Just like all our releases the four rest bands that have been added to Arkeyn Steel’s roster are gems of US/CAN metal. Unfortunately, three of them never managed to release anything official only demos whereas the third band did get an album out but the limited number of copies make it the most expensive, rare and sought-after CD in the scene. To ease your excitement, I will give you the details of all four releases:
First up is the band that’s probably on every single US power collectors’ wantlist. Unfortunately, the extremely limited copies printed (barely 200 in early 1993) have rendered the CD nearly unattainable. So, after many months of constant contact Arkeyn Steel Records has finally signed CRILLSON. The spectacular “Age” CD will be re-mastered and to the delight of US power fans, Arkeyn Steel Records managed to get hold of an additional unreleased 2nd album making this CD a full one! The amazing cover artwork will stay intact with minor but necessary improvements/corrections.
Our second release is OSIRIS, hailing from Canada. Only a handful maybe know about this killer band that sadly stayed on the demo-band level. Arkeyn Steel Records acquired the rights to all four of the band’s demos plus a number of unreleased demos and rehearsal tapes and we are packing it all on a full CD, featuring a full digital re-master.
Fans of Jag Panzer (like myself), it’s time to rejoice as the third band is one that I have been on the lookout for many a month and I really wanted to have them on the label’s roster since their material has never seen the light of day except a few tapes the band had for personal use.
The time has come for the demos ALLOY CZAR recorded to be unearthed. Bob Parduba (who, besides having an awesome voice, is a really nice person who helped immensely with this release) is the one who sang on the exceptional "Chain Of Command" when Tyrant had quit to join Satan’s Host. All eight ALLOY CZAR songs will be digitally re-mastered and the CD will boast a 12 page full-colour booklet with lyrics, detailed bios and many unreleased pics, just like all our releases. As usual, all 3 are limited to a thousand hand-numbered copies.
Last but not least we got LUCIAN BLAQUE. This band for sure have written a very special chapter in the history of US Metal. They have recorded two official demos plus one live in the studio and finally one demo which was only distributed only in the members of their fan club. Arkeyn Steel Records got the rights to release their second demo "Judgement: Insanity" from 1994 adding as bonus the "Live @ Morrisound" which was recorded at the famous Morrisound studios in Florida the same year. All these may sound unfamiliar to the most of you but it is a sure thing that you know of the band's singer, the one and only WADE BLACK (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF etc).
Well during his days on LUCIAN BLAQUE he has recorded some real amazing high pitched vocals, perhaps the best ones he ever did. This is high class US Steel not be missed by anyone.