Leviticus - Knights of Heaven (*New CD) w/LTD Trading Card, AOR Hard Rock
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- Includes LTD Trading Card
- CD Limited to 500 Pressed
- 8 Page Booklet in Jewel Case, w/ Lyrics & Photos
- CD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021
- Remastered from Original Sources
- Part of the Legends of Rock Series
- 2021 Girder Records (GR1107)
Five albums from 80's Christian metal legends, Leviticus, I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power, Setting Fire To the Earth, Knights of Heaven, and Live At Bobfest have been completely remastered for CD (from original sources) by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound. All of them come in a 8 page booklet with lyrics, photos and credits (Layout by Scott Waters (NoLife'TilMetal) Limited to just 500 copies each.
Leviticus could sure school the current generation of metal fans a few things, starting with the longevity that goes hand in hand with creating quality art that has stood the test of time. Leviticus interweaved a foundation of melodic metal with tendencies towards power metal with I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power and Setting Fire to the Earth along with some brilliant AOR moments with Knights of Heaven, thanks to John and Dino Elefante, to only be topped off with one of the best live performances ever (yeah, I just said that) Live at BobFest, which has none of what we all hated about live albums. More on that later.
Let's back up a moment!
Unlike the USA, not a lot of Christian Heavy Metal came out of Sweden. There have been a few bands, most notably Blindside, Crimson Moonlight, Divinefire, Jerusalem, Narnia, Pantokrator, Veni Domine, XT and of course Leviticus founded by Björn Stigsson, Håkan Andersson and Kjell Andersson in the early 80′s.
LEVITICUS amassed a huge following in Europe but attracted a much smaller following among Christian headbangers in America who had to scramble to find their products pre-internet. Thankfully, their albums were released in the United States on labels such as Pure Metal, Refuge, Spectra, and Solid Rock.
LEVITICUS – KNIGHTS OF HEAVEN (1989)
In 1989, Leviticus released their fourth album Knights of Heaven (1989), which was the band’s fourth release (unless you count their Swedish debut Jag Skull) and was produced by John and Dino Elefante and exhibits a AOR rock sound remarkably like Petra, The Brave, Guardian and other Pakaderm bands. It received great reviews in a lot of magazines worldwide. The Swedish newspaper, ”Göteborgs-Posten” wrote ”Leviticus takes the top position in Swedish hardrock, together with Europe.
Björn Stigsson – All guitars and vocals
Peo Pettersson - Lead vocals and keyboards
Kjell Andersson - Drums and percussion
Niklas Franklin – Bass and vocals
- Born Again
- The World Goes Round
- Isn`t It Love
- Oh Lord
- Feel So Good
- Strong Love
- Over the Hills
- For Once In My Life
- Love On Fire
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