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

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