Published on November 8th, 2016 | by Justin G.
New WARLORD Reissues Coming in November
Gabriel Management proudly presents the new High Roller Records releases: Warlord Deliver Us (3LP/2CD deluxe edition) and Warlord And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun… (3LP/2CD deluxe edition) – out on November 25, 2016
Legendary US Metal band Warlord was formed in 1981 by Mark Zonder and William J. Tsamis. One year later, in 1982, the song “Lucifer’s Hammer” appeared on the prestigious compilation album Metal Massacre II. This resulted in a deal with Metal Blade Records, with Warlord recording their debut mini-album. Deliver Us was released in 1983 and is today considered as the blueprint for what was later to be called “Epic Metal” (alongside Warlord bands such as Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol are widely considered to be the godfathers of this specific style of the Heavy Metal music).
The High Roller Records deluxe reissue of Deliver Us is going to be a triple vinyl. Mark Zonder explains where all the additional bonus material comes from: “Some live demo stuff. We used to record into a cassette deck with two microphones. Also demos that we did on our little Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. We would spend a lot of time recording and bouncing tracks. We also have a couple tracks of singer auditions that no one has ever heard before. We made sure we had the best quality of the songs. So many have been ruined on youtube and other sites.”
Deliver Us was followed by And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun… in 1984. Technically speaking, it was a soundtrack album promoting the full-length video the band had filmed themselves. A bold move in the year 1984. And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun… contained partly unreleased material, and partly material from Deliver Us. Same as Deliver Us, the High Roller Records deluxe triple vinyl reissue of And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun… contains a multitude of fantastic bonus material.