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VIRGIN STEELE


***’VISIONS OF EDEN’ REMIXED, REMASTERED & RE-RELEASED FEBRUARY 17TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV***

US Barbaric-Romantic power metallers Virgin Steele have remixed and remastered their eleventh studio album, 2006’s ‘Visions Of Eden’, for re-release as a 2 disc digipak CD on February 17th on Steamhammer / SPV. Disc 1 will contain a remixed version of the entire album and the second a remastered presentation of the original album.

Contrary to the positive implication of the album’s moniker, ‘Visions Of Eden’ (sub-titled ‘The Lilith Project – A Barbaric Romantic \ Movie Of The Mind’) does not have a positive message. Vocalist, founder / composer David DeFeis states that “‘Visions Of Eden’ is most definitely not about happiness, peace, contentment or Eternal tranquility... it is in fact the complete opposite. It is about disorder, strife, struggle, dominance, the annihilation of a culture, the annihilation of a way of Life, and the violation & annihilation of a human being. I have based this Work around the history of the destruction of Paganism, Gnosticism and the desecration & eradication of the Goddess Principle that once dwelt so freely within Divinity.



"A massive blow was struck against these early beliefs, by first, the rise of the ‘Father-God’ principle, and second by the development of ‘organized’ religions. The ‘Visions Of Eden’ album concerns Lilith, first wife of Adam, (he of Biblical fame, as in Adam & Eve and the apple, the snake and all that fig leaf and rib propaganda), plus Ancient Sumerian Myths concerning Lilith’s relationship with Adam, Eve and God. However, that being said, in actuality, it is really about today…modern times and how we might have arrived here at this strange place we now currently inhabit…”



Virgin Steele, who were formed three and a half decades ago, in Long Island New York in 1981, forged their own magnificent musical path from day one; DeFeis states that “There are three terms I like to use when discussing the Virgin Steele sound; ‘Romantic Expressionism’, Symphonic Blues Based Metal’, and, my favourite, or more appropriately, the one that most aptly conjures up the Sound of this Music in my mind, ‘Barbaric Romanticism’. With our music we wish to invoke the spiritual nature locked within all men and women.” Prescient – Roland Hyams – roland@workhardpr.com / 07768 156392 www.virgin-steele.com / spv.de January 25th 2017.
Steeler - Roland Hyams : roland@workhardpr.com 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
www.virgin-steele.com
www.spv.de

5th May 2016


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VIRGIN STEELE


***THE HOUSE OF ATREUS I+II’ RE-RELEASED MAY 20TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV***

SPV / Steamhammer are proud to re-release US power metal legends Virgin Steele’s ‘The House Of Atreus Act I & Act II’ albums, (originally released in 1999 and 2000), on May 20th. This massive 3 CD digipak re-release comes with bonus material and a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by vocalist David DeFeis.

DeFeis comments; “We are honoured and proud to announce that on May 20th 2016 Steamhammer SPV will re-release our Barbaric-Romantic Epic Metal-Opera ‘The House Of Atreus’! It will be issued in a special 3 CD digi-pak format. CD 1 will contain the entire ‘Act 1’ album, and compact discs 2 and 3 will contain the entire ‘Act 2’ album, plus the ‘Magick Fire Music’ Ep tracks. ‘The House Of Atreus’ was a major milestone release for us and we are excited to have the opportunity to present it to the public once again.



In addition to its appearance as a full length album, this work was also presented live onstage as a fully realized theatrical production by the Landestheatre Schwaben, and the tour we completed for it was one of our longest and most ambitious tours ever. Those who might have missed either the album, the tour or the theatrical performance, can now once again experience this work in all its blood-drenched glory and murderous majesty…”

Virgin Steele, who were formed over three decades ago, in Long Island New York in 1981, forged their own magnificent musical path from day one; DeFeis states that “There are three terms I like to use when discussing the Virgin Steele sound; ‘Romantic Expressionism’, ‘Symphonic Blues Based Metal’, and, my favourite, or more appropriately, the one that most aptly conjures up the sound of this music in my mind, ‘Barbaric Romanticism’. With our music we wish to invoke the spiritual nature locked within all men and women.”
Steeler - Roland Hyams : roland@workhardpr.com 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
www.virgin-steele.com
www.spv.de
5th May 2016


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VIRGIN STEELE


***THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL I+II’ & ‘INVICTUS’ RE-RELEASED JUNE 30TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV***

US power metal legends Virgin Steele have confirmed the re-release of their 1994 / 1995 ‘The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell I+II’ & 1998’s ‘Invictus’ albums on June 30th on Steamhammer / SPV. ‘The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell I+II’ & ‘Invictus’ will both be re-released as double digipak CD’s, with massive bonus tracks – some previously unreleased - containing extensive new booklets with rare photos and new liner notes by vocalist David DeFeis.

David DeFeis states that “It is an honor, and it is my great pleasure to be able to re-release with SPV, the two ‘Marriage Of Heaven and Hell’ albums, and the ‘Invictus’ album this year. These albums loom large in our catalogue, and so much of our blood, sweat & history can be found within the fabric of these works. In addition to the original running order titles we will also present various bonus tracks...The ‘Marriage Of Heaven and Hell’ discs contain two live tracks recorded in Germany during ‘The Marriage’ Tour, plus some new songs. Originally on the bonus disc for ‘Invictus’ we had planned to issue this new 19 song ‘Ghost Harvest’ collection that I had spoken about in the latest interviews. That plan has changed. Ghost Harvest’, (which has now grown into more than 1 CD at this time!!!)....will instead be included in the upcoming box-set... and the bonus disc inside ‘Invictus’, which bears the title: ‘Fire Spirits’ will contain over the top acoustic versions of various songs mainly taken from ‘The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell’ and ‘Invictus’ albums... (but a few others appear as well)....It will also contain a brand new track. The performances on ‘Fire Spirits’ were captured live and are raw, heartfelt and genuine. We wanted to show those who missed out on the acoustic gigs we had done, some of what went on there, and to also express how powerful these stripped down versions can be. With the appearance of these re-issues and the inclusion of all the various bonus tracks contained within these collections, we give thanks and salute all of You who have taken this Barbaric-Romantic ride with us....we hope you will enjoy these Works that celebrate the interaction and chemistry of the Group, and which are testament to the enduring strength of our Friendship...!”

Virgin Steele, who were formed over three decades ago, in Long Island New York in 1981, forged their own magnificent musical path from day one; DeFeis states that “There are three terms I like to use when discussing the Virgin Steele sound; ‘Romantic Expressionism’, ‘Symphonic Blues Based Metal’, and, my favourite, or more appropriately, the one that most aptly conjures up the Sound of this Music in my mind, ‘Barbaric Romanticism’. With our music we wish to invoke the spiritual nature locked within all men and women.”

Steely - Roland Hyams : roland@workhardpr.com 020 8677 8466 / 07768 156392.
www.virgin-steele.com
www.spv.de
30th May 2014


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