NWOBHM's DRAGONSLAYER CD Reissue Out Next Month
September 8, 2008, 10 years ago
This long-forgotten band DRAGONSLAYER, from the classic NWOBHM scene, is finally having their music unearthed for release on a special CD reissue from Shadow Kingdom Records in October.
The label has assembled and made available together for the first time ever the band's three-song 7", as well as demo material from 1982 and 1986, all in their original quality on CD. It was also be available in a gorgeous limited edition 2xLP format.
For fans of early-era JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, UFO, DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH.
The full tracklisting:
'The Slayer', 'Run Like Hell', 'Blind Terror', 'I Want Your Life', 'Satan Is Free', 'Broken Hearts', 'Man In The Dark', 'Hammer Head', 'Lady Of The Night', 'Rock With Me', 'Lies In Your Eyes', 'Dragon Drums', 'The Hunger', 'Satan's Soldiers', 'The Battle Is On', 'Catch Me'.
Tony Mamwell - vocals
Phil Odins - guitars
Steve Morgan - bass
Dave Phillips - drums
Bob Carol - drums
An excerpt from their bio reads as follows:
Originally called HEAVY THUNDER, the band quickly had changed their name to SLAYER - the first band to use that name. This reissue of the bands music contain's music under the SLAYER name, as well as the name they eventually would end up with: Dragonslayer. While the band did work hard, they never did sign a record deal, but did officially release a three-song 7" in 1984. Shadow Kingdom has assembled and made available together for the first time ever the music found on the band's three-song 7", as well as demo material from 1982 and 1986, all in their original qulality.If ever there was a band that could have really ignited the NWOBHM scene -- with the right push -- it was Dragonslayer. So if you're a fan of early Judas Priest. Scorpions, UFO, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, then you'll be drawn into Dragonslayer's amazing songwriting, solid high vocals, catchy riffs, and memorable choruses. Y'know? The stuff NWOBHM was built on!