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A0543 AGENT STEEL Skeptics Apocalypse
Front cover and photo gallery f Skeptics Apocalypse

“Skeptics Apocalypse” is the first official album by the American Speed/Power metal band “Agent Steel”, it was recorded “somewhere in Los Angeles” (as it is mentioned on the album cover).

Collector’s notes

Originally the “Skeptics Apocalypse” was released on vinyl LP during 1985. Originally released on the record label Combat with catalognr “Combat MX 8029”, Banzai Records BRC 1956 and RoadrunneR Records RR 9759.

“Skeptics Apocalypse” has been re-released several times since 2010, but not by the original companies: Combat, Banzai or RoadrunneR.

The value of RoadrunneR release on Auction Sites varies from 20€ and 30€, while online stores may ask up to 50€ for a Mint copy. Note that the album must include a custom inner sleeve (aka Original Inner Sleeve)

Album Production information:

The album: “AGENT STEEL – Skeptics Apocalypse” was produced by: Jay Jones

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Dean “Goatie” Davis

Dean Davis a sound engineer working together with “Karat Fave” on the albums “Bloodlust – Guilty as Sin” and “Megadeth – Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!”

This album was recorded December 1984 – February 1985 , Somewhere in Los Angeles

Mastered by Tom Coyne at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs

Live photos: Vickie Miellie and Teresa Trebotic

Tom Coyne is a mastering engineer from New Jersey who has mastered dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Band-members, Musicians and Performers

John Cyriis – Vocals

Juan Garcia – Guitar

Kurt Colfelt – Guitar

George Robb – Bass

Chuck Profus – Drums

Background information on the musicians:

John Cyriis is together with Chuck Profus the founding members of the “Agent Steel” band.

In the bands: “Black Reign” and “Lemegeton” , “John Cyriis” was using the pseudo: “Max Kobol”.

John Cyriis used the pseudo “Father Damien” while singing in the “Pontius Prophet” band.

In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” Chuck Profus.

The real name of Chuck Profus is Charles Profus.

Chuck Profus started his career playing drums with Agent Steel and worked with Agent Steel from 1984 till 1988. After leaving Agent Steel he played in bands like Pontius Prophet, Black Reign, Sanctuary, The MOFO Homeboys.

In the bands “Pontius Prophet” and “Black Reign” he continued to perform with his mate from “Agent Steel” John Cyriis.

George Robb is from Philadelphia and joined “Agent Steel” in 1984, after his departure he went on to form the “L.S.N.” and “Detente” bands.

Juan Garcia, has played guitars in several Heavy Metal bands, including: Abattoir, Agent Steel, Evildead and others.


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