VAMPYR - CRY OUT FOR METAL 12" Vinyl LP Album

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Emerging from the vibrant German metal scene of the 1980s, Vampyr unleashed their raw power and unbridled energy with their sole full-length album, "Cry Out For Metal." This heavy metal masterpiece, released in 1985, showcases a blistering combination of soaring vocals, intricate guitar work, and thunderous rhythms. With a lineup featuring seasoned musicians from bands like Cry Wolfe and Tyrant, Vampyr delivered a sonic assault that captured the essence of the era. "Cry Out For Metal" stands as a testament to the band's enduring legacy and continues to resonate with metalheads worldwide.

VAMPYR - Cry Out For Metal 12" Vinyl LP Album
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Vampyr's Cry Out For Metal: A Heavy Metal Gem from Germany

Vampyr, a heavy metal band hailing from Ulm, Germany, emerged onto the scene in 1983 and left an indelible mark on the genre during their active years from 1983 to 1988. Their sole official full-length album, "Cry Out For Metal," stands as a testament to their powerful sound and enduring legacy.

Band Members and Their Contributions

The band's lineup featured a talented ensemble of musicians, each contributing their unique skills to create a cohesive and impactful sound:

Wolfgang Schwarz: Schwarz's powerful lead vocals, honed through his experience with Cry Wolfe, served as the driving force behind Vampyr's anthems.

Ralf Hollmer: Hollmer's guitar prowess, previously showcased in Tyrant, provided the backbone of Vampyr's heavy metal riffs and melodies.

Lubsich "Ironhead" Sterzik: Another Tyrant alumnus, Sterzik's guitar work added another layer of intensity to the band's sound.

Markus "Nil Conan" Mayr: Mayr's bass guitar laid the foundation for Vampyr's rhythmic drive.

Roman Sterzik: Sterzik's drumming provided the powerful beats that propelled the band's music forward.

Cry Out For Metal: A Lasting Legacy

"Cry Out For Metal" captured the essence of the heavy metal scene in the 1980s, showcasing a blend of raw energy, soaring vocals, and intricate guitar work. The album's tracks, such as "Sinner," "Indianapolis," and the title track "Cry Out For Metal," resonated with fans and cemented Vampyr's place in heavy metal history.

Despite their relatively short active period, Vampyr's impact on the heavy metal scene remains significant. "Cry Out For Metal" continues to be cherished by fans of the genre and stands as a testament to the band's talent and passion for heavy metal.

Listen to Cry Out For Metal:

Collectors information / Album Description: 

Music Genre:

 German Heavy Metal 
Album 
Production information:
The album: "Cry Out For Metal" was produced by: Vampyr and Gama

Record Label & Catalognr:

Hot Blood Records 941385

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+LP) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1985 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Vampyr Cry Out For Metal
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Wolfgang Schwarz - Lead Vocals ( also worked in Cry Wolfe )
  • Ralf Hollmer - Guitars ( also performed in Tyrant )
  • Lubsich "Ironhead" Sterzik - Guitars ( also performed in Tyrant )
  • Markus "Nil Conan" Mayr - Bass guitar
  • Roman Sterzik - Drums
Track Listing of: "Cry Out For Metal"

The Songs/tracks on "Cry Out For Metal" are

  1. Oath 00:43
  2. Sinner 04:53
  3. Indianapolis 03:42
  4. Hell Bent Angels 03:42
  5. Scytherman 02:58
  6. Mercy Killing 03:40
  7. Metal Hymn 86 04:49
  8. Warrior 03:48
  9. Breakin' Metal 03:33
  10. Vampyr 03:00

 

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VAMPYR - Cry Out For Metal 12" Vinyl LP Album
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"Cry Ouf For Metal" Record Label Details: Hot Blood Rec © Copyright ℗ Sound Copyright

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