Cruz Del Sur Music announces the releases of the long-awaited vinyl version of STEEL PROPHET’s latest album “Omniscient”.
Released in June 2014 “Omniscient” marked the come-back of the legendary originators of US prog power metal, 10 years after their last studio release.
Now available in a limited 500-GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP edition, first 150 copies in DOUBLE MINT VINYL.
Includes 8-page booklet and a download card to get your digital copy as well.
Available on March 18, pre-order now on CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC E-STORE at this location!
STEEL PROPHET has released today a 10-min video/audio teaser for its upcoming album “Omniscient” which will hit the streets on July 8th in the U.S. and on July 11th in Europe.
“Omniscient” marks the return of the originators of the ‘Progressive Power Metal’ movement 10 years after their last full length studio recording. It features the powerful metal melodies of founding members Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor and Rick Mythiasin.
This teaser follows the release of two video clips on YouTube – “666 Is Everywhere (the Heavy Metal Blues)” and “Tree of Knowledge” , both filmed by Agent Steel’s guitarist Bernie Versailles -, and features original artworks by acclaimed German artist Timo Würz. Besides working on “Omniscient” cover artwork, Würz has also painted 12 originals panels to illustrate the story narrated in “Omniscient”.
“Omniscient” concept is actually based on an original story written by STEEL PROPHET’s guitarist Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. The limited edition 36-page digibook features the entire story, while the regular edition compact disc only has its introduction. But do not worry, as there will be a special link where fans will be able to download the story. “Omniscient” will also be released on digital and Gatefold double LP edition (available after summer).
“Omniscient” also contains the cover of QUEEN’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” which the band successfully presented on the Keep It True Festival’s stage last year.
Cruz Del Sur Music has opened today the pre-orders for the album through our online store:
STEEL PROPHET’s much discussed and long awaited new album “Omniscient” will be released by Cruz Del Sur Music in 2014, both on compact disc and vinyl formats.
A living reference for all fans of American Metal, STEEL PROPHET needs no introduction to the heavy metal world: with a long history, the band is particularly known for the technical and versatile guitar work of founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. Let’s not forget the soaring vocals of Rick Mythiasin, who has returned to sing with Steel Prophet for the first time since 2002’s “Unseen” album.
“Omniscient” is a conceptual, science fiction themed album, with a heavy dose of unusual philosophies and ideas, that will appeal to all fans of Steel Prophet’s early works, especially the “Dark Hallucinations” period. This new album will have a visually outstanding package that will read like a graphic novel to highlight the story that underlines the music.
The album will be released in June 2014, when the band is scheduled to return on tour in Europe after their successful 2013 headliner show at the German cult-festival “KEEP IT TRUE”. Stay tuned for more relevant updates!