The Warlord Anthology came as a surprise to me and Mark Zonder. I thought, "Why would any Warlord fan want an Anthology when they already have all the songs?" Well, Arkeyn Steel Records (Kostas Athanasoglou and his team) convinced us that there was a demand for such a project including an extensive Biography (limited copies) by Chris Papadakis. So, I proposed a fantastic art piece given to me by Kostas Tsiakos and gave Arkeyn Steel Records the "go ahead," not really expecting anything that remarkable. After all, Warlord is a dinosaur. Instead, the remastered version I heard from Kostas Scandalis (engineer) all of a sudden brought to life the feeling that I haven't experienced in years - the old, badly engineered Warlord albums had come to life with a new vibrancy - a phenomenal sound. Arkeyn Steel Records was delivering everything to me for my approval and "little by little" they produced a masterpiece Warlord Anthology that Warner Bros. couldn't dream of. It is a beautiful 2 CD set with a wonderfully designed Lyric insert and Special Thanks page by Kostas Athanasoglou. The cover art is a masterpiece incorporating all of Warlord's history. The quality of the CD set is as good as any major metal label could produce. Most importantly, however, is the sound. The sound of the songs is once again new and refreshing to my ears. After years and years of not even listening to my older compositions and instead looking on to new horizons, I am once again entrenched in the magic of classic Warlord. I cannot emphasize enough how carefully and wonderfully this whole Anthology was planned out by Arkeyn Steel Records. It literally blew me (and others) away. All I have received is huge compliments from fans. The craftsmanship from visual to audio (to biography) is impeccable. As I said, no other major metal label would have treated this project the way Kostas Athanasolglou did. He cared for it as if were a very, very special release and I thank him profusely for the phenomenal hard work he put into this project. I simply can't imagine how many hours he put into this (with his team at Arkeyn Steel Records) . . . the result - a phenomenal remastering of Warlord's entire back catalog with excellent visuals, product quality, and sound. The entire Warlord Anthology in a beautiful double CD set . . . no wonder it sold out. My special thanks to all involved in giving back to me my music in premium sound and with astonishing visuals. I am forever indebted. - William J Tsamis
Just got them today! Very nice. Love the layout. Love the sound quality. Couldn't ask for more. Great job!!! Nice touch with the newspaper article on the inserts!
I got the CD's in the mail yesterday...Yeah they look and sound great!!
You did an excellent job!!...I'm really impressed...They turned out better then I thought...Its a great package
I like the logo behind the lyrics. The pics layout very professional. It looks like you spent a lot of time on it.
I think you do great work...I can't say enough on how much I like them...I hope to work again in the future on another project.
I received the Cd's just a few minutes ago. They look great! Everything looks beautiful my friend & well done!
I was listening to your version of saharra's Listen and I do hear a better sound quality on your version.
I am happy that I decided to allow you to release Saharra times because you are very professional and easy to work togther with.
I will always feel comfortable to work with you again if ever you wish to release
something lese such as anything solo of me or other saharra music.
First we did not know you, so we were concerened for the band,
but after long review and seeing that your intensions were great, we will most likely work with you anytime!
I finally read the Saharra bio last evening before I went to sleep. I was surprised to read all new BIO of Saharra.
I do not know how you got so much information about the history.
I myself did not know anything about saharra before I sang for them or anything after I left.
It was very well arranged by you. I am waiting for Nick to call me today to talk about some things.
I will also be mailing out his cd's as well as to the other members. I was talking to Nick this evening and
he was very pleased to see the cd as he recieved it today from me. He was very impressed with your remaster of this cd!
I received the package yesterday.
All I have to say is WOW…I am very impressed with the package.
I never doubted you but you did some incredible work with everything.
It really shows the amount of work and time that you put in this package.
The mastering is great, volume, crisp, clean and excellent evenness from song to song.
The album cover turned out very nice. I like how you used the original logo throughout the package, very classic looking.
Great idea and concept with our photos in the tombstones. Looks very sharp.
You did an amazing job with the bio, history of the band in the booklet…the info is extremely accurate.
Too bad there weren’t more guys like you back in the day to help out young bands with direction.
I send much respect to you and everyone else that works with you!
I sincerely wish you success and great sells with this project.
Mark Champlin (guitarist) showed me today the work that you guys have done and I wanted to thank you.
It brought back a lot of memories.
I was curious, though, how did you come about all of this information and where did you first here our demo?
I don't think I even have a copy of that music anymore.
The photos you have, I don't think I ever saw. You guys made everything look great. Again, thank you.
I have directed a couple of our former stage crew members to your site, and they can't believe it.
Again, I appreciate the work you have done.
Criss Mayfield (Drums)
I have gotten the CDs and they are great. You did a very good job on them thank you.
To all you would be metalheads who want a professionally done CD or a remastering of
what you have or what you have from the past. My recommendation Arkeyn Steel Records!
I recently did business with Kostas Athanasoglou at Arkeyn Steel Records and although it was hard to remember all I needed to,
it was a very pleasant experience. Kostas was nothing but professional and patient with me,
even with a language barrier. The old cassette I had was magically transformed into something
I thought was truly wonderful, along with others who have seen and herd it.
The sound is better then I thought it could be and the artwork was nothing less then spectacular.
He did exactly what he said he would do and judging form the product result I'm sure he went that extra mile
to make me look and sound better then I could have done myself. If I need any of his talent in the future
I will definitely will call on him to help. He is defiantly a true metalhead superman. Thank you Kostas!
Jeff Grove - Leal Vocalist from Omega Point
I did indeed and opened the parcel this weekend. The packaging and artwork was really well done
especially considering the small amount of art you had to work with.
The re-mastering sounds great… only so much that can be done to early cassette recordings.
All in all I was very surprised and happy by the final product.
All looks great, you really did a good job, we love it man!!
The cd sounds great! The artwork is great too!
The LP's Are amazing! I love them.
I received the CD's of An Angel's Tale this week they look great fantastic job!
It has been a pleasure working with you and your company, you guys are top shelve.
The layout looks fantastic great job. The back cover man thats a killer job blending everything together.
I got the package today and man you guys did a GREAT job two thumbs way up.
The photos and the backgrounds the entire layout is super cool.
I just wanted to let you and all the guys involved know that myself
and the rest of the band really appreciate it.
I received it. I just want to say thank you so much for all you have done. And thank you for selecting an excellent cover.
Everyone I talk to thinks its fucking awesome! I look forward to meeting you one day and having a drink or 4.
The CD is excellent. Thank you so much.
All Blackstorm members are excited about the CD release.
I wanted to let you know that we did receive the discs and they look and sound great!
Thanks again for a good looking and sounding release and I hope all is well with you guys.
Everything looks great, thought the artwork was good, mastering was ok.
Anyhow, it's been a real pleasure, and we're all real happy that this is out.
I listened to the CD and it sounds great and the art work is fantastic. Great job!
excellent job, looks good, sounds good, the press release looks good
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