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.
After many delays we’re finally proud to announce that the official release date for PAGAN ALTAR’s “The Time Lord” CD EP has been confirmed for the 13th of July 2012. Pre-order your copy clicking on the button below!!
Cruz Del Sur Music is releasing this much anticipated EP for the European market in collaboration with Shadow Kingdom Records, which is responsible for the American edition. “The Time Lord” CD Ep features PAGAN ALTAR‘s early material, written and recorded in between 1978 and 1979 across different studios, and later saved for posterity on cassette tape, the top quality audio standard at the time.
This release sees the light of day on CD format for the first time ever, having been previously released as vinyl-only editions. The genuine 4-track original recording has been specifically remastered for the best CD sounding results.
“The Time Lord” is just the first in a series of re-releases of the entire PAGAN ALTAR’s back catalog. These will hit the streets before the end of the year, together with the long-expected new studio opus “Never Quite Dead”.
Pre-orders of “The Time Lord” CD Ep will start today, Tuesday 26th June, and products will be shipped from July the 4th.
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is proud to announce the European release of PAGAN ALTAR’s “The Time Lord” EP for the first time on cd format!
PAGAN ALTAR is a legendary dark metal band hailing from UK, led by Terry (vocals) and Alan (guitar) Jones. Formed in the late 70s, PAGAN ALTAR wasn’t able to gain the success they deserved during the NWOBHM explosion, being their proposal quite out of the Metal classic schemes of those days. As a consequence, the band was put on hiatus. Read more “PAGAN ALTAR “Time Lord” Ep to be released by Cruz del Sur Music!!”