"Compendium of Metal Vol. 7" and 2014 release plan.
"Compendium of Metal Vol. 7" was released on April 25th at the Keep It True festival and available from our shop since then, however before writing about it and about our 2014 release plan we wanted to announce the new bands first, and we wanted to be sure about which CDs we're going to release when. It took much longer than expected and even now not everything is 100% set in stone.
Our 7th compilation CD features 14 songs of 14 bands, and contains exclusive songs of ARKHAM WITCH and MORTALICUM, a new and previously unreleased song of ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS (a blackened doom/heavy metal project of this veteran of the Maltese scene, renowned for his work with FORSAKEN and NOMAD SON), previously unreleased on CD songs by SKELATOR, DOOMSHINE (both live versions) and SKULL BASTARDS (speed/thrash metal from Spain), previously only self-released songs of BLOOD ATONEMENT (speed/thrash metal from Germany, feat. WARHAMMER members) and HI-GH (another newly signed speed/thrash act, this one from Italy), as well as brand new songs of MELIAH RAGE and OUTRAGE. Only 4 songs (of ATTACKER, SACRED GATE, NOMAD SON and STONEGRIFF) are taken from our 2013 releases.
Check the complete track list and more info about "Compendium of Metal Vol. 7" on the page of this release.
The CD, released with an informative 8 pages booklet, and jam-packed with old school metal in various styles (packed to the maximum: 74 minutes of music!), costs 6,00 Euro, but you can have it for 4,00 Euro if you order it with a regular CD from our catalogue (we have added this option to every single CD page in our SHOP). You can purchase the bundle of "Compendium of Metal" Vol 6 + Vol 7 as well - this 2-CD bundle costs only 8,00 Euro. The album is also available as digital download from our Bandcamp page for 3,00 Euro only.
We put only 8 songs in the player, but you can preview all 14 tracks (about 1-minute excerpts) from the album trailer/promo clip which you can watch at this location or here:
Three regular CD releases are already out this year. Here's the list of our recent and planned 2014 releases:
• VV.AA. "Compendium of Metal Vol. 7" CD
• MELIAH RAGE "Warrior" CD (Power/Thrash Metal from USA)
• OUTRAGE "We the Dead" CD (Black/Thrash Metal from Germany)
• MORTALICUM "Tears from the Grave" CD (Doom/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock from Sweden)
• HI-GH "Till Death and After" CD (Speed/Thrash Metal from Italy)
• ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS "Deus Volt" CD (Primeval Blackened Heavy/Doom Metal from Malta)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Arkham Witch" CD (Heavy/Doom Metal/NWOBHM from UK)
• SKELATOR "King of Fear" CD (Epic Heavy/Speed Metal from USA)
• SKULL BASTARDS (title T.B.A) CD (Speed/Thrash Metal from Spain)*
We hope there will be no changes to this plan but, as always, it depends on the bands if they deliver the albums on time. The release of SKULL BASTARDS CD in November is not 100% certain yet, as the band is currently experiencing line-up problems.