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SHELTON/CHASTAIN @ PURE STEEL RECORDS

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    SHELTON / CHASTAIN - Lost Songs appeared

    The Heavy Metal world was shocked about the unexpected death of one of its legends: Mark Shelton. Mark was a musician with many projects and one of his last ones was the long forgotten idea to release songs he did many years ago with David T. Chastain.

    In February 2018 Mark and David T. Chastain began discussions about releasing some music they had recorded together in the late 80s. Over the following months they worked together in getting everything ready for release in late 2018. Just 2 days before Mark's passing he was sending in thoughts and comments to be included in the final product. Everyone involved knew how excited Mark was about this release and we wanted to make sure it was released exactly in the way Mark wanted.

    Two extraordinary musicians working together on great songs with the 80s spirit: epic, melodic, heavy, unique! Of course: MANILLA ROAD and CHASTAIN joining in the 80s means nothing less than a MASTERWORK! So you will be able to listen to a long hidden treasure of Heavy Metal history!!!! In remembrance of Mark Shelton, David T. Chastain and Pure Steel Records want to give these songs a place in Metal history to complete the incredible life work of a Metal master!

    Release date: Check our news! We are in the final preparation work!

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    LINE-UP:
    Mark Shelton (R.I.P.) - vocals, lyrics, melodies
    David T. Chastain - guitars, bass, drum programming

    http://www.leviathanrecords.com/

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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 26th October 2018

    The release date of the of the Album „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session“ by SHELTON/CHASTAIN on CD is October 26th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on October 5th, 2018 in our webshop.

    In search of potential bonus material for future Manilla Road rereleases, bassist Phil Ross listened to various unlabeled tapes he found in Mark Shelton's house. In addition to some exciting live material, he discovered demo recordings that David T. Chastain and Mark began in 1988. This collaboration does not surprise in retrospect. When the US distribution of Black Dragon Records from Paris got into trouble in the late eighties, David signed Manilla Road on his label Leviathan Records. The result was "Out Of The Abyss" (1988), which now was available in the US. On the solo album by Chastain singer Leather "Shock Waves" the title song was written by Mark, in 1999 the song "The Edge Of Sanity" (included here as a demo version) appeared on the CD "Symphonica Millenia" by Chastain's group Zanister. But beyond that, the friendship was cultivated over the years, which has now led to the publication of these rare recordings.

    The hardness of the songs, which is interrupted again and again by epic moments, is quite understandable. Manilla Road delivered their most brutal album in 1988 with "Out Of The Abyss", which inspired David Chastain to similar excursions. It is exciting that these recordings show new facets of both participants which harmonize perfectly. Chastain, Manilla Road and elements of Thrash and US Metal meets here, creating something quite unique. "Orpheus Descending" is available in an eleven-minute and twenty-minute version and is certainly the highlight of this recordings.

    Unfortunately these three songs remained in the demo stage and therefore are existing only with drum machine instead of real drums, but with this background knowledge, this does not detract from the listening pleasure and one may be glad that they now find their way on CD and LP in mastered form. It’s a perfect combination of David Chastain as a guitar hero and songwriter and Mark as the voice of Epic Metal and author of intelligent lyrics. Fans of Chastain and Manilla Road will be as thrilled as Mark himself when he heard the recordings again after many years.

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    TRACKLIST:
    1. The Edge Of Sanity
    2. Orpheus Descending
    3. Fields Of Sorrow
    4. Orpheus Descending (Extended)
    Total Playing Time: 42:00 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Mark Shelton – vocals, lyrics
    David T. Chastain – guitars, bass, drum programming

    www.leviathanrecords.com/sc.htm

    SHELTON/CHASTAIN @ PURE STEEL RECORDS
    “The Edge Of Sanity – 88 Demo Session” @ PURE STEEL RECORDS
     
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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session" - LIMITED VINYL EDITION - Cover, Tracklist, releasedate: 26th October 2018

    The release date of the SHELTON/CHASTAIN album „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session“ on limited Vinyl edition is October 26th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on October 5th, 2018 in our webshop. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies and insert.

    In search of potential bonus material for future Manilla Road rereleases, bassist Phil Ross listened to various unlabeled tapes he found in Mark Shelton's house. In addition to some exciting live material, he discovered demo recordings that David T. Chastain and Mark began in 1988. This collaboration does not surprise in retrospect. When the US distribution of Black Dragon Records from Paris got into trouble in the late eighties, David signed Manilla Road on his label Leviathan Records. The result was "Out Of The Abyss" (1988), which now was available in the US. On the solo album by Chastain singer Leather "Shock Waves" the title song was written by Mark, in 1999 the song "The Edge Of Sanity" (included here as a demo version) appeared on the CD "Symphonica Millenia" by Chastain's group Zanister. But beyond that, the friendship was cultivated over the years, which has now led to the publication of these rare recordings.

    The hardness of the songs, which is interrupted again and again by epic moments, is quite understandable. Manilla Road delivered their most brutal album in 1988 with "Out Of The Abyss", which inspired David Chastain to similar excursions. It is exciting that these recordings show new facets of both participants which harmonize perfectly. Chastain, Manilla Road and elements of Thrash and US Metal meets here, creating something quite unique. "Orpheus Descending" is available in an eleven-minute and twenty-minute version and is certainly the highlight of this recordings.

    Unfortunately these three songs remained in the demo stage and therefore are existing only with drum machine instead of real drums, but with this background knowledge, this does not detract from the listening pleasure and one may be glad that they now find their way on CD and LP in mastered form. It’s a perfect combination of David Chastain as a guitar hero and songwriter and Mark as the voice of Epic Metal and author of intelligent lyrics. Fans of Chastain and Manilla Road will be as thrilled as Mark himself when he heard the recordings again after many years.

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    TRACKLIST:
    Side A
    1. The Edge Of Sanity
    2. Orpheus Descending
    3. Fields Of Sorrow
    Side B
    4. Orpheus Descending (Extended)
    Total Playing Time: 42:00 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Mark Shelton – vocals, lyrics
    David T. Chastain – guitars, bass, drum programming

    www.leviathanrecords.com/sc.htm

    SHELTON/CHASTAIN @ PURE STEEL RECORDS
    “The Edge Of Sanity – 88 Demo Session” @ PURE STEEL RECORDS
     
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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN – "The Edge Of Sanity” – official single from the album „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session“

    On The Orchard you can hear the single release of the SHELTON/CHASTAIN - "The Edge Of Sanity”. The release date of the SHELTON/CHASTAIN album „The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session" on CD and Vinyl is October 26th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on October 5th, 2018 in our webshop.

    The album on Vinyl will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies with insert.

    https://promo.theorchard.com/chULXNUtQwKjbYGx6bvR

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    LINE-UP:
    Mark Shelton – vocals, lyrics
    David T. Chastain – guitars, bass, drum programming

    www.leviathanrecords.com/sc.htm
     
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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" CD and Limited Vinyl Edition – pre-order phase started!

    The pre-order phase for the SHELTON/CHASTAIN album "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" on CD and Vinyl starts in our webshop. Save 1 Euro for the CD during the pre-order time. The official releasedate of the album is the 26th of October 2018.

    The limited vinyl edition consists 300 pieces with and insert on black vinyl.

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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP
    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" VINYL @ PURE STEEL SHOP
     
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    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session" – CD and limited Vinyl edition - officially released!

    The Album by SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demo Session" was officially released on CD and Vinyl. The limited Vinyl edition consists 100 silver and 200 black copies and insert.

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    First Reviews:
    Markus Heavy Music Blog 10/10
    Metalcrypt 4/5
    Hard Rock Heavy Metal 80/100

    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP
    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" VINYL (black) @ PURE STEEL SHOP
    SHELTON/CHASTAIN "The Edge Of Sanity - 88 Demos Session" VINYL (silver) @ PURE STEEL SHOP
     

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