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

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