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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 http://www.burning-star.net. 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 http://www.smogveil.com/ecom/and 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!!!!