Dockyard 1 will re-release the classic VIRGIN STEELE albums "Noble Savage" (1985) and "Age Of Consent" (1988). Both albums will be remastered and will feature previously unreleased bonus tracks, and new full-color booklets with new photos and commentary/liner notes.
Commented singer David DeFeis: "The purpose of these reissues, is not necessarily to have the fans who already purchased them buy them again, but attempt to reach out to those who have not yet heard of VIRGIN STEELE. I am happy to once again be working with Dirk Putzke and Christine Stephan. I have known them for a long time now, and our association has always yielded exciting, positive results, and been absolutely great! I look forward to a very Magickal year ahead with them."
Dockyard 1's Dirk Putzke said in a statement: "The reasoning behind Dockyard 1's signing [of VIRGIN STEELE] is quite simply to keep these masterpieces and milestones of true barbaric-romantic music alive in print and have them available for new fans, as well as those long time members of the VIRGIN STEELE audience."
For those of you who already possess these works, fear not… the bonus tracks will be available separately as downloads.
The release date is set for February 1 in Germany and February 4 in all other European territories.
In other news, David recently completed work for a track on the forthcoming EP from the female-fronted Polish power metal band CRYSTAL VIPER. CRYSTAL VIPER recorded a cover of David's song "Blood & Gasoline" (from the "Marriage Of Heaven & Hell Part 1" CD),and asked him if he would be interested in contributing vocals to it. David not only added vocals (including miles of harmonies),but also played keyboards and mixed and mastered the track. And…he also enlisted VIRGIN STEELE bassist Josh Block to play some mammoth seven-string guitar on it as well.
The CRYSTAL VIPER EP featuring the cover of "Blood & Gasoline" will be available shortly on Karthago Records.