Pagan Altar add a new mark in their cv, achieving one of the best gigs to remember within the loyal TemplarsFC!
On a late September Friday night the latest ritual by the British band took place in the capital of cold Sweden. The performance and consequent feedback were way far from cold, though! They simply ruled the stage and the entire venue with a fulfilling setlist comprehensive of old classics like the immortal opening anthem “Pagan Altar“.
Yet, the witnesses could also enjoy unreleased songs from their upcoming album. The crowd got in fact a chunk of the long awaited “Never Quite Dead“, whose release will see the light in the first half of 2013.
And surely the fans had a good appetizer of it with “Dance of the Vampires“, inspired by the infamous feature also known as “the Fearless Vampire Killers” from the late 60’s. In front of a very supportive and enthusiast audience they also performed “Highway Cavalier“, a rarely witnessed live-piece from the “Timelord” Ep. Read more “PAGAN ALTAR in Stockholm (28/9/2012): gig report”
In 1998 Pagan Altar released their first CD in order to put an end to the circulation of unauthorized bootlegged recordings. When the material was sent out, the name of the album was arbitrarily changed to “Volume I” and manufactured this way, thus giving to the release the name it was known until today.
Therefore for our edition we decided to use the original title as it was meant to be, the original cover artwork and the appropriate song name for “Dance of the Banshee” (instead of “Acoustics” which was another arbitrary decision taken by an “angel” in disguise) as well as a new mastering which gives a fresh sound to this material.
Moreover the packaging includes 16-page booklet with a selection taken from the “Behind the Cloak”’s book, which explains much of the atmosphere surrounding the recording of this material, and anecdotes about one of the most intriguing band ever came out of England.
Please note that Shadow Kingdom Records releases “Judgement of the Dead” in US, with a different layout (only the layout, not the contents) from our edition.