MALTESE FALCON can easily be called the lost heroes of the golden years of heavy metal. Inspired by Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Grim Reaper, the band invaded the 80’s metal scene with a solid mixture of power, melody and heaviness. Their short, yet successful career brought a true gem – the album “Metal Rush”, released in 1984. The band’s debut album was packed with prime quality heavy metal and even though it was reminiscent of early W.A.S.P., Maltese Falcon managed to show some tricks of their own and instantly gained recognition on the Danish metal scene. “Metal Rush” starts off with the sharp opener “Alive” and is followed by such highlights as the massive “Heavy ‘n’ Loud”, the catchy “Rebellion” and the ultimate crowd-pleaser “Headbanger”. The band also included a ballad – “On Fire” – which ch immediately precedes the last song on the album, the ultra-fast title track. Musically, Maltese Falcon did not venture far from the typical heavy metal formula, however in terms of vocals, they were quite original. Some reviewers called Jensen’s voice a mixture of AC/DC’s Brain Johnson and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Indeed, his singing was extremely high-pitched and offered an interesting range of possibilities, which some critics loved and other hated.
Now, with this exclusive re-release, you can one again see the Maltese Falcon fly high all the way to the heavy metal top! First CD release of “Metal Rush” will be available in a digipak edition limited to 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The release date is set up for 19th January in Europe and 10th March in USA (via MVD).