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Pure Steel Records
Europe's most productive Power Metal and True Metal* label
(*with some prog and thrash as well)



ADRAMELCH Lights From Oblivion CD $11.88


ALLTHENIKO Back in 2066 (Three Head Mutant Chronicles) CD $11.88


ANGBAND Visions of the Seeker
PS says "Despite all the delight in playing and their often quite twisted song structures, the ANGBAND managed to compose very moving and memorable pieces, setting ablaze the soul of each dedicated fan of technical, American style powermetal. For the right sound Achim Köhler was responsible this time. And their development is not over yet, the peak of creativity and beauty they have reached by now is just a momentary station on their way."
Listen: http://www.angbandmetal.com
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ANGBAND Saved From The Truth CD $11.88


ANNIHILATIONMANCER The Involution Philosophy CD (2011 PureUnderground/Pure Steel) $7.88


ANNIHILATIONMANCER The Involution Philosophy CD $11.88


ARCTIC FLAME Declaration
PS says "After the release of ArcticFlames first album, “Primal Aggressor” the band knew what direction to go in for their next CD. Though the band appreciated the production finesse of producer Jack Frost, the group wanted to head into a more straight ahead metal sound. It is no secret that the band follows in the footsteps of the classic metal bands but on the following disc, they wanted a “dirtier” guitar sound. “We were looking for a more ballsey, cruncher guitar sound than the first album”, explains guitarist, Rod Mariani. “Bigger, massive, destructive...yeah, that’s what we were after!” Songs such as “Lord of the Wasteland”, “Desert Moon” and “The Unknown God” capture the essence of this train of thought. “Hammer Down” further solidifies the bands effort on this album. Along with the exploration of guitar sounds the band also wanted to experiment with different vocal layers. “Blind Leads the Blind” adds multiple  vocal lines with orchestration to fully tell the story plot. Not to abandon some of the Celtic melodies that were heard on the first CD, the title song
 “Declaration” keeps  this  tradition alive. More aggressive guitar driven songs mixed with melodic and textured vocals are dramatized further by a tight and thunderous bass and drum mix on this album. The band has always tried to mix in some of  the aggressive metal of American bands with the musical intelligence of the European bands. “Declaration” is the first step toward this direction.
Dark graphic artist, Juanjo Castellano provides his unique imagery to the CD. Based on a concept by drummer Mike Paradine, the bands mascot, Mortypian Orbis or Morty the Orb for short, once again finds himself in a battle of survival."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/arcticfire
2009 Pure Steel
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ARCTIC FLAME Guardian At The Gate
PS says "The now for 10 years active and by drummer Mike Paradine (ex-Balistik Kick) founded Power Metal-band ARCTIC FLAME from the US-state New Jersey are surely no unknowns to the longer Pure Steel-followers: Already in December 2008 - after the debut album “Primeval Aggressor” (2006) – the the album “Declaration” has been released and this piece could reach some smaller, but also considerable successes in lover circles.
In the meantime, 2 ½ years have come and gone, the guitar was token by Sebastian Garcia and finally there has been a singer AC – meanwhile Michael Clayton Moore is doing the vocals. But now the brand actual, very dynamic produced album “Guardian At The Gate” has been unleashed. In total there are nine melodic songs, of which the epic bouncer “The Eternal” has an outstanding length of much more than 10 minutes.
Playing for almost 50 minutes, they show up conspicuous influences of bands like Iron Maiden, Iced Earth (mid of 90s...), but also a bit more progressive combos and expertly mix up American with European Heavy Metal. The best example for the slightly progressive influences is the song “Bloodmotor”, which will maybe remind some people – just relative to the instrumentals – of Dream Theater.
“Guardian At The Gate” has passionate been created for every headbanger, who prefers progressive, but also traditional Metal!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/arcticfire
2011 Pure Steel
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ARTIZAN Curse Of The Artizan
PS says "Dear friends of sophisticated steel products: It is finished!
Already in 2009 the Florida-originated ARTIZAN unleashed - just a year after their formation - a self-released and -titled debut-EP, which reached great success in the Underground-scene. Now the first full album "Curse Of The Artizan" appears through us, which consistently continues the high class of the progressive, pathos-drenched and extremely melodic US Metal-sound. The three songs from the EP ("Fire", "Game Within A Game" and "Rise") were also taken up once again and new pieces were added, all of which uphold the high level the fans have come to expect from ARTIZAN. In addition to that, the 10-minute title-song reveals in its lyrics what "Artizan" is all about.
From time to time memories of classic Heavy Metal bands like older Savatage, Judas Priest, or - especially in relation to the great twin-guitar-leads - Iron Maiden awake, but still the five musicians have a completely unique sound, as it has been played by no other band before. Sometimes very rampant passages are offered, then again there are some simple, yet striking songs, which have a real sing-a-long-character. The clear, yet powerful voice of the former Leviathan-singer Tom Braden also showcases the unique aspect of ARTIZAN, whilst building upon the progressive elements of his and drummer Ty Tammeus' former band very convincingly.
On the top of that the cover was done by fantasy-artist Marc Sasso, who also was responsible for covers from Dio and Halford. As you can imagine - this is a one-of-a-kind cover artwork, a painting depicting the "Artizan" in all of his might.
ARTIZAN take the balancing act between honest heaviness and great melodies: And they create that with a finesse that is second to none!
There is a high quality, full color poster of the cover art included with the CD (first 1000 copies)"
Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/artizanheavymetal
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ARTIZAN Ancestral Energy CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


ASKA Fire Eater CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


ASKA Nine Tongues CD (10 tracks, 1997/2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


ASTRONOMIKON Dark Gorgon Rising CD $11.88


ATTICK DEMONS Atlantis CD $11.88


AXEHAMMER Marching On CD $11.88


BLACK HAWK A Mighty Metal Axe CD (2013 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $11.88


BOOMERANG Sounds of Sirens
PS says "„SOS-Sounds of Sirens“ is the third album of the palatinate band BOOMERANG, which was whirling up the underground with one demo, 2 albums and several gigs in the past years. This album shows them better than ever: Epic Metal hymns are meeting with well thought-out arrangements, crazy lead guitars and an exceptional voice. Anyone who listened through the medieval influenced “TCO III-The Blood Angel“, the fast “House of silent screams” and the dark “Skin-Walker” will discover surprisingly: BOOMERANG are definitively no children’s song-Power Metal, but good, varied and very expressive Heavy Metal from Germany. They are enthusiasts which are combining toughness, embossed melodies and epic choirs with speed and pleasure in playing. So a sound was created, which is met rare.
“The Sounds of Sirens !"
BOOMERANG are back, together with an album, which only a few people will expect from a German band."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/boomerangmetal
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COMMANDMENT No Mercy
PS says "In 1987 the US-Powermetalheads COMMANDMENT from Chicago won the Z-Rock Radio demo contest. Airplay, a tour, a label deal, good critics followed and the guys became fast a cultact with their album ""Engraved in Stone"". In 1989 another demo called ""No Mercy"" was recorded. So the points were set, but then the responsible label went bankrupt and the recordings never made it over the rough-mix stadium. Due to the starting Death Metal wave no new label was found and the band split up in 1990.
20 years later the old recordings are back. They were already released in a remastered version on a handnumbered 525 Vinyl-Edition in August 2009. Now the release on CD follows. In the meantime more songs were found and these ones are added as hidden tracks.
There is no musical change compared with ""Engraved in Stone"". Fantastic, pure US-Power Metal is ruling. With their work the band created their own niche within the US-Metal sector. It's hard to make comparisons, but you can think in the direction of GLACIER and APOLLO RA. Anyway, the trademark of the band is of course the incredible voice of David Nava, which sadly deceased in the meantime. So this release is dedicted to him, without doubt one of the most gifted singers in 80ies and 90ies."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/commandmenttheband
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CRIMSON CULT Tales Of Doom CD $11.88


CROM Vengeance
PS says "Whilst playing with German Melodic Black Metallers DARK FORTRESS, Walter “Crom” Grosse began working on a solo-project that was worlds apart from the raw aggression normally associated with the genre in which he started. The more the work progressed, the more Grosse realised that he much preferred to forge his own musical path, a path where melody is the defining factor, and, following on from the positive response to his debut EP “The Fallen Beauty”, he decided to focus his attention solely on the band that had become CROM.
Grosse has never made any secret of his admiration and respect for QUORTHON. Like many other musicians, he is influenced by the epic melodies of the legendary BATHORY, but, unlike many, he has allowed the influence to subtly shade, rather than define, the musical content. CROM has an individuality that can only be described as, well… “CROM”!
Delicate acoustic guitars are counter-pointed by crushing metal riffs. A powerful vocal performance is accompanied by melodies that are in turn poignant or majestic. With his use of choirs, epic arrangements, skilful transitions, and stirring melodies, Grosse is able to conjure up images of mighty warriors and lost loves; epic struggles and tragic personal losses; despair and ultimate
salvation.
Kris Verwimp (Marduk, Enslaved, Absu, Arkona, SuidAkra, Manegarm), the legendary Belgian fantasy artist and long-time friend and collaborator of Grosse’s, has once again provided a stunning set of illustrations for the CD."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/cromsrevenge
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CROM Of Love & Death CD $11.88


CRYSTAL TEARS Choirs of Immortal
Female fronted Euro traditional power speed for fans of Crystal Viper. CD includes guest appearance by Ian Parry (Elegy, Vengeance).
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/crystaltearsgr
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CUSTARD Infested By Anger CD $11.88


DARK SKY Initium CD $11.88


DANIEL TRIGGER Infinite Persistence CD (2012 Pure Rock/Pure Steel) $7.88



DEATHFIST Too Hot to Burn
PS says "It is amazing that this band has actually been formed just two years ago, but if you take a closer look at the line up you will find familiar faces giving a proof that the members of this band are all but greenhorns. Singer Corinna and guitarist Markus were members of the Thrashers MORTAL REMAINS and they already gave a first impression with the EP “Demons” in 2009. And also on the first full-length they celebrate the classic, infernal and memorable thrashmetal, bringing to mind great names from the American scene more
than once.
„Too hot to burn“ is their first album and presents a band that passes all innovations by and still sounds extremely passionate and refreshingly wild and wicked. And if you keep the one and another chorusline and passage in your mind after just one listen, this band has definitely approached the right direction and gave the urgently necessary power infusion to the classic, untamed thrashmetal in a very inspired way.
Skilled in their playing, with a raw but powerful sound, DEATHFIST thrash themselves directly into the soul of each fanatic metalhead and come close to many cult albums from cult bands of this genre. So, watch out!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/deathfistgermany
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DESERT SIN Destination Paradise
PS says "Longer Pure Steel-supporters may already know the Tyrol based DESERT SIN because of their debut „The Edge Of Horizon“, which has been released through us in the beginning of 2009. This one brought them a gig at the ninth Swordbrothers Festival, were they convinced totally.
More than two and a half years later the five Austrians come up with the sophomore effort „Destination Paradise“. On this piece they present well produced, melodic Heavy/Power Metal with a European influence, which is even more elaborated than already known. Still there reigns Keyboard-powered and partly by a pounding and fast doublebass-drums driven steel, which is proved by songs such as the opener „Kill The King“ (no Rainbow-cover!), „Follow Me“ or „Would You Release Me“. Also the expressive voice of front man Sandro Holzer hasn’t lost anything of its power and innovation.
With “Destination Paradise” DESERT SIN made a noteworthy successor of their debut, which will unconditionally please the whole target group."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/desertsinband
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DESERT SIN The Edge of Horizon
PS says "Austria is not really known as a basis for Melodic-Metal Bands, but this is going to be changed now….2009 another wind is blowing from the Alps region with DESERT SIN.
The band was formed in the year 2000 under the not really metal-assigning name SICK-U-R. After 2 very good demos the band renamed themselves into DESERT SIN and are now going to restart with their first Full-Length album “The edge of Horizon” under the banner of Pure Steel Records. The guys from Tyrol were always standing for varying, melodic Heavy Metal and this is not going to be changed. Blessed with a great vocalist like Sandro Holzer, the band is creating a mix of slight progressive keyboard-influences, very good riffing and ear-catching refrains. So get an ear on DESERT SIN and “The Edge of Horizon”, you won’t regret it."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/desertsinband
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DISTANT PAST Utopian Void CD (2014 Pure Steel) $11.88


DISARM GOLIATH Born To Rule CD $11.88


DRAGONSFIRE Metal Service
PS says "“Metal Service“ is the third release of Germany’s Heavy Metal band DRAGONSFIRE. With the help of their EP “Burning For Metal“, the 4 guys from the state of Hesse let the world know what their understanding of Heavy Metal was in 2005. They took their songs all over Germany’s stages that year – the year of their formation.
In December 2008, they released their longplayer ""Visions Of Fire"" via Pure Steel Records (twilight distribution). “Visions Of Fire” was well received – both, among fans and press. “True Metal – it’s still alive!“ was mentioned enthusiastically. The band worked on expanding their live presence: in May 2009, they played a support tour throughout Europe. DRAGONSFIRE literally played their asses off at open air festivals and in clubs, grew closer together and wrote new songs.
The band’s new album “Metal Service“ will hit the shelves on August 08, 2010. “Metal Service“ delivers killer songs with persistent hooklines and strong riffing. DRAGONSFIRE appear faster, harder and sexier on their new album than ever before. Once again, they decided to work with Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios (Tony Martin, Empire, Razorback) to deliver their desired sound. DRAGONSFIRE have moved ahead with ""Metal Service"", and managed to ban a loaded portion of Heavy Metal onto disc.
...but enough being said – let the music do the talking!"
Listen:  http://www.myspace.com/dragonsfiremetal
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EMBODIED (SWE) The Embodied CD (2011 Pure Legend/Pure Steel, modern/dark melodic power metal band) $7.88


EMERALD (SWI) Hymns To Steel
Euro true metal; includes Crimson Glory cover song.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/emeraldch
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EMERALD (SWI) Re-Forged
PS says "There could actually not have been a better title for this album than “Re – forged”. Bandleader Michael Vaucher had to face the loss of his long time partner in crime Jvo Julmy, who dominated and defined the EMERALD sound with his high pitched, slightly fragile and highly charismatic voice over the years. Thomas Winkler, his successor, has to accept a heavy inheritance, though he holds the ground and withstands with his powerful metal voice all uprising hassles. Since Jvo also took on the 2nd guitar, the new man for this is Manuel Werro.
In the field of songwriting, Michael Vaucher still keeps the reins and so there will be nothing but pure EMERALD metal to worship on this, their fifth album, which marks a new beginning on the other hand with the newly structured band. It is their heaviest album so far with the most wicked and unleashed guitar duels, the chunkiest riffs and most forceful rhythms to date, on which the majestic and determined sounding voice of Thomas Winkler rides like a knight in the middle of a giant battle. With Sean Peck (CAGE) and Mike Sifringer(DESTRUCTION) additionally 2 well-known guest musicians are on board.
“Re – forged” unites creativity, passion for the music and great fun playing heavy metal, which you can hear from every note this band plays. It takes EMERALD to a new level. This is a step that should certainly convince most and silence the poor rest of the critics and lead into a bright future."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/emeraldch
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ENCHANTER Secrets Vol. 1 / Symbols In Stone
16 tracks
PS says "NCHANTER are coming from New England and the songwriters of the band are surely not only liking bands like CIRITH UNGOL, MANILLA ROAD, BROCAS HELM, OMEN or WARLORD, but also heavily influenced by them - although they don’t get to work so oddly, individually and eccentric.
After the self-released album “Symbols in stone” which is sold out quite a long time, Pure Steel Records are now releasing ENCHANTER’s official debut “Secrets Vol. I” together with “Symbols in stone”(in a remastered version) on one CD. Especially “Secrets Vol. I” should be of interest for anyone that likes obscure metal sounds, because the contained tracks show that Heavy Metal must not be straight and clinically produced at any time. It is Old-School Metal in its purest form from a band, which is not toadying to any trends or providing a mega production. Of course the music is not for everyone, but is focussing on fans of the above mentioned bands. Anyway, ENCHANTER are making exceptional and unusual music… and that’s the reason why we love this guys!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/thebandenchanter
2001/2002/2008 Pure Steel
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ETERNAL REIGN The Dawn of Reckoning
PS says "Bremen’s very own melodic metal heroes go for round three (well if you count PERFECT CRIME too it's round 4). Following their two albums “Crimes of passion” 2002 and “Forbidden path” 2005, the guys around Dirk Stühmer and Mick Sebastian (ex-INVADER, Ex-FINAL PROPHECY, ex-EXPLODER, ex- SWEET CHEATER) took 5 long years to record their most varied and best album. The outcome is an absolute amazing album, which is not lacking of creativity, hardness, honesty and freshness.
""The dawn of Reckoning"" is a nearly perfect bastard of the first and second album of ETERNAL REIGN and a 2010 symbiosis of US Metal, Melodic Metal and Light Progressive Metal mixed together with 80ies roots. Excellent songs are hitting instrumental perfection and an absolute amazing production of Achim Köhler (f.i. PRIMAR FEAR). Fans of BREAKER, SHOK PARIS will be satisfied as well as fans of early DREAM THEATER and German bands like IVANHOE and SUPERIOR."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/eternalreignband
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EXXPLORER Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse
PS says "Who doesn’t know them? The legendary, in 1982 formed US Metal-band EXXPLORER with their gifted front man Lennie Rizzo, who have released a legendary album through Black Dragon Records called „Symphonies Of Steel“ in 1984. Songs like for example “Run For Tomorrow” and “City Streets” are a good prime example for melodic, but also powerful US Metal. Although they had released two more albums in the mid of the 90s, they did’t have the success of the debut.  Although they had released two more albums in the mid of the 90s, they did’t have the success on the debut of their last album “Coldblackugly” from 1996 – also because of the exit of Lennie just before – even totally. After that the band split up and stayed inactive for over 10 years.
After 15 years without a new album but also some concerts in Europe (Headbangers Open Air and Keep It True in 2009), the band from New Jersey (incl. Lennie) is back with their new album called “Vengeance Rides An Angry Horse”. We’re very proud, that we have the honour to release this album through our label! They haven’t lost anything of their magic sound from the old days: The whole 55 minutes on this brand new album melodic, US-styled Power Metal rules. Songs like the catchy opener “Gypsy”, the groovy-straight track “Freight Train To Hell” or “Chasing The High” show up, that because of the reunion in the old line-up also the spirit of these days is back. In here, heaviness and melodic is building a strong union!
For US Metal-fans this is an absolute, inevitable must-have! EXXPLORER are back with a vengeance!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/exxplorerusa
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FATAL EMBRACE Dark Pounding Steel
Euro pure thrash metal in the style of Sacrfice; includes Death cover song.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/fatalembracemetalberlin
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FIAKRA Invasion CD $11.88


GALLOWS POLE ...And Time Stood Still CD (2013 Pure Rock/Pure Steel) $11.88


GORGONS EYES Inglorious Birth
PS says "The formation celebrates Heavy Metal in pure culture already since 1992. They started with playing cover-songs of their favourite bands, but after a time of playing together they began to write also own songs under their formerly name BATTLE AXES. But the name was already protected and so the band renamed to GORGONS EYES. After 2 demos (“Battletales” from 1996 and “Bold and unbroken” from 1999) and the first full-length CD “The battle rages on” from 2003 now the second full-length album “Inglorious birth” is following under the banner of Pure Steel Records. There are a lot of elements recognizable from bands like MANOWAR (probably their absolute favourite) or also VIRGIN STEELE and of course they slipped into the song writing. But GORGONS EYES are not just a simple copy of the above mentioned acts, they prove their independence. Just listen to tracks like “Spirit of steel” and “March, Scatter, Burn” and you’ll see their potential. The good sound and the professional presentation makes the second release a worthy successor. Anyone, who can’t hear the last MANOWAR album anymore, can search for some new heroes in GORGONS EYES."
Euro traditional power metal with ex Mind Odyssey and Merlin guitarist.
Listen:  http://www.myspace.com/212433676
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HALLOWEEN Don't Metal with Evil CD $11.88


HALLOWEEN No One Gets Out! CD $11.88


HALLOWEEN Victims of the Night CD $11.88


HEAVENWARD Within These Dreams CD $11.88





HELLISH WAR Defender of Metal + Heroes of Tomorrow 2CD
23 tracks on 2 discs
PS says "If you think of the brasilian metal scene, the big stars of the hardcore / thrash genre, experimental neo thrash, modern blast deathmetal and happy melodic speed attempts will come to your mind, as it seems that raw breakneck speed heavy metal attacks in the veins of the 80s are definitely a relic of the past. HELLISH WAR, formed in 1995 in the Sao Paulo area, are going to change this misbelieve.
On their two records issued in a n interval of seven years, getting their first european release as a double CD now, the classic european metal of the early to mid 80s rules supreme with raw but charismatical vocals, straight, yet anthemical melodies and a powerful instrumentation that feels even more furious due to it's natural sounding production.
Obvious references to teutonic powerspeed metal or, edgy, earthy heavy acts from France, Benelux, Denmark or England are wanted by these brasilians and meant as an hommage to better times. HELLISH WAR appear as a metal band from fans for fans that covers all aspects of metallic arts from the golden era, stays authentical and passionated allover the place and even knows how to create characteristical tunes, that only show a lack of mainstream superficiality. They never deny their influences, but they also do not stay behind them.
One of their highlights is the raging „We are living for the metal“ from their 2001 debut album, that recalls the earliest HELLOWEEN and german WARRANT concerning speed, raging guitar attacks and catchy melodies and revives the good old times. The „Defenders of metal“ has all in all gained even more power due to the new mastering. And as the icing on the cake, both albums come up with an exclusive bonustrack. So you can easily say that the classic, unpolished heavy metal sound is still at best health, even in Brasil."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/warhellishwar
2001/2008/2009 Pure Steel
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HELLISH WAR Keep It Hellish CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


HELVETETS PORT Exodus to Hell
PS says "The current swedish heavy metal scene is more alive than ever and blows in it's full beauty with killer acts like PORTRAIT, IN SOLITUDE and ENFORCER, which are highly dedicated to the big sound of the 80s and revive the cult of MERCYFUL FATE, IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST in a very professional way. But then there is also a more obscure way with more peculiar ideas and very unique songs, free from ambitions to hit the mainstream and an immensely high level of creativity. HELVETETS PORT, formed nine years ago but still very young in age, go for the really twisted influences of the late 70s and early 80s from the UK, USA, Continental Europe and Scandinavia and forge their very own, very authentically sounding version of orthodox Heavy Metal out of these elements.
„Exodus to hell“ is their debut album and will bewitch the listener with songs full of hidden corners, enchanting melodies and a warm, vintage overall sound that nearly screams for the ancient days. Not many could tell if this band was not an old act from 1981. The vocals are a mixture of mystical melodylines, diabolical high pitched screams and male choirs stepping out of line here and there and they make the listener feel right away that this band does not go for the charts but for the celebration of heavy metal's spirituality. The compositins take twist and turn themselves from passage to passage in a very easy and relaxed way, might feel a bit bulky in the beginning but unfold an irresisteble magickal aura in the end, only mainstream mutants will not get into.
The best example for this band's music is „Huvudiös Gestalt“, sung in their native tongue. A picturesque journey through enchanted swedish forests that leads to their goal via intertwined paths. These paths might lead HELVETETS PORT, whose members you will meet as fans of great music at every german cult metal festival and whose albums has been produced by ENFORCER mastermind Olof Wikstrand, to the deserved glory one day . All in all one of the up and coming underground acts of the current traditional metal scene.
The CD contains additionally the rare EP „Metal Strike“ as well as the Video „Lightning Rod Avenger“."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/helvetetsport
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HJALLAHORN Iron Clad Soldiers
PS says "Norway is actually more known for noisy black metal of all calibers, but traditional heavy metal does not really seem to happen there. HJALLARHORN, already formed in 1993, put to sleep soon after and reformed in 2004 after an eleven years hiatus now go for your ears to show how Norwegian metal really sounds like.
The Norwegians certainly do not really care for innovations on their debut album „Iron clad soldiers“ with all it's elements of classical metal. Instead they write songs that draw their influences from the 80s Bay Area scene and the proud British heavy sound from the pioneer era of heavy metal. Following three demos who caused a big buzz in the underground, time is right for a full length album that purely smokes to be unleashed upon mankind.
The riffing shows an obvious Bay Area reference, even though the compositions are more than just straight, hard driving thunder in the best North American style. The musician’s technical and personal maturity leads to thoughtfully composed and arranged pieces of music, showing next to their sheer merciless power a sense for catchy melodies from the guitar section, which culminate within acoustical interludes. These are very glorious and delightful moments many established acts were proud of. Fresh blood that gets back the power to the already slightly over aged scene.
„Iron clad soldiers“ shows a fresh Norwegian band dedicated to a really orthodox brew with Bay Area thrash and NWoBHM as ingrediences, but also with such an amazing natural feel. HJALLARHORN will surely cause much attention among old and young followers of the true doctrine."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/hjallarhorn
2009 Pure Steel
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HOLY CROSS Under The Flag
PS says "Originating from St. Etienne in the French department Rhône - Alpes, HOLY CROSS formed in 2006 have chosen the path of classic, timeless power metal reaching international standards which they follow with passion and despise for all trends driven by the music industry.
Their now released debut album „Under the flag“ clearly refreshes the French heavy metal scene with their all but stereotypically French sounding compositions. We're talking about songs that reside in the neighborhood of north American acts such as ICED EARTH, CAGE or JAG PANZER with a good amount of German metal in the WIZARD vein, some raw, blood red British steel inspired by JUDAS PRIEST and even influences by eastern European bands like POKOLGÉP, ARAKAIN and OMEN thrown in for the good measure, while HOLY CROSS still deliver a powerful heavy sound and stay memorable with charisma throughout the record.
Musically you get a mixture of hard driving, dry power metal, heroic pathos and super emotional epic lines, fueled by charismatically vocals that range from furious growling to anthemia melodies, all of it built on a base of solid rhythms with playful structures. HOLY CROSS show this direct, waving, everything over rolling expression that makes you raise your fists to the sky automatically.
HOLY CROSS are awakening new orthodox powers with their brand of pathos driven power metal that brings a fresh creative energy to the scene. May the cold time of the year come; HOLY CROSS will set the headbangers' hearts ablaze."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/holycrossmetal
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HOLY CROSS Place Your Bets CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


ICY STEEL Icy Steel
PS says "We are writing the year 2006 and everything is going its normal way? Everything? No… in a small city named Sassari 4 tireless Metal-Warriors are trying to become the successors of one godlike band from their home country. Like their countryman DOOMSWORD, ICY STEEL are going a musically way, which lies in a great distance from the origin of such sounds, Scandinavia. Nevertheless the songs got the overepic, slightly doomic song structures, that normally only the men from the north can do, and also the superiority, heaviness and melodies to succeed DOOMSWORD. Their debut album “Icy Steel” contains nearly every attribute that any Heavy Metal album should have, catchy melodies, melancholy, understandable songs and of course a lot of lifeblood. These 4 Half-Vikings are living their music and they tell that to anyone very clear. ICY-STEEL – No compromise metal, love it or hate it! 9 battle hymns were forged, which may be structured simple and easy, but seen in entirety they grow to small, epic masterpieces. Just listen to “Spatial dinasty” or “Corrupted king”. Anyone who esteem on melodies full of feeling will become “goose pimples”. ICY STEEL – another band which joins the battle for the glorious 80ies. Check it out……….!"
Euro epic power doom for fans of Battleroar, Doomsword, Manilla Road, Slough Feg.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/icysteelband
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ICY STEEL As the Gods Command CD $11.88


IN AEVUM AGERE The Shadow Tower CD $11.88


IN SOLITUDE (SWE) In Solitude CD (2008 Pure Steel) $9.88


INTENSE (ENG) The Shape Of Rage CD $11.88


INVADER Invader CD $11.88


INVASION (SWE) ...and So It Begins CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


JACKAL IV
PS says "Band-Reunions are quite common in the last years and also happening in Denmark. Now Frontman Brian Rich reformed his successful Power Metal band JACKAL. The first life sign of JACKAL after the long break is now available and simply called „IV“. JACKAL are going the same musical way like they did in the 90ties with their former albums („Rise, „Vague Visions“ and „A safe look in mirrors“), which were very successful in Europe and especially in Japan. All former Trademarks are present on „IV“, whether the straight to point played riffs, melodious guitar solos and of course the rough and variable voice of Brian Rich. Highlights on “IV” are the melodious “Innocence”, the robust and aggressive Smasher “Disciple of the Night” and the emotional Half-Ballad “When the Heart is strong”. Currently Brian Rich is working hard to get a new Live Line Up in order to re-enter the European stages. So JACKAL are back in its purest Heavy Metal form."
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2009 Pure Steel
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JACKAL (HOL) Cry Of The Jackal + 5 bonus CD (11 tracks, 1989/2013 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $11.88


JAVELIN (GER) Fragments Of The Inner Shadow CD (2013 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $11.88


KROSSFIRE Learning To Fly
PS says "ower Metal from Bulgaria: Quite something, that has some obscurity. After all, the small country in eastern Europe isn’t well known for a lot of Metal-bands.
A band, that comes from there, are the 2001 founded KROSSFIRE. They have released their debut album „Learning To Fly“ finally on our Label. Songs like the pounding opener „War Machine“ and the doublebass-dominated title track won’t disappoint any fan of progressive but also melody balanced Euro-Power Metal. The bombastic production is almost on the same level like the 90s-albums of Blind Guardian. Both orchestral intros „Visions“ and „Icaria“ own a similar epic touch like monumental Manowar-prologues. Even female vocals can be heard in the ballad and last song „The One“, which isn’t sentimentally or out of ideas, but simply fit perfectly to the band.
Give this horde a chance: Someone, who has such a good feeling for melancholic and gripping melodies, deserves your attention!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/krossfirebg
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LANFEAR This Harmonic Consonance CD $11.88


MARYANN COTTON Free Falling Angels CD (2012 Pure Rock/Pure Steel) $7.88


MORTICIAN (AUS) No War & More
PS says "If you come across a band named MORTICIAN and a lead guitar player whose surname is Metzler („butcher“ could be an adequate translation) you could get the idea this is a blasting grindcore act. You could not be farther from the truth. This band MORTICIAN from Austria, formed in 1983 by schoolmates Thomas Metzler (leadguitar) and Roland Konzett (rhythmguitar) has been dedicated ever since to the classic and real heavy metal sound with all their heart and soul.
With their wild, straight ahead heavy metal sound they only made it their lone EP „No war“ from 1987 as official release and their two demos „Street warrior“ also in 1987 and „Breaking the rules“ in 1989, despite their fairly well composed, catchy songs. All three manifests of austrian iron art, expanded with one compilation track recorded live, find themselves now on the ultimate MORTICIAN anthology „No war“ and are the best proof that you do not need to be from England to play European heavy metal of the highest class with enormous passion. The sound could compete with every euro metal album that’s regarded as classic nowadays, every song was played with an untamed youthful lust for life, the whole appearance was an iron unity of edgy riffing, catchy melodies and very emotional and charismatic vocals, the only way to experience this lost classic of austrian heavy metal.
And since an old love never rusts, this band got reforged in 2009 and prepares an adequate comeback, even with new composition in their much appreciated classic style."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/morticianaustria
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MORTICIAN (AUSTRIA) Mortician CD $11.88


MYSTERY THE Apocalypse 666 CD $11.88


NEW EDEN Solving For X
PS says "Already founded in Los Angeles by Steel Prophet-guitarist Horacio Colmenares back in 1993, NEW EDEN have released three studio-albums so far. In the early days they already had some famous US Metal-singers in their line-up like Helstar’s James Rivera, Steel Prophet’s Rick Mythiasin (who also sang on their last studio album „Stagnant Procession“, released in 2003) and Michael Grant of Crescent Shield.
On their new longplayer „Solving For X“, their first album on Pure Steel, they leave the US Metal-legends behind and give us melodic Power Metal with a lot of doublebass. Now they sound more bombastic, more European than before. The eleven songs, which are included in here, have a good, modern production without leaving their traditional roots concerning their songwriting. The powerful and expressive vocals of the new singer Rod Arias, are at least as good as all his predecessors. Altogether you get 45 minutes of exciting and intelligent Metal without any clichés. The only song that sounds more different is the last track (Track 11).
But it’s a matter of fact: NEW EDEN´s „Solving For X“ is a melodic Power Metal-masterpiece that will be loved by all friends of this genre!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/newedengroup
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PANDEA Soylent Green
PS says "„Soylent Green“, the classic end time-movie of 1973, is the scenario in which mastermind Dan Uhden (MIND ODYSSEY, MERLIN) together with Mario Le Mole (MIND ODYSSEY, MERLIN) put the debut of PANDEA. Like in the albums of AYREON many HardRock/Metalheroes of the old GDR-Scene supports the concept-album.Beside of Mario Le Mole, Norbert Schmidt (FORMEL1), Jacky Lee Man (PHARAO) and Norbert „Klempo“ Bode (BIEST) are lending the characters their voice. Instrumental guest performances are done f.i. by the well known guitarist Victor Smolski (MIND ODYSSEY, RAGE).
The Heavy Metal Opera is consisting of 12 acts and celebrates epic and melodic Heavy Metal with changing moods and powerful hymnic refrains. Through skilful varying from euphoric to dark moments a majestic and vivid atmosphere is build up, which don’t stand one second behind of those from other bands like AYREON, SAVATAGE and GAMMA RAY. Beside of the concept it contains some ear-catchers for the willing ears of Melodic Metal fans.
Through Pure Steel Records the album is now released on 26th February and it’s a powerful statement of the old guard of Eastern Germany. Live-performance is also planned."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/pandearockband
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PERTNESS Frozen Time CD $11.88


PLEONEXIA Break All Chains CD
(Pure Underground/Pure Steel, "HM from Italy with slight Doom/Prog and Hard Rock influences") $11.88



POWER THEORY Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire
PS says "Listen up, dear friends of Hard Rock-influenced Metal-sounds! With "Out Of The Ashes, Into The Fire" POWER THEORY from the United States (Pennsylvania) present - after it was published originally as a self-release last year in December - their debut-album through us, which is heavily marked by bands like Saxon and Co., but nevertheless have a completely own touch.
The quartet came together in 2007, before the debut already a CD-single and one independent-EP simply entitled "Metal Forever" was released. The slightly raspy, smoky vocals make some traditionalists also certainly think of names like Metal Church (in its David Wayne-phase) and sometimes even old Metallica, but even from time to time it sounds like a young Biff Byford. Sometimes you can hear a few Bay Area-Thrash-influences in the sound, but mainly POWER THEORY play uncompromising, classic and catchy sing-along-Heavy Metal in its purest form. Also the tender side of the hard rockers is shown with the power ballad "When The Rain Comes Down" or the purely acoustic instrumental "Uriel's Tears". The ¾-hour long, eleven tracks comprehensive work has been mastered by Achim Köhler, who already worked with acts such as Primal Fear and Brainstorm.
Let’s say it ultimately with the succinct phrase: Hard rockin 'metal for hard rockin' people!"
Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/powertheory
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POWER THEORY An Axe To Grind
PS says "It has only been 12 months ago since we re-released the (originally self-titled) debut-album of the US-Heavy/Power Metal-band POWER THEORY with the long title „Out Of The Ashes, Into The Fire... And Other Tales Of Insanity“ after only five months. On that one they proved themselves as a straight band playing rocking Metal with certain Saxon-influences, while the raw vocals reminded more on bands like Metallica or ex-Metal Church-frontman David Wayne.
With „An Axe To Grind“ the second masterpiece of this quartet from Pennsylvania will follow in June. The band improved a lot here and comes over with nine straight-rocking songs with a great recognition value. Classic Metal-riffing and nice twin-leads are combined with thrashy elements. Everything fits perfect to POWER THEORY. Some highlights on the record are „Pure Steel“ with its mid-tempo groove, the great title track, the pounding „The Seer (In Dreams)“ as well as the speedy „Edge Of Knives“. A great, pounding production makes this album a classic. The warrior cover is a picture painted by Eliran Kantor, who also painted the covers of legends like Sodom („In War And Pieces“) and Testament („The Formation Of Damnation“).
This is high-class Heavy Metal from the USA: Definitely a reason to buy this one!"
Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/powertheory
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PROWLERS Re-Evolution
PS says "THE PROWLERS were founded in Rome in 1996 with the goal to create and celebrate a musical style between classic Heavy, Power and Progressive Metal.
After the Power Metal dominated first release „Soul Thieves“ (2003, Summary of the first 3 demos) and the turning to a more progressive sound with “Devil’s Bridge” (2006) the band succeeded on reaching this goal of 1996 nearly perfect with the new album “Re-Evolution”, which again got a strong production of Tommy Hansen (Jailhouse Studios Horsens, Denmark). It can’t be dismissed that there is a stylistic neighbourhood to EVERGREY, VANDEN PLAS and older ELDRITCH, but THE PROWLERS are slightly less progressive and of course they act very independent. For the first time the band is working with a female guest vocalist (Martina Pelosi), which surely is an enrichment of the whole sound.
Beside of strong Power Metal songs like the Opener „Red Smoke“ (which is introduced by an atmospheric Intro) and „The Real Me“ and pure progressive songs like „The Profession Pt.1“ or „The prayer“ also the dreamy „Do you feel the same“ and Melodic Progressive songs like „Firefly“ and Wonderful creatures“ are leading to enthusiasm.
All in all „Re-Evolution“ is providing the ideal mix of melody, hardness and progressive elements with demanding, intelligent and well thought-out compositions. It is also pleasant that the band don’t use too much modern gadgets.
So the Italians succeeded in reaching their goal and additionally a little bit more. They created an album which is not only a mix of their musical inspirations and influences, but also got a demanding lyrical concept."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/theprowlersitaly
2009 Pure Steel
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R.U.S.T. Legends CD $11.88


RAZOR FIST Metal Minds
PS says "Originally formed in 2005, RAZOR FIST from the US state Wisconsin are another surprise for us Europeans, for we never thought we'd get to hear such wild and lustful heavy and speed metal again, looking at all the mainstream trends the USA supply us with.
These guys already unleashed an album upon mankind just one year after their formation and even then they could point at great compositions with a spontaneous feeling. Now with the second album they show a consequent progression, not stylistically but for the quality. They sound even more self confident, more passionate and wild, without losing track on the memorable song.
Next to the smoking guitar work that blows our mind with a riffing we experienced last back in the 80s from the Bay Area bands, it is the unique shrieking voice of Master T.K. Xanax that makes our ears glow. The album „Metal minds“ is whipping allover the place in every section, just slows down a bit here and there to let the powerful chords unfold all their beauty. The flashing, boiling guitar leads then are the icing on the cake and all elements together lead to catchy, memorable compositions with a natural sound that shows a nice stage feeling.
We are just in the middle of this hot heavy metal summer and on the horizon the hot heavy metal autumn already shows. With records like „Metal minds“ the US metal scene will not meet any resistance while conquering European shores and will even be welcomed as liberators from dull trendy mainstream music!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/razorfistmetal
2009 Pure Steel
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REAPER Fairies Return CD $11.88


SACRED HEART The Vision CD $11.88


SALEM (ENGLAND) In The Beginning
PS says "SALEM were formed in 1980 in Hull, in the north east of England and can be seen as successors of proto NWoBHM act ETHEL THE FROG (one album on EMI in 1980), for original singer and guitarist Paul Tognola and Drummer Paul Conyers were former members of the aforementioned. SALEM kept following the path of their predecessors with their well balanced mixture of more epic, yet catchy classic hardrock and powerful driving proto heavy metal from their foundation 1980 to their split in 1983 and became not even local heroes but with the years and the increasing interest of young metal fans in the NWoBHM movement turned out to be a real cult band.
On at least three demos and a seven inch single one could follow the development of this meanwhile reformed and very active band, material of which PURESTEEL RECORDS now release a fantastic compilation with a tastefully restored sound that shall pave the way into a bright future for SALEM. No matter if you let the forceful, charismatic vocals by Paul Tognola on the first demo and Simon Saxby on later recordings or the heavy, memorable riffs and licks from the guitar section enchant you, SALEM prove to deserve their place in NWoBHM and general metal history each second their music roars out of the speakers.
Fanatics for old british heavy metal need to reserve a space of honour in their hearts for SALEM, for „In the beginning…“ heats up the passion for earthy, honest, handmade beat music with atomic power from the first moment you get to listen to them."
Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/salemuk
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SALEM (ENG) Forgotten Dreams CD (2013 Pure Rock/Pure Steel) $11.88


SAVAGE BLADE We Are The Hammer
PS says "SAVAGE BLADE are very fresh band from British Columbia / Canada, that came together a year ago in 2008 and have already kicked out a massive debut album that breathes the spirit of the classic 80s heavy metal, no matter if it is european, british or american metal, through every note they play here.
They did not have much time to drop the greenhorn but they kick major ass already, with playing and songwriting skills that stand on the same level as many legendary 80s metal bands. And if this is not enough, they even sound absolutely authentical due to their attitude to consider „Heavy Metal“ not only as a musical genre but a way of life to celebrate. This year's debut album „We Are The Hammer“ has been issued privately as a heavy piece of vinyl first, before Pure Steel Records signed SAVAGE BLADE for the CD release. And they really do justice to the album title.
The band comes up with raw and heavy riffing, adds charismatic, melodic vocals, that are still driven by a subtle fury, which is the driving force behind the wicked and razorsharp metal screams. The melodies are wild and moving, get you by the balls from the first spin you give to this album and are still earthy and forceful enough, to let their sheer power give them a refreshing expression, no matter how often you play the record. Even a more solemn track such as „Willow run“ is far from the pathetic, airplay oriented AOR ballad people could expect. This is the birth of an anthem, nothing else.
„We are the hammer“ proves once more that the current heavy metal underground can still produce miraculous albums and enormous talent, which have the power to keep a purely orthodox genre under full steam. This album could even be one of those mystical lost gems from the 80s or early 90s, when especially in Northern America, quite a few bands kept the flame of eternally young heavy metal burning.
SAVAGE BLADE are among the spearhead of the new wave of heavy metal bands that do not go for retro sounds but for real emotions and absolutely classic, yet unique songs and they put up mighty, mighty guns to give quite a few old legends a run for their money."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/wearethehammer
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SCARLATYNA ...Till The End CD $11.88

SENCIROW The Nightmare Within CD (2008 Pure Steel) $9.88


SKULLVIEW Metalkill the World
PS says "Since their initial formation in 1995, during the darkest times for traditional metal, they followed their mission to spread the word that real metal was still alive. From 1998 to 2001 they hit the scene like a hammer with their three raging albums, which got SKULLVIEW rightfully be labelled as the saviours of traditional, yet wild and extrovertet power metal. Out of the sudden there was silence for quite a few years, at least regarding new music from the guys.
And once again quite suddenly in 2010 our heroes felt it was time to strike back with a furious eruption in eight acts named „Metalkill the world“, having just reached another peak of their creativity. Eight Songs, all of them pulling the same rope, can be enjoyed on the band’s fourth effort and prove to be a primal force of raging, yet catchy and memorable riff structures, razor sharp leads that get fused with haunting melodies, fiery beats, similar to a stormy sea whipped by a thunderstorm and this voluminous voice of Mike Quimby, the true face of SKULLVIEW, giving a new meaning to the term „air raid siren. This band literally brands their enthralling compositions into the souls of each headbanger who has a sense for the essential aspects of this music.
It is not without reason that PURE STEEL RECORDS got this band to be part of their family rich on creative power, to become blessed with even more burning passion, unlimited inspiration and unbreakable dedication to the true sound of heavy metal. In 2010 „Metalkill the world“ shall tidy the scene from all directions and definitely set new standards in what is called power metal. Headbangers, read and believe these words!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/officialskullview
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SKINFLINT Dipoko CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


SLEEPY HOLLOW Skull 13
PS says "When you hear the name SLEEPY HOLLOW every US Metal-maniac will go nuts. The band only released one demo („A Legend Retold“) in 1989 and the self-titled album in 1991. But unfortunately, after that they got buried and forgotten… Now, 20 years later, they return with their second full length-album „Skull 13 featuring ex-Attacker-vocalist Bob Mitchell. They also have a new bass-player now: Mike LePond of Symphony X.
And these eleven tracks included on „Skull 13“ don’t promise too much at all: These American guys play fresh, classic and powerful Metal with a slightly modern and powerful production on one and the Judas Priest-like high-pitched vocals and great guitar arrangements on the other hand. There are fast songs (like e. g. the opener „Death Of A Horseman“ or „Rear Window“), as well as groovy midtempo-songs („Facemelter“) and the varied 10-minutes-epos „The Legend Retold“, that fit perfectly together by their harmonies. The quartet combines the most important influences of the old school in about one hour of approximate playing time into the present. A vinyl-version will be released by High Roller Records.
This is a real jewel of a re-powered cult-band. The scene will be cheerful about that!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/originalhollowmetal
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SOULHEALER Chasing The Dream CD (2013 Pure Legend/Pure Steel) $11.88


SPACE VACATION Heart Attack CD $11.88


SPLIT HEAVEN Street Law
PS says "SPLIT HEAVEN from the land of tequila and cactus even played on their first two studio albums – “Split Heaven” (2007) and "Psycho Samurai" (2008, both Blower Records) - an original mix of classic heavy and speed metal in an European style beside hammering high-pitched vocals.
Together with that they have been mutated to a real successful insider-tip in the last few years. Euphoric praised homages in the metal-community, praising reviews in the scene-press, even to a well done performance at the Wacken Open Air in 2009 had been the greatest glory of the now eight years constant career.
After three years of the relatively long period with any new music, for the five southerners it is time now to start with us collaboration with the very "retro" and sympathetic bumpy produced "Street Law". The ten songs sometimes are brilliantly catchy steel, then there are pieces that are fast like a rocket: the influences of melodic Helloween (with Kiske), older Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to Running Wild in the end of the 80s can be heard with a big attention to details and are also prepared new in an original mix - without sounding like a cheap, unimaginative copy!
SPLIT HEAVEN are another prime example of the new, vital Traditional Metal-Wave, which states: Heavy Metal with usual trademarks is simply still the most stable!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/splitheaven
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SPLIT HEAVEN The Devil´s Bandit CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88

STAINLESS STEEL (GER) Metal Machine CD (2013 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $11.88


STARGAZERY Eye on the sky CD $11.88


STORMRIDER (GER) The Path of Salvation CD (2012 Pure Steel) $9.88


STORMRIDER The Path Of Salvation CD $11.88


THUNDERBLAST Invaders From Another World
PS says "Brandnew on our label: The 1999 under the banner Sidereal formed Columbians of THUNDERBLAST, who show up with their fresh, almost one hour long output „Invaders From Another World“, after they have released a self-published debut called “Warzone” in 2004.
The five die-hard-bangers sound like a mixture of old Iced Earth, Iron Maiden and a lot of teutonic, a little bit thrash-influenced 80s-Speed/Power Metal, which also has got a lot of doublebass-parts. The rough and barking vocals of singer Felipe spread a lot of power and feeling, the partly of earlier Iron Maiden influenced guitar work is traditional Heavy Metal in its purest form and also the drums come up with a powerful, dynamic punch. The album, from which there were already three tracks on the 2008 released demo “When Zombies Rise”, has been produced by the band itself in the At Art Studio Bogota, the mastering was done by Rocco Stellmacher. And this result went to be awesome: The CD, including twelve tracks together with an instrumental-intro, is punishing very powerful out of your amplifiers, unites tradition and modernity naturally and at this point can easily be a concurrence for the greatest of the genre. And also: There can be found NO ballads on “Invaders From Another World”, here you get a pure True Metal-hammer!
That’s for sure: By the sound of THUNDERBLAST absolutely no real metalhead will stand still!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/thunderblast
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TITAN STEELE The Force
Euro traditional power metal with members of Ritual Steel.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/titansteele
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TOJA (Sad) Songs Of Hope" CD (2013 Pure Steel, "German Hard Rock / Melodic Metal") $11.88


TRANSNIGHT The Dark Half CD (2011 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $7.88


URSUS Fuerza Metal
PS says "Uncompromising and straight forward bouncing Old School-Thrash Metal in their mother tongue Spanish is what the Columbians URSUS, who are already hanging around in the scene since 2001, stand for. Already in the years before the South-Americans published a demo (in 2006), an entire album („Hijos Del Metal, 2008) and a split-release („Thirsty Of Metal“, 2010).
The second attack named „Fuerza Metal“, which is the first release on Pure Steel Records, contains everything, what a real thrasher loves about a true Thrash-hammer: Merciless straight-forward drums, barking-raw vocals, bestial-speedy guitar riffs and a suitable retro-styled 80s-production are the main components of this also Speed Metal-styled output. For friends of Latin American 80s-Metal-stuff at the end there is a special treat because of the cover version of “Destrucciòn”, in original on the debut album of the Argentine band V8.
Join the Columbian Thrash Metal-Army!!!"
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/ursusthrash
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VALKYRIE'S CRY Valkyrie's Cry
PS says "There are unnumbered Metalbands out there , which deserve a small piece of the Metal-Throne and of course some „Good Will“ of the Radios, Fan- and Magazines. Only a few reach this goal and often not as much as they liked. Maybe the Canadian Metalfighters VALKYRIE’S CRY, around the slightly theatralic shouter Dip Evil, will belong to these groups, because their musical direction is definitively of a more extreme way. No….the guys are not playing Black or Death Metal, but their way of making music is exceptional in these days. In their Demo-Times the band played a much noticed gig at the SwordBrothers Festival 5 in 2007. Now in 2009 it finally comes to Europe….. the most independent, wrapped up, insane, unusual, milestone setting, incredible….ok let us make it short, the METAL-Album of the still young millennium. Hey, just kidding (it’s only us from Pure Steel Records ;-) )…. but especially for all 80ies Metal Freaks this album is very much recommended. This is the way how Heavy Metal needs to be celebrated, fast and hard. Just listen to the guitar playing of Lord Justin Godin, to the unbelievable screams of Dip Evil and to the compositions in vein of Agent Steel, which would hammer in like a bomb 20 years ago. We just say THANKS to a young band, which have the courage to do something like this in the times of High End Bombast."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/officialvalkyriescry
2009 Pure Steel
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VALSANS Sword CD $11.88


WARCRY Revenge In Blood
PS says "It is their second album under the monicker of WARCRY, the first album came out some years ago under the name of HEILIG’S BLECHLE and it shows a giant improvement over the past works despite the fact that they stand true to their musical vision which means a raw metal that draws influences from everything the musicians love to listen to themselves. It is a look beyond all barriers that metallic sub genres may have built within the last 30 years. WARCRY is heavy metal, 80s black metal, thrash metal with an anthemic approach here and there.
Singer Martin shows a good range from mean hissing and belting in a blackthrashing way to clean vocals in a more epic and heroic style. A peak of his vocals on “Revenge in blood” is certainly the OMEN coverversion “Deathrider” on which he gets support from George Call, the man behind ASKA and current lead vocalist for OMEN of course. But this is not the only highlight on this album.
WARCRY play their stuff with passion and love for the whole real metal genre. Once again they put heart and soul over technical skills of which they show a lot on this new record. This is metal for headbangers without blinders."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/warcrymetalband

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WARLOCK TRIBUTE - TRIBUTE TO STEEL CD
(14 tracks by Warlock, Crystal Viper, Sabaton, Lonewolf, Ravage, more; Pure Steel) $9.88


WARRANT (GER) Ready to Command 2010 : Enforcer + First Strike + 2 bonus CD (17 tracks) $11.88


WARRION Awakening the Hydra CD (2013 Pure Steel) $11.88


WIDOW Life´s Blood
PS says "Fancy on melodic Power Metal from the United States? Then you could find favour by WIDOW! Founded in 2000 in North Carolina, there were already three albums released: “Midnight Strikes” (2003), “On Fire” (2005) and “Nightlife” (2007). Also a gig at Germanys Swordbrothers Festival in 2010 has been played. The new piece “Life’s Blood” is the first WIDOW-album, which will be released through Pure Steel Records, after the two previous albums.
On the twelve actual tracks you’ll get a great mixture of fresh heaviness and enthralling melodies. The inclined listener will hit more than a smell of NWoBHM, of course together with some well-known US-Bands, but never forgetting the European origins, which makes the band outstanding in the US-Sector. Sometimes the guys pound through sublime midtempo-areas (“Embrace It” and “Behind The Light”), a bit faster they get by electrifying leads such as “Take Hold Of The Night”, “The Burning Ones” or the last song “The One I Know”. Of course they also offer some calm parts, for example at the beginning of “Another Fallen Angel” and “In Dreams”. The production has got a very powerful strength, but is also made traditional. So you can expect a bold sound, but don’t have to get feared of a faceless sterile-production. The clear, very outstanding vocals, which are sometimes a bit emotional too, fits perfect to the majestic twin-guitar-leads, so no follower of this genre will be disappointed! In short: US Metal deluxe!"
Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/widow
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WOLF'S MOON Unholy Darkness
PS says "After 5 releases WOLFS MOON now signed to Pure Steel Records from Schwarzenberg/Germany. First let’s take a look into their history. After WOLFS MOON released the tape „Awake in Vision“ in April 1994 and received a lot of positive feedback, our vocalist “Maxe” decided to leave to the band. Our keyboarder took over his place and we self-recorded our first full length called “Solitary Lunacy”.After „Maxe“ returned later and leaving of the keyboarder the band presented their second output “Eternal Flame” as a straight Heavy/Power Metal band without keyboards. Their third album “Elysium Dreams” got some very good critics in front of the release and the band got a deal with Arise(Ariola distribution). But some weeks later a whole distribution channel was closed and so the CD disappeared quickly from the stores. The band sold them on their own again to the fans. The song “Alley of the gutter kings” was on a Metal-Merchant Sampler and so fans from other regions started to gain attention of the band. In May 1999 we created a storyline around the „Duke of Damnation“, a fictive figure created by our guitarist, text writer and comic fan Sammy. Claude Klein was our Cover-painter first time. The figure was a lucky shot for us, because we now got a central figure for all further activities, which all of our fans liked very much. In April 2001 the concept album „Black Knight Legacy“ was released by Gutter Records, in which the story of the duke was continued. With „Necronomicon“ the band was able to create a small hit, which again found his way on a Metal-Merchant Sampler. In 2004 the album „Keep Metal alive“ was released. The story around the “Duke of Damnation” was finished here and it was the debut for our new bassist Marco. The new album „Unholy Darkness“ will be released on 6th june 2008. The storyline is based around the vampire Kayne and his sister Seline, which got to fight evil foes like the “Earl of Destruction”. For cover and booklet artwork the professional comic writer Toni Greis is responsible."
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/wolfsmoontheband
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WOLFS MOON (GER) Cures The Cult Of Chaos CD (2013 Pure Underground/Pure Steel) $11.88


WOLFEN Chapter IV CD $11.88


ZANDELLE Flames of Rage
PS says "ZANDELLE were formed in Brooklyn / NYC back in 1996 by George Tsalikis, then freshly departed former GOTHIC KNIGHTS crooner, to irrepressibly waive the flag of real heavy metal. Following the first self titled EP armed with six traditionally directed metal rippers in the year of foundation were the three full length albums „Shadows of reality“ (1998), „Twilight on humanity“ (2002) and „Vengeance rising“ (2006), on which ZANDELLE incorporated more and more progressive elements into their brand of massive, yet melodic and catchy power metal, what lead towards a slightly more slick overall picture. „Flames of rage“ can now be considered the essence of this development and their musical steadiness. ZANDELLE cannot be chained to any already overcrowded drawer, may it be power -, epic – or even progressive metal. They drop all sub genre blinkers and reflect on the raw energy that makes up a great heavy metal record.
Raging, forceful riffs, whipping, hard driving rhythms, melodies of epic width, some quirky playful elements that lead into more tricky passages and anthemically catchy vocal lines form the picture on nearly every song here on this album and culminate within the twenty one minute epic „Eradicated existence“, that enchants the listening metal maniac with all the beautiful facets of it's picturesque and narrative music.
„Flames of rage“ can convince the audience with catchy, memorable compositions, a good amount of quirkiness and a very natural and warm sound, that perfectionates the album in the sense of feeling. They leave behind all these genre dogmas and sail around all the raw cliffs of fashion while presenting a picturesque, sophisticated but always ravaging power metal directly into your face. ZANDELLE survived during the darkest times of traditional metal, became the founding fathers of the second wave by the end of the nineties and stand unimpressed by all the mainstream temptations for the orthodox power metal in the twenty first century."
Their best album to date, seamlessly blending traditional US power metal, true metal and Euro style power metal into one package. Massive US power metal at its best.
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/zandelle
2009 Pure Steel
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ZANDELLE Shadows Of The Past 2CD
PS says "Now for 15 years ZANDELLE from New York City play melodic Power Metal with striking high-pitched-vocals, decent keyboard-influences and many double bass-parts, which unites the European and the US-American sound harmonically. They were founded by singer George Tsalikis, after he left his predecessor-band Gothic Knights.
Already the most actual studio-album „Flames Of Rage“ was released through Pure Steel Records in 2009, with „Shadows Of The Past“ now there is a compilation, which has got four songs of the first, self-titled EP from 1996 and six songs of the 1998 released debut-album „Shadows Of Reality“, which are nearly impossible to get today. All of them are re-recorded. In addition to that with “Unleashed” (originally recorded for the in 2006 released “Vengeance Rising”-album, but never released before), “Scream My Name” (a brand new song) and the Whitesnake-cover “Bad Boys”, there are three bonus tracks on it. The second CD contains all tracks in the original versions from 1996 and 1998. In relation to newer outputs, which got a more European touch, on their first two outputs ZANDELLE sounded more US-American and also the keyboard-parts were more in the background. The production had a dryer sound than nowadays, but this wasn’t even changed really with the re-recordings.
A very interesting time-document, which proves, that also in the second half of the 90s there have been some bands, which played flawless, true Heavy Metal!"

Listen: http://www.myspace.com/zandelle

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