Chastain Mystery of Illusion 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  "Mystery of Illusion" is the debut studio album by heavy metal band Chastain, it was produced by Mike Varney


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Music Genre:

Heavy Metal Music

Collector's info:

"Mystery of Illusion" was Chastain's debut album

Album Production: 

Produced by Peter Marrino

Peter Marrino is an American Singer and record producer. He has sung in the bands Cacophony and "Le Mans". During the 1980's he has produced albums for "Trauma", "Chastain", "Phantom Blue", 9.0, "Flipper", "Ron Keel´s Fair Game".

Executive Producer: Mike Varney

Recording and mixing engineer: Stephen Fontano

  Steve Fontano (real name: Stephen M. Fontano) an American Producer, Sound Engineer, Mixer who has worked on hundreds of albums. In the context of 1980s Heavy Metal he has worked on several dozens of albums, some of the bands he has worked with are: W.A.S.P. , Racer X, Apocrypha, Chastain, Hexx, M.A.R.S, David T. Chastain, Tony MacAlpine.

Recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA.

Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Fantasy Studios (Fantasy Studios is a recording studio in Berkeley, California, at the Zaentz Media Center, known for its recording of award-winning albums such as Journey's Escape and Green Day's Dookie. Built as a private recording studio for artists on the Fantasy Records label in 1971, it was opened to the public in 1980 for recording, mixing and

During the 1980s at least a dozen of heavy metal albums have been recorded at the "Prairie Sun Recording Studios" in California. Bands who have used this facility include: Chastain, Exodus, Laaz Rockit, Vicious Rumours.

Georg Horn - Mastering Engineer

  George Horn - Chief Mastering Engineer at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and mastering engineer at CBS Studios, San Francisco. George Horn has been working often together with Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, and Guy Aitchison on the same heavy metal albums.

Album cover art by: Lionel Baker II

Record Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 9742 / Shrapnel Records

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Chastain Mystery of Illusion
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Leather Leone - vocals
  • David T. Chastain - guitars
  • Mike Skimmerhorn - bass
  • Fred Coury - drums

Leather Leone is a female American Heavy Metal singer and has been vocalist with the bands Chastain, "Rude Girl".

  David T. Chastain an American musician, composer, and record producer from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the band CJSS (Chastain, James Murphy, David T. Chastain), which was active in the 1980s and 1990s. He has also released solo albums and collaborated with other musicians in the heavy metal and neoclassical metal genres.

 Chastain began playing guitar at a young age and formed his first band, Chastain, in the early 1980s. The band released several albums and gained a following in the heavy metal scene. In the late 1980s, Chastain formed CJSS with James Murphy and released several albums together.

 In the 1990s, Chastain released several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians in the heavy metal and neoclassical metal genres. He also founded the record label Leviathan Records, which released albums by other heavy metal and neoclassical metal artists.

 Chastain continues to release music and tour as a solo artist and with various bands. He is also a music teacher and has released instructional guitar videos.

Fred Coury is an American drummer, who has performed in Chastain (1984-1985), London (1985) and Cinderella (1986-Today).
Track Listing of: Chastain Mystery of Illusion
  • Black Knight 03:21
  • When the Battle's Over 03:42
  • Mystery Of Illusion 04:31
  • I've Seen Tomorrow 03:01
  • Endlessly 03:25
  • I Fear No Evil 04:37
  • Night Of The Gods 05:09
  • We Shall Overcome 03:53
  • The Winds Of Change 05:17
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