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Singled Out: Virgin Steele's Glamour

06/23/2015
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Today David DeFeis from Virgin Steele tells us about the song "Glamour" from their brand new album "Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation," which was released today (June 23). Here is the story:

The Song "Glamour" from our new album Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation upon first glance appears to be about a woman, a relationship I have, and yes on one level it most certainly is. But it is also about my long-term love affair and addiction or obsession with my Mistress Music.

The song concerns itself with the plundering of the mind, the body and the spirit through intense ongoing passion…yes there is a real human being behind lines like:

Hell walks with flair…
She screams that it's urgent, all smack and cocaine
She smiles like a secret and asks me to tame
Her wayward divisions a beast with no name
Demanding I enter the Halls of the Slain
Counterfeit memories my lover of games
Seducing the Spirits of fools with her flame…etc…..

But again I am also speaking about what Music has done to me, and for me…the good, the bad, and the ugly….

Lines like:
Smoke rings and ashes…the hours betrayed…
With Love and with Hatred my Music is made…

Make the connection and case for that. "Glamour" wanders freely back and forth between the passions of an actual relationship or romance and my addictions…or…obsessions…and musically the big ponderous riffs and the fast maniacal riffs work in tandem to convey the mood shifts of ecstatic frenzy to mournful despair, and wild attraction to repulsion. Ultimately leading to…the line "Nevermore Will I Sleep…Nevermore Awaken…"

The enchantment…the spell…the fascination…the GLAMOUR is complete and there shall be no peace ever….

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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