- Originally released in 1987
- Heavy-weight Audiophile Pressing
- Remastered from Original Sources
- Colored Vinyl (Random Color)
- Black Poly-lined Sleeve
- Full color 2-sided 12”x12” printed insert
- Includes Lyrics and Photos
- Limited to just 200 copies
- Part of the Limited Run Vinyl™ series
- Also Available on CD
- 2021 Girder Records (GR1106LP)
Four albums from 80's Christian metal 80's legends, Leviticus, I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power, Setting Fire To the Earth and Knights of Heaven, have been completely remastered for vinyl (from original sources) by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound. All of them are available on colored vinyl (random) for the first time ever. The come with 2-sided full color, 12x12" printed inner sleeve with lyrics, photos and credits along with a black poly-lined inner sleeve. (Layout by Scott Waters (NoLife'TilMetal) Limited to just 200 copies each.
Leviticus could sure school the current generation of metal fans a few things, starting with the longevity that goes hand in hand with creating quality art that has stood the test of time. Leviticus interweaved a foundation of melodic metal with tendencies towards power metal with I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power and Setting Fire to the Earth along with some brilliant AOR moments with Knights of Heaven, thanks to John and Dino Elefante, to only be topped off with one of the best live performances ever (yeah, I just said that) Live at BobFest, which has none of what we all hated about live albums. More on that later.
Let's back up a moment!
Unlike the USA, not a lot of Christian Heavy Metal came out of Sweden. There have been a few bands, most notably Blindside, Crimson Moonlight, Divinefire, Jerusalem, Narnia, Pantokrator, Veni Domine, XT and of course Leviticus founded by Björn Stigsson, Håkan Andersson and Kjell Andersson in the early 80′s.
LEVITICUS amassed a huge following in Europe but attracted a much smaller following among Christian headbangers in America who had to scramble to find their products pre-internet. Thankfully, their albums were released in the United States on labels such as Pure Metal, Refuge, Spectra, and Solid Rock.
LEVITICUS – SETTING FIRE TO THE EARTH (1987)
Leviticus released their third album Setting Fire To the Earth (1987), which became a best-seller around the world, and included many great reviews in multiple different music magazines. The album finally got the group noticed in North America during their 1988 US Tour opening for Larry Norman and serving as his backing band. “Flames of Fire” and “Saved” are standout metal songs on that release, with “The Suffering Servant” being a particularly strong ballad (based on Isaiah 41 and 53).
Björn Stigsson – All guitars, basspedals and vocals
Kjell Andersson – Drums, percussion and vocals
Terry Haw – Lead vocals
Ez Gomer – Bass, basspedals and vocals
- Flames of Fire 3:20
- Saved 4:09
- The First & the Last 3:41
- I`m a Believer 3:58
- Don`t Go Out 3:35
- Elijah On Carmel 4:52
- The Suffering Servant 4:52
- Get Up 3:40
- Love Is Love 4:02