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Mагнит (Magnet) – День гнева (Dies Irae) (1989)

Band: Магнит (Magnet) Release: День гнева (Dies Irae) (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy/Power Metal Country: Russia Year: 1989 Label: Мелодия (Melodia) Tracklist Работай! (Work!)Мы живём, под собою не чуя страны (We Exist Without Feeling Our Land Underneath)Интродукция и ария на тему Б. Марчелло (Introduction And Aria After B. Marcello)Элеонора (Eleonora)Меморандум (Memorandum)Ностальгия (Nostalgia)Храни огонь (Keep The Fire) Rating: 88% Lineup Sergei Lugansky: Vocals (Tracks 1, 4, 7) Karen Melik: Vocals (Tracks 2, 5, 6), Keyboards Vyacheslav Rukhlov: Guitars Alexander Larionov: Guitars Sergei Makarov: Guitars (Track 3) Aleksei Saveliev: Keyboards German Smirnov: Bass Vladimir Gladkovich:...

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Tokyo (UK) – Listen to Your Heartbeat + Demos (1985-1989)

Band: Tokyo (UK) Release: Listen to Your Heartbeat EP + Demos Genre: Hard Rock/Melodic Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1985-1989 Label: Self-Released Buy from: NEH Records | No Remorse Facebook Tracklist Listen To Your HeartbeatSatisfaction GuaranteedSixteenGreat WhiteTrue JusticeBlack JackHide And SeekI Wish I WasThe Losers Rating: 85% Lineup Mike Dyer: Vocals Guitars: Steve Karr, Mick Clarke, Martin Anderton Drums: Pete Martin, Rod Yates Bass: Phil Newton, Pete Dunn, Stephen James Keyboards: Ian Marshall, Dave Evans, Mark...

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Glasgow – Zero Four One (1987)

Band: Glasgow Release: Zero Four One (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1987 Label: Self-Released Tracklist We Will RockSecrets In The DarkBack On The RunMy Heart Is Running With The NightMeet Me HalfwayUnder The LightsNo More Lonely NightsBreakout Rating: 88% Lineup Mick Boyle: Vocals Archie Dickson: Guitars Paul McManus: Drums Neil Russell: Bass Don Airey/Gavin Povey:...

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Syrus (Swe) – Fortune and Fame (1989)

Band: Syrus (Swe) Release: Fortune and Fame (EP) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1989 Label: Self-Released Note Buried within the depths of the 80s Swedish heavy metal scene comes one of the movement’s most memorable bands.  The short-lived melodic powerhouse Syrus released only one record to their name, forever cementing their indefinite cult status among heavy metal aficionados. Interestingly enough, at the time of recording the “Fortune and Fame” EP, Syrus scrapped the already recorded b-side track in favor of the ballad “The Golden Void”; a decision that was most likely carried out by the band’s desire...

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Reflex (Swe) – Reflex (1983)

Band: Reflex Release: Reflex (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1983 Label: Self-Released Note Swedish-sung melodic heavy metal by Reflex‘s only known released single.  For those who aren’t used to non-English vocals, it might be a tad difficult to really get into these guys, but man does it add the to the already established mysticism of the underground 80s Swedish scene. Tracklist Dina Nya KläderDiod Rating: 85% Lineup Erik Lundberg: Vocals Rolf “Trazan” Nordström: Guitars Mårten Eriksson: Guitars Per Öhman: Drums Erik:...

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