AFTER 22 YEARS, WE’RE PLEASE TO OFFER ONE OF THE BEST USPM DEMOS, REISSUE ON REMASTERED CD, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME! THIS IS REALLY A GREAT US POWER METAL GEM!

Letching Grey – Seraphim CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-049)
Release Date: December 11th, 2017
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Originating from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, U.S.A., Letching Grey started out as high school friends back in 1982. Sean Kelly and Derek Lavis had the idea and the name.
Through the years, the band saw many member changes. Eventually, a stable guitarist would be found with Sam McGee.
Three years after finding Sam, the band had earned enough money from playing gigs to go into the studio.
At this time, the band looked to original Letching Grey bassist, Mark Gastmeier, to take on the bass guitar duties for the record.
Letching Grey finally put out their first and only demo, “Seraphim”, which put them on the map in the metal world!

Now after 22 years Arkeyn Steel Records contact with the band and for the first time offer a digital remastered CD with the band’s demo -“Seraphim” (1995) – plus 2 bonus live tracks (1994/2008).
Letching Grey deliver a powerful mixture of US Heavy/Power METAL and all worshipers of early JAG PANZER, ARMORED SAINT, HELSTAR, OMEN, HEATHEN’S RAGE must listen!

This jewel demo comes in a 12-page UV glossy booklet, featuring original fantasy cover, never seen before band photos, bio and lyrics!

Get ready for this real US Metal GEM! Don’t miss it!

Tracklist:
1. Internal Darkness
2. Silent Ritual
3. By The Moonlight
4. Last Rites
5. Signature Of The Dead
6. Bloodthirster
7. Internal Darkness (Live)
8. Silent Ritual (Live)
1-6 (Seraphim, Demo 1995)
7 (Live, November 12, 1994)
8 (Live, December 11, 2008)

WHEN LYRICAL US METAL MEETS THE PROGRESSIVE POWER, …DESCENDING FATE FROM FLORIDA IS HERE!

Descending Fate – Castle Of Ice CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-041)
Release Date: September 25th, 2017
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US Progressive Power metalers Descending Fate, was formed from leader and guitarist of the band Jim Springer, in 1991 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
From 1993 until 1996 Descending Fate recorded 3 demos and Arkeyn Steel Records have managed to track down this magnificent band and release for the first time on CD both tapes!

This band delivered US Lyrical Metal with Progressive/Power Metal, combining the lyrical/prog vibe of bands like QUEENSRYCHE, CRIMSON GLORY, FIFTH ANGEL plus the powerful feeling of bands like HEIR APPARENT, RECON and RIOT!

“Castle Of Ice” CD includes both the band’s demos, “Judgement Day” (EP/Demo 1996) with the beautiful voice of Mike Blair (Heir Apparent, Etheria, Spellbinder), “Castle Of Ice” (EP/Demo 1994) and “Faded Dreams” (EP/Demo 1993).
One disc, 18 tracks in total, over 72’ minutes of music, including everything the band ever recorded.
All the songs have been remastered by Kostas Scandalis (Wardrum, Horizons End) at Infinity Studios and will be presented on a great deluxe jewel CD package, with a 12-page glossy booklet, featuring original covers, never seen before band photos, bio and lyrics!

Another US Lyrical Prog/Power jewel will be released the way it deserves! Don’t miss it!

Tracklist:
1. Trying To Survive
2. Judgement Day
3. Annihilation
4. Castle Of Ice
5. Seal The Fate 6. Castle At Dawn
7. Trying To Survive (Acoustic version)
8. Victim Of Greed
9. Castle Of Ice
10. Seal The Fate
11. Running Through Darkness
12. When The Hammer Falls
13. The Drifter
14. Faded Dreams
15. Out In The Pouring Rain
16. Escaping The Dreams Of Fate
17. Broken Vision
18. Pig Named Joe

1-7 Judgement Day (EP/Demo 1996)
8-13 Castle Of Ice (EP/Demo 1994)
14-18 Faded Dreams (EP/Demo 1993)

LETCHING GREY – Seraphim

Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-049)


Release Date: December 11th, 2017

ONLY FIRST 30 COPIES WILL ARRIVED WITH PRO-PRINT PROMO PICTURE (For orders ONLY through our online store)!
Originating from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, U.S.A., Letching Grey started out as high school friends back in 1982. Sean Kelly and Derek Lavis had the idea and the name.
Through the years, the band saw many member changes. Eventually, a stable guitarist would be found with Sam McGee.
Three years after finding Sam, the band had earned enough money from playing gigs to go into the studio.
At this time, the band looked to original Letching Grey bassist, Mark Gastmeier, to take on the bass guitar duties for the record.
Letching Grey finally put out their first and only demo, “Seraphim”, which put them on the map in the metal world!
Now after 22 years Arkeyn Steel Records contact with the band and for the first time offer a digital remastered CD with the band’s demo -“Seraphim” (1995) – plus 2 bonus live tracks (1994/2008).
Letching Grey deliver a powerful mixture of US Heavy/Power METAL and all worshipers of early JAG PANZER, ARMORED SAINT, HELSTAR, OMEN, HEATHEN’S RAGE must listen!
This jewel demo comes in a 12-page UV glossy booklet, featuring original fantasy cover, never seen before band photos, bio and lyrics!
Get ready for this real US Metal GEM! Don’t miss it!

LETCHING GREY – BIOGRAPHY

Originating from St. Clair Shores, MI, U.S.A., Letching Grey started out as high school friends back in 1982. Sean Kelly and Derek Lavis had the idea and the name. With everyone just starting out on their instruments, the band practiced relentlessly. As a high school band, there wasn’t much they didn’t achieve, winning their high school battle of the bands, playing bars, playing church festivals, and playing many parties. Letching Grey had made a name for itself. Through the years, the band saw many member changes. Eventually, a stable guitarist would be found with Sam McGee.

In 1992, Sam McGee was searching through a local music newspaper, Jam Rag, to try to find a band to join. He came across an ad that read, “Letching Grey seeks lead guitarist for original melodic speed metal band . . .”. The phone number listed on the ad was Derek Lavis’. Sam called, and Derek told Sam about how Letching Grey’s influences were Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and others. Derek also told Sam that the lead vocalist for Letching Grey was really good. Sam thought, “Hmmm . . . I’ll be the judge of that.” So, Sam drove his car to Derek Lavis’ house in nearby Detroit for an audition soon after. During that audition, Sam was told that he was just one of several guitarists who had recently auditioned for the role of guitarist for Letching Grey. Sam also heard practice-session recordings of “Last Rites” and “Signature Of The Dead” for the first time. He and the band jammed a couple of Black Sabbath songs that they all pretty much knew how to play in order to feel each other out. By the time the audition was wrapping up, both Sam and Letching Grey realized they had a lot in common, and it seemed like a special bond was already forming. The guys walked with Sam out the door to his car, but Sam’s car was gone. Only small pieces of broken glass remained where Sam’s car was once parked. Sam immediately turned his head to look at Derek, who had already dialed “911” for the police and had the phone in his hand with his arm extended near Sam’s face.

The police found Sam’s car three days later, and it took a few weeks for his car to be repaired. Meanwhile, Sam was driving a rental car to not only practice with Letching Grey, but also to frequently hang out, drink beer, watch Detroit Red Wings hockey on television, and go out to local bars to check out other bands with Letching Grey. The guys had become a tight-knit family.

Three years after finding Sam, the band had earned enough money from playing gigs to go into the studio. At this time, the band looked to original Letching Grey bassist, Mark Gastmeier, to take on the bass guitar duties for the record. More rigorous practicing took place to get ready for the recording. After all those years, Letching Grey finally put out their first record, “Seraphim”, which put them on the map in the metal world.

Tracklist:

1. Internal Darkness

2. Silent Ritual

3. By The Moonlight

4. Last Rites

5. Signature Of The Dead

6. Bloodthirster

7. Internal Darkness (Live)

8. Silent Ritual (Live)

1-6 (Seraphim, Demo 1995)

7 (Live, November 12, 1994)

8 (Live, December 11, 2008)

Line-Up:

Sean Kelly: Vocals

Derek Lavis: Drums

Sam McGee: Guitars

Mark Gastmeier: Bass

Two Jewels Just Added At Arkeyn Steel’s Roster!

YES!! SOMETIMES OUR DREAMS COME TRUE, AND IT’S A REAL…
…LYRICAL US MELODIC METAL FROM THE ICONS OF KANSAS!

Dreemwich – Beyond Imagination CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-048)
Release Date: July 24th, 2017
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US melodic Power metal quintet Dreemwich, was formed in 1988 in Topeka, Kansas with the intricate guitar work of Kevin Streeter, powerful drums of Steve Case, precision bass of Jeff Dodd, soaring vocals of Matt Cavanaugh and electrifying guitar of Ronnie Fields.

The band focused on writing and recording their debut self titled EP – first released in 1989. After this first release and gaining professional management, the band began performing a series of live gigs in and around Topeka and Kansas City, Missouri, helping to build a following of dedicated fans. Five months after the release of the EP, guitarist Ronnie Fields would depart from the band. To fill in temporarily, the band enlisted the services of two local guitarists. First, Steve Schneider added his blistering guitar riffs to the recording of a second 5 song demo and performed a few shows with the band. This was followed by guitarist Mark Case, who added his depth of talent to the band on it’s first mini tour through the Midwest and West Coast.

Upon returning home, another line-up change would force the search for a new lead vocalist as well. In the spring of 1990, Dave Buller’s melodic guitar playing, along with Bryan Cowsert’s strong vocal delivery and energetic performance style, ushered in the next Dreemwich phase.

This line-up recorded a three song demo of which two songs were included on the Midwest Metal Fest compilation released by Ground Zero Entertainment. Fresh out of the studio, this new incarnation of Dreemwich embarked on a 45 day tour of the East Coast and upper Midwest.

Then in late 1990, a third line up change brought Karl Keller’s dynamic vocals along with the richly textured guitar work of Scott Shipps. After months of writing new material and numerous live gigs with Karl and Scott, Dreemwich would begin work on a fourth demo (unreleased & sadly unfinished) as well as perform showcases in Los Angeles and Chicago before disagreements with management led to their disbanding in 1992.

Arkeyn Steel Records have managed to track down this excellent band. We dug very deeply and release their entire back catalogue (17 songs in total, more than 78’ minutes of music including everything that the band has ever recorded). It seemed impossible but we finally made it.
As usual all songs remastered from original tapes for the best sound journey.
Comes in 16-page fat glossy booklet with lyrics, band story and full of unreleased pics.
Another US Lyrical Power jewel will be released the way it deserves!
Fans of QUEENSRYCHE, FATES WARNING, LETHAL, HEIR APPARENT, RECON & SACRED WARRIOR must have it!

Tracklist:
1. Lonely Child
2. Pleasure And Pain
3. Without Your Love
4. The Search
5. Silent Whisper
6. Justice
7. Forevermore
8. Beyond Imagination
9. Look Out
10. Prophet Of The Sword
11. Beyond Imagination
12. Power Shortage
13. The Final Day
14. Never Separated
15. Always
16. The Alliance
17. The Brotherhood
1-5 (1st EP/Demo 1989)
6-10 (2nd EP/Demo Unreleased/Promo Only 1989)
11-12 (3rd EP/Demo 1990)
13 (Outtake/Unreleased song from 3rd EP/Demo 1990)
14-15 (4th EP/Demo Unreleased/Unfinished/Rough Mix 1991)
16-17 (Live at Backstage, Oct 14th, 1991)

JUSTICE IS FINALLY DONE!
THE US POWER/SPEED METAL PIONEERS OF CHICAGO WITH SCOTT HUFFMAN (Syris, Spirit Web, Mindwarp Chamber, Twelfth Gate etc) ON VOX, GIVE US ONE OF THE BEST REISSUES OF 2017!

Lords Of Meat – A Mind A World Away CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-046)
Release Date: July 24th, 2017
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In 1991, four high school friends in the Chicago suburbs; Steve Stefani, Michael Konopka, Adam Polzin, and Oliver Schmidt, united to form a band and produce a killer metal sound that would violate the ears of every man, woman, and child in the universe.

Countless nights and weekends in Mike’s parent’s basement soon followed, and after crafting a handful of original songs, the band was ready for a vocalist. An ad placed in the local Illinois Entertainer magazine was answered by Scott Huffman (Syris, Spirit Web, Mindwarp Chamber, Twelfth Gate etc). Scott’s strong vocals and original lyrics were a perfect match for the shredding guitar, thunderous drums, and mind-blowing bass that gave the band its signature sound. Lords of Meat was born!

In 1993, “A Mind A World Away” was recorded at Metropolis Studios and released on 500 cassette tapes, with another 100 CDRs soon to follow.

Arkeyn Steel’s “A Mind A World Away” CD features both the band’s demos – “A Mind A World Away” (1993) and the unreleased Live Demo 1992.
This great reissue features re-mix of the songs that appeared on the bands Demo 1993 and as usual all the songs have been digital remastered for the best possible sound experience. Unreleased photos plus bio and lyrics complete the package.
Don’t miss your chance to listen this perfect US metal power!!
For fans of Oliver Magnum, Helstar, Syris, Toxik, Vicious Rumors!

Tracklist:
1. A Mind A World Away
2. The Flame’s Eternal Light
3. Meat Hook
4. Winds Of Deception
5. Wicked Wonderland
6. Six
7. In Your Blood
8. Pulled Pork Bazooka
9. Perfect Escape
1-5 A Mind A World Away (Demo 1993)
6-9 Live Demo (Unreleased Demo 1992)

ARKEYN STEEL RECORDS ASK, IF YOU ARE READY FOR A FANTASTIC SOUND TRAVEL BETWEEN, QUALITY US METAL AND NWOBHM!

Damascus – Forest Of Dreams CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-047)
Release Date: June 26th, 2017
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Damascus is HERE! Arkeyn Steel records and Damascus are proud to announce the re-issue of the classic LP-Tape album, Forest of Dreams.
Formed in 1985 in Muskegon, Michigan (USA), Damascus started by playing rock and metal songs of the era. The band soon began writing original music!
Damascus hit the studio in 1989 to record their catalog of songs. Originally released as a self-produced run of 1,000 cassettes, Forest of Dreams (LP-Tape, 13 songs/55’ mins) brought Damascus’ melodic US metal to a wide audience. The album received airplay in Michigan, and on the legendary Z-Rock! national station.
Fans of MALICE, LEATHERWOLF, BREAKER (US), SAXON, JUDAS PRIEST & GRIM REAPER will love it!
Raging leads and powerful guitar melodies, dreamy keyboards, thundering bass and drums, and soaring vocals are the hallmarks of Damascus. Discover this classic album, comes in 12-page glossy booklet with lyrics, band story and full of unreleased pics, cover with original fantasy artwork and remastered from original tapes by Arkeyn Steel Records. Available in hi quality CD format for the first time ever!

Tracklist:
1. Blame It On The Band Life
2. Wings Of Freedom
3. Yesterday
4. Paper Dreams
5. Rock ‘n Roll Resolution
6. Dark Side Of The Law
7. High Time
8. Welcome To New Ideas
9. Destiny
10. Teaser
11. Arrow Flies Straight
12. Hold On Fast
13. Dark Secret
1-13: “Forest Of Dreams” LP-Tape 1989

ARKEYN STEEL RECORDS WITH GREAT PRIDE ANNOUNCE THE PERFECT CROSS BETWEEN LYRICAL US POWER METAL & INTELLIGENT PROG METAL!

Apocalypse (Michigan, USA) – “Apocalypse/Rewind” Double-CD

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered DCDs (ASR CD-043)
Release Date: April 24th, 2017
Official label’s promo clip: https://youtu.be/VErI24CEu-I

At last! One of the most prominent bands of US Power/Progressive Metal is finally here!
Arkeyn Steel Records resurrects the music of legendary Apocalypse from Michigan, USA.
Here we have the perfect cross between lyrical US power & intricate prog metal, in the vein of Queensryche, Lizzy Borden, Lethal, Crimson Glory, Heir Apparent, Syris, Zaxas & Talisphere, featuring killer vocals and exceptional guitar work.
“Apocalypse/Rewind” DCD includes both the band’s private albums, “Apocalypse” (1994) and “Rewind” (1998).
Two discs, 16 tracks in total, over 92’ minutes of music, including everything the band ever recorded.
All the songs have been remastered by Kostas Scandalis (Wardrum, Horizons End) at Infinity Studios and will be presented on a great 2-CD package, with a 16-page glossy booklet, featuring original covers, never seen before band photos and lyrics!
Do yourself a favour and listen to the ultimate US Power/Prog Metal experience! This is a one of a kind US Prog/Power jewel, which will finally be released, in a manner it always deserved to! Do not miss it!

Tracklist:
DISC I:
1. Losing the Future….To the Past
2. Visions of War
3. Stronghold
4. Unknown Origin
5. Bullet Proof Attitude
6. Serpent’s Kiss
7. The Denial

DISC II:
1. Burning the Candle
2. Glimpse
3. Vacant
4. Shining in the Distance
5. Someone
6. Rewind
7. Silver Lining
8. Means to an End
9. Trails End

DISC I: “Apocalypse” Private CD 1994
DISC II: “Rewind” Private CD 1998

ARKEYN STEEL RECORDS Present the second part of the ultimate Anthology of Legion’s STEEL! NOTE: Only unreleased stuff here!

Legion (Augusta, GA) – Bible Of Stone CD (+Bonus: “Monsters” Unreleased Compilation album + Demo 1985)

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Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-042)
Release Date: March 13th, 2017

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Legion from Augusta, Georgia, USA was founded back in 1985 by multi-instrumentalist Doug Calloway. His vision to deliver a powerful mixture of Heavy/Power and Speed Metal performed by a fully dedicated band was clear since the very first rehearsal with the vocalist Loy Mitcham.

With Marvin Mitcham on drums and Chuck Goodwin on bass, Legion became a four piece metal force. They recorded and presented -live and in studio- some high class steel in their very own way. Imagine a very powerful mix of early Metal Church, Deadly Blessing, Omen and Enchanter and you can understand the basic musical vibe of Legion.

From 1985 until 1994 Legion recorded lots of material. Unfortunately due to various difficulties only an official independent LP tape release has seen the light of day back in 1991. An original copy of the “Darkness” LP-tape is one of the wildest dreams of the few people worldwide who know about Legion’s existence.

Arkeyn Steel Records have managed to track down this magnificent band. But we knew from the very first time that a simple re-release of the “Darkness” LP tape wouldn’t do full justice. To release their entire back catalogue was the main goal. It seemed impossible but we finally made it.

So here they are: Two separate CD releases representing the Legion saga. The first one is called “Darkness” and it will feature the entire “Darkness” LP-tape (1991) plus the band’s fourth unreleased album “For We Are Many” (1994). More than 77 minutes of music, the Legion way.

The second release is called “Bible Of Stone” and it will feature the band’s unreleased “Bible Of Stone” album (1989) plus their unreleased compilation album “Monsters” (a wide selection of rare and unreleased tracks, 4 track and rehearsal recordings from the band’s first era (1985-1987) plus their 1985 2-song demo. More than 72 minutes of music, capturing the band’s first era!
Everything is re-mastered direct from 24track tapes packed with lyrics, info and bio. Handmade cover artwork by Doug Calloway himself completes the puzzle giving to the reissues this obscure, fantasy artistic touch that fits extremely well with the band’s vision.

Legion is not just another lost Metal band from the 80s. Legion is the great example of force, passion and dedication to steel, transformed into music. No, back in the day Legion got no big record label and big budgets on their side, they got no promoters and managers to spread their music around. They simply got their magnificent talent and their dedication to music. They remained active recording their stuff, letting no difficulties touch them. Well now it is time for all the music to see the daylight the way it deserves. Get ready for the ultimate Metal experience! Get ready for JOIN THE LEGION!

Tracklist:
1. Bible Of Stone
2. Running Away
3. Out Of The Blue
4. Chalice
5. Warrior
6. Eye Of The Beholder
7. Destiny
8. Red And Black
9. We’ve Been Watching
10. Welcome The Storm
11. Go To Sleep
12. Memories
13. Tonight
14. Broken Pieces
15. Marie Mary
16. T-total Destruction
17. The Keeper
18. Monsters
19. Tiny Acoustics
20. Endless Nights
21. No Place To Go

1-10: “Bible Of Stone” Unreleased album 1989
11-19: “Monsters” Unreleased compilation album 1985-1989
20-21: “Demo 1985”