• 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
"For Those Who Dare"

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  • FOR THOSE WHO DARE
  • NIGHT OF ANGER
  • I AM THE RAIN
  • PLEASE SET US FREE
  • SECRETS OF THE DAMNED
  • PLAY THEIR GAMES (Demo, Bonus Track)
  • LIGHT IN THE DARK
  • THE MOUNTAIN WHISPERS
  • BARRACUDA
  • NOT MUCH BREATHING
  • ONCE BEFORE 
  • I CAST NO SHADOWS (Demo, Bonus Track)
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"For Those Who Dare is a must-have for Chastain/Leather fans"
— Hardrockhaven
 
 
 
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PURPLE 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). "Ruler of the Wasteland" cosi come i successivi "The 7th of Never" (1987) e "The Voice of the Cult" (1988) vedono tutti la stessa line-up rinforzata dal talentuoso batterista Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper) che sostituisce Fred Coury, suggerito a Chastain direttamente dal boss della Shrapnel Mike Varney. Grazie al suo mix di tecnica e fantasia ha dato un contributo notevole a tutti i dischi di Chastain in cui ha registrato. Originariamente pubblicato nel 1990, "For those Who Dare" è il quinto album in studio di Chastain, l'ultimo con la cantante originale Leather Leone. Un nuovo batterista (John Luke Herbert, in seguito anche con King Diamond) ed un nuovo bassista (David Harbour) partecipano alla registrazione del disco. Come per gli album precedenti, l'attenzione rimane divisa tra i funamboli della chitarra di David T. Chastain e la potente voce true-metal di Leather ma si nota anche una notevole progressione verso suoni più pesanti e oscuri. Nuovamente disponibile in vinile (prima ristampa dal 1990!) con 2 inedite bonus tracks (demo) ed un master diverso dall' originale.
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). "Ruler of the Wasteland" and also the following albums "The 7th of Never" (1987) and "The Voice of the Cult" (1988) were all recorded by the same line-up powered by the talented drummer Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper) who replaces Fred Coury, 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 all Chastain albums where he recorded.  Originally released in 1990 "For Those Who Dare" was the fifth studio album from Chastain, the final to feature original vocalist Leather Leone before reunion in 2013.
New drummer (John Luke Herbert, later also with King Diamond) and bass player (David Harbour) joined the recording-sessions.
As for the previous albums the focus remains split between David T. Chastain’s guitar heroics and Leather Leone’s true metal powerhouse vocals but there is a noticeable progression to heavier and darker sound. Again available on vinyl (first Lp reprint since 1990!) with 2 bonus unreleased (demo) tracks and different master from the original
 
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