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Update from Robert Bussey regarding Armageddon USA

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:31 pm

This came via email today (I subscribe to Robert Bussey's newsletter):

Hello Friends and Fans,

Yes it has been awhile. We live in such a social media world now that it's easy to get so caught up in the twitterverse and facebook and neglect the actual nerve center of all things Robert Bussey... my official website.

But I have some big big news and I would be remiss to not let you, my loyal subscribers, know firsthand. Things are about to get hot!

Tomorrow or tonight at 12:05 AM, July 4th, almost three years after we first set foot into Polar Bear Lair studio, The new Armageddon (USA) album "Up In Flames" will hit i-tunes! Finally!!!! This is a "metal for the masses" kind of album in the classic sense.

Produced by Joe Hasselvander from the band Raven and also featuring his pummeling drum work, Joe brought in Raven bassist John Gallagher to help lay the foundation for the triple guitar attack of Robby Lee, Joe and myself as well as the formidable vocals of Mike Vance. My guitar work tends to be more sharp, precise and composed, Joe's is more whammy filled and to quote Mike's observation, Robby's guitar tends to scream "you young metal-snappers get off my lawn!" lol. Speaking of Mike Vance, his singing covers the metal gamut at times reminiscent of Rob Halford, Ozzy, Jon Oliva, Lemmy, King Diamond, Axel Rose, Johnny Rotten, Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet) and yet is distinctly Mike Vance. The combined effort makes for a well oiled metal machine that was very gratifying for us to create and will most likely instigate much headbanging by you the listener Smile

One song that I'm particularly fond of is "Allie" a melancholy ballad performed by Mike and myself where I combine fingerstyle guitar with mellotron and a reverse echo on the solo interplay, creating a haunting music tapestry as Mike sings about the reunion with his long lost daughter. This will surely resonate with all you Dads out there in a personal way.

There's so much about this album to talk about, but I will refrain from getting long winded and just simply state, if you love classic metal, you need to hear this. So don't forget starting at 12:05 am Armageddon USA "Up In Flames" will be available on i-tunes or you prefer, ordering info for the CD and Vinyl LP will be available next week and I will update you when that becomes available.

Here's to helping to light up your Fourth Of July!

Flame On,
Robert

 

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:32 pm


https://www.facebook.com/events/473526049476729/

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Post by Black Rider on Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:26 pm

Been waiting a long time for this.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Tell me about it, I have been following this since it started...lol

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:27 pm

Stoked!

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Post by Professor_Valconian on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:02 pm

Someone give me the low down on this band ... from your perspective. The OP sounds like it is up my alley, but I've not heard these guys before. I was kind of amused by all of the people that the singer supposedly is reminiscent of. I was half expecting to see included Tiny Tim and Conway Twitty. Razz

Also talk to me about lyrics. I assume this is a Christian band. Are their lyrics very up front?
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:31 pm

For 2 new songs (Spinner and Time Divider) that were recorded a year or two back as demos for the new release, go here

https://www.reverbnation.com/Armageddonusa


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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:34 pm

The 2 Disc Retroactive Records reissue of The Money Mask is available at CMD


http://christianmetaldistro.storenvy.com/collections/71839-classic-music/products/13338402-armageddon-the-money-mask-2-cd-set

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:35 pm

Reviews of The Money Mask

http://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/a/armageddon89.html

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Armageddon/The_Money_Mask_(Collector's_Edition)/504288

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:38 pm

In the 80's, Robert Bussey also was in Taker.

They had an anthology release by Roxx recently

http://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/t/taker14.html

http://christianmetaldistro.storenvy.com/products/5107346-taker-it-is-finished-anthology-2014





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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:42 pm

Robert Bussey also put out a great Christmas instrumental track called "Polar Expressions" a couple of years ago.


http://www.robertbusseymusic.com/news--2

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:48 pm

Lyrics for The Money Mask:

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Armageddon_(US):The_Money_Mask_(1989)

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:49 pm

Well prof,

Is that enough info for you?   Razz Razz

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Post by Professor_Valconian on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:19 pm

Nice. Thanks NOIH. I like the older stuff better. Very aggressive. The 2 new songs need better production. Sounds too muddy. I will have to keep them on my radar.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:32 pm

Professor_Valconian wrote:Nice. Thanks NOIH. I like the older stuff better. Very aggressive. The 2 new songs need better production. Sounds too muddy. I will have to keep them on my radar.

You are welcome, Prof.

As you can tell, I am a fan.

Robert is a great guy to talk to, btw.

Also, keep in mind that, as I mentioned, the 2 new songs were done as demos. The production on them was rough and they are not the finished product, just done to give people a taste of what they were working on.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:02 am

Professor_Valconian wrote:Nice. Thanks NOIH. I like the older stuff better. Very aggressive. The 2 new songs need better production. Sounds too muddy. I will have to keep them on my radar.


Voice is still a little buried on the final mix (of course, I am listening through my crappy laptop, too)

Overall, sounds good though.

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Post by alldatndensum on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:03 am

Sadly, this is only available through iTunes.  Some of us just don't use iTunes.  I guess I will wait for the CD or for this to at least be available through other outlets.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:14 am

alldatndensum wrote:Sadly, this is only available through iTunes.  Some of us just don't use iTunes.  I guess I will wait for the CD or for this to at least be available through other outlets.


Well, like I said on FB, I don't have any Apple products, but I found that iTunes can be run from my laptop to buy music and download it, then iTunes will convert it to mp3 for me, and without DRM now I can play the mp3 anywhere (I upload to my Amazon cloud player)

I also will be buying the cd (signed)

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:15 am

I am really liking the music. Has that raw sound that I loved back in the day.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:13 am

Downloading this right now.  Ooooooooh yeah!

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:13 am

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alldatndensum wrote:Sadly, this is only available through iTunes.  Some of us just don't use iTunes.  I guess I will wait for the CD or for this to at least be available through other outlets.


Well, like I said on FB, I don't have any Apple products, but I found that iTunes can be run from my laptop to buy music and download it, then iTunes will convert it to mp3 for me, and without DRM now I can play the mp3 anywhere (I upload to my Amazon cloud player)

I also will be buying the cd (signed)
Kind of what I do.  I have iTunes rigged with Google Play, importing everything to GP.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:15 am

I'm anxious to hear your opinion on it, NMC.


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Post by Temple of Blood on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:30 am

I'll have to check this band out, thanks for all the info.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:40 am

Temple of Blood wrote:I'll have to check this band out, thanks for all the info.


You are certainly welcome, ToB.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:08 am

They said the files for Amazon and CDBaby were already sent, but they said iTunes usually gets it up first.

The mp3 should be up on Amazon and CDBaby soon. Could be today.

CDs will be out by the end of July (pre-orders next week)

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:16 pm

There is a couple of songs on here that fans of doom metal will probably like.

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Post by Thiago-Brazil on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Well, I must hear a few more samples before buying it.

I am not a fam of this band yet, but in an year with few releases, this might be a good purchase
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Post by messiaen77 on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:36 am

I'm looking forward to getting this album, but my music budget is shot for now.  To commemorate the release I played The Money Mask while patching my driveway yesterday afternoon.
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Post by alldatndensum on Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:49 am

I was wondering if the remaster from Retroactive of "The Money Mask" was enough different to warrant buying it.  Then, I discovered last night that I HAVE the Retroactive version.
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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:35 am

Lol..

It's also a 2 disc set.

I miss Retroactive releasing stuff like that.

Would bee nice to see First Degree get a good reissue

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:41 pm

So far, so good.  Spinner is a fun, rollicking ditty, while the next few tracks stun and amaze.  Huzzah!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:57 pm

Jammed to the whole thing.  It shreddeth!!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:58 pm

Neal Morse Code wrote:So far, so good.  Spinner is a fun, rollicking ditty, while the next few tracks stun and amaze.  Huzzah!

Neal Morse Code wrote:Jammed to the whole thing.  It shreddeth!!


Yeah, that's how I feel.

I do have to be honest though, I haven't listened to the ballad yet.  Razz  

The rest of the album is incredible though.

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