David Defeis, frontman of New York power metallers Virgin Steele has signed on with MetalUnderground.com to write an exclusive weekly studio blog about the recording on Virgin Steele’s new album ‘The Black Light Bacchanalia.’ In the first blog, David talks about the length of the album, where they are currently at in the recording process and more. Check it out RIGHT HERE.

Virgin Steele will release their new album ‘The Black Light Bacchanalia’ on November 9th, in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available as a limited edition digipak, a standard CD, double gatefold vinyl and digital download.

Vocalist David Defeis commented on ‘The Black Light Bacchanalia’: “It will be a long album… close to 80 minutes… The album (to be really brief), concerns the reversal of all things… Once conquered by invading cultures, older Pagan deities become the demons… of the new religion. ‘The Black Light Bacchanalia’ is a reversal of the sacred sexual customs, and the final desecration of the “Goddess Principle”, switching from matrilineal descent to patrilineal descent, with the rise of the idea of the Mountain-Fire God…. And it also has to do with ancient fears such as the fear of the sun not rising… Lyrically it is a kind of continuation of the story I told on the last album… Musically it is quite something else…”

Virgin Steele’s new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer includes the reissue of the band’s entire back catalogue – from ‘Noble Savage’ onward. The back catalog will be made available throughout 2011, with faithfully restored covers and booklets, bonus tracks and liner notes.

For more information, please visit: www.virgin-steele.com.


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