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Leviathan

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So, it looks as if Leviathan (Colorado progressive metal band) is doing a reunion show in January 2010.  Too bad they couldn’t have waited a few months else I would have made my way up there to see the show.  But Colorado in the middle of the winter?  No thanks.  Hell, I am already too cold here in central Texas!

Back in 1997 I went to LA to visit with Century Media and metal Blade Records as I was buying most of my stock from them when I had Acacia Music online in the late 80s.  It was a blast out there and the folks at both labels were absolutely incredible.  One great experience was going to the “office” of Century Media.  At that time they were still a small label in the USA.  Their office was an old Victorian looking 2-story house with an 8′ privacy fence around it.  Not very office-looking.  But it kept their overhead low and it was perfect for their needs.  My rep with CM, John Schultz (where are you, dude?) took me out to their warehouse in South Central LA (Hawthorne).  I just walked through the rows of CDs and merch drooling.  I brought back 200 CDs.  Many for my personal collection but most of them to sell on the website and on eBay.

One of the bands I got a hold of on the trip was Leviathan.  They had the first EP and their first 2 full-length CDs in stock so I grabbed one of each.  At the time I was a little more into prog metal than I am now and this stuff surely satisfied my tastes in the genre.

My favorite of the 3 is Riddles, Questions, Poetry and Outrage.  Such a fine album.  All 3 of these are way out of print so I’ll post them for your downloading pleasure.  Yes, I know they did a follow-up to the Riddles album, but I didn’t care for it.

Enjoy.

Leviathan (EP)

Deepest Secrets Beneath

Riddles, Questions, Poetry and Outrage

Written by The Metal Files

December 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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