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

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