based N.W.O.B.H.M. Legend Marquis de Sade only
managed to release a single called
“Somewhere Up in the Mountains” back in 1981, nowadays that
single is one of the most sought after
band split up back in 1982, bass player Pete Gordelier later
resurfaced in Blind Fury and Angel Witch. This album contains the
two songs from the “Somewhere Up in the Mountains” single, three
tracks from a 1980 demo tape and a 1979 version of “Somewhere Up
in the Mountains” that was recorded
under the name of Mix Stix (No wonder they changed their name).
six songs don’t belong among the hardest or the fastest in the
N.W.O.B.H.M. genre but they certainly belong among the best. The
style is mixture of the traditional N.W.O.B.H.M. sound with some
progressive twists and turns.
Paradise Records & High Roller Records have only released a
thousand copies of this jewel, so be quick or be late.