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Dark War (VINYL) (pre-order)

NEW Vinyl
$ 49.00

Label : Retroactive Records   Year : 2021

Available on backorder

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“Dark War is an unabashedly old-school metal record and many collectors have sought out this near impossible find. This 1988 cassette only album was an independent release put out by a band that was leading a Christian metal movement in Michigan, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. The band would not have the support of the Pure Metal label until their sophomore release Under The Ruins. Dark War has consistently been on the most requested Christian metal re-issues list because the songs are nothing less than lumbering beasts with monolithic slabs of rhythm guitar and hooks that bring to mind 1980’s Dio – especially his work with Black Sabbath during their Heaven And Hell era. It’s literally impossible to listen to such epic tracks as The Cross, God In A Box and Dark War and and not imagine how easily Xalt could have become the next MTV sensations right alongside Stryper, Judas Priest and Dokken. Yes, Dark War is THAT good! And for almost 30 years it’s never been officially available in any format but cassette… until Retroactive Records re-issued the CD in 2017 and this is the first time this classic has ever been offered on vinyl! Remastered for vinyl by Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound), this re-issue resurrects one of Christian metal’s greatest moments. Enjoy!” -Retroactive Records

180 gram vinyl limited to just 200 copies. Includes a 12″ x 12″ insert with lyrics and detailed write-ups and reflections from band leader James Erdman.

TRACK LISTING:
Ariel
The Cross
God In A Box
Where Victory Storms
Angry Fire
Ready For The Fight
A Warrior’s Honor
Looking Down A Loaded Gun
Palace Daydream
Soldiers In The Mist
Dark War