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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.   Pain
  3.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~The Unnamable by Phil Kline
  4.   Can't Hold Us Down
  5.   Die for Love?
  6.   Rest In Power
  7.   This Is Who I Am
  8.   Hard Times
  9.   Don't Look Back in Anger
  10.   At Your Door
  11.   Dangerous Game
  12.   Never Break
  13.   Through Hell And Back
  14.   Filled with Hate
  15.   Another Crazy Dream
  16.   Reprisal
  17.   It's Too Late
  18.   The Castle
  19.   Built On Struggle
  20.   LHHC
  21.   With Honor
  22.   Still
  23.   Pure Anger
  24.   Calling You Out
  25.   Lifer
  26.   What Doesn't Kill You
  27.   Wasteland
  28.   This Means War
  29.   Betrayed
  30.   What I've Become
  31.   Bury Me
  32.   Leaves of the Same Tree
  33.   Lock Jaw
  34.   Escalante
  35.   Towers of Silver
  36.   End of My Rope
  37.   Jabberwocky
  38.   Wasteland by Travis Pacheco
  39.   Witness
  40.   Concrete
  41.   That's Real
  42.   Going Back to the Bay
  43.   New Enemies
  44.   Better Days
  45.   Brothers Keeper
  46.   Don't Speak My Name
  47.   Hot Tonight
  48.   The Bend Before The Break
  49.   Keep Talkin'
  50.   Nightmare
  51.   Letting Go
  52.   By Any Means
  53.   How I Was Raised
  54.   I'm Already Dead
  55.   Buried Alive
  56.   Rewind
  57.   Wait for the Night
  58.   Dead Wrong
  59.   Solid Solution
  60.   Nowhere
  61.   The Will to Survive
  62.   The Hand That Feeds
  63.   I Am Forever
  64.   It's You
  65.   The Only Life I Know
  66.   Relentless
  67.   Love Don't Live Here
  68.   Rat
  69.   From Nothing
  70.   Living in a Dream
  71.   Undisputed
  72.   John the Revelator, a mass for 6 voices, string quartet & organ~Agnus Dei by Phil Kline
  73.   The Truth
  74.   F.T.W.
  75.   Introducing
  76.   Hail Mary
  77.   No Way Out
  78.   Lions Theme

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