Here’s news about some upcoming reissues that have got me all hot and ready.
Virgin Steele -House of Atreus Act I and Act II (3CD Digi – Out May 20th 2016)
Yes! “Blood drenched glory and murderous majesty” YES. I just bought 10 CDs of Virgin Steele stuff at Xmas, all from their impressive series of reissues. And here’s another one coming up. The two House of Atreus albums, the Magick Fire Music EP and a whole wedge of the usual bonusy stuff. Equal parts barbaric and romantic. A bit like going on a date with me actually!
Bad Company – Live 1977 & 1979 (2CD – Out Apr 29th)
My Bad Company fandom has been mainly limited to enjoying their first two albums a lot. In fact, the recent deluxe reissues of those went down very well indeed. Now Swan Song/Rhino have decided to follow those up with a release of two live concert recordings. There have been plenty of latter-day Bad Company live albums but I’m not sure there has been much, if any, live stuff released from their classic days. So I’m pretty up for this. It looks like a great companion set to those deluxes.
Rainbow – Monsters of Rock: Live at Donington 1980 (CD/DVD – Out Apr 22nd)
Been lots of Rainbow live archive stuff out lately and I don’t always go for it. But this one is historically interesting (Graham Bonnet era and the first Donington headline set!) and is also pretty cheap for an album and DVD. Go on, twist my arm then.
Death – Scream Bloody Gore (2CD/3CD/Vinyl – Out May 20th)
At last! Relapse continue their excellent series of Death reissues with the band’s seminal and primitive debut. Can’t wait to get this, it’s been a great series. It comes in various versions with various combos of rehearsal recordings and stuff and if you’re a total Death maniac and/or have way more cash than you’ll ever need… there’s also a Scream Bloody Gore bobblehead. Exactly what you wanted! A BOBBLEHEAD. Edgy stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.