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Virgin Steele
Guardians Of The Flame

Guardians Of The Flame
Guardians Of The FlameGuardians Of The Flame

Catno

0744430522168

Formats

1x Vinyl LP Album Limited Edition Reissue

Country

Greece

Release date

Jan 1, 2018

Genres

Rock

Media: NM or M-i
Sleeve: NM or M-

$40*

*Taxes included, shipping price excluded

A1

Don't Say Goodbye (Tonight)

4:18

A2

Burn The Sun

4:22

A3

Life Of Crime

4:39

A4

The Redeemer

7:02

B1

Birth Through Fire

0:40

B2

Guardians Of The Flame

6:19

B3

Metal City

4:10

B4

Hell Or High Water

3:17

B5

Go All The Way

3:11

B6

A Cry In The Night

3:48

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