Virgin Steele - The Black Light Bacchanalia

7.8 | 64 votes |
Release date: 22 October 2010
Style: Heavy metal, Symphonic metal


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Disc I
01. By The Hammer Of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
02. Pagan Heart
03. The Bread Of Wickedness
04. In A Dream Of Fire
05. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
06. The Orpheus Taboo
07. To Crown Them With Halos
    1 - Part 1
    2 - Part 2
08. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
09. The Torture's Of The Damned
10. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
11. Eternal Regret

Disc II [Limited edition Digipak bonus]
01. When I'm Silent (The Wind Of Voices)
02. Silent Sorrow
03. From A Whisper To A Scream (The Spoken Biography)

Edward Pursino - guitars
Frank Gilchriest - drums
David DeFeis - bass, keyboards, vocals
Joshua "The Sorceror" Block - bass, guitars

Additional info
All Music & Lyrics by David DeFeis

Release dates:
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Oct 22.
  • Rest of Europe: Oct 25
  • USA, Canada: Nov 9

    Available as a CD, 2 CD digipak, and 2 LP gatefold, each version with a different album cover as shown below. The 2 CD digipak is the only release to contain all of the bonus tracks. The 2 LP gatefold edition features the bonus track "When I'm Silent (The Wind Of Voices) and also includes the album on CD, but does not include the bonus disc. The 2 LP gatefold edition also includes:

  • Book in LP format with the complete history of Virgin Steele (written by David DeFeis)
  • Extra-large full-color poster
  • Sticker
  • Postcard

    Standard CD.
    Limited Edition Digipak.
    2 LP Gatefold.

  • Staff review by
    Demonic Tutor
    If you ever wondered what a Power Metal band such as Virgin Steele would sound like trying to mystify and/or darken their sound, you will enjoy The Black Light Bacchanalia. The latest oeuvre from the New York legends takes several spins to sink in, which is definitely a good indication in my book. The first listen left me disappointed though, almost puzzled by the whole thing. And I am slowly starting to grasp the strengths and shortcomings of the album.

    published 12.12.2010 | Comments (9)

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    11.08.2010 - 01:53
    Heaven Knight
    Whoa...something new to wait for
    So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
    soaring through the skies once again

    12.08.2010 - 16:37
    Noble Savage
    Can't wait!!!
    The weak dress in hatred to hide their fear
    19.08.2010 - 00:08
    Been waiting since 2006 for this one!! Hurry up! lol
    "I'm rising in power through murdering rain
    Stronger than Faith allows
    Braver than heroes vows
    ...My head is bloody
    but I am unbowed
    I am power..."
    29.10.2010 - 23:37
    The album has 3 different front cover artworks...

    Standard CD:

    Limited Edition digi-pak, with bonus CD:

    Triple Lp Vinyl with a book, CD, and extensive packaging:
    31.10.2010 - 18:21
    Rating: 4
    Yep, better than the last one but still lame as shit.
    What the hell happened to them?
    17.11.2010 - 11:40
    Heaven Knight
    Visions Of Eden is awesome album...this is but kinda far from being awesome...
    So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
    soaring through the skies once again

    25.11.2010 - 22:26
    Noble Savage
    This album gets better and better with each listen. It just needs a few more faster tracks to spice things up.
    The weak dress in hatred to hide their fear
    22.06.2012 - 00:51
    Bad English
    I dont remeber what isaid when I herad it in MS news , ''new album online'' now when I went true all albums and didco, this is better how prev no doubt but still omly some siongs are powerfull , nit whole albums still band try make sympho, no duobt band is overated, now only conclusen left, I will write it soon
    Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

    Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

    I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
    03.05.2016 - 19:09
    Rating: 7
    Some classic worthy songs on this album (#1, #7 and #10), but is it necessary to have this album to last 75+ mins? I say not, I say skip button is needed.
    The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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