December 01 – PLATINUM (US Metal) – Pre-Order “Iceman” – Remastered Reissue + Bonus Tracks

CD FEATURES:
• Fully remastered
• All 11 original ‘Iceman’ tracks
• Including 1986 ‘Here to Fight’ EP    (available ONLY on CD)
• Plus 2 additional bonus tracks (available ONLY on CD)
• 20-page booklet
• Original Federico Castelluccio artwork
• Complete lyrics & photos
• Extensive band history essay
• Limited to 500 worldwide

OVERVIEW: Formed in 1983 after singer Vincent Jiovino (Vincent James) and drummer Donald Siudmak (Don Versailles), wanting to go a different direction musically, would split from their previous band SS STEELE.

The duo would take the band’s bassist with them and later add lead guitarist Mitch Ryzuk (R J Mitchell). Siudmak and Jiovino immediately started collaborating full time on original material. The band would begin to gig throughout the Tri-State area presenting a glam metal image typical of the time, full of pyrotechnics and spectacle. As buzz grew throughout the circuit PLATINUM would decide to add rhythm guitarist Dean Ferriola in 1987, becoming a five-piece squad. Around this time the band would replace their bass player with new bassist Mike Paradisis (Mike Michaels).

The band would soon record their first demo. They would also film a promotional video for the track ‘In the Middle of the Night’. PLATINUM continued writing, gigging, and paying dues for the next several years playing well-known venues such as L’Amour in Brooklyn and The Cat Club in Manhattan while shopping their demo to labels gaining the attention of Atlantic Records but no deal was signed.

In 1988 PLATINUM entered Penny Lane Studios to lay down new tracks, the following year they would self-release their 4-song debut EP “Here to Fight”. Relentless promotion would follow seeing the EP sent out to magazines and fanzines around the world, soon fanmail would begin to pour in with glowing reviews following.

In 1988 PLATINUM entered Penny Lane Studios to lay down new tracks, the following year they would self-release their 4-song debut EP “Here to Fight”. Relentless promotion would follow seeing the EP sent out to magazines and fanzines around the world, soon fanmail would begin to pour in with glowing reviews following.

FOR FANS OF: Loudness, Banshee, Lion, Hurricane & Hittman

01. Iceman 02. Blind Lead the Blind 03. Freedom Fighters 04. Still in Love with You 05. Straight Through the Heart 06. Here to Fight 07. Clock Strikes Twelve 08. Give It All You Got 09. Cut Me Loose 10. Middle of the Night 11. Do Ya 12. Here to Fight 13. Rock Myself to Sleep 14. Clock Strikes 12 15. Middle of the Night 16. Don’t Let Me Walk Away 17. Put Your Body Next to Mine

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