Arkeyn Steel Records would like to wish to every metalhead out there a merry metal X-Mass and a happy new metal 2010! with greeeat news!!
Arkeyn Steel Records sign with HEIR APPARENT!!
And no time like the present to announce our new deals for the New Year that will have all U.S/Canada power metal aficionados drooling with anticipation.
First off, around the end of January, is Saharra’s (New York) magnificent demo Times… featuring both unreleased and live tracks as well as a full digital remaster, a detailed bio and rare pics! All Queensryche, Heir Apparent, Sacred Warrior, Lethal fans will excited!
What we have next, is the release that will take Arkeyn Steel Records to its next level and elevate its status. After months of negotiating, we are proud to present Heir Apparent and the reissue of probably one of the best U.S prog/power albums EVER limited to a handnumbered 2000 copies! This is of course the “One Small Voice” album with the added bonus of “Two Hearts” (featured only on the original Japanese issue), “The Haunting” (never released before!) and a different version of “Alone Again” that will see the light of day from Terry Gorle’s archives for the very first time!!! But what is the biggest surprise is the extra bonus DVD. Inside the disc you’ll find a live show from 1988 in Riviera clocking in at about 60 minutes! This recently discovered 1988 video footage is the only complete Heir Apparent concert with this legendary line-up. The show took place about 3 months after they recorded the “live in studio” demo that was released by Hellion in 2000 as the Triad CD. It’s the ONLY video with Steve Benito on vocals and it has never ever been released. Audiovisual quality is fantastic and as you will hear Steve’s voice was near always perfect!
Crossing the Border
Cry For Rome
The Fifth Season
The Sound of Silence
Keeper of the Reign
We, The People
Steve Benito - vocals
Terry Gorle - guitar
Derek Peace - bass
Ray Schwartz - drums
Mike Jackson - keyboards
Next up from Arkeyn Steel Records is Blackkout (Florida), the ultimate prog/power band from Saint Petersburg! Arkeyn Steel Records made a deal for the re-release of their 1989’s amazing LP-Tape “Ignorance Of Man” and 1985’s 7″ single “Fallout” as bonus, limited as always to 1000 handnumbered copies. Both the LP-Tape and the 7″ single are now sold at sky-high prices since only 500 copies were released back then. Fans of Watchtower, Hittman and all power metal lovers should add those to their must buy lists.
Out of Massachusetts comes our fifth release in the form of the power/prog group Moriah. Arkeyn Steel Records bought the rights to their 1990 demo, the private mini-CD “Speak” (1991), their Live Demo 1993 and as bonus material their so far unreleased 1994 demo. This will be a double CD with more than 100 minutes of music and, as always, digitally remastered.
Last but certainly not least are the Canadian power metal troupe Kraken (Toronto, Ontario)!!!! A deal with the band has been struck for the first official release of their unreleased 1983 album, the title? “Kraken I”, producer? Lips from Anvil!
But that’s not all, as we managed to get a hold of an entire Kraken album produced by Chris Tsangarides with material from the 1980-1983 periods entitled “Underground”. The only release of this album so far has been a bootlegged LP. Also included will be the 1980 demo (The Kraken, Executioner, Kill the King) and the Executioner live.
Both albums have been remastered by the band themselves and transferred directly from the original master tapes.
As you can see, 2010 will be Arkeyn Steel Records’ year!!!
I hope to have more releases for you soon enough!