Damien Steele

by DAMIEN STEELE

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    • Fully remaster reissue
    • 3 bonus demo tracks with vocalist Jeff Crock
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    • 16-page booklet
    • Never before seen photos
    • Complete lyrics
    • Band history bi
    • Plus an interview by Martin Brandt
    • New cover artwork by Mike Learn
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    FOR FANS OF; Queensryche, Fates Warning, Lethal and Crimson Glory

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1.
I Am Doorway I am shining, no compromising Negative shadows I've left behind Constant echo in my mind's eye My subconscious is sending wide Time shall pass us by Search out all my dreams My mind's the key, I am Doorway! Star of Twilight, quest for Inner Light Won't let time slip from my sight I will take what's in my sight No more watching time fly by Time shall pass us by Search out all my dreams Take what's in my sight Won't watch time fly by My mind's the key, I am Doorway!
2.
On the Crest of a Dune I awake. Oh where am I? What has happened? Is this a dream? Wreckage burns all around me Miles of nothing are all I see Where do I go from here? Right, left... which way to turn? Static on the radio No one will ever know Desert of desolation calls my name Sands of isolation crawl my way I stare into nowhere On the crest of a dune Waiting for someone to save me The sand fills in around me I can't move, hypnotized I'm swallowed alive Inch by inch, minute by minute Static on the radio No one will ever know Desert of desolation calls my name Sands of isolation crawl my way
3.
Wasteland 03:57
Wasteland Look toward the desolate sunrise, what do I see A vision of white far across this sandy sea A beacon of hope in this desert of desolation I pray I reach the oasis... the oasis Step by step I trudge across the open wasteland Hoping not to find a hallucination Reality losing me, my mind is blanking out I must find water soon or death will search me out Search me out I cry out "rescue me" From this wasteland Please don't abandon me In this wasteland With parched throat I sigh and cry out for the Lord Please take me away from this world As if struck by lightning, I fall down to my knees Forever I'm engulfed in darkness, in darkness…
4.
Life After Life Pain subsides as I start to rise They say I've passed away I see me lying below me now Is this a dream? Oh, can't you hear me calling you? Oh, I'm starting to scream! Traveling the tunnels of serenity This is my judgment day The comfortable light speaks to me My mind is open for Him to read Oh, I've left it all behind Oh, I'm ready to die! Yes I'm ready to go Life after life It's a survival of bodily death
5.
Shadow of Our Time In the shadow of our time We begin to understand the power at hand Let us not be blind We trick ourselves Use our hearts as minds We can't wait for disaster We can make this darkness go away We can't wait for disaster It's too late to pretend In the shadow of our time We hear the call Rising from the masses and yet Still it all goes on and on Let us start again We can't wait for disaster We can make this darkness go away We can't wait for disaster Let us start again We have truth to make you feel Time is running out now feel Oh, in the shadow of our time Oh, in the shadow of our time
6.
Dawn 04:26
Dawn With the break of morning comes the sun As a new day has just begun I raise my hand to shield my eyes As I look up at the bluest sky Light from the east will find me Always there to shine Dawn I know will be there with each morning And Dawn I know will be there through the darkest of nights And when I wake up in the early light You are there to make it right, to make it right So through the day I walk outside And gaze out at the bluest sky A thousand thoughts flash through my mind As a cotton cloud drifts across the sky Light from the east will find me Always there to shine Dawn I know will be there with each morning And dawn I know will be there through the darkest of nights And when I wake up in the early light You are there to make it right, to make it right Show me the power God has made We've only got one life to save Oh Mother Nature, make it right
7.
The Last Time (I Sleep with You) Gettin' me up, puttin' me down No I don't want you around Wastin' my time, tellin' me lies You're always bringing me down Rise and shine and face the light Looks like another wasted night Rise and shine and face the light, baby That's the last time that I sleep with you You make me crazy Quite insane Just another wasted night I'm not to blame Ooo baby, the hell ya put me through Well I tell you baby, the hell with you
8.
The Whisper 04:36
The Whisper No question now I've lost my mind I'm not the same man My mind's not mine My thoughts aren't mine sometimes How did it start? And when will it end? Oh Lord please answer my prayers The whisper The whisper The whisper - calling me I awake from a dream What's happening to me? I could never hurt her... could I? And what of the children? Are they safe, safe from me? I wake up Alone in the basement corner Drenched in blood What did I do? Where is my family? What have I done? NO!
9.
Midnight Rendezvous Call me pleasure dealer, nothin' I'd rather be I'll get you anything, anything you please You have to come to me 'cause I won't come to you And if you cross me, I'll get you Just tell me what you want While begging, beggin' on your knees Money for your pleasure, just for you Or just skunky green if you choose Just tell me what you want Just have the green at the rendezvous At the midnight rendezvous

about

DAMIEN STEELE built a following from the ground up, renting halls, putting on concerts, and hammering out red hot, molten metal tunes, playing music that was called "the bridge between Queensryche and Fates Warning." Lead guitarist Steve Matusik and bassist/vocalist Paul Staub co-founded the band around 1982, and many musicians came and went over the years. The core line-up with Steve, Paul, drummer Ben Tomlin, vocalist Mark Hopkins, guitarist Mike Learn is the one that most people remember, the one that packed regional rock clubs in the late eighties. Despite continued interest from hometown fans in Erie, Pennsylvania, the band nearly drifted into obscurity.

In 2005 Pennsylvania based label PMM would release a CD compilation including the band’s original 1991 five-song demo tape, plus four unreleased tracks that would induce one of the best U.S power metal bands of their time to a broader audience when at the time the climate for heavy metal was at an all-time low.

The guitars work of Learn and Matusik delivers catchy riffs, beautifully synchronized duel harmonies and searing solos. Meanwhile, the rhythm section bassist Staub and drummer Tomlin create a solid and precise foundation for the band's unique progressive power metal stylings. All this complemented by the ear-splitting falsettos, and vibrato filled mid-range vocals of Hopkins.

The band would originally form in the early 1980s and make it into the coming decade. But as with many other bands in the early 1990s, DAMIEN STEELE would call it quits and all go onto other endeavours.

credits

released December 20, 2019

Mark Hopkins Lead & Harmony Vocals
Mike Learn Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Steve Matusik Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Paul Staub Bass, Backing Vocals
Ben Tomlin Drums, Backing Vocals


Originally produced by Damien Steele & Keith Veshecco.
Recorded & mixed by Keith Veshecco
Recorded at TRS Studios, Erie PA 1990.

2019 re-release executive Producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Cover art by Mike Learn
Graphic Design by
Photography by Bob Michel
Additional contribution by Chris Rodler

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