Spell of Iron

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Spell of Iron
Spell of Iron.jpg
Studio album by
Released December 1986
Recorded 1986
Studio MTV Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Genre Heavy metal
Length 39:44
Label Flamingo Music
Producer Kassu Halonen
Tarot chronology
Spell of Iron
(1986)
Follow Me into Madness
(1988)
Singles from Spell of Iron
  1. "Wings of Darkness" / "Back in the Fire"
    Released: April 1986
  2. "Love's Not Made for My Kind" / "Things That Crawl at Night"
    Released: December 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[1]

Spell of Iron is the first album by Finnish metal band Tarot, released in 1986 by Flamingo Music. Spell of Iron has been released on CD in 1994 by Bluelight Records, and a remastered version was released in 2006 by Spinefarm Records.[2]

The album includes the band's most popular song, "Wings of Darkness". Tarot's website is named after the song.

Track listing

All music written by Marco and Zachary Hietala, all lyrics by Marco Hietala

Side one
  1. "Midwinter Nights" – 4:35
  2. "Dancing on the Wire" – 3:11
  3. "Back in the Fire" – 5:38
  4. "Love's Not Made for My Kind" – 3:28
  5. "Never Forever" – 3:16
Side two
  1. "Spell of Iron" – 3:32
  2. "De Mortui Nil Nisi Bene" (instrumental) – 3:29
  3. "Pharao" – 3:01
  4. "Wings of Darkness" – 3:40
  5. "Things That Crawl at Night" – 5:54

Remastered CD edition bonus tracks

  1. "Love's Not Made for My Kind" (1995 version) – 4:00
  2. "Back in the Fire" (live) – 5:39
  3. "Love's Not Made for My Kind" (live) – 3:20
  4. "Back in the Fire" (single version) – 5:39
  5. "I Don't Care Anymore" (demo) – 3:42
  6. "Lady Deceiver" (demo) – 3:50
  7. "Blood Runs Cold" (demo) – 2:49

Personnel

Tarot
  • Marco Hietala – lead vocals, bass, synthesizer on track 10
  • Zachary Hietala – lead guitars, backing vocals
  • Mako H. – rhythm guitars, lead guitar on track 8, backing vocals
  • Pecu Cinnari – drums, backing vocals
Production
  • Kassu Halonen – producer, synthesizer on track 4, backing vocals on track 8
  • Jari Laasanen – engineer, mixing
  • Mika Myyryläinen – reissue producer with Tarot
  • Janne Tolsa – reissue producer, bonus tracks engineer and mixing
  • Mikko Tegelman – bonus tracks engineer and mixing
  • Mikko Karmila – bonus tracks engineer

References

  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  2. ^ "Tarot Releases: Spell of Iron". Official Tarot Website. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
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