In a few days comes to the light the second so expected Longings Past’s album!
Our next meeting is in April with one of the best USA epic power albums that is “Engraved In Stone” from Commandment. The fans of Liege Lord, Slauter Xstroyes and Helstar will be glad to add another real gem in their collection. All these are only the start! What follows is one more band from Baltimore, Maryland (Mystic Force, Manifest, Omega Point, Apollo Ra, Tension) named Reignstorm! This name maybe sounds unfamiliar to some of you but their CD “Tomorrow’s Past” contains the whole band’s demography since 1988 till 1999, with the huge drummer of Mystic Force, Chris Lembach! In vocals we meet his brother Jarrett Lembach, the one with a so gifted voice, who offers to the band a sound that whoever kills for Lizzy Borden, Fates Warning, Queensryche, will really love it.
Last but not least, the new discovery for Arkeyn Steel’s roster (which is gonna be released in September ’09) is named “A Shattered Dream”, who in 1990 released their only demo tape titled 4-D Society with 5-tracks. Their sound is too close to False Witness, Oliver Magnum, Exciter, Agent Steel with Jeff Crocker’s vocals shooting up very high octaves!! Except for this demo Arkeyn Steel Recs managed to find another new song and 7 more live tracks from soundboard of that time, five of which are unreleased as the band could never record any in a studio!
The best is that all the above are going to be released in 1000 limited handnumberd copies, with digital remaster, total new artwork and layout, unreleased pics and detailed bio!!
Arkeyn Steel has already been talking with other great but unluckily wasted USA/Canada power metal bands and we soon hope to announce the names. As far as it concerns me, I would like to thank all of you for the thousand mails and the support to Arkeyn Steel’s effort and of course all the companies that open their distribution doors worldwide. Also many thanks to those who write the amazing reviews in various fanzines, webzines and forum and definitely the journalists of big magazines throughout the world like Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Hard (GR), Metal Hammer (GR) and so on, whose reviews help us continue this difficult chase of all the forgotten bands!