9 October 2002
by David Hilsenrath
VIRGIN STEELE. WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN THIS EPIC HISTORY WITH THIS
AMAZING, CONTINUOUSLY INNOVATIVE METAL OUTFIT? PERHAPS IT'S BEST
TO JOURNEY BACK TO SEPTEMBER, 1986 TO THE CAMPUS OF THE NEW YORK
STATE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN OLD WESTBURY, WHERE DAVID DEFEIS
AND EDWARD PURSINO PAID A MUCH WELCOME VISIT TO "WNYT"
(THE COLLEGE'S RADIO STATION), TO DISCUSS THE RELEASE OF "NOBLE
SAVAGE". IT WAS DURING THE AFOREMENTIONED ON-AIR DISCUSSION
WHERE I INITIALLY DISCOVERED HOW INSIGHTFUL AND ARTICULATE THESE
GENTLEMEN WERE. I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE STAYED IN CONTACT WITH DAVID
ALL THIS TIME AND I AM TREMENDOUSLY EXCITED ABOUT THE BAND'S CURRENT
STATE OF AFFAIRS: ie, THE SUCCESS OF "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS -
ACT II", "THE BOOK OF BURNING", "HYMNS TO VICTORY",
THE RECENT RE-ISSUES OF "VIRGIN STEELE" & "GUARDIANS
OF THE FLAME", AND ALL THE EUROPEAN & USA CONCERTS, ESPECIALLY
THE TWO TREMENDOUS SHOWS IN NY ... (PERHAPS A THIRD ONE IS IMMINENT),
AND OF COURSE THE UPCOMING SHOWS COMING SOON AGAIN IN EUROPE.
AS YOU ALL KNOW, VIRGIN STEELE HAS FORGED SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE
HEAVY METAL EPICS OF OUR TIME. TO BE A FAN OF VIRGIN STEELE, IS
TO APPRECIATE ALL THE GLORY, ROMANCE, MAGIC, NOBILITY AND VALOR
OF LIFE. THE MUSIC HAS ALWAYS SPOKEN FOR ITSELF... AND CONTINUES
TO EXPRESS THE INNER THOUGHTS OF ALL OF US WHO HAVE COME TO REALIZE,
THAT A NOBLE STANCE INDEED BEARS A PROUDFUL MANE!!!
OK, ENUFF NOSTALGIA AND FANFARE!!! LET'S FLASH FORWARD TO THE PRESENT
(OCTOBER 9, 2002 TO BE PRECISE), AND MY RECENT CONVERSATION WITH
MR. DEFEIS & MR. PURSINO ABOUT LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT
Q: HAIL DAVID! LET'S GET RIGHT TO IT! TWO OUTSTANDING NY SHOWS
(MULCAHY'S & LAMOUR)! TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE AWESOME CROWD
RESPONSE AFTER NOT HAVING PLAYED TO A NEW YORK AUDIENCE FOR OVER
David DeFeis: I don't know really? Perhaps the crowd was
just responding to the fact that we have performed quite a bit lately
and they feel our confidence, or ... they missed us perhaps! Whatever
the reason, I am thankful & Eternally grateful to all, for the
incredible reception!!! What do you think Edward?
Edward Pursino: I think it's simply the songs! The audience
responds to the songs, and of course our delivery of them. Or maybe
its those leather pants!
Or perhaps your new haircut! HA!!!
Q: GREAT, GREAT!!! HEY, I UNDERSTAND THAT A 3RD NEW YORK SHOW
IS IN THE WORKS. ARE YOU AT LIBERTY TO COMMENT ON THAT?
David: Ahhh... not just yet, as all the details are not
quite finalized. But ... if all goes well, it should be a Night
Edward: Yes Dave plans to behead his enemies onstage with
the Flaming Sword!!!
Q: OH I SEE. MOST INTERESTING!!! OK THEN LET'S TALK ABOUT THE
SURGE OF RECORDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED OVER THE PAST YEAR.
"HYMNS TO VICTORY", "THE BOOK OF BURNING" AND
MOST RECENTLY THE RE-ISSUES, "VIRGIN STEELE I" AND "GUARDIANS
OF THE FLAME". YOU CERTAINLY HAVE GIVEN YOUR FANS QUITE A CATALOGUE
OF LATE. WOULD IT BE ACCURATE TO DESCRIBE "HYMNS ..."
AS A COLLECTION OF VIRGIN STEELE'S "GREATEST HITS" ...
OR SHOULD I SAY EPICS?
David: Hmmmm .... Yes, "HYMNS ..." is a collection
of sorts, an Anthology of various tracks from NOBLE SAVAGE up to
the present day. Yes mainly Epics ... Ha!!! It does include various
Bonus Tracks and alternate versions of the songs as well. Of special
note is: THE SPIRIT OF STEELE in an acoustic arrangement, and a
heavier version of A SYMPHONY OF STEELE (THE BATTLE MIX). Oh, and
not to forget ... MISTS OF AVALON, a delicate bit that Ed and I
recorded live in the studio late one evening.
Edward: Yeah, that's an interesting track, with a different
type of guitar tuning. We wrote that when we were planning on re-issuing
"AGE OF CONSENT", but we didn't put it on that re-issue.
David wasn't sure about it so he never mixed it. He was ill the
night we recorded it, and he perhaps thought he might wish to re-cut
the vocal I think.
David: Yes that's true, but when I dug the tape out to listen
to it as a contender for the "HYMNS TO VICTORY" CD, I
said ... it is actually fine, and the mood is accurately captured
for the song. I rather like how it turned out, it's a very direct
Edward: Yeah, the vocal totally fits to my guitars, and
the entire evening was documented quite nicely! The room was alive
Q: "THE BOOK OF BURNING" CONTAINS SEVERAL REWORKED
SONGS AND A FEW UNRELEASED TRACKS. REGARDING THE REWORKED MATERIAL,
HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHICH TUNES YOU WANTED TO RE-INTRODUCE FOR THIS
David: I chose to do those songs that the Band knew, and
had been playing live for years, like: DON'T SAY GOODBYE (TONIGHT)
& A CRY IN THE NIGHT, and also those songs that we had either
done occasionally in the past, or that I thought the band would
enjoy doing now, like THE REDEEMER, GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME &
CHILDREN OF THE STORM. Only the ones that I felt we could still
enjoy or perform convincingly were chosen.
Q: VOILE!!! NOW WE HAVE "VIRGIN STEELE I" AND "GUARDIANS
..." ... FINALLY!!! BUT, WHY AT THIS TIME? WHY NOT A YEAR AGO
... OR NEXT YEAR?
David: All things come in their time. This is/was their
time. I always planned on doing them, when I could properly devote
the right amount of time and energy to them. Since we really fired
up the Band again during the "MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL"
Era, we have been going full tilt! There was no time to deal with
the early works properly until after "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS -
ACT II" - Tour was finished. That's when I began compiling
all the tapes and sorting everything out. Everything fell into place
rather quickly and the CD's were ready, so ... the Label wanted
to put them out. It kind of caps off our year, and allows everyone
to regroup before the next new madness begins!!!
Edward: People ought to realize that we have been working
non-stop for a long time, especially Dave! In January of 2001 we
released "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS - ACT II", which is a double
CD, went on tour, came back and did "THE BOOK OF BURNING"
& "HYMNS TO VICTORY", for January 2002, and now the
two re-issues! Holy shit that's a lot of Music!!! And that's only
the last two years! Before that was "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS -
ACT I", "INVICTUS", "THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN
& HELL" PARTS I & II and "MAGICK FIRE MUSIC",
plus touring, and ... David was also involved with the stage presentations
of the "ATREUS OPERA", and "THE MARRIAGE - OPERA"!
All the CD's are long and involved, so now a bit of a breather is
in order I think. I know I'm exhausted just thinking about it, so
I can't understand or imagine how David has now already begun working
on the next Operatic-stage spectacle, the tour and ... the new albums!
Yes plural, albums! Oh yeah, he also wants to start planning a DVD
and the LIVE Album!
David: Ahhh... a mere bag of shells!
Q: THIS MAY NOT BE A FAIR QUESTION BUT I'M FEELING BRAVE ...
IS THERE ONE VIRGIN STEELE ALBUM THAT RATES ABOVE ALL THE OTHERS
IN YOUR OPINION ... OR IN OTHER WORDS, WHICH WORK IS YOUR PROUDEST
David: It is rather difficult to say, as I enjoy them all
for a variety of different reasons. But ... I am possibly closest
to the compositions found on "THE HOUSE OF ATREUS - ACT II"
and some of the ACT I things like KINGDOM OF THE FEARLESS, as well
as all the "INVICTUS" / "MARRIAGE ..." PARTS
I & II tracks ... especially EMALAITH, SYMPHONY, etc ... oh
yeah, also PERFECT MANSIONS. But the compositions on ACT II ...
I'm really happy to have been able to stretch out and offer really
diverse moods, from MOIRA to A TOKEN OF MY HATRED, to FANTASY &
FUGUE IN D MINOR, it is a well rounded trip.
Edward: I like them all as well, but perhaps I am partial
to "THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL - PART II". The
whole feel of it just gets me. The atmosphere, the mood of the things
is just ... huge! And ... yeah, I can't forget Part I too, with
tracks like WEEPING OF THE SPIRITS, I WILL COME FOR YOU, etc. I
always say there should be awards for Metal Songs, because I think
KINGDOM OF THE FEARLESS should win one! It is the best Metal Song
of all time in my book ... of burning! Ha, Ha!
Q: ANY FAVORITE SONGS BY OTHERS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MENTION?
Edward: Anything from Led Zeppelin I and II.
David: Ahhh... some many ... too many to mention! Perhaps
"Leave it there the Cat'll get it" by Ed Norton and "I'm
a Man Who Brives A Dus" by Ralph Kramdon.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT LINE-UP ... EDWARD PURSINO REMAINS
YOUR PARTNER IN METAL ON LEAD GUITAR. CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH HIM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS? AND WHAT ABOUT FRANK GILCHRIEST?
David: I have known Edward since we were teenagers. I have
a special connection musically with him, because we have spent so
much time making music together, and mainly also because I understand
him as a human being, and as a friend. We give each other the space
that is necessary, and we are there if one needs the other. I depend
on his rock solid sensibilities onstage and off. Edward has a beautiful
hippie soul that always manages to remain positive in this decaying
world. I admire that! Frank Gilchriest has been with us now since
about 1994, and he I am happy to say, is still in proud possession
of the eternal love to be the most powerful drummer on the face
of the planet! He is better than ever and getting better by the
hour! I am honored to have him in the group. He's a warm hearted
Q: AND EDWARD CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT DAVID THAT WE
MIGHT NOT BE AWARE OF?
Edward: Hmmmmm... ah... Maybe, but he might throw the Sword
at me. Ummm, seriously Dave is extremely hardworking, determined
and focused, combined with a massive drive to keep pushing the boundaries
of what we are trying to achieve! This can be rather exhausting
for the rest of us at times, because when things are going well
..., because he never wants to stop! If we are rehearsing or onstage,
and he feels that he is in good shape vocally, he wants to keep
on ... and on ... "Just one more song, guys" is his anthem.
If he doesn't feel like he is in good voice ... stay out of his
way, he breaks things! But yeah, we're close, like Page & Plant
or Jagger and Richards, you know it's the chemistry man.
David: I think you can hear that chemistry in the songs
we collaborate on, like THE WINE OF VIOLENCE or THE RAVEN SONG.
Also you can see & hear it onstage. I included the live track
BLUES DELUXE OREGANATA (I MIGHT DROWN) on the re-issue of "GUARDIANS
...", so people could hear that early, primal chemistry that
exists on that track. It's earthy, free and powerful. You can hear
the audience really enjoying themselves.
Q: I UNDERSTAND, FRANK GILCHRIEST EXPERIENCED A FREAK INJURY
ON A RECENT EUROPEAN TOUR. CAN YOU ELABORATE ON WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?
Yes, that's true. It was a freak thing and immensely painful for
him. We had just finished our last song at the SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL,
and we were all coming down to the front of the stage to take our
bows. Frank stepped off of his drum riser, directly onto a thick
power cable which slid out from under him. His leg went one way,
his foot went another, and he seriously twisted his ankle, plus
all the lower foot tendons and muscles. I was unaware of it until
we started to go down the steps at the back of the stage. The audience
wanted more, but Frank's foot was shot to Hell. I had to go out
and tell the crowd that we couldn't continue.
Edward: It was a shame, because the gig was really spectacular.
Dave suggested to do an acoustic number, but my guitar was whacked
of tune by that point. Strange ending to a great gig!
David: We then left SWEDEN for ITALY, and once we arrived
there, we took Frank to the Hospital. What a bizarre experience
that was!!! Driving in an Italian ambulance is insane!!! They drive
like it's the demolition derby!!! Ahhh... food for another conversation!
Anyway, the Doctor wrapped his foot up, and we made plans to give
Frank a special shot right before we went out onstage to perform
at the GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL. This was another interesting experience
which... we captured on film! Immediately after the injection, Frank
said to me, "I feel strange, I don't know if it's a good strange
or a bad strange, but it is ... strange". He played great though.
The guy rules!
Edward: That whole day was strange at the GODS FESTIVAL.
We go out there to do our show and what happens ... the entire power
onstage goes out! After about 20 minutes it was restored and we
could go on, but it was unnerving!
David: 25,000 people and the fucking power goes out!!! It
was like fucking Lost In Space!!!
Edward: Anxiety attacks, and strangeness all around, but
... a good show.
David: Yes a good show! And a fun interview with the Italian
Rock TV afterwards that I would love to see, because by that time
we were completely out of our minds, on some really fine Italian
THIS BRINGS US TO THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK, JOSHUA BLOCK, ON BASS
GUITAR. HOW DID JOSH FIND HIS WAY INTO THE BAND?
I found him playing guitar in a music store. I gave him a copy of
the "INVICTUS" album, and then I saw him again in another
music store, and he was playing the main riff from the song INVICTUS.
I told Dave about it and he said "Yeah, well tell him to learn
the whole song, and then he can come down and we'll check him out".
So... that's what we did.
Q: HOW QUICKLY WAS JOSH ABLE TO FAMILIARIZE HIMSELF WITH THE
David: Fairly quickly, as we were quite demanding as regards
the amount of material he had to learn. He does have the ability
to handle those demands, as his ear is quite good.
Edward: Dave & I both worked with Josh quite a bit and
eased the situation along for him. He has fit in quite nicely! And
he's really easy to get along with. He does have this habit of falling
in love wherever we go, which makes leaving for the next town an
HOW DOES EVERYONE WITHIN THE BAND GET ALONG?
Edward: Pretty well! No problems here! No clashing egos,
no backstabbing bullshit! All is fine!!! If we didn't like each
other it would have ended long ago.
David: Everyone respects each other's abilities and concerns
so things remain functioning smoothly. VIRGIN STEELE is and needs
to be/remain a well oiled machine, in order to accomplish all we
have accomplished, and all we still have before us.
Q: NOW THAT WE'VE COVERED RECENT RELEASES AND THE CURRENT PERSONNEL,
LET'S ADDRESS THE INSANITY OF THE LIVE SET LIST! YOU HAVE OVER 110
SONGS IN YOUR REPERTOIRE ... HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY SELECT TWO HOURS'
WORTH OF MATERIAL?
Edward: With an ouija Board!
Yes or a roll of the dice! It is extraordinarily difficult these
days! What we try to do is provide a fair selection from all the
albums, and what really helps is if we are performing during a tour,
we can change the set list nightly, changing things up as we go.
For one off gigs and festivals where we might only have an hour
or less ... it is very difficult to decide on what to play!!! Our
headlining set gets longer and longer ... ha!!! But even when we
have a set planned ... we often change it mid-stream during the
evening, as the mood strikes us!
Edward: Yes, one must stay on ones toes, as one never knows
what will happen! We usually go out on tour knowing over 50 or so
songs from the albums. It's demanding to keep all that in the memory.
More Gingko Biloba in the tour rider!!! Yeah, we are not one of
those bands that plays the same 15-20 songs every night. We like
to keep the set fresh and ... there is a great deal of improvisation
built into the show as well. We need to feel free onstage, and not
be like robots. In this way everytime we come to a song, it feels
like the first time, and the audience can respond to that fresh
Q: YOUR RECENT EUROPEAN TOURS HAVE INCLUDED THE SUPPORT OF ACTS
SUCH AS ANGRA, HAMMERFALL AND FREEDOM CALL. HOW IS THE RAPPORT AMONG
David: Quite good! Very friendly! We have had enormous fun
with all of those bands! Excellent!
Edward: Yeah, great people all around, no complaints here.
David: Yeah, absolutely!
Q: WHAT BANDS ARE YOU PARTICULARLY FOND OF RIGHT NOW?
David: The same ones I grew up with like QUEEN, ZEPPELIN
& SABBATH, plus ... THE CULT, MOTHER LOVE BONE, THE GATHERING,
TYPE O NEGATIVE ... UFO, BOWIE, T.REX ... and ... The Howling of
my 4 Cats!!!
Edward: Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad,
Whitesnake ... the list goes on.
Q: WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO UP-N-COMING BANDS THAT ARE TRYING
TO BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS?
Edward: Don't quit your day job! Selling hats is easier
than selling songs! Ahhh, actually be careful and don't trust lawyers.
What do you say Dave?
David: I say ... Never, I mean never give up your publishing!
Hold on to your songs, nurture them, & love them, because they
are your children! And ... only get into this business, if you have
a sincere love for music for its own sake. Don't enter the music
business to get rich quick ... it never happens!
Edward: And one more thing: maintain your sense of humor!
David: And learn to love taking cold showers in winter!
Q: I KNOW THAT QUEEN HAD A PRONOUNCED INFLUENCE ON YOU DAVID,
PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF VIRGIN STEELE. IN FACT, YOU'VE GONE ON RECORD
SAYING "QUEEN II" WAS YOUR FAVORITE ROCK RECORD OF ALL
TIME. WHAT ELEMENTS OF THAT ALBUM STICK OUT IN YOUR MIND?
David: The outstanding compositions, combined with brilliant
arrangement ideas and excellent performances / production! Ultimately
the songs! They are extremely well written. It is Metal of a completely
different sort. It has Drama, Romance, Aggression, Power, Beauty,
Total Class, and supreme MAGICK!!!
LET'S GET BACK TO VIRGIN STEELE. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'VE BEEN IN
PREPARATIONS FOR THE NEXT ALBUM. HAVE SONGS BEEN ALREADY WRITTEN?
CAN YOU SHARE ANY TITLES AT THIS TIME?
David: Yes I am deeply into the writing process at this
time. I'm actually working on two different song cycles or projects
if you will, at once. The first is based on Ancient Sumerian Legends
and concerns a person called Lilith. She was considered the first
"wife" of Adam, before Eve came into the picture. Apparently
She was too much Woman for poor old Adam, and She flew the coop!
It is powerful stuff, meant to provoke deep thought, conversations,
etc. The other project ... well ... I won't tell you about that
now. All I will say is that ... it will be very fucking heavy!
Q: HOW DO IDEAS FOR SONGS FIRST ENTER YOUR MIND?
David: Directly through the frontal lobe, the door, the
window or the chimney! Ahhh... it's always different. Sometimes
I'll be at the piano, other times ideas come while I'm driving the
car, or doing some kind of manual task. The mind expands greatly
when the body is engaged elsewhere! Sometimes a lyric or a title
comes first to spark the song, other times the music is first. Occasionally
both music & lyric are conceived simultaneously, as in the case
of hmmm... SELF CRUCIFIXION! I played and sang the opening lyrics
straight away, upon sitting down at the keyboard. Whatever the initial
inspiration is, I then spend hours trying to develop the song into
a meaningful, coherent form.
Q: And you Edward?
Edward: Usually a riff will suggest itself to me or a chord
progression, and then it's all building from there, you know further
exploration and development.
Q: IF I GIVE YOU A SONG TITLE, CAN YOU RECALL IT'S INITIAL BIRTH?
FOR EXAMPLE, "I WILL COME FOR YOU"?
Yes of course. That one came to me lyrics first! It was an amazing
stream of consciousness type of thing, where I remember I had gotten
out of bed, and upon walking into the next room, all these ideas
started sprouting in my brain, sooo... I quickly grabbed my notebook,
and wrote everything down as it came to me! I then went to the piano
and tried the words out against various musical bits that the phrasing
and attitude of the words suggested to me. And of course further
development ensued, which resulted in the whole more classical middle
section. Again, whatever the spark ... the rest is development,
using all one's creative, emotional, physical, and musical powers,
plus all the knowledge acquired over the years. I try to stay true
to the initial feeling of whatever emotion I am trying to portray.
Q: What about "I WAKE UP SCREAMING"?
Edward: That one started out as a riff that I had, which
I brought over to Dave's, and he suggested the verse ideas and various
harmonies and such. We then both proceeded from there, by jamming
it several times and he would sing whatever lyrics popped into his
head and we recorded it on a cassette. If a song holds up to repeated
listenings on the cassettes, then ... we know it can make the album!
HOW IS THE RECORDING PROCESS?
David: Generally it is fairly easy and straightforward.
We get the job done quickly and efficiently. Sometimes it can be
hair-pulling, if things are not going well, or if someone in the
room is not paying complete attention.
Edward: Yeah, I recall one session that was full of complete
chaos, where David had the engineer in tears! The poor guy had made
some sort of technical error and he didn't own up to it, he tried
to hide it from us, so everytime we came to a certain section of
the song, there was a breakdown. Well finally Dave went completely
crazy and I thought the engineer was going to have a heart attack!
But generally those are exceptions rather than the rule.
Q: DAVID, & EDWARD, I FIND IT FASCINATING THAT GENTLEMEN
OF YOUR CELEBRITY STATUS REMAIN SO GROUNDED ... ESPECIALLY AFTER
THE RECENT YEARS OF BREAKING - OR CONQUERING - NEW GROUND WITH NEW
AUDIENCES. WHAT DO YOU CREDIT AS BEING THE REASON FOR YOUR DOWN
TO EARTH NATURE?
David: Thank you very much Good Sir!!! You are a Gentleman
and an officer! Ha!!! Ahhh... Gravity I suppose, and having great
people around me who are supportive. I dislike "airs"
so I don't put on any. I am what I am, take it or leave it.
Edward: I don't know. I guess I am just not built that way.
I'm a straight ahead person that doesn't have time for that kind
of behavior. It doesn't intrigue me.
Q: I BELIEVE THAT YOU KNOW PETER STEELE FROM TYPE O NEGATIVE.
HOW DID THIS FRIENDSHIP EVOLVE? DO YOU THINK YOU GUYS MIGHT EVER
COLLABORATE ON A PROJECT IN THE FUTURE?
David: I met him through some mutual friends that we have.
He's a very nice and very talented guy, so who knows. Perhaps if
he was interested in doing so. I would enjoy it.
Q: DAVID & EDWARD, I KNOW YOU TO BE MEN WITH GOOD TASTES
... FINE WINE, FINE FOOD AND FINE MINDS. DESCRIBE FOR ME AN IDEAL
EVENING OUTSIDE OF A VIRGIN STEELE CONCERT.
David: By The Hammer Of Zeus!!! Let's see ... hmmmm.....
So many choices ... A Pagan Ritual Ceremony, A Night of Solitude
... hmmm.... well, the Evening should include my Raven haired Angel/Goddess,
plus an interesting meal with a potent wine and amazing and stimulating
conversation, etc., "climaxing" with that ultimate of
unions, as I say, "where the Lifestream touches Eternity"!
Edward: Mine would include a similar experience. But I would
add ... NO FUCKING PHONE CALLS ALLOWED!!! Peace & tranquillity
... that's all I'm asking for. PEACE!!!!!!!
Q: DAVID, AS WE CLOSE ... WHAT WORDS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE
WITH YOUR EVER-FAITHFUL FANS AROUND THE WORLD?
David: I wish to Thank Everyone who has Faith, Belief and
Sincere Interest in what we do here in VIRGIN STEELE! I wish to
say Thanks for all the Glorious Years thus far, and I look forward
to the Future with the Greatest Enthusiasm!!! BY THE HAMMER &
THE NINE, LET VICTORY BE THINE!!!!!! Remember also the Aztecs...
the End of the World is (according to them), December 23, 2012.
Sooo.... have some Fucking Fun!!!
Edward: To the Fans: Thanks a million! You are the best
Fans a Band could ever hope for!!!
DAVID, EDWARD, IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE IN YOUR COMPANY.
YOUR ELOQUENCE SHINES AS BRIGHTLY TODAY AS IT EVER DID ... PERHAPS
EVEN BRIGHTER. BEST OF LUCK AND SUCCESS WITH VIRGIN STEELE ALWAYS.
David: Thank you very much Good Sir. May the Gods &
Goddesses smile upon you Eternally!!!
Edward: Thanks very much for your Noble support!