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Virgin Steele -Nocturnes Of Hellfire And Damnation dlp/cd [blue]


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Double album on blue vinyls with the album on cd as bonus

From David DeFeis: Our 2015 album which is called Nocturnes OF Hellfire And Damnation, is not a concept album per se, but there is a through line that connects the tracks. The lyrics essentially deal with relationship issues and by that I mean….the connections between entities….as in all sorts of beings, not only human beings…but also Gods And Goddesses, Spirits, Elements, or whatever, plus various creatures, animal, vegetable and or mineral, but largely the album is about connections between people. People and their belief systems, people and their Gods or Goddesses…people and their life philosophies and also the various substances we invest or inject into our daily or nightly rituals and our worldview, and all the complexities of what drives us, makes us who we are and takes us where we may…or may not be going. To sum it up this album is about….all the various ways in which humans can entangle themselves, or destroy themselves…so the albums title essentially encompasses what the vibe of the whole Work is about. The title relates to the album in the way that the title Noble Savage, or Age Of Consent, expressed each of those particular Works. The title provides a framework and connective tissue, but each song is really its own thing. Musically the album is pretty heavy, high energy, often dark, at turns melancholy, and at turns aggressive or angry sounding. It does have that over the top bombastic heaviness that we are about, and the whole Barbaric-Romantic thing that we are known for. The overarching theme that comes to mind when I think about the album or listen to it is passion…raw passion. There are big monolithic riffs, moody chord changes, classical type bits, sort of Bluesy moments….it retains the Virgin Steele signature, but it adds new dimensions to it. In a strange way it feels to me like it could have been the album we might have made to follow up Noble Savage, had I been able to devote all my energies into the more bombastic or progressive side of my musical nature at that time, rather than trying to appease some of the other factions around me who wanted some kind of a hit…whatever that meant at the time. So to conclude…we have infused the recordings with all that we have gone through over these past months, every fibre of our being…..and I think this album will be something our Fans will really enjoy it.

Track listing:
1. Lucifers Hammer
2. Queen Of The Dead
3. To Darkness Eternal
4. Black Sun – Black Mass
5. Persephone
6. Devilhead
7. Demolition Queen
8. The Plague And The Fire
9. We Disappear
10. A Damned Apparition
11. Glamour
12. Delirium
13. Hymns To Damnation
14. Fallen Angels

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