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The Black Light Bacchanalia, the 12th studio effort of Virgin Steele, is now made available for streaming in its entirety at AOL's Listening Party.
The album will be released on North American territories on November 9th through SPV/Steamhammer.
The Black Light Bacchanalia cover art] tracklist:
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 (Parts 1 & 2)
08. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Tortures Of The Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
11. Eternal Regret
You can now listen to "By The Hammer Of Zeus (and the Wrecking Ball of Thor)", a new song coming off Virgin Steele's new album The Black Light Bacchanalia, exclusively at Noisecreep.
Vocalist David DeFeis tells Noisecreep: "This track is a good representation of the barbaric-romantic style of the group. It is raw, primitive and aggressive, yet also bombastic, majestic and progressive. It is dark and serious, but it still cooks and maintains its sensuality."
"But before you listen, understand what the song is after on a conceptual level". DeFeis continues, "The lyrics are about the coming of the mountain-fire god, and his hatred and fear of the goddess, and his usurpation of her powers. The opening line sums up how the creation of this album went, and it also sums up the 'never surrender' Virgin Steele spirit: 'Pain is me and I'm relentless.'"
US metallers Virgin Steele are set to release their new album, The Black Light Bacchanalia, via SPV/Steamhammer on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: October 22
Rest of Europe: October 25
USA, Canada: November 9
The new album will be available as a limited-edition digipak, standard CD, double gatefold vinyl and as a digital download.
Commented vocalist David DeFeis: "It will be a long album... close to 80 minutes. The album (to be really brief) concerns the reversal of all things. Once conquered by invading cultures, older Pagan deities become the demons of the new religion. The Black Light Bacchanalia is a reversal of the sacred sexual customs, and the final desecration of the "Goddess Principle", switching from matrilineal descent to patrilineal descent, with the rise of the idea of the Mountain-Fire God.... And it also has to do with ancient fears such as the fear of the sun not rising... Lyrically it is a kind of continuation of the story I told on the last album... Musically it is quite something else..."
Virgin Steele have annouced their new album is to be titled "Visions Of Eden". The new album due for release in September will be their longest album yet, clocking in at 79 minutes and 57 seconds. More details on the album are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Veteran Heavy/Power Metallers Virgin Steele are almost finished their upcomming new album. The mixing process started about a month ago, and the whole thing should be completed in a couple of weeks. All the tracks are basically written and finalised and the mixing/mastering is nearly done. The title and track names haven't been released yet but the album has a September (2006) release date. More information about the album will be released soon.
VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis and guitarist Edward Pursino performed a special set consisting of acoustic interpretations of the VIRGIN STEELE catalogue New Year's Eve at DeFeis' residence on Long Island, New York. A "review" of the show, which was described as "a very intimate, private showcase," has been posted online at this location: http://www.virgin-steele.com/ny.asp
VIRGIN STEELE are back in the Studio completing the final recordings and mixes on David DeFeis' "Barbaric-Romantic Movie Of The Mind" ..... the "LILITH" soundtrack.
All is going quite well, and apparently there is enough music recorded for at least two CD's. No word yet as to if this Work will be released as a single, or a double CD set.
In addition to the recordings for LILITH, the group is also working on another collection of songs based on ... "the end of the world".
In still yet another project, David & Edward are working on an album of acoustic songs. I attended one of their "Acoustic" rehearsals ... it was one of the loudest performances I've heard in quite some time!