Label: High Roller Records - HHR 542 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Remastered Purple Transparent • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash
Armoros from Victoria, British Columbia, formed inand they recorded their stunning debut in Add some bad luck to the story and you know why it took this thrash masterpiece almost thirty years to finally be released the way it was meant to in the first place.
Rick Lee, who handles both vocals and bass in Armoros, tells us what we can expect from this new release. The second and third demo brought Armoros some decent attention around the The Dead - Armoros - Apparitions - An Ode to Thrash , including reviews in Kerrang! Also, it gave us a start to building a following in our home town by selling a few copies in our local music store.
We went through a really uncertain time after Kevin left, and that demo was the result of us coming The Dead - Armoros - Apparitions - An Ode to Thrash the other side. We were resurrected. It is also the one we got a great review in Metal Forces for and it put us out there internationally. We were all living together at the time and had the same vision. And it also got good reviews in Metal Forces and Kerrang! We had split up for a couple years and we attempted to get back together, and you can really hear the musical growth we had all gone through.
And does Jacks Good - The Rapiers - Los Rapiers think there are still some original copies around? Were Armoros heard at all, did they get a chance to play live, or were they rather treated like a group of thrash metal outcasts?
We sold a few copies locally and people seemed to like it despite the questionable quality. This in turn attracted some people to our first shows. Eventually there was a great scene happening. That triggered the word apparitions, which had been part of one of our songs.
This will be a collector for any fan of the band. As Rick just mentioned before, all the songs were remastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. What was working with him like? How much has actually been changed about the old recordings? He sent some stuff to the High Rollers graphic department and Alexander von Wielding did an amazing cover for it. He also did a great job on the layout. Did they finally get a bit of the recognition they deserve? Do Armoros also receive any offers to play live?
Have they maybe actually thought about reforming the band?
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