Each track is re-recorded. What suited us with the old versions remain but many parts have been completely changed. Listening to old songs after many years, you always want to change something. We took the opportunity to show a new face. The main thing was not to spoil anything.
“The Last Convoy” is the most important song in the early years of KAT. In 1986, the radio would not broadcast aggressive songs like “Satan’s Night.” The Last Convoy was our ticket to the media and exposure. The first version is quite archaic but it is of its time and reflects what was then possible for us. Of course I wanted to show that this song doesn’t age. I think it worked. I am surprised to say that orthodox fans like this song very much.
“Satan’s Night” was a world view revolution. In the first version, the text contained the phrase “and at Satan’s night to take a hand, like Faust did.” For the fans, it was a sign of liberation and rebellion against the church. Currently, there are thousands of “Satan, Devils” bands, so we took a different path. More pleasant and nice. In Satan’s Night, the text has a different theme, but was written by the same author, Robert Millord. We used to make a revolution together and now we play with our work. We opened the old gate for the second time, as if it were the first!
So much for the beginning. The rest of the songs show the breakthrough time and the most important moments in the history of the band.
However, the greatest novelty and advantage of the album “The Last Convoy” is looking to the future and cooperating with a star of the calibre of Tim Ripper Owens. We are proud that Tim sang KAT with us! His experience as singer of Judas Priest and Iced Earth highlighted yet another facet of our work. Tim sang brilliantly in his distinctive style, emphasizing the genre and character of the song, and we had the opportunity to see how stars like Tim Ripper Owens regard our work.