BLACK MAJESTY –
The 10 Years Royal Collection
Australia’s high decibel Metal scene is subject to certain rules. Because of the immense distance many of the hundreds of promising newcomers on the Australian scene never make it across the pond. The few combos who do manage to make the trip to Europe are a huge enhancement for the European scene. BLACK MAJESTY is one such band! Superb Power Metal with lots of melodies, finely spun prog elements and a huge portion of sheer joy and unbroken enthusiasm are the chief characteristics of Black Majesty. The Best Of contains songs of the first five albums, as well as rare Japan bonus tracks, acoustic versions and previously unreleased songs and demos with the whopping number of 31 remastered tracks on two CD’s.
- Disc 1:
01. Fall Of The Reich / 5:16
02. Legacy / 4:17
03. Sands Of Time / 5:40
04. Dragon Reborn / 6:03
05. Silent Company / 4:26
06. Six Ribbons (Jon English Tribute) / 3:20
07. Firestorm / 5:26
08. Forever Damned / 5:10
09. Into The Black / 5:08
10. Tomorrowland / 4:48
11. Far Beyond / 5:24
12. Break These Chains / 4:49
13. Wish You Well / 4:21
14. Falling / 4:40
15. Holy Killers / 5:10
16. Edge Of The World / 4:19
01. Chasing Time / 5:26
02. Guardian (Acoustic Version) / 6:59
03. Kingdoms / 4:15
04. Memories / 5:37
05. Silent Company (Acoustic Version) / 5:13
06. Two Hearts / 4:35
07. Hunt For You / 5:23
08. Shine / 4:16
09. Lycan / 4:50
10. Everlasting (Previously Unreleased) / 4:55
11. Forever Damned (Live) / 5:11
12. Dying Innocence (Demo) / 4:49
13. Take Me (Demo) / 4:21
14. Sands Of Time (Demo) / 4:40
15. Journeys End (Demo) / 5:10
- Best Of of the first 10 years of Australia’s premiere Melodic Power Metal act
- Diversified mixture of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Hammerfall, and Helloween
- Great reviews of their previous releases
- Live Shows with Edguy, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Dragonforce, Saxon, Nevermore, Paul DiAnno, etc. and performances at the Wacken Open Air Festival
Total playing time 2:35:13
BLACK MAJESTY perform Dream Evil cover with Snowy Shaw and Danny Cecati
Whilst filling in on drums for Sabaton on their Australian tour, Snowy Shaw took the mic to sing “The Book Of Heavy Metal” during Black Majesty’s support set. Members of Eyefear also joined the stage for a rendition of the Dream Evil track. (Black Majesty, Eyefear & Sabaton are currently supporting Nightwish on select dates around Australia).
Footage from Tuesday 15th January 2013 of the band performing The Book Of Heavy Metal at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia can be seen at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLqR5CZ5Su0
BLACK MAJESTY – Stargazer
Superb Power Metal with lots of melodies, finely spun prog elements and a huge portion of sheer joy and unbroken enthusiasm are the chief characteristics of “Stargazer”. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) has again given the album a transparent, crystal clear mix, which even manages to enhance the great hymns by the Australians. Artwork by Dirk Illing (Scorpions, etc.)
- 01. Falling / 4:40
- 02. Lost Horizon / 4:31
- 03. Voice Of Change / 4:29
- 04. Killing Hand / 4:22
- 05. Journey To The Soul / 4:35
- 06. Holy Killers / 5:10
- 07. Symphony Of Death / 5:37
- 08. Edge Of The World / 4:19
- 09. Stargazer / 6:41
- 10. Shine (bonus track) / 4:12
Total playing time 48:30
- Australia’s premiere Melodic Power Metal act!
- Diversified mixture of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Hammerfall, and Helloween.
- Great reviews of their previous releases.
- Album mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween).
- Live Shows with Edguy, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Dragonforce, Saxon, Nevermore, Paul DiAnno, etc. and performances at the Wacken Open-Air Festival.
- Cover artwork by Dirk Illing (Scorpions, etc.).
BLACK MAJESTY live shows announced
After spending the last few months recording the new Black Majesty album ‘Stargazer’, the band have announced a few upcoming shows:
Friday 30th March 2012 – The Brisbane Hotel – Tasmania, Australia part of the Ampocalypse 2 mini fest
Friday 4th May 2012 – Central Club Hotel – Melbourne, Australia
Thursday 17th May 2012 – The Hifi Bar – Melbourne, Australia – supporting Tim Ripper Owens
Saturday 14th July 2012 – Masters Of Rock 2012 – Czech Republic
The album ‘Stargazer’ is tentatively slated for a May 2012 release – exact release date to be announced soon.
BLACK MAJESTY announce new album title
Black Majesty have announced ‘Stargazer’ as the title of their new album due in May 2012. Black Majesty began recording drums back in October 2011 with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios in Slovakia and have since been busy in their homeland Australia laying down guitars and vocals. Roland Grapow will mix the album in the coming months.
BLACK MAJESTY confirmed for Masters Of Rock 2012
Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty have been announced as part of the 2012 Masters of Rock Czech Republic festival. This will be Black Majesty’s only Czech Republic show during their 2012 European tour where they will be promoting their new album (produced by Roland Grapow – Masterplan) due for release in May 2012. Other acts already confirmed for the M.O.R. 2012 festival include Thin Lizzy, Stratovarius, Edguy, Gothard, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Within Temptation, Firewind, Unisonic and Arakain amongst many others.
BLACK MAJESTY TO WORK WITH ROLAND GRAPOW FOR NEW ALBUM & UPCOMING BLIND GUARDIAN TOUR DATES
Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty will begin recording their fifth album with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios in Slovakia in October 2011. The new album is scheduled to be released in June 2012. Some of the song titles set to appear on the new album include The Fallen, Edge Of The World, The Killing Hand, Lykan and Journey To The Soul.
Other news sees Black Majesty set to support Germany’s Blind Guardian on their upcoming Australian tour. Live dates include:
30th Sept. 2011 – The Factory Theatre (all ages) – Sydney, Australia
2nd Oct. 2011 – Bilboard (over 18’s), Melbourne, Australia
3rd Oct. 2011 – Bilboard (over 18’s), Melbourne, Australia
BLACK MAJESTY to support Blind Guardian
Black Majesty will support Germany’s Blind Guardian on both of their upcoming Australian tour dates. Australia’s Eyefear will also be on the bill making both shows a huge bill of Power Metal.
Friday 30th September 2011 – The Factory Theatre (All Ages), Sydney, Australia
Sunday 2nd October 2011 – Bilboard, Melbourne, Australia