CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled) 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

  This album "CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled)" is the first full length album released by this band


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Album Description & Collectors information:


Music Genre:

Heavy Metal / Prog Metal 
Production information:

The album: "CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled)" was produced by: Dan Johnson

  Darryl Johnston was founder of the "Ebony Records" company and has been producing several dozen heavy metal (NWOBHM ) albums between 1982 and 1987. Bands he has worked with are Chateaux, Grim Reaper, Savage, Blade Runner, Samurai, Fast Kutz and many others.

Jim Morris - Sound Engineer

Jim Morris ( Sound Engineer, Producer ) is one of the three Morris's brothers ( Jim, Laurel and Tom Morris ) and worked as sound engineer at the "Morris Brothers" Sound Studios . During the 1980s Jim Morris has worked on the hard rock / heavy metal records for bands like Avatar, Nasty Savage, Crimson Glory and others...

This album was recorded at: Morrisound Studios

  "Morrisound Recording" is a music recording facility located in Temple Terrace, Florida , owned and operated by the three brothers Laurel, Tim and Jim Morris. The facility has been used for recording dozens of heavy metal albums, in particular albums for "Agent Steel" , "Cannibal Corpse", "Death", "Kreator", "Nasty Savage" and "Sepultura".

Mike Fuller - Mastering Engineer

  Mike Fuller is founder of the Fullersound Inc , sound studio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami. Mike Fuller has been responsible for the mastering of many heavy metal albums.

Debra Cohen - Photographer

Jeff Prince - Photographer


Record Label & Catalog number: 
RoadRunner Records RR 9655
Record Format
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country: 
1986 Europe

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled)

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Midnight - Vocals
  • Jon Drenning - Lead Guitar
  • Ben Jackson - Rhythm Guitar
  • Jeff Lords - Bass
  • Dana Burnell - Drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CRIMSON GLORY - Crimson Glory (Self-Titled)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Valhalla 3:46
  2. Dragon Lady 4:21
  3. Heart Of Steel 6:07
  4. Azrael 5:42
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Mayday 2:59
  2. Queen Of The Masquerade 5:27
  3. Angels Of War 5:23
  4. Lost Reflection 4:43

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Band Information:

 Crimson Glory was a progressive metal band that formed in Sarasota, Florida in 1979. The band was known for their unique blend of heavy metal, progressive rock, and classical music, as well as their theatrical stage shows.

 The band's early years saw several lineup changes, but by the mid-1980s, they had solidified their core lineup of vocalist Midnight (John Patrick McDonald), guitarists Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson, bassist Jeff Lords, and drummer Dana Burnell. They released their self-titled debut album in 1986, which was met with critical acclaim and helped to establish the band as one of the most promising acts in the metal scene.

 Crimson Glory's sound was characterized by Midnight's powerful and operatic vocals, which drew comparisons to Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche. The band's instrumentation was also highly technical and complex, with intricate guitar riffs and solos, intricate bass lines, and intricate drum patterns. They often incorporated symphonic elements, such as strings and choirs, into their music as well.

 The band's second album, "Transcendence," was released in 1988 and was another critical success. It showcased the band's continued growth and evolution, with even more complex and ambitious song structures and arrangements. The album's opening track, "Lady of Winter," is widely regarded as one of the band's best songs and a classic of the progressive metal genre.

 Crimson Glory continued to tour and record throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, releasing two more albums, "Strange and Beautiful" (1991) and "Astronomica" (1999). However, by the mid-1990s, the band had gone through more lineup changes and was struggling to maintain their momentum in the rapidly-changing metal scene.

 Despite these challenges, Crimson Glory's influence on the progressive metal genre is still felt to this day. Their innovative blend of heavy metal, progressive rock, and classical music helped to pave the way for many other bands in the genre, and their theatrical stage shows inspired countless other performers. The band's legacy lives on through their music, which continues to inspire new generations of metal fans and musicians.


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RoadRunner Records RR 9655 , 1986 , Europe

  This album "CRIMSON GLORY - Self-Titled" is the first full length album released by this band.

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CRIMSON GLORY - Strange and Beautiful American

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Roadrunner RR 9301 1 , 1991 , Holland ( Netherlands )

In an era of sound- and look-alike metal bands, Crimson Glory they wore full-face metallic silver masks

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CRIMSON GLORY - Transcedence

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Roadrunner Records RR 9508 1 , 1988 , Europe

This album "CRIMSON GLORY - Transcedence" is the 2nd full length album by this Heavy Metal band from the East Coast.

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