Label: Metal Soldiers Records - LMC 001 - DCD 2013,Blood And Iron Records - LMC 001 - DCD 2013,Guardians Of Metal - LMC 001 - DCD 2013 • Series: Lusitanian Metal Classix Series - LMC 001 - DCD 2013 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Limited Edition • Country: Portugal • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash
V12 is the first release of a series called Lusitanian Metal Classix, made up by three Portuguese labels with an aim to bring to the heavy metal collectors the unknown glories of Portuguese Metal from the 80s and early 90s.
Considered one of the Dono De Nada - V12 - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) Portuguese Metal bands ever, this band started out inbut only in they recorded their first demo Born to Die, with four studio tracks. After a while inone memorable concert was recorded on audio and video bootleg, to spread around for the fans.
The audio and video still today is being shared nationally and internationally by fans of Dono De Nada - V12 - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) band and curious headbangers. This anthology album will include the full gig, recorded on the 22nd of Januaryalong with the demo, since the live sound is very good, which many even consider better than their demo, and a two-song rare rehearsal.
This is the early stage of V12 with first singer Raf Maya, very influenced by Manowar, in fact the band at this stage can be compared to a mix of early Helloween, Manowar and even Manilla Road.
Their epic approach makes sense comparing with the last two bands and even some Maiden from the Piece of Mind-era. This is absolute steel of the highest order: Power-Speed Metal with heroic high pitch vocals. This anthology album is a project that these labels have been working on for a very long time. The originally idea was to reissue material with just the first era when Raf Maya was the singer. The labels have also tried to get hold of the rights for the bands We Wont Believe Your Lies - Vanguard / ATF* - Stronghold Split and only album released in However they have failed to get that back from the greedy hands of Universal Music so they decided to extend their first plan and added a rare promotional live gig, from the 21st of Februaryof the debut album recorded in Both these recordings where made at the Rock Rendez Vous an almost mythical venue in Lisbon where lots of metal bands played throughout the 80s.
This second performance is brutal, revealing the true power and heaviness of the songs on the album the studio recording for the album was too clean and thin soundingtheres also two tracks here that didnt make onto the studio album. These two unreleased tracks make it extra special for any fan of the band. Here inwhen Jorge Martins where doing the vocals, the band had taken a technical Power Metal direction influenced mainly by late 80s Maiden, Fates Warning and early Queensryche.
The booklet for this anthology disc is something extra special as this 20 page booklet is full of rare photos, biography, lyrics, memorabilia pictures and liner notes. Track listing: 1.
Demons Call-demo 2. Beethoven Sinfonia Nº5 Em Dó Menor, Op. 67 - Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, The Royal Philhar to Die-demo 3. Hot and Sweet-demo 4. Tales of Glory-demo 5. Brutus A Besta-live 6. Hot and Sweet-live 7. Born to Die-live 8. The Humans Mad-live 9. The Exorcism-live Ready to Be Killed-live Ingloria-live Sacred Sin-live Comandos-live Ready to Be Killed-rehearsal Tales of Glory-rehearsal Sinais Dos Tempos-live Terra De Ninguem-live Causa Perdida-live Contos De Fadas-live Guitar Solo-live Hhaar-drum solo-live Crack-live Dono De Nada-live Claustrofobia-live Rota Da Fe-live Sol Da Lua-live Exorcismo-live Invocacao-live Negocio Das Almas-live In stock Quantity.
Description Additional information. Description V12 is the first release of a series called Lusitanian Metal Classix, made up by three Portuguese labels with an aim to bring to the heavy metal collectors the unknown glories of Portuguese Metal from the 80s and early 90s. The booklet for this anthology disc is something extra special as this 20 page booklet is full of rare photos, biography, lyrics, memorabilia pictures and liner notes Track listing: 1.
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