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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.   The Beloved: III. Ibo Michi ad Montem Mirre
  3.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~Agnus Dei by Phil Kline
  4.   What Doesn't Kill You
  5.   Lifer
  6.   The Only Life I Know
  7.   Rewind
  8.   Betrayed
  9.   Mors Vite Propitia
  10.   Escalante
  11.   Witness
  12.   Don't Look Back in Anger
  13.   The Desired: IV. Blow Thi Horne Hunter
  14.   Lions Theme
  15.   The Unfathomable: II. A Robyn, Gentyl Robyn
  16.   Towers of Silver
  17.   The Triumphant: I. Anima Mea Liquefacta Est
  18.   The Desired: III. And I War a Maydyn
  19.   The Desired: I. Tota Pulcra Es
  20.   Veris Ad Imperia
  21.   Ave Virgo Virginum
  22.   Ave Maria Fons Letitie
  23.   Pange Melos Lacrimosum
  24.   Breves Dies Hominis
  25.   Lock Jaw
  26.   Hail Mary
  27.   I Am Forever
  28.   LHHC
  29.   Rest In Power
  30.   Letting Go
  31.   How I Was Raised
  32.   Better Days
  33.   At Your Door
  34.   That's Real
  35.   By Any Means
  36.   This Means War
  37.   I'm Already Dead
  38.   It's Too Late
  39.   What I've Become
  40.   The Bend Before The Break
  41.   Relentless
  42.   Nowhere
  43.   With Honor
  44.   This Is Who I Am
  45.   Wasteland
  46.   Introducing
  47.   Dangerous Game
  48.   Nightmare
  49.   Procurans Odium
  50.   The Maternal: Quid Petis o Fili?
  51.   The Hand That Feeds
  52.   The Triumphant: II. O Regina Mundi Clara
  53.   Olim Sudor Herculis
  54.   The Beloved: I. Quam Pulcra Es
  55.   Die for Love?
  56.   Brothers Keeper
  57.   The Will to Survive
  58.   Wait for the Night
  59.   Going Back to the Bay
  60.   The Beloved: V. Salve Regina Misericordie
  61.   Reprisal
  62.   Gaude Maria Virgo
  63.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~The Unnamable by Phil Kline
  64.   Undisputed
  65.   Te Sanctum Dominum
  66.   Calling You Out
  67.   F.T.W.
  68.   Concrete
  69.   The Beloved: IV. Who Shall Have My Fayre Ladye
  70.   Living in a Dream
  71.   Diffusa Est Gratia
  72.   Another Crazy Dream
  73.   The Unfathomable: I. Adew Mes Amours