Debut DVD by the cult American Power/Speed Metal band.
The first official video-release of the cult 80’s Speed Metal band.
Helstar can easily be considered as the mere example for why 80s US Metal is the purest Metal form of music to emerge all these years to our bleeding ears. This DVD release, filmed when Helstar appeared in the 2001 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany, comes out of nowhere after five(!!) whole years and the feelings are mixed, in general.
Helstar provided a set of four dominant release - in specific, 1985's "Remnants Of War" is considered to be a Top-10 US Metal release all these years - based on a more complex Iron Maiden-influenced style mixed with pure Epic or Speed Metal tempos parallel to the high-pitched dominant voice of James Rivera (many fans may recognize him via his later works with bands like Destiny's End or Flotsam & Jetsam, while he lately sang on last year's Vicious Rumors effort "Warball"). A number of songs come off the band's 80s albums: "Burning Star",1984 ("Dracula's Castle", "Run With The Pack", "The Shadows Of Iga", Remnants Of War",1986 ("Evil Reign"), "A Distant Thunder", 1988 ("Winds Of War", "King Is Dead") and "Nosferatu, 1989 ("Baptised In Blood", "Benediction") are played with the most of excitement and the best of virtuocity.
The Texas quintet reunited for (more than) one gig in 2001 and this appearance - backed by a certain relief for European fans, now able to see this legendary band - is now transferred on DVD!!
Region 0 | PAL | 16:9 | DVD 5 | DTS Digital Surround | English.
Perris Records, 2006 (PER1649). Made in USA. First press.
1. Evil Reign 4:16
2. Winds of War 6:02
3. Baptized in Blood 5:04
4. The King Is Dead 4:02
5. Dracula's Castle 4:45
6. Run With the Pack 6:35
7. Benediction 5:42
8. The Shadows of Iga 4:54
Total playing time: 46:54