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Heavy Demons

by Death SS

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bcb723 Great, under-appreciated band from Italy. Taking their theatrical & musical cues from Alice Cooper, Kiss and King Diamond (non-operatic vocals), "Heavy Demons" is my favorite Death SS release. Perfect mix of over-the-top presentation (look at that goddammed cover!) and melodic choruses mix death/power/doom metal to optimal effect. Somewhere in the 90s, I'm thinking Tobias Forge heard this and began taking notes... Favorite track: Family Vault.
Michael Hojjatie
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Michael Hojjatie Criminally underrated classic metal act that never got 99% of the recognition they truly deserve. Just the right amount of tounge-in-cheek hokiness while still maintaining a true evil metal atmosphere. Favorite track: Heavy Demons.
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paul rote And you thought Kiss wore make up !
Legendary 3rd album by theatrical doom merchants who blended their doom with a lot of power metal , especially on Heavy Demons !
Killer !
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Heavy Demons 04:07
Family Vault 05:24
Lilith 04:26
Way To Power 05:09
Baphomet 04:48
Inquisitor 04:48


Formats available on or before July 7, 2017
SKR122LP - GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP (Colored & Black) w/ Laminated Insert

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SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is proud to reissue DEATH SS's legendary third album, Heavy Demons. One of the most cult names in international heavy metal, Italy's DEATH SS have influenced thousands over the past three decades in their long, twisted history, equally influencing the nascent speed metal and black metal scenes with their trademark ghoulish and theatrical presentation. SHADOW KINGDOM couldn't be prouder and more honored to have DEATH SS amongst its roster, most of which have been shaped by the band in one way or another, and now unleash their most monumental works on CD, vinyl, and cassette formats.

Formed in 1977, the initial lineup DEATH SS would feature four "characters": The Death, The Mummy, The Werewolf, and of course The Vampire, who was frontman Steve Sylvester (and who gave the band their "SS" appellation). Guided by the hand of Sylvester, after a period of intense composition, DEATH SS would emerge in the early '80s with a handful of demos and the Evil Metal EP in 1983. Although that EP's title served as a perfect summation of the band's eerie, horror-laden sound, it was the band's debut album, ...In Death of Steve Sylvester, where DEATH SS would truly begin to cement their cult status.

Originally released in 1991, Heavy Demons truly embodied its namesake. Whereas ...In Death of Steve Sylvester largely introduced the band to the worldwide metal scene and Black Mass upped the energy, Heavy Demons was a further intensification of their more modernized sound on Black Mass. While by no means merely repeating the formula of Black Mass, on Heavy Demons, DEATH SS simply consolidated their by-now-considerable strengths and delivered a record which could only come from them: that trademark DEATH SS sound was, and will always be, one of the most unique around. Further fueling the more speed metallized sound of Heavy Demons is the band's clearest and most powerful production to date.

Faithfully restored to its original sound and design, as per the band's specifications, hear DEATH SS's Heavy Demons as it was meant to be heard!
CD version to feature an exclusive bonus track.


released July 7, 2017


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