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

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