• Chastain - Mystery of Illusion
  • Gladiators - Steel Vengeance, Bound to Steel
  • Destiny's End - Breathe Deep the Dark, Transition
  • Grave Digger - Tunes of War, Symphony of Death
  • Nocturnal Rites - Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The Sacred Talisman
  • Omen - Teeth of the Hydra
  • Grave Digger - Ballad of Mary
  • Memory Garden - Verdict of Posterity, Mirage
  • Capricorn - Capricorn, Inferno
  • Nocturnal Rites - In a Time of Blood and Fire

CHASTAIN
"Mystery of Illusion"

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  • BLACK KNIGHT
  • WHEN THE BATTLE'S OVER
  • MYSTERY OF ILLUSION
  • I'VE SEEN TOMORROW
  • ENDLESSLY
  • I FEAR NO EVIL
  • NIGHT OF THE GODS
  • WE SHALL OVERCOME
  • THE WINDS OF CHANGE
  • MYSTERY OF ILLUSION (Demo, Cd Bonus Track)
  • THE WINDS OF CHANGE (Demo, Cd Bonus Track)
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"Chastain are an excellent HM band indeed and it's not only David who impresses. With singer Leather, sounding like Lee Aaron on steroids, the band are more in the Black Sabbath/Dio mould than anything else. I'd call it intelligent metal." 4,5/5
— Kerrang Magazine 1985 (Uk)
 
 
 
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RED LP, limited to 100 copies : SOLD OUT
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CD : 13,00 €
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All'inizio del 1984, il virtuoso chitarrista americano David T. Chastain lascio' il suo gruppo hard rock Spike per formare i CJSS più incentrati sul metal con l'intenzione di esplorare una direzione più fedele alla sua visione musicale. Tuttavia, prima che i CJSS raggiungessero il successo, David attirò l'attenzione del fondatore della Shrapnel Records, Mike Varney, che voleva costruire un nuovo progetto attorno alla sua abilità musicale. Venne reclutata la cantante delle Rude Girl, Leather Leone, il bassista degli stessi Spike prima e CJSS poi, Mike Skimmerhorn, ed il futuro batterista dei Cinderella, Fred Coury;  il nuovo progetto fu battezzato semplicemente Chastain. Scrittore molto prolifico, David aveva accumulato un vasto assortimento di brani da scegliere per il debutto del gruppo,"Mystery of Illusion", da tracce accattivanti e pieni di energia a composizioni più melodiche, fino all'approccio più lento, quasi in stile Black Sabbath. Registrato da Steve Fontano ai Prairie Sun Recording Studios alla fine  del 1984, l'album è stato pubblicato su Lp e cassetta dalla Shrapnel nel 1985, con la Roadrunner che si è occupata della stampa in Europa. La magica combinazione della scrittura di canzoni "anthemiche" di David con la potenza vocale di Leather ha aperto loro le porte alle leggendarie carriere per le quali entrambi gli artisti sono ora conosciuti. JRR è orgogliosa di presentare questa nuova edizione di "Mystery of Illusion", prima ristampa Lp dal 1985! Audio completamente restaurato e rimasterizzato da Patrick W. Engel. Un capolavoro dell'Heavy Metal degli anni '80, assolutamente da non perdere!
By early-1984, guitar virtuoso David T. Chastain had moved on from his hard rock outfit, Spike, to form the more metal-centric CJSS with the intention of exploring a direction more true to his musical vision. However, before CJSS would go on to achieve success of their own, David caught the attention of Shrapnel Records founder Mike Varney, who wanted to construct a new project around his accomplished musicianship. The #1 prospect to front the band was Rude Girl vocalist Leather Leone, who—alongside Spike and CJSS bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and future Cinderella drummer Fred Coury—cemented the initial lineup of the new project, christened simply: Chastain. A highly prolific writer, David had stockpiled a wide assortment of tracks to choose from for the group's nine-song debut, "Mystery of Illusion"—from catchy, high-energy salvos to more melodic compositions, to the slower, almost Black Sabbath-like approach. Recorded by Steve Fontano at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in November/December of 1984, Mystery of Illusion was released on Lp and cassette through Shrapnel in 1985, with Roadrunner handling vinyl in Europe. Chastain's magic combination of David's anthemic songwriting with Leather's soaring vocal power opened the floodgates for the legendary careers for which both artists are now known. JRR is proud to present a new edition of Chastain debut album, first Lp reprint since 1985! Audio fully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel (Temple of Disharmony). A Heavy Metal 80's masterpiece, should not miss in any metalhead collection.
 
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