"Compendium of Metal Vol. 9" and 2016 release plan.
Our 9th annual compilation, "Compendium of Metal Vol. 9" was released as always at the Keep It True festival, which was on April 29th this year.
The CD features 14 songs of 13 bands, coming with an 8 pages informative booklet. It contains an exclusive song of MORTALICUM (from the "Eyes of the Demon" recording sessions), as well as previously unreleased live version of OUTRAGE song (recorded at Metal Magic VIII festival, Denmark in 2015), a live song of DARK QUARTERER from a 2010 concert (released in Sep. 2015 as bonus track for "Ithaca" LP only, but appearing for the first time on CD), and new, previously unreleased songs of SACRED GATE and METAL LAW (not final mix versions). Besides, it features songs from the new (April) releases of ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS, CADAVERIC POISON (recently signed old school death/thrash metal band feat. Paul Speckmann of MASTER and Simon and Felix of WITCHBURNER), WILDHUNT (young Austrian technical thrash band that joined our roster earlier this year) and ARKHAM WITCH covering THE LAMP OF THOTH (in a not final mix version). Only 5 tracks (of STONEGRIFF, RISEN PROPHECY, MELIAH RAGE, DOOMSHINE and ARKHAM WITCH) are taken from our 2015 releases.
Check the complete track list and more info about "Compendium of Metal Vol. 9" 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. 9 + 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, one EP and a reissue are already out this year. Here's the list of our recent and planned 2016 releases:
• VV.AA. "Compendium of Metal Vol. 9" CD
• ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS "Ad Aeternum" CD (Blackened Heavy/Doom Metal from Malta)
• CADAVERIC POISON "Cadaveric Poison" CD (Death/Thrash Metal from Germany/Czech Republic)
• WILDHUNT "Descending" CD (Thrash Metal from Austria)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Get Thothed Vol. II" MCD (Doom/Heavy Metal from UK)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Demos from the Deep" CD (Doom/Heavy Metal from UK - reissue)
• SACRED GATE "Countdown to Armageddon" CD (Traditional Heavy Metal from Germany)
• METAL LAW "Hellrider" CD (Traditional Heavy Metal from Germany)
• ATTACKER "Sins of the World" CD (US Power Metal from USA)
• OUTRAGE "And the Bedlam Broke Loose" CD (Blackened Thrash Metal from Germany)
We hope there will be no changes to this plan but, as always, it depends mostly on the bands if they deliver the albums on time.