Dark War (re-issue)

$ 23.00

Label : Retroactive Records   Year : 2017

Available on backorder

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“Dark War is an unabashedly old-school metal record and many collectors have sought out this near impossible find. This 1988 cassette only album was an independent release put out by a band that was leading a Christian metal movement in Michigan, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. The band would not have the support of the Pure Metal label until their sophomore release Under The Ruins. Dark War has consistently been on the most requested Christian metal re-issues list because the songs are nothing less than lumbering beasts with monolithic slabs of rhythm guitar and hooks that bring to mind 1980’s Dio – especially his work with Black Sabbath during their Heaven And Hell era. It’s literally impossible to listen to such epic tracks as The Cross, God In A Box and Dark War and and not imagine how easily Xalt could have become the next MTV sensations right alongside Stryper, Judas Priest and Dokken. Yes, Dark War is THAT good! And, for almost 30 years, it’s never been officially available in any format but cassette… until now! The official Dark War (Retroarchives Edition) features a complete remaster at the hands of Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound), as well as 6 previously unreleased bonus demo tracks the band recorded in preparation for their Under The Ruins (1990) release on Pure Metal. We packaged with this metal masterpiece a 12-page booklet with lyrics, including six pages of detailed liner notes and reflections from Xalt’s elite axeman James Erdman. This 500 unit CD pressing resurrects one of Christian metal’s greatest moments. Enjoy!” -Retroactive Records

The Cross
God In A Box
Where Victory Storms
Angry Fire
Ready For The Fight
A Warrior’s Honor
Looking Down A Loaded Gun
Palace Daydream
Soldiers In The Mist
Dark War

1989 Demo
Under The Ruins
Wounded Heart
The Kingdom Within
Lift Him Up
The Fortress
Through The Night