Axemaster: The Awekening 1985-1995 CD

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From the 80’s metal scene comes Axemaster! The band began in 1985 with guitarist Joe Sims (the only member to be featured on all Axemaster releases), vocalist/bassist Christopher Michael, and drummer Brian Henderson. With that lineup the band recorded their first 4 releases: “Slave to the Blade”, “Blessing in the Skies”, “Crusades”, and “The Vision” (the last 3 being on Azra International Records”). They were also featured on the compilation shaped picture record titled “Metalgon” and in the comedy/horror movie “Killer Nerd”.

Several lineup changes followed as the band recorded their next 2 releases: “Death Before Dishonor” and “5 Demons (Imperative is their Demise)”. After this the band changed musical direction slightly and changed the name to The Awakening. That group did 1 CD before breaking up in 1995.

Four years later, Unisound Records {Greece} re-issued selected songs from 4 of the band’s releases (as well as 3 songs by The Awakening) on a 15 track CD titled “Axemaster & The Awakening, 1985-1995”. In 2002 Unisound re-released “Death Before Dishonor” (as well as some unreleased material) on CD. The success of these discs proved that Axemaster’s music was still in demand years after their breakup. .

In 2006 the band’s original lineup reunited with the same sound, power, and intensity that Axemaster’s music has always been known for. While working on material for a new CD, the re-formed band’s first major project was to sign a contract with Burning Star Records {Greece} to re-release “Blessing in the Skies” on disc. It will include the album in its entirety as well as 3 bonus tracks (making a total of 12 songs, 6 of which have never been available on CD), and a video for the song “Slave to the Blade”. It will be released as a digi-pack with a 4 page foldout that will feature new & improved artwork and a 12 page booklet containing vintage photos from 1985-1988 (some never before seen), liner notes, and song lyrics. The release date is set for December 2006; all updates and sales/promotional information will be available on As one person from the company said, “it’s time that Blessing in the Skies got the recognition it deserves”.

“Blessing in the Skies” is now also featured on Smog Veil Records I-Tunes roster (for downloading onto I-Pods). For more information see click on I-Tunes exclusives.

With the worldwide exposure & success that they’ve already achieved, Axemaster is poised to once again take the metal world by storm!!!!