VIRGIN STEELE: ‘Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun)’ Video Released

“Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun)”, the new video from Long Island, New York metal veterans VIRGIN STEELE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s “Age Of Consent” reissue, which came out in November via SPV/Steamhammer. This 2CD digipak comes with bonus tracks, five of them previously unreleased, and a massive booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen photos. It was also made available in vinyl for the first time since 1988.

Commented VIRGIN STEELE vocalist David DeFeis: “As you may or may not know, the new ‘Age Of Consent’ reissue has just come out, and we have put together the first video from it. The track we completed is ‘Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun)’.

“It is not a huge massive-budget production. It is more of a simple home-movie-type experience. It was shot by our longtime friend and engineer Ed Warrin, with one camera in several locations. I then spent several days learning how to edit.

“We have come up with something that I believe represents the attitude and the feeling of what the group is all about. It has a strong live energy about it, possibly because it was shot just a few days after we returned from our latest European performances. It is a kind of guide or overture to the VIRGIN STEELE experience, as it has all the various barbaric-romantic elements that you’ve come to know and expect from us over the years. There is a really nice ambiance about the clip. It captures a very specific mood and moment in time, and shows a nice part of our island where we live. I hope you will enjoy it.”

Originally released in October 1988, “Age Of Consent” was the fourth full-length album by VIRGIN STEELE. It took eight months to be completed, in comparison with 1985’s “Noble Savage”, which was recorded in only a few weeks. The songs on “Age Of Consent” follow in style and content the music of its precedessor.

Before the release of “Age Of Consent”, VIRGIN STEELE toured heavily in Europe as special guests for BLACK SABBATH and MANOWAR.

Commented David DeFeis: “To me, ‘Age Of Consent’ is the album that I usually refer to as ‘the one that got away album’ in our career. When it was originally released it was sent out into the world without any promotion or fanfare, much like a soldier, catapulted onto a battlefield, naked and without any weapons. Because of this many people were completely unaware of its existence. Therefore we are absolutely over the moon about being able to present it to you once again. For this reissue, I have remastered all the songs from the original source tapes, and added several more ‘bonus tracks.’ Some of the bonus material features brand new compositions, and other tracks are covers that have been re-arranged and in some cases re-written.”

Track listing:

Double digipak (including new booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by David DeFeis):

CD1

01. The Burning Of Rome (Cry For Pompeii) (6:39)
02. Let It Roar (3:48)
03. Prelude To Evening (1:10)
04. Lion In Winter (5:32)
05. Stranger At The Gate (1:30)
06. Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun) (8:33)
07. Coils Of The Serpent (1:24)
08. Serpent’s Kiss (8:15)
09. On The Wings Of The Night (4:41)
10. Seventeen (4:21)
11. Tragedy (4:22)
12. Stay On Top (3:37)
13. Chains Of Fire (3:35)
14. Desert Plains (4:52)
15. Cry Forever (4:32)
16. We Are Eternal (4:13)

CD2

01. Screaming For Vengeance (5:11) (bonus track)
02. The Curse (2:57) (Bonus Track)
03. Breach Of Lease (5:58) (bonus track; previously unreleased)
04. Another Nail In The Cross (6:24) (bonus track; previously unreleased)
05. A Changling Dawn (“Noble Savage” acoustic version) (10:56) (bonus track; previously unreleased)
06. Under The Graveyard Moon (6:53) (bonus track; previously unreleased)
07. Down By The River (5:43) (bonus track; previously unreleased)

Double Gatefold LP in coloured blue vinyl and printed innersleeves:

LP1

Side A

01. The Burning Of Rome (Cry For Pompeii) (6:39)
02. Let It Roar (3:48)
03. Prelude To Evening (1:10)
04. Lion In Winter (5:32)
05. On The Wings Of The Night (4:41)

Side B

01. Seventeen (4:21)
02. Tragedy (4:22)
03. Chains Of Fire (3:35)
04. Cry Forever (4:32)
05. We Are Eternal (4:13)

LP2

Side C

01. Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun) (8:33)
02. Coils Of The Serpent (1:24)
03. Serpent’s Kiss (8:15)
04. The Curse (2:57 (bonus track)

Side D

01. Screaming For Vengeance (5:11) (bonus track)
02. Another Nail In The Cross (6:24) (bonus track; previously unreleased)
03. Under The Graveyard Moon (6:53) (bonus track; previously unreleased)

 

 

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