Look, alot of you Virgin Steele fans already know that way back in 1985, David DeFeis & members of Virgin Steele, of this very album, basically took over and became for a short time a band named Exorcist. That album "Nightmare Theatre", was a thrash metal masterpiece, almost singlehandedly steering the musical style into more theatrical elements, and creating one classic of an album. Of course, Virgin Steele was more important to these guys, and after only one incredible album, Exorcist was left in the dust for Steele's more power metal, well, chessiness. Such a shame.
If Mr. David DeFeis ever reads this, then read this: Whatever it takes, get that Exorcist album a proper CD release PLEASE! I personally owned the mass produced bootleg CD, y'know the one that was mastered from a "vinyl" copy, for six years now, and I want it with the clarity it truly deserves! Your fans deserve to hear your 2000 track "Fire Of Ecstasy" as it was ORIGINALLY intended from way back in 1985 as "Call Of The Exorcist", as it was first written and recorded for the Exorcist album.
The two bands are so different, yet with the same guys from this very album, that if you heard Exorcist, you too would realize what this band "coulda" been. DeFeis, you got most of your catalog out there for fans, give 'em the lost (and possibly greatest) chapter. Please get "Nightmare Theatre" out there!