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Life Among the Ruins

Virgin Steele

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 1993
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Shark Records
Format:
Unknown
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 60%)
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2. Love Is Pain 03:53   Show lyrics
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3. Jet Black 04:13   Show lyrics
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4. Invitation 01:16   Show lyrics
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5. I Dress in Black 04:46   Show lyrics
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6. Crown of Thorns 06:28   Show lyrics
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7. Cage of Angels 00:54   instrumental
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8. Never Believed in Good-Bye 04:23   Show lyrics
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9. Too Hot to Handle 04:39   Show lyrics
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10. Love's Gone 04:29   Show lyrics
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11. Wild Fire Woman 04:43   Show lyrics
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12. Cry Forever 04:32   Show lyrics
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13. Haunting the Last Hours 00:54   instrumental
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14. Last Rose of Summer 04:19   Show lyrics
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Band members
David DeFeis Vocals, Keyboards
Edward Pursino Guitars
Rob DeMartino Bass
Joey Ayvazian Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Teddy Cook Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Mitch Diamond Engineering
Clay Hutchenson Engineering
Chris Bubacz Producer, Engineering
Allan Scott Plotkin Engineering
Wolfgang Stach Mixing
Bruce Morgan Photography
Michelle Francis Photography
Ursula Buttafuoco Photography
John Aiosa Engineering
Pat Gordon Engineering
David DeFeis Producer, Mixing (assistant)
Edward Pursino Producer
Joey Ayvazian Producer
Rob DeMartino Producer, Mixing (assistant)
Eric Philippe Cover art, Logo
David DeFeis Vocals, Keyboards
Edward Pursino Guitars
Rob DeMartino Bass
Joey Ayvazian Drums, Percussion
Teddy Cook Bass
Mitch Diamond Engineering
Clay Hutchenson Engineering
Chris Bubacz Producer, Engineering
Allan Scott Plotkin Engineering
Wolfgang Stach Mixing
Bruce Morgan Photography
Michelle Francis Photography
Ursula Buttafuoco Photography
John Aiosa Engineering
Pat Gordon Engineering
David DeFeis Producer, Mixing (assistant)
Edward Pursino Producer
Joey Ayvazian Producer
Rob DeMartino Producer, Mixing (assistant)
Eric Philippe Cover art, Logo
Read Bluesy, steeley goodness! 79% Andromeda_Unchained July 31st, 2013
Read Virgin Steele's "Point Of... 49% VirginSteele_Helstar September 1st, 2012
Read In Ruins 14% GuntherTheUndying July 15th, 2012
Read Oh come on, give it a chance! 82% Lennert May 4th, 2006
Read The Weakest Link in V.S.... 75% TheStormIRide January 30th, 2006
Read Underrated...but not by much 60% Sinner December 23rd, 2002

A video was made for "Love Is Pain".

Re-released by Steamhammer / SPV in 2012, as a two CD digipak, including bonus tracks and a huge booklet with liner notes by David DeFeis, and unreleased photos.

Release dates:
Europe: June 18th
Germany: June 15th
USA/Canada: July 17th

CD1: Life Among The Ruins
'Sex Religion Machine'
'Love Is Pain'
'Jet Black''
'Invitation'
'I Dress In Black (Woman With No Shadow)'
'Crown Of Thorns'
'Cage Of Angels'
'Never Believed In Goodbye'
'Too Hot To Handle'
'Love’s Gone'
'Snakeskin Voodoo Man (Full Electric Version - Bonus Track)
'Wildfire Woman'
'Haunting The Last Hours '
'Last Rose Of Summer'
Additional Bonus Tracks:
'Snakeskin Voodoo Man' (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
'Jet Black' (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
'Purple Rain' (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
'Wildfire Woman' (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
'Eyes Without A Face' (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)

CD2: My Mourning Clothes
'When The Levee Breaks (New Bonus Track)
'Sympathy For The Devil (New Bonus Track)
'My Mourning Clothes (New Bonus Track)
'Mambo Sun (New Bonus Track)
'Ballrooms Of Mars (New Bonus Track)

The Vertical Soul Suite:
'Wild Thing (New Bonus Track)
'The Moonrise In Your Skin (New Bonus Track)
'Wild Thing Reprise' (New Bonus Track)
'The Magick In Your Sin' (New Bonus Track)
'Sex Religion Machine' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Jet Black' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Crown Of Thorns' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Cage Of Angels' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Never Believed In Goodbye' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Love Is Pain-Usa' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Invitation' (Never Released New York Mix)
'I Dress In Black (Woman With No Shadow)' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Too Hot To Handle' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Love’S Gone' (Never Released New York Mix)
'Flesh & Blood' (Never Released New York Mix)

Both 'Love is Pain' and 'Snakeskin Voodoo Man' were used in the TV movie 'Casualties of Love: The "Long Island" Lolita Story"' which was based around Joey Buttafuoco's affair with Amy Fisher. Buttafuoco also starred in the video for 'Snakeskin Voodoo Man' and was claiming to be the band's manager around this time.

Release on vinyl by Night of the Vinyl Dead Records in August 2013, limited edition double purple vinyl + 8 pages booklet.
Hand numbered 400 copies.
Cat # NIGHT169

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