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MPIRE OF EVIL “Hell To The Holy” /Digipack CD/

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  • Product Code: SC 217-0
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  • € 10.90

  • Price in bonus-scraps: 109

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The debut full-length studio album by British Thrash Metal band.
Mpire Of Evil is a band composed of former Venom members, the most notable of which is Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, Venom’s founding guitarist, who has been off the Metal radar since leaving that band over a decade ago. Filling out the trio are Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan — who did an admirable (if thankless) job fronting Venom during original bassist/vocalist Cronos’ absence in the late eighties and early nineties, and drummer Antton (Cronos’s brother), who manned the kit for Venom from 2000 to 2009.
Regarding the band’s unusual name, the band was originally called Prime Evil, after the title of Dolan’s first album with Venom. However, the name was already in use by another band, so the trio scrambled some letters and re-christened itself Mpire of Evil.
The band play tunes somewhere between Motörhead, Venom, harder-edged Euro-Traditional/Power Metal and Thrash Metal, of course. The album boasts 10 brand-new tracks displaying the band’s infectious and groovy Heavy Metal assault, conveying Mantas’ thunderous riffs, a huge rhythm section and Dolan’s abrasive vocals into a monstrous musical holocaust, which will appeal to both, old school and modern Metal fans.
"Hell To The Holy" is a great start for this veteran crew. The band is tight, the production is punchy and Mantas turns in some particularly fine work. Mantas is a legend, and it is good to hear that he can still crank out some Metal. They showed that no matter the age, they can still kick ass and obliterate most of the acts of core lying around today.
Produced by Mantas himself and featuring stunning cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Destruction, Grave Digger), "Hell To The Holy" is without any doubts a “must have” album for 2012!
Scarlet Records, 2012 (SC 217-0). Made in Italy. First press.

1. Hellspawn 3:58
2. Metal Messiah 5:15
3. Waking Up Dead 4:21
4. Hell To The Holy 8:01
5. Snake Pit 4:12
6. All Hail 4:12
7. Devil 6:16
8. Shockwave 4:54
9. The 8th Gate 8:14
10. M-Pire (Prelude) 3:27
Total playing time: 52:50 min.

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