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Post by Stand against the wind on Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:51 pm

There is bunch of great bands that did one record and disappeared the scene right after that.

One of those is First Strike that made just one album "Rock of offense". I have been listening to it a lot in Youtube and I just love it. It is good old fashioned 80´s hard rock with great choruses and melodies.

As far as I know it was never available in cd-format. I´d love to get that one!

Is there other awesome bands that didn´t make it though they were great?

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:04 pm

I love the first strike album..I have a remastered digital version that a friend gave me...

Another cool band is Regime...


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Post by sentient 6 on Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:09 pm

Those are both some good hard rock bands.
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Post by sentient 6 on Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:11 pm

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Post by eatbugs on Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:42 pm

Stand against the wind wrote:As far as I know it was never available in cd-format. I´d love to get that one!
That's why most have never heard of them.  I only know Loneliness Kills from the Heaven's Metal comp.

It's hard to make a list of bands I've never heard of.

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Post by L8T on Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:35 pm

I've heard of First Strike.....................cause I'm a member here.... Razz .....I have it some place....Got to find it....!!!!
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Post by Stand against the wind on Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:31 am

I´ve been listening to First Strike from Youtube, but I´m aching to have it. Is anyone having it on tape with quality so good I could buy or trade it. I´d love to convert it into cd

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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:47 am

I have a bootleg copy of First Strike on CD.  I bought it from Retrospect Records.  They were gonna have that reissued on CD at one time and the remastering was even done, but then the band backed out for some forgotten reason.  So, if you can find a cassette or boot copy, good luck.

How about these bands?

Plain Clothes
Dynamo
DuBiel (or DuBeel)
L.O.U.D.
Straightway
Justice
Canaan
Elinor
Ezra
First Degree
Follower (not the one you will find easily at CD Baby now)
Limit
Lex Rex
Refuge
Xinr
NRG
VU
Revelation Road
Agape
Chosen Stranger
Chozen
Reign Man

For some of you whippersnappers, that ought to keep you busy for a little while.
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:00 pm

I never cared much for First Strike.

There's a bunch of bands that get a lot of respect that were never heard from on the big stage. Legacy, Broken Silence, Shadow Wings, Regime, etc.
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Post by nairtoons on Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:52 pm

L.O.U.D. got to see them in Washington,PA at a club called "Not of this world" was and old Moose Lodge if memory serves me. They had a great show. Of course that was eons ago.

Sentry was another great band Sick of the Darkness was there best out the two tapes they brought out Breakin' Free.

Xalt - Dark war wish it was released on cd.
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:13 pm



I love this band...This gets played alot in my home..

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Post by JPK72 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:26 pm

Cry Mercy sorry I could only find poor quality live footage but great aussie band



Rosanna's Raiders another great Aussie band




Disciple more Aussie rock


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Post by Throne of thorns on Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:47 am

sentient 6 wrote:
Wow flash back. Forgot about this song and band. I have only heard this band on the Heavens metal compilation where I first heard Mortification and was completely blown away. Cool thanks for sharing
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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:55 pm

I still wish that the First Strike album had a decent remaster.  Maybe I will do one!
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Post by sentient 6 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 pm

..this isn't bad..

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Post by sentient 6 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:36 pm

.....this ones good too...


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Post by sentient 6 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:40 pm

....got mixed feelings about this one.


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Post by stevegarveyfan on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:26 pm

I remember talking to a guy in the early 90s who was in a band called Fully Clothed Insomniacs.  Anyone ever heard of them?
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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:13 pm

I have Chosen Stranger, Straightway, and Follower all three on CD from Retrospect Records.  I think they are all decent listens from time to time.
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Post by New Creation on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:07 pm

sentient 6 wrote:....got mixed feelings about this one.



Straight up Stryper clones! Not bad though when I'm in the mood for those type of tunes.
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Post by bjorn agin on Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:23 pm

Alldat mentioned Lex Rex. I always enjoyed the one album they put out (Beat The Heat)

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Post by alldatndensum on Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:27 pm

They had an indie release called "The Devil's Night" that Lex Rex also did.  Good luck finding anything more than MP3s of that!
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Post by bjorn agin on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:06 am

Whoa... I never knew that. I originally got turned on to Lex Rex because they were being played on the rock show on the local Christian radio station here in Chicago back in 1991 or so. They were a good band who I thought should have gone further.

They seemed like they were on a dead end label (Pan-Trax). But looking at what came out of that label was the band Ruscha. Which is a band I only know about because they seemed to make it on those "Christian rock" various artists tapes back in the day.
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:46 am

Broken Silence was a decent band that never got notoriety. This is one of my favorite tracks from their one album, Discerning the Times:



This is an awesome ballad from the same album:

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Post by alldatndensum on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:05 am

At least Broken Silence did get a proper reissue and a tad more recognition later on.  I have that on CD.
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Post by Stand against the wind on Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:18 pm

Broken Silence! How in earth I haven´t heard this before?

I see the whole album is on youtube and I´m listening to it as I type this, and it sounds just great!

What happened to them, they never released another album?

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Post by alldatndensum on Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:58 am

Nope!  After that, they ended up playing in other bands.  There was no follow-up.  Like I said, the album did get a proper remaster/reissue on CD a few years back.
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Post by Stand against the wind on Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:59 am

Nordic mission seems to be having that. I need to get this one.

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Post by alldatndensum on Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:52 pm

I wish I could find more than just some 128 kbps MP3s of Lex Rex's "The Devil's Nightmare".  I am trying to remaster what I have, but there is so much loss of signal.  Anyone got this on cassette?
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