Reissue News: Virgin Steele, Bad Company, Rainbow and… Death!

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!

Warning: Drum Solos
Warning: Drum Solos

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.

Nice hat Rog
Nice hat Rog

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.

Heavy zombie bevvy
Heavy zombie bevvy

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.

This is great isn't it
This is great isn’t it



31 thoughts on “Reissue News: Virgin Steele, Bad Company, Rainbow and… Death!”

  1. Wowzers, lots to love in that pile. You bought 10 CDs at Christmas? For yourself? My lovely wife would have my head – I’m not allowed to buy any new releases for myself in the month of December! haha

    That bobblehead is awesome. You’re gonna buy one aren’t you. You know you want to. Do it, HMO. Dooooo iiiiiiit!!!

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  2. Oh man! That bobblehead must seal the deal! I’ve never heard of that lot, but I’d buy it just cause there’s a bobblehead … why don’t all albums come with bobbleheads? I need an answer to this!

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      1. But you’ll miss out on their special Death Metal Friday meal deals – 2 meals, bottle of wine and grindcore or black metal CD of your choice – all for just 1 soul.

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  3. I love me some Bad Company but only own the excellent, but incomplete Original … Anthology. After reading this the other day, I streamed the full first two albums at work and now realize I’m missing important data. Back to the bins!

    I look forward to hearing what you think of the live Rainbow and Bad Co. once you get and ingest them.

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    1. I’ve got that Anthology too. I’ve got it, the 1st two albums and a more recent live album/DVD which is… ok. The Anthology was great, you can’t be missing much from the 1st two albums are you? Still worth getting them though I think!


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