will re-release VIRGIN STEELE
's "The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell I+II"
albums in June. These two CD digipak re-releases will come with special bonus material and a huge booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen photos supplied by VIRGIN STEELE
singer David DeFeis
Scandinavia: June 11
Germany: June 13
Rest of Europe: June 16
USA/Canada: June 24
Comments David DeFeis
: "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 and 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 one 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 And Hell'
albums (but a few others appear as well). It will also contain a brand new track recorded this week.
"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 reissues 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."
"The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Pt. I+II"
01. I Will Come For You
02. Weeping Of The Spirits
03. Blood And Gasoline
04. Self Crucifixion
05. Last Supper
06. Warriors Lament
07. Trail Of Tears
08. The Raven Song
09. Forever Will I Roam
10. I Wake Up Screaming
11. House Of Dust
12. Blood Of The Saints
13. Life Among The Ruins
14. The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
15. Angela's Castle
16. The Sword Of Damocles
01. A Symphony Of Steele
02. Crown Of Glory (Unscarred)
03. From Chaos To Creation
04. Twilight Of The Gods
05. Rising Unchained
07. Prometheus The Fallen One
11. Unholy Water
12. Victory Is Mine
13. The Marriage Of heaven And Hell
14. A Greater Burning Of Innocence
15. Life Among The Ruins - Live
16. I Wake Up Screaming - Live
"Invictus" track listing:
01. The Blood Of vengeance
03. Mind, Body, Spirit
04. In The Arms Of The Death God
05. Through Blood And Fire
06. Sword Of The Gods
07. God Of Our Sorrows
08. Vow Of Honour
10. Dust From The Burining
12. A Whisper Of Death
13. Dominion Day
14. A Shadow Of Fear
15. "Theme" From The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell
16. Veni, Vidi, Vici
CD2 – Bonus
"Dark Distant Future" Medley #1
01. A Whipser Of Death
02. Unholy Water
03. Trail Of Tears
"With Vengeance Divine" Medley #2
04. Rising Unchained
05. Veni, Vidi, Vici
07. I Will Come For You
08. Victory Is Mine
"Hail The Conguering Hero" Medley #3
09. Serpent's Kiss
10. A Whisper Of Death
(Main section of song)
11. Great Sword Of Flame
12. A Whipser Of Death (Reprise)
14. The Burning Of Rome
15. Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun)
16. Do You Walk With God
In other news, VIRGIN STEELE
will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year with the fall release of a 35th-anniversary box set, which will include the CDs "The Book Of Burning"
and "Hymns To Victory"
as well as the new recordings named the "Ghost Harvest - The Spectral Vintage Sessions"
. In addition, the box will include an extensive book and a poster. A new studio album and live dates will follow in early 2015.
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