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

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