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Virgin Steele - The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera) mp3 download
Virgin Steele - The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera) mp3 download
Performer: Virgin Steele
Title: The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera)
Country: Germany
Released: 2016
Style: Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3 FLAC VOX MIDI ADX AHX TTA AU VOC
FLAC size: 1385 mb | MP3 size: 1640 mb | WMA size: 1719 mb
Genre: Rock

The House of Atreus Act I, released in 1999, is the ninth studio album by the American heavy metal band Virgin Steele. It has the subtitle A Barbaric-Romantic Opera. This album is the first part of a metal opera inspired by the Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The music was intended to be the soundtrack for theatrical shows, with actors impersonating the characters of the tragedy.

Act II "Wings Of Vengeance" Part 1 (Disc 2). CD 2-1. Wings Of Vengeance.

Act 1 "Kingdom Of The Fearless" (Disc 1). A1. Kingdom Of The Fearless (The Destruction Of Troy). A2. Blaze Of Victory (The Watchman's Song). A3. Through The Ring Of Fire. A4. Prelude In A Minor (The Voyage Home). A5. Death Darkly Closed Their Eyes (The Messenger's Song).

David DeFeis, singer and found of 'Virgin Steele': "We are honoured and proud that Steamhammer, SPV will re-release our barbaric-romantic epic metal opera "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS" on May 20th this year! It will be a special 3 CD digipak. CD 1 contains the entire first act of the album. CD 2 and 3 contain the entire second act as well as the "MAGICK FIRE MUSIC" EP. THE HOUSE OF ATREUS was a true milestone for us and we are happy that we get the opportunity to present it once again to the fans.

Virgin Steele play what they call symphonic, romantic and bombastic music with many elements taken from classical music and lyrics based on real life events. David DeFeis (all vocals, keyboards, orchestration, synth bass, swords and effects) about Virgin Steele's music: "From a whisper to a scream, barbaric, romantic, bombastic, yet subtle, grandiose, yet earthy. Hymns to Victory instead is a best-of album covering the band's career from Noble Savage to their latest album The House of Atreus Act II. The way to manage the reissues of the first two albums Virgin Steele and Guardians of the Flame, never published in cd before, created one more time problems between DeFeis and Starr so they decided to truncate any sort of relationship. DeFeis managed the reissues all by himself remastering the original albums and adding new bonus tracks.

THE HOUSE OF ATREUS was a major milestone release for us and we are excited to have the opportunity to present it to the public once again. In addition to its appearance as a full length album, this Work was also presented live onstage as a fully realized Theatrical Production by the Landestheatre Schwaben, and the tour we completed for it was one of our longest and most ambitious tours ever. We are Honoured & Proud to announce that on May 20th 2016 Steamhammer SPV will re-release our Barbaric-Romantic Epic Metal-Opera THE HOUSE OF ATREUS! It will be issued in a special 3 CD digi-pak format.

Virgin Steele was originally a glam metal act, as seen in their eponymous debut in 1982, and evolved into more of a traditional metal act, with some glam elements. They had some songs that ventured into power metal territory, particularly on Age of Consent, but it wasn't until The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Part I in 1994 that they would cement themselves in time as one of the greatest and most consistent epic power metallers of all time, with their string of five excellent albums in a row from. but I think this is by far the best Virgin Steele album ever. Better than the house of Atreus pt 1, better than the marriage albums, hell, even better than Invictus. Virgin Steele is THE band when it comes to epic stories and I think they succeeded the best in it with this closing chapter of the House of Atreus.

SPV/Steamhammer will re-release Virgin Steele's The House Of Atreus Act I & Act II on May 20th. This massive 3CD digipak re-release comes with bonus material and a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by David DeFeis. Those who might have missed either the album, the tour or the theatrical performance, can now once again experience this work in all its blood-drenched glory and murderous majesty once agai.

Tracklist

Act 1 "Kingdom Of The Fearless" (Disc 1)
Kingdom Of The Fearless
Blaze Of Victory
Through The Ring Of Fire
Prelude In A Minor
Death Darkiyclosed Their Eyes
In Triumph Or Tragedy
Return Of The King
Flames Of The Black |Star
Narcissus
And Hecate Smiled
A Song Of Prophecy
Child Of Desolation
G Minor Invention
Day Of Wrath
Great Sword Of Flame
The Gift Of Tantalos
Iphigenia In Hades
The Fire God
Garden Of Lamentation
Agony And Shame
Gate Of Kings
Via Sacra
Act II "Wings Of Vengeance" Part 1 (Disc 2)
Wings Of Vengeance
Hymn To The Gods Of Night
Fire Of Ecstasy
The Oracle Of Apolo
The Voice As Weapon
Moira
Nemesis
The Wine Of Violence
A Token Of My Hatred
Summoning The Powers
Act II "Wings Of Vengeance" Part 2 (Disc 3)
Flames Of Thy Power
Arms Of Mercury
By The Gods
Areopagos
The Judgement Of The Son
Hammers Of The Winds
Guilt Of Innocence
The Fields Of Asphodel
When The Legends Die
Anemone
The Waters Of Acheron
Fantasy And Fugue In D Minor
Resurection Day
Bonus Tracks : The Magick Fire Music E.P
Gate of Kings (Acoustic)
Agamemnon's Last Hour
Great Sword Of Flame (Alternate Version)
Prometheus The Fallen One (Remix)
Flames Of Thy Power (From Blood They Rise) (Alternate Mix)
Wings Of Vengeance (Alternate Mix)

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SPV 269922 3CD Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera) ‎(3xCD, Comp, Dig) Steamhammer SPV 269922 3CD Germany 2016
Night 239 Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera) ‎(4xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Gre) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records Night 239 Italy 2017

Tracklist

Act 1 "Kingdom Of The Fearless" (Disc 1)
CD 1-1 Kingdom Of The Fearless
CD 1-2 Blaze Of Victory
CD 1-3 Through The Ring Of Fire
CD 1-4 Prelude In A Minor
CD 1-5 Death Darkiyclosed Their Eyes
CD 1-6 In Triumph Or Tragedy
CD 1-7 Return Of The King
CD 1-8 Flames Of The Black |Star
CD 1-9 Narcissus
CD 1-10 And Hecate Smiled
CD 1-11 A Song Of Prophecy
CD 1-12 Child Of Desolation
CD 1-13 G Minor Invention
CD 1-14 Day Of Wrath
CD 1-15 Great Sword Of Flame
CD 1-16 The Gift Of Tantalos
CD 1-17 Iphigenia In Hades
CD 1-18 The Fire God
CD 1-19 Garden Of Lamentation
CD 1-20 Agony And Shame
CD 1-21 Gate Of Kings
CD 1-22 Via Sacra
Act II "Wings Of Vengeance" Part 1 (Disc 2)
CD 2-1 Wings Of Vengeance
CD 2-2 Hymn To The Gods Of Night
CD 2-3 Fire Of Ecstasy
CD 2-4 The Oracle Of Apolo
CD 2-5 The Voice As Weapon
CD 2-6 Moira
CD 2-7 Nemesis
CD 2-8 The Wine Of Violence
CD 2-9 A Token Of My Hatred
CD 2-10 Summoning The Powers
Act II "Wings Of Vengeance" Part 2 (Disc 3)
CD 3-11 Flames Of Thy Power
CD 3-12 Arms Of Mercury
CD 3-13 By The Gods
CD 3-14 Areopagos
CD 3-15 The Judgement Of The Son
CD 3-16 Hammers Of The Winds
CD 3-17 Guilt Of Innocence
CD 3-18 The Fields Of Asphodel
CD 3-19 When The Legends Die
CD 3-20 Anemone
CD 3-21 The Waters Of Acheron
CD 3-22 Fantasy And Fugue In D Minor
CD 3-23 Resurection Day
Bonus Tracks : The Magick Fire Music E.P
CD 3-24 Gate of Kings (Acoustic)
CD 3-25 Agamemnon's Last Hour
CD 3-26 Great Sword Of Flame (Alternate Version)
CD 3-27 Prometheus The Fallen One (Remix)
CD 3-28 Flames Of Thy Power (From Blood They Rise) (Alternate Mix)
CD 3-29 Wings Of Vengeance (Alternate Mix)

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – SPV GmbH – SPV 269922 3CD
  • Recorded At – Media Recording
  • Mixed At – Media Recording

Credits

  • Producer – David DeFeis

Notes

Digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 886922699221
  • Label Code: LC 09002
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 00095 53938 015 01 * 53938033
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 0138
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 00095 53938 016 01 * 53938035
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 0149
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 00095 53938 017 01 * 53938039
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
Night 239 Virgin Steele The House Of Atreus Act I & II (A Barbaric Romantic Opera) ‎(4xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Gre) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records Night 239 Italy 2017