heavy metal. "Book of the Dead" enhanced and solidified the position and the popularity of Steel Prophet. The history of Steel Prophet is therefore the history of a band, which proved that with hard work, integrity, a progressive attitude, and an iron will their goals could be achieved.

Metal Mind Productions will release all three albums in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies each. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The release date is set up for 15th September 2008 in Europe and 28th October 2008 in USA (via MVD).

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Turbo - Anthology box out in September
Posted by: warlordtony on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 07:11 PM
Labels' News Metal Mind Productions presents the complete discography of the legend of Polish hard & heavy scene – Turbo. The deluxe box entitled “Anthology 1980 – 2008” summarize the twenty five years of Turbo with Grzegorz Kupczyk as the vocalist. To make the band’s image as clear as possible, some of the albums in this box have been enriched with additional recordings, and for those seeking out rarities, we prepared two CDs filled with previously unreleased, unknown and forgotten tracks recorded by Turbo in their time of “mistakes and travesties” – some of them a bit weird, some of them a bit funny. On “Dorosłe Dzieci” you can hear the live version of “Fabryka Kleksów” and see the video clip for “Szalony Ikar”. “Smak Ciszy” includes radio versions of some of the songs, while “Tożsamość” features two tracks in their English versions. The two “additional” CDs in the set are a real sensation – mostly because of the fact that for the first time ever many fans will have a chance to hear Turbo from the period between “Dorosłe Dzieci” and “Smak Ciszy”. You’ll find out that these tracks are not really that bad as the musicians used to talk about them in past interviews…

“Anthology 1980 – 2008” box contains 13 albums: “taka właśnie jest muzyka”, „Kręci się nasz film”, „Dorosłe dzieci”, „Smak ciszy”, „Kawaleria szatana”, „Last warrior”, „Alive”, „Epidemie”, „Dead end”, „One way”, „Awatar, “Turbo akustycznie”, “Tożsamość” plus DVD “The History 1980-2005”. The main feature of the DVD (performance filmed at Metalmania Festival 2005) is accompanied by loads of sensational bonus video material: including rare, archival, previously unreleased live footage, as well as 9 videoclips! The box also includes bonus tracks, 96 page booklet with biography, discography, lyrics to all songs and a selection of amazing archive photos! Special collector’s edition is limited edition of 1000 copies!!! Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process.

“Anthology 1980 – 2008” BOX will be released on 8th September 2008!

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Greek Power Metal Gods Minuetum signed a deal with Metalfighters Records
Posted by: warlordtony on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 03:33 PM
Labels' News Minuetum’s first full-length album will be released in July 2008.

A furious power metal thunderstorm is on the way!

For more information and music sample please visit: www.metalfighters.com

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Pure Steel Records News July 2008
Posted by: warlordtony on Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 08:36 PM
Labels' News The releasedate for the 3rd quarter is now set. We will release 2 albums, which we already announced some time ago.

We start with CROM, the name of the album is "Vengeance". Musically you can expect Epic/Viking Metal in vein of BATHORY'S "Hammerheart", "Twilight of the gods" and "Blood on Ice". It has been created by Walter "Crom" Grosse, which is known as ex-guitarist of one of Germanys most known Black Metal Bands, DARK FORTRESS.

Album Nr. 2 was created by the Iranians ANGBAND. It has been "baptized" to the name "Rising from Apadana". The early albums of ICED EARTH and DEPRESSIVE AGE you can take as the musical direction. Although the unusual homecountry (for a metalband), guitarist/bassist Mahyar Dean is not unknown in the scene. Some people might know him as the author of the official bandbiographies of DEATH and TESTAMENT. I think it is unnecessary to mention that the situation for the band is not the easiest in Iran, because any kind of Heavy Metal is forbidden there. So it's a special pleasure and honor for us to provide a platform to the guys, which probably no Iranian metalband got up to this day.

Both albums will be available on 29th August.

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Arkeyn Steel Records Presents: DEAD CALM - NO WAY OUT - CD
Posted by: warlordtony on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 02:18 AM
Labels' News Arkeyn Steel Records

Proudly presents another release of fine Power / Prog Metal:

DEAD CALM - "No Way Out"
(Limited Edition 1000 Hand numbered CDs)

Dead Calm from Ottawa, Canada released back in 1991 a limited -in 1000 copies only- LP tape called "No Way Out" including 9 tracks of magnificent Power / Prog Metal in the vein of old Queensryche / Lethal / Hittman. The musical trademarks of Dead Calm are with no doubt the unbelievable vocals (ala Tate / Malicoat), the powerful riffing and the brilliant guitar leads that are enforcing their music with a special touch of strange and beautiful steel.

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