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Dark Nightmare - "Hawks Of War" (audio)

Ο δίσκος των Dark Nightmare "The Dark Demo Years"
Οι Dark Nightmare σχηματίσθηκαν στα Γρεβενά στα τέλη της περασμένης δεκαετίας. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρία full length albums με πιο πρόσφατο τον δίσκο "Tortured Souls" προ πενταετίας. Η Steel Gallery Records συγκέντρωσε το υλικό από την πρώτη περίοδο της Ελληνικής μπάντας (τα τρία demos δηλαδή). Η συλλογή τιτλοφορείται "The Dark Demo Years"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Steel Gallery Records with great honor presents: Dark Nightmare from Grevena city, Northern Greece: Rising from the Dragonlakes of Pindus Mountains, the mighty warriors of the Greek underground.

The band's legendary early years! The band's first three demos for the very first time on one CD, fully remastered, packed with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, lyrics and a complete early years biography. Without doubt Dark Nightmare is one of the most important active bands of the Greek Epic / Power Metal scene.

Their music and their overall attitude are often mentioned as main influences by various bands of our era. Started back in 1999, they released three demos: "Dark Nightmare" (2001), "Earth in Danger" (2003) and "The Blood Land" (2004), all in very small quantities and now impossible to find in their original CD-r format.

Throughout those three releases Dark Nightmare evolved their trademark sound, being one of the very first bands from Northern Greece to lead a rising wave of newcomers to the 00s Greek Heavy Metal underground. It is now time for this legendary material to be reissued officially.

Steel Gallery Records team dived into the vaults, giving shape to a release that captures the magic of the band's early years. The Greek Metal fanatics have been describing "The Blood Land" demo as an "instant classic", so no more words are needed here.

Kostas Scandalis remastered all the 17 tracks of the CD -including the bonus live tracks which present the band's raw force on stage-, Kostas Theoharis created the amazing, epic front cover which is based on a real photo of Vourinos mountain (Northern Greece) and Chris Papadakis wrote the liner notes, revealing all the valuable info regarding the band's first era.

Complete lyrics and unreleased photos are included in a 12-page booklet designed by Kostas Athanasoglou. Get ready for a mighty journey to the dark years of a living legend! The pure Hellenic Heavy Metal spirit will be by your side! Onward to the Dragonlakes! For fans of Liege Lord, Manilla Road, Omen, Virgin Steele & Doomsword!»

Band: Dark Nightmare
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Grevena, West Macedonia
Formed in: 1999
Genre: Epic Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Battles
Years active: 1999-present

Audio: "Hawks Of War"
Album: "The Dark Demo Years"
Type: Compilation
Release date: July 23th, 2021
Label: Steel Gallery Records
Format: CD (500 copies)

Track listing:
01. Dragonlakes
02. The Blood Land
03. Defenders Of The Borderland
04. Touch Of Winter (intro)
05. Hawks Of War
06. Despair And Hope
07. The Quest
08. Procurers
09. Earth In Danger
10. Caught In The Snowly Forest
11. Somewhere Kill A Little Boy
12. Nightmare
13. Come To Reality
14. Destruction Of Nature
15. Despair And Hope (Live)
16. Defenders Of The Borderland (Live)
17. Hawks Of War (Live)

➤ 1-3 The Blood Land (Demo CD-R 2004)
➤ 4-9 Earth in Danger (Demo CD-R 2003)
➤ 10-14 Dark Nightmare (Demo CD-R 2001)
➤ 15 Live In Karditsa, Hellas, May 2004
➤ 16-17 Live In Athens, Hellas, Jan 2005

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