"Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" and 2015 release plan.
Our 8th annual compilation, "Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" was released as always at the Keep It True festival, which was on April 24th this year.
The CD features 14 songs of 12 bands, and contains a new, exclusive song of MELIAH RAGE, as well as previously unreleased pre-MELIAH RAGE rehearsal track from 1986, new exclusive studio recording of RISEN PROPHECY (young thrash/power act from UK), new demo version of a song of BLOOD ATONEMENT (speed/thrash metal from Germany, feat. WARHAMMER members), live version of previously unreleased track of ARKHAM WITCH, and a new, previously unreleased song of DOOMSHINE (not final mix). Besides, it features songs from the new (April) releases of DARK QUARTERER (Italian epic/prog legends which we signed this year), STONEGRIFF and ARKHAM WITCH (covering THE LAMP OF THOTH). There's also a previously only self-released (digitally) METAL LAW song from their 2013 EP. Only 4 tracks (of OUTRAGE, MORTALICUM, HI-GH and ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS) are taken from our 2014 releases.
Check the complete track list and more info about "Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" 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 as always 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 any 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. 7 + Vol. 8 as well - this 2-CD bundle costs only 8,00 Euro. The album is also available as digital download from our Bandcamp page for 4,00 Euro only.
We put only 9 songs in the Bandcamp player, but you can preview all 14 tracks (about 1-minute excerpts) from the album trailer/promo clip which you can watch on YouTube or here:
Three regular CD releases and one EP are already out this year. Here's the list of our recent and planned 2015 releases:
• VV.AA. "Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" CD
• STONEGRIFF "Come Taste the Blood" CD (Traditional Doom Metal from Sweden)
• DARK QUARTERER "Ithaca" CD (Epic/Progressive Metal from Italy)
• RISEN PROPHECY "Into The Valley of Hinnom" CD (Thrash/Power Metal from UK)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Get Thothed Vol. I" MCD (Doom/Heavy Metal from UK)
• MELIAH RAGE "Before the Kill" CD (Power/Thrash Metal from USA)
• DOOMSHINE "The End Is Worth Waiting For" CD (Epic Doom Metal from Germany)
• ARKHAM WITCH "I Am Providence" CD (Heavy Metal from UK)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Get Thothed Vol. II" MCD (Doom/Heavy Metal from UK)
• METAL LAW "Hellrider" CD (Classic Heavy Metal from Germany)
• BLOOD ATONEMENT "Carcosa" CD (Speed/Thrash Metal from Germany)
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.