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Mystical Thieves (Vinyl/CD/Book pack)

NEW Vinyl/CD/Book
$ 60.00

Label : Soundmass   Year : 2019

37 in stock

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Exclusive to Soundmass, and with only 100 copies made, is a 2019 reprint of the book Metal Missionaries. Originally printed in 1989, Metal Missionaries (not to be confused with Vic Campbell’s Metal Missionary) is a 68-page book written by Lightforce/Mortification bassist Steve Rowe. The purpose of the book was to enlighten people about the heavy metal culture and to encourage Christian metal fans and bands (back when the scene was in its infancy). The original style of the book has been maintained so as to preserve its vintage feel. By purchasing this pack, international customers will also make a combined product/shipping saving of GBP £4.50.

Soundmass are happy to announce their vinyl and CD re-issue of the LIGHTFORCE album Mystical Thieves. First released by US label Pure Metal in 1989, original copies of this heavy/power/speed metal classic have been hard (and expensive!) to find in any format for many years. 30 years on, all the members of the band having been tracked down, Mystical Thieves is being made readily available again on vinyl and CD, remastered for a superior metal experience.

Everybody knows Lightforce as the predecessor to Mortification, the Australian death/thrash band fronted by Lightforce bassist Steve Rowe. However, Lightforce was a totally different beast, heavily influenced by the early 80’s metal of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Rowe’s driving bass lines emulating Steve Harris, combined with Murray Adams’ adept guitar playing and Errol Willenberg’s technical drumming are a homage to the bands that inspired them, while still putting their own spin on the style. The quality musicianship on display here didn’t go unnoticed either, seeing them gain support slots for the likes of Stryper, Whitecross and Leviticus, but this line-up didn’t see the year out and their follow-up album, though written, was never recorded. A new line-up, a new style, new songs… and Mortification was born!

The 12-page booklet for this 30th Anniversary Edition of the Mystical Thieves CD contains an array of previously unseen photos and flyers, as does the vinyl insert. And to top it all off, we have also included 6 bonus live tracks on the CD that were recorded during a show supporting label-mates Whitecross in 1989 (4 of which they intended to record on the next album!)

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BOOK CHAPTERS:
Chapter 1: Misconceptions
Chapter 2: The Various Styles Of “Metallish” Music
Chapter 3: You Shall Know Them By Their Fruits
Chapter 4: What Someone Getting Involved In Heavy Metal Evangelism Should Expect
Chapter 5: Forming A Band
Chapter 6: Who Is A Christian Metal Musician’s Toughest Opponent – Satan Or Other Christians?

CD TRACK LISTING:
Mystical Thieves
Crossfire
City Streets
Metal Missionary
Children Of Sorrow
Searching
Fast Lane
Babylon

Bonus Tracks
Live In Sydney, 1989

Trinity
Back To Basics
Children Of Sorrow
Epidemic Of Injustice
Metal Missionary
God Rulz

VINYL TRACK LISTING:
Side A
Mystical Thieves
Crossfire
City Streets
Metal Missionary

Side B
Children Of Sorrow
Searching
Fast Lane
Babylon