Cult heavy metal band OMEN will release a rare collector’s album, “Into The Arena”, just in time for the holidays via DSN Music. The re-digitized project will include eleven previously unreleased live and demo recordings from the mid-1980s when OMEN broke onto the metal scene. OMEN founder and guitarist Kenny Powell sifted through his archives to find these rare gems. Powell wanted to release rare recordings of live performances of the original and late OMEN singer J.D. Kimball, who is featured on such classics as “Death Rider”, “The Curse” and “Battle Cry”. The release chronicles the veteran metal group throughout the 1980s, following the death of Kimball, who was replaced by Coburn Pharr, and finally Matt Story.
“Into The Arena” will feature demo and rehearsal tracks of popular OMEN singles such as “Ruby Eyes (Of the Serpent)” and “Warning of Danger” as well as other rare tracks for OMEN fans.
“Into The Arena” is scheduled for a worldwide digital release Christmas week, and will be available via online/mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody.com, Sprint, Verizon, Spotify, iHeartRadio.com and hundreds more.
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OMEN will release a new album, “Hammer Damage”, in 2012. “This [CD] will be a ride straight into the glory days of metal — no compromises, take no prisoners!” said Powell.