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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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Lionheart

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  2.   Lifer
  3.   Rest In Power
  4.   Hot Tonight
  5.   The Castle
  6.   What Doesn't Kill You
  7.   That's Real
  8.   The Unfathomable: I. Adew Mes Amours
  9.   Die for Love?
  10.   Veris Ad Imperia
  11.   Bury Me
  12.   LHHC
  13.   Undisputed
  14.   F.T.W.
  15.   Dead Wrong
  16.   Going Back to the Bay
  17.   Te Sanctum Dominum
  18.   Diffusa Est Gratia
  19.   Leaves of the Same Tree
  20.   Reprisal
  21.   Wait for the Night
  22.   Keep Talkin'
  23.   From Nothing
  24.   The Triumphant: Anima mea liquefacta est
  25.   The Truth
  26.   Condimentum Nostre Spei
  27.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~Agnus Dei by Phil Kline
  28.   The Desired: IV. Blow Thi Horne Hunter
  29.   No Way Out
  30.   Olim Sudor Herculis
  31.   Ave Virgo Virginum
  32.   The Beloved: I. Quam Pulcra Es
  33.   Calling You Out
  34.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~The Unnamable by Phil Kline
  35.   Don't Speak My Name
  36.   Introducing
  37.   Concrete
  38.   How I Was Raised
  39.   Living in a Dream
  40.   Mors Vite Propitia
  41.   Rewind
  42.   Nowhere
  43.   Never Break
  44.   The Only Life I Know
  45.   The Triumphant: II. O Regina Mundi Clara
  46.   It's You
  47.   The Hand That Feeds
  48.   Filled with Hate
  49.   Gaude Maria Virgo
  50.   Through Hell And Back
  51.   Betrayed
  52.   Mundus Vergens
  53.   Better Days
  54.   Procurans Odium
  55.   The Triumphant: III. Beata Dei Genitrix
  56.   Nightmare
  57.   The Desired: II. Up Y Arose
  58.   Can't Hold Us Down
  59.   It's Too Late
  60.   Solid Solution
  61.   The Beloved: V. Salve Regina Misericordie
  62.   Still
  63.   Rat
  64.   Love Don't Live Here
  65.   Jabberwocky
  66.   At Your Door
  67.   Mens Fidem / Encontre / In Odorem
  68.   Pain
  69.   Letting Go
  70.   The Beloved: Ibo michi ad montem mirre