SKELATOR "Give Me Metal or Give Me Death" (tape) [SOLD OUT]Heavy / Speed Metal (May 2012)
TITLE: "Give Me Metal or Give Me Death"
GENRE: Heavy/Speed Metal
RELEASE DATE: May 11th, 2012
LABEL: RAW Metal/Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: RAW1202
FORMAT: Cassette (pro-tape in black shell with silver print) • 12 tracks (approx. 59 min.) • 3 panel insert • All full-color • Limited to 66 copies
(Skull and dagger not included)
Tape SOLD OUT.
Now available only as limited digipack CD (no bonus tracks) and as digital download from Bandcamp (with printable insert for a do-it-yourself tape!).
Side "GIVE ME METAL":
1. Nightstalker (05:11)
2. Riders of the Wehrmacht (04:23)
3. She-Ra (03:54)
4. Crusade (07:42)
5. The Skelatorian Manifesto (03:09)
6. Wrath Upon the Cross (04:20)
Side "GIVE ME DEATH":
1. Skelator (05:03)
2. Give Me Metal or Give Me Death (06:14)
3. Skelator (03:13)
4. Riders of the Wehrmacht (04:02)
5. Wrath Upon the Cross (04:57)
6. Nightstalker (05:55)
Total playing time: 58:18
"Give Me Metal or Give Me Death" was tape-only release, limited to 66 hand-numbered copies. It's a 2007 re-recording of their 2003 full-length demo of the same title. As a bonus, the band’s very first 4-track demo "Taste My Demon Seed" from 2000 is added. Back in 2008, the album had been made available by the band for downloading from their website only, so this is the first time this recording sees the light of day on a physical format. It represents the first phase of SKELATOR very well: more wild and raw, more speed and sometimes even thrash metal than in the following years, but still it's a good mix of ’80s metal styles with heavy metal being dominant. The songs from 2000 are VERY raw, but hey, who said this stuff is for posers!?
Songs 1-6 side A and 1-2 side B: "Give Me Metal or Give Me Death" (2007).
Songs 3-6 side B: "Taste My Demon Seed" (2000).
FOR FANS OF:
• Sacred Steel, Agent Steel, Helstar, Cirith Ungol, Slayer, Overkill, Domine, Manowar, Iron Maiden...
Cover art by Chris Lambright.