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ST. ELMOS FIRE @ KARTHAGO RECORDS

Discussion in 'Pure Steel Records' started by steel-prophet, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. steel-prophet

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    ST. ELMOS FIRE “St. Elmos Fire" - Cover, Tracklist, release date: 7th August 2015

    The release date of the ST. ELMOS FIRE album "St. Elmos Fire" is August 7th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on July 24th, in our webshop.

    In the course of the „Heavy Metal Classics“-series Karthago Records is going to reprint the whole back catalogue of the Californians ST. ELMOS FIRE. As usual limited to 1000 copies and provided with a certificate, the four studio albums will be re-released on CD during August. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Jeff Jones, the melodic US Metal quartet earned a good reputation in the club scene of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After they played shows with superstars like Mötley Crüe, Y&T and Nazareth and recruited Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, they released their self titled debut back in 1986 through the French label Dream Records.

    Traditional US Metal with powerful, poignant melodies is driven by the magic voice of Zane Lazar. Multifaceted, often singing more high pitched he refines the strong tracks with his sublime vocals. Straight rockers like „Too Bad“ and „Inside The Hunter“ are placed next to ballads like „More Than The Air“. As bonus the reissue (release date: 7th August) is provided with a demo version from 1980 („Don’t Drop It“) as well as alternative versions of the albums tracks „More Than The Air“, „Too Bad“, „Innocent“ and „Real Life“.

    A pleasure for connoisseurs of American Steel!

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    TRACKLIST:
    1. Fade To Black
    2. Into The Night
    3. Don't Drop It
    4. More Than the Air
    5. Too Bad
    6. Breaking out
    7. Real Life (How Does It Feel)
    8. Inside Of The Hunter
    9. Innocent
    10. Don't Drop It (Bonustrack)
    11. More Than The Air (Bonustrack)
    12. Too Bad (Bonustrack)
    13. Innocent (Bonustrack
    14. Real Life (Bonustrack)
    Total Playing Time: 59:19 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Jeff Jones – guitars
    Zane Lazar – vocals
    Kris Gustofson – drums
    Simon Evans – bass

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    www.myspace.com/stelmosfire2007

    ST. ELMOS FIRE @ KARTHAGO RECORDS

    “St. Elmos Fire” @ KARTHAGO RECORDS
     
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    The release date of the ST. ELMOS FIRE album "Warning From The Sky" is August 14th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on July 31st, in our webshop.

    In the course of the „Heavy Metal Classics“-series Karthago Records is going to reprint the whole back catalogue of the Californians ST. ELMOS FIRE. As usual limited to 1000 copies and provided with a certificate, the four studio albums will be re-released on CD during August. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Jeff Jones, the melodic US Metal quartet earned a good reputation in the club scene of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After they played shows with superstars like Mötley Crüe, Y&T and Nazareth and recruited Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, they released their self titled debut back in 1986 through the French label Dream Records.

    The second album „Warning From The Sky“ was first released in 1988 through the German label Bellaphon. Starting with the catchy, straight rocker „Don’t Want Your Love“ the Californians delivered absolutely first-class melodic Heavy Metal. Emotional (semi-)ballads like „Caught In The Heartbreak“ and „World Gone Insane“, the zippy title track or the straight, pounding „Hot n‘ Love (She Rocks The Night)“: Every single song on this nine track album convince immediately and will fascinate headbangers with good musical taste also 27 years after its first release. The re-release is provided with two bonus tracks from the band’s early days. Still with former singer Tim Raynor-Allwein ST. ELMOS FIRE had been a pure Hard Rock band back then. The reissue will be in stores at the 14th August!

    Also „Warning From The Sky“ belongs to every well-stocked collection!

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    TRACKLIST:
    1. Don't Want Your Love
    2. Let It Burn
    3. Caught in the Heartbreak
    4. Hot n' Love (She Rocks The Night)
    5. Tearin' it Down
    6. Hearts On Fire
    7. Warning From The Sky
    8. World Gone Insane
    9. No Way Out
    10. Piece Of Your Love (Bonustrack)
    11. Swineherd (Bonustrack)
    Total Playing Time: 47:59 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Jeff Jones – guitars, vocals on "Tearin' It Down
    Zane Lazar – vocals
    Kris Gustofson – drums
    Simon Evans – bass

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    www.myspace.com/stelmosfire2007

    ST. ELMOS FIRE @ KARTHAGO RECORDS

    “Warning From The Sky“ @ KARTHAGO RECORDS
     
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    The release date of the ST. ELMOS FIRE album "Powerdrive" is August 21th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on August 7th, in our webshop.

    In the course of the „Heavy Metal Classics“-series Karthago Records is going to reprint the whole back catalogue of the Californians ST. ELMOS FIRE. As usual limited to 1000 copies and provided with a certificate, the four studio albums will be re-released on CD during August. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Jeff Jones, the melodic US Metal quartet earned a good reputation in the club scene of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After they played shows with superstars like Mötley Crüe, Y&T and Nazareth and recruited Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, they released their self titled debut back in 1986 through the French label Dream Records.

    After their short collaboration with Bellaphon ST. ELMOS FIRE changed the record company again for their third studio album; this time they went to the cult label Black Dragon Records (Candlemass, Manilla Road). Inspired by the Glam/Sleaze trend of the late 80s their style on „Powerdrive“ (Release: 21st August) became more Rock oriented. Experiments with slide- („Wrong Side Of Love“) and acoustic guitars („I Need Your Touch“) and the more bluesy vocals Zane Lazar also fitted well to ST. ELMOS FIRE. Rock driven, pithy riffs are a main factor of most of the songs, but also the typical US Metal sound can be heard in songs like the straight title track, the re-recording of „Into The Night“ or „Street Lethal“. With demo versions of „Inside The Hunter“ and „Breaking Out“ there are two bonus songs on the CD.

    A strong album, which combines the spirit of US Metal perfectly with a relaxed Hard Rock attitude!

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    TRACKLISTING
    1. Gonna Get Wild
    2. Isolation
    3. Wrong Side Of Love
    4. City (Behind the Walls)
    5. Powerdrive
    6. I Need Your Touch
    7. Smoking Gun
    8. Street Lethal
    9. Into The Night (Bonustrack)
    10. Breaking Out (Bonustrack)
    11. Inside The Hunter (Bonustrack)
    12. Breakin Out (1986 Demoversion, Bonustrack)
    Total Playing Time: 57:32 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Jeff Jones – guitars, vocals on "Tearin' It Down
    Zane Lazar – vocals
    Kris Gustofson – drums
    Simon Evans – bass

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    www.myspace.com/stelmosfire2007

    ST. ELMOS FIRE @ KARTHAGO RECORDS

    "Powerdrive" @ KARTHAGO RECORDS
     
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    The release date of the ST. ELMOS FIRE album "Desperate Years" is August 21th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on August 7th, in our webshop.

    In the course of the „Heavy Metal Classics“-series Karthago Records is going to reprint the whole back catalogue of the Californians ST. ELMOS FIRE. As usual limited to 1000 copies and provided with a certificate, the four studio albums will be re-released on CD during August. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Jeff Jones, the melodic US Metal quartet earned a good reputation in the club scene of San Francisco and Los Angeles. After they played shows with superstars like Mötley Crüe, Y&T and Nazareth and recruited Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, they released their self titled debut back in 1986 through the French label Dream Records.

    The fourth and final studio album “Desperate Years” (Release: 21st August) was released in 1992; like its predecessor “Powerdrive” through Black Dragon Records. On this record, the well-known US Metal - even more than on the predecessor - has been replaced by bluesy Hard Rock. But also in this genre ST. ELMOS FIRE were able to survive. Powerful acoustic ballads like “Without You” and “Where Were You” are placed next to cheesy rockers like “Chains Around My Heart” and “Part Of My Life” as well as the eight minute-instrumental “Rivethead Jam”. In songs like “Hot Time” and the Riot influenced “This Time” there still can be heard some decent Heavy Metal influences. On this re-release there are also two bonus tracks: the unreleased “Summertime Girls” as well as the single track “Really In Love” from 1984.

    With “Desperate Years” ST. ELMOS FIRE presented a felicitous swansong.

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    TRACKLISTING
    1. Chain Around My Heart
    2. On Fire
    3. Desperate Years
    4. Without You
    5. Part Of My Life
    6. Hot Time
    7. Here And Beyond
    8. Where Were You
    9. Michelle
    10. This Time
    11. Rivethead Jam
    12. Other Nights To Cry
    13. Summertime Girls (Bonustrack)
    14. Really in Love (Bonustrack)
    Total Playing Time: 65:20 min

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    LINE-UP
    Jeff Jones – guitars
    Zane Lazar – vocals
    Kris Gustofson – drums
    Rusty Aven – bass

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    http://www.myspace.com/stelmosfire2007

    ST. ELMOS FIRE @ KARTHAGO RECORDS
    "Desperate Years" @ KARTHAGO RECORDS
     

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