Thursday, June 18, 2020

GENERATION STEEL - contract / ATTAXE, ANGBAND - Releaseinfo / STARBLIND - new Video

Pure Steel Records
ATTAXE - "20 Years The Hard Way" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 31st July 2020
The release date of the of the album "20 Years The Hard Way" by the US-Metal Band ATTAXE on CD via PURE STEEL RECORDS is July 31st, 2020. The pre-order phase will start on July 17th, 2020 in our webshop.
Another treasure from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, was the independent release in 2006 of ATTAXE “20 Years the Hard Way", which should not be withhold to the metal community.
ATTAXE were one of those newcomers in the eighties, who released one demo tape after the other. Her legacy is this compilation called "20 Years the Hard Way", which is currently freshly released by PURE STEEL RECORDS.
Fifteen fantastic songs of US Metal, which none other than Juan Ricardo (RITUAL, SUNLESS SKY, WRETCH, DARK ARENA) intoned on the microphone. Scott Stage (ex-LIZZY BORDEN), Greg Perry (PURTAGORY) or Steve McDonald (ex-BORN RUDE) can be heard on the guitars, and even one time Paul Konjicija (ANTITHESIS, DARK ARENA). The compilation of course feeds on the compositions of the individual demos, on which different musicians operated on the guitars. However, this does no harm to the valuable compilation, the difference between the productions of the individual demo recordings is very limited
1. Calling The Messiah
2. Metal Messiah
3. Unholy Realm
4. Blood On The Moon
5. Pedal To The Metal
6. Remember Me?
7. Suicide
8. Lovefire
9. Jealousy
10. Powermad
11. Out Of The Storm
12. Leave It All Behind
13. Capture The Universe
14. Are You Ready?
15. Playing With Fire
Total Playing Time: 54:08 min
Juan Ricardo – vocals
Paul Konjicija (song 2) – guitars
Ray Hitchcock (songs 5,7) – bass
Scott Stage (songs 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13) – guitars
Steve McCabe (songs 4, 11, 12, 13) – bass
Steve McDonald (songs 3, 15) – guitars
Bill Zurlo (song 3) – bass
Michael Siefert (song 2) – bass
Greg Perry (songs 8, 9, 10) – guitars
Calvin Burgess (songs 8, 9, 10) – bass
Joey Coach Hanna (song 2) – drums
Steve Sinur (songs 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) – drums
Kenny Easterly (songs 8, 9, 10) – drums 


The German Heavy Metal GENERATION STEEL have signed a global deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS.

The band, which was founded in 2019 by guitarist Jack The Riffer, will release their debut album "The Eagle Will Rise", via PURE STEEL RECORDS. The band are currently finalizing their album in the studio.

“The new generation doesn't need fancy, it needs heavy metal-honest, straight forward and full steam ahead!“

Rio Ullrich – vocals
Pascal Lorenz (Ex-OSCURA, Ex-CORBIAN) – lead guitars
Jack the Riffer (Ex-DEAD MAN’S HAND, Ex-BULLET TRAIN) – rhythm guitars
Michael Kaspar (Ex-SQUEALER) – bass
Hussein Gaafar – drums



STARBLIND - official lyric video for "The Young Man" released
STARBLIND has released a new lyric video for the song "The Young Man". That song is on the album "Black Bubbling Ooze", which will be released on July 31st, 2020 via PURE STEEL RECORDS. The pre-order phase will start on July 17th, 2020 in our webshop.
After two albums, the Swedes in STARBLIND had to cope with a change of vocalist in 2016. But the newly acquired Marcus S. Olkerud did splendid work on the third album. An album that already shows the direction of where the quintet is headed with their fourth work ‘Black Bubbling Ooze’.
Wonderful twin guitar runs by the duo Björn Rosenblad and Johan “J.J” Jonasson are a shining example of Melodic Metal. The hammering bass lines provided by Daniel Tillberg together with the thunderous drum works by Zakarias Wikner create a solid and heavy foundation that gets your heart pounding. In addition, the vocals manage to steer the eight compositions into the classic vein of true Heavy Metal. Of course, comparisons to IRON MAIDEN are inevitable this time as well, but at this level of quality, other formations of a similar nature must make a strong impression to compare.
STARBLIND will certainly make many new friends with ‘Black Bubbling Ooze’.

STARBLIND - "The Young Man" @ Youtube

Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud - vocals
Björn Rosenblad – guitars
Johan Jonasson – guitars, keyboards
Daniel Tillberg – bass
Zakarias Wikner – drums

Timo Wuerz -

Video: YOD Multimedia - Metal Video Maker


Pure Underground Records
ANGBAND - "IV" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 24th July 2020
The release date of the of the new album "IV" by the Iranian Power/Prog Metal Band ANGBAND on CD via PURE UNDERGROUND RECORDS is July 24th, 2020. The pre-order phase will start on July 10th, 2020 in our webshop.
The exotic Iranians from ANGBAND have been on our label for a very long time! The band from Teheran had been under contract with us since their debut “Rising From Apadana” (2008).
However, since 2012 ("Saved From The Truth") it went very quiet around them. Now, on the upcoming album “IV”, none other than PHARAOH- and CONTROL DENIED singer Tim Aymar takes over the microphone partly. On this album, Progressive Power Metal meet up with Persian folklore in a way, as if there were never two different origins. Calm, thoughtful moments and hymnal metal parts enter into an incomparable symbiosis that can only be achieved by this band.
If you appreciate high quality Metal from real exotic countries, you will go totally nuts with this album!

1. Fighters
2. Visions In My Head
3. Atena
4. Mirage
5. Nights Of Tehran
6. Insane
7. Cyrus The Great
8. Children Of War
9. The Blind Watchmaker
Total Playing Time: 42:54 min

Tim Aymar – vocals
Mahyar Dean – guitars, bass
Ramin Rahimi – drums

Maziar Dean


More about ANGBAND
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Michaela Baumann-Härtel
Karlsbader Straße 12
08340 Schwarzenberg
Phone: +49 (0) 3774 1801069

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