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Love At First Sting180 Gram Vinyl
Although the Scorpions had already achieved fame after 1982's Blackout, Love at First Sting brought them their biggest single of the decade, the slick anthem Rock You Like a Hurricane, with some greatly underrated songs to back it up. The album opens with the hair-raising Bad Boys Running Wild and continues with songs such as the memorable Big City Nights and the half-ballad, half-powerhouse rocker Coming Home. The record also contains what just may be the band's best ballad ever, the tear-jerking Still Loving You. Considering the fact that it has some of their best-ever singles, Love at First Sting is definitely a must for all fans of the Scorpions.1. Bad Boys Running Wild
2. Rock You Like A Hurricane
3. I´m Leaving You
4. Coming Home
5. The Same Thrill
6. Big City Nights
7. As Soon As The Good Times Roll
9. Still Loving You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World Wide Live180 Gram Double LP
Since the Scorpions' career was at its peak, World Wide Live could not have been recorded at a better time. This album contains all of their early-'80s hits, and while they aren't as energetic on-stage as they are in the studio, the band still perform with a great amount of flamboyance. The record is the Scorpions' only worthwhile live album and is a must for their fans.
Recorded in California, France, and West Germany during 1984's Love at First Sting Tour, World Wide Live captures Scorpions at the indisputable peak of their career. Propelled by the crossover success of "Rock You Like a Hurricane," Scorpions were playing the biggest shows of their life but hadn't yet lost their early hunger. The most crucial aspect of this kind of live album is the sound. After all, it's extremely hard to retain a metal band's cohesive attack when recording in cavernous sports arenas. Fortunately, Scorpions worked with their longtime engineer Dieter Dierks, who was able to maintain a sound quality that was full-bodied and very realistic.
These recordings are rare among concert albums in that they somehow translate both the largeness of the venues and the tightly wound attack of the music. Highlights include "Blackout," "Bad Boys Running Wild," and "Holiday." "Rock You Like a Hurricane" sounds like it was written specifically for this type of venue, and by the time you reach that performance, you start to understand the additional juice these songs are given in the live setting.1. Countdown [Instrumental]
2. Coming Home
4. Bad Boys Running Wild
5. Loving You Sunday Morning
6. Make It Real
7. Big City Nights
8. Coast to Coast
10. Still Loving You
11. Rock You Like a Hurricane
12. Can't Live Without You
13. The Zoo
14. No One Like You
15. Dynamite$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blackout180 Gram Vinyl
Blackout was the Scorpions' first majorly successful album, due to its clever balance of pop/rock (the title track), power ballads (When the Smoke Is Going Down), and catchy heavy metal (Dynamite, No One Like You). Vocalist Klaus Meine had a throat operation prior to the record's release, and surprisingly, his voice sounds more melodic and lively than ever. The rest of the band sounds great as well, and the album is highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Blackout has arguably been called the Scorpions' best record ever, and that statement is not unjust -- it has more energy than anything else they have ever released.1. Blackout
2. Can`t Live Without You
3. No One Like You
4. You Give Me All I Need
8. China White
9. When The Smoke Is Going Down$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lonesome CrowImport1. I'm Going Mad
2. It All Depends
3. Leave Me
4. In Search Of The Peace Of Mind
7. Lonesome Crow$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Last StandIf you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favourite Swedish war machine SABATON are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world.
Need some evidence? As we speak, these platinum selling, Falun-based heavy metal heroes are headlining some of the biggest European festivals through fires and flames and playing massive stadium concerts in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans with legendary comrades, such as IRON MAIDEN and SCORPIONS. In August SABATON will once again command the troops on the holy grounds of Rockstad Falun Festival - aka Sabaton Open Air - when the band hosts their own three day festival - closing the last day with an explosive performance. Then, later this year, SABATON's sight will be directed at the USA, where the band is a doing huge tour and also performing at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Festival in California, alongside BLACK SABBATH, SLIPKNOT and others.
However, this is just the beginning: when the winter arrives, SABATON will unleash their prestigious live power upon the whole of Europe. No mercy will be given and all guns will be blazing, when this tireless killing machine will blow out sold-out arenas to another dimension. During this tour, named "The Last Tour", SABATON's support comes from German metal legend ACCEPT.
What? The last tour of SABATON? No, not really, as the band's worldwide war plans are already marching years ahead.
The title of this massive, to say the least, world tour comes from SABATON's latest masterpiece "The Last Stand". The new record, which will be unleashed to the masses in August by the world's most powerful heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records, is simply a perfect addition to SABATON's discography, which already contains some of the most heroic heavy metal known to man.
"We have done a majestic record and we couldn't be happier with it. Is 'The Last Stand' SABATON's strongest album to date? Well, time will tell us that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are lots of songs that will go down in SABATON's own hall of fame, says the band founder and bassist PÄr Sundström.
"'The Last Stand' contains all the elements that our fans could ask for, adds the band's main composer and singer Joakim BrodÉn. "The new record tells a victorious tale of SABATON in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes - for example, check out bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'. We have never done anything like that before.
"At the same time, our legions of diehard fans will be pleased to observe some echoes from our older works: such as relentless heavy metal of 'Primo Victoria' (2005), catchy flavours of 'The Art Of War' (2008) and deep epicness of 'Carolux Rex' (2012). 'The Last Stand' contains all of these elements - and lots more!
If the previous record, straightforward heavy metal assault "Heroes", showed the unstoppable power of SABATON's eloquent line-up, huge-sounding "The Last Stand" conquers whole new kingdoms. The band's apparent sixth member, HYPOCRISY / PAIN mastermind and renowned producer Peter TÄgtgren (LINDEMANN, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM among others), grasped everything out of BrodÉn, Sundström, drummer Hannes Van Dahl and guitarists Thobbe Englund and Chris Rörland. The result? Innovative guitar solos and razorsharp riffs, pounding drum patters, catchier than catchy choruses and haunting melodies - and the list goes on Well, let's put it this way: if SABATON used to sound intense, bombastic and invincible, this time they sound absurdly intense, bombastic and invincible.
The lyrics have always been a very important part of SABATON's art. Thanks to their classic metal anthems, such as 'Ghost Division', 'Uprising', 'Soldier Of 3 Armies', 'No Bullets Fly' and '40:1, SABATON has achieved superstar status in countries like Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and Germany. Poland, however, signifies "something else for these guys: SABATON's members have been adopted as Poland's honorary citizens and the band's biggest show ever happened in Przystanek Woodstock Festival in front of half a million fans.
"Regarding new lyrical themes, there were several possibilities this time, but when we came up with the idea about the famous last stands on battlefields and other historical places, that was it - we didn't have to look any further, tells BrodÉn.
"The previous album's heroic stories about fighting and surviving were a perfect match for SABATON, but these new tales may be even more interesting to our devoted fans. The lyrics are based on very interesting historical episodes and they will open a whole new world for the friends of our band, insists Sundström.
SABATON have reached their unshaken position as heavy metal's AAA-torchbearer after releasing ingenious studio recordings and playing endless amount of unforgettable live shows. "The Last Stand" is another unquestionable and bulletproof evidence of SABATON's top class abilities and it will be followed by the band's most gigantic world tour to date.1. Sparta
2. Last Dying Breath
3. Blood Of Bannockburn
4. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
5. The Lost Battalion
6. Rorke's Drift
7. The Last Stand
8. Hill 3234
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
13. All Guns Blazing$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Scorpion (On Sale)Running From Myself
Make Love Not War
Standing In My Mind
Take A Look At Yourself
Happy Blues Time
Touched By An Angel
Please Make My Mind Right$13.99 $11.05 Save $2.94 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Return To ForeverReturn To Forever celebrates the spectacular global return for Scorpions, who are celebrating 50 years of rock with this being their 19th studio album! Return To Forever captures all the elements that make for the signature Scorpions sound, luring verses with an anthemic chorus purists will be thrilled!LP1
1. Going Out With A Bang
2. We Built This House
3. Rock My Car
4. House Of Cards
5. All For One
6. Rock 'N' Roll Band
1. Catch Your Luck And Play
2. Rollin' Home
3. Hard Rockin' The Place
4. Eye Of The Storm
5. The Scratch
6. Gypsy Life$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LP's Sealed Buy Now
Carpe Noctum (Live 2015)Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, 'Saints Will Conquer' - until now.
After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush - vocals, Joey Vera - bass, Phil Sandoval - guitar, Jeff Duncan - guitar, Gonzo Sandoval - drums), and releasing subsequent albums, 'La Raza' (2010) and 'Win Hands Down' (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church - and even Queensryche in November/December 2016 - on the road. Of all of these performances, the band recorded their 2015 Wacken festival set as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with the intention of giving fans another live release that holds up to 'Saints Will Conquer.'1. Win Hands Down (Live)
2. March of the Saint (Live)
3. Stricken by Fate (Live)
4. Last Train Home (Live)
5. Mess (Live)
6. Aftermath (Live)
7. Left Hook from Right Field (Live)
8. Reign of Fire (Live)$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your LifeTo celebrate one of rock's most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.LP 1
1. Neon Knights - By Anthrax
2. The Last In Line - By Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules - By Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow in the Dark (feat. Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel) - By Corey Taylor
5. Straight Through the Heart - By Halestorm
6. Starstruck (with Biff Byford) - By Motörhead
7. The Temple of the King - By Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - By Doro
1. Holy Diver - By Killswitch Engage
2. Catch the Rainbow (feat. Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren, Simon Wright) - By Glenn Hughes
3. I - By Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
4. Man On The Silver Mountain (feat. Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren) - By Rob Halford
5. Ronnie Rising Medley (feat. A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer & Kill The King) - By Metallica
6. This is Your Life - By Dio$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sun In The House Of The ScorpionBLOOD OF KINGU was forged in 2005 by Ukrainian Black Metal legend Roman Sayenko known for his other work in (HATE FOREST, DRUDKH, DARK AGES), Thurios (ASTROFAES, DRUDKH, HATE FOREST), Krechet (DRUDKH, ASTROFAES) and Yuri (DRUDKH, LUTOMYSL). The debut album - entitled De Occulta Philosophia - was recorded in the summer of 2007. It represents intensive, fast and grim Black Metal with ritualistic melodies and real shamanistic, freezing voices. The main idea behind BLOOD OF KINGU is Black Metal inspired by and paying homage to Sumerian, ancient Egyptian, ancient Tibetan and Indo-Aryan mythology, demonology and astronomy. BLOOD OF KINGU reflects Nature and Elements' power, showing the real sense of Black Metal searching for Purity, Knowledge and Abyss. BLOOD OF KINGU's Art is far removed from the world of humans and ignorant creations like politics, technology, urbanization, religious contradictions and modern hypocritical values / ideals. The mesmerizing new album entitled Sun In The House Of The Scorpion was recorded in the autumn of 2009 And will be released later this year by Candlelight records.Side A
1. Hearld Of The Aeon Of Darkness
2. Those That Wander Amidst The Stars
3. Cyclopean Temples Of The Old Ones
4. Incantation Of He Who Sleeps
5. Guardians Of Gateways To Outer Void
6. Ceremonies To Awake Thy Ageless Hate
7. Morbid Black Dreams Bringing Madness
8. Gate Of Nanna (Beherit Cover)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Scorpion ChildBlack Double-LP in Gatefold
Includes Bonus Track and Poster. Side D: Etched!
Hooks: a musical idea or short riff, passage, or phrase that catches the ear of the listener. Some bands have 'em, most don't. Austin-based five-piece SCORPION CHILD have 'em in spades. Whether it's an extended blues jam or a short slice of bombastic heavy rock "The Child" lay a hook so tasty everyone bites. SCORPION CHILD come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70's kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists PENTAGRAM, HAIRY CHAPTER and LUCIFER'S FRIEND as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band's driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). "Our influences are diversified as classic 80's thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell," says Black. "We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we've played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best." Balancing full-time jobs at coffee shops and bars around town forced the group to be very disciplined. "Austin's a great city to develop and hone your skills musically," admits Black. "Every genre can be found here from blues and jazz to punk and hardcore." In 2010, after years of slogging it out in the Austin scene, SCORPION CHILD gained peer recognition with critical praise from local and regional press while selling out high profile gigs at SXSW. The stage was set for the band's recording debut. After songwriting sessions in Nashville, the band spent last year recording their self-titled album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith known for his work with THE ANSWER, JET, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, DAX RIGGS, and many others). The result is a hybrid of nine, hook-filled heavy-psych classics that breathe new life into a stale hard rock market. Their music erupts with big drums, thunderous guitar riffs and dangerous soul ridden bass lines. Black's powerful rock vocals convey a sexiness and swagger not heard since the days of FREE and HUMBLE PIE. A surge of electricity bursts from the first notes of "Kings Highway" to the pummeling drive of "The Secret Spot" and the highly addictive open-chord "Liquor". Built for the big stage is "Salvation Slave" which hearkens back to a time when guitar rock ruled the airwaves and made going to a concert the ultimate main event. Building on dynamic tension comes the acid-infused "Antioch", a progressive number with hypnotic beats and subtle shades of light that build into a blinding guitar duet. A galloping pulse distinguishes "In The Arms of Ecstasy" as a celebration of groove that is followed by the raw unchained riffage of "Paradigm". The album concludes with the slow building "Red Blood (The River Flows)" which continues to attract comparisons to LED ZEPPELIN. "We do have this whole acoustic side that sounds very ZEPPELIN III with a lot of gospel", says Black. "ZEPPELIN were very innovative and not afraid to go outside the usual confines of electric blues. I guess that's where the comparison comes from." Recently signed to legendary metal label Nuclear Blast the band has pulled "Polygon of Eyes" as their lead single. A nod to DIO-era RAINBOW, the song is four minutes of power-heavy rock plowing through an ancient storyline of swords and mystics. Says Black, "I've always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound. We want to maintain spontaneity while putting special emphasis into integral hooks." As vinyl continues to gain momentum, SCORPION CHILD with Nuclear Blast have plans to release their debut in June 2013 as a glorious gatefold edition with different colored vinyl in each pressing. Building up to the debut release was a large-scale tour with CLUTCH and UK's ORANGE GOBLIN the perfect event to introduce SCORPION CHILD to the masses. Several summer festivals are to follow including Rock The Range and Rocklahoma. The band join an elite few including THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, WOLFMOTHER and RIVAL SONS who celebrate a warm Marshall and liquid feedback while still pushing boundarie1 Kings Highway
2 Polygon Of Eyes
3 The Secret Spot
4 Salvation Slave
7 In The Arms Of Ecstasy
9 Red Blood (The River Flows)
10 Keep Goin' (LUCIFER'S FRIEND cover)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sticks And StonesEric Sardinas And Big Motor are back. After their successful 2008 debut they return in 2011 with Sticks & Stones. Sardinas has put his onstage lightning in a bottle for Sticks & Stones, an 11-song odyssey that ricochets from die-hard country blues to stone boogie to romantic pop to flame-thrower rock 'n' roll. Matt Gruber, whose credits range from Ricky Martin and Carrie Underwood to the Scorpions and Lit, returns for Sticks & Stones, an album Sardinas says captures the full range of his playing and the full excitement of his trio's stage performances in a studio setting for the first time.1. Cherry Wine
2. Road To Ruin
3. Full Tilt Mama
4. County Line
5. Through The Thorns
6. Burnin' Sugar
7. Ratchet Blues
8. Behind The 8
10. Make It Shine
11. Too Many Ghosts$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ScorpionWill Johnson's first solo album in 8 years!
* Album art printed on high-quality matte paper stock.
* Recorded at the Echo Lab by Matt Pence.
* 24bit hi-resolution vinyl mastering by Matt Pence.
* Records pressed in Cleveland, OH by Gotta Groove Records.SIDE A
1. You Will Be Here, Mine
3. Bloodkin Push (Forget The Ones)
4. Blackest Sparrow / Darkest Night
5. It Goes Away So Fast
7. Riding From Within
8. Winter Screen Four
9. Truss of Ten
10. Vehicular and True$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Ballads V (Pre-Order)Gatefold 2xLP + CD
THE HISTORY OF ROCK IS FULL OF MISCONCEPTIONS. WE ALL HEARD THAT POPULAR ONE: ROCK MUSIC IS LOUD AND DANGEROUS, IT´S THE DEVIL'S
MUSIC. BUT DOESN'T EVERYBODY KNOW AT LEAST ONE BEAUTIFUL SONG BY A ROCK BAND?
Even if you are not attending the mighty School of Rock, you know one of those bloody emotional moments when the lead guitar sings its way through the solo and the
chorus comes back while you are flying on the wings of heaven. Or something else. We all need a little bit of silence sometimes, just to stop from being part of this crazy
world we live in.
One of the finest moments on this ballad compilation is the new song "On The Edge Of Our Time", being one of the best ballads he's ever written to date. But the climax of
"The Ballads V" is without a doubt the fascinating new song "Love's Holding On". Singer Johnny Gioeli is joined by Bonnie Tyler here!
There are 9 more songs, of course, pretty much known from his previous albums (e.g. Neil Young' "Hey Hey My My " and Deep Purple' "Mistreated") which wraps up another
classic, dynamic and high-quality Axel Rudi Pell album. As one fan from Israel said on Facebook: "If there was justice in the music business, your ballads would be as big
as the Scorpions one."LP 1
1. Love´s Holding On
2. I See Fire
3. On The Edge Of Our Time
4. Hey Hey My My
5. Lived Our Lives Before
6. When Truth Hurts
1. Forever Free
2. Lost In Love
3. The Line (Live)
4. Mistreated (Live)
1. Love´s Holding On
2. I See Fire
3. On The Edge Of Our Time
4. Hey Hey My My
5. Lived Our Lives Before
6. When Truth Hurts
7. Forever Free
8. Lost In Love
9. The Line (Live)
10. Mistreated (Live)$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now