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Formed in 1980 by Dennis Stratton (guitar) on his exit from Iron Maiden, he was joined in this crusade by vocalist Jess Cox (b. England, ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang), Frank Noon (Next Band/ Def Leppard) on drums, Steve Mann (Liar) on guitar and Rocky Newton (Wildfire) on bass. They made their highly impressive debut one Saturday night at the Marquee, London, but suffered from bad press thanks to criticism of Cox. This led to the cancellation of the next two appearances and saw Cox replaced by Reuben Archer (Lautrec). Noon quit in 1981 to join Paul Di’Anno’s band before setting off for Waysted. The nucleus of Stratton, Mann and Newton continued with various line-ups that included drummers Les Binks (Judas Priest) and Clive Edwards (Grand Prix). In 1982 they signed to Heavy Metal Records but only managed to release one track, on the Heavy Metal Heroes, Vol. 2 compilation. That track, ‘Lionheart’, remains the only representative recording of their early sound, as they later changed their style significantly. With the addition of Chad Brown on vocals and session drummer Robert Jenkins, they went on to record an album with producer Kevin Beamish (REO Speedwagon). This was a slick, Americanized effort that failed to capture the old fans’ interest or that of their target audience in the USA. In 1985 the band continued with drummer Andy Bierne and Phil Lanzon (keyboards), who had been playing with re-formed glam rockers Sweet. After a while, Lanzon also left and was replaced by Steve Mann from Stratus and new vocalist Keith Murrell. They eventually split up in 1986, with Bierne going into management, Murrell to Mama’s Boys and Newton and Mann joining MSG. Stratton later found fame in Japan as part of the British All Stars/ Praying Mantis line-up, which featured a number of ex-New Wave Of British Heavy Metal musicians.
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  1.   Song
  2.   Wasteland
  3.   From Nothing
  4.   Undisputed
  5.   Leaves of the Same Tree
  6.   Through Hell And Back
  7.   The Only Life I Know
  8.   F.T.W.
  9.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~The Unnamable by Phil Kline
  10.   I'm Already Dead
  11.   Dead Wrong
  12.   By Any Means
  13.   Solid Solution
  14.   The Hand That Feeds
  15.   With Honor
  16.   Don't Speak My Name
  17.   Lions Theme
  18.   It's Too Late
  19.   Brothers Keeper
  20.   New Enemies
  21.   Can't Hold Us Down
  22.   What I've Become
  23.   It's You
  24.   Filled with Hate
  25.   Introducing
  26.   That's Real
  27.   Another Crazy Dream
  28.   The Truth
  29.   The Will to Survive
  30.   Witness
  31.   Die for Love?
  32.   Built On Struggle
  33.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~Agnus Dei by Phil Kline
  34.   Better Days
  35.   Rewind
  36.   Betrayed
  37.   This Means War
  38.   Escalante
  39.   Reprisal
  40.   Keep Talkin'
  41.   Towers of Silver
  42.   Hard Times
  43.   Dangerous Game
  44.   Jabberwocky
  45.   The Castle
  46.   I Am Forever
  47.   This Is Who I Am
  48.   Bury Me
  49.   Pain
  50.   Calling You Out
  51.   The Bend Before The Break
  52.   Relentless
  53.   Lifer
  54.   Wait for the Night
  55.   Rat
  56.   Never Break
  57.   Hot Tonight
  58.   Pure Anger
  59.   What Doesn't Kill You
  60.   Wasteland by Travis Pacheco
  61.   Love Don't Live Here
  62.   How I Was Raised
  63.   Hail Mary
  64.   Buried Alive
  65.   At Your Door
  66.   Living in a Dream
  67.   End of My Rope
  68.   Nightmare
  69.   Letting Go
  70.   Still
  71.   Don't Look Back in Anger
  72.   No Way Out
  73.   Lock Jaw
  74.   LHHC
  75.   Nowhere
  76.   Concrete
  77.   Going Back to the Bay
  78.   Rest In Power

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