Pure Vintage Metal! ‘The Best of Lucian Blaque’ Released This Week, Featured in Liam Neeson’s The Grey
Alright, purists. Get ready for balls-to-the-wall Metal at its peak!!
The Best of Lucian Blaque has just been unleashed from the Fervor Records Vintage Masters archives and is hitting the pavement running. Two tracks from the album have already been licensed to films, including The Grey (with Liam Neeson) which features “Running A.D. Part 2” and hits theaters nationwide on Friday. You can also hear the first cut on the album, “Gene Pool”, in Donovan’s Echo with Danny Glover (2011).
Recorded at Florida’s Morrisound Studios in 1990, this collection offers 11 tracks of the real deal- true heavy metal. Lucian Blaque became prominent in the Tampa Bay area in the late 80’s, and is considered one of the most underrated concentrations of talent in their genre. Vocalist “Mad Dog” Wade Black was celebrated for his powerful, high range chops and dead-on accuracy, often compared to Rob Halford of Judas Priest; while guitarist Kevin Wilson shredded like none other.
With notably melodic and tasteful compositions, Lucian Blaque rose above the standard flashy technical acrobatics that saturated the scene. These coastal headbangers, who shared the stage with Trixter and Queensryche, bridged the gap between the origins of Metal and the later progressive sound, embracing the best of the history of the genre. With undeniable musicianship, the result was critically acclaimed. Experience the best of Metal, the Best of Lucian Blaque!
“Lucian Blaque is the Metal bands’ Metal band, and the critic’s choice.” – Florida Xposure Magazine
The Best of Lucian Blaque is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and all major e-tailers.
Read the retrospective Maximum Metal interview with guitarist/songwriter Kevin Wilson
See live video footage of Lucian Blaque at a Florida club show