Here is an overview about the next three releases from Shadow Kingdom Records:
SKR055CD - COVEN - Worship New Gods
COVEN from Detroit, MI is not the Jinx Dawson's COVEN that is somewhat known in underground Metal world. This COVEN, who was actually approached by Jinx to change their name to COVEN 13 is a unique 80's Heavy Metal band that unleash a rare blend of CANDLEMASS / SABBATH Doomy Heavy Metal with a MERCYFUL FATE / CELTIC FROST black metal charm to it. The album is quite moody and may take a little while to sink in, but once it clicks, there's nothing quite like it. This is one of the rarest US Metal albums to ever exist because it was self released back in 1987 on VINYL only. This is the first official release of it on CD with a lot of amazing band photos.
1. Riddle Of Steel
2. Wicked Day
4. Kiss Me With Blood
5. Burial Ground
6. General's Eye
7. Jail House
8. Threshold Of The New
SKR054CD - PAGAN ALTAR - The Time Lord
PAGAN ALTAR is arguably the very best band in the ENTIRE world that have flew under the radar for far too many years. It gives me great pleasure to announce this amazing EP release. This N.W.O.B.H.M. band is still going strong as they have wrote a mountain of music that has since been released over the years on their very own label. These are the oldest known recordings to exist dating all the way back to 1978! These are demo recordings and they didn't properly record a few of these other songs until later on. These demo recordings are the birth of what I believe is one of the very best bands ever existing. This album has atmosphere written all over it and there's no one that remotely sounds like PAGAN ALTAR. Bands and people today are just discovering these sounds for the first time and now they influence a ton of music that's being written today in the metal world. The CD version has been re-mastered to scrub and preserve this recording to the best possible sound that we can deliver. This has only been released on VINYL until now.
1. Highway Cavalier
2. The Time Lord
3. Judgement Of The Dead
4. The Black Mass
SKR056CD - ALTAR OF OBLIVION - Grand Gesture Of Defiance
ALTAR OF OBLIVION is by far the very best Heavy Metal band to come out of Denmark since MERCYFUL FATE. I wouldn't say they sound like MERCYFUL FATE all that much apart from their very acrobatic / theatrical vocalist that has a King Diamond-esque style. If you're looking for an emotional Heavy Metal ride, look no further than this band, they reach for the sky and touch the soul on so many different levels. The style is still very similar to their first album which is a blend of Doom Metal like CANDLEMASS and catchy machine gun riffing with big choruses and memorable songs. Old fans will not be disappointed, new fans will be floored. ALTAR OF OBLIVION deliver another masterpiece!
1. Where Darkness Is Light
2. The Graveyard Of Broken Dreams
3. In The Shadow Of The Gallows
4. The Smoke-Filled Room
5. Sentenced In Absentia
6. Final Perfection