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Release date: 22 October 2010
Style: Heavy metal, Symphonic metal


7.8 | 55 votes


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Disc I
01. By The Hammer Of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
02. Pagan Heart
03. The Bread Of Wickedness
04. In A Dream Of Fire
05. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
06. The Orpheus Taboo
07. To Crown Them With Halos
    1 - Part 1
    2 - Part 2
08. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Torture's Of The Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
11. Eternal Regret

Disc II [Limited edition Digipak bonus]
01. When I'm Silent (The Wind Of Voices)
02. Silent Sorrow
03. From A Whisper To A Scream (The Spoken Biography)

Lyrics (13)

Edward Pursino - guitars
Frank Gilchriest - drums
David DeFeis - bass, keyboards, vocals
Joshua "The Sorceror" Block - bass, guitars

Additional info
All Music & Lyrics by David DeFeis

Release dates:
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Oct 22.
  • Rest of Europe: Oct 25
  • USA, Canada: Nov 9

    Available as a CD, 2 CD digipak, and 2 LP gatefold, each version with a different album cover as shown below. The 2 CD digipak is the only release to contain all of the bonus tracks. The 2 LP gatefold edition features the bonus track "When I'm Silent (The Wind Of Voices) and also includes the album on CD, but does not include the bonus disc. The 2 LP gatefold edition also includes:

  • Book in LP format with the complete history of Virgin Steele (written by David DeFeis)
  • Extra-large full-color poster
  • Sticker
  • Postcard

    Standard CD.
    Limited Edition Digipak.
    2 LP Gatefold.

  • Staff review by
    Demonic Tutor

    If you ever wondered what a Power Metal band such as Virgin Steele would sound like trying to mystify and/or darken their sound, you will enjoy The Black Light Bacchanalia. The latest oeuvre from the New York legends takes several spins to sink in, which is definitely a good indication in my book. The first listen left me disappointed though, almost puzzled by the whole thing. And I am slowly starting to grasp the strengths and shortcomings of the album.

    published 12.12.2010 | Comments (9)

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    Ellrohir - 11.08.2010 at 01:53  
      Whoa...something new to wait for
    Noble Savage - 12.08.2010 at 16:37  
      Can't wait!!!
    YoreLore - 19.08.2010 at 00:08  
      Been waiting since 2006 for this one!! Hurry up! lol
    treptolemus - 29.10.2010 at 23:37  
      The album has 3 different front cover artworks...

    Standard CD:

    Limited Edition digi-pak, with bonus CD:

    Triple Lp Vinyl with a book, CD, and extensive packaging:
    whitepawel - 31.10.2010 at 18:21  
    Rating: 4 Yep, better than the last one but still lame as shit.
    What the hell happened to them?
    Ellrohir - 17.11.2010 at 11:40  
      Visions Of Eden is awesome album...this is but kinda far from being awesome...
    Noble Savage - 25.11.2010 at 22:26  
      This album gets better and better with each listen. It just needs a few more faster tracks to spice things up.
    Bad English - 22.06.2012 at 00:51  
      I dont remeber what isaid when I herad it in MS news , ''new album online'' now when I went true all albums and didco, this is better how prev no doubt but still omly some siongs are powerfull , nit whole albums still band try make sympho, no duobt band is overated, now only conclusen left, I will write it soon
    TrueMetalJope - 03.05.2016 at 19:09  
    Rating: 7 Some classic worthy songs on this album (#1, #7 and #10), but is it necessary to have this album to last 75+ mins? I say not, I say skip button is needed.

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