Gates Of Ishtar – The Dawn Of Flames

Gates Of Ishtar – The Dawn Of Flames

Swedish melodic death metal

Century Media Records (2017) – 88985355431

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Black vinyl + CD, Album in plastic slip-case.
Gatefold cover with new artwork made by Juanjo Castellano. Original artwork printed on the backside of the lyric sheet included.

A1. Perpetual Dawn
A2. Trail Of Tears
A3. Forever Scarred
A4. Dreamfields

B1. Dawn Of Flames
B2. Eternal Sin
B3. No Time
B4. The Embrace Of Winter

The entire catalogue of the mighty GATES OF ISHTAR returns in 2017 and invites you to discover or re-discover these timeless 90’s melodic black/death metal masterpieces! Remastered from original sources at Dugout Studios (Meshuggah, In Flames, Arch Enemy), mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel (Dissection, Asphyx, Tiamat), accompanied with detailed liner notes, and visually improved with brand new cover artworks by Juanjo Castellano (Vomitory, Obscure Infinity, Portrait), “A Bloodred Path” (1996), “The Dawn of Flames” (1997) and “At Dusk And Forever” (1998) are now presented to the world in their definite versions.

Unfortunately, these reissues are overshadowed by the death of drummer Oskar Karlsson in 2016. The remaining band members posted the following statement in February 2017: “This was supposed to be something totally different. We made a united decision to let Century Media re-release our albums to make them available again for you, our fans. We were all excited and new plans were made for the future of GATES OF ISHTAR, including an exclusive live performance at Party-San festival to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of our debut “A Bloodred Path”. We all were looking forward to play together again and meet the fans who have kept our music alive in their hearts for all these years. Then Oscar died and in the aftermath of the tragedy these re-releases found a greater purpose. It will be a legacy of Oscar’s musicianship and a support for Charlie, his son. We miss you brother, forever in our hearts!”

Gates of Ishtar @ Swedish Metal

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This is the second Gates of Ishtar album, it was released back in 1997 through the label Invasion Records on CD only.

Finally Century Media Records re-issued the album on Digipak CD and Vinyl (with CD included) in a few different versions (colors), this one is the “regular” version on black heavy vinyl. The album have been re-mastered for vinyl and the sound is great.

The quality on the whole product is excellent, the new and really nice artwork made by Juanjo Castellano looks great and the inside of the gatefold has photos and also liner notes as Chapter II (2:nd album) by Chris Dick.

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