9th AGGLUTINATION METAL FESTIVAL Chiaromonte, Italy
9th August 2003
I suppose it was very fascinating for David to play in the land
belonged to the Greeks first and Romans after. The Defeis' band
is in a great form, when the evening falls, the magic starts ...
and when the lights of the scene floodlights our heroes, it looks
we pass through a magic crossing for another dimension, the dimension
of steel that lives in front of our enchanted eyes again.
hours, two hours of pure Virgin Steele sound, two hours during which
the american band gives the best. Two and a half hours that will
remain impressed forever into the minds of all defenders that, together
me, tuned with ardent voices the magic chorus of "Symphony Of Steele",
''Burning Of Rome", "Invictus", "Kingdom Of The Fearless" and more
classics!! The charisma of the band, the excellent musicians, the
epic magic emitted from this music, those were all the elements
invading, with a fiery casting of pure epic heavy metal, our spirits.
The people´s participation was fiery, and all things enveloped by
magic atmosphere typically Virgin Steele. Atmospheres that captured
all presents and all VS fans.
David´s technical skills are really incredible, really great, really
powerfull. His voice is fiery and beautiful, he confirms to be a
pure singer of great quality and excellent skill not only on studio
albums, but especially in live exhibition ... his voice is a nectar
of the Gods. Pursino with his guitar gives a great show, his skill
is enormous, and he shows that with superb and splendid guitar solos
that impress always all the participants. Frank Gilchrist shows
all his great skill. Great drummer, great man, his exhibition is
A moment of very hight intensity came when the band played a piece
of the impressive "Emalaith", the involvement of peoples was higher
and higher and many tears fell from my eyes when I heard the impressive
and idyllic David's voice. And after the splendid "I Will Come For
You", the show reaches a very hight point with the execution of
historical and impressive "Noble Savage", here proposed in a splendid
live version for all lovers of the old sonorities of the band ...
and for all damned lover of this splendid and magic music called
Epic Metal ... a music without space, without time ... I'm a Savage,
I'm a King!
Vincenzo "Enzo" Ferrara www.truemetal.it
Photos by Stefano Guercia
Enzo´s original report (in Italian) at