2014 reissue. In early autumn 2002, it seemed like Aria, the most renowned of Russian metal bands, was no more - three out of five musicians were out of the band. But it was not the end of the road - Aria resurrected in November together with band's ex-cohort, drummer Maxim Udalov, as well as guitarist Sergei Popov (Master, Zooom), and vocal virtuoso Arthur Berkut (Avtograf). Kreschenie Ognem (Baptism By Fire), released on CD in May of 2003, was a much-needed shot in the arm for the Russian heavy metal scene, with it's dynamic sound and vocal melodies capturing the power metal style. "Colisei (Coliseum)" and "Tam vysoko (So High Above)" became instant radio hits all over Russia. This is the first vinyl reissue of Kreschenie Ognem, and it includes two bonus tracks from the 2002 CD single Colisei (Coliseum), "Anti-Christ (Antichrist) (Instrumental Version)" and "Obman (Deception) (New Version)." Double LP presented in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. 100 random copies of initial pressing of 1000 pressed on transparent chocolate brown vinyl.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.