This, of course, is momentous news. For further info, which we’re sure you’re hungering for, we’ve asked Virgin Steele founder and mastermind David DeFeis to explain the whole box set and the ideas surrounding it…:

“Cheers, Greetings & Salutations Dear Ever Faithful Eternal Metal Listeners and Friends of the Musical Realm & Written Word Domain! I am putting pen to paper today to inform you all about what we have been doing over the past year and what this Box Set you are shortly to be holding in your hands is all about, its back story… how we arrived here at this place, and perhaps a bit more about where we might be heading…

As some of you may know we have been re-issuing the Virgin Steele Catalogue bit by bit over the past several years, and in doing so we have consistently been adding copious amounts of bonus material to accompany all these various re-issue offerings. The last two albums scheduled as part of the re-issue campaign we began, are the albums: The Book of Burning & Hymns To Victory. When those two albums first appeared they were released simultaneously, therefore we thought why not once again issue them at the exact same time, but… this time let’s include a brand new album and create a kind of Box Set package. Well… once we began planning and recording for such an endeavour we very soon accumulated far more material than what could possibly fit on one disc… so… we thought OK fine… we’ll plan on releasing two new discs chock full of new material to go along with these last two re-issues… and… shortly after that decision was made, we managed to record even more new material, so now we have in addition to the two re-issues, (which by the way do contain one bonus track each), well Friends we now have actually three brand new discs of VS material included within this special Box Set release!

I wish to stress the fact that what we have done here with our Box Set is include three brand new albums, not bundle in merely a collection of old bonus tracks we had hanging around for ages and ages… These three new discs contain either brand new original songs written and recorded within just these past few months, or brand new re-written covers of songs that we enjoy and felt could be re-cast in the VS style, or… new recordings of classic VS material done either in a special orchestral type setting or stripped way down and re-imagined in vastly different form. Again at the risk of repetition…these aren’t tracks that have been sitting around in the vaults waiting… these are all newly recorded tracks completed specifically for this particular Box Set release. I don’t know if anyone has ever done this kind of thing before, but we felt that for us it was absolutely necessary to do this, and it makes perfect sense for where we are… at this moment.

OK Friends with glass in hand as is only proper as proprietor of the Vineyard, I shall be your guide to this Netherworld and I shall discuss and try to reveal a bit of something about the Spirit and Flavour of each of the five Discs contained within this Epic Box Set we call: Seven Devils Moonshine”.

SPV / Steamhammer is proud to release this box set on November 23rd, 2018 including five CDs (a total of eighty eight songs) where three CDs contain totally new songs and new versions. The package will also include a sticker and a 24 page booklet with new lyrics and photos by David DeFeis.

CD 1 Ghost Harvest (The Spectral Vintage Sessions) Vintage 1 – Black Wine For Mourning (new album)

Seven Dead Within
Green Dusk Blues
Psychic Slaughter
Bonedust (Orchestral Version)
Hearts on Fire
Child of The Morning Star
Murder in High-Gloss Relief
Princess Amy
Wicked Game

Clouds Of Oblivion Medley (Tracks 12 & 13)

Little Wing
The Gods Don’t Remember…

CD 2 Ghost Harvest (The Spectral Vintage Sessions) Vintage 2 – Red Wine For Warning (new album)

The Evil in Her Eyes (Piano & Vocal Version)
Feelin’ Alright
Sister Moon

Summertime Darkness Suite (Tracks 4, 5, & 6)

Sweating Into Dawn
Black Leaves Swirl Down My Street
Rip Off

The Gods Are Hungry Triptych (Tracks 8, 9, & 10)

The Gods Are Hungry Poem
The Poisoned Wound
The Birth of Beauty
Profession of Violence…
Rock Steady
Slow & Easy “Intro”
Jesus Just Left Chicago

Late Night Barroom Hoodoo Medley (Tracks 16, 17, 18, & 19)

Soul Kitchen
When the Music’s Over
Crawling King Snake
When the Music’s Over “Reprise”

The Drained White Suite (Tracks 21, 22, & 23)

After Dark
Wake The Dead
The Graveyard Dance
The Triple Goddess
Twilight of the Gods (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
Transfiguration (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)

CD 3 Gothic Voodoo Anthems (new album)

I Will Come for You (Orchestral Version)
Queen of the Dead (Orchestral Version)
The Orpheus Taboo (Orchestral Version)
Kingdom of the Fearless (The Destruction Of Troy) (Orchestral version)
The Black Light Bacchanalia (Orchestral Version)
Zeus Ascendant
By the Hammer of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor) (Orchestral Version)

The Gothic Voodoo Suite (Tracks 8, 9 & 10)

Rumanian Folk Dance No. 3 “Pe Loc”
Delirium “Excerpt”
Snakeskin Voodoo Man (Orchestral Version)
The Enchanter

The Fire & Ice Medley (Tracks 12, 13 & 14)

Bone China
No Quarter
Bone China “Reprise”

Passion In The French Quarter Medley (Tracks 15 & 16)

Chloe Dancer
Gentle Groove
Death Letter Blues

CD 4 Hymns To Victory (re-release)

Flames of thy Power (From Blood They Rise)
Through the Ring of Fire
Crown of Glory (Unscarred) (In Fury Mix)
Kingdom of the Fearless (The Destruction Of Troy)
The Spirit of Steele (Acoustic Version)
A Symphony of Steele (Battle Mix)
The Burning of Rome (Cry For Pompeii)
I Will Come For You
Dust From the Burning & Amaranth (Orchestral Versions)

Bonus Tracks
Noble Savage (Long Lost Early Mix)
Mists of Avalon

CD 5 The Book Of Burning (re-release)

Conjuration of the Watcher
Don’t Say Goodbye (Tonight)
Rain of Fire
Hellfire Woman
Children of the Storm
The Chosen Ones
The Succubus
Minuet in G Minor
The Redeemer
I Am the One
Hot and Wild
Birth Through Fire
Guardians of the Flame
The Final Days
A Cry in the Night
Queen of the Dead (Nordic Twilight Version) – Bonus Track