SEBASTIAN BACH Unboxes TRIUMPH - 40 Years Of Allied Forces, In New Video
September 13, 2021, 3 days ago
Sebastian Bach is ecstatic! The former Skid Row vocalist has just shared a video of himself, alongside legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses), unboxing Triumph's 40th Anniversary Allied Forces Vinyl Box Set, with the following statement:
"A week or so ago #InStudio with my buddy Producer Mike Clink (Appetite for Destruction) thank you so much to Gil Moore and @TriumphAlliedForces for 40 years of Allied Forces rock n' roll! Ever since the very first time I ever saw Triumph in a poster on the wall at A&A Records & Tapes in Peterborough Square Ontario Canada in the late '70s, I have been a die-hard Triumph freak! The soaring vocals of Rik Emmett have always been an inspiration to me my own singing 🗣️ I have practiced countless hours vocalizing to Triumph records ever since I was a little kid which was a very long time ago! Completely honored to be part of the Triumph documentary which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival can't wait to see it myself! What an incredible #vinyl box set honoring 40 Years of Allied Forces check out the #unboxing I will treasure this forever thank you Gil Moore for the autographs what a kick-ass collectible this is !!"
Triumph's 40th Anniversary Allied Forces Vinyl Box Set was released on June 12, 2021.
Banger Films' documentary on legendary Canadian band Triumph, Rock & Roll Machine, will premier at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) on Friday, September 10 at 9 PM at RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place. Watch a video trailer below.
Canadian power-rock hitmakers Triumph revisit their ’80s heyday and prepare to meet devotees in this doc from Sam Dunn and Marc Ricciardelli.
“Overkill has always been one of my philosophies.” So says Gil Moore, a founding member of Triumph, the Canadian rock band that announced its guitar-god ambition right there in its name. During a run from the late 1970s through the ’80s, drummer-singer Moore, singer-guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist-keyboardist Mike Levine dropped hits like “Lay It On the Line,” “Hold On,” and “Magic Power,” which defined an era of muscle cars, tight jeans, and the anthemic yearnings of Canadian youth.
But something about Triumph’s sound generated a longtime, far-reaching fanbase. Even as the band members went on to new ventures, with Moore running a successful recording studio, where the likes of Prince, David Bowie, Drake, and Katy Perry have recorded, the fans begged for more. Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine chronicles the band’s past rock excess as the trio prepares to meet today’s ultra-fans - and their expectations - at an event staged at Moore’s Metalworks Studios.
Moore brings a sideways, unassuming sense of humour to recalling the band’s rise from modest beginnings. Pulling out one early single, he says, “This one went to number one in Dryden, Ontario.” But Triumph’s soaring, upbeat power rock soon drew legions of fans, taking the band on arena tours across North America right at the height of the genre’s heyday. The Jacksons went to see a Triumph show and immediately hired the band’s lighting crew.
As it builds to the moment when the fans meet their heroes, Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine delivers the enormous pleasure of revisiting a band that made hits, toured tirelessly, and never put themselves above their audience. For a whole generation, Triumph was the definition of that classic Canadian expression: “give’r.”