The Passion Of Dionysus is the first album after eight years from the US epic metal legends, Virgin Steele - fronted by singer and mastermind David DeFeis.
At a time when cultural innovation is being side-lined as never before and many unusual forms of music are succumbing to the temptation of the commercially more lucrative mainstream, Virgin Steele are the shining silver lining. For over 40 years, mastermind David DeFeis has kept one of the most imaginative bands in the power metal genre on track with his excellent songwriting and charismatic voice.
At the same time, DeFeis has never stopped evolving as a composer, musician and producer, updating his symphonic-tinged sound with exciting new influences. He has already accomplished this many times over with classics like Invictus (1998), The House Of Atreus I and II (1999/2000), and Visions Of Eden (2006). With his current album The Passion Of Dionysus, DeFeis surpasses himself in his unbridled creativity. Eight years after the acclaimed studio opus Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, DeFeis' brilliant style manoeuvres the album through a gripping parable about control and freedom, creating another highlight of the Virgin Steele career.
The Passion Of Dionysus is available as a CD digipak (including a poster), a gatefold double LP, and in digital form.