- Product Code: BOBV659LP
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- € 20.90
- Price in bonus-scraps: 139
First re-release of the first EP by cult British Heavy Metal band.
After the end of the Venom/Exodus tour, Atomkraft prepared and recorded a new EP, with the tracks "Your Mentor" on the Side A, and "Demolition", "Funeral Pyre" and "Mode III" on the Side B. The EP did not get released in this form, as a rift developed in the band as a result of discussions over management. Vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan subsequently left the band. Neat Records then released the track "Your Mentor" as part of the "Powertrax" promotional cassette, while the vocal tracks on the rest of the "Your Mentor" sessions were re-recorded by Ian Davison-Swift from Avenger on vocals. D.C. Rage (Darren Cook of Avenger) was brought in as bassist and two new tracks were recorded, with the new four-piece, "Queen of Death" and "Protectors" (although Alan Hunter of Tysondog had originally contributed vocals to "Protectors").
In October 1986, the re-titled "Queen Of Death" EP was released with the title track and "Protectors" on the A-side, and "Demolition", "Funeral Pyre" and "Mode III" on the B-side.
Atomkraft are a class act, and this EP holds up fairly well if you're accustomed to the production of deep 80s Thrash/Speed Metal efforts. Recommended for fans of old Venom, Razor, Exciter and Avenger!
Limited Edition re-release on Mustard/Orange Vinyl in Gatefold cover features bonus track “Future Warriors” (the original version released in 1986).
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG company/Back On Black, 1986/2019 (BOBV659LP). Made in UK. Pressed in Czech.
1. Queen of Death 03:49
2. Protectors 04:22
3. Demolition 02:21
4. Funeral Pyre 03:42
5. Mode III 02:36
6. Future Warriors (Bonus Track) 04:07
Total playing time: 20:57 min.