We prepared a new release for y'all!
『BATTLEFIELD』 - a great addition to our latest release『Pinnacle』with cool outtakes! This album features different versions of released tracks from the whole career, along with the bonus tracks and one song, that officially was never released - The Newborn Sun! So, can we perceive this release as a "Best Of" album? Or maybe a "Rare Tracks" compilation? Or even as a new album release? Listen and find out for yourself!
Also, a cool Battlefield T-shirt is available by this link
Info about each track:
Guardians [Video Edit]
Video edit version of the first single for "Pinnacle"!
Inner Dimension [Remix]
Remixed and remastered version of the coolest track from the whole MOR career! Now it sounds cleaner and not overcompressed, so you can finally hear every word that sings by a choir in choruses :D
Originally released on "Dualism".
Mindcimre [Non-Album Version]
This is the first version of Mindcrime we did WITHOUT David Readman! Actually, this version was sent to him for an audition, then he recorded his vocals. Originally released on "Pinnacle".
Smash the Kings [feat. Toni Lucifer]
The first single was released prior to the "Timeless" album announcement. A collaboration with Ukrainian heavy metal band Toni Lucifer. Before this album, this song appeared as a bonus track ONLY on the Bandcamp version of "Timeless".
Void [Radio Edit]
Edited especially for radios this version appeared as a b-side for "Guardians" EP. Actually, we didn't even know if the label ever used this version for promotion :D because we haven't seen "Void" on radio charts anywhere. But it's a potential hit, isn't it?
Close Your Eyes [Retake]
Actually, this retake was published on our YouTube channel back in 2017, but it was poorly mixed, so in early 2022 we decided to fix that. But it's not as a "whole session" retake, Dimitriy re-recorded vocals (originally sung by Konstantin), and some of the keyboards were upgraded for a bigger wider atmosphere. This is the coolest track  ever released by MOR!
Originally released on "Iron Gods"
Phantom Rider [Acoustic Version]
We did this version a long time ago, it appeared once on the "Iron Gods" digipack edition as a bonus track. But the original version was released on "Dualism" album! Nelly Hanael on vocals! Great but unrated track by MOR!
Mad Song [Alternative Mix]
Actually, we get some requests a few times that this song rocks, but the mix is so damn awful. So it was remixed during "Pinnacle" sessions with the latest band sound. And it came out really cool! A snare slaps hardly in your ears, (haha) and the bass guitar finally sounds like a bass and not just a buzzing in a low end.
Originally released on "Iron Gods'
The Newborn Sun [Officially Unreleased]
Finally, this track gets the mix it deserves. At first, it was an idea to completely redo this song, but the demo version sounded so nice and fascinating. So, the decision was made to remix this song and fix all the possible issues. In the end, we have a great sound of the unrated song, that never appeared on any album (except a few compilations). This is a great track, it's a shame that it didn't find its place on "Through Reality" album...
Epilogus Part I & II [Original Version]
This version contains keyboard parts by Marat Adiev that were originally recorded but didn't appear on the album version (we felt like that were too many key arrangements). Our true fans definitely find a difference! And of course with completely remixed and remastered sound! So, this is the most"complete" version of "Epilogus", so now you can experience it!