woensdag 7 oktober 2009

The Gates Of Slumber - Hymns Of Blood & Thunder LP

Rise Above Records have started taking pre-orders for the all new The Gates Of Slumber record " Hymns Of Blood & Thunder". Does this title somehow remind you of Mastodon too or is it just me? Either way, this "Hymns Of Blood & Thunder" LP is bound to get some heavy rotation on this side of the Great Pond, at least if it lives up to its reputation. I only recently stumbled upon The Gates Of Slumber and have had quite a fun ride discovering their vintage doom metal, saluting the Greats such as Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.

These guys are the real deal. Check their beerbellies, check the killer artwork, check some of the song titles such as "The Bringer Of War", "Death Dealer" or "Iron Hammer" and you can figure out for yourself that this will be one entertaining trip down metal nostalgia lane.

There are several vinyl versions of this record available. The regular edition comes on Clear (300 ex), Transparent grey (300 ex) and Deep Red (300 ex) vinyl. There's also a deluxe black 180g vinyl box edition, limited to 300 copies which come a full colour glossy box with 24" x 12" full colour folded insert. Last but not least, there's a Die Hard box editon, which comes in a full colour glossy box. Limited to 300 copies, including a back patch of the album artwork/logo, full colour A2 glossy poster, 24" x 12" double sided full colour folded insert. Vinyl comes as double 180gm with sides A&B being transparent Brown and sides A&D transparent claret. Shipping is a bitch, but it's worth it, so pre-order this instant metal classic from Rise Above Records.

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