OUT NOW ON HELLS HEADBANGERS! 2017 pressing on Blue/Silver marbled vinyl and traditional black vinyl. Features 1 exclusive bonus track not on the CD or Cassette. Comes with a large 18" x 24" poster and printed inner sleeve. Everything is the exact same as the first pressing only the cover & inner sleeve have a matte finish instead of glossy as per Athenar's request. All other vinyl colors are sold out.
Black Heavy Metal is the law, and MIDNIGHT subjugate all subjects with their highly anticipated debut album for 2011 after nearly a decade of EPs and splits. "Satanic Royalty" is both a distillation of first-wave black metal magick and an extension into harder-rocking territories rampant with lust, filth, and sleaze. The name MIDNIGHT has been a cult one for years now, but here they prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt - bow down before their "Satanic Royalty"!
Recommended for diehards of MIDNIGHT, MIDNIGHT, and MIDNIGHT: there is only MIDNIGHT!
*"Brilliant... an unadulterated celebration of rock 'n' roll's myriad excesses. Midnight bow to no one, but you will bow to Midnight. All hail the new kings!" -Terrorizer [4/5 rating]
*"Listen here, this album fucking RULES! Words that I write on here can't explain on how much this album rules! This will be one of my contenders for album of the year! If you call yourself a metal fan, a REAL metal fan, you will HAVE to have this album in your collection!" -MetalManiacs.com
*"The band has perfected their sound over the years, and with Satanic Royalty they will storm the scene by surprise with their hard-rocking tunes...For over 30 minutes and 10 tracks, Midnight brings back that good old sound of bands like VENOM and MOTORHEAD, but making it their own with some occult rock elements... The 10 tracks in this release go flying by, and just before you know it, they are over and you will find yourself scrambling for the 'play' button once again. The songs are very well constructed and short enough to transfer energy and not get dull. The band takes advantage of an excellent production to achieve the old-school sound and yet keep it clean for snobs (like us). For having only 30 minutes of music, Satanic Royalty is an album that will drain your energy due to its octane dynamism" -InfernalMasquerade.com [9/10 rating]
*"A fucking complete, coherent, fucking awesome record, instead of just throwing together a bunch of shit. This one's the complete package, folks, from the title track's windows-down, grimy street-metal onslaught to the raging metalpunk anthem-in-the-making of 'You Can't Stop Steel': every track is a raging, drunk asshole of metal punk rock at its best. For the life of me, I cannot see who would not like this. For in this kingdom of sin, the riff is god and Midnight the (un)holy ghost" -Zero Tolerance [5.5/6 rating]
*"A modern-day VENOM: a defiantly untight and proudly blasphemous trio whose aim is complete metal blasphemy...ups the ante...Midnight isn't for the weak or squeamish, but rather some straightforward, to-the-point heavy metal with balls to spare and power from hell. Now's just as good a time as any to become a complete and total fucking Midnight devotee, so dive into some Satanic Royalty! You'll be glad you did" -Metal-Army ["A" rating]
*"Midnight have a success on their hands, an album that will prove both fun for breaking bottles over each others' domes or picking up the ladies (or gentlemen) of the night. Well, in an ideal world perhaps...but something like Satanic Royalty certainly gives me hope that those days of '80s 'edge' might well be ahead of us as well as behind." -From the Dust Returned webzine [8/10 rating]