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