Don’t let the fact there’s been no update in our news section fool you. On the contrary, I’m always on a relentless hunt for well-hidden gems of U.S Steel.
So, after Reignstorm, due for a late May/early June release, and A Shattered Dream, on their way for a September release, two more names have joined Arkeyn Steel’s roster.
First, we have Tramontane, which many of you will know from Doomed Planet’s 2002 release featuring their 89 demo in it’s entirety and choice cuts from the 1994 demo. Arkeyn Steel Records managed to get the rights for a 80’ min full length CD containing the 1989 demo and the complete 1994 demo plus 4 bonus tracks taken from various live shows and unreleased material. All will of course be digitally remastered and accompanied with the usual bio as well as a new cover.
The next new entry is Blackstorm who in the late 80s/early 90s recorded 3 demos real US power/speed metal jewels. Guitarist Robert S. Kolowitz was in Hellhound (US) and after Blackstorm disbanded formed Rapid Fire (US) who recently got a re-issue through Stormspell Recs. The three Blackstorm demos were 1989’s “Twist Of Fate” (Produced by Geoff Thorpe of Vicious Rumors), 1990’s “Tales From The Wishing Well” and 1994’s largely unknown “Lands Of Yesterday”. All three will be transferred from the original master tapes and get the full Arkeyn Steel treatment (i.e a digital remaster, unreleased pics and new covers). Stay tuned for upcoming surprise-releases!