Iron 021/MSR024: CARDIAC NOOSE-Girl Named Misery CD 10 eur
were born out of the ashes of LOST BREED (NY Doom Rock who were on Hellhound
records in the 90s and where Wino sang before the band recorded the first album). Cardiac Noose has two members (Eric “Ike”
Baestlein and John “Rippers” Rapp) known for not only having had LOST BREED,
but also the New York 80’s Heavy/Speed Metal band BLIND LEGION (which Blood
& Iron released the 7” + demos on CD a few years ago). When Lost Breed
disbanded in the late 90’s (with an unreleased album under their belt, soon to
be released), for a short time they were known as the Vengeance Brothers and
later on, they changed name to CARDIAC NOOSE and in 2007, the first album sees
the light of day self-released by the band. In 2009 it’s time for another self
released album and the band starts to be motivated to drop the self release
plans and find a proper label. Since Blood & Iron and Metal Soldiers were
interested in releasing the LOST BREED unreleased album on CD and the BLIND
LEGION anthology on vinyl, the obvious step was to welcome the new album of
Cardiac Noose “Girl Named Misery”. This
album is a step forward in songwriting and this time, C.N. are ready to hit the
European underground for all those old fans of Lost Breed/Blind Legion but also
to a new crowd who likes their Rock heavy and honest.
Twelve great songs of whiskey-drenched Southern Metal with the classic Hard Rock academy of the 70’s in the back. Think Skynyrd and UFO through an Alabama Thunderpussy filter and you get the picture!
Hear 5 songs off this record:
LMC01: V12-Born to Die/The Last Waltz: The Diehard Tapes DOUBLE CD 15 eur (Limited to 100 copies DVD on metal tin-can package ONLY with the Double CD: 5 eur) OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!
LUSITANIAN METAL CLASSIX SERIES: This is the first release of a series called Lusitanian Metal Classix, made up by three Portuguese labels: Blood & Iron, Metal Soldiers & Guardians of Metal. The aim is to bring to the collectors Heavy Metal market the unknown glories of Portuguese Metal from the 80's decade and early 90's.
Considered one of the best Portuguese Metal bands ever, this band started out in 1984, but only in 1987 they recorded their first demo "Born to Die", with four studio tracks. After a while in 1988, one memorable concert was recorded on audio and video bootleg, to spread around for the fans. The audio and video still today is being shared nationally and internationally by fans of the band and curious headbangers. This anthology will include the full gig along with the demo, since the live sound is very good, which many even consider better than their demo, and a two-song rare rehearsal. This is the early stage of V12 with first singer Raf Maya, very influenced by Manowar, in fact the band at this stage can be compared to a mix of early Helloween, Manowar and even Manilla Road! Their epic approach makes sense comparing with the last two bands and even some Maiden from the Piece of Mind-era. The faster songs have an obvious early Helloween influence but also early Metallica/Slayer. This is absolute steel of the highest order: Power-Speed Metal with heroic high pitch vocals! This is an old project that only this year will finally see the light of day: Originally intended as a reissue with the Raf Maya (first singer) era, this suddenly extended to the second era (Jorge Martins on vocals, the one in the full lenght vinyl recorded in 1990). Since for legal reasons is nearly impossible to take off the album of the greedy Universal Music offices and reissue to the headbangers out there, we decided to include a very rare promotion gig of the album recorded in 1990 on the same place the live 1988 with Raf Maya of vocals was recorded: Rock Rendez Vous, the mythical venue in Lisbon, where lots of Metal bands played throughout the 80's. This performance is brutal, revealing the true power and heaviness of the songs on the album (the studio recording for the album was too clean and thin sounding), theres also two unreleased tracks on the live show which makes this mandatory for any V12 fan! For those who don't know, this second era of the band turns into a more technical Power Metal direction influenced mainly by late 80s Maiden, Fates Warning and early Queensrïche. Presented in a 20 page booklet full of rare photos, biography, lyrics, memorabilia and liner notes by F.J. Dias from Blood & Iron Records.
We have a limited edition of 100 DVDs with the Live Rock Rendezvous 1988 show for sale only with the double CD for 5 euros. Presented in a metal tin round can, this is a nice collectible for the diehard fans! – Split Release with Metal Soldiers & Guardians of Metal.