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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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  2.   Concrete
  3.   Rat
  4.   Lock Jaw
  5.   The Only Life I Know
  6.   Gaude Maria Virgo
  7.   The Bend Before The Break
  8.   Going Back to the Bay
  9.   What I've Become
  10.   Built On Struggle
  11.   Love Don't Live Here
  12.   Pure Anger
  13.   New Enemies
  14.   The Desired: IV. Blow Thi Horne Hunter
  15.   The Beloved: V. Salve Regina Misericordie
  16.   Mens Fidem / Encontre / In Odorem
  17.   Bury Me
  18.   Keep Talkin'
  19.   Hail Mary
  20.   How I Was Raised
  21.   Better Days
  22.   End of My Rope
  23.   From Nothing
  24.   Lifer
  25.   What Doesn't Kill You
  26.   Relentless
  27.   Nowhere
  28.   Don't Speak My Name
  29.   Brothers Keeper
  30.   Betrayed
  31.   The Will to Survive
  32.   Calling You Out
  33.   Wasteland
  34.   The Hand That Feeds
  35.   LHHC
  36.   Reprisal
  37.   Through Hell And Back
  38.   Rewind
  39.   I'm Already Dead
  40.   The Beloved: I. Quam Pulcra Es
  41.   Rest In Power
  42.   By Any Means
  43.   Witness
  44.   The Beloved: IV. Who Shall Have My Fayre Ladye
  45.   Olim Sudor Herculis
  46.   Breves Dies Hominis
  47.   Ave Maria Fons Letitie
  48.   The Unfathomable: iff I had wytt for to endyght
  49.   Filled with Hate
  50.   The Triumphant: Anima mea liquefacta est
  51.   The Desired: III. And I War a Maydyn
  52.   Leaves of the Same Tree
  53.   The Triumphant: II. O Regina Mundi Clara
  54.   The Desired: I. Tota Pulcra Es
  55.   Mundus Vergens
  56.   Ave Virgo Virginum
  57.   The Truth
  58.   Never Break
  59.   Buried Alive
  60.   Introducing
  61.   F.T.W.
  62.   The Maternal: Quid petis o fili?
  63.   The Unfathomable: I. Adew Mes Amours
  64.   The Unfathomable: A robyn, gentyl robyn
  65.   It's Too Late
  66.   Letting Go
  67.   At Your Door
  68.   I Am Forever
  69.   Virtutum Thronus Frangitur
  70.   Hard Times
  71.   Escalante
  72.   Undisputed
  73.   The Triumphant: III. Beata Dei Genitrix
  74.   Condimentum Nostre Spei
  75.   Diffusa Est Gratia
  76.   This Is Who I Am
  77.   Veris Ad Imperia
  78.   Still
  79.   Dead Wrong
  80.   That's Real
  81.   Te Sanctum Dominum
  82.   Pange Melos Lacrimosum
  83.   Pain
  84.   Procurans Odium
  85.   No Way Out
  86.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~Agnus Dei by Phil Kline
  87.   The Desired: II. Up Y Arose
  88.   Can't Hold Us Down
  89.   With Honor
  90.   The Beloved: Ibo michi ad montem mirre
  91.   This Means War
  92.   Wasteland by Travis Pacheco
  93.   Mors Vite Propitia

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