Howdy folks, sorry it has taken me so long to get around to updating this page.
Sometimes life just insists on getting in the way of the things you intend to do despite your best intentions.
Hope tonight's bumper selection of old US Heavy Metal albums will go some way towards making up for my lengthy lay off here.
We have some truly obscure stuff in tonight's selection, but hidden amongst these there are musicians who went on to make a mark in other outfits, such as a Pre-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION & SLAUGHTER Mark Slaughter fronting X-CURSION, SERPENT'S KNIGHT featuring a young Warrel Dane Pre-SANCTUARY & NEVERMORE, and before he was in CJSS and CHASTAIN, little David T Chastain was guitarist extraordinaire with SPIKE.
We also have ex-VIRGIN STEELE guitarist JACK STARR with his first solo album, "Out Of The Darkness", which features the cream of the early '80's New York Metal scene backing him with the late great RHETT FORRESTER of RIOT singing on all tracks, and former STEELER frontman Ron Keel with the debut album from his eponymously named band, KEEL.
Add to that little lot some great obcurios from the likes of RAT ATTACK, CRYSYS, PROPHECY, VICTIM, RISING POWER, MAX LYNX, TAIST OF IRON, DESIRE, LADY KILLER, WYZARD and PANDEMONIUM and i think you'll find much to enjoy amongst tonight's selection.
Get stuck in!
CRYSYS - Hard As Rock (1983) USA
SERPENT'S KNIGHT - Released From The Crypt (1983) USA
LADY KILLER - Lady Killer (1983) USA
DESIRE - Cry At The Sky (1983) USA
PANDEMONIUM - Heavy Metal Soldiers (1983) USA
SPIKE - The Price Of Pleasure (1983) USA
VICTIM - Power Hungry (1983) USA
MAX LYNX - Take One (1983) USA
RAT ATTACK - Rat Attack (1983) USA
WYZARD - Knights Of Metal (1984) USA
KEEL - Lay Down The Law (1984) USA
JACK STARR - Out Of The Darkness (1984) USA
TAIST OF IRON - Resurrection (1984) USA
RISING POWER - Power For The People (1984) USA
X-CURSION - Ready To Roll (1984) USA
PROPHECY - Prophecy (1984) USA
As per always, none of the files are password protected, and the rars contain cover art and informative text files.
Let me know what you think of this little lot and i'll try to be a little more regular with the posts here in the future.
However, i guarantee nothing.
I'm sorry to have to report some sad news now, as we lost two more great musicians this past month.
Phil Kennemore of YESTERDAY & TODAY/Y & T sadly lost his battle with cancer a few weeks ago, and last week we also lost Henrik Ostergaard of DIRTY LOOKS to causes unknown at this time.
Raise a glass to them for the good times.
Rest In Peace.