Virgin Steele is a heavy metal band from New York originally formed in 1981.In recent years, they have displayed musical theatre, progressive and symphonic metal elements in their sound developing & writing "never done before" projects such as the Metal Opera "The House of Atreus" (based on Oresteia & the greek myth related to the Atreides) in 1999/2000 and the soundtrack for an immaginary movie "Visions of Eden " aka "The Lilith Project" (based on the sumerian legend of Lilith) in 2006.
Barbaric Romantic Music
They play what they call "barbaric romanticism" which is a symphonic, romantic & bombastic music with many elements from classical music and fantasy/mythological lyrics based on real life events.David DeFeis (all vocals, keyboards, orchestration, synth bass, swords & effects) about Virgin Steele's music: "From a whisper to a scream, barbaric, romantic, bombastic, yet subtle, grandiose, yet earthy. A call, a shout, an invocation to Freedom and the continual awakening to the a
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