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Warlord, tributelabum

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Warlord Tribute 22

Om det er et band som fortjener en tributealbum, så er det Warlord!

Det er The Metallist Pr som tipser, og Pitch Black Records som slipper skiva. Release er satt til 13. mai 2022, og dette markerer at det er ett år siden vi miste William til kreften. Rip Tsamis, f. 13. mars 1961 - d. 13. mai 2021.

A Crack in the Sky – A Tribute to William J Tsamis

"A true hero of the Heavy Metal underground and beyond, the legacy of guitarist and composer William J Tsamis will forever be deeply intertwined with the name of Warlord. Formed in liaison with drummer extraordinaire and perpetual bandmate Mark Zonder, Warlord managed to rise to prominence amidst crushing competition right in the middle of the post-Nwobhm/US Heavy Metal explosion of the early 1980s. Among the main distinguishing factors that contributed to Warlord's elevated position in the pantheon of US Metal is the characteristic and classically-trained guitar- and songwriting prowess of William J Tsamis. Like no other musician of the times, he had the ability to marry earth-shattering heaviness with melodic sensibility in the creation of larger-than-life compositions that, when draped in language and imagery related to the eternal battle between good and evil, reached unparalleled intensity and grandeur.

Although Warlord never attained mass popularity on the magnitude of some other acts at the time, the continued impact of William J Tsamis’ works on Heavy Metal should not be underestimated. Like all great guitarist-composers, Tsamis developed his mode of expression that is as instantly recognizable as it is difficult to pin down with words. Adhering to the European school of classically-influenced electric guitar playing, he managed to combine the primeval force of Heavy Metal with a deep-trawling sense of majestic melancholy.

Such a unique approach always wins out in the end, and the upcoming tribute album is a testament to the influential role William Tsamis’ music has played, and continues to play, on Heavy Metal musicians of all backgrounds and ages across the globe.

Albumet kommer med liner notes, hvor Mark har bidratt! Også representanter fra bransjen har lagt igjen ord om bandet og William. 

Formater

  • CD Digipak (deluxe 3-panel)
  • CD Book (hardbound 20x20cm book, including download code and limited to 100 copies – exclusively available from Pitch Black Records and select partners)
  • Double-LP (including download code, released in association with Vinylstore)
  • Digital

"The album’s cover and artwork have been created by the talented Giannis Nakos (Remedy Art Design) with photography kindly provided by Chris Del Grande. Mastering and additional mastering was handled by renowned producer Arthur Rizk."

Tracklist:

  1. Mirror Aliens
  2. Sumerlands Lost And Lonely Days
  3. Stray Gods War In Heaven
  4. Twisted Tower Dire Mrs. Victoria
  5. Claymorean 70,000 Sorrows
  6. Eternal Champion Stygian Passage
  7. Arrayan Path (Feat. Paolo Viani) - The Rainbow
  8. Forsaken Lucifer's Hammer
  9. Firewölfe Battle Of The Living Dead
  10. Steel Shock Child Of The Damned
  11. Solitary Sabred Black Mass
  12. Wotan Winds Of Thor
  13. Reflection Winter Tears
  14. Galaxy Penny For A Poor Man
  15. Comet Rider Soliloquy
  16. Socrates Leptos A Crack In The Sky (Outro)

Vi koster på oss the real deal!!!