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Sunday, 05 November 2017 12:13

THE LEGACY

HEAVY LOAD is widely held as the band that started the whole Swedish Heavy Metal wave with their first album in 1978. In addition, they are regarded as the first Viking Metal band in the world. Heavy Load was founded in the depths of midwinter 1974-75 by the two brothers Ragne Wahlquist (vocals, keyboard and guitar) and Styrbjörn Wahlquist (vocals and drums). The brothers’ vision has always been the core of what Heavy Load was all about. In 1978, HEAVY LOAD released their first album entitled “Full Speed at High Level”, and after expanding the line up with a second guitarist, they founded their own recording facility, the famous Thunderload Studios, along with their own label, Thunderload Records. On their own label, they released timeless HEAVY LOAD classics, such as: “Metal Conquest” (1981), “Death Or Glory “(1982) and “Stronger Than Evil” (1983).

RECENT NEWS

Now, due to an epic pact between the band and No Remorse Records, the legendary HEAVY LOAD back catalogue will be made available again. The series of ultimate reissues will start with their last album “Stronger Than Evil”, and will continue back through their production. These first ever official reissues will be expanded with bonus tracks: some of these tracks have never been heard by the public before – demos, and songs recorded for the albums which had to be dropped due to the limited playing time on the LPs. In order to guarantee the best sound quality, the reissues have been remastered – by the Wahlquist brothers themselves – directly from the original analogue tapes, at the Atlantis Studio in Stockholm, which is one of the few studios that still have the capacity to handle recordings the old analogue way.

LATEST NEWS

The first re-release "Stronger Than Evil" January 26, 2018
At last, the date of the official re-release of "Stronger Than Evil" (1983) is set. January 26, 2018, it is to be unleashed upon the world. It will be available in Digipak CD, Jewel Case CD, LP + CD package, limited edition box set and in digital download format. The reissue will contain 6 bonus tracks out of which 4 never have been available publicly before. Both the CD-versions and the LP-versions will contain very extensive booklets designed by the Wahlquist brothers themselves. The booklets will feature previously unpublished photos, as well as the band’s memories and ideas about the songs. In fact, the CD-booklet will be in 32 pages and the LP-booklet will be in full LP-size. The rest of their four albums are soon to be re-released in similar ways.

PRE-ORDER FOR "STRONGER THAN EVIL" STARTED

The available versions will be:

HEAVY LOAD "Stronger Than Evil" LP
Available on black vinyl and exclusive red vinyl limited to 200 copies (red vinyl is sold out).
180 gram pressing in gatefold sleeve, including 12-page LP sized booklet with many photos, lyrics, and liner notes for each song. Includes extra CD with bonus tracks.

HEAVY LOAD "Stronger Than Evil" CD
Available as regular jewel case CD and deluxe digipak CD.
Comes with 32-page booklet including many photos, lyrics and liner notes for each song. Includes 6 bonus tracks.

HEAVY LOAD "Stronger Than Evil" LP / CD Box Set (sold out)
Deluxe box set edition, limited to 200 hand numbered copies, including:
- Blue vinyl limited to 200 copies on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve including 12-page LP sized booklet with many photos, lyrics, and liner notes for each song + extra CD with bonus tracks.
- Deluxe digipak CD version of the album with 32-page booklet and 6 bonus tracks.
- Exclusive t-shirt with new artwork
- Patch

The bonus tracks are:
1) I am Me (vocals Ragne Wahlquist, recorded 1983)
2) Air Raid (vocals Eddy Malm, recorded 1983*)
3) Lionheart (vocals Styrbjörn Wahlquist, recorded 1985*)
4) I´m Alive (vocals Eddy Malm, incl. Andreas Fritz on bass guitar, recorded 1985)
5) Day of Dream (vocals Ragne Wahlquist, recorded 1982*)
6) Sleipnir Unleashed (drum solo, recorded 1983*)
*previously unreleased tracks

All clients who will order online any version of "Stronger Than Evil" from No Remorse Records, will get an exclusive free HEAVY LOAD scarf.

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HEAVY LOAD IS BACK

Returns to the stage after 33 years of absence!
The amazing legacy of HEAVY LOAD will also be celebrated live on stage.The Wahlquist brothers have yielded to their own passion due to the cravings of their fans. They will play a very limited number of bombastic concerts during 2018. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of their first LP. Heavy Load will announce a series of shows, with an epic and majestic stage production. The first shows in over three decades will take place on the following dates and venues: April 28, 2018, when HEAVY LOAD will headline the legendary KEEP IT TRUE Festival XXI in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany; and one month later, on May 26, when the band will headline UP THE HAMMERS FESTIVAL festival, in Athens, Greece, and will also be one of the main acts at Sweden Rock Festival, Friday evening, June 8.

More information:
http://www.facebook.com/heavyloadofficial
http://www.noremorse.gr

"Stronger Than Evil" reviews / interview requests / band contact:
www.facebook.com/bartgabrielprivate
www.bartgabriel.com

 
 
Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:31

NY Metal band HITTMAN, will be re-issuing their classic debut, self titled album on No Remorse Records on October 31, 2017, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of it’s release in 1988 (originally on SPV/Steamhammer Records).
Also included as bonus material, will be the original 1985 demo, remixed and remastered faithfully to the original, making this the first time it will have been released officially in the digital medium, a real treat for fans who have most likely only have heard it as a copied cassette, widely traded through the metal tape trading underground, often duplicated many generations, with tons of tape hiss, and degraded audio quality.

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The CD release will boast cleaner, more vivid re-imagined cover art (yet still 100% faithful to the original) and will be accompanied by a generous booklet of 24 pages containing never seen photos, articles and other anecdotes, as well as liner notes by the underground press’ first real champion of the band, Kerrang and Metal Forces journalist Dave Reynolds. Dave took to the band early on, and was always an ardent supporter.

The band is also working on new material for a 2018 album, slated for official release at the the Keep It True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen Germany, where the band will perform it’s official reunion show, including all 4 surviving original members : Dirk Kennedy (vocals), Jim Bacchi (pka Bachi - guitars), Chuck Khoury (pka Kory - drums) and John Inglima (pka Kristen - guitars).

Bassist Mike Buccellato (pka Buccell) passed away tragically in 2013 and the band, still a tight knit family, decided to re-unite, partially, to pay tribute to his honor, but also to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of “HITTMAN”. The album (and demo), still coveted by many fans of traditional, classic and power metal, has been kept alive by unofficial bootlegs, and social media, and the band decided now was time to do an official re-release and present the best possible result.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:37

No Remorse Records presents the release of the special 30th anniversary edition of "Blaze Of Glory", third studio album of the legendary US Power Metal act, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR. The reissue will be available on October 30, 2017, and will include thick booklet with a lot of previously unseen photos, lyrics, new liner notes, and 5 bonus tracks: 3 studio ones, and 2 live recordings. The album has been remastered by Bart Gabriel, who except producing last two BURNING STARR studio albums, recently mastered reissues of bands such as CIRITH UNGOL and SORTILEGE, as well as the new PAGAN ALTAR and CRYSTAL VIPER albums.

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR was formed in 1985 by founding member and guitarist of VIRGIN STEELE, Jack Starr. After releasing four albums in the '80s - "Rock The American Way" (1985), "No Turning Back!" (1986), "Blaze Of Glory" (1987) and the self-titled one (so-called "Orange Album" from 1989), the band returned in 2009, with a new lineup featuring Starr, Ned Meloni (bass, ex-JOE LYNN TURNER), Kenny "Rhino" Earl (drums, ex-MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well-received comeback album titled "Defiance". Two years later, the band released their next studio album, "Land Of The Dead", which was met with great reviews by critics and fans alike. In the Summer of 2017 the band released brand new album entitled "Stand Your Ground".

 
 
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:00

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Evil-Lÿn is a traditional heavy metal act formed in 2007 in Tampere, Finland. The band's first release was "The Night of Delusions" EP (2012) and it had a strong impact in the underground metal scene, followed by breath breaking live performances in festivals like Up The Hammers.

Evil-Lÿn's current line-up is Lasse Heinonen (vocals), Anssi Salonen (guitar), Lassi Tiainen (guitar), Jarkko Tasala (bass) and Timo Hanhijoki (drums).

The band's first full length album "Disciple of Steel" is already recorded and will be released via No Remorse Records.

Release date and more details to be announced soon.

Join Evil-Lÿn on Facebook HERE

 
 
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:08

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DEUCE material will be released on CD and tracklist is: 1.Barnburner, 2.Angels from the Dust, 3.72 Hours, 4.Teleman's 3rd, 5.Bad Boys, 6.Atomic Age, 7.One Nation Underground, 8.Devastator, 9.Love's Massive Suicide, 10.Telemann's 3rd (1993)

HAWAII "Loud, Wild and Heavy" will be released on CD and tracklist will be: 1.Bad Boys of Metal, 2.Loud, Wild and Heavy, 3.Escape the Night (Vixen cover), 4.Rhapsody in Black, 5.Life Goes On (bonus track), 6.Schools Out (bonus track), 7.Radio CM, 8.Interview

VIXEN "Made in Hawaii" will be released on CD, LP and limited edition box set.
Tracklist will be: 1.The Young and the Reckless, 2.Living in Sin, 3.Escape the Night, 4.Rocking Me Hard, 5.Beg for Mercy, 6.Angels From The Dust (US Metal version), 7.House of The Rising Sun (demo), 8.Secret of The Stars (demo), 9.Lady Savage (demo), 10.Living In Sin (demo), 11.Angels From The Dust (demo), 12.Give It All You Got (unreleased bonus track)

All three albums will be remastered by Bart Gabriel.

Release dates to be announced.

 
 

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