(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
Earlier this month, Glory or Death Records revealed their “Bow To Your Masters” series of tribute compilations, the first of which is for one of the most influential heavy rock bands ever… Thin Lizzy!
We have an update on the planned release time and the confirmed list of all bands involved in this glory. The releases’ Kickstarter campaign reached its goal in mere days, surpassing expectations and still has a few weeks left to the May 30th campaign end.
The campaign pre-order features digital, as well as highly-limited editions of several vinyl and art packages. Also some upcoming surprise rewards expected to be revealed in the latter part of the campaign.
Those backing the campaign at this stage are granted access to the first pressing of Bow to Your Masters Volume 1: Thin Lizzy, featuring some of today’s best heavy metal, hard rock, and heavy psych music artists.
Each band is creating their own unique spin on a classic Thin Lizzy song for the release. This tribute compilation has a truly amazing roster of artists, all hailing from some of the most innovative heavy music labels around (many that we at Riff Relevant are already frequent shoppers of). Bands from Doomentia Records, Riding Easy Records, Ripple Music, Tee Pee Records, and Totem Cat Records, just to name a few.
The TEN bands coming along for this ride are:
- Mos Generator (Seattle, WA)
- Egypt (Fargo, ND)
- White Dog (Austin, TX)
- Red Wizard (San Diego, CA)
- Slow Season (Visalia, CA)
- Mothership (Dallas, TX)
- KOOK (San José, CA)
- Great Electric Quest (Oceanside, CA)
- Sacri Monti (Encinitas, CA)
- Harsh Toke (San Diego, CA)
The launch teaser video for the Kickstarter campaign includes a sample of Mos Generator‘s monster cover of Massacre (below), with more teasers on the Kickstarter campaign page, including Egypt’s version of Suicide.
The rest of the tracks will be revealed before the end of the campaign. The album will release in the upcoming winter—with a current target sometime in November.
The album cover jacket features art from renowned album and poster artists David Paul Seymour and Austin Barrett. The four-panel cover will feature re-interpretations of classic Thin Lizzy photos and album covers. The Kickstarter campaign has various reward tiers, some of which include one of the four original art pieces that make up the cover, as well as signed screen-prints of the four cover panels.
The David Paul Seymour art is featured in the launch video created by Soul Effective Productions.
Mos Generator – Massacre
Egypt – Suicide
White Dog – ???
Red Wizard – ???
Slow Season – ???
Mothership – ???
KOOK – Thunder and Lightning
Great Electric Quest – ???
Sacri Monti – ???
Harsh Toke – ???