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

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