• Chastain - Ruler of the Wasteland, For Those Who Dare
  • Grave Digger - Heart of Darkness
  • Tad Morose - March of the Obsequious, Undead
  • Tierra Santa - Medieval, Legendario
  • Grave Digger - The Clans are still Marching, Ballads of a Hangman
  • Circle II Circle - Watching in Silence
  • 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

CHASTAIN
"Ruler of the Wasteland"

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  • RULER OF THE WASTELAND
  • ONE DAY TO LIVE
  • THE KING HAS THE POWER
  • FIGHTING TO STAY ALIVE
  • ANGEL OF MERCY
  • THERE WILL BE JUSTICE
  • THE BATTLE OF EVERMORE
  • LIVING IN A DREAMWORLD
  • CHILDREN OF EDEN
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"One of the most underrated metal albums of all time and one that I personally consider the best metal album with a female vocalist in the history of the genre, a timeless musical effort that is as enjoyable today as it was in 1986"
— Musikholics
 
 
 
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SILVER LP, limited to 100 copies : 21,90 €
LP : 21,90 €
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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 di Mike Varney della Shrapnel Records. 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. "Ruler of the Wasteland" esce in vinile nel 1986 ancora una volta su Shrapnel per gli US e su Roadrunner per l'Europa, viene stampato anche in Giappone (Far East Metal Syndicate) e Canada (Banzai). La line-up è la stessa del debutto ad eccezione del potente batterista Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper) suggerito a Chastain direttamente dal boss della Shrapnel Mike Varney. Grazie al suo mix di tecnica e fantasia ha dato un contributo notevole al disco tanto che ora non si può immaginare un "Ruler of the Wasteland" suonato da un altro batterista. Meritatamente considerato un capolavoro dell' HM degli anni '80, con tracce killer come la title-track, "One Day to Live", "Living in a Dreamworld" e altre più lente ed oscure come "Angel of Mercy" (eseguita anni dopo dagli Hammerfall su "Crimson Thunder") e "Children on Eden".
Nuovamente disponibile in vinile (prima ristampa dal 1986!).
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. 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. "Ruler of the Wasteland" Lp was released in 1986 once again on Shrapnel for Us and Roadrunner for Europe and also pressed in Japan (Far East Metal Syndicate) and Canada (Banzai). The album was recorded by the same debut line-up except for the  powerful drummer Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper) suggested to Chastain straight by Shrapnel boss Mike Varney. Thanks to his mix of technicality and fantasy he gave a great and important contribution to the album , so that you can’t imagine "Ruler of the Wasteland" being played by another drummer.
Deservely considered a 80's HM masterpiece, with killer tracks as title-track, "One Day to Live", "Living in a Dreamworld" and slowier, darkier ones as "Angel of Mercy",  (performed by Hammerfall years later in their "Crimson Thunder") and "Children on Eden".  Timeless classic available again on vinyl (first reprint since 1986!).
 
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