"The Reign of Kate" is an over 95 minute collection of tracks from the three CHASTAIN albums: SICK SOCIETY, IN DEMENTIA and IN AN OUTRAGE. All remastered in 2019. This release also includes 3 Bonus Tracks. 2 of which are demos and the 3rd a Bonus Track previously only available in South Korea.
All three releases featured vocalist Kate French and guitarist David T. Chastain but the releases had different bassists and drummers. On SICK SOCIETY Dennis Lesh (Trouble/Stygian) was the drummer. On IN DEMENTIA bassist Kevin Kekes (Damien/Crashdollz) was added. On IN AN OUTRAGE drummer Larry Howe (Vicious Rumors) and bassist Dave Starr (Vicous Rumors/WildeStarr) joined the band.
David adds, "Fortunately I have always been able to get top notch musicians to play on the CHASTAIN albums. Each musician brings their own unique talents which helps make each record sound a little different but still "CHASTAIN."
Kate's 3 albums showcased a great diversity in her vocals. Powerful on most but really emotional on standout tracks such as "Desperately." David adds: "The album IN DEMENTIA is a Master's Class in metal vocals. Fortunately on that album we had an unlimited recording budget so Kate spent a ton of time on the vocals and it shows. You really need to listen with headphones to hear all of the different vocal parts she has embedded in those tracks."