Stella Maris (Isr) – Stella Maris (1992)

Band: Stella Maris (Isr) Release: Stella Maris (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: Israel Year: 1992 Label: Helicon Records Buy the Album Note The most important heavy metal band to emerge from Israel.  Why, you may ask?  Well, not only did Stella Maris become the first Israeli band to be featured on MTV, but they also had the honor to have the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Tygers of Pan Tang) produce their second record.  Despite their enormous local success, the band had an extremely difficult time breaking into the mainstream market, mainly as a result of their decision to sing all of...

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Trespass – The Works (1992)

Band: Trespass Release: The Works (Compilation) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1992 Label: Self-Released Note You could never speak about the new wave of British heavy metal without mentioning Trespass, one of the movements earliest (and greatest) bands.  Their 1979 single entitled “One of These Days” is an absolute cult classic, which brought about the band’s shortly-lived prominence.  The band slowly faded into obscurity after releasing two more singles in 1980 and 1981, respectively titled “Jealousy” and “Bright Lights”.  Guitarist and singer/main songwriter Mark Sutcliffe also went on to perform in Mendes Prey, another superb band from the...

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Osiris (Can) – Demos + EP (1986-1993)

Band: Osiris Release: Compilation of Demos and EP: “Osiris 1st Edition (1986)”, “The Hand of Fate (1989)”, “Osiris (1992)”, “Osiris 2nd Edition EP (1993)” Genre: Power/Progressive Metal Country: Canada Year: 1986-1993 Label: Self-Released Review As a Canadian, it’s almost impossible not to feel a sense of pride when one of your country’s bands releases some of the most amazing heavy metal ever heard.  Within the underground metal scene, countries around the world have had their share of heavy metal glory.  To put this into perspective, Sweden has Gotham City and Heavy Load, France has Sortilege and ADX, Germany has...

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Seance – 1992 EP

Band: Seance Release: 1992 EP Genre: Power Metal Country: United States Year: 1992 Label: Crystal Tracklist Stage Dwelling LordPray for MeArmageddonScreaming Eagles Rating: 88% Lineup Mike McGuire: Vocals John Philips: Guitars Tom Polisano: Guitars Bob Rotto: Drums Dave Pitkavish:...

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Prodigy – As Darkness Reigns (1992)

Band: Prodigy Release: As Darkness Reigns (Demo) Genre: Power/Progressive Metal Country: United States Year: 1992 Label: Self-Released Tracklist No Faith For The LiarAs Darkness ReignsPrisoner (Of Your Own Soul)NightmaresKnights Of The RoundtableParadise (On The Edge Of The World)The WatcherIn The EndProdigy Rating: 98% Lineup William Wren: Vocals Kent Smedley: All Guitars Brent Smedley: Drums Kevin Reid:...

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